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Paul Ryan Said He’s Ready to End Trump Standoff

House Speaker Paul Ryan has begun telling confidants that he wants to end his standoff with Donald Trump in part because he’s worried the split has sharpened divisions in the Republican Party, according to two people close to the lawmaker. Ryan aides say nothing has been decided about a possible Trump endorsement. But Trump’s campaign

Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Seeks to Quell Protests

 Thailand’s army imposed martial law nationwide after months of political turmoil that brought down an elected leader and tipped the economy into a contraction. The move is not a coup and people should not be concerned, Army Chief Prayuth Chan-Ocha said on local television. The military is seeking to restore order and asks political groups

Ukraine ˜Close to Civil War as You Can Get,’ Russia Says

Ukraine “is as close to civil war as you can get” and a solution must be found that satisfies all regions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Russia has “no intention” of sending its troops anywhere, Lavrov said in an interview today with Bloomberg Television at the Foreign Ministry building in central Moscow. While holding

Use of Stolen Passports on Vanished Jet Raises Concern About Terrorism

The use of stolen passports by two passengers to board a Malaysian airliner that vanished over the South China Sea sends a “red flag” that terrorism may have played a part, according to security officials and analysts. Groups such as al-Qaeda have sought to crash planes into oceans to cover up evidence, they said. A