international

June 26, 2019

Possible final result of Trump-Xi assembly: A truce in commerce conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.
June 26, 2019

The Latest: Acting Pentagon chief to attraction to NATO allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s trip to Europe (all times local):
June 26, 2019

Donald Trump Tells CNN Reporter That Iran Takes His Threats Seriously and ‘I Think You Do Too’

President Donald Trump told one reporter Tuesday that he believed Iran took his threats to heart, and that she does too.
June 26, 2019

Israeli Ambassador: We Will ‘Absolutely’ Work With Arab Countries Against Iran, Claims Other Countries Don’t Finance Terrorism

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said that his country is "absolutely" prepared to work with Arab leaders in the Middle East to counter the Iranians, claiming that other countries, besides Iran, don't fund terrorism.
June 26, 2019

Iran Sends Mixed Messages, Saying It Didn’t Intend to ‘Humiliate’ U.S. But Warns Aggressors ‘Will Be Destroyed in a Second’

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that his country did not intend to "humiliate" the U.S. by shooting down its drone, but also warned that any aggressors who enter his nation's territory "will be destroyed in a second."
June 26, 2019

Bishop Plans to Spray City with Holy Water from Helicopter: ‘We Have to Get Rid of the Devil’

A Catholic Bishop plans to spray holy water from a helicopter to exorcise the demons he says are plaguing his town.
June 26, 2019

Why Jared Kushner’s Mideast Peace Plan Might Actually Work

Nearly everyone is familiar with the layperson's definition of insanity: repeating the same behavior over and over again and expecting a different result. Now, perhaps the most enigmatic and misunderstood member of President Donald Trump's administration, Jared Kushner, is attempting to bring some sanity to a peace negotiation that historically has been the very embodiment of that popular slogan.
June 26, 2019

Russia Warns U.S. and Israel That Iran Is Its ‘Ally’ and Was Right About Drone Shoot Down

A senior Russian official warned his U.S. and lsraeli counterparts that his country would continue to support Iran, which he backed in its recent claims regarding the shooting down of a U.S. spy drone.
June 26, 2019

What Fans Are Saying About Serena Williams on Wheaties Box

Following a surprising loss at the French Open earlier this month and subsequently encouraging followers to get "up time and time again after you fall," legendary tennis player Serena Williams became the second African-American woman to be featured on a Wheaties box.
June 26, 2019

Acting Pentagon chief Esper on world stage amid Iran disaster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With barely one day on the job, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East, amid worries that the U.S. and the Islamic Republic may be on a path to war.