Latest News Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Troops 2017-10-17T00:32:09.000000000+00:00 President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed service members, as well as calls and letters. Iraqi Forces Sweep Into Kirkuk, Checking Kurdish Independence Drive 2017-10-17T00:28:21.000000000+00:00 Government troops seize a crucial city and oil fields from separatists who have been pressing for an independent state in northern Iraq. Editorial: Under Mr. Trump, America Surrenders 2017-10-17T00:12:38.000000000+00:00 By backing out of international commitments, he is ceding the future to the powers he claims to be protecting Americans from. Venezuelan Opposition Denounces Latest Vote as Ruling Party Makes Gains 2017-10-17T00:02:50.000000000+00:00 The results, with pro-government candidates winning a majority of state races, shocked many and raised new questions about the integrity of the nation’s electoral system. As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated 2017-10-16T23:47:17.000000000+00:00 It censors online expression, but it has also taken a hard line against fake news, hacking and deception. Right and Left React to Bannon’s Harsh Words for McConnell 2017-10-16T23:41:46.000000000+00:00 Writers from across the political spectrum on the continuing rifts inside the Republican Party. Somalia Blasts Reveal Glaring Security Lapse and Possible Shabab Infiltration 2017-10-16T23:28:44.000000000+00:00 Even in a country accustomed to pervasive violence, the double truck bombings that killed hundreds in Mogadishu on Saturday was a shock. LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time 2017-10-16T23:23:20.000000000+00:00 Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe. Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is No Party for Honest Men 2017-10-16T23:23:11.000000000+00:00 Republicans on taxes: the most dishonest selling job in U.S. political history. Trump and McConnell Strive for Comity Amid Rising Tensions 2017-10-16T23:22:37.000000000+00:00 President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, put on a public display of bonhomie, waving aside reports of a disintegrating relationship.