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WASHINGTON | US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. The State Department said it had notified Congress on Friday that it would not spend some $230 million that had been planned for Syria programs … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump warns Turkey over detained pastor

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis and diplomatic dispute with the United States (all times local): 6:30 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning the detention of an American pastor in Turkey and warned that “we are not going to take it sitting down.” Trump, before leaving the White House on Friday, … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump warns Turkey over detained pastor

WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: AP Sources: US ends Syria stabilization funding

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. U.S. officials said the administration notified Congress on Friday that it would not spend some $200 million that had been planned for Syria programs and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: AP Sources: US ends Syria stabilization funding

WASHINGTON | US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land — including cutting down small trees and underbrush and setting controlled fires — to reduce … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

JOHANNESBURG | New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up families

JOHANNESBURG  — The new leader of Amnesty International says many world leaders, especially President Donald Trump, are rolling back gains made in respecting human rights. Kumi Naidoo describes the Trump administration’s separation of families at U.S. borders as “one of the worst atrocities” the world has seen in a long time. The South African-born former … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up families

BERLIN | German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

BERLIN — The German economy accelerated in the second quarter despite the U.S. move to impose new tariffs on the European Union, official data showed Tuesday, performing slightly better than economists had expected. Germany’s economy, Europe’s biggest, grew by 0.5 percent compared with the previous three-month period. That is up from 0.4 percent in the … Continue reading BERLIN | German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

WASHINGTON | Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

WASHINGTON  — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace