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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
Russian Oil Giants Get Record Prices, But Not Profits to Match

Russian Oil Giants Get Record Prices, But Not Profits to Match

The price of crude in rubles has surged to an all-time high, but Russian oil producers will miss out on record first-quarter profit because of a rising tax burden.

Bankers With Broken English Are Luxembourg's Brexit Bottleneck

Luxembourg’s citizens can quickly impress with their language skills, switching with ease between their local tongue and German, French and English.
Bombs Hit 3 Indonesian Churches, Killing at Least 8 People

Bombs Hit 3 Indonesian Churches, Killing at Least 8 People

Surabaya, Indonesia (AP) -- Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city Sunday, police said, as the world's most

North Korean State Media Assails Japan for Emphasis on Abductees

North Korea’s state news agency slammed Japan for insisting on the return of abductees as a condition of normalizing ties, accusing its neighbor of going “against the trend” toward the “building of a
Italy Populists Close in on Government Pact, Silent on Premier

Italy Populists Close in on Government Pact, Silent on Premier

Italy’s winning political forces closed in on a government accord in meetings on Saturday, but still left open the question of who’s going to lead it.
Trump Thanks North Korea for ‘Smart’ Move to Dismantle Test Site

Trump Thanks North Korea for ‘Smart’ Move to Dismantle Test Site

North Korea has set the date to begin shutting down a major nuclear test site as it continues to pursue improved relations with the world, earning thanks on Twitter from U.S. President Donald Trump
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Merkel Says U.S. Exit From Iran Accord Has Increased Tensions

Merkel Says U.S. Exit From Iran Accord Has Increased Tensions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal has increased tensions in the Middle East.
Congo Jails Presidential Candidate for Alleged Coup Plot

Congo Jails Presidential Candidate for Alleged Coup Plot

A court in the Republic of Congo sentenced opposition presidential candidate Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko to 20 years in jail for an alleged coup plot.
Norway Proposes Curbs on Airbnb to Ease Stress for Neighbors

Norway Proposes Curbs on Airbnb to Ease Stress for Neighbors

Norway wants to limit owners to renting out their apartments through services like Airbnb Inc. for just 90 days to ease the stress on other residents.
New Malaysian Leader Tightens Net Around Ousted Najib Over 1MDB

New Malaysian Leader Tightens Net Around Ousted Najib Over 1MDB

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad moved swiftly against predecessor Najib Razak just days after his shock election win, banning him from leaving the country and planning to reopen a probe into