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Border Patrol arrests former student from Kenya in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – In spite of a city ordinance that bars federal immigration agents from accessing nonpublic city property without a criminal warrant, U.S. Border Patrol arrested a former student from Kenya at a Spokane bus station. The [...]

Pope Expels Two Cardinals Implicated in Sex Abuse From His Council

ROME — The Vatican announced Wednesday that it had removed two cardinals implicated in sexual abuse cases from a powerful council of advisers picked by Pope Francis to guide him on matters critical to the future of the Catholic Church. One [...]

Cornyn under fire from GOP as criminal justice reform falters

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn has found himself in the middle of an internal GOP firefight in the final days of the lame duck. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo Congress Advocates of the Trump-endorsed bill say the Senate GOP whip isn’t [...]

To Protect Migrants From Police, a Dutch Church Service Never Ends

THE HAGUE — Jessa van der Vaart and Rosaliene Israel, two Dutch pastors, usually get to church by cycling through the streets of Amsterdam to a Protestant parish in the city center. But last Wednesday night, they packed their robes [...]

From pinnacle to punchline: How Trump diminished the job of his chief of staff

White House chief of staff John Kelly was subjected to analyses of his facial expressions, repeatedly threatened to quit, and wasn’t even allowed to announce his own resignation. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images White House The surprise [...]

81 migrant children separated from parents since June

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to [...]

Putin Vows to ‘React Accordingly’ if U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles. The chief of staff of Russia’s military, Gen. Valery V. Gerasimov, [...]

News Analysis: How France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Differ From Populist Movements Elsewhere

PARIS — Too little, too late: That was the reaction of the so-called Yellow Vest protesters to the French government’s sudden retreat this week on a gas tax increase. The Yellow Vests, who have thrown France into turmoil with violent [...]

Newsom vows to withdraw Guard from border, seeks help for humanitarian crisis

Newsom has suggested he would take a far more interactive approach with the Mexican government and revive commissions and trade offices. | Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> SAN FRANCISCO — A month [...]

Qatar Says It Will Withdraw From OPEC

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The tiny, wealthy Persian Gulf state of Qatar will withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in January, the country’s energy minister said on Monday. The minister, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, [...]