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Guardiola Steps Into Catalan Fight as Spain Runs Electoral Math

Guardiola Steps Into Catalan Fight as Spain Runs Electoral Math

Barcelona airport passengers dashed through the rain clutching their luggage Monday afternoon as police scuffled with demonstrators while more than 1,000 miles away Europe’s most celebrated soccer
Anger Over Syria Unites Trump Defenders and His Biggest Critics

Anger Over Syria Unites Trump Defenders and His Biggest Critics

Republican Senators returning to Washington after a two-week recess will find themselves debating not only how to handle the House’s impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump but also the president’s
Warren on the Rise for Leadership, Electability: Campaign Update

Warren on the Rise for Leadership, Electability: Campaign Update

As Elizabeth Warren continues to rise into a tie with Joe Biden for the lead in polls of Democratic candidates, she also has benefited from increasingly positive voter perception of her, according to
Former Pompeo Adviser to Testify Wednesday: Impeachment Update

Former Pompeo Adviser to Testify Wednesday: Impeachment Update

House committees investigating President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine heard Monday from former National Security Council Russia expert Fiona Hill, who left the administration last summer.
Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada

Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada

In a tight Canadian election that will be remembered for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s self-inflicted wounds, one thing that seems clear is that neither of the two main parties is poised to win
Johnson's Brexit More Costly Than May's, Think Tank Says

Johnson's Brexit More Costly Than May's, Think Tank Says

The Brexit proposals floated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson entail a bigger economic cost than what was agreed by his predecessor Theresa May, according to The UK in a Changing Europe.
There’s No Quick Fix for South Africa’s Hobbled Tax Agency

There’s No Quick Fix for South Africa’s Hobbled Tax Agency

The new head of South Africa’s tax agency says rebuilding the organization will be a long haul after management was “dismantled” and it lost public trust.
Five Key Things to Watch For as South Africa Acts to Fix Eskom

Five Key Things to Watch For as South Africa Acts to Fix Eskom

South Africa has been promising for months to fix Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the state power utility that’s drowning in debt, made record losses and is reliant on government bailouts to remain solvent.
Oil Aside, Putin’s Saudi Bromance So Far Yields Few Dividends

Oil Aside, Putin’s Saudi Bromance So Far Yields Few Dividends

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit on Monday to Saudi Arabia, only his second since he came to power two decades ago, underscores the new depth in ties between the Kremlin and the traditional
Showdown in Tunisia as TV Mogul, Professor Battle for Presidency

Showdown in Tunisia as TV Mogul, Professor Battle for Presidency

Tunisians go to the polls Sunday in a presidential vote that offers two starkly different directions for the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
South Korean PM to Attend Japan Emperor’s Enthronement Ceremony

South Korean PM to Attend Japan Emperor’s Enthronement Ceremony

South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon will travel to Japan next week for the Emperor’s enthronement ceremony, the first high-level visit by a Korean official after a history and trade dispute
Brexit Cloud Hangs Over Energy Supplies From Dublin to Belfast

Brexit Cloud Hangs Over Energy Supplies From Dublin to Belfast

The Irish border issue isn’t the only Brexit-induced headache the island is facing. How to keep the lights on in the long term is also far from resolved.
Merkel’s Spending Drive Thwarted by Bats, Lizards and Red Tape

Merkel’s Spending Drive Thwarted by Bats, Lizards and Red Tape

Visitors arriving by train in Stuttgart are met with a gaping hole that tells a sobering tale about Germany’s challenges in ramping up investment.
EU Rebel Poland Set to Give Nationalists Tighter Grip in Ballot

EU Rebel Poland Set to Give Nationalists Tighter Grip in Ballot

Polish voters kicked off a general election that’s expected to give the ruling party four more years to cement a radical transformation of the country from one of Europe’s biggest successes into a
Louisiana Voters Force Edwards, Rispone Into Governor Run-Off

Louisiana Voters Force Edwards, Rispone Into Governor Run-Off

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards failed to garner more than half of votes in Saturday’s primary election, forcing him into a run-off with Republican candidate Eddie Rispone.
Hungarians Vote After Yacht Orgy Video Challenges Orban’s Dominance

Hungarians Vote After Yacht Orgy Video Challenges Orban’s Dominance

Hungary’s municipal elections appeared to catch Prime Minister Viktor Orban on the defensive as a video of one of his allies rollicking in an orgy on a luxury yacht handed an unexpected last-minute
Finance Chiefs Head to IMF Amid Slowdown Concerns: Economy Week

Finance Chiefs Head to IMF Amid Slowdown Concerns: Economy Week

The guardians of the world economy head to Washington this week under the cloud of a slowing world economy.
Trump Threatens to Sue Schiff in Speech to Conservatives

Trump Threatens to Sue Schiff in Speech to Conservatives

President Donald Trump spent a third consecutive night drinking in the adulation of his most diehard supporters, telling a meeting of religious conservatives that he should sue Congressional
Sanders Draws Distinction With ‘Capitalist’ Warren as She Rises

Sanders Draws Distinction With ‘Capitalist’ Warren as She Rises

Senator Bernie Sanders looked to stake out ground as the only true progressive in the 2020 Democratic race, calling Senator Elizabeth Warren, who’s been rising steadily in opinion polls, “a capitalist
ISIS Will Resurge as Trump Walks Away From Syria, Mattis Warns

ISIS Will Resurge as Trump Walks Away From Syria, Mattis Warns

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who left the job last year when Donald Trump suddenly withdrew most U.S. forces from Syria, said Islamic State isn’t snuffed out, as the president