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JERUSALEM | Israel’s Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Oman

JERUSALEM  — Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office says the Israeli prime minister has returned from a visit to the Gulf state of Oman. Netanyahu’s office said in a statement Friday that Netanyahu had been invited by Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said after lengthy communications. Israel and Oman do not have diplomatic relations. The meeting was the first … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel’s Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Oman

CHICAGO | Trump administration opposes Chicago police-reform plan

CHICAGO— The Trump administration on Tuesday sharply criticized a draft plan hammered out between the nation’s third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago’s 12,000-officer force under close federal court supervision. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice will file “a statement of interest” opposing the plan, which … Continue reading CHICAGO | Trump administration opposes Chicago police-reform plan

TORONTO | Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

TORONTO — Canada and the United States reached a deal Sunday night for Canada to stay in a free trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the deal in a joint statement late Sunday. They say the newly named the United States-Mexico-Canada … Continue reading TORONTO | Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

PYONGYANG, North Korea | The Latest: Moon says Kim agreed to allow nuke inspections

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:00 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to permanently dismantle a missile engine test site and a launch pad in the … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea | The Latest: Moon says Kim agreed to allow nuke inspections

SPOKANE, Wash. | WSU: Jason Gesser harassment probe found no violations

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of school policy, school President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Pat Chun said Thursday. Schulz and Chun issued a joint statement after the school newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, published … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | WSU: Jason Gesser harassment probe found no violations