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More Israeli hostages freed by Hamas as truce in Gaza lasts another day

Hamas released two Israeli women from captivity as the truce in Gaza endured another day Read More


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Henry Kissinger was a trusted confidant to President Nixon until the bitter, bizarre end

Until the bitter end, Henry Kissinger was one of the trusted few in the tight circle of a distrusting President Richard Nixon More »


Global leaders pay tribute to Henry Kissinger, but his record also draws criticism

Global leaders are paying tribute to former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, but there's also sharp criticism of the man who remained an influential figure decades after his official service as one of the most powerful diplomats in American history More »


The RNC's rules for the 2024 convention don't address what would happen if Donald Trump is convicted

The Republican National Committee’s rules for next year’s nominating contest and convention have been released, but a major question is unaddressed: Can delegates vote for a different candidate if the party’s presumptive nominee is convicted of a felony More »


An appeals court reinstates gag order that barred Trump from maligning court staff in NY fraud trial

A New York appeals court has reinstated a gag order that barred Donald Trump from commenting about court personnel after he disparaged a law clerk in his New York civil fraud trial More »


Some OPEC+ members will cut the oil that they send to the world to try to boost prices

The OPEC oil cartel and allied producers have made another big swipe at propping up lagging crude prices More »


Russia’s Supreme Court effectively outlaws LGBTQ+ activism in a landmark ruling

Russia’s Supreme Court has effectively outlawed LGBTQ+ activism, in the most drastic step against advocates of gay, lesbian and transgender rights in the increasingly conservative country More »


Pressure builds to eliminate fossil fuel use as oil executive, under fire, takes over climate talks

The pressure to phase out fossil fuels is mounting on the oil company chief who on Thursday took over fragile international climate negotiations that opened in Dubai amid concerns about what some say is contradictory dual roles More »


Shane MacGowan, lead singer of The Pogues and a laureate of booze and beauty, dies at age 65

Shane MacGowan, the boozy, rabble-rousing singer and chief songwriter of The Pogues, who infused traditional Irish music with the energy and spirit of punk, has died More »


Japan suspends its Osprey flights after the fatal crash of a US Air Force aircraft

Japan has suspended flights of its Osprey aircraft after a U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed into the sea during a training mission More »


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