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Soros-Backed Campaign Calls on Voters to Target MPs on Brexit

The anti-Brexit campaign group backed by billionaire George Soros called on British voters to pressure members of Parliament to force a referendum on the government’s divorce deal with the European
UN Accuses South Sudan Troops of Gang-Rape in Recent Offensive

UN Accuses South Sudan Troops of Gang-Rape in Recent Offensive

South Sudanese soldiers and allied groups gang-raped pregnant women and children as young as four in recent violence in the country’s north, a United Nations human-rights official said.

Trump Repeats He'd Quit Nafta and May Seek Separate Talks

President Donald Trump, whose tariff fight is overtaking the Group of Seven leaders’ meeting, renewed his threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement and pursue separate deals with Canada
Trump Breaks With G-7 to Urge Russia Return, Jabs ‘Unfair Trade’

Trump Breaks With G-7 to Urge Russia Return, Jabs ‘Unfair Trade’

President Donald Trump said Russia should be allowed back into the G-8 bloc, lobbing another point of friction into an-already fraught summit Friday with allies in Canada.

Trump Considers Pardon for Ali, Wants Athletes' Advice

Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by
Trump: Melania Had ‘Big Operation,’ Can’t Fly for a Month

Trump: Melania Had ‘Big Operation,’ Can’t Fly for a Month

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Friday amped up the mystery surrounding his wife Melania's recent hospitalization for a kidney condition, revealing that she had had a "big operation" that
Barnier Rejects Key Parts of May’s Plan But Says Talks Continue

Barnier Rejects Key Parts of May’s Plan But Says Talks Continue

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rejected the key elements of Theresa May’s plan to overcome one of the thorniest divorce questions, but said talks continue.

Barnier Rejects Irish Backstop Proposal Applying to All U.K.

EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has rejected the U.K. backstop proposal for the Irish border, Bloomberg News reports.

South Africa Clinches Three-Year Pay Deal With State Workers

South Africa’s government clinched a three-year wage agreement with its 1.3 million workers when six unions affiliated to the ruling party agreed to its terms, averting the risk of a national strike.
Hammond Hints He's Over Brexit, a Divorce He Didn't Want

Hammond Hints He's Over Brexit, a Divorce He Didn't Want

U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond signaled he’s at peace with the U.K.’s decision to quit the European Union, and said there’s no point trying to turn the clock back. But he let slip that it’s like a
Trump Scorns ‘Unfair Trade’ at G-7, Plans to Leave Early

Trump Scorns ‘Unfair Trade’ at G-7, Plans to Leave Early

The Group of Seven is kicking off with more of President Donald Trump’s threats on trade.
Israeli Troops Kill 4 Palestinians as Gaza Protests Resume

Israeli Troops Kill 4 Palestinians as Gaza Protests Resume

Israeli troops killed four Palestinians along the Gaza Strip border on Friday as the Hamas militant group that rules the coastal strip struggled to revive a flagging protest campaign.

The Kremlin Thinks Five Years of Retirement Is Plenty

Vladimir Putin promised Russians this week that he would make retirement richer. What he didn’t say was that he’s going to make it shorter, too.
First Argentina, Then Turkey, Brazil. Now South Africa Reels

First Argentina, Then Turkey, Brazil. Now South Africa Reels

Investors rattled by everything from trade wars to the end of central-bank stimulus are picking off the most vulnerable emerging markets one by one.
The Days of the Airline Strike May Be Over

The Days of the Airline Strike May Be Over

Frontier’s pilots are ready to walk, but industry consolidation may cause the government to say no. The industry is watching.

Fundraising Haul, Not Legislation, Is Ryan's Parting Gift to GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s parting gift to his fellow Republicans will be the massive campaign war chest he leaves behind.

Orban Eyes Legal Umbrella to Fend Off EU Democracy Criticism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, under attack in the European Union for democratic backsliding, is considering establishing a legal umbrella to defend against what his government says is
Kim Jong Un Impersonator Gets Detained at Singapore Airport

Kim Jong Un Impersonator Gets Detained at Singapore Airport

If Singapore’s reputation for tight security was one reason the real Kim Jong Un agreed to hold his summit with Donald Trump in the city-state, the fake Kim Jong Un now knows why.
Ex-Senate Intelligence Security Chief Charged in FBI Leak Probe

Ex-Senate Intelligence Security Chief Charged in FBI Leak Probe

The former head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee was arrested Thursday on charges that he lied to the FBI about his contacts with reporters in an investigation into leaks.
Ford's Conservatives Win Ontario Vote on Populist Message

Ford's Conservatives Win Ontario Vote on Populist Message

Doug Ford, whose populist message of smaller government and tax cuts drew comparisons to Donald Trump, will be the next premier of Canada’s most populous province and economic engine.