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WASHINGTON | Avenatti rules out 2020 run

WASHINGTON— Michael Avenatti says he will not be mounting a 2020 presidential run. Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels and a vocal Trump critic, says in a tweeted statement that he made the decision at the urging of his family and if not for their concerns he would run. Avenatti had been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Avenatti rules out 2020 run

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Gasoline bombs found near summit protest site

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have shared a smiley, enthusiastic greeting as the Group of 20 summit opened in Argentina’s capital. The two men beamed widely and clasped hands in something of … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Gasoline bombs found near summit protest site

MOSCOW | The Latest: NATO allies believe Russia violating INF treaty

MOSCOW— The Latest on The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 3:30 p.m. NATO’s spokeswoman says the 29 allies believe Russia is violating a landmark arms control treaty and have tried repeatedly to obtain information about its new missile system. NATO … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: NATO allies believe Russia violating INF treaty

BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

BERLIN — The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. Ronaldo’s lawyers issued a statement on Wednesday calling the documents cited in the report “complete fabrications.” Der Spiegel magazine … Continue reading BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

JOHANNESBURG | Ethiopia faces reforms’ next steps as ruling coalition meets

JOHANNESBURG— Declaring “a true measure of leadership is not indispensability,” Ethiopia‘s prime minister on Wednesday urged the next steps in the country’s sweeping reforms as the ruling coalition that has led the country for decades opened its first congress since he took power in April. A true leader produces qualified successors and makes “herself/himself redundant,” … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Ethiopia faces reforms’ next steps as ruling coalition meets

BOSTON | Judge denies bid to block courthouse immigration arrests

BOSTON  — A judge on Massachusetts‘ highest court denied a bid to block federal immigration agents from making arrests at state courthouses, though she expressed concern that the practice may be scaring off some witnesses and others needed in court. Justice Elspeth Cypher of the Supreme Judicial Court said in her ruling this week that … Continue reading BOSTON | Judge denies bid to block courthouse immigration arrests

JOHANNESBURG | Rwanda frees opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison

JOHANNESBURG — One of Rwanda’s most prominent opposition leaders walked free on Saturday after the government approved the early release of more than 2,100 prisoners with little explanation. Supporters of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and the state-run The New Times newspaper posted photos of the opposition leader walking out of Nyarugenge prison hours after the justice … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Rwanda frees opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison

DAMASCUS, Syria  | Iran says ‘no third party’ will limit its support to Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria  — Iran’s defense minister said Sunday his country will continue its support of the Syrian government to ensure improved security in the region, adding that the nature of the two countries cooperation won’t be decided by a “third party.” Israel has expressed concern over Iran’s growing influence in Syria, accusing Iran of seeking … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria  | Iran says ‘no third party’ will limit its support to Syria