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BEIRUT| Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan

BEIRUT— Syrian government forces unleashed hundreds of missiles on a rebel-held area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, activists said, the latest phase in an offensive to end the insurgents’ presence in southern Syria. The government’s push came after it had secured control of most of Daraa province in an offensive that began in … Continue reading BEIRUT| Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan

GLASGOW, Scotland | Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

GLASGOW, Scotland — President Donald Trump says “nothing bad … maybe some good” will come out of his Monday meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Trump set expectations low in an interview with CBS’s Jeff Glor taped Saturday in Scotland — a day before departs for Helsinki for the high-stakes summit. He says in excerpts released … Continue reading GLASGOW, Scotland | Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

WASHINGTON | Trump pursuit of Putin bromance highlights policy disconnect

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s persistence in pursuing a bromance with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations with Moscow, but the rest of his executive branch remains highly critical and deeply suspicious of the Russian president and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pursuit of Putin bromance highlights policy disconnect

LONDON | The Latest: Thousands in anti-Trump march in Scottish city

LONDON — The Latest on protests against President Donald Trump‘s visit to Britain (all times local): 1 p.m. Thousands of people are marching through the streets of Edinburgh to protest against President Donald Trump, who is staying in Scotland over the weekend. Police estimate the number of people gathering outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Thousands in anti-Trump march in Scottish city

MEXICO CITY | Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border. Pena Nieto said in a statement he called for “a permanent alternative that prioritizes the well-being and rights of minors.” Pompeo visited Mexico with Cabinet-level … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

WASHINGTON | 12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

WASHINGTON — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump‘s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Indictment says Kremlin behind US election hacks

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 9 p.m. A grand jury indictment alleges that the Russian government was behind a sweeping conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. It’s the first time Moscow has been directly implicated in meddling in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Indictment says Kremlin behind US election hacks

NEW YORK | Trump attacks CNN, NBC and British paper in news conference

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump found time to attack CNN, NBC and the British tabloid The Sun, and offer fashion advice to a fourth news organization, while talking to reporters Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The leaders faced sharp questions at a news conference following their talks, which came between a reportedly … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump attacks CNN, NBC and British paper in news conference