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U.K. Parliament to Elect Replacement to Speaker John Bercow

U.K. Parliament to Elect Replacement to Speaker John Bercow

The U.K. House of Commons will elect a new speaker on Monday to replace John Bercow before it dissolves for the country’s general election in just over five weeks.
Trolls Renew Social Media Attacks on Hong Kong’s Protesters

Trolls Renew Social Media Attacks on Hong Kong’s Protesters

Just months after Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. said they had removed hundreds of accounts used to undermine Hong Kong’s protest movement, the social media trolls are back.
Fitbit Is Moving Out of China. Until Then, It Wants Relief From Tariffs

Fitbit Is Moving Out of China. Until Then, It Wants Relief From Tariffs

Fitbit Inc., soon to be acquired by Google, says it’s shifting manufacturing operations out of China for its health trackers and smartwatches to avoid U.S. tariffs. But until then, it wants relief
Ethiopian Prime Minister Calls for Unity as Protest Deaths Rise to 86

Ethiopian Prime Minister Calls for Unity as Protest Deaths Rise to 86

The death toll from last month’s protests in Ethiopia has risen to 86 people, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on national television Sunday.
Whistle-Blower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client

Whistle-Blower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client

The lawyer for the whistle-blower behind the report that sparked a House impeachment inquiry said he’s offering Republicans the chance to question his client directly -- but only in writing.
Burkina Faso Lawmaker Killed in Area Ravaged by Militants

Burkina Faso Lawmaker Killed in Area Ravaged by Militants

A Burkinabe Parliament member, who was also one of the last authorities in a region ravaged by militants, was killed in a suicide bomb attack in the northern Djibo region on Sunday, security and
Argentina’s Fernandez Supports Capital Controls, La Nacion Says

Argentina’s Fernandez Supports Capital Controls, La Nacion Says

Argentina’s President-elect Alberto Fernandez supports the recent capital control measures taken by the outgoing government, La Nacion reported, citing unnamed officials.
Trump Says China Trade Deal Will Be Signed Somewhere in U.S.

Trump Says China Trade Deal Will Be Signed Somewhere in U.S.

The “Phase One” trade deal with China, once completed, will be signed somewhere in the U.S., President Donald Trump told reporters on Sunday at the White House.
Trump to California’s Governor: Get ‘Act Together’ on Fires

Trump to California’s Governor: Get ‘Act Together’ on Fires

President Donald Trump on Sunday blasted California Governor Gavin Newsom in a series of Twitter posts for his handling of the devastating wildfires that continue to blaze across the state.
Leading Democrat Says Impeachment Poses Risk for Elections

Leading Democrat Says Impeachment Poses Risk for Elections

A top Democratic lawmaker says the potential impeachment of Donald Trump poses political risks to his party, at a time surveys shows nearly half of Americans -- but few Republicans -- support the
Nigeria President Extends Border Closure to Jan. 31, Punch Says

Nigeria President Extends Border Closure to Jan. 31, Punch Says

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the closure of Nigeria’s border with neighboring countries to Jan. 31, Lagos-based Punch newspaper reported.
Ross Optimistic on China Deal, Trump Wants It Signed in U.S.

Ross Optimistic on China Deal, Trump Wants It Signed in U.S.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressed optimism the U.S. would reach a “Phase One” trade deal with China this month and said licenses would be coming “very shortly” for American companies to sell
Iraqi Protesters Attack Iran Consulate in Karbala

Iraqi Protesters Attack Iran Consulate in Karbala

Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations.
U.A.E., Lebanon Studied Projects During Hariri’s Visit

U.A.E., Lebanon Studied Projects During Hariri’s Visit

Officials from Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates discussed potential joint projects during Lebanese Prime Minister’s Saad Hariri’s visit to Abu Dhabi in October, the U.A.E. central bank Governor
More Than 70 Injured as Hong Kong Protesters, Police Clash

More Than 70 Injured as Hong Kong Protesters, Police Clash

At least 200 people were arrested and more than 70 injured in Hong Kong as protesters seeking greater democracy and police accountability blocked roads and vandalized public facilities.
Aramco Launches IPO With Crown Prince’s Economic Vision at Stake

Aramco Launches IPO With Crown Prince’s Economic Vision at Stake

Saudi Arabia is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of Aramco’s initial public offering after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman finally decided to offer shares in the world’s largest oil
BuzzFeed News Publishes ‘The Mueller Report’s Secret Memos’

BuzzFeed News Publishes ‘The Mueller Report’s Secret Memos’

BuzzFeed News published the first tranche of FBI documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the 2016 election and Russian efforts to aid Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
House Votes to Open Public Phase of Trump Impeachment Inquiry

House Votes to Open Public Phase of Trump Impeachment Inquiry

The U.S. House set Donald Trump on a path toward becoming only the third president in history to be impeached by passing a resolution that kicks off the public phase of their accelerating inquiry.
Iraq’s President Signals New Elections as Premier Agrees to Quit

Iraq’s President Signals New Elections as Premier Agrees to Quit

Iraq’s president said Thursday that Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi had agreed to resign once a successor is found and vowed to move toward new elections after days of violent protests between