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Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Plotting Coup Against Maduro

Venezuela and one of its allies accused the United States on Saturday of plotting against its president, Nicolás Maduro, who has presided over a near collapse of the country. Jorge Arreaza, Venezuela’s foreign minister, responded Saturday to an article by Read more…


U.S. and India Agree to Strengthen Military Ties

NEW DELHI — The United States and India signed an agreement Thursday to pave the way for New Delhi to buy advanced American weaponry and to share sensitive military technology, strengthening their military partnership as both powers warily eye the Read more…


For Families Split at Border, an Anguished Wait for Children’s Return

SAN PEDRO SOLOMA, Guatemala — Pablo Domingo isn’t getting much sleep these days. He barely eats and can’t focus on work. His thoughts turn day and night to his 8-year-old son, Byron, whom he hasn’t seen since May. That’s when Read more…


The U.N.’s Palestinian Refugee Agency: What It Does and Why It Matters

The United Nations agency that assists Palestinians who are classified as refugees has received more than $6 billion in American funding since its creation nearly seven decades ago, making the United States the agency’s single most important donor. But over Read more…


Specter of Car Tariffs Forces Allies to Give Ground in Talks

President Trump’s threat to impose auto tariffs on imported cars has hit America’s trading partners in a sensitive spot, sending foreign leaders from Mexico to Japan racing to the negotiating table and, on Thursday, encouraging a significant concession by Europe. Read more…


Maureen Dowd, in Australia, Explains Trump’s ‘Ego Arithmetic’

“He’s thinking of this as a reality show and he will get those ratings,” Maureen said. “He’s an attention addict.” ‘We’re the Selfie Stick’ What about the role of the media covering President Trump? When asked about this last night, Read more…


Canada Reels as It Tries to Imagine Its Economy Without Nafta

TORONTO — First the American president started a trade war with Canada, one of the United States’ closest allies and trading partners, imposing tariffs on the country’s steel and aluminum. Then, he called Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “very dishonest Read more…


An Angry Kremlin Faces New Rounds of U.S. Sanctions

Much to the Kremlin’s dismay, however, the Trump administration has developed into a kind of Pushmi-Pullyu of the diplomatic world, acting toward Russia something like the two-headed llama of Dr. Doolittle fame. One head, in the form of Mr. Trump, Read more…


Pompeo Warns Turkey on Detained U.S. Pastor: The Clock Has ‘Run Out’

SINGAPORE — Declaring that “the clock had run out,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Turkey on Friday to free an American pastor imprisoned on espionage charges, in a case that had spurred United States to impose sanctions against two Read more…


U.S. Diplomats Held Face-to-Face Talks With Taliban, Insurgents Say

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — In a reversal of a longstanding policy, American diplomats held face-to-face talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar a week ago without Afghan government officials present, two senior Taliban officials said on Saturday. A State Department spokeswoman did Read more…