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India Joins World's Top Five Defense Spenders

India Joins World's Top Five Defense Spenders

New Delhi’s defense spending rose by 5.5 percent to $63.9 billion in 2017 and has now passed France, said a SIPRI report released Wednesday.
Macron’s Invitation Has Lured 14 More Climate Researchers, France Says

Macron’s Invitation Has Lured 14 More Climate Researchers, France Says

Another 14 researchers from seven countries have been selected to carry out climate science projects in France.
Kenyan President Apologizes Over Vote Fracas, Urges Unity

Kenyan President Apologizes Over Vote Fracas, Urges Unity

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta apologized for comments he said may have offended people during last year’s disputed elections, as he urged politicians to help foster unity in the country.

S. African Treasury Says Net1 Charge for Welfare Too High

South Africa’s National Treasury has recommended that Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc. be paid 24 percent less than it’s requesting for a six month extension to pay social welfare grants at cash pay
‘Law & Order: SVU’ Actress Diane Neal Seeks U.S. House Seat

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Actress Diane Neal Seeks U.S. House Seat

Former "Law and Order" actress Diane Neal is seeking a new gig as representative of a sprawling congressional district in upstate New York.
Basque Group ETA Says It Has ‘Completely Dissolved’

Basque Group ETA Says It Has ‘Completely Dissolved’

The Basque militant group ETA says it has "completely dissolved all its structures" after a 60-year armed independence campaign.
Islamic State Hits Libya's Election Headquarters, Killing 14

Islamic State Hits Libya's Election Headquarters, Killing 14

Suicide bombers linked to Islamic State killed at least 14 people in an attack on the headquarters of Libya’s elections commission, striking a target central to planned polls meant to edge the country
May Needs to Present Brexit Plans Urgently, Irish Say

May Needs to Present Brexit Plans Urgently, Irish Say

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says there’s an urgent need for the U.K. to present new proposals to deal with border issue.
High Above Mexico City, a Politician's Promises Hit a Wall

High Above Mexico City, a Politician's Promises Hit a Wall

Thousands of feet above Mexico City is proof that what politicians say they’ll do and what they can do doesn’t always jibe.
Zimbabwe Opposition Makes 10 Key Demands for Credible Election

Zimbabwe Opposition Makes 10 Key Demands for Credible Election

Zimbabwe’s upcoming elections are being billed as the most important in a generation as the southern African nation tries to rebuild after Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule and revive an economy that’s
EU Regional Aid to Shrink Under Plan Rebuked by Eastern Members

EU Regional Aid to Shrink Under Plan Rebuked by Eastern Members

The European Union’s executive proposed a cut in regional aid in the bloc’s next budget and stricter conditions to access the funds.
Iowa Lawmakers Approve Most Restrictive U.S. Abortion Bill

Iowa Lawmakers Approve Most Restrictive U.S. Abortion Bill

Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Rees-Mogg Delivers Ultimatum Over May's Post-Brexit Customs Plan

Rees-Mogg Delivers Ultimatum Over May's Post-Brexit Customs Plan

He insists it’s neither a threat nor an ultimatum, but Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg’s latest challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May over the type of Brexit to pursue feels a lot like both.
Will There Be a Showdown Between Mueller and Trump's Legal Team?

Will There Be a Showdown Between Mueller and Trump's Legal Team?

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses Mueller possibly using subpoena power if President Trump does not want to talk. He speaks with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source:
Reeling From Job Cuts, Mexican Oil Country Pins Hopes on a Rebel

Reeling From Job Cuts, Mexican Oil Country Pins Hopes on a Rebel

In the wetlands of Tabasco in southeast Mexico, indigenous farmers stand guard outside oil wells. They have no official status—but anyone who wants to do business there has to pay to get past.
Armenia Unrest Eases as Protest Leader Poised to Gain PM Post

Armenia Unrest Eases as Protest Leader Poised to Gain PM Post

Armenia’s ruling Republican Party said it will support the candidate for prime minister who gets backing from one-third of the nation’s parliament members in a May 8 vote, clearing the way for
Asia Arms Itself in Global Defense Shift

Asia Arms Itself in Global Defense Shift

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Ethiopia, Djibouti May Swap Stakes in Airlines, Ports

Ethiopia, Djibouti May Swap Stakes in Airlines, Ports

Ethiopia and Djibouti agreed to swap stakes in strategic public enterprises including airlines, ports and telecommunications companies, as the Horn of Africa neighbors pursue deeper economic
How Free Soup Can Build a Constituency in Venezuela

How Free Soup Can Build a Constituency in Venezuela

The main attraction at Javier Bertucci’s presidential campaign rally wasn’t the Christian hip hop, the interpretive dancers or even the bouncy castle. It was the soup.
Denmark Names Tech Millionaire TV-Star as New Education Minister

Denmark Names Tech Millionaire TV-Star as New Education Minister

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen reshuffled his cabinet to include one of the country’s most famous venture capitalists ahead of a general election due by June 2019.