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September 6, 2017 10:11 PM Facebook accounts from Russia bought ads during US campaign

Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 US presidential election, the social network said. Although the number of ads is relatively small, the disclosure provides a more detailed peek into what investigators believe 107

September 6, 2017 3:04 PM Draw Against Honduras Keeps U.S. World Cup Hopes Alive

Final qualifying matches against Panama and Trinidad & Tobago are likely must-win contests With just minutes to play and their World Cup hopes hanging in the balance, the U.S. men’s national team got a goal from Bobby Wood to earn a 1-1 tie on the road in Honduras that may go a long way toward getting them to Russia next year. In the chaos following 33

September 5, 2017 5:36 PM U.S. Opens Way to Boost Arms Sales to Asia Allies

Trump offers billions of dollars in new American military equipment to Japan and South Korea in response to North Korea threat President Donald Trump pressed harder on potential military options in North Korea, offering billions of dollars in new American military equipment to allies in Asia and saying South Korea should use bigger conventional payloads 44

September 5, 2017 9:45 AM China's Xi wants to put relations with India on 'right track'

XIAMEN, China (Reuters) - China wants to put its relationship with India on the “right track”, President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, as the two countries sought to mend ties damaged by a recent tense Himalayan border standoff. The meeting was the first between the two leaders since Chinese and Indian troops ended a standoff 75

September 5, 2017 9:27 AM Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The strike, which was launched from the Mediterranean, destroyed command and communications posts, as well as ammunition 53

September 5, 2017 4:04 AM On DACA, President Trump Has No Easy Path

“It’s not clear what delaying this for six months means,” said Mark Krikorian, an immigration hard-liner who runs the Center for Immigration Studies who has supported the president’s actions to curtail immigration. “He’s being pulled in a bunch of different directions, and because he doesn’t have any strong ideological anchor, or deep knowledge of the issue 115

September 5, 2017 3:46 AM China’s Xi slams unwillingness to combat climate change

XIAMEN, China — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday warned that the world economy faces growing risks and uncertainties from countries turning inward on trade and resisting combating climate change, delivering an implicit rebuke to his American counterpart, Donald Trump. Xi didn’t refer to the United States by name, although Trump has said trade 64

September 5, 2017 1:20 AM The Latest: South Korea conducts live-fire naval drills

The Latest: South Korea conducts live-fire naval drills South Korea's navy has conducted a live-fire exercise in waters off the country's eastern coast as Seoul continued its displays of military capability following North Korea's latest nuclear test. Seoul's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that warships including a 2,500-ton frigate, a 1000-ton patrol 84

September 4, 2017 12:31 PM Merkel ally cites thousands of cyber attacks from Russian IP addresses

BERLIN (Reuters) - A top leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party said her website had been hit by thousands of cyber attacks -- many from Russian IP addresses -- before Sunday’s televised election debate. German intelligence and government officials have often voiced concerns that Moscow could seek to interfere in the Sept. 24 national 87

September 4, 2017 8:15 AM The Latest: Seoul says US, South’s security advisers talk

South Korea says Donald Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster spoke with his South Korean counterpart on Monday, a third time the two spoke since North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. South Korea’s presidential office said Chung Eui-yong, President Moon Jae-in’s national security director, spoke with McMaster for 30 minutes on the phone on Monday 75