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Pakistan to Hold Elections on July 25 After Five-Year Civil Rule

Pakistan to Hold Elections on July 25 After Five-Year Civil Rule

Pakistan will hold general elections on July 25, according to two government officials, in a step toward the democratic transition of a country mostly ruled by the powerful military.
Colombia's Economic Model at Stake in Election

Colombia's Economic Model at Stake in Election

Polls closed in Colombia Sunday afternoon after a polarizing presidential election for who will inherit a set of sharp challenges: hundreds of thousands of hungry Venezuelans pouring into the country,
Budding Moon-Kim Bromance Poses Risk to Trump Pressure Campaign

Budding Moon-Kim Bromance Poses Risk to Trump Pressure Campaign

When Donald Trump abruptly scrapped their planned summit, Kim Jong Un sought out someone he knew would come over for a chat: South Korean leader Moon Jae-in.
Sweden's Finance Minister Wants Debate on Riksbank Independence

Sweden's Finance Minister Wants Debate on Riksbank Independence

Sweden’s finance minister said it’s time to look deeper into the framework of central bank independence.
Italy's Conte Fights to Form Team as Ally Threatens New Vote

Italy's Conte Fights to Form Team as Ally Threatens New Vote

Italy’s novice premier-designate Giuseppe Conte struggled to form a populist government throughout the weekend, stranded between a president who objects to a euroskeptic candidate for the economy
Johnson Takes Another Swipe at May Over Brexit

Johnson Takes Another Swipe at May Over Brexit

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson repeated his call for the U.K. to make a clean break from the European Union.
Libya Conference in Paris Will Try Again to Solve 7-Year Crisis

Libya Conference in Paris Will Try Again to Solve 7-Year Crisis

A conference to help resolve a seven-year crisis in Libya and lead to United Nations-backed elections in the North African country has been set for Paris on May 29.
Jailed U.S. Citizen Visits White House After Venezuela Release

Jailed U.S. Citizen Visits White House After Venezuela Release

President Donald Trump pledged to soon bring home more Americans held overseas during a meeting at the White House with a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Venezuela since 2016 who was released after

Guinea Retains Mining Minister in Broad Cabinet Reshuffle

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde appointed a new 33-member cabinet in which Abdoulaye Magassouba was retained as mines and geology minister, according to a decree read on the West African country’s
Trump on #Spygate Attack, Says `Whole Russia Probe Is Rigged'

Trump on #Spygate Attack, Says `Whole Russia Probe Is Rigged'

President Donald Trump resumed up his verbal assault on the special counsel investigation probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election with a fresh series of Twitter messages on

Pakistan's President Announces General Elections for July 25

Pakistan’s president on Saturday approved the prime minister’s plan to hold general elections on July 25, according to reports from the Lahore-based newspaper the Nation and Agence France Presse.
Brazil Working Around Strike But Fuel, Food Is Still Scarce

Brazil Working Around Strike But Fuel, Food Is Still Scarce

Brazil’s crippling nationwide truckers strike is into its sixth day, but road blockages are starting to wind down after the government deployed armed forces to break up hundreds of blockades and a key
Qatar Bans Saudi, U.A.E. Goods Days Before Embargo Anniversary

Qatar Bans Saudi, U.A.E. Goods Days Before Embargo Anniversary

Almost a year after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar, the gas-rich country decided to stop consuming goods from its rivals.
Madagascar Court Orders President to Form New Government

Madagascar Court Orders President to Form New Government

Madagascar’s Constitutional Court has instructed President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to appoint a new prime minister within seven days and ruled that he can remain leader of the Indian Ocean island
Summit Shock, Fentanyl and Putin: Weekend Reads

Summit Shock, Fentanyl and Putin: Weekend Reads

From analysis on U.S. President Donald Trump’s whiplash cancellation of his much-touted summit with Kim Jong Un to how an unassuming Chinese exporter was part of a flood of opiates that's caused a
Merkel Pledges $7 Billion to Ease German Housing Squeeze

Merkel Pledges $7 Billion to Ease German Housing Squeeze

Germany is seeking to counter surging rents and real estate prices with a pledge to invest more than 6 billion euros ($7 billion) to build new homes.
Kim, Moon Discuss How to Revive Trump Summit in Surprise Meeting

Kim, Moon Discuss How to Revive Trump Summit in Surprise Meeting

The leaders of North and South Korea met for two hours Saturday in a surprise meeting to discuss ways to salvage the canceled summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, and the two countries plan
Italy's Standoff on Finance Chief Stalls Talks on New Government

Italy's Standoff on Finance Chief Stalls Talks on New Government

A standoff between Italian President Sergio Mattarella and populist leaders over a euroskeptic candidate for the job of finance minister is stalling efforts to form a government, as Moody’s signals it
The Latest on Ireland’s Abortion Referendum

The Latest on Ireland’s Abortion Referendum

'Yes' campaigners celebrate the official result of the Irish abortion referendum at Dublin Castle in Dublin on May 26, 2018 which showed a landslide decision in favour of repealing the constitutional
Putin Urges Abe to Be Patient in Talks About Islands Seized in WWII

Putin Urges Abe to Be Patient in Talks About Islands Seized in WWII

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged patience in efforts to resolve a territorial dispute with Japan that’s lasted since World War II after Kremlin talks Saturday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in