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  • Ethiopia says plotter of failed coup is killed by military

    The Ethiopian army brigadier accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces, a spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister's office said Monday. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was killed on the outskirts of Bahir Dar, capital of the...

  • For Turkey's Erdogan, a challenge in former stronghold

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, was a political and personal setback for the country's leader. Opposition candidate...

  • Germany: Merkel partners set ballot on new leader this fall

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel 's center-left coalition partner on Monday decided to ballot its 440,000 members this fall on who the party's new leader or leaders will be, a decision that may determine how much longer the current government lasts. The Social Democrats , who have provided three...

  • Trump suggests other countries pay US for protecting tankers

    President Donald Trump is suggesting the United States should not protect ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz without compensation from other countries. The U.S. blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers this month near the Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating...

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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...

  • Trump tightens Iran sanctions over downing of U.S. drone

    Trump tightens Iran sanctions over downing of U.S. drone

    President Trump on Monday signed an executive order imposing new "hard-hitting" sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, just days after Iran downed a high-flying U.S. Navy drone over the Persian Gulf. The sanctions, Trump said, are a response to "a series of aggressive actions,"...

  • Former congressman Joe Sestak launches 2020 presidential campaign

    Former congressman Joe Sestak launches 2020 presidential campaign

    Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself “Admiral Joe” on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Trump. He was launching his long-shot...

  • Supreme Court to review insurers’ Obamacare claims for $12 billion

    Supreme Court to review insurers’ Obamacare claims for $12 billion

    The Supreme Court will decide whether insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the healthcare law championed by President Obama. The justices said Monday that they will hear appeals in the fall from insurers who argue that...

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