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Russia providing mood music for House impeachment drama

Russia providing mood music for House impeachment drama

WASHINGTON — For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry, there’s a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this tale of international intrigue: Russia.
Former Sri Lankan defence chief wins presidential vote

Former Sri Lankan defence chief wins presidential vote

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defence official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, registered a comfortable victory Sunday in the natio
US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea

US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea

BANGKOK — U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the United States and South Korea have indefinitely postponed a joint military exercise in an “act of goodwill” toward North Korea.
Saudi Aramco to sell small stake on Riyadh exchange

Saudi Aramco to sell small stake on Riyadh exchange

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Saudi Aramco is going to sell a 1.5% stake in its company on Riyadh’s stock exchange. That’s according to documents released on Sunday by the company.
Prince Charles and Camilla begin weeklong New Zealand trip

Prince Charles and Camilla begin weeklong New Zealand trip

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived in New Zealand on Sunday for a weeklong trip, during which they plan to visit the city of Christchurch and the historic treaty grounds at Waitangi, where the nation’s fou
Kaepernick throws passes for 40 minutes at odd NFL workout

Kaepernick throws passes for 40 minutes at odd NFL workout

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Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady dies unexpectedly

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady dies unexpectedly

DES MOINES, Iowa — Mark Cady, the soft-spoken chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court who wrote key decisions on gay marriage and abortion access that rankled social conservatives, has died at the age of 66.

Car bomb kills at least 18 in Syrian town held by Turkey

BEIRUT — A car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 18 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey’s Defence Ministry said.
Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker.

Israel strikes Hamas targets after 2 rockets fired from Gaza

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Israel said its aircraft hit military sites for Gaza’s Hamas rulers early Saturday after two rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave.