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U.K. Urgently Needs Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Plan, Panel Says

U.K. Urgently Needs Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Plan, Panel Says

The U.K. must spell out plans for post-Brexit co-operation on foreign and security policy before next month’s European Council if it is to live up to its goal of continuing to work closely with its
Battle to Survive in Congo Republic as Wages, Pensions Stop

Battle to Survive in Congo Republic as Wages, Pensions Stop

If it wasn’t for two sons in France sending money, pensioner George Kimbembe says he’d have joined the ranks of the dead in the Republic of Congo’s capital, Brazzaville.
MI5 Chief Warns of Threat to U.K. From Russia, Islamic State

MI5 Chief Warns of Threat to U.K. From Russia, Islamic State

MI5 chief Andrew Parker warned of the continued threat of attacks on Britain from Russia and the Islamic State militant group in a rare speech outside the country on Monday.
Pompeo, Zinke Urged Obama Officials to Crack Down on ZTE in 2016

Pompeo, Zinke Urged Obama Officials to Crack Down on ZTE in 2016

President Donald Trump’s surprise Sunday directive to his Commerce Department to back off an earlier decision and help Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. was the opposite of what two of his cabinet
The Leader Who Wanted a ‘Crooked Bridge’ With Singapore Is Back

The Leader Who Wanted a ‘Crooked Bridge’ With Singapore Is Back

The man who once called Singaporeans a "selfish lot" has returned.
Defying 50-Year Taboo, Palestinians Run for Jerusalem Elections

Defying 50-Year Taboo, Palestinians Run for Jerusalem Elections

At Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, it was seen as a worrisome enough development for the preacher to send up an alarm. “Don’t try to change the identity of the holy city,” Ismail Nawahda exhorted.
China Counters Trump by Mending Fences From Japan to India

China Counters Trump by Mending Fences From Japan to India

When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang smiled and clinked glasses with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a reception in Tokyo last week, it served as a reminder of just how rare these types of warm
Ireland ‘Hopeful’ of New Thinking From U.K. on Border Impasse

Ireland ‘Hopeful’ of New Thinking From U.K. on Border Impasse

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said he’s hopeful Britain will bring forward ideas on how to avoid a hard border after Brexit, as the clock ticks towards the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.
Apple CEO Lauds Gun-Control Activists; Jabs at Google, Facebook

Apple CEO Lauds Gun-Control Activists; Jabs at Google, Facebook

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook waded into divisive political topics such as gun control and immigration during a commencement speech while continuing his criticisms of internet companies
Barred From Travel, Najib Faces Malaysia Wrath Over 1MDB Secrets

Barred From Travel, Najib Faces Malaysia Wrath Over 1MDB Secrets

As Malaysia’s most powerful man, Najib Razak worked hard to keep the public from accessing information about a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Now they just might find out all the
Trump in Reversal Says U.S. to Help China's ZTE Stay Afloat

Trump in Reversal Says U.S. to Help China's ZTE Stay Afloat

President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Commerce Department to get ZTE Corp. back into business, weeks after cutting off the massive Chinese telecom equipment maker from its U.S. suppliers with a
Jerusalem Soccer Club Embraces Trump Name Eschewed by Others

Jerusalem Soccer Club Embraces Trump Name Eschewed by Others

An Israeli soccer team has changed its name to honor President Donald Trump as the U.S. moves its embassy to Jerusalem.
South Africa Government Takes Control of North West Province

South Africa Government Takes Control of North West Province

South Africa’s government seized control of North West province as a way to force out Premier Supra Mahumapelo from his post after weeks of violent protests in the region.
Bolton Warns Sanctions Possible for Doing Business With Iran

Bolton Warns Sanctions Possible for Doing Business With Iran

European countries and companies that continue to do business with Iran could face U.S. sanctions, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday.
Pompeo Says U.S. Can Send ‘Capital’ to North Korea Once Nukes Go

Pompeo Says U.S. Can Send ‘Capital’ to North Korea Once Nukes Go

The U.S. is ready to allow investments in North Korea once it has verifiable proof of the Asian nation’s denuclearization, two of President Donald Trump’s top national security officials said.
Labour Spokesman Rejects Call for Norway-Style Brexit Deal

Labour Spokesman Rejects Call for Norway-Style Brexit Deal

Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer rejected calls to keep Britain in the European Economic Area after Brexit -- the so-called Norway option -- as pressure builds on the main U.K. opposition party to
Iran Calls for Clarity Over Nuclear Deal After Talks With China

Iran Calls for Clarity Over Nuclear Deal After Talks With China

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif sought further talks after failing to win any concrete assurance to help tackle the U.S. threat of economic sanctions over its nuclear program.
U.S. to Open Jerusalem Embassy as Palestinians Protest Move

U.S. to Open Jerusalem Embassy as Palestinians Protest Move

One of President Donald Trump’s most contentious foreign policy projects, the inauguration of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, will be carried out Monday even as peace in the Middle East seems more
May Says ‘Trust Me’ on Brexit

May Says ‘Trust Me’ on Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May called for unity over Brexit, following a week in which Cabinet tensions spilled over and her plan for Britain’s trading relationship with the European Union was
Italy's Populists in Marathon Talks as President Takes Stand

Italy's Populists in Marathon Talks as President Takes Stand

Italy’s populist leaders Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini forged ahead with a government agenda in marathon talks, while President Sergio Mattarella indicated that he doesn’t intend to rubber stamp