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For the Kremlin, Venezuela Is Not the Next Syria

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has long made the buttressing of beleaguered despots a pillar of his foreign policy — most successfully by deploying the military in Syria — to drive home the point that outside powers [...]

White House won’t release Trump’s 2020 budget blueprint next week

The White House is going to miss the statutory deadline for the president to submit his annual budget proposal to Congress, as federal agencies grind back into gear following the longest-ever federal government shutdown. The White House will [...]

The Foolish Quest to Be the Next Barack Obama

Bill Scher is a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, and co-host of the Bloggingheads.tv show “The DMZ.” */ ]]> Kamala Harris was dubbed the “Female Obama” even before she announced she was going to “pull off an Obama-sized [...]

As Next Trump-Kim Summit Nears, Japan Worries U.S. Will Leave It in the Dark

DAVOS, Switzerland — A month before President Trump is scheduled to meet for a second time with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan appealed to Mr. Trump to keep him in the loop as he seeks a disarmament deal [...]

Trump, Kim Jong-un to Hold Second Summit Meeting Next Month

WASHINGTON — President Trump will meet with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in late February, the White House announced on Friday, continuing a high-level diplomatic dialogue that has eased tensions but shown little progress [...]

Survivors of domestic violence, child abuse could be hit next by shutdown

The Justice Department has been warning the state agencies and nonprofits that run them that it will only be able to process funding requests until Jan. 18. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Survivors [...]

What’s Next for Fleeing Saudi Woman?

BANGKOK — Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and avoided deportation from Thailand by barricading herself in an airport hotel room and posting about her plight on social media, spent her first [...]

House Democrats to pass individual spending bills as next government shutdown gambit

House Democrats plan to start passing individual spending bills this week, starting with one that funds the IRS, to try to pressure congressional Republicans and the White House amid the ongoing partial government shutdown. Speaker Nancy Pelosi [...]

Trump: Shutdown has ‘higher purpose than next week’s pay’

President Donald Trump repeatedly brushed off questions about federal workers who could miss paychecks, instead reiterating his belief that the country needs stronger border security. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share [...]

Brazil military academy offers glimpse of next government

RESENDE, Brazil (AP) – A phrase written on the outer wall of Brazil’s most prestigious military academy gives a glimpse at the values held by the incoming government of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, an ex-army captain whose administration [...]