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Mattis's Successor Signals He Wants to End the Pentagon's Long Silence

MATTIS'S SUCCESSOR SIGNALS HE WANTS TO END THE PENTAGON'S LONG SILENCE

Mark Esper is beefing up his media relations team. But is it too late?

The United States Will Miss China's Money

THE UNITED STATES WILL MISS CHINA'S MONEY

The rattled stock market gets all the trade war attention, but it's the sharp decline in China's U.S. investments that should alarm...

 
 
 
There Once Was a President Who Hated War

THERE ONCE WAS A PRESIDENT WHO HATED WAR

American elites used to see war as a tragic necessity. Now they're completely addicted to it.

Meet Israel's New Kingmaker

MEET ISRAEL'S NEW KINGMAKER

Avigdor Lieberman could determine whether Benjamin Netanyahu gets another term. What does he want?

 
 
 
Will Hong Kong Flare Up or Flame Out?

WILL HONG KONG FLARE UP OR FLAME OUT?

How the protesters got here-and what will happen next.

Our Top Weekend Reads

OUR TOP WEEKEND READS

Enforced calm in Kashmir, protests continue in Hong Kong, and Trump goes for Greenland.

 
 
 
How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators

HOW WAR TRAUMATIZES THE VICTIMS AND THE PERPETRATORS

On the podcast: A new film explores the experience of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.

American Imperialists Have Always Dreamed of Greenland

AMERICAN IMPERIALISTS HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF GREENLAND

Trump's reported hopes of buying the Danish island exemplify his 19th-century values.

 
 
 
Why Did Gibraltar Release an Iranian Tanker?

WHY DID GIBRALTAR RELEASE AN IRANIAN TANKER?

Plus: Trump tries to add Greenland to his real estate portfolio, a U.N. Security Council meeting on Kashmir, and the other stories...

State Department Watchdog Censures Two Trump Appointees for Harassing Career Staffers

STATE DEPARTMENT WATCHDOG CENSURES TWO TRUMP APPOINTEES FOR HARASSING CAREER STAFFERS

Report says the two appointees targeted career officials they perceived as politically disloyal.

 
 
 
America The Mediocre

AMERICA THE MEDIOCRE

Americans think they're No. 1. They're wrong in so many ways.

Nigeria's Child Veterans Are Still Living a Nightmare

NIGERIA'S CHILD VETERANS ARE STILL LIVING A NIGHTMARE

The war against Boko Haram saw kids drafted by both sides. Now they need assistance and a post-conflict future.

 
 
 
Boris Johnson Needs a Second Referendum to Stay in Power

BORIS JOHNSON NEEDS A SECOND REFERENDUM TO STAY IN POWER

A general election in the wake of a chaotic no-deal Brexit is too great a risk. For a man who has always wanted to occupy No. 10 Downing...

What the Last Recession Tells Us About the Next One

WHAT THE LAST RECESSION TELLS US ABOUT THE NEXT ONE

A transcript of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's remarks in Paris.

 
 
 
Young Voters Care About Abortion Policy. Argentine Politicians Are Ignoring Them

YOUNG VOTERS CARE ABOUT ABORTION POLICY. ARGENTINE POLITICIANS ARE IGNORING THEM

The youth vote is becoming increasingly important in Argentina, but the leading presidential candidates are deliberately avoiding the...

Taiwan Boosts Military Spending as China Looms

TAIWAN BOOSTS MILITARY SPENDING AS CHINA LOOMS

Taipei unveiled a significant increase in its defense budget, with an eye to Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong.

 
 
 
Erdogan Plays Washington Like a Fiddle

ERDOGAN PLAYS WASHINGTON LIKE A FIDDLE

As U.S. policymakers worry about their special relationship with Ankara, Turkey's president knows it's already dead.

On India's Independence day, Kashmir Is on Lockdown

ON INDIA'S INDEPENDENCE DAY, KASHMIR IS ON LOCKDOWN

Plus: Reports of Chinese paramilitaries near the Hong Kong border, the U.S. stock market falls, and the other stories we're following...

 
 
 

HOW OLD COURTS DERAIL NEW DEMOCRACIES

For the nations in Russia's orbit, holdouts in the judicial system are an Achilles' heel.

Time Is Running Out for Syrians in Lebanon

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SYRIANS IN LEBANON

Beirut is ready to send refugees home, but there isn't much for them to go back to.

 
 
 



Rep. Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Rep. Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Democratic U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Read more ...

Planned Parenthood Out Of Title X Over Trump Rule

Planned Parenthood Out Of Title X Over Trump Rule

The organization says it is leaving the federal family planning program because of rule changes under the Trump administration. Read more ...

U.S. prisons chief removed after Epstein's death

U.S. prisons chief removed after Epstein's death

WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr has removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey... Read more ...

WATCH: Florida man swings sword at jogger during fight over pile of trash

WATCH: Florida man swings sword at jogger during fight over pile of trash

Authorities are searching for a man caught on camera swinging a sword at another man during a fight over a discarded cart that was left in a pile of trash. Read more ...

There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren't...

There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren't stopped, authorities say

Authorities say they foiled three potential mass shootings this weekend after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out. Read more ...

NYPD fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo in chokehold death of Eric Garner

NYPD fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo in chokehold death of Eric Garner

NYPD cop Daniel Panatelo has been fired for causing the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced Monday. O'Neill's widely expected decision... Read more ...

NBA's Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team

NBA's Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team

WASHINGTON - Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is helping Howard University launch a Division I golf program. Read more ...

Report: Sox ace Chris Sale expected to avoid Tommy John surgery

Report: Sox ace Chris Sale expected to avoid Tommy John surgery

Following his last start six days ago, Sale felt soreness in his elbow and underwent an MRI. Read more ...

7th-grader donates $15,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

7th-grader donates $15,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Way to go, Diesel! Read more ...

Crazy video: Driver loses control during Zombie School Bus races in Clarksville

Crazy video: Driver loses control during Zombie School Bus races in Clarksville

Dramatic video shows a racing school bus lose control and crash at Sportsdome Speedway in Clarksville. Read more ...