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U.K. and EU Agree to Brexit Transition as Irish Puzzle Persists

U.K. and EU Agree to Brexit Transition as Irish Puzzle Persists

The U.K. clinched a deal that will buy it time in Brexit talks in a move the European Union’s chief negotiator hailed as a decisive step. But it’s all still contingent on finding a solution to the
Taps Run Dry in Water Summit City in World's Wettest Nation

Taps Run Dry in Water Summit City in World's Wettest Nation

Delegates to the World Water Forum that kicked off in Brasilia on Monday are unlikely to suffer from water shortages during their stay, unlike many of the city’s residents who’ve endured rationing for
Most Republicans Silent in Face of Trump’s Attacks on Mueller

Most Republicans Silent in Face of Trump’s Attacks on Mueller

President Donald Trump’s direct assault on Robert Mueller over the weekend renewed fears he’s preparing to fire the special counsel as Republicans mostly remained silent on the threat.
Facebook Plunges as Pressure Mounts on Zuckerberg Over Data

Facebook Plunges as Pressure Mounts on Zuckerberg Over Data

Facebook Inc. shares posted their steepest drop since 2015 as U.S. and European officials demanded answers to reports that a political advertising firm retained information on millions of the social
Zuma’s Trial Carries Peril for South Africa’s Ruling Party

Zuma’s Trial Carries Peril for South Africa’s Ruling Party

It raises uncomfortable questions about why the ANC, parliament and prosecutors failed to take action against him before.
Germany Steps Up Efforts to Thwart Tariffs With Washington Talks

Germany Steps Up Efforts to Thwart Tariffs With Washington Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is intensifying efforts to thwart a trade war with the U.S., sending a close ally to Washington for critical talks aimed at defusing a tit-for-tat on tariffs that could
Putin Sweeps to New Term in Russia as Tensions Spiral With West

Putin Sweeps to New Term in Russia as Tensions Spiral With West

Vladimir Putin is sweeping to a record fourth term in Russia’s presidential vote, exit polls show, amid escalating confrontation with the West over a nerve-agent poisoning in the U.K.
Trump's Quick Agreement to Kim Meeting a Surprise, Diplomat Says

Trump's Quick Agreement to Kim Meeting a Surprise, Diplomat Says

U.S. President Donald Trump’s immediate willingness to meet Kim Jong Un for nuclear talks likely caught the North Korean leader by surprise, forcing him to consider his position before responding
Rand Paul Issues Filibuster Threat on Mike Pompeo, Gina Haspel

Rand Paul Issues Filibuster Threat on Mike Pompeo, Gina Haspel

Republican Senator Rand Paul said Sunday he would “do everything to stop” President Donald Trump’s nominations of Mike Pompeo for secretary of State and Gina Haspel for CIA director, but conceded he
Republican Senators Push Back Against Trump on McCabe's Firing

Republican Senators Push Back Against Trump on McCabe's Firing

Republican lawmakers pushed back against the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and efforts by President Donald Trump and his lawyer to link it to the investigation into Russian meddling in
U.K. Alleges Facebook-Linked Data Firm CEO Made False Statements

U.K. Alleges Facebook-Linked Data Firm CEO Made False Statements

The head of a data company accused of improperly using information from Facebook Inc. profiles during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign deliberately misled U.K. lawmakers in testimony last month,
Trump Escalates Rift With China Ahead of Tense G-20 Meetings

Trump Escalates Rift With China Ahead of Tense G-20 Meetings

President Donald Trump’s tensions with China came to the fore on the eve of a meeting of global finance chiefs, which was already set to be dominated by opposition to the U.S.’s tariffs on steel and
Johnson Contradicts May Over Court's Role in U.K. After Brexit

Johnson Contradicts May Over Court's Role in U.K. After Brexit

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it’s “claptrap” to say the European Court of Justice will continue to have some influence over the U.K. after it leaves the European Union, contradicting Prime
Facebook Post Pushes Norway Government to Brink of Collapse

Facebook Post Pushes Norway Government to Brink of Collapse

Norway’s Solberg could face tough choice: sacrifice justice minister or put whole cabinet to vote.
U.K. Has Evidence Russia Stockpiled Nerve Agent, Johnson Says

U.K. Has Evidence Russia Stockpiled Nerve Agent, Johnson Says

Russia’s Ambassador to EU Tells BBC Spy-Poison May Have Come From U.K. Lab
Protectionism, N. Korea Nukes Targeted by Southeast Asia Summit

Protectionism, N. Korea Nukes Targeted by Southeast Asia Summit

Southeast Asian nations and Australia vowed to unite in opposing protectionism, while also using their summit in Sydney to urge North Korea to denuclearize immediately.
Turkey Captures Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds

Turkey Captures Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds

Turkish-led forces captured the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, driving out Kurdish fighters and declaring control two months after starting an offensive to expel U.S.-backed Kurdish forces
Brexit Bankers May Find Home in Luxembourg's Red-Light District

Brexit Bankers May Find Home in Luxembourg's Red-Light District

Luxembourg’s red-light district could soon be a home for bankers escaping Brexit.
China's Xi Gets 100% of Votes for New Term as Key Ally Named VP

China's Xi Gets 100% of Votes for New Term as Key Ally Named VP

China’s parliament unanimously reappointed Xi Jinping as president while installing one of his most trusted allies as vice president, highlighting how little public opposition remains to his rule.
U.K. Should Consider Extending Brexit Talks, Commons Panel Says

U.K. Should Consider Extending Brexit Talks, Commons Panel Says

The U.K. is running short of time to reach a full deal with the European Union and should consider seeking an extension of next year’s withdrawal deadline in order to complete the work, the U.K.