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Putin and Merkel, Pushed Together by Trump, Talk Syria, Pipeline

Putin and Merkel, Pushed Together by Trump, Talk Syria, Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he plans to discuss “humanitarian aid” for Syria to help refugees return home, warning German Chancellor Angela Merkel that a renewed migrant crisis would be a
Trump Says He Allowed McGahn, Others to Cooperate with Mueller

Trump Says He Allowed McGahn, Others to Cooperate with Mueller

President reacts after New York Times describes McGahn’s extensive interviews with special counsel
Lukashenko Reshuffles Cabinet as Russian Oil Money May Dry Up

Lukashenko Reshuffles Cabinet as Russian Oil Money May Dry Up

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko reshuffled the government in his biggest overhaul in almost four years as the former Soviet republic confronts the prospect of a drop in earnings from Russian
Trump's Power-Plant Proposal May Increase U.S. Carbon Pollution

Trump's Power-Plant Proposal May Increase U.S. Carbon Pollution

Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama’s plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could actually increase them.
India Steps Up Flood Relief Efforts as Death Toll Hits 336

India Steps Up Flood Relief Efforts as Death Toll Hits 336

India stepped up relief operations for the worst flood in a century in its southern state of Kerala, deploying additional rescue teams, helicopters and motorboats, as the number of dead mounted.
‘I’m Not a Racist, But’ And Other Stories: Balance of Power’s Weekend Reads

‘I’m Not a Racist, But’ And Other Stories: Balance of Power’s Weekend Reads

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Kofi Annan, UN Leader Who Won Peace Prize, Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, UN Leader Who Won Peace Prize, Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, the soft-spoken Ghanaian diplomat who served as the first United Nations secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa, has died.
South Africa's Ruling Party Leaves Many Uncertain, Poll Shows

South Africa's Ruling Party Leaves Many Uncertain, Poll Shows

The future of the ruling African National Congress is seen as uncertain because of leadership matters within the party, according to more than half of the 3,619 South Africans polled by Ipsos.
Gold Trading Volumes Double in Turkey Amid Currency Crisis

Gold Trading Volumes Double in Turkey Amid Currency Crisis

First Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan argued citizens should buy gold, then he said sell. Add dramatic swings in the lira, and the country’s traders are now enthusiastically doing both.
Pakistan’s Khan Names Cabinet, Vowing to Eliminate Corruption

Pakistan’s Khan Names Cabinet, Vowing to Eliminate Corruption

Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister on Saturday after winning a vote from a majority lawmakers with a pledge to curb corruption through “ruthless accountability.”
China’s Xi Set to Visit North Korea in September, Report Says

China’s Xi Set to Visit North Korea in September, Report Says

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Pyongyang next month as ties between the two countries improve amid mounting U.S.-China trade tensions, The Straits Times reported, without citing anyone.
Can the U.K. and EU Cut a Brexit Deal on Financial Services?

Can the U.K. and EU Cut a Brexit Deal on Financial Services?

With Brexit talks back from the summer holidays, it’s worth considering one way in which failure to reach a deal before the U.K.’s departure in March would also be bad for the European Union.
Russia’s Embrace Sows ‘Total Confusion’ for Serbia’s EU Hopes

Russia’s Embrace Sows ‘Total Confusion’ for Serbia’s EU Hopes

As the European Union tries to resolve differences over Kosovo and welcome new members from the former Yugoslavia, one hopeful may have a tougher issue to overcome.
Venezuela Hikes Salaries in 95% Devaluation Amid Hyperinflation

Venezuela Hikes Salaries in 95% Devaluation Amid Hyperinflation

Venezuela devalued its currency by about 95 percent ahead of the Aug. 20 rollout of a new bolivar, while raising its minimum wage as part of a 90-day economic recovery plan that seeks to loosen the
U.S. Denies Role in Transfer of Jho Low's Yacht to Malaysia

U.S. Denies Role in Transfer of Jho Low's Yacht to Malaysia

The U.S. Justice Department reiterated it wasn’t involved in turning over Low Taek Jho’s $250 million super yacht to Malaysia from Indonesia as the fugitive financier vowed not to submit to any

Papadopoulos Should Be Sentenced to Six Months at Most, Prosecutors Say

George Papadopoulos, whose drunken braggadocio was a catalyst for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the U.S. election, should be sentenced to no more than six months in
Mahathir's 100 Days in Office as Malaysia's Leader: Scorecard

Mahathir's 100 Days in Office as Malaysia's Leader: Scorecard

Malaysia’s 93-year-old leader Mahathir Mohamad marks his 100 days in office having delivered on several of his election campaign pledges.
DOJ Probing Republican Fundraiser Elliott Broidy, Report Says

DOJ Probing Republican Fundraiser Elliott Broidy, Report Says

The Justice Department is investigating whether Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy sought to sell his influence within the Trump administration to foreign officials in exchange for tens of millions
U.K. Treasury Considers Tax Options to Help Tackle Plastic Waste

U.K. Treasury Considers Tax Options to Help Tackle Plastic Waste

Britain is considering ways to use taxation to incentivize the use of recycled plastics in manufacturing and reduce demand for single-use plastics including coffee cups.
Peru Toughens Entry Rules for Venezuelan Migrants After Surge

Peru Toughens Entry Rules for Venezuelan Migrants After Surge

Peru toughened its rules for Venezuelans entering the country, following similar moves by other governments in the region struggling to cope with a surge in the number of migrants fleeing the