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May 15, 2018 5:01 AM Australia's leader backs foreign minister's work on China

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia's prime minister has rejected a former diplomat's opinion that the country needs a new foreign minister to thaw relations with China. Geoff Raby was Australia's ambassador to Beijing from 2007 to 2011. He used a scathing column in The Australian Financial Review newspaper on Tuesday to call for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop 30

May 6, 2018 7:04 AM Tunisia holds 1st local election since 2011 Arab Spring

TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisians are voting in their first local election since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution, a ballot seen as a crucial step toward consolidating the North African nation's exceptional democracy. The country's 5.3 million voters will have more than 2,000 candidate lists to choose from in Sunday's vote for city and town councils. Women make up 49 percent 25

May 1, 2018 11:23 AM Iraq’s Shiite-Sunni Divide Eases

Grim outcome of Islamic State’s sectarian violence prompts Sunni politicians to ally with former Shiite foes FALLUJAH—The highway to this western Iraqi city, long synonymous with Sunni resistance against Iraq’s Shiite-led government, now showcases signs the sectarian tensions that have ravaged the country for 15 years are ebbing. The road to Fallujah 21

May 1, 2018 1:44 AM Clare Russell Gregorian, public radio patron and reproductive rights activist, dies at 80

Clare Russell Gregorian (r.) died on April 27 after a long struggle with chronic pulmonary disease. Clare Russell Gregorian, a reproductive rights advocate, public radio booster and devoted family matriarch, died Friday after a long struggle with chronic pulmonary disease. She was 80. Gregorian launched a successful campaign to create Rhode Island Public 818

April 28, 2018 11:21 AM Turkey: Ex-president won't run against Erdogan in elections

ISTANBUL – Former Turkish president Abdullah Gul has announced he would not be running in early elections, dispelling rumors of his candidacy. Speaking in Istanbul Saturday, Gul said he would have considered running as a presidential candidate had there been "widespread agreement and desire" for him to do so. The ex-president left politics in 2014 but his name is often 28

April 28, 2018 4:09 AM Cosby verdict met with conflicting emotions by some blacks

Cosby verdict met with conflicting emotions by some blacks It is difficult to overstate the pride, admiration and sense of ownership many black Americans felt watching Bill Cosby at the height of his career in the 1980s and '90s. As Dr. Cliff Huxtable, Cosby starred in a top-rated network sitcom about a loving, successful black couple and their wholesome 30

April 28, 2018 3:35 AM Donald Trump may have just had a breakthrough

How the Macron-Trump bromance evolved Frida Ghitis, a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a frequent opinion contributor to CNN and The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. (CNN)Something remarkable has just happened in the Trump administration 686

April 25, 2018 9:41 PM Rep. Steve Scalise Says Kanye Should Support Trump's Re-Election Bid

Steve Scalise wishes he could be out on the baseball field with his GOP pals almost a year after he was shot at the Congressional baseball team practice -- and he also has advice for Kanye West on his future run for Prez. We got the Republican House Majority Whip Wednesday at Reagan National Airport, and asked what he thought of Sen. Jeff Flake and other 545

April 25, 2018 5:26 PM Kanye West Says He Loves Donald Trump and You Can't Change His Mind

Kanye West doesn't care what 'mob' mentality says, he loves President Trump ... even though he doesn't agree with all of his politics. Kanye declared his allegiance to Trump's "dragon energy" ... in response to DJ Ebro saying Ye had confessed to loving Trump. As you know, Kanye's not one to run from a controversy, and instead he fully leaned into POTUS 421

April 24, 2018 2:15 PM Kourtney Kardashian Bombarded For Selfies on Capitol Hill

Kourtney Kardashian was just like any ol' senator or congresswoman walking through the hallways of the Capitol Tuesday in a suit and on a mission to change the law ... until she was bombarded for selfies. The eldest Kardashian didn't say much on her way to talk about regulating cosmetics and other personal care products, but couldn't resist the opportunity 39