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US to press Russia for help countering Iran in Syria
A senior official in the Trump administration on Tuesday said that the US was going to tell Russia that Iran should withdraw from Syria, and ask for Moscow’s suggestions on how to counter Tehran’s influence in the region.
Syria: Iran is not leaving, despite U.S. and Israeli pressure
A Syrian official told Russian media that there are no plans for Iran to reduce its troop levels in the country, even if the US and Israel seek to offer Russia a deal.
Trump prepared to talk to Iran but says always a chance of military action
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to talk to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani but that there was always a chance of U.S. military action against the Islamic Republic.
Trump, May, World Leaders To Mark 75th Anniversary Of D-Day Invasion
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Theresa May, and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to gather with other world leaders in southern England to mark the anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II.
Thousands mark Tiananmen 30th anniversary in Hong Kong candlelight vigil
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi-autonomous territory, even as its own civil liberties are under threat.
Chinese President To Arrive In Russia Amid 'New Era' Of Friendship
China's president is headed for Moscow to mark what a Kremlin official said was a new era of friendship and economic ties.
Russian fighter jet said to harass US Navy spy plane over Mediterranean
The US army has complained that a Russian fighter jet harassed a surveillance plane over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday by intercepting it three times in three hours.
'My suffering is unbearable': Girl, 17, 'legally euthanised'
A 17-year-old Dutch girl has been legally euthanized in the Netherlands, according to the country's media.
Kushner heads to Brussels to brief EU officials on peace plan
US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East peace adviser Jared Kushner will hold talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Tuesday, and is expected to give a briefing on details of the US peace plan.
Former PM Ehud Barak poised to announce Labor leadership bid
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak is close to making a final decision on whether he will run for the head of the Labour party.
EU urges US to respect both sides in Mideast peace moves
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging the United States to respect the needs of both Israelis and the Palestinians in any future Mideast peace moves.
Inside the United States
House Democrats pass 'Dream Act' despite likely Senate block
The House passed the 'Dream and Promise Act,' which provides a pathway to citizenship for 2.5 million people who came to the United States illegally as children as well as foreigners living here under temporary protected status.
Strong majority of Americans say premarital sex, divorce are 'morally acceptable': Gallup
An increasing majority of Americans view divorce, sex outside of marriage, gay relationships and birth control as morally acceptable while a majority of Americans continue to view abortion as morally wrong, according to new Gallup data.
Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Maine Goes to Governor
The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state’s tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate.
Quake swarm unleashes 400 tiny temblors on Southern California
More than 430 tiny temblors have rattled Southern California in the past 10 days or so, some just strong enough to be felt by residents, LAist reports.