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U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

By ANDREW JACOBS and JANE PERLEZ February 25, 2017 DJIBOUTI — The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other’s cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea. With no shared border, China and the United States mostly circle each ...

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SoftBank of Japan Will Buy U.S. Private Equity Giant Fortress

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and LANDON THOMAS Jr. February 14, 2017 Over its three-decade existence, the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank and its founder, Masayoshi Son, have been known for ambitious and sometimes head-scratching moves. Now, SoftBank is nearing its most unusual move yet: It is buying Fortress Investment Group, an American private equity giant that oversees around ...

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Boris Johnson, British Foreign Secretary, Drops Dual U.S. Citizenship

LONDON — Boris Johnson, Britain’s colorful and blustery foreign secretary, who is perhaps best known for his leading role in campaigning for his country’s departure from the European Union, has given up his American citizenship, a United States Treasury Department list showed Wednesday. Born in New York, Mr. Johnson, 52, ...

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Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions

WASHINGTON — Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups in the country, according to American officials. Grisly photographs of children apparently killed ...

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For Europe, There’s a New Threat in Town: The U.S.

LONDON — The European Union is accustomed to crises. But it is probably safe to say that none of the 28 leaders who are gathering in Malta on Friday expected the crisis that has unexpectedly overtaken the agenda: the United States of America. Like much of the world, the European ...

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U.S. Prosecutors Outline Case Against Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo

By ALAN FEUER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM January 20, 2017 After eluding prosecution in the United States for decades and escaping from prison twice in Mexico, the crime lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo, appeared on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn and pleaded not guilty to charges that he had overseen ...

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El Chapo, Mexican Drug Kingpin, Is Extradited to U.S.

By AZAM AHMED January 19, 2017 MEXICO CITY — Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the notorious drug lord known as El Chapo who twice slipped out of high-security Mexican prisons and into criminal legend, was extradited to the United States on Thursday night, officials said, drawing to a close a decades-long quest to prosecute ...

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Russians Ridicule U.S. Charge That Kremlin Meddled to Help Trump

By ANDREW HIGGINS January 7, 2017 MOSCOW — Spies are usually thought of as bystanders who quietly steal secrets in the shadows. But the Russian versions, schooled in techniques used during the Cold War against the United States, have a more ambitious goal — shaping, not just snooping on, the politics of ...

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