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May Loses Ally at Critical Time for Brexit With Cabinet Divided

May Loses Ally at Critical Time for Brexit With Cabinet Divided

Theresa May has lost a pro-European ally with the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd, the fourth Cabinet member to quit in six months over a scandal, just as internal battles over Brexit come to
Malaysia Vote Result Complicated by Jump in Candidates for Seats

Malaysia Vote Result Complicated by Jump in Candidates for Seats

Malaysia’s election will see a sharp rise in multi-cornered contests for individual seats that could hurt the opposition but also make it harder for Prime Minister Najib Razak to secure a two-thirds
Twitter Sold Data Access to Cambridge Analytica–Linked Researcher

Twitter Sold Data Access to Cambridge Analytica–Linked Researcher

Twitter Inc. sold data access to the Cambridge University academic who also obtained millions of Facebook Inc. users’ information that was later passed to a political consulting firm without the
Comey Questions Trump's Credibility and House Republican Report

Comey Questions Trump's Credibility and House Republican Report

Former FBI Director James Comey questioned Donald Trump’s credibility as a potential witness and called a House Intelligence Committee report concluding that president’s campaign didn’t collude
European Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Retaliate on Tariffs

European Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Retaliate on Tariffs

European leaders reaffirmed their commitment to protect the region’s trade interests and address elements of a nuclear accord with Iran, even as attempts to lobby the U.S. president on those issues
Ross Says U.S. to Extend Duty Relief to Some Allies, Not All

Ross Says U.S. to Extend Duty Relief to Some Allies, Not All

The Trump administration plans to extend relief from steel and aluminum tariffs to some countries, but not all, when their temporary exemptions expire on Tuesday, said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Dollars, Optimism in Short Supply as Iran Awaits Trump Move

Dollars, Optimism in Short Supply as Iran Awaits Trump Move

For half a century, Payam’s family hardware firm near Ferdowsi Square has supplied Tehran’s builders with tools -- through revolution, war and more recently sanctions. But it has rarely seen times as
Pompeo Says Left Kim Meeting Thinking Nuclear Deal Possible

Pompeo Says Left Kim Meeting Thinking Nuclear Deal Possible

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he assessed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting ahead of a planned summit with President Donald Trump, and concluded that there’s at least a chance

U.K.'s May Discusses Iran Deal in Calls With Merkel, Macron

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May talked about Iran nuclear deal in calls with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday and Sunday, her office says.
Kim’s Charm Offensive Pressures Trump Before Summit

Kim’s Charm Offensive Pressures Trump Before Summit

Kim Jong Un is turning on the charm ahead of his summit with Donald Trump, adding pressure on the U.S. president to ease sanctions against North Korea even before it’s made any significant
Iranian Judiciary Confirms Arrest of British-Iranian Academic

Iranian Judiciary Confirms Arrest of British-Iranian Academic

Iran’s judiciary has confirmed the arrest of British-Iranian academic Abbas Edalat, the state-run Iranian Students’ News Agency reported.
U.K. Ministers Back Rudd as May Readies for Another Testing Week

U.K. Ministers Back Rudd as May Readies for Another Testing Week

Ministers rallied to the defense of beleaguered U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd as she prepared to face lawmakers on Monday in a House of Commons appearance that could make or break her career.
Portugal Is Luring Rich Pensioners With Tax Breaks

Portugal Is Luring Rich Pensioners With Tax Breaks

After a lifetime of long Swedish winters and hefty tax bills, Dan Wikstrom’s dream of a comfortable retirement in the sun has come true. Not in a Caribbean tax haven, but in Portugal, a far more
Macron and Rouhani Agree to Try to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

Macron and Rouhani Agree to Try to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed to work together to preserve the nuclear accord with Iran, even as the U.S. makes clear that President Donald Trump will
Italian Voters Shift to the Right as Political Impasse Drags On

Italian Voters Shift to the Right as Political Impasse Drags On

Italian political preferences are becoming more right wing as a political impasse in the country drags on two months after a general election, according to a poll published in La Repubblica.
Duterte to Permanently Ban Sending Workers to Kuwait

Duterte to Permanently Ban Sending Workers to Kuwait

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will permanently stop deploying workers to Kuwait amid rocky diplomatic relations between the two nations.
Kim Promises to Shut Main Nuclear Test Site in May — and Let Foreign Media Watch

Kim Promises to Shut Main Nuclear Test Site in May — and Let Foreign Media Watch

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has promised to close his main nuclear weapons test site in May and said he will invite South Korean and American media to witness the shutdown.
Squeeze Iran and It Will Cave Like North Korea, Top Israeli Minister Says

Squeeze Iran and It Will Cave Like North Korea, Top Israeli Minister Says

If North Korea abandons its nuclear weapons, credit belongs to President Donald Trump for his aggressive rhetoric and increased sanctions -- and a similar policy would defang Iran, a senior Israeli
Trump Expects to Meet With N.Korea's Kim in Three to Four Weeks

Trump Expects to Meet With N.Korea's Kim in Three to Four Weeks

President Donald Trump expects his historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will take place “over the next three or four weeks.”
Trump Takes Aim at Democrats, Media and Comey in Michigan Rally

Trump Takes Aim at Democrats, Media and Comey in Michigan Rally

Donald Trump took on most of his usual targets at a campaign-style rally on Saturday, including Democrats, the media and former FBI Director James Comey, and urged his supporters to vote in midterm