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Noon President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee said Monday that former White House aide Annie Donaldson won't appear for a scheduled deposition because she is in her third trimester of pregnancy. The committee said she will instead answer written questions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives came out with legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base .

The first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate will take place Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. The debate is hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo. It will air live on all three networks from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT.

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Despite withering criticism, charges of hypocrisy and outright rejection from the intended beneficiaries, the Trump administration is plowing ahead with a $50 billion economic proposal to aid the Palestinians and hopes it will drive a much-anticipated but unseen Mideast peace

US Supreme Court takes up insurers' $12 billion Obamacare dispute

The justices will hear an appeal by a group of insurers of a lower court ruling that Congress had suspended the government's obligation to make the payments.

Iran plays down threat of new US sanctions

Tensions have flared after Iranian forces shot down a US drone Thursday.

Donald Trump says other countries should do more to protect oil tankers

U.S. President Donald Trump said that other countries, including China and Japan, should protect their own oil tankers in the Middle East.

Ailing Pakistan gets $3 billion bailout from Qatar

The Gulf state is the 4th nation that has come forward to rescue Pakistan from default during past 11 months.

China says it 'won't allow' G20 discussion on Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been rocked by major protests over a bill that would allow people to be extradited to the mainland to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist party.

Sri Lanka sees 5-10% drop in Indian tourist arrivals this year

Sri Lanka sees 5-10% drop in Indian tourist arrivals this year

India accounts for the most number of visitors to Sri Lanka.

Donald Trump is willing to talk to Iran, top U.S. adviser says

Donald Trump is willing to talk to Iran, top U.S. adviser says

The United States withdrew last year from the 2015 accord under which Iran accepted curbs to its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.

AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States.

Pakistan's ex-foreign minister Abdul Sattar dies: Foreign Office

Pakistan's ex-foreign minister Abdul Sattar dies: Foreign Office

Sattar, a career diplomat and two-time foreign minister, passed away on Sunday, according to the Foreign Office.

UK PM candidate Jeremy Hunt recalls 'bhang lassi in India' as the naughtiest thing he's ever done in life

UK PM candidate Jeremy Hunt recalls 'bhang lassi in India' as the naughtiest thing he's ever done in life

Hunt said ​​​rival Boris Johnson was a coward for avoiding public head-to-head debates on what to do about Brexit.

Biden: Congress should immediately make 'dreamers' citizens

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, unveiling his immigration policy outline ahead of the first 2020 debates , is calling for Congress to grant citizenship immediately to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children.

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