Anti-American propaganda has largely vanished from North Korean TV and news media, and President Trump is no longer described as “mentally deranged” or a “dotard.” Instead Japan has assumed the mantle of Public Enemy No. 1.
Russia’s harsh critique of Israel’s role raises questions about their relationship in the future.
Incumbent Abdulla Yameen had turned increasingly autocratic, jailing opponents, undermining parliament and overruling the judiciary. 
A couple poses for a wedding photograper at the river promenade in Shanghai, China, in May. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
A couple poses for a wedding photograper at the river promenade in Shanghai, China, in May. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
The custom has been around for centuries, but costs are swelling as the country copes with one of the biggest demographic imbalances in history.
But nobody seems to know whether it will work or how much it will cost.

Neither of the world’s two largest economies showed signs of backing down, and no further trade talks are scheduled.

Many think President Trump is trying to thwart China’s rise — and that adds another layer of complications to the trade war.

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As world leaders gather in New York, Trump is likely to deepen his assault on the international system.

The sales pitch includes abundant land, relative safety and Putin’s disdain for the liberal West.

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After attack in Iran, the U.S. offers a muted response

Iranian state media said that 25 people had been killed in Saturday's attack.

Kosovo says it would move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem — if it had one

The Muslim-majority nation is not recognized by Israel.

Australian man who filmed himself laughing while running over herd of emus charged with animal cruelty — and speeding

“This is great,” the man shouts as he runs over the massive birds. “I’ve got that one too, and that one.”

When Trump appears at the annual U.N. gathering this week, Haley will still be a central figure. But her role narrowed as aides with more nationalist agendas gained favor.

The proposed changes amount to a broad expansion of the government’s ability to deny visas or residency to immigrants if they benefit from programs like Medicaid or housing vouchers.

The president has long wanted to get rid of the deputy attorney general, but aides say recent revelations in Justice Department memos should be held in reserve.

The Islamic State asserted responsibility for the rare domestic assault on Iran’s military forces that occurred in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

The breakthrough follows contentious negotiations on the management of Catholic leadership in the communist country.

Ankara fears a regime offensive in Idlib could send refugees racing to the border and fuel new militancy.

K.T. McFarland now acknowledges that Flynn may have told her he discussed sanctions with Sergey Kislyak.

Top U.S. border security official is traveling to Central America to promote development.

Officials reportedly had planned to send a high-ranking official and a delegation to Washington.

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