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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
EU Brexit Chief Urges ‘Realistic’ U.K. Plans

EU Brexit Chief Urges ‘Realistic’ U.K. Plans

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, told the U.K. there’s an urgent need for a more realistic position on its withdrawal as he insisted the bloc’s courts must have a say in
U.S.-China Dispute Casts Shadow Over Asia-Pacific Free-Trade Drive

U.S.-China Dispute Casts Shadow Over Asia-Pacific Free-Trade Drive

The U.S. and China’s on-again, off-again trade dispute is casting a shadow over Asia-Pacific nations’ efforts to further open up global trade, a senior Australian government official said.
French Labor Unions, Far-Left Groups Demonstrate Against Macron

French Labor Unions, Far-Left Groups Demonstrate Against Macron

French groups opposed to President Emmanuel Macron, including labor unions and anti-capitalist political parties, have called for demonstrations on Saturday across the country to protest against his
Rajoy Refuses to Be Written Off as Spanish Rivals Seek Ouster

Rajoy Refuses to Be Written Off as Spanish Rivals Seek Ouster

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is fighting to save his government from collapse after a slew of harsh jail sentences handed down by judges in Madrid exposed his party’s Achilles heel on
Trump Says U.S. Prisoner Released by Venezuela After Pressure

Trump Says U.S. Prisoner Released by Venezuela After Pressure

An American citizen imprisoned in Venezuela since 2016 is on a plane back to Washington, where he’ll meet with President Donald Trump, after being released in response to pressure from the U.S.
Italy May Be Cut by Moody's on Concerns Over New Government

Italy May Be Cut by Moody's on Concerns Over New Government

Italy’s rating may be cut by Moody’s over concerns about the new government’s fiscal plans and the risk that some important past measures, such as pension reform, might be reversed.
Ireland Votes to Liberalize Abortion Rules in Landslide

Ireland Votes to Liberalize Abortion Rules in Landslide

Ireland overwhelmingly voted to liberalize some of Western Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws in the nation’s most decisive break yet with its Roman Catholic roots.
Nigeria Lawmakers Send 2018 Spending Plan to President to Sign

Nigeria Lawmakers Send 2018 Spending Plan to President to Sign

Nigeria’s national assembly sent the 2018 budget proposal to President Muhammadu Buhari a little over a week after lawmakers approved the country’s biggest yet spending plan of 9.1 trillion naira ($25
New York Mayor de Blasio Says Trump Should Be Investigated Like Weinstein

New York Mayor de Blasio Says Trump Should Be Investigated Like Weinstein

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter on Friday to use the arrest of film producer Harvey Weinstein as an opportunity to call for a similar investigation of President Donald Trump.
Trump Signs Orders Cracking Down on Federal Workers' Unions

Trump Signs Orders Cracking Down on Federal Workers' Unions

President Donald Trump signed executive orders restricting the activities of unions that represent many of the U.S. government’s 2.1 million employees, the White House said.
Putin, Macron, Abe, Wang, Lagarde Speak at SPIEF

Putin, Macron, Abe, Wang, Lagarde Speak at SPIEF

Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speak at the St.
Manafort Judge Denies Request to Dismiss Count in Indictment

Manafort Judge Denies Request to Dismiss Count in Indictment

A federal judge denied a request by Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, to dismiss one of two counts in an indictment as unnecessarily overlapping.
T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile US Inc. is getting some well-connected help in Washington as it seeks to win approval for its purchase of Sprint Corp.: a lobbying firm staffed by former Trump campaign aides.