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Japan Summons South Korean Envoy Over Forced Labor Lawsuits

Japan Summons South Korean Envoy Over Forced Labor Lawsuits

Japan’s Foreign Ministry summoned the South Korean ambassador to seek talks in an escalating standoff over forced labor claims that it has said risks undermining the legal basis for relations between
May Loses Again as Parliament Dictates Timetable: Brexit Update

May Loses Again as Parliament Dictates Timetable: Brexit Update

Theresa May was defeated for the second time in two days on her Brexit legislation, as lawmakers voted to take control of the timetable for what happens if Parliament rejects her divorce agreement
U.S. Says China Willing to Buy More American as Trade Talks End

U.S. Says China Willing to Buy More American as Trade Talks End

The Trump administration wrapped up the latest round of trade talks in Beijing, noting a commitment by China to buy more U.S. agricultural goods, energy and manufactured items.
Italy Recruits to Fight the EU. Just Don’t Mention Putin

Italy Recruits to Fight the EU. Just Don’t Mention Putin

Deputy Prime Minister Salvini traveled to Poland as part his party’s recruitment drive before European elections.
Balkan Nation Closes In on Key Vote to Open EU, NATO Doors

Balkan Nation Closes In on Key Vote to Open EU, NATO Doors

The Republic of Macedonia will try to clear the biggest hurdle to joining NATO and the European Union this month with a decisive vote to change its name that will either open the path to membership or
Trump’s Prime-Time Pitch on Wall Fails to Break Shutdown Impasse

Trump’s Prime-Time Pitch on Wall Fails to Break Shutdown Impasse

Donald Trump summoned the nation’s attention to the Oval Office on Tuesday for a prime time pronouncement on the border wall standoff at the center of the government shutdown. Then, he offered nothing
China’s Secret Children Step Out of the Shadows

China’s Secret Children Step Out of the Shadows

Survivors of the one-child policy recall forced adoptions and derailed careers.
Italian Finance Chief Resists Populists' Goal to Seize Carige

Italian Finance Chief Resists Populists' Goal to Seize Carige

Italy’s populist leaders clashed with Finance Minister Giovanni Tria over the fate of struggling Banca Carige SpA, with both deputy premiers saying the government should nationalize it.
Russian Known for Trump Tower Meeting Faces Charges in U.S.

Russian Known for Trump Tower Meeting Faces Charges in U.S.

Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in June 2016, was accused by New York prosecutors of obstructing a U.S. money-laundering case that had broad ramifications
Schism in Kenya Ruling Party May Revive Rift Valley Tensions

Schism in Kenya Ruling Party May Revive Rift Valley Tensions

An alliance that helped deliver Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta two terms in office is fracturing, reviving tensions in the country’s Rift Valley region that was wracked by widespread violence a
Why Congo’s Election Is Headed for a Chaotic Outcome

Why Congo’s Election Is Headed for a Chaotic Outcome

The Democratic Republic of Congo, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest country, looks set to witness its first-ever transfer of power via the ballot box after opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, 55, was
Trump Shift on Syria Leaves Bolton to Get Turkey to Play Along

Trump Shift on Syria Leaves Bolton to Get Turkey to Play Along

Donald Trump’s national security adviser will try to explain to Turkish leaders on Tuesday how the president’s withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria has morphed into a slower and complicated pullout
Democrats Seek Equal TV Time to Respond to Trump Border Address

Democrats Seek Equal TV Time to Respond to Trump Border Address

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are pushing television networks to give Democrats equal air time to respond to President Donald Trump’s address to the nation
California Businesses, Government Would Join in Drug Buying Pact

California Businesses, Government Would Join in Drug Buying Pact

California’s newly sworn-in Democratic governor has proposed using the state’s substantial buying power to drive down pharmaceutical costs, allowing government programs, health insurers and private
China Takes Diplomats to Tour Xinjiang ‘Re-Education Camps’

China Takes Diplomats to Tour Xinjiang ‘Re-Education Camps’

Diplomats from 12 countries with large Muslim populations and some foreign media visited Xinjiang, after months of silence by governments across the Islamic world in the face of China’s crackdown on
U.S., China Look for Trade Deal Ahead of March 1

U.S., China Look for Trade Deal Ahead of March 1

Hopes of a lasting trade deal are rising after one of President Xi Jinping's top advisers unexpectedly joined talks in Beijing. The surprise visit underscores China's keenness to end the dispute.
Fed Board Nominee Nellie Liang Withdraws From Consideration

Fed Board Nominee Nellie Liang Withdraws From Consideration

Former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang withdrew from consideration for a seat on the central bank’s board of governors, the White House announced Monday.
World Bank President Search to Test Trump’s ‘America First’ Mantra

World Bank President Search to Test Trump’s ‘America First’ Mantra

The World Bank’s search for a new leader will be the latest test of President Donald Trump’s pledge to put ‘‘America First’’ in the nation’s foreign policy.
Kim Jong Un Visits China Ahead of Possible Trump Summit

Kim Jong Un Visits China Ahead of Possible Trump Summit

Kim Jong Un is making his fourth visit to China, in a sign that the North Korean leader will consult China’s Xi Jinping ahead of a possible second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Erdogan Signals Lasting Turkey Role in Syria Amid U.S. Confusion

Erdogan Signals Lasting Turkey Role in Syria Amid U.S. Confusion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a lasting role for his country’s forces in neighboring Syria as Donald Trump’s national security adviser prepares to clarify for officials in Ankara the