Trump Plans to Tear Up a 31-Year-Old Nuclear Weapons Treaty. Now What?

President Donald Trump revealed Saturday the United States intends to withdraw from a 31-year-old nuclear weapons agreement with Russia, delivering a severe blow to the arms control regime that helped preserve peace since the Cold War. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out,” Trump told reporters after a rally in […]

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President Trump Says He Will Pull U.S. Out of Nuclear Treaty With Russia

(ELKO, Nevada) — President Donald Trump says he will pull United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Trump says Moscow has violated the agreement, but provided no details. The 1987 pact helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East. It prohibits the United States […]

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Angela Merkel and Other European Leaders Press for Facts About Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

German Chancellor Angela Merkel led a chorus of European leaders pressing Saudi Arabia to come clean about how and why government critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed. While U.S. President Donald Trump called the Saudi response and admission that Khashoggi was killed at its consulate in Istanbul a “good first step,” Merkel portrayed the “horrific events” […]

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Caravan Shrinks as Migrants Attempt to Make Their Way Across the Mexico-Guatemala Border

(TECUN UMAN, Guatemala) — A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and waited to get past a crossing guarded by hundreds of Mexican […]

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Afghanistan’s Long-Overdue Parliamentary Elections Reach a Chaotic End

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, already three years overdue, ended as chaotically as they began with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time. There were a multitude of attacks but the most serious was in a […]

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Over 600,000 People March in London for a Second Brexit Referendum

(Bloomberg)—People from across the U.K. gathered on a sunny Saturday afternoon in London to take part in what may be the biggest public protest over Brexit since the referendum in 2016. The march, which organizers said drew more than 600,000 to west London’s Park Lane, was called by People’s Vote, a group that’s campaigning for […]

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Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Released Unharmed, 9 Days After Being Abducted

(Bloomberg)—A Tanzanian billionaire industrialist who was abducted about nine days ago was released unharmed, as police said they’re hunting for the perpetrators of the crime that threatened to spook investors in East Africa’s second-largest economy. Mohammed Dewji, listed by Forbes as Africa’s youngest billionaire with a net worth of $1.5 billion, was dropped off in […]

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Saudi Arabia Blames the Death of Jamal Khashoggi on a ‘Fistfight’

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media […]

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Amid Skepticism, President Trump Praises Saudi Response on Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia’s removal of two top officials and more than a dozen arrests a “good first step” in response to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even as U.S. lawmakers from both parties expressed deep skepticism. Trump made the remarks Friday during a meeting with defense industry executives in Arizona, […]

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An Anonymous Group Spent $330,000 on Facebook Ads Urging Brits to Reject Brexit Deal

A group with no publicly available information about its owners has spent up to $330,000 urging Brits to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal, according to evidence submitted to a British government inquiry on fake news. The website, called the Mainstream Network, is the latest group to have been linked to “dark ads” – advertisements targeted […]

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