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Second Night of Clashes in Hong Kong Defies China Warnings

Riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in a Hong Kong shopping district Sunday during a second consecutive night of clashes, as China delivered fresh warnings over the unrest battering the city.

Egypt Displays Restored Gilded Coffin of Tutankhamun

Egypt displayed on Sunday the gilded coffin of Tutankhamun, under restoration for the first time since the boy king's tomb was discovered in 1922.

French MPs Agree on Notre-Dame Restoration as Controversy Swirls

Trump Denies Racism Charges As House Prepares Rebuke

President Donald Trump denied accusations of racism on Tuesday after launching an attack on four minority Democratic lawmakers, saying he does not have "a racist bone in my body."

Trump Announces Sanctions On Iran That Will Block ‘Billions’ In Assets

The US sanctions slapped Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other officials will block "literally billions" in Iranian assets, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

‘Tax Us More,’ US Billionaires Say

"Tax us more!" was the message on Monday from about 20 super-wealthy Americans who urged presidential candidates to back higher taxes on the wealthiest to confront climate change and other priorities.

Trump Slams May after Damning Leak of Cables

Donald Trump lashed out at Theresa May on Monday, visibly angry at her continuing support for the British ambassador to Washington despite the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.

Iran Passes Uranium Enrichment Cap Set by Endangered Deal

Iran on Monday breached a uranium enrichment cap set by a troubled 2015 nuclear deal and warned Europe against taking retaliatory measures, as France decided to send an envoy to Tehran to try to calm tensions.

Afghan Rivals Conclude Talks on ‘Roadmap for Peace’

Dozens of influential Afghans concluded two days of talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, laying the foundations for renewed negotiations between the United States and the militants.

Trump Announces Sanctions On Iran That Will Block ‘Billions’ In Assets

The US sanctions slapped Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other officials will block "literally billions" in Iranian assets, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

‘Tax Us More,’ US Billionaires Say

"Tax us more!" was the message on Monday from about 20 super-wealthy Americans who urged presidential candidates to back higher taxes on the wealthiest to confront climate change and other priorities.

Iran Claims CIA Spy Network Dismantled Amidst Rising Tensions with US

Iran said Tuesday it had dismantled a US spy network, after Washington announced it would deploy 1,000 more troops to the Middle East and as key powers expressed concerns about regional tensions.

Trump Announces Exit Of Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders

President Donald Trump on Thursday made the surprise announcement of the departure of spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, who has been widely criticized for her performance in the White House.

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday.

Obrador Denies ‘Political Persecution’ in Graft Case

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday denied that he was persecuting figures linked to the previous government, as authorities began making arrests in his administration's first major corruption case.

Top US General Says Xi Broke Promise on South China Sea

The US military's top general said Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jingping reneged on promises not to militarize the South China Sea and called for "collective action" to hold Beijing responsible.
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