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ATHENS, Greece | UN envoy hails Macedonia’s ratification of name deal

ATHENS, Greece— Jan 12, 2019—A U.N. envoy has congratulated Macedonia after its parliament approved a deal with Greece that will rename the country North Macedonia. Matthew Nimetz said in a statement that the agreement, which remains to be ratified by Greece, paves the way for “a firmer basis for peace and security in the Balkans.” … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | UN envoy hails Macedonia’s ratification of name deal

JERUSALEM | Trump adviser: US to leave Syria once IS beaten, Kurds safe

JERUSALEM  —Jan 07, 2019— Jan 07, 2019—U.S. troops will not leave northeastern Syria until Islamic State militants are defeated and American-allied Kurdish fighters are protected, a top White House aide said Sunday, signaling a pause to a withdrawal abruptly announced last month and initially expected to be completed within weeks. While U.S. national security adviser … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Trump adviser: US to leave Syria once IS beaten, Kurds safe

LONDON | The Latest: May calls Brexit deal vote for week of Jan 14

LONDON— The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the delayed vote in Parliament on the Brexit deal between her government and the European Union will be held the week of Jan. 14. The vote was supposed to take place last week, but May canceled it at the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May calls Brexit deal vote for week of Jan 14

BRUSSELS | UK’s May sticks to her Brexit plan despite rebuff from EU

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Friday that her Brexit deal was still alive and kicking, despite a stinging rebuff from the European Union after she asked for changes to make the agreement more palatable to U.K. lawmakers. May came to an EU summit in Brussels seeking legally binding changes to the agreement, … Continue reading BRUSSELS | UK’s May sticks to her Brexit plan despite rebuff from EU

WASHINGTON | Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber’s top post. Moments after releasing a statement saying she was “comfortable with the proposal,” seven … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran confirms missile test that angered US

TEHRAN, Iran— Iran has confirmed a recent ballistic missile test that was condemned by the United States. The semi-official Fars news agency on Tuesday quoted Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying the test was an “important one.” Hajizadeh, who leads the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division, said the American outcry “indicates that the test was very … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran confirms missile test that angered US

CHICAGO | Union: Tentative deal reached with charter school operator

CHICAGO — The nation’s first teachers’ strike against a charter school operator is ending in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union says more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero’s charter schools after reaching the tentative agreement just before 5 a.m. Sunday. The union said in a news release the deal “aligns” pay … Continue reading CHICAGO | Union: Tentative deal reached with charter school operator

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Manafort testified before grand jury twice

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the special counsel’s Russia investigation (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Court documents say former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort testified before a grand jury on two occasions as part of his plea deal. Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office have accused Manafort of violating the agreement by lying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Manafort testified before grand jury twice