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BBC Staff to Testify at UN on Iran Targeting Persian Service

BBC Staff to Testify at UN on Iran Targeting Persian Service

The BBC said Monday its journalists will appeal for the first time directly to the UN over what the broadcaster describes as the “persecution and harassment” by Iran of those affiliated with its
Tillerson Cuts Short Africa Trip Amid ‘Pressing Matters’ in U.S.

Tillerson Cuts Short Africa Trip Amid ‘Pressing Matters’ in U.S.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Chad Monday to show U.S. support for a key counter-terrorism ally furious over its inclusion on the Trump administration’s visa-ban list.
Abe’s Government Under Fire as Japan Scandal Grips Inner Circle

Abe’s Government Under Fire as Japan Scandal Grips Inner Circle

Japan’s government said Monday that the names of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and his finance minister were deleted from documents at the heart of a land scandal that erupted last year.
Indian Farmers Call Off Protest After State Bows to Demands

Indian Farmers Call Off Protest After State Bows to Demands

Tens of thousands of farmers gathered in India’s financial capital called off their agitation late on Monday after the Maharashtra government accepted their main demands, including widening the scope
Italy’s Electoral Puzzle Raises Hard Questions on Euro Reform

Italy’s Electoral Puzzle Raises Hard Questions on Euro Reform

France’s Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious plans for the euro area will get a reality check on Monday when the bloc’s finance ministers meet for the first time since Italy’s bombshell election further
Czechs Look to Fix Lost Highway Decades With New Road Boom

Czechs Look to Fix Lost Highway Decades With New Road Boom

As the European Union’s richest eastern nation, the Czech Republic has pulled ahead of both new and older members in a range of economic categories. Speed of travel isn’t one of them.
Anti-Peace Deal Candidate Wins Colombian Presidential Primary

Anti-Peace Deal Candidate Wins Colombian Presidential Primary

Ivan Duque’s campaign to be Colombia’s next leader got a boost Sunday as he won a presidential primary by a landslide while his party picked up the largest number of seats in Congress.
Tillerson Urges Patience on Trump-Kim Meeting Specifics

Tillerson Urges Patience on Trump-Kim Meeting Specifics

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. expects North Korea to be in direct touch after President Donald Trump agreed to Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet, urging patience as preparations for
Opposition Alliance in Kenya Seen `Dead' as Odinga Breaks Ranks

Opposition Alliance in Kenya Seen `Dead' as Odinga Breaks Ranks

Kenya’s main opposition alliance was cast into disarray after its leader Raila Odinga broke ranks and agreed to a truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta following a seven-month standoff over disputed
Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Donald Trump isn’t retreating from gun-safety proposals that might cross the NRA, his spokeswoman said Monday after the White House released a package of policies that didn’t include the most
Turkey Election Overhaul Seen Boosting Erdogan Gains Momentum

Turkey Election Overhaul Seen Boosting Erdogan Gains Momentum

Sweeping changes to Turkey’s electoral laws that could help President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tighten his grip on power are set to begin their passage through parliament, with the opposition warning that
A Cuban President Not Named Castro Will Inherit Troubled Economy

A Cuban President Not Named Castro Will Inherit Troubled Economy

The Castro family is finally relinquishing the presidency in Cuba. Six decades of rule by first Fidel and then Raul is coming to an end as the Communist government turns to a younger generation to
It's All Xi, All the Time in China as Party Influence Expands

It's All Xi, All the Time in China as Party Influence Expands

“Chairman Xi is a descendant of the revolution,” said Liu Yanbin, as he paid a visit to a Chinese revolutionary shrine in Xibaipo, some 350 kilometers (220 miles) from Beijing.
May Faces Calls to Retaliate Against Russia After Spy Attack

May Faces Calls to Retaliate Against Russia After Spy Attack

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May faces calls to crack down on Russian influence in Britain amid reports that investigators have linked Vladimir Putin’s regime to last week’s poisoning of a former spy
U.S. Will Make No Concessions Before North Korea Talks, Pompeo Says

U.S. Will Make No Concessions Before North Korea Talks, Pompeo Says

The U.S. will make no concessions to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in discussions leading to potential talks between the reclusive leader and President Donald Trump, and during any subsequent
Warren Keeps Pressure on Banking Bill, Says No 2020 Run in Mind

Warren Keeps Pressure on Banking Bill, Says No 2020 Run in Mind

Senator Elizabeth Warren said a bill giving banks relief from rules imposed after the 2008 financial crisis could usher in a new round of taxpayer-funded bailouts, while making it easier for banks to
Hammond Signals `Light at End of Tunnel' for U.K.

Hammond Signals `Light at End of Tunnel' for U.K.

Britain may soon start to see the beginning of the end of austerity, as the Chancellor of the Exchequer prepares to announce the smallest deficit in a decade during his Spring Statement on Tuesday.
Brexit Ad Luring U.K. Companies to France Banned by London Tube

Brexit Ad Luring U.K. Companies to France Banned by London Tube

The London Underground banned an ad designed to lure British businesses to northern France after Brexit, saying the issue was too controversial.
Italy's Ruling Party Chews Over Kingmaker Role

Italy's Ruling Party Chews Over Kingmaker Role

Italy’s ruling party will discuss whether it should play the role of potential kingmaker following its defeat in inconclusive elections a week ago as it plots a course forward without former Prime