Sudan rebel faction holds 1st round of peace talks with govt

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's largest rebel group is holding its first round of peace talks with the country's transitional government. Friday's talks were taking place despite misgivings aft...

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally wades back into politics ...

Taiwan set to increase defense spending as Chinese threat grows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is expected to increase next year’s defense budget in response to the growing military expansion of China, which reiterated on Wednesday (July 24) that it cou...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 23 The Washington Post on a bipartisan two-year spending plan: ...

New German defense minister backs higher military spending

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new defense minister is underlining her commitment to long-term military spending targets and says that financing must keep rising in order to meet the country's needs. ...

US economy dodges the threat of painful spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget agreement that congressional leaders and President Donald Trump forged late Monday lifted a big potential drag on the U.S. economy for this year and next. ...

US economy dodges the threat of painful spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget agreement that congressional leaders and President Donald Trump forged late Monday lifted a big potential drag on the U.S. economy for this year and next. ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO'S FAVORED TO BE NEXT UK LEADER Britain's governing Co...

Von der Leyen: pro-EU fixture in Merkel's Cabinets

BERLIN (AP) — Ursula von der Leyen, a surprise choice to become the next head of the European Commission, is a strong supporter of closer European cooperation who has been Germany's defense minister s...

Business Highlights

___ Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged but signaled that it's pre...

House passes $1T spending bill as budget talks resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that amounts to an opening bid in a guns vs. butter fight with the Trump administration. Both...

California governor calls Native American treatment genocide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom formally apologized Tuesday for violence, mistreatment and neglect inflicted on Native Americans throughout California's history, saying it amounted to geno...

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping refuses to meet with Trump during the upcoming ...

The Latest: Huawei says not right for FedEx to divert cargo

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Latest on Huawei's motion challenging the constitutionality of a law that limits U.S. sales of its telecom equipment (all times local): 1:45 p.m. ...

Huawei asks court to deem US security law unconstitutional

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei has filed a motion in U.S. court challenging the constitutionality of a law that limits its sales of telecom equipment. The action We...