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Russians Hope Mueller Report Opens Door to Improved U.S. Ties

“To some extent, the leader of the United States now has greater room to maneuver, which, in principle, he can use,” Mr. Kosachev wrote. Still, he noted, Congress retains significant control over lifting sanctions, and hawks like [...]

America’s Allies Fear That Traditional Ties No Longer Matter Under Trump

BRUSSELS — America’s allies in Europe and Asia thought they had learned to digest and compensate for the instinctive unpredictability of President Trump. But the bitter resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the abrupt [...]

China Tries to Balance Huawei Arrest With Warmer Trade Ties

BEIJING — China’s leadership is trying to strike a delicate balance between outrage and necessity, as it seeks to maintain a recent thaw with the United States while lashing out at the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. That [...]

Russia-Ukraine Ties Sour Further as Moscow Imposes Sanctions

MOSCOW — The bitter relations between Moscow and Kiev continued their downward spiral on Thursday, as the Russian government imposed economic sanctions against a broad cross-section of Ukraine’s political and business elite. The [...]

Kobach ties immigrant caravan to Kansas policies in debate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Republican Kris Kobach raised a migrant caravan moving through Mexico as an issue in his campaign for Kansas governor, suggesting that lax state immigration policies are helping to lure them north. Kobach, the Kansas [...]

U.S. Spy Agencies Are Increasingly Convinced of Saudi Prince’s Ties to Journalist’s Disappearance

WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is culpable in the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an appraisal that poses challenges [...]

Suspects in Khashoggi Case Had Ties to Saudi Crown Prince

ISTANBUL — One of the suspects identified by Turkey in the disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — seen disembarking from airplanes with him in Paris and [...]

Emails show California agency’s cozy ties to gas tax backers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California’s gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, [...]

Guatemala Dispatch: Migrants’ Emotional Ties to U.S. Expressed in Flags, Tombs and Fancy Homes

CHIVARRETO, Guatemala — Perched high on a mountain slope above a hamlet in Guatemala, the sign is hard to miss: 10 metal letters, each 33-feet-high and painted white, spelling out the town’s name. “CHIVARRETO.” That the sign [...]

Brett Kavanaugh ready for Senate questions about his ties to Federalist Society

When Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh is asked this week about the Federalist Society, he’ll be ready. Long the bugaboo for legal-minded Democrats, the Federalist Society — as well as Judge Kavanaugh’s past ties to it, and its role in helping [...]