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U.S. pitches plan to Russia to avoid armed conflict in Syria

May 20, 2017

U.S. pitches plan to Russia to avoid armed conflict in Syria

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The United States has proposed to Russia a plan for managing an increasingly complex battlefield in Syria’s main oil-producing region, where U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic extremists are in conflict with Russian-backed Syrian forces. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford declined to describe the proposal in detail, ...

Brazil crisis heads into weekend of protests, negotiations

/ May 20, 2017

Brazil crisis heads into weekend of protests, negotiations

Brazil’s political crisis headed into a weekend dominated by protests and President Michel Temer’s attempt to secure enough allies to save himself after being accused of obstructing justice. Temer needs to maintain sufficient backing in Congress to ward off calls for his impeachment barely ...

Mood at White House grim as sense of crisis mounts

/ May 20, 2017

Mood at White House grim as sense of crisis mounts

Less than four months ago, a keen set of young up-and-comers strode into the White House in their best high heels and power ties, bursting with optimism and pride in serving their country. Now, their stint in the White House — the supposed apogee ...

Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

/ May 20, 2017

Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s ascent to national prominence leading a House oversight committee was rooted largely in his embrace of the spotlight and willingness to take on confrontations. But the 50-year-old Utah Republican said this week that he’s stepping aside from Congress next month ...