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The Forbidden City Offers a Rare Nighttime Glimpse of China’s Imperial Past

BEIJING — The Forbidden City has not really been forbidden to the public for decades, except in one respect. It was closed at night to all but the privileged few — until this week. For the first time since 1925, when the former [...]

Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state’s new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News [...]

Analysis: Shutdown saga offers lesson in divided government

WASHINGTON (AP) – When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs. That seems to especially be the case now in an era in which liberal House Democrats are sharing [...]

France Dispatch: As Migrant Routes Shift, a French Mayor Offers Shelter

BAYONNE, France — The government in Paris disapproves. But the local mayor doesn’t care. He says he will continue sheltering the Africans crossing the Spanish border into France. For Jean-René Etchegaray, mayor of Bayonne, a quiet [...]

A Princess Vanishes. A Video Offers Alarming Clues.

Things have only gotten stranger since. On Christmas Eve, Dubai released the first public photos of Sheikha Latifa since her disappearance. They showed her sitting with Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former United [...]

To Slow U.S. Exit, Afghan Leader Offers Trump a Cost Reduction

KABUL, Afghanistan — Unnerved by fears of a rushed American deal with Taliban insurgents, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan sent a letter on Tuesday to President Trump offering him reduced costs for keeping United States troops [...]

Illinois offers $100 million in loans to federal workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois state officials are offering $ 100 million in low-interest or interest-free loans to federal workers going without paychecks during a record 33-day government shutdown. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Treasurer [...]

Trump offers immigration compromise to Democrats for wall funding in bid to end shutdown

President Trump offered Democrats a deal to end the 29-day-old government shutdown Saturday by extending protections for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in return for $ 5.7 billion in border wall funding. “I am here today to [...]

Trump Vows to Reinvent Missile Defenses, but Offers Incremental Plans

WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed on Thursday to reinvigorate and reinvent American missile defenses in a speech that recalled Cold War-era visions of nuclear adversaries — though he never once mentioned Russia or China, the two great-power [...]

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 [...]