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An opposition party favored by Latvia’s large ethnic Russian minority has won the Baltic nation’s parliamentary election, but it’s expected to face difficulties forming a ruling coalition after a vote that saw new populist parties surge and government parties falter. Voters in Latvia, a member of the European Union and NATO, chose Saturday from more […]


The bitter battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has exacerbated the nation’s political divide and left many Americans emotionally raw. It’s also given new definition to the high stakes of November’s election. Until now, the fight for control of Congress has largely been viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump’s first […]


The rancor over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a U.S. Supreme Court justice roiled Washington again Sunday, hours after he was sworn in to fill the vacancy on the country’s highest court. Senator Susan Collins, the Maine Republican whose support for Kavanaugh was key to him winning Senate approval by a 50-48 count, told […]


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have agreed to arrange a second U.S.-North Korea summit “as soon as possible.” According to the U.S. State Department, Pompeo and Kim “refined options for the location and date of that next summit.” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Sunday, “Secretary Pompeo […]


Heading to Asia, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that he hoped to develop options for the timing and location of the next summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The top U.S. diplomat will meet with Kim during his North Korean visit, which will be his […]


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he might have cancer and added that “I don’t know where I’m now physically” as he awaited results of recent medical tests. Duterte said in a speech in Manila that he underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy about three weeks ago but his doctor was advised this week to […]


The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab wants to become president of the country’s South West regional state. Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour, made the announcement to hundreds of his supporters in a welcoming rally Thursday in the South Western town of Baidoa. “After receiving requests from the people of […]


U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday Russia’s violation of a global arms control treaty is “untenable” and warned the U.S. would be forced to match Moscow’s military capabilities if it continues to violate the pact. The U.S. maintains Russia’s Novator 9M729 cruise missile violates the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a Cold War-era agreement […]


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again suggested that Turkey could decide in a referendum whether to continue pursuing membership in the European Union. Speaking at an international forum on Thursday, Erdogan said Turkey and the EU had a lot to contribute to each other. But he criticized the 28-nation bloc for keeping Turkey waiting […]


The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is accusing China of trying to undermine it by targeting the American political system. “China wants a different American president,” Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech Thursday. He accused Beijing of “meddling in America’s democracy” by employing power in more proactive and coercive ways. Pence accused […]