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Trump Bataclan Barbs ‘Shocking, Unworthy,’ French Minister Says

President Donald Trump’s claim at a pro-gun rally that France’s strict gun laws prevented victims from fighting back during the 2015 terror attacks “is shocking and unworthy,” French Finance Minister
Netanyahu Says Better to Face Iran Sooner Rather Than Later

Netanyahu Says Better to Face Iran Sooner Rather Than Later

Israel will do what’s needed to block Iranian aggression, sooner rather than later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.
Yemen Hits U.A.E. Takeover of Its ‘Most Alien-Looking’ Island

Yemen Hits U.A.E. Takeover of Its ‘Most Alien-Looking’ Island

Yemen’s government-in-exile slammed the United Arab Emirates’ takeover of Socotra, a remote Yemeni island in the Arabian Sea sometimes described as the “most alien-looking place on Earth.”

Macron Says Russian ‘Propaganda’ in French Politics Has Declined

French President Emmanuel Macron said he’s been “unrelenting” on the issue of Russian interference in the nation’s politics, and Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have understood.
Egypt Population Surge Must Be Met with Job Growth, IMF Says

Egypt Population Surge Must Be Met with Job Growth, IMF Says

Egypt needs to embrace policies that strengthen the private sector and promote job growth in order to cement the gains realized from sweeping economic revival efforts, the International Monetary Fund
Lebanon Elections Under Way With Billions in Funds at Stake

Lebanon Elections Under Way With Billions in Funds at Stake

Lebanon is holding its first parliamentary elections in nine years, a pivotal moment for the country as it tries to ease a crippling debt burden and avoid being dragged deeper into some of the Middle
North Korea Denies U.S. Pressure Is Behind Denuclearization

North Korea Denies U.S. Pressure Is Behind Denuclearization

North Korea said U.S. sanctions aren’t the reason behind its willingness to remove nuclear weapons from peninsula, accusing its adversary of trying to ramp up tensions ahead of a summit between
Eight Years on, Eight Big Questions Are Still Looming for Greece

Eight Years on, Eight Big Questions Are Still Looming for Greece

On the eighth anniversary of the euro-area’s biggest bailout, Greece is closer than ever to breaking free from its creditors’ oversight and trying its luck raising money on its own. But, as Aug. 20 --
Bank of Korea Governor Sees Need to Raise Rates When Possible, Yonhap Says

Bank of Korea Governor Sees Need to Raise Rates When Possible, Yonhap Says

Just hours after the Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol said the central bank should raise its benchmark interest rate when it becomes possible to do so, the bank released a statement saying Lee was

Australia Needs Company Tax Cut to Compete, Treasurer Says

Australian businesses need a lower corporate tax rate to help them compete with global rivals and to encourage investment, Treasurer Scott Morrison said ahead of Tuesday’s national budget.
Giuliani Suggests Trump Will Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

Giuliani Suggests Trump Will Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

Rudy Giuliani suggested that Donald Trump plans to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement, pointing to the presence in the president’s inner circle of new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and
Trump Repeats Threat of Federal Shutdown to Get His Border Wall

Trump Repeats Threat of Federal Shutdown to Get His Border Wall

President Donald Trump renewed a threat to close down the federal government when current funding runs out in September if immigration reforms and funding for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico
White House Blasts China for Its ‘Censorship’ of U.S. Airlines

White House Blasts China for Its ‘Censorship’ of U.S. Airlines

The White House released a blistering statement attacking China’s government for a recent demand that U.S. and other airlines change the way they refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in promotional
NRA Should Name Teens in Suit Over New Gun Law, Florida Says

NRA Should Name Teens in Suit Over New Gun Law, Florida Says

The National Rifle Association failed to provide evidence that two 19-year-olds who wish to join in the group’s lawsuit over Florida’s new gun-control law would have their privacy violated or be put
California Asks Judge to Dismiss U.S. Suit Over Sanctuary Laws

California Asks Judge to Dismiss U.S. Suit Over Sanctuary Laws

California asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the U.S. over the state’s immigrant-protection laws.
Catch What You (May Have) Missed: Balance of Power Weekend Reads

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Greek Banks' Clean Bill of Health Frees Bailout Funds

Greek Banks' Clean Bill of Health Frees Bailout Funds

Greece’s biggest banks emerged unscathed after a stress test, giving European policy makers one less worry as they plan for the end of the nation’s latest bailout in August.
Russia Detains Navalny, Hundreds at ‘Tsar’ Inauguration Protests

Russia Detains Navalny, Hundreds at ‘Tsar’ Inauguration Protests

Police detained hundreds of people at boisterous rallies across Russia protesting two decades of rule by President Vladimir Putin just two days before his inauguration for a record fourth term.
Australia Says Budget Focus on Tax Cuts for Companies, Workers

Australia Says Budget Focus on Tax Cuts for Companies, Workers

Australia’s government will focus on its plans to cut company tax rates and provide relief for low-and-middle income earners as it outlines its annual budget next week, according to ministers.
Trump Says London Knife Violence Turned Hospital Into ‘War Zone’

Trump Says London Knife Violence Turned Hospital Into ‘War Zone’

President Donald Trump said a London hospital had “blood all over the floors” from an epidemic of stabbings.