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‘Washington is a bit hysterical’: French envoy offers advice as he bids adieu

Gerard Araud, who was named France’s U.S. ambassador in September 2014, is a figure Washington won’t soon forget — an openly gay diplomat who threw memorable parties, disdains political correctness and loves the Tintin comics. | [...]

Nielsen: Acting DHS Deputy Grady offers resignation

Under Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady’s resignation comes amid a broader homeland security staff shakeup pushed by White House senior adviser Stephen Miller. | Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook [...]

Seattle church offers sanctuary to man facing deportation

SEATTLE (AP) – A Seattle church is providing sanctuary to a construction company owner who came to the U.S. from Mexico illegally more than 12 years ago. Jaime Rubio Sulficio was ordered to leave the country by March 28, but on Friday [...]

Mueller’s busy week offers new signs his report is coming soon

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his Justice Department supervisors are not saying anything official about the conclusion of their work, but Congress is getting ready. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share [...]

Shared Buddhist Faith Offers No Shield From Myanmar Military

SITTWE, Myanmar — The blood was flowing again, as it has so often, in Rakhine State, where the jungle of the Mayu hills meets the muddy flats of the Bay of Bengal: Ethnic militants ambushed four police bases on Myanmar’s Independence [...]

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 [...]