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‘It's Like 1994 Again’: South African CEOs Hail Ramaphosa Win

‘It's Like 1994 Again’: South African CEOs Hail Ramaphosa Win

South African company heads cheered the start of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency, saying that business and consumer confidence were sure to improve following the departure of scandal-hit Jacob Zuma.
Pakistan’s Economic Woes Go From Bad to Worse Before Elections

Pakistan’s Economic Woes Go From Bad to Worse Before Elections

Five months before national elections, Pakistan’s government is struggling to fix its economy.
McCormack Becomes Australia's Deputy Leader After Joyce Resigns

McCormack Becomes Australia's Deputy Leader After Joyce Resigns

Michael McCormack is Australia’s new deputy prime minister, replacing Barnaby Joyce who stepped down last week after an extramarital affair with a former aide.
After Olympics Success, What’s Next for North Korea?

After Olympics Success, What’s Next for North Korea?

With a two-hour spectacle of drones and K-Pop on Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in celebrated the end of a Winter Games that fostered a fragile peace with North Korea. Now, he’s got to make
Orban’s Weak Spot Exposed in Shock Loss Before Hungary’s Election

Orban’s Weak Spot Exposed in Shock Loss Before Hungary’s Election

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban pledged to rev up the campaign after his party suffered a shock defeat in a mayoral race, though early signals from the opposition left it unclear if they can
Media Sites That Don't Purge Bots Should Be Fined, Senator Says

Media Sites That Don't Purge Bots Should Be Fined, Senator Says

Social media giants Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. should be fined if they don’t weed out automated accounts, or bots, trying to influence U.S. public opinion, said Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Romanians Resume Protests After Threat to Anti-Graft Crusader

Romanians Resume Protests After Threat to Anti-Graft Crusader

Thousands of Romanians took to the streets in a show of support for the Balkan country’s anti-corruption chief, who’s facing an attack on her job after she helped lock up dozens of politicians.
Merkel Appoints Conservative Flag-Bearer to New Cabinet

Merkel Appoints Conservative Flag-Bearer to New Cabinet

Angela Merkel nominated an up-and-coming conservative to a post in Germany’s new cabinet, part of a bid to reassert control of the party by placating critics while still maintaining her centrist
South Africa's ANC Seeks to Shield Poor From Sales Tax Increase

South Africa's ANC Seeks to Shield Poor From Sales Tax Increase

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said the government must consider additional measures to protect the poor from the effect of higher sales tax, possibly by increasing the number of
Chinese Tycoon Makes $9 Billion Bet on Mercedes E-Car Know-How

Chinese Tycoon Makes $9 Billion Bet on Mercedes E-Car Know-How

The car industry is witnessing one of its biggest disruptions since Karl Benz assembled the first automobile more than a century ago, and Li Shufu wants to play an active part in the revolution.
China Faces Rule by Xi for Decades With Repeal of Term Limits

China Faces Rule by Xi for Decades With Repeal of Term Limits

China’s Communist Party is set to repeal presidential term limits in a move that would allow Xi Jinping to rule beyond 2023, completing the country’s departure from a political system based on
Pena Nieto Trip to U.S. Called Off After Phone Call With Trump

Pena Nieto Trip to U.S. Called Off After Phone Call With Trump

A preliminary proposal for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit Donald Trump at the White House this month or next has been postponed indefinitely, according to two officials familiar with
Iran Chides Police for Using Force Against Female Veil Protester

Iran Chides Police for Using Force Against Female Veil Protester

Iran’s Interior Ministry chided police for using force against a woman protesting the mandatory headscarf, a rare conciliatory gesture toward women challenging a primary tenet of the Islamic
White House Says ‘We Will See’ as North Korea's Kim Hints at Talks

White House Says ‘We Will See’ as North Korea's Kim Hints at Talks

The White House said “we will see” after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un indicated he may be willing to hold talks, while reaffirming the U.S. insistence on Pyongyang’s “verifiable” denuclearization.
Christianity’s Holiest Site in Jerusalem Shut in Israel Tax Flap

Christianity’s Holiest Site in Jerusalem Shut in Israel Tax Flap

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Christianity’s holiest site, was closed to visitors on Sunday in an unprecedented move to protest proposed Israeli tax and land policies governing
Italy’s Five Star Leader May Seek ‘Grand Coalition’

Italy’s Five Star Leader May Seek ‘Grand Coalition’

Luigi Di Maio, the anti-establishment Five Star Movement’s candidate for Italian premier, may seek a pact with the Democratic Party and other groups to form a government after the country’s March 4
U.A.E. Jumps to DP World's Defense in Djibouti Port Dispute

U.A.E. Jumps to DP World's Defense in Djibouti Port Dispute

The United Arab Emirates denounced Djibouti’s cancellation of DP World Ltd.’s contract to run the Doraleh Container Terminal, calling it an “arbitrary” flouting of a signed agreement.
China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi

China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi

China’s Communist Party moved to repeal presidential term limits enshrined in the constitution, the clearest sign yet that Xi Jinping intends to stay on as leader past his second term.
Sri Lanka Cabinet Reshuffled After Poll Defeat

Sri Lanka Cabinet Reshuffled After Poll Defeat

President Maithripala Sirisena reshuffled the cabinet in Sri Lanka for the second time since forming a unity government in 2015 after its two main coalition partners were defeated in local government
As Brexit Tensions Rise, EU's Other Big Spat Edges Toward Truce

As Brexit Tensions Rise, EU's Other Big Spat Edges Toward Truce

Poland may be digging in over a Holocaust law that’s alarmed the U.S. and angered Israel, but a longer-running battle with its European Union allies might be about to reach some sort of truce.