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Year Before Killing, Saudi Prince Told Aide He Would Use ‘a Bullet’ on Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia told a top aide in a conversation in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist killed in October, if Mr. Khashoggi did not return to the [...]

Trilobites: What Lunar New Year Reveals About the World’s Calendars

Lunar New Year kicked off Tuesday as one of the most important holidays in Vietnam, South Korea, China and other Asian countries. Typically, it starts on the second new moon after winter solstice. On the Gregorian calendar, the civil [...]

Dumplings, Figure Skating and Riot Gear: Xi Jinping’s New Year Tour

BEIJING — He cooked dumplings with families, made small talk with delivery workers and tried out riot gear with the police. President Xi Jinping of China sought to project an image as a strong and folksy leader during a two-day tour [...]

NJ Gov. Murphy to give speech detailing 1st year in office

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is set Tuesday to deliver his first state of the state address, a year after he took over from Chris Christie. The Democrat, a former Wall Street executive and Obama administration ambassador [...]

Trump says ‘walls work’ at first Cabinet meeting of new year

President Trump said Wednesday that the government is partially shut down because Democrats refuse to fund border security. Speaking at his first Cabinet meeting of the new year, Mr. Trump said his demand for money for a border wall is justified. “Walls [...]

‘New Year Miracle’ in Russia as Baby Is Pulled From Rubble

MOSCOW — Rescue workers pulled a 10-month-old baby boy alive from a partly collapsed apartment building in central Russia on Tuesday, calling him a “New Year miracle” after he survived in the rubble for more than 35 hours in freezing [...]

Trump’s Twitter year of outrage and braggadocio

Methodology: *POLITICO collected  @realDonaldTrump tweets from Donald Trump’s Twitter or the Trump Twitter Archive from Jan. 1, 2018, through midnight Dec. 29, 2018.  Tweets per day were grouped according to Eastern Standard Time. Retweets [...]

Dallas Morning News picks Laura Bush as ‘Texan of the Year’

DALLAS (AP) – The editorial board of The Dallas Morning News has picked former first lady Laura Bush as the newspaper’s “Texan of the Year” in part for speaking out against child separation at the border. The newspaper on Sunday [...]

The Saturday Profile: He Helped Indonesia Through a ‘Year of Disasters,’ While Facing His Own

JAKARTA, Indonesia — For Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, this has been the year of living with disaster, both national and personal. Mr. Sutopo, the spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster management agency, has become a household name as a source [...]

‘The toughest year’: US immigration changes dominated 2018

NEW YORK (AP) – Children torn from parents, refugees turned away and a relentless stream of changes to immigration regulation and enforcement. To those who champion President Donald Trump and believe cracking down on immigration translates [...]