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Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech

an Francisco A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country’s Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions. Cracking jokes about her November ...

U.K.'s May signs letter triggering British exit from EU

/ Mar 29, 2017

U.K.'s May signs letter triggering British exit from EU

The U.K. started the clock on two years of negotiations to withdraw from the European Union on Wednesday, a divorce that will redefine the country’s relationship with its largest trading partner and bring to an end decades of deepening political integration on the continent. ...

In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target

/ Mar 29, 2017

In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target

In the behind-the-scenes drama of who’s up and who’s down in Donald Trump’s White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role. Priebus, a genial Midwesterner with deep ties to the Republican establishment that Trump toppled, has faced questions about his ...

U.S. may deepen effort against Iran-allied rebels in Yemen

Mar 29, 2017

U.S. may deepen effort against Iran-allied rebels in Yemen

The United States is considering deepening its role in Yemen’s conflict by more directly aiding its Persian Gulf allies battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, officials say, potentially relaxing a U.S. policy that limited American support. The review of potential new U.S. assistance, which includes intelligence ...

Iran steps up support for Shiite ally in Yemen proxy war

Mar 29, 2017

Iran steps up support for Shiite ally in Yemen proxy war

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shiite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say. Iran’s enemy Saudi ...

Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

Mar 29, 2017

Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is the latest member of Barack Obama’s cabinet heading to the world of academia. Harvard University said Tuesday that Carter is being hired as a professor and as director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a ...

Mar 29, 2017

Two U.N. experts slain in Congo as violence spirals

Two kidnapped foreign U.N. contractors have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday. Spiraling violence in the vast country, formerly known as Zaire, has sparked international condemnation. The bodies of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, an American ...

'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

/ Mar 29, 2017

'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as “Carlos the Jackal,” once the world’s most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez ...