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Lauri Love’s Lawyer Says U.S. Won’t Appeal Extradition Ruling

Lauri Love’s Lawyer Says U.S. Won’t Appeal Extradition Ruling

The U.S. abandoned efforts to extradite British computer activist Lauri Love, according to his lawyer, prompting a London court to remove his bail conditions on Monday.
Trump Blames FBI as Mueller Pushes Ahead

Trump Blames FBI as Mueller Pushes Ahead

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New Greek Loans Prove Elusive as Talks Near on Post-Bailout Life

New Greek Loans Prove Elusive as Talks Near on Post-Bailout Life

Greece is not expected to get its next slice of financial aid just yet, as a couple of key reforms linked to the bailout loans remain outstanding, according to a report obtained by Bloomberg. The

Syrian Forces to Back Kurds Against Turkey

Syrian government-backed forces are set to enter the border town of Afrin in the coming hours to support Kurdish fighters battling Turkish troops, Syria’s state-run media reported on Monday, raising
Monti Says `Luckily' Italian Campaign Promises Will Be Broken

Monti Says `Luckily' Italian Campaign Promises Will Be Broken

Former Prime Minister Mario Monti says he isn’t worried about political parties making costly campaign promises “so liberally and so irresponsibly” ahead of Italy’s March 4 election.
Merkel Names Loyalist to Key Party Post in Signal on Succession

Merkel Names Loyalist to Key Party Post in Signal on Succession

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to appoint a party loyalist who has been floated as a potential successor to the post of general secretary of her Christian Democratic Union.
Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syrian Conflict

Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syrian Conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the Trump administration not to “play with fire” as he lashed out at the U.S. over what he described as its “provocative” support for autonomy-seeking
Brexit Bulletin: Theresa May’s Vision Emerges

Brexit Bulletin: Theresa May’s Vision Emerges

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Signs of Thaw in South Africa Mine Fight as Ramaphosa Starts

Signs of Thaw in South Africa Mine Fight as Ramaphosa Starts

South African mining companies agreed to postpone a legal challenge to the government’s controversial new rules for the industry after President Cyril Ramaphosa said he’s committed to finding a
Doping Charge Could Hurt Russia's Chance At Reinstatement

Doping Charge Could Hurt Russia's Chance At Reinstatement

Pyeongchang, South Korea (AP) -- Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.
Lure of Polish Riches Leaves Ukraine Bereft of Workers

Lure of Polish Riches Leaves Ukraine Bereft of Workers

After years of bumper exports, Roman Pelekh is running low of inventory: the Ukrainian workers he’s been placing throughout eastern Europe since 2002.
Theresa May’s Brexit Vision Is Starting to Take Shape

Theresa May’s Brexit Vision Is Starting to Take Shape

As Theresa May retreats to the countryside with her Cabinet to thrash out differences on Brexit, it’s starting to become clearer what the prime minister wants the divorce to look like.
White House Stands Firm on Immigration Bill Demands

White House Stands Firm on Immigration Bill Demands

Chances for a broad immigration deal emerging from Congress this year are all but dead after the Senate within a span of a few hours on Thursday rejected both a White House-backed proposal and a
Three Things Worrying the Global Security Establishment

Three Things Worrying the Global Security Establishment

The silhouette of Donald Trump, presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee, is seen on stage during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Monday, July 18, 2016.
Trump Tweets 14 Times in 24 Hours on Russia Investigations

Trump Tweets 14 Times in 24 Hours on Russia Investigations

President Donald Trump spent much of his weekend hammering the FBI, Democrats, Robert Mueller’s investigation and his own national security adviser over Russia’s efforts to sway the 2016 election that
U.S.-Led Group Mulls Asia Infrastructure Effort Amid China Push

U.S.-Led Group Mulls Asia Infrastructure Effort Amid China Push

Workers labor at a residential construction site in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. A global trade recovery and Vietnam’s young and low-cost workforce have been magnets for
Move Over Brexit, May Attempts to Take on Corbyn With Education

Move Over Brexit, May Attempts to Take on Corbyn With Education

Theresa May will temporarily set Brexit aside and try to repair her image with young voters with a speech on education, an issue where the opposition has the upper hand. To be clear, free tuition is
Trump Criticizes Everyone But Russia for 2016 Election Meddling

Trump Criticizes Everyone But Russia for 2016 Election Meddling

President Donald Trump spent much of his weekend hammering the FBI, Democrats, Robert Mueller’s investigation and his own national security adviser over Russia’s efforts to sway the 2016 election that
Mexico’s Second Place in Polls Says He Won't Be Trump's ‘Doormat’

Mexico’s Second Place in Polls Says He Won't Be Trump's ‘Doormat’

The candidate polling second in Mexico’s presidential campaign says he wouldn’t allow U.S. President Donald Trump to treat his country like a “doormat,” in another sign that relations with the
Zuma Budget Hole Leaves South Africa With Tough Tax Choices

Zuma Budget Hole Leaves South Africa With Tough Tax Choices

South Africa may have a new finance minister soon following the replacement of its president, but whoever replaces Malusi Gigaba will still face a 50.8 billion-rand ($4.4 billion) hole in the nation’s