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KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine bars entry to Russian males, upping ante in conflict

KIEV, Ukraine  — Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in the growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian males and searching the home of an influential cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church. The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fired on three Ukrainian … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine bars entry to Russian males, upping ante in conflict

WASHINGTON | Woman describes torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

WASHINGTON — A member of the Uighur minority on Monday detailed torture and abuse she says she experienced in one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands of religious minorities. Mihrigul Tursun, speaking to reporters in Washington, said she was interrogated for four days in a row without sleep, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Woman describes torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

WASHINGTON | Trump demands ‘some common sense’ from judges

WASHINGTON — Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump demanded “some common sense” from America’s judges and directed his ire at a liberal-leaning appeals court. He professed respect for Chief Justice John Roberts, with whom he is engaged in a startling public dispute over the independence of the judiciary, yet … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump demands ‘some common sense’ from judges

PARIS | After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

PARIS— President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America’s strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the United States when he pushed the idea of the continent having its own defense force. The American and French leaders, who have had an … Continue reading PARIS | After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey ammunition depot blast killed 7 soldiers, wounded 25

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s president said Saturday that at least seven soldiers were killed and 25 others wounded in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a base in the southeast. The Defense Ministry previously said on Friday that 25 soldiers were wounded and seven others were missing following an unexplained accident during the firing … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey ammunition depot blast killed 7 soldiers, wounded 25

WASHINGTON | US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON — Even as the United States and China butt heads over trade, their top diplomats and defense chiefs will be meeting in Washington Friday, looking to tamp down tensions on other issues that have put a chill on relations between the two world powers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON | Economic realities moderate Trump’s hard line on Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration was caught between allies at home and abroad and the reality of global economics as it reinstated sanctions Monday on Iran, forced to carve out exemptions for important allies and back off on measures that could have been even more punishing for Tehran. The U.S. granted waivers to allow China … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Economic realities moderate Trump’s hard line on Iran

WASHINGTON | Trump awaits briefing from CIA director in Khashoggi case

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump says the killing of a Saudi journalist was a botched operation and a “bad original concept” as his administration has taken its first steps in punishing the Saudis by deciding to revoke the visas of the suspects. Trump awaited a briefing Thursday from CIA Director Gina Haspel, who has been in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump awaits briefing from CIA director in Khashoggi case