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Vice President Mike Pence briefs the media at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 20, 2017.

Vice President Pence reassures EU about Trump’s support

By Roberta Rampton and Alastair Macdonald, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 9:51 a.m.
“Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values and above all, the same purpose to promote peace and prosperity through freedom, democracy and the rule of law,” Vice President Mike Pence said.

Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport Kim Jong Nam’s murder

By Joseph Sipalan and Praveen Menon, Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
Four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport and apparently killed by a fast-acting poison.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Trump administration considering ‘more streamlined’ version of travel ban

By Michael Birnbaum and Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
Legal analysts have said a new executive order that maintains bans would not likely allay the concerns of federal judges who put the original order on hold.
U.S. Sen. John McCain speaks at the opening of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 17, 2017.

John McCain defends media after Trump’s calls them ‘the enemy’

By Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
“I hate the press. I hate you especially,” McCain told interviewer Chuck Todd of NBC. “But the fact is we need you. We need a free press.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addresses a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 16, 2017.

Trump’s defense chief sees no military collaboration with Russia

By Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 10:31 a.m.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he did not see possible military collaboration with Russia now, in a blow to Moscow’s hopes to mend ties with Washington after Trump’s election.

China death toll from bird flu soars to 79

By Reuters on Feb. 15, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefs the media during a NATO defense ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 15, 2017.

Mattis issues ultimatum to NATO allies on defense spending

By Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2017, at 11:35 a.m.
The U.S. defense secretary warned that if NATO members do not boost their defense spending to goals set by the alliance, the United States may alter its relationship with them.

Kremlin dismisses report of Trump campaign contacts with Russian spies

By Maria Tsvetkova and Alessandra Prentice, Reuters on Feb. 15, 2017, at 8:23 a.m.
Russia dismissed on Wednesday as groundless a U.S. media report that said members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had had contacts with Russian intelligence officials.
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The sun rises along the Hungary and Serbia border fence near the village of Asotthalom, Hungary, Oct. 2, 2016.

A Hungarian village declared ‘war’ on Muslim immigration. Few objected.

By Rick Noack, The Washington Post on Feb. 14, 2017, at 10:37 a.m.
The Hungarian village of Asotthalom has only two Muslim residents, but that hasn’t stopped its mayor from declaring war on Muslim immigration.

North Korea fires ballistic missile, first since Trump elected

By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post on Feb. 12, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
Some analysts thought the launch could have been the first stages of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States.

Are elevated Fukushima radiation levels cause for alarm?

By Anna Fifield and Yuki Oda, The Washington Post on Feb. 08, 2017, at 8:13 p.m.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks to a group of Belgian reporters in this handout picture provided by SANA on February 7, 2017, Syria.

Syria has secretly executed thousands of political prisoners, rights group says

By Liz Sly, Washington Post on Feb. 08, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
The killings took place over a four-year period between 2011 and 2015 in the notorious Sednaya facility outside Damascus.
Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny attends a hearing at the Lublinsky district court in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 1, 2016.

Putin foe Alexey Navalny found guilty in retrial, threatening 2018 presidential run

By Andrew Roth, Washington Post on Feb. 08, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.
A regional Russian court on Wednesday declared opposition leader Alexey Navalny guilty in a retrial of a 2013 embezzlement case, a felony conviction that may prevent the whistleblower from participating in Russia’s 2018 presidential elections.
Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2017.

At least 20 dead in bomb blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

By Reuters on Feb. 07, 2017, at 8:24 a.m.
At least 20 people were killed Tuesday in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in the center of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, government officials said, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks on the judiciary.

Rescuers work to reach areas hit by deadly Afghanistan avalanches

By Reuters on Feb. 07, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
Afghan officials were working on Monday to reach remote villages after avalanches and heavy snow killed at least 119 people around the country.

Louvre attacker refuses to speak to investigators

By Reuters on Feb. 05, 2017, at 2:18 p.m.
Abdullah Reda al-Hamahmy, an Egyptian, was shot several times Friday after attacking soldiers as he cried “Allahu Akbar” in what French President Francois Hollande described as a terrorist attack.
President Donald Trump is depicted beheading the Statue of Liberty in this illustration on the cover of the latest issue of German news magazine Der Spiegel.

German magazine defends cover showing Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

By Reuters on Feb. 05, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
he editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel said a front cover illustration of Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty was a response by the German magazine to threats against democracy.

Israel takes step toward allowing export of medical marijuana

By Reuters on Feb. 05, 2017, at 10:27 a.m.
An Israeli government committee gave an initial nod Sunday for the export of medical marijuana in what could be a windfall for companies in Israel, widely regarded as a leader in research in the field.
A general view shows the Carrousel du Louvre and the Louvre Pyramid as French police secure the site in Paris, France, Feb. 3, 2017 after a French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with a machete and carrying two bags on his back as he tried to enter the Paris Louvre museum.

French soldier shoots, wounds machete-wielding attacker at Paris’ Louvre

By Michel Rose and Elizabeth Pineau, Reuters on Feb. 04, 2017, at 7:31 a.m.
A French soldier shot and seriously wounded a man armed with machetes who attacked him Friday near the entrance to the Paris Louvre museum shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), in what President Francois Hollande said was a terrorist attack.
Behnam Partopour, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student from Iran, is greeted by his sister Bahar (left) at Logan Airport after he cleared U.S. customs and immigration on an F1 student visa in Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. 3, 2017. Partopour was originally turned away from a flight to the U.S. following President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban.

State Department says about 60,000 visas revoked due to travel ban; Justice Department attorney says 100,000

By Justin Jouvenal, Rachel Weiner and Ann E. Marimow, The Washington Post on Feb. 04, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
More than 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Trump’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, an attorney for the government asserted Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.