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A list of specific, actionable foreign policy ideas for the next president

The world is a vastly different place today than it was four years ago; so too are America’s relations with allies, adversaries, and institutions. Whoever wins next week’s presidential election will face an ongoing pandemic and the economic …

How the US 2020 election will determine the balance of power in Asia

Questions President Trump needs to answer before negotiating with the Assad regime over hostages

The Trump administration’s on-again off-again efforts to secure the release of Americans held hostage by Syria’s Bashar Assad regime are back on with a vengeance. In the final weeks of an election that Trump is heavily favored to …

Wind a risk as California fires keep tens of thousands away

Crews tried to beat back two out-of-control wildfires in Southern California on Tuesday that have kept tens of thousands of people out of their homes even as another round of dangerous fire weather raises the risk for flames …

Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

Storm-weary Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning, with Zeta leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night.

New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

Italy braced Tuesday for more protests in cities nationwide against virus-fighting measures.

Belgium’s ex-King Albert finally receives daughter Delphine

The long-running royal scandal that has riveted Belgium and damaged those involved has achieved a new milestone after former King Albert II reunited with the daughter he fathered out of wedlock more than half a century ago — …

Police officer killed by rooster during raid on Manila cockfight

A Philippine police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight after a rooster’s blade sliced his femoral artery.

Why most Americans’ votes likely won’t sway the U.S. election

With one week to go before the U.S. election, voters in a handful of states are getting inundated with flyers, commercials and last-minute visits from candidates while the majority of American voters watch from the sidelines.

Barrett swearing-in differs markedly from ‘superspreader’ Rose Garden event

Amy Coney Barrett’s swearing-in to the U.S. Supreme Court had a markedly different feel than the Sept. 26 Rose Garden gathering, after which more than two dozen attendees — including Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and Republican Sens. …