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Warren to Release Plan for Funding Health Care: Campaign Update

Warren to Release Plan for Funding Health Care: Campaign Update

Elizabeth Warren announced on Sunday that “over the next few weeks” she will release the details of how she intends to pay for her most expensive policy proposal: Medicare for All.
The Secretive Election of the World’s Top Nuclear Peacekeeper

The Secretive Election of the World’s Top Nuclear Peacekeeper

When the head of the world’s nuclear watchdog died in July, his death was kept secret for four days. Many people didn’t even know Yukiya Amano was sick. The process that will see his post finally
Syria Shows Risks of U.S. Withdrawal for Europe: Irrelevance

Syria Shows Risks of U.S. Withdrawal for Europe: Irrelevance

Asked if the European Union hadn’t exposed its impotence during Turkey’s recent military offensive inside Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron was blunt in his response: “I share your outrage.”
Pompeo, Graham Back Trump Approach to Turkey Syria Incursion

Pompeo, Graham Back Trump Approach to Turkey Syria Incursion

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo led the defenders of President Donald Trump’s handling of Turkey’s incursion into Syria, saying Sunday that a cease-fire is holding and that U.S. goals in the Middle
U.K. Starts ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Preparations as EU Poised to Delay

U.K. Starts ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Preparations as EU Poised to Delay

The U.K. accelerated its preparations to leave the European Union without an agreement on Oct. 31 as the bloc was reportedly poised to give Prime Minister Boris Johnson more time, if he needs it, to
Impromptu Raves and Other Offbeat Moments From Lebanon’s Revolt

Impromptu Raves and Other Offbeat Moments From Lebanon’s Revolt

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Lebanon for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, demanding the removal of a political elite they say has lined its pockets at the nation’s
How Germany Deflected Pressure to Spend and Even Won an Ally

How Germany Deflected Pressure to Spend and Even Won an Ally

Germany backed further off a full-scale economic stimulus at a meeting of global finance chiefs, a remarkable outcome given relentless calls for action from Europe, the U.S. and international
Trump Wanted to Put on ‘Best Show’ at Doral, Mulvaney Says

Trump Wanted to Put on ‘Best Show’ at Doral, Mulvaney Says

Donald Trump still sees himself as being in the hospitality business, said Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, adding that the president made the “right decision” to reverse course
Worst Baku Clashes in Years Followed by Claims of Critic's Abuse

Worst Baku Clashes in Years Followed by Claims of Critic's Abuse

The political fallout of rare anti-government demonstrations is spreading in Azerbaijan, with the European Union issuing a warning and an opposition leader saying he was beaten up by riot police
China Urged to Curb Risky Lending to Vulnerable Pacific Nations

China Urged to Curb Risky Lending to Vulnerable Pacific Nations

China should put the brakes on its lending in the South Pacific to avoid lumping economically vulnerable nations with unsustainable debt, according to a report released by an Australian think tank.
These Are the World’s Best (and Worst) Pension Systems

These Are the World’s Best (and Worst) Pension Systems

The Netherlands and Denmark have the best pensions systems in the world, according to a global study that shines a light on how nations are preparing aging populations for retirement.
Bangladesh Police Say Violence Over Facebook Post Kills 4

Bangladesh Police Say Violence Over Facebook Post Kills 4

At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media
Return of Old Guard Puts S. Africa Opposition Head on Notice

Return of Old Guard Puts S. Africa Opposition Head on Notice

Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance, saw his hold on the party slip as his predecessor Helen Zille was elected head of the party’s Federal Council.
Thai Government’s Stability No Clearer After Tight Budget Vote

Thai Government’s Stability No Clearer After Tight Budget Vote

Thailand’s government used its slim majority to get the annual budget bill through an initial parliamentary vote, but analysts remain divided on whether the outcome shows the coalition will survive
Swiss Greens Win Big as Anti-Immigrant Party’s Lead Narrows

Swiss Greens Win Big as Anti-Immigrant Party’s Lead Narrows

A man walk past past electoral posters with the dome of the Swiss house of Parliament in the background in Bern on October 20, 2019, during Switerland's general election. - Switzerland was voting
This Really Is a Crunch Week for Brexit

This Really Is a Crunch Week for Brexit

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Jokowi Targets $7 Trillion Indonesia Economy With New Cabinet

Jokowi Targets $7 Trillion Indonesia Economy With New Cabinet

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president, recites the oath of office next to the Holy Quran during the presidential inauguration at the parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Widodo was
Gove Says EU Granting Extension Not a Sure Thing: Brexit Update

Gove Says EU Granting Extension Not a Sure Thing: Brexit Update

Parliament voted Saturday for Boris Johnson to request a further delay to Brexit. The prime minister will introduce the legislation needed this week for the U.K. to leave the European Union on Oct.
Tensions Mount in Kashmir as India-Pakistan Clash in Flare Up

Tensions Mount in Kashmir as India-Pakistan Clash in Flare Up

India and Pakistan blamed each other for violation of a cease-fire agreement in the disputed area of Kashmir, after cross-border shelling killed people on both sides, in signs of escalating tensions
Turkey Says Soldier Killed by Kurdish Group in Ceasefire Breach

Turkey Says Soldier Killed by Kurdish Group in Ceasefire Breach

A Turkish soldier died in an attack by Kurdish group YPG near the border in violation of a ceasefire agreement, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said.