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After a Decade in Prison, Bemba Returns to Seek Congo Presidency

Opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo to prepare his latest bid for the presidency, after spending the past 10 years in prison.
Latest News on Historic Zimbabwe Election

Latest News on Historic Zimbabwe Election

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local):
Post-Pruitt Pragmatism on Display as EPA Chief Alters Course

Post-Pruitt Pragmatism on Display as EPA Chief Alters Course

New EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler has adopted much of his predecessor Scott Pruitt’s agenda -- but not his style.

Britain Looks to Growing Asian Markets for Post-Brexit Era

Tokyo (AP) -- Britain wants to align itself more closely with Asia's growing economies as it prepares to leave the European Union, Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Wednesday.

Slain Russian Reporters Worked on Russian Mercenaries Story

Moscow (AP) -- Opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky says the three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic had been working on an investigation into Russian mercenaries.

Danish Ban on Face-covering Garments Enters Into Force

Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) -- Supporters and opponents of a ban on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, clashed verbally Wednesday as the law takes effect.

UAE Offers Amnesty for Foreign Workers Stuck in Catch-22

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates has begun a three-month visa amnesty program, hoping to resolve a Catch-22 for foreign workers who are fined daily for overstaying their

Turkish Leader Vows Death Penalty After Bomb Kills Mom, Baby

Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey could move soon to reinstate the death penalty, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday while attending the funeral of a young mother and her infant son who were
Protests Erupt in Zimbabwe After Ruling Party Wins Landslide

Protests Erupt in Zimbabwe After Ruling Party Wins Landslide

Violence erupted in Zimbabwe’s capital after the ruling party secured a landslide win in the first parliamentary election of the post-Robert Mugabe era that Western observers said was marred by

IS Fighters Surrender to Afghan Forces After Taliban Assault

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- More than 150 Islamic State fighters surrendered to Afghan government forces on Wednesday in the face of an onslaught by the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province,
Promoting Voter ID Laws, Trump Says Identification Needed to Buy Groceries

Promoting Voter ID Laws, Trump Says Identification Needed to Buy Groceries

"If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID," Trump said at the event at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. "You go out and you want to buy anything,
Meet the New Pakistan, a Lot Like the Old Pakistan

Meet the New Pakistan, a Lot Like the Old Pakistan

Imran Khan claims a fresh vision, but he’s backed by established power brokers.
Four Years After Its Revolution, Ukraine Is Still a Mess

Four Years After Its Revolution, Ukraine Is Still a Mess

Lingering corruption and a lagging economy contributed to the country’s stalled reforms.
Theresa May Is Banking on Corbyn to Help Deliver Her Brexit Plan

Theresa May Is Banking on Corbyn to Help Deliver Her Brexit Plan

Theresa May was still reeling from the late-night resignation of David Davis, who quit hours earlier in protest at her Brexit plans. In a desperate bid to rescue her proposals, the prime minister sent
Assange May Be Ready to Take First Steps Into a Different World

Assange May Be Ready to Take First Steps Into a Different World

Julian Assange soon will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London -- his refuge from criminal charges for the last six years -- and enter a changed world.
Iceland Wants Foreigners to Stop Buying Its Land

Iceland Wants Foreigners to Stop Buying Its Land

A little over a century ago, a young woman named Sigridur Tomasdottir threatened to throw herself into the icy gorge of Iceland’s iconic Gullfoss waterfall in a bid to stop English businessmen from
Trump Says China May Be ‘Getting in Our Way’ on North Korea

Trump Says China May Be ‘Getting in Our Way’ on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump suggested China is obstructing nuclear talks with North Korea as the world’s two biggest economies tussle over trade.
Trump's Tariffs Confusing to Beijing, Says Eurasia's Hirson

Trump's Tariffs Confusing to Beijing, Says Eurasia's Hirson

Michael Hirson, director at Eurasia Group, discusses the Trump administration's proposal to raise the tariff from 10% to 25% on Chinese goods. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source:
U.S. May Raise Tariffs to 25% on China

U.S. May Raise Tariffs to 25% on China

The standoff between the U.S. and China could be heating up. Sources in Washington are telling Bloomberg the Trump administration will propose raising tariffs on $200B worth of imports from 10 to 25%.