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Past articles by J. Weston:

Mexico's Fiery Populist Savior May Be Too Good to Be True

Will the electrifying Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s “messiah complex” be his undoing? → Read More

Mexico Plays the 'China Card' on NAFTA

The possibility President Trump will pull out of NAFTA has prompted his Mexican counterpart to court China. → Read More

Is This the End of Duterte's Drug War?

The death of a 17-year-old is shifting public opinion against the Filipino president’s deadly campaign. → Read More

What to Do With Venezuela?

President Trump said he was considering a “military option,” but the best U.S. intervention may be none at all. → Read More

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Convicted Criminal

A federal judge has found the former Maricopa County, Arizona, lawman guilty of contempt of court. → Read More

What Can Trump Do About MS-13?

In a graphic speech Friday, the president threatened to track down and deport gang members in the United States. But the administration’s overall strategy isn’t clear. → Read More

Congress Comes to an Agreement on Russia Sanctions

The bill includes a modification that could block President Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow. → Read More

Court Rules U.K.'s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Can Proceed

A lawsuit by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade had accused the British government of violating humanitarian laws. → Read More

U.S. Fears Dispute Over Qatar Will Intensify

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will fly to Kuwait next week to meet with officials mediating the talks. → Read More

Syrian Fighters Breach a Historic Wall in Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces blew two holes in the Rafiqah Wall, which ISIS used as a defensive position. → Read More

Iran Signs a $5 Billion Energy Deal with France's Total

The deal is the first with a foreign energy company since sanctions were lifted. → Read More

Trump Carries on His "Morning Joe" Attack

Trump belittled the hosts as “Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika.” → Read More

A Shooting in a New York City Hospital

Early reports indicate at least two people were shot at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. → Read More

Trump Says He's Sending the Feds Into Chicago

The city will get 20 additional federal agents and is also creating a task force to target the flow of illegal guns. → Read More

Trump Created a Problem for U.S. Farmers

The President derided NAFTA as the worst deal ever, but the agricultural industry doesn’t think so. → Read More

Trump Doesn't Understand MS-13

The president may be overstating the gang’s impact. → Read More

A Cyberattack on Britain's House of Parliament

The incident left some members unable to access their email accounts. → Read More

It Took an Hour to Report the USS Fitzgerald Crash

Authorities are examining why the container ship made a U-turn, and why it took so long to call the Japanese coast guard. → Read More

U.S. Navy Calls Off Its Search for Missing Sailors

Their bodies were found inside a flooded compartment in the USS Fitzgerald, which had crashed the day before with a container ship. → Read More

A Mistrial in the Cosby Case

The jury was deadlocked after six days of deliberation, and now prosecutors will decide whether to retry the former actor and comedian. → Read More