Kristen Marquette

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Russia launches Zapad war games in Belarus

<b>Russia and Belarus have launched a large-scale joint military exercise, called Zapad-2017, which has made nearby Nato countries nervous.</b><p>It is one of Russia's biggest military exercises since its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.<p>Russia's defence ministry says about 12,700 troops are …

Newsy: Tigers Are Returning To A Country Where They Were Once Extinct

Decades after tigers in Kazakhstan died out, the government is planning on bringing them back to their natural habitat.

Waves from Irma flood Havana coast even as storm moves away

HAVANA (AP) — Powerful waves and storm surge from Hurricane Irma topped Havana's iconic Malecon seawall and left thousands of homes, businesses and …

Israeli jets break sound barrier in south Lebanon

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, …

Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish "de-escalation zones" in Syria, signing on to a Russian plan under which President Bashar …

What To Watch For In Mexico's Upcoming Election

Next month, Mexico’s most powerful state is holding gubernatorial elections. The establishment party is locked in a dead heat with the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) candidate Delfina Gomez. The knives are out against her. Should Gomez win in June, it will set the stage for the next 12 …

Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes

MOSCOW — Russia on Friday froze a critical agreement on military cooperation with the United States in Syria after an American military strike, warning that the operation would further corrode already dismal relations between Moscow and Washington.<p>Syria, Russia’s ally, condemned the American …

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Putin condemns Trump's attack on Syria as a "violation of the norms of international law"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned President Donald Trump for initiating missile attacks on al-Shayrat, a Syrian military airfield, …

China, Saudi Arabia eye $65 billion in deals as king visits

BEIJING (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth as much as $65 billion on the first day of a visit to Beijing on Thursday, as the world’s largest oil exporter looks to cement ties with the world’s second-largest economy.<p>The deals included a memorandum of …

Trump resets U.S.-Saudi relations, in Saudi Arabia’s favor

By Josh Rogin<p>Josh Rogin<p>Columnist covering foreign policy and national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>President Trump’s new deal with Saudi Arabia is really good — for the Saudis. After publicly bashing the kingdom for years, Trump completely reversed course Tuesday and rolled out the red carpet …

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Russia and the Syrian regime bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria, U.S. general says

By Dan Lamothe<p>Dan Lamothe<p>Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Russian and Syrian regime forces bombed U.S.-backed fighters Tuesday in villages near the Syrian city of al-Bab, a U.S. general said Wednesday, characterizing the incident as a likely mistake.<p>Army Lt. Gen. …

Middle East

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA — here's what you need to know

It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico.<p>President Trump, in particular, …

Trump wants to push back against Iran, but Iran is now more powerful than ever

By Liz Sly and<p>Liz Sly<p>Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Loveday Morris<p>Loveday Morris<p>Jerusalem bureau chief covering the Middle East<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BEIRUT — President Trump’s tough talk on Iran is winning him friends in the Arab world, but it also …

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Travelers arrive in US to hugs and tears after ban is lifted

BOSTON (AP) — Travelers from the seven predominantly Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump enjoyed tearful reunions with loved ones in …

A Tycoon With Ties To China's President Is Missing

There are concerns that Chinese authorities took him out of Hong Kong and over the border into mainland China.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>A tycoon with ties to China's president has gone missing, and there are concerns that Chinese authorities took him out of Hong Kong and over the border into …

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Iran Test-Fires Medium Range Ballistic Missile: U.S. Officials

World<p>Iran has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile, the first launch of its kind since President Donald Trump took office, according to two U.S. defense officials.<p>The United States deemed the launch to be a failure, after the missile flew more than 500 miles before crashing, according to the …

Trump’s executive order on immigration is a self-inflicted wound

By Editorial Board<p>ON SUNDAY, a White House official told reporters that President Trump’s order for temporary travel bans on visitors from seven countries and on refugees, as well as an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees, was “a massive success story in terms of implementation on every single …

Iran Missile Launch Detected, a Possible Violation of U.N. Resolution

Israel, U.S. senators quickly demanded new U.N. sanctions in response<p>WASHINGTON—Iran staged a missile test launch, U.S. officials said Monday, posing a possible violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and an early challenge to the Trump administration’s campaign pledge to confront …

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Trump reverses abortion policy for aid to NGOs

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Monday reinstating the so-called Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding.<p>Surrounded by a crowd of men, for which he was …

TPP vs RCEP? Trade deals explained

<b>(CNN) —</b> With US President Donald Trump withdrawing his country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), its future is now doomed.<p>Trump campaigned against TPP, warning that it would cost US jobs and comparing it to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by President Bill Clinton.<p>His …

EU to Trump: Trade barriers, building walls 'doomed to fail'

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday told President Donald Trump that his "America First" and protectionist trade policies are "doomed to …

Russia, Turkey join in airstrikes against Islamic State in northern Syria

By Karen DeYoung<p>Karen DeYoung<p>Associate editor and senior national security correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Russia and Turkey conducted their first joint air operations Wednesday in Syria, bombing Islamic State positions in and around the northwestern town of al-Bab, where U.S. jets also struck …

Middle East

ISIS is dropping bombs with drones in Iraq

The quadcopter menace<p>The latest bomber to make its debut over Iraq has four engines, no cockpit, and a flight time limited by the length of its battery. ISIS, the radical insurgent group holding territory in both Syria and Iraq, is fighting for its life in Mosul, the large city in Northern Iraq it …

White House: Assad using 'depraved tactics'

Syrian President Bashar Assad has crossed all lines, the White House said Wednesday, decrying the strongman’s “depraved tactics.”<p>“I think the Assad regime has demonstrated that they’ve crossed all the lines in pursuit of their goals,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters …

The Putin push: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorability among Republicans has grown over two years

<b>In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts at a meeting with Russian and foreign cultural figures in the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. At right, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky. At left back, Russia's Vakhtangov theater director Kirill</b> …

Had a war like Syria's started in Europe, refugees would be treated better: Jordan's Prince Ali

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If the war in Syria had taken place in Europe, the world would have reacted more quickly to foster peace and treated millions of refugees fleeing the protracted conflict more humanely, said Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein.<p>Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al …