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There Are Fears of New Conflicts at One of Israel’s Quietest Borders

There Are Fears of New Conflicts at One of Israel’s Quietest Borders

A reinforced deployment of tanks and heavy guns is parked along Israel’s frontier with Syria as the civil war that transformed the balance of power in the Middle East appears headed into its final
Japan Snubs Homegrown Weaponry to Buy From the U.S.

Japan Snubs Homegrown Weaponry to Buy From the U.S.

While there’s little prospect that Japanese consumers will ever buy enough American cars to please Donald Trump, the Abe government’s record spending on defense is shaping up as a bright spot in
Ivory Coast Names Cabinet as Split in Ruling Alliance Widens

Ivory Coast Names Cabinet as Split in Ruling Alliance Widens

Ivory Coast appointed a new cabinet following the government’s resignation last week amid increasing divisions within the ruling political coalition over the nomination of its candidate for 2020
U.K. Labour Open to Brexit Referendum If May's Deal Fails

U.K. Labour Open to Brexit Referendum If May's Deal Fails

Tom Watson, deputy leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party, said he thought another Brexit referendum could be necessary if Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal can’t get support.
Phantom Candidates Plague Brazil's Push for Women in Politics

Phantom Candidates Plague Brazil's Push for Women in Politics

With elections approaching, Brazil’s political parties are preparing to field the legally required minimum quota of female candidates, but that doesn’t mean they want them to win.
Meet the Man Poised to Shift the Supreme Court

Meet the Man Poised to Shift the Supreme Court

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Democrats Hold Overall Turnout Edge in Competitive House Races

Democrats Hold Overall Turnout Edge in Competitive House Races

Democrats turned out more voters overall than Republicans in 14 of the most competitive congressional districts that have had primaries so far, signaling the eagerness of the party’s base to confront
Trump Called ‘Cynical’ in Migrant Kids Court Case

Trump Called ‘Cynical’ in Migrant Kids Court Case

The Trump administration is running out of options to lock up immigrant children as it runs out of time to reunite families separated at the border.
Kavanaugh Pick Kicks Off Long-Shot Bid by Democrats to Block Him

Kavanaugh Pick Kicks Off Long-Shot Bid by Democrats to Block Him

Senate Republicans are pledging a swift confirmation process that would put Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the bench before the new term opens Oct. 1 -- and there is little Democrats can do
China Nobel Winner's Widow Free After German Diplomatic Push

China Nobel Winner's Widow Free After German Diplomatic Push

The widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo was allowed to leave China and travel to Europe, ending her long house arrest after a high-profile German-led diplomatic push.
May Defends Brexit Amid Tory Chaos

May Defends Brexit Amid Tory Chaos

Theresa May is fighting for her political life after the resignation of her foreign secretary and increasing attacks from Euro-skeptic conservative lawmakers. The prime minister is now leaning on the
Airbus Softens Brexit Tone, Calls on EU to Go Easy on May

Airbus Softens Brexit Tone, Calls on EU to Go Easy on May

Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders called on the European Union to acknowledge the British government’s new, softer negotiating stance toward Brexit, lending a measure of support to
Brexit Bulletin: May Fights On

Brexit Bulletin: May Fights On

Today in Brexit: The conventions of British politics no longer hold.
Money Laundering Probe Names Ex-Pakistani President Zardari

Money Laundering Probe Names Ex-Pakistani President Zardari

Pakistan’s ex-president and leader of one of the country’s main political parties, Asif Ali Zardari, was named in a money-laundering investigation weeks before national elections.
Erdogan Expands Clout Over Central Bank, as He Promised

Erdogan Expands Clout Over Central Bank, as He Promised

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved to cement his control over the economy, claiming the exclusive power to appoint central bank rate-setters a day after naming his son-in-law to oversee
Trump Selects Kavanaugh in Bid to Cement Conservative High Court

Trump Selects Kavanaugh in Bid to Cement Conservative High Court

President Donald Trump moved to reshape the U.S. Supreme Court, filling the second vacancy of his presidency with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and potentially creating the most conservative court in
The Tax Dodge That Cost the German Treasury Billions

The Tax Dodge That Cost the German Treasury Billions

Prosecutors say dozens of banks and brokerage houses helped investors create massive returns for nearly a decade.
Mahathir Calls on His Cabinet to Declare Wealth, Refuse Gifts

Mahathir Calls on His Cabinet to Declare Wealth, Refuse Gifts

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is putting safeguards in place to prevent graft in Malaysia by requiring his cabinet declare their wealth and refuse gifts more valuable than perishable food and
Manafort Doesn't Want Jury to Hear of Trump Campaign or Alleged Collusion

Manafort Doesn't Want Jury to Hear of Trump Campaign or Alleged Collusion

Paul Manafort doesn’t want jurors at his Washington trial to hear any mention of his role as campaign chairman for Donald Trump or of alleged collusion between the campaign and Russia.
Nominee Judge Kavanaugh Pledges to Keep 'Open Mind' in Every Case

Nominee Judge Kavanaugh Pledges to Keep 'Open Mind' in Every Case

President Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as his choice for Supreme Court Justice. Kavanaugh will fill the post when Justice Anthony Kennedy retires at the end of July. (Source: Bloomberg)