BEIRUT—Lebanon’s new government received a tepid welcome on Wednesday as police used water cannons to prevent protesters from marching on parliament and the Trump administration said it wasn’t certain
WASHINGTON—House Democrats argued that President Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine to launch investigations that could help him politically warranted his removal from office, saying during the first day
WASHINGTON—President Trump said the head injuries suffered by American service members in an Iranian missile strike weren’t “very serious,” prompting angry replies from some veterans advocates. Speaking
Voters in Washington state’s most populous county can use their phones to vote in a local election that began Wednesday, in what officials think is the most extensive use of mobile voting in a U.S. election.
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to reinstate a Montana program providing state aid to religious schools, after arguments in which conservative justices cited anti-Catholic sentiment
WASHINGTON—District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine sued President Trump’s inaugural committee and his family business on Wednesday, alleging that the committee abused its nonprofit status by
Airline passengers might soon have to leave their emotional support animals at home. A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation would permit airlines to stop accepting emotional support
WASHINGTON—Key U.S. intelligence powers are due for renewal by Congress in March, setting the stage for a potential showdown over the broader framework of government surveillance after a recent watchdog
President Trump said he hoped to clinch a trade agreement with Europe before the 2020 U.S. presidential election, promised overhauls of the World Trade Organization and signaled concern over calling witnesses
Bernie Sanders says he is running a positive presidential campaign, but some of his aides and supporters are testing those boundaries. “You didn’t see me say a word about any other candidate tonight,”
A global hunt for the source of embarrassing information made public about Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos points to two actors on separate continents. On Wednesday, two United Nations officials said that
A fresh trade deal between the U.S. and China that could see tariffs rolled back might be possible before November, although there is no deadline, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday.
The impeachment trial of President Trump exchanged the ceremony of last week’s opening session for a bruising battle over rules on Tuesday, as a somber Capitol Hill adjusted to new restrictions on lawmakers
WASHINGTON—Senators approved rules early Wednesday morning for the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, after President Trump’s legal team clashed with Democrats over their allegations
FORT MEADE, Md.—Attorneys for accused plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks sought to put the government on trial, calling to the stand a psychologist who helped design and execute harsh interrogations
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration plans to add seven countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, along with others in Africa and
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied requests to quickly decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act, a move that is likely to make the health-care law play less of a role in the 2020 election.
DAVOS, Switzerland—President Trump touted what he described as a “blue-collar boom” transforming the American economy and hailed the U.S. trade agreement with China in a speech to global business and leaders,
A once-secret U.S. military cyber operation launched during the last year of the Obama administration to disrupt Islamic State’s online presence underwent a delayed rollout due to interagency disagreements
U.S. officials are subjecting Chinese academic institutions to greater scrutiny over fears they are exploiting ties to U.S. businesses and universities to promote China’s economic and military goals. have
DAVOS, Switzerland—Italy and Britain will face U.S. tariffs if they proceed with a tax on digital companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned.
WASHINGTON—President Trump’s legal team urged the Senate to swiftly reject the House’s two articles of impeachment against him, calling the case frivolous and dangerous while offering for the first time
BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised more action to help Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó after the two met Monday on the sidelines of a counterterrorism conference in Bogotá.
France and the U.S. have struck a truce on the divisive issue of taxing digital giants like Google parent Alphabet Inc., averting a trade war on the matter—at least for now. The detente comes after the
VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Lawyers for Huawei Technologies Co. executive Meng Wanzhou argued in a Canadian court against her extradition to the U.S., saying the sanctions against Iran that she is accused
RICHMOND, Va.—Thousands of pro-gun demonstrators gathered peacefully around the state Capitol to protest proposed firearm restrictions, with officials relieved that the event failed to attract extremist