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January 18, 2017 3:47 PM The Daily 202: Lamar Alexander is dragging Betsy DeVos across the finish line to become secretary of education

THE BIG IDEA: No senator has done more to shield a Donald Trump cabinet pick from scrutiny and tough questions than Lamar Alexander has for Betsy DeVos. After postponing the secretary of education nominee’s hearing for a week, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (known as HELP) rescheduled it for last night at the very unusual 37

October 21, 2016 10:10 AM Duterte didn't really mean 'separation' from U.S., Philippine officials say

MANILA The Philippines will maintain trade and economic ties with the United States and the West, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez said on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from Washington. Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he was paving the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with long-time 6

October 21, 2016 7:57 AM Philippines Backtracks on Rodrigo Duterte's 'Separation' From U.S. Comments

Duterte made his comments while paving the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance. The Philippines will maintain its trade and economic ties with the United States, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez said Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from Washington. Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he was paving 6

August 5, 2016 3:03 PM Rio Olympic Games kick off under cloud of insecurity

RIO DE JANEIRO — Despite a slew of robberies and terrorism arrests in the weeks leading up to Friday's opening ceremony, U.S. officials say they are confident that Brazilian security forces can fully protect the Olympic Games. American law enforcement has spent years training Brazilian officials and increased the level of information they share with their 22

February 22, 2016 4:49 PM Nigerian Navy Rescues Hijacked Oil Tanker, 1 Pirate Killed

The Nigerian navy says it has rescued a hijacked oil tanker in a dramatic night operation in which one pirate was killed. The Panama-flagged Maximus was escorted Monday into Lagos harbor. Rear Admiral Henry Babalola said it has four captured hijackers from Nigeria and Ghana as well as the crew of 18 from India, Pakistan, China, South Korea, Sudan and Ghana 13

January 9, 2016 11:33 PM Mexico willing to extradite recaptured drug lord Guzman

MEXICO CITY — Mexico is willing to extradite drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, a federal law enforcement official said Saturday, a sharp reversal from the official position after his last capture in 2014. “Mexico is ready. There are plans to cooperate with the U.S.,” said the Mexican official, who spoke on condition anonymity 25

December 24, 2015 7:11 PM Americans held in Iran during 444-day hostage crisis finally get compensation

Compensation for American Embassy personnel held hostage for 444 days in Iran more than three decades ago was hailed on Thursday by the former captives and the lawyers who for years fought Tehran and Washington to get a measure of vindication. A provision buried in a spending bill signed by President Obama last week will give up to $4.4 million to each of the 37 surviving 23

December 13, 2015 1:53 PM Russian Ship in Aegean Sea Fires Warning Shots at Turkish Vessel

Incident comes weeks after Turkey downed a Russian military jet MOSCOW—Russia summoned Turkey’s military attache in Moscow after a Russian patrol ship fired warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean Sea, the Russian military said Sunday, in an incident that risks reigniting tensions between the two nations after last month’s downing of a Russian 17

December 13, 2015 12:33 PM Russia says fired warning shots at Turkish ship in Aegean to avoid collision

MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday one of its warships, the destroyer Smetlivy, had been forced to fire warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision and that it had summoned the Turkish military attache over the incident. It said in a statement that the Turkish fishing vessel, which it did not name, had failed 43

November 30, 2015 9:14 AM 'Fast and Furious' French Trafficker Arrested in Bangkok

A French drug trafficker who was part of a notorious international network that authorities say copied tactics from Hollywood's "Fast and Furious" films was arrested in Bangkok, officials said Monday. Andre Cabau, 39, was arrested Friday for having entered Thailand with a fake French passport and will be deported to continue serving a sentence in France 27