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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate does not have to release its full report detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation and detention program following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Journalist Shawn Musgrave sought the 6,700-page document, citing a “common law right of access” to public records and asking the judge to recognize a legal argument ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Chinese leader Xi Jinping he understands Beijing’s “questions and concerns” about his invasion of Ukraine, a rare admission of tensions between the diplomatic allies. In their first in-person talks since the war began, Putin hailed “the balanced position of our Chinese friends on the Ukraine crisis” and offered to “explain in detail our position” on ...

BOSTON — The biggest investment in the nation’s infrastructure “since President Eisenhower’s interstate highway system” is getting off the ground in Boston where Logan Airport’s Terminal E is undergoing a major overhaul. “Through the infrastructure law, we’re investing $62 million here at Logan — the largest grant for airport terminals in the country thus far, and one of the largest federal ...

WASHINGTON — Millions of dollars in outside spending has flooded into New Hampshire ahead of next week’s primaries to pick Republican challengers to three Democratic incumbents this year. New Hampshire is one of the final states to hold primaries, along with Rhode Island and Delaware, on Tuesday. Republicans view the state’s Senate race as a pickup opportunity in their quest to win control of ...

WASHINGTON — With Liz Truss as the new British prime minister, the “special relationship” with the U.S. is on course for redefinition with a conservative leader who is much more of a hard-liner than her predecessor. President Joe Biden spoke to his counterpart Tuesday afternoon, in a conversation that will set the tone for the future working relationship of two allies that have been ...

Russia wants to buy millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea to use in its war against Ukraine, a sign that Western sanctions on its military and economy are starting to bite, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The government’s decision to buy the munitions indicates that Russia “continues to suffer from severe supply shortages in Ukraine due in part to export controls and ...

Some of J.R.R. Tolkien's characters lived to be more than 6,000 years old. The author's legacy may last even longer. "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power," which starts streaming Thursday on Amazon Prime, is the latest highly anticipated journey to Middle Earth. Its $500 million budget for the first season makes it the most expensive TV series in history — and a bit of a gamble. But ...

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For six long years, Mikhail S. Gorbachev slavishly turned his attention to one Herculean chore — dismantling the machinery of repression that his predecessors had so proudly and methodically erected. In a breathtaking series of reforms, the former Soviet leader lifted the Iron Curtain that drew a messy line between the East and the West, liberated the arts and pulled Red Army troops from ...

Flooding in Pakistan from the highest rainfall in more than three decades has killed at least 1,000 people since June and caused more than $10 billion worth of damage. The extreme weather event, which follows some of the highest recorded temperatures across South Asia, is a “climate catastrophe,” Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s federal Minister for Climate Change, said in a news interview posted on ...

WASHINGTON — Coaxed by European allies, the Biden administration and Iran are crawling toward reviving the landmark nuclear accord that would delay Tehran's building of a bomb, but obstacles still threaten to send everyone home empty-handed. The potential resolution would cap nearly 18 months of indirect talks in Vienna, where the Europeans have been working as mediators shuttling between U.S. ...