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WASHINGTON | US: Trump’s ex-lawyer deserves prison despite cooperation

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, deserves substantial prison time despite his cooperation, prosecutors said Friday. The recommendation was in a filing ahead of Cohen’s sentencing in New York next week. Cohen pleaded guilty to federal charges and cooperated in multiple state and federal probes over several months, including having seven meetings with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: Trump’s ex-lawyer deserves prison despite cooperation

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Former FBI chief Comey arrives on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the special counsel’s Russia investigation and President Donald Trump‘s views on it (all times local): 10 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with two House committees. House Republicans are questioning Comey on decisions made by the Justice Department during the 2016 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Former FBI chief Comey arrives on Capitol Hill

WARSAW, Poland | Poland says US ambassador’s letter won’t spoil good ties

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish government said Wednesday that a letter from the U.S. ambassador that took it to task over its treatment of a U.S.-owned television station and misspelled the prime minister’s last name won’t spoil “very good” bilateral ties. The letter from Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki circulated in Polish … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland says US ambassador’s letter won’t spoil good ties

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Hawaii Rep. Gabbard lashes out at Trump

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is lashing out at President Donald Trump after the president argued that cancelling Saudi arms deals worth billions of dollars to U.S. defense companies would only benefit Russia and China. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Hawaii Rep. Gabbard lashes out at Trump

FRANKFURT, Germany | VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model

FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry — and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D. compact for about what a Golf diesel costs. The investment plans for … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model

TOKYO | Pence to visit Japan on start of Asian tour next week

TOKYO— U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan next week to discuss North Korea and other issues ahead of two key regional meetings. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday that Pence will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials during his visit on Monday and Tuesday. Suga says … Continue reading TOKYO | Pence to visit Japan on start of Asian tour next week

BRUSSELS | NATO chief: Nuclear buildup unlikely despite missile dispute

BRUSSELS— NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that allies blame Russia for violating an important Cold War-era missile treaty but he does not expect them to deploy more nuclear warheads in Europe in response. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying Russia is violating it. The European … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO chief: Nuclear buildup unlikely despite missile dispute

ATHENS, Greece | Greece: Ancient wrecks, pottery found at ships’ ‘graveyard’

ATHENS, Greece  — A Greek-U.S. team of marine archaeologists has located three more ancient shipwrecks with pottery cargoes, including 1,900-year-old branded designer lamps, and two from much later times in a rich graveyard of ships in the eastern Aegean Sea, a project official said Tuesday. All were found last month off Fourni island and its … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece: Ancient wrecks, pottery found at ships’ ‘graveyard’