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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is preparing to visit Washington next week, a spokeswoman said Friday, which would be the first time since a controversial 2017 meeting with US President Donald Trump, "The meeting is being prepared" for December ...

Biden would consider Kamala Harris as a running mate

Joe Biden was asked on Wednesday whether he'd consider picking Kamala Harris as his running mate. "Of course I would," he told reporters.

Germany's SPD shifts left but gives Merkel coalition 'a chance'

The new, leftist leaders of Germany's Social Democrats offered Angela Merkel's struggling coalition a lifeline at a key congress on Friday but vowed to push for more action on climate protection and social equality.

Putin and Zelensky in first talks to revive Ukraine peace efforts

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine will meet on Monday for talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, in what could be a step forward in ending Europe's only active war.

Op-Ed: Trump considering sending 14,000 more troops to the Middle East

For the past six months, the US has been stressing what it calls increasing threats from Iran as it announced more deployments of troops and equipment into the Middle East, mostly to Saudi Arabia and surrounding areas and clearly aimed at Iran.

Top Democrat pulls trigger on impeachment, Trump defiant

Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi gave the green light Thursday to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, as the embattled president vowed he would "win" the coming fight.

Brexit boost for UK's Johnson as he plans for victory

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a boost from Brexit supporters on Thursday as he marked one week until election day by setting out a plan for his first 100 days in office.

UK's Johnson plans for victory with Brexit Party boost

One week before Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was confident enough to publish a plan on Thursday for his first 100 days in office, boosted by an endorsement from Brexit Party MEPs.

Trump on quest for foreign wins — and drama — in election year

President Donald Trump has shattered norms and niceties on the world stage in his nearly three years in office. Entering an election year, Trump is unlikely to slow down as he seeks what has largely eluded him -- a headline-grabbing victory.

Stay or go? Four scenarios as Merkel partners debate future

Headed by a new leftist leadership duo, Germany's struggling Social Democrats are gearing up for a crunch congress from Friday that could decide the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel's fragile coalition government.

Amid impeachment drama, Trump lawyer Giuliani back in Ukraine

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani returned to Ukraine Wednesday, shrugging off the scandal over seeking dirt from Kiev on rival Democrats.

NATO names China explicitly as a foe of the alliance

The treaty that formed NATO in 1949 never singled out a single enemy for the alliance to counter but it was clear at the time that the Soviet Union was the main target. There have been numerous attempts since to add new enemies or new functions to NATO.

AG Barr's unusual remarks raise questions over police protection

Civil rights advocates condemned Attorney General William Barr for comments Tuesday suggesting that communities that don't show sufficient "respect" for law enforcement could lose police protection.

US to restart Taliban talks after Trump green light

The US negotiator on Afghanistan will shortly resume talks with the Taliban and seek efforts toward a ceasefire, officials said Wednesday, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America's longest war...

Trump abruptly leaves NATO early after 'mocking' video emerges

U.S. President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "two-faced" after a video went viral of the Canadian leader apparently speaking candidly to other world leaders about Trump. The video has been viewed over 9 million times.

Qatar, Saudi edge towards diplomatic thaw despite hurdles

The Saudi monarch's personal invitation to Qatar's emir to take part in a Gulf summit in Riyadh next week is the latest sign of a highly anticipated thaw in a damaging two-year row.

Netanyahu to press Pompeo for more pressure on 'tottering' Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to Portugal Wednesday to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and call for increased pressure on the "tottering" Iranian government.

Germany kicks out Russian diplomats over Berlin murder

Germany expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday after prosecutors said Moscow could be behind the killing of a former Chechen rebel commander in a Berlin park.

Iran says still ready for talks if US lifts sanctions

Iran is willing to return to the negotiating table if the United States first drops sanctions, President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, after a fuel price hike sparked deadly violence ahead of elections.

Op-Ed: Pompeio claims Cuba & Venezuela hijacking Latin American protests

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has for a long time supported and propped up right-wing governments in Latin America that support US policy while often ignoring those governments' sometimes violent repression of pro-democracy protests.

UK Greens poised as climate climbs election agenda

The city of Brighton and Hove on England's south coast is home to some of the country's most eco-conscious voters, and next week's general election there is as much about climate change as Brexit."It's the only issue really...

China warns US of a 'price' for Uighur bill

China warned Wednesday that a "price must be paid" after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation seeking sanctions against senior Chinese officials over the crackdown on mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang.

Op-Ed: Yemen STC separatists claim Ryadh agreement no longer binding

The primary southern separatist movement the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has withdrawn from the recently negotiated Riyadh agreement negotiated between the Hadi government with the support of Saudi Arabia and the STC with its UAE ally.

Democrat report makes forceful impeachment case against Trump

US Democrats presented a forceful case for impeaching and removing President Donald Trump from office Tuesday in a report detailing "overwhelming evidence" of misconduct in office and obstruction.

Trump will be 'disappointed' if IG report goes against him

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be "a little disappointed" if reports prove true that a forthcoming Justice Department inspector general report finds the FBI was justified in investigating former Trump campaign associates.

Top US career diplomat rejects Ukraine meddling theory

The top US career diplomat on Tuesday unambiguously rejected a theory promoted by President Donald Trump that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election.

Scotland threatens Boris Johnson's election dream

Surprise victories in Scotland helped save the Conservative Party in the 2017 election but Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in danger of losing those gains next week, forcing him to look elsewhere for a parliamentary majority.

New Zealand to ban big foreign political donations

New Zealand moved to ban large foreign political donations and misleading social media advertisements Tuesday amid concerns about offshore interference in next year's general election.

Trump, Macron and Erdogan clash overshadows NATO summit

US President Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron exchanged fire over the future of NATO on Tuesday, as the French leader attacked Turkey and demanded the alliance rethink its strategy.

Saudi Arabia and Houthis hold secret peace talks on Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and the Yemen Houthi movement appear to be making progress. Prisoners were released, medical patients have been evacuated and the number of attacks are down significantly.

On treadmill, Zelensky says Ukraine stuck without Putin summit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday took to a treadmill to stress the country will remain in stalemate until he talks to Russian leader Vladimir Putin at a key summit next week.

Pompeo says Iran the common villain in Mideast protests

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Iran was the uniting factor behind protests around the Middle East, saying demonstrators in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran itself opposed the clerical regime.

Brazil and Argentina learn of tariffs via Trump tweet

Officials in Argentina and Brazil are seeking explanations after learning President Donald Trump has decided to reinstate tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from those countries.

US re-imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced plans to reimpose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina, hitting back at what he called their "unfair" policies.

Montana governor drops out of US presidential race

Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced Monday he is dropping his run for the White House, crowded out of a large field of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Trump fumes over impeachment drive while he's at NATO summit

President Donald Trump branded Democrats a "disgrace" Monday for holding impeachment proceedings while he attends a NATO summit in England and rejected participating in what he called "a hoax.

Greece to ask for NATO support over Turkish-Libyan military agreement

Greece will seek support from NATO at an alliance summit in London this week following a military deal signed by Turkey and Libya's UN-recognised government, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday.

Guaido rocked by corruption claim against allied MPs

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido distanced himself from allegations of corruption against his allies on Sunday, in the latest blow to his faltering efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro from office.Venezuelan investigative website Armando.

Morales victim of 'coup,' says AMLO during first-term celebration

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that former Bolivian leader Evo Morales was the "victim of a coup d'etat.

EU leadership takes office touting green ambition

The EU's new leadership took office on Sunday, one month later then planned, promising a more united Europe that would be ready to face major challenges, especially fighting climate change.

Israel planning new Jewish settlement in flashpoint Hebron

Israel's new hard-right defence minister on Sunday ordered officials to start planning a new Jewish settlement in the heart of the divided West Bank city of Hebron.
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