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  • Outrage in China over pressure on student to stop activism

    Chinese students are expressing rare public outrage over Peking University's efforts to pressure a student to stop her activism over a decades-old alleged rape case. The backlash, regarded as a pivotal moment in China's nascent #MeToo movement, began this week after Yue Xin, a Peking University...

  • More than 70 nations hold talks on terror financing in Paris

    About 500 experts from more than 70 nations are holding talks in Paris on how to choke off financing for the Islamic State group and Al-Qaida . Wednesday's meeting opens a two-day international conference championed by French President Emmanuel Macron under the banner "No Money for Terror." Islamic...

  • Supreme Court's last argument is over Trump travel ban

    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump 's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. It's the last case the justices will hear until October. The Trump administration is asking the court...

  • Australia: Admiral to become US ambassador to South Korea

    Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, will become the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea instead of Australia, the Australian foreign minister said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had been informed of the decision by Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan...

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  • Again? Yup. What to know about the overnight budget shutdown

    Again? Yup. While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government — and then reopening it — in a familiar display of dysfunction. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged standoffs intended to draw attention to their causes. The first was a...

  • Republican wins U.S. House race in Arizona GOP stronghold

    Republican wins U.S. House race in Arizona GOP stronghold

    Republican Debbie Lesko has won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, keeping the U.S. House seat in GOP control. The former state senator on Tuesday defeated Hiral Tipirneni, a former emergency room physician. Tipernini had hoped to replicate surprising Democratic wins...

  • Trump, Macron lavish praise on each other even as they differ on Iran, Syria

    Trump, Macron lavish praise on each other even as they differ on Iran, Syria

    With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the first...

  • Trump on North Korea: Kim Jong Un is 'very open' and 'very honorable'

    Trump on North Korea: Kim Jong Un is 'very open' and 'very honorable'

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man." The United States...

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