Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year....

Trump threatens to cut aid to countries that do not stop MS-13 gang migrants

President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday he was working on a plan to reduce U.S. aid to countries he says are doing nothing to stop MS-13 gang members from crossing into the United States illegally....

Most Fed policymakers say rate hike likely needed 'soon,' minutes show

Most Federal Reserve policymakers thought it likely another interest rate increase would be warranted "soon" if the U.S. economic outlook remains intact, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting showed....

Trump blocking critics on Twitter violates Constitution: judge

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users because doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution....

Exclusive: Israeli minister says U.S. may soon recognize Israel's hold on Golan

Israel is pressing the Trump administration to recognize its sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Wednesday, predicting U.S. assent could come within months....

Iran leader blasts U.S. for 'theatrical' pullout from nuclear deal

Iran's Supreme Leader on Wednesday launched a fresh broadside at Washington's rejection of a nuclear accord with Tehran, saying the U.S. pullout showed the Islamic Republic could not deal with a country that did not abide by its commitments....

Exclusive: Yulia Skripal - Attempted assassination turned my world upside down

Yulia Skripal survived an assassination attempt that UK authorities blame on Russia. But the daughter of one of Russia's most famous spies says she wants to return to her country "in the longer term", despite the poisoning....

Judge questions ex-Trump campaign chief's bid to suppress evidence

A federal judge expressed skepticism on Wednesday toward a request by lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by FBI agents working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller....

U.S. warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate worker

An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday....

Comcast prepares to top Disney's $50 billion offer for Fox

Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) confirmed for the first time on Wednesday it was preparing a higher, all-cash offer for the businesses that Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O) has agreed to sell to Walt Disney Co (DIS.N)....

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