Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, ...
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Mueller Probe's Fate Hinges On Rod Rosenstein Convincing Trump He Was Just Joking

The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation could
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Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

For two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence
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Pompeo: We will hold Iran accountable

Secretary of State makes clear US will take direct action against Tehran for any attacks.

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How sexual misconduct allegations against a Netanyahu spokesman are plaguing his U.S. ambassador

David Keyes denies the accusations by more than a dozen women. Either way, Israel’s man in Washington, Ron Dermer, is ...
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Abbas denies refusing talks with Israel

PA chairman denies US claims that the PA refused to enter peace talks with Israel, says he is ready for ...
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Aid workers to rescue Mediterranean seaborne migrants

Immigrants wait after disembarking from an Italian military ship on August 11, 2014 in the port of Reggio Calabria, southern Italy, following Mare Nostrum rescue operations at seaTwo international aid groups said Friday they would run a "life-saving" operation in the Mediterranean this summer, as thousands of desperate migrants and refugees try to reach Europe. "The life-saving operation will run from May to October, when thousands of people are expected to risk their lives attempting to reach safe haven in Europe," Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) and Migrant Offshore Aid Station said in a statement. Last year, in what the organisations said was "the deadliest year on record for people crossing the Mediterranean", 3,400 people died trying to reach Europe. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has described the Mediterranean as "the world's deadliest route of all" for migrants.


U.S. to triple military aid to Tunisia

By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) – The United States will increase military aid to Tunisia threefold this year and help train its troops, a senior U.S official said on Friday, weeks after the country suffered its deadliest militant attack in more than a decade. The U.S. government aimed to provide Tunisia with more equipment, weapons and technical support, U.S. deputy secretary of state Antony Blinken said. “Our goal is to enhance their ability to defeat those who threaten the freedom and safety of the nation,” he told a news conference after meeting Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid. Since a 2011 uprising that toppled Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has, in contrast to much of North Africa and the Middle East, experienced a comparatively trouble-free transition toward democracy.

Gulf Arabs eye Obama overtures with suspicion in wake of Iran talks

By Noah Browning DUBAI (Reuters) – The world powers’ interim nuclear accord with Iran coupled with U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for political reform in Gulf Arab countries has rattled Washington’s traditional allies in the region. Fearing change at home could play into the hands of Iran, their rival for influence across the Middle East, Gulf Arab leaders will have much to disagree over with Obama at a summit he has invited them to at Camp David and is expected soon. Obama told the New York Times on Tuesday that the greatest security threat for the Sunni Muslim Gulf was not Shi’ite Iran but poor governance and extremism at home.