Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a federal shutdown this weekend. Their efforts received a boost when President Donald Trump backed off his demands that money be included to build his wall with Mexico. House Republicans are also vetting proposed changes to their beleaguered health care overhaul that they hope will attract enough votes to eventually push the bill through the House.
Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey.
The United Nations secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries were meeting Tuesday in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen, considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises.
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Apr 25th - 1:54am
Australia's prime minister said Tuesday he was looking forward to meeting face-to-face soon with President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.
Germany's foreign minister says it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancels a meeting over the visiting official's appointment with groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel describes that encounter as "completely normal."
Australia's foreign minister and New Zealand's justice minister have joined hundreds of people on the site of the battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli to remember those who were killed on the 102nd anniversary of the start of the ill-fated campaign.
An analysis by The Associated Press shows President Donald Trump has accomplished just 10 of the 38 specific promises made in his 100-day "contract" with voters. The accomplishments came mostly through executive orders, such as withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Of 10 promises that require Congress to act, none has been achieved and most have not been introduced. Still, Trump says he's "done more than any other president in the first 100 days."
Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government.