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In releasing final 3,800 documents, State Department also settled a long-running dispute over a sensitive email about North Korea’s nuclear program<p>The State Department on Monday released the 14th and final batch of emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s private server, bringing the …

Hillary Clinton

OPEC watching Iran, Russia, unlikely to cut output in June | Reuters

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC is very unlikely to cut output at its next meeting in June, even if prices remain extremely low, according to OPEC sources and delegates, as it will be too early to say how fast Iranian output is rising.<p>The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries …

Under fire over his immigration policy and slowness to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, Donald Trump still goes into crucial primaries as clear frontrunner<p>Donald Trump appears poised for sweeping victories on Super Tuesday that would effectively anoint him the Republicans’ presumptive nominee, leaving …

Government

How a New Liberal Supreme Court Justice Would Change America

It’s another day, and another tantrum from Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. But it doesn’t matter how much he jumps up and down and stomps his feet—we aren’t …

Chuck Grassley

What Bernie and the Left Need Now: A Radical Enlightenment

Something strange has occurred in American politics. The 2016 presidential race—marked by a feverish populism, in a country with one of the most …

Iran's nuclear chief: Israel isn't a state, therefore it's not a threat

Ali Akbar Salehi makes remarks in response to a question about his estimates on the chance of an Israeli-Iranian war in the wake of the nuclear deal …

Employees denied work permits after boycott, divestment and sanctions movement drove company out of West Bank and back inside Israel<p>Hundreds of Palestinian workers have been left unemployed after the SodaStream factory where they worked moved out of the occupied West Bank and back into Israel …

Israel

China is about to pour even more money into its military

The government is expected to reveal its proposed annual budget for the world's biggest army this Saturday, when the National People's Congress opens its annual session.<p>Analysts said spending was likely to be much higher due to the expense of laying off huge numbers of troops as part of the …

Russian Sanctions Hit Turkey Harder Than Anyone Anticipated

At the outset, Turkish politicians seemed unconcerned about possible effects of the political crisis on the economy. Back then, while Mehmet Simsek, …

Iranian voters resisted stage-managed elections and gave President Hassan Rouhani a big boost<p>Whenever Iranians are given the chance to express their views in elections they nearly always vote for the most moderate candidates available. When the authorities contrive to prevent moderates standing, …

Asia

CNN exclusive: In rebel-held Aleppo, residents suspect Syria truce a trick

<b>Aleppo, Syria (CNN) —</b> There has been a dramatic decrease in airstrikes around Syria's rebel-held territory since a truce negotiated between Syrian rebels and the government went into effect.<p>But on the ground, where CNN has had rare access over the past week, few are celebrating, with many residents …

Constitiutional court to hear arguments from five state premiers that far-right NPD should become the third party to be banned since the war<p>Germany’s highest court will hear a landmark request on Tuesday to ban a neo-Nazi fringe party, more than a decade after a first attempt failed.<p>The case before …

Angela Merkel

Trump Blasted by Rivals and Civil Rights Groups for Refusing to Condemn the KKK

Donald Trump was slammed Sunday by a slew of civil rights advocates and his presidential rivals for refusing to condemn the Ku Klux Klan or …

What now for Bernie Sanders? Hillary Clinton's South Carolina win puts him on his heels

What now, for<p>Bernie Sanders?<p>Hillary Clinton’s overwhelming victory in South Carolina on Saturday did many things for her campaign: It gave the candidate more confidence and voice, extended her momentum as she moves into a big band of states voting Tuesday and made good on her campaign’s …

Airstrikes reported in Aleppo and Hama but partial cessation of hostilities appears broadly intact<p>Syria’s fragile ceasefire has entered its second day with reports of scattered airstrikes and bombings, but overall the slowdown in fighting – regarded as the most successful effort yet to reduce the …

Middle East

Brexit Vote: What You Need to Know About Britain's Referendum on Leaving EU

LONDON — Britons voted to quit the European Union after a divisive and bitter national referendum, according to predictions early Friday.<p>The Brexit debate, in which Britons weighed the strategic and trade benefits of bloc membership against costly European bureaucracy and the erosion of national …

Is Bolivia a sign that Latin America's 'pink tide' is turning?

Evo Morales’ bid to be president of Bolivia for nearly 20 uninterrupted years has failed.<p>With more than 99 percent of the votes counted from Sunday’s referendum on allowing presidents to be re-elected twice consecutively, the “No” campaign had garnered 51.3 percent. The results mark the first time …

Former UN leaders and charity chiefs publish letter warning attempts to combat poverty and climate change would be damaged by leaving the EU<p>Some of the most prestigious figures in UK overseas aid, including former United Nations leaders, aid charity chiefs and development advisers to the …

United Kingdom

Amnesty report points to backslides by the world – and India – on human rights protection

India, according to the annual State of the World Human Rights Report by Amnesty International, saw a rise and intensification of human rights abuses …

Britain registers EU membership deal at United Nations | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday registered with the United Nations a deal on new terms for its membership in the European Union ahead of a June 23 national referendum on whether Britain should stay or quit the 28-nation bloc.<p>Branded merchandise is seen in the office of pro-Brexit …

Fund’s report says risks of more severe downturn are mounting as UK government battles sluggish productivity growth<p>The International Monetary Fund has urged the UK to ease back on austerity should the economy slow further, as it warned finance ministers at the G20 summit in Shanghai to boost public …

Economics

Greece will not be turned into migrant warehouse - PM Tsipras | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged European Union countries to honour the bloc’s decisions on sharing the burden of the migrant crisis, saying that if they did not, Athens would block future agreements.<p>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits for United Nations High …

U.S. to boost South China Sea freedom of navigation moves, admiral says | Reuters

(This version of the story removes the reference to Navy in second paragraph to make clear Pacific Command is not a Navy component.)<p>Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy patrol at Woody Island, in the Paracel Archipelago, which is known in China as the Xisha Islands, January 29, …

The Saudis are 'drawing lines in the sand' — and showing they are serious about confronting Iran

The move, which followed the Kingdom's decision last week to halt $4 billion in funding for Lebanese security forces, shows that the Saudis "appear to have had enough," said Tony Badran, a researcher at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in the military and political affairs of …

U.S.-China Showdown Keeps Inching Closer

China is playing a game of chicken with the United States in the South China Sea. All signs suggest that Beijing is betting the U.S. will blink and …

Nearly 20% of Trump Fans Think Freeing the Slaves Was a Bad Idea

Donald Trump appears to have high levels of support among the nation’s intolerant population, according to a New York <i>Times</i> deep dive into polling …

U.S. looks to Facebook, private groups to battle online extremism | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government, acknowledging its limited success in combating Islamic extremist messaging, is recruiting tech companies, community organizations and educational groups to take the lead in disrupting online radicalization.<p>A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and …