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WASHINGTON – The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is set to begin in earnest on Tuesday and the president has selected these nine people to defend him.

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BAGHDAD – Anti-government protests continued for a second day across Iran amid fury over the military’s admission it had downed a Ukrainian International Airlines jetliner near Tehran last week, killing all 176 of its passengers.


WASHINGTON – Faced with the possibility of a full-scale war with Iran, President Donald Trump chose Wednesday to de-escalate, wrapping a conciliatory message in bellicose rhetoric as he denounced the country’s leaders but ordered no new military action in response to Tehran’s missile attacks…

Puerto Rico – Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans remained in the dark Tuesday evening, hours after a powerful predawn earthquake tore up roads throughout the southwestern coast, damaged electrical generators and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.


WASHINGTON – Iran launched 15 ballistic missiles at two military bases used by U.S. forces in Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday night, as long-simmering tensions between Washington and Tehran erupted into fiery explosions and fears of all-out war after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. and Iran traded threats after the killing of the Islamic Republic’s most prominent military man by an American drone, with Tehran promising a protracted response and Washington warning against reprisals.

PARIS – A deadly knife rampage in a Paris suburb Friday is being treated as a suspected act of terrorism, prosecutors said on Saturday.

MELBOURNE, Australia – A mysterious lung infection in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is being monitored by the World Health Organization, which said it’s in active communication with its counterparts in China, where an investigation is underway to determine the cause.

AMMAN, Jordan – Thousands of protesters aligned with an Iraqi paramilitary group stormed the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, surrounding some of its buildings and setting fire to one of its gates.

SEOUL, South Korea – When President Donald Trump agreed to met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018, flying in the face of all past precedent and protocol, both Koreas jumped at what appeared to be the biggest opportunity in decades to shake up the situation on the Korean peninsula.

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s government will ask parliament in early January to authorize the deployment of troops to Libya after the internationally recognized administration in Tripoli requested help, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Five people have been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 in Istanbul, prosecutors said on Monday, after a yearlong trial that has been criticized for its secrecy.

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has often seemed much in the mold of President Donald Trump – gleefully shattering political norms, challenging the legitimacy of democratic institutions, accusing those who disagree with him of betraying the country.

LONDON – Two people were killed in a terrorist knife attack in the heart of London on Friday, disrupting the U.K.’s general election campaign two weeks before the vote.

TEHRAN – Demonstrations over the Iranian government’s sudden decision to raise basic gasoline prices by as much as 50% took a violent turn Saturday when security forces clashed with people in several cities across Iran.

TOKYO – Japan’s Emperor Naruhito completed the final ritual for his succession to the throne overnight from Thursday to Friday, with the mythical nocturnal ceremony shrouded in secrecy and stirring controversy in secular Japanese society for its religious overtones.

BERLIN – Tens of thousands of Germans and visitors from around the world converged Saturday at this once-divided city’s iconic Brandenburg Gate to celebrate the fall 30 years ago of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, even as many gains since then are today under threat.

WASHINGTON – William B. Taylor Jr., the top U.S. official in Ukraine and a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, told House investigators about a "nightmare" foreign policy gambit in pursuit of political dirt against Joe Biden that he believed was likely to embo…

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an end to economic sanctions against Turkey, declaring success for his policy despite a widespread belief among lawmakers of his own party and foreign policy experts that the U.S. withdrawal from the region has been a victory for Turke…

MEXICO CITY – A daring operation to capture one of Mexico’s most powerful drug lords failed disastrously when armed cartel members launched a deadly counterattack, laying siege to the northern city of Culiacan and taking several security officers hostage.

AMMAN, Jordan – Turkish-backed Syrian rebel factions overran the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn on Saturday, officials said, securing a strategic passageway for Turkey’s offensive against a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they captured many Saudi soldiers and officers in a large operation near the border between the two countries on Saturday, shortly after the kingdom agreed to a limited cease-fire with the Iranian-backed group.

HONG KONG – Hong Kong police pepper-sprayed a small group of protesters on Saturday night outside the legislative council building, as tens of thousands gathered peacefully nearby for commemorating the five-year anniversary of the Umbrella Movement.