Skepticism runs deep at NATO as Pompeo meets with allies

Many Europeans are worried that the United States is no longer willing to exercise its leadership in NATO and that the alliance is growing obsolete.
Smoke billows from a Sept. 10 fire in the Brazilian rainforest in the state of Rondonia. (Reuters)
Smoke billows from a Sept. 10 fire in the Brazilian rainforest in the state of Rondonia. (Reuters)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says Amazon deforestation is a ‘cultural’ phenomenon that ‘will never end’

The pro-development president shrugged off government data showing deforestation has reached an 11-year high on his watch.

Israeli challenger Gantz fails to form government, deepening country’s political crisis

Lawmakers have three weeks to craft a ruling coalition before a third election is called.

Iran sentences six environmentalists to prison for ‘collaborating’ with U.S.

The defendants are part of a group of eight environmentalists jailed last year for their work tracking the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah.

Britain’s Prince Andrew quits public duties after Epstein controversy

The senior royal’s ties to the convicted sex offender have dominated news in Britain.
Protesters in the Asian financial center call for President Trump to sign a bill designed to safeguard the territory’s freedoms and human rights.
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