Defense Secretary Jim Mattis formally announced that the Balangiga Bells will be returned to the Philippines, raising the prospect of a Duterte visit to Washington.
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Short-term Israeli military supremacy sets back long-term strategic goals.
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Despite lingering concerns about the country’s human rights record, the Security Council vote rewarded Eritrea’s improved relations with its Horn of Africa neighbors.
Lawmakers confront each other during a parliamentary session in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Thursday. (M A Pushpa Kumara/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Lawmakers confront each other during a parliamentary session in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Thursday. (M A Pushpa Kumara/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
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The brawl came as the turmoil in Sri Lanka reached a critical stage, leaving it unclear who is prime minister.
A study using beetles showed that successive heat waves can virtually sterilize males.

The resignation of Theresa May's Brexit minister threw her government into jeopardy on Thursday.

The shock resignation of Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab could lead to a Conservative Party challenge of May’s leadership.

The public prosecutor indicted 11 people in the killing but said no links to the powerful crown prince.

Thousands of veterans using the GI Bill have been put under financial strain after VA's computer systems buckled under complex new rules.

It’s crunch time for Brexit

And the fate of Britain's prime minister hangs in the balance.

The State Department documented atrocities in Myanmar but left out a legal determination that critics say blunted its impact. This week’s talks in Singapore reflected the same stance.

U.S. health workers are stationed in the capital, but attacks on government outposts and civilians by armed militias where the disease is spreading are complicating efforts to provide direct medical aid.

The move could complicate Republicans’ hope of confirming dozens of conservative judges this year.

Avigdor Liberman’s resignation could lead Israel to early elections.

The Office of Legal Counsel memo says the president has the authority to appoint a non-Senate-confirmed attorney general in an acting capacity.

The plan still requires European and British Parliament endorsement.

A French government spokesman accused Trump of spewing invective on the same day the country was commemorating the victims of a major 2015 terrorist attack.

Defense secretary presents mission as “nothing new under the sun” and tells soldiers to ignore media coverage.

"To be quite honest, looking at things right now, I haven’t got the foggiest idea what is going to happen in the coming weeks."

Two young men on opposite sides of the border wonder what happens next.

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