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President Who Pulled Romania Back From the Brink Nears New Term

President Who Pulled Romania Back From the Brink Nears New Term

He helped put Romania’s most powerful politician behind bars for corruption and steer his country back toward the European Union’s mainstream.
Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated Ahead of Bangladesh Cyclone

Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated Ahead of Bangladesh Cyclone

With a strong cyclone approaching Bangladesh on Saturday, authorities used more than 50,000 volunteers and officials to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people to shelters across the low-lying delta
South Korea to End Intel-Sharing Pact With Japan as Planned

South Korea to End Intel-Sharing Pact With Japan as Planned

Relations between the two U.S. allies have soured to the worst level in decades since the South Korean Supreme Court ordered a Japanese company to compensate former Korean workers conscripted during
Hong Kong Police Fire Warning Shot After Death Fuels Clashes

Hong Kong Police Fire Warning Shot After Death Fuels Clashes

A Hong Kong police officer fired a warning shot on Friday in a clash with demonstrators as activists vandalized shops and petrol-bombed a police station in response to the death of a student during a
Amazon Rival Leads Seattle Contest in Face of Big Money Effort

Amazon Rival Leads Seattle Contest in Face of Big Money Effort

Amazon.com Inc.’s biggest critic on the Seattle city council appears poised to win re-election against a business-backed challenger, an indication the e-commerce company’s record election spending
DOJ Antitrust Boss Vows Scrutiny of Tech Giants’ Data Practices

DOJ Antitrust Boss Vows Scrutiny of Tech Giants’ Data Practices

The U.S. Justice Department’s top antitrust enforcer said data collection practices of technology companies can raise competition concerns, the latest warning directed at the industry amid a broad
Australia’s New South Wales Hit by Unprecedented Bushfires

Australia’s New South Wales Hit by Unprecedented Bushfires

At least two people were killed and 100 hundred homes destroyed as a series of devastating bushfires raged in Australia’s most populous state.
Michael Bloomberg Files Papers for Alabama Democratic Primary

Michael Bloomberg Files Papers for Alabama Democratic Primary

Michael R. Bloomberg filed the paperwork required for Alabama’s Democratic primary on Friday, taking a first step toward a potential 2020 presidential bid, though he hasn’t announced a formal decision
Trump to Appeal Ruling on Vance Subpoena to Supreme Court

Trump to Appeal Ruling on Vance Subpoena to Supreme Court

President Donald Trump’s lawyers told a judge they’ll ask the U.S. Supreme Court next week to block a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney seeking his tax filings and other financial records.
U.K. Outlook Cut to Negative by Moody’s on Policy ‘Paralysis’

U.K. Outlook Cut to Negative by Moody’s on Policy ‘Paralysis’

The U.K.’s sovereign credit rating was placed on negative outlook by Moody’s Investors Service, which said the country’s ability to set policy has weakened in the Brexit era along with its commitment
Hong Kong’s Protesting Teens Face Arrest, Bullets, Foster Care

Hong Kong’s Protesting Teens Face Arrest, Bullets, Foster Care

On a Friday evening in early October, an off-duty Hong Kong police officer grabbed his holstered gun and warned away protesters who surrounded him.
Poland Picks Ex-Banker as Fifth Finance Minister Since July

Poland Picks Ex-Banker as Fifth Finance Minister Since July

A Polish national flag flies above the presidential palace beyond a statue of King Stanislaw Poniatowski in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, June 16, 2014. Poland may be forced to hold an early ballot as a
Steven Bannon Says He Saw Roger Stone as Link to WikiLeaks

Steven Bannon Says He Saw Roger Stone as Link to WikiLeaks

Steve Bannon, the chief executive of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, told a jury that he saw the longtime Republican operative and Trump champion Roger Stone as the campaign’s “access
Lula Returns to the Fray With Release From Brazilian Jail

Lula Returns to the Fray With Release From Brazilian Jail

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked out of jail and back into Brazil’s political spotlight after a high-profile court decision reversed rules for imprisoning convicts.
Buttigieg Proposes Hiking Capital Gains Tax: Campaign Update

Buttigieg Proposes Hiking Capital Gains Tax: Campaign Update

Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign is proposing increases in the capital gains tax to pay for $2.1 trillion of domestic spending he outlined earlier Friday.
India’s Top Court Hands Bitterly Disputed Ayodhya Site to Hindus

India’s Top Court Hands Bitterly Disputed Ayodhya Site to Hindus

India’s top court handed Hindus complete ownership of a controversial plot of land for construction of a temple in the northern city of Ayodhya, an order that may deepen religious polarization in the
Trump Sows Doubt on Trade Talks With Pushback on Tariff Unwind

Trump Sows Doubt on Trade Talks With Pushback on Tariff Unwind

President Donald Trump said that the U.S. hasn’t agreed to roll back all tariffs on China, muddying hopes raised by China and even some of his own aides that the U.S. was ready to lift some tariffs to
Attack Near Canadian Mine in Burkina Faso Kills 38 People

Attack Near Canadian Mine in Burkina Faso Kills 38 People

Scores of people are still missing after Wednesday’s attack near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso in which 38 people were killed, the worst such incident in the West African nation struggling to
Trump Courts 2020 Black Vote Betting Job Gains Draw Support

Trump Courts 2020 Black Vote Betting Job Gains Draw Support

Donald Trump has alienated large swathes of minority communities during his presidency, but he thinks he has an argument to win some of them over in the 2020 election: the economy.
U.K. State to Return to 1970s Size Under Election Spending Plans

U.K. State to Return to 1970s Size Under Election Spending Plans

U.K. government spending is heading for a return to levels not seen for four decades regardless of who triumphs in the upcoming election, according to the Resolution Foundation think tank.