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Day 1 of U.S.-China trade talks ends with hopes for limited deal
Top U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrapped up the first day of trade talks in more than two months on Thursday as business groups expressed optimism the two sides might be able to ease a 15-month trade war and delay a U.S. tariff hike scheduled for next week.
Brexit deal can be done by October 31, Ireland says after 'positive' Johnson meeting
A Brexit deal could be clinched by the end of October to allow the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said after what he called a very positive meeting with Boris Johnson.
US senators propose tough sanctions on Turkey unless it leaves Syria
A bipartisan group of US senators said Wednesday they have agreed on far-reaching sanctions to be slapped on NATO ally Turkey if its forces do not withdraw from neighboring Syria.
Ukraine president says 'no blackmail' in phone call with Trump
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told reporters Thursday his controversial July call with President Trump involved no bribe, blackmail or quid pro quo, as impeachment-minded Democrats claim.
Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country’s military incursion in Syria as an occupation.
Typhoon to Bring 2 Feet of Rain, Strong Winds to Tokyo
A powerful typhoon was forecast to bring 2 feet of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area this weekend, and Japan’s government warned people Friday to stockpile supplies and evacuate before it’s too dangerous.
Oil prices jump 2% after Iran says two missiles struck one of its tankers
Oil prices rose sharply on Friday morning after Iranian officials said that two rockets had struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea.
Netanyahu condemns Turkish invasion of Syrian Kurdistan, offers aid
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denounced Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria and said Israel was prepared to offer humanitarian aid to the Kurds in Syria facing an onslaught from Ankara.
Inside the United States
Supreme Court hesitant to expand discrimination protection to LGBTQ employees
Supreme Court justices Tuesday questioned if expanding discrimination protection to transgender workers would soon mean grappling with men in the women’s room or men playing women’s sports.
California governor says broad power shutdown to prevent fires 'unacceptable'
California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires 'unacceptable', as gale-force winds and dry weather posed a critical fire threat to the north of the state.
Supreme Court to Consider Reviewing Case of High Schooler Forced to Recite Islamic Conversion Prayer
The case of a Christian high school student who was forced to write the Islamic Creed at school is slated to come before a U.S. Supreme Court conference on Oct. 11.
Democrat Congressmen Smear Liberty University’s Religious Beliefs
A pair of Democrat congressmen took cheap shots at Liberty University and made unfounded accusations about the school’s religious beliefs in a scathing letter to the Secretary of Education.