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Her Ex-Boyfriend Killed Her Mother. Will the U.S. Offer a Refuge?

To win asylum in the United States, applicants must show specific grounds for their persecution back home, like their race, religion, political affiliation or membership in a particular social group. Lawyers have sometimes pushed successfully [...]

U.S. Applies to Seize Iranian Tanker Held in Gibraltar

LONDON — The United States has applied to seize the Iranian oil tanker being held at Gibraltar, the government of the British territory revealed on Thursday, just as the authorities appeared to be close to releasing the ship they [...]

As U.S. Nears a Pullout Deal, Afghan Army Is on the Defensive

KABUL, Afghanistan — As the United States appears to be nearing a deal with the Taliban on pulling its troops from Afghanistan, the country’s security forces are in their worst state in years — almost completely on the defensive [...]

U.S. Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians

“Nobody wanted to talk to us,” Mr. Putin complained in the speech. “Now listen to us.” He and others have talked about Russia’s plans for the “Poseidon” in a nod to the Doomsday Machine parodied in the 1964 classic “Dr. [...]

U.S. hypersonic weapons gap seen years ago

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The end of American dominance in the class of hypersonic weaponry can be traced back to a steady decline in research and experimentation that began more than a decade ago, scholars and military insiders say, and the [...]

Gwen Berry and Race Imboden, U.S. athletes, protest Donald Trump on Pan Am Games medals stand

LIMA, Peru — Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals ceremonies at the sports festival in Lima, [...]

Lobbyist for U.S. Soccer reached out to Democratic presidential candidates

The lawsuit the women’s national soccer team filed against U.S. Soccer argued a player on the women’s team, like captain Megan Rapinoe, could have earned in a year as little as 38 percent of what a men’s team player made. | Maja [...]

U.S. Sanctions Turn Iran’s Oil Industry Into Spy vs. Spy

The oil traders say foreigners, who they assume are working on behalf of the United States, have offered astronomical sums, ranging from $ 100,000 to $ 1 million, just for the bank account numbers the Oil Ministry used in a sale. Some [...]

As Duterte Drifts Toward China, a U.S. Carrier Makes a Point in Manila

MANILA — Amid concerns in the Philippines about the future of its military alliance with the United States, the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan moored off Manila this week to show support for an ally locked in a territorial dispute [...]

Blast in Kabul Kills 14 and Injures 145 as Taliban Continue Talks With U.S.

KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful Taliban car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside the entrance of a police station in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 14 people and injuring at least 145 others as peace negotiations between the militants [...]