A Green Beret, a Navy linguist, a former Navy SEAL and a Syrian emigre were the Americans killed in this week’s suicide bombing in Syria, the Defense Department and a defense contractor said on Friday.
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The natural workings of democracy are under pressure.
The attack may doom already stalled peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army.
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The A.U. expressed “serious doubts” over the election, called for delaying the release of final results and urgently sent a delegation to Kinshasa.
Images, from left, of President Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an exhibition in Seoul on Jan. 3. (AP)
Images, from left, of President Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an exhibition in Seoul on Jan. 3. (AP)
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Polls suggest that South Koreans are happy with Preisdent Moon Jae-in's tactics but doubtful North Korea will actually give up its nuclear weapons.
In the aftermath, Britons — surprised to learn that the queen’s husband still drives — wondered if he should still be doing so, and if not, who would take the keys away.

The special counsel, which seldom speaks about its investigation, says explosive assertions are ‘not accurate.’

A growing number of towns around the world are offering homes to newcomers for almost free

An Italian town just began offering homes for less than $2. Elsewhere, similar programs have long been in place.

Tiny Indian state proposes world’s biggest experiment with guaranteed income

Sikkim, known for banning plastic bags and pesticides, wants to set up a system of minimum guaranteed income for its small population.

As many as 1 million people have been sent to internment camps in the remote Xinjiang province.

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In an excerpt from his new book, “Prisoner,” a Washington Post journalist held in Iran for 544 days shares his account of solitary confinement and his fears for his wife’s safety.

The firm — Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — conceded it should have registered as a foreign agent in 2012 for work on behalf of Ukraine.

Money for informants, corruption probes and drug buys dries up as officials begin to worry about making mortgage payments and putting food on their tables.

The vision the president presented went far beyond the missile defense strategy the Pentagon released.

Experts say the Islamic State may try to replicate this week’s suicide bombing as U.S. forces depart.

Officials juggled funds to come up with enough to meet a full payroll for at least two weeks.

The convoy of retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert was hit by small-arms fire in Hodeida, underscoring the UN's challenges in implementing a peace deal.

The Belarusan self-proclaimed “sex expert” Anastasia Vashukevich was taken into custody after being deported from Thailand.

The U.S. air assault on al-Shabab has expanded in the past year under Trump. Some call it whack-a-mole, with airstrikes killing some and radicalizing others.

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Police say gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents have stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others in what may be an effort to torpedo peace talks between the government and Muslim separatist groups

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A 20-year-old man has appeared in an Australian court charged with murder and rape in the death of an Israeli student in the city of Melbourne

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Lawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country’s president relented on a requirement he renounce radical beliefs

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U.N. experts say fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen to finance their war against the government, and both sides are violating international law with their military campaigns and arbitrary detention of rivals

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A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans

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Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota

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