FBI chief meets Lebanese leaders, expresses support to army

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon says FBI Director Christopher Wray has expressed support to the Lebanese army during a visit to Beirut. A statement released by the presidential palace in Beiru...

Turkey: Joint patrols with US to begin soon in Syrian town

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey says joint patrols with U.S. forces will start soon in the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij. The patrols are part of a "road map" that Ankara and Washi...

China 'outraged' by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

BEIJING (AP) — China is expressing outrage over U.S. sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian weapons. Foreign Ministry spokesman Gen...

Sculpture from Taipei 101 cable takes place in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Disused steel elevator cable from Taipei 101 has been reborn as a contemporary sculpture by Taiwanese artist Kang Mu-hsiang (康木祥), and has taken place in Washington, D.C.,...

Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president is fighting back against criticism at home over a photo posted by Donald Trump that some say shows the Polish leader in a subservient role during a White House...

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Nicaragua, Paraguay reaffirm Taiwan friendship and diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ambassadors to the U.S. of both Nicaragua and Paraguay recommitted to formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan and expressed hope for future strengthening of relations ...

Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 20...

US sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department announced Thursday. China's Equipment Dev...

For Kavanaugh, path forward could be like Clarence Thomas'

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justi...

Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her mo...

Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was...

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showd...

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