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Italians Must Not Be ‘Slaves of Berlin or Brussels,’ Salvini Says

Italians Must Not Be ‘Slaves of Berlin or Brussels,’ Salvini Says

Matteo Salvini, leader of the euroskeptic League, pledged to change EU rules that hinder the country’s economic growth if his party wins power.
China Plans Party Huddle With PBOC, Policy Jobs in Play

China Plans Party Huddle With PBOC, Policy Jobs in Play

President Xi Jinping will convene a Communist Party meeting within days to select China’s next government, including monetary and financial regulators, according to people familiar with the matter.
Battling Russian Meddling in 2018 Midterm Vote

Battling Russian Meddling in 2018 Midterm Vote

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Iran Says It Could Leave Nuclear Deal If It Fails to Reap Benefits

Iran Says It Could Leave Nuclear Deal If It Fails to Reap Benefits

Iran may abandon its nuclear accord with world powers if the U.S. maintains a “policy of confusion and uncertainty” that’s scaring foreign businesses away from the Islamic Republic, a senior official
May Warned of Health Service Crisis as EU Citizens Shun U.K.

May Warned of Health Service Crisis as EU Citizens Shun U.K.

The U.K. has seen net migration from other European Union countries plunge by more than a half since the 2016 Brexit referendum, a statistic that will please those pushing for fewer foreign workers
Saudis Promise Fun Year in 2018 With 5,000 Entertainment Events

Saudis Promise Fun Year in 2018 With 5,000 Entertainment Events

Known for decades as the home of the religious police and stringent public decency laws, Saudi Arabia now hopes to transform itself into an entertainment hub.
Middlemen Play Gatekeeper in Battle to Curb Soaring Drug Costs

Middlemen Play Gatekeeper in Battle to Curb Soaring Drug Costs

It’s a tough time to be a middleman in the U.S. pharmacy business.
Switzerland Imposes Sanctions on 14 Top Congo Officials

Switzerland Imposes Sanctions on 14 Top Congo Officials

Switzerland imposed asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said.
Neo-Fascist Beaten to a Pulp as Italy’s Dark Past Roils Campaign

Neo-Fascist Beaten to a Pulp as Italy’s Dark Past Roils Campaign

Italians go to the polls on March 4 with voters divided over the country’s relationship with the European Union, taxes and immigration. Here’s your daily guide to the latest news.The regional leader
Lebanon Reserves Recovered After Hariri Crisis, Salameh Says

Lebanon Reserves Recovered After Hariri Crisis, Salameh Says

Lebanon’s foreign-currency reserves have recovered from the shock of Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s surprise resignation, proving the resiliency of the country’s financial system, Central Bank Governor
Hungry Venezuelan Workers Are Collapsing. So Is the Oil Industry

Hungry Venezuelan Workers Are Collapsing. So Is the Oil Industry

Starving employees are growing too weak for heavy labor, hobbling the refineries that keep the economy running.
Trump Steers Right-Wing Summit on Populist Path Blazed in Europe

Trump Steers Right-Wing Summit on Populist Path Blazed in Europe

President Donald Trump has pushed the Republican Party toward a European-style populism that is amply evident in the line-up at an annual conference in Washington that long has reflected the pulse of
Montenegro Police Working to Identify U.S. Embassy Attacker

Montenegro Police Working to Identify U.S. Embassy Attacker

Police in Montenegro said Thursday they are "working intensely" to identify an assailant who threw an explosive device into the U.S. embassy compound in the capital, Podgorica, before killing himself.
Brexit Bulletin: One Day Won’t Bind Them All

Brexit Bulletin: One Day Won’t Bind Them All

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France Says Damascus Suburb Attack Shows Why Assad Must Go

France Says Damascus Suburb Attack Shows Why Assad Must Go

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that a Syrian government attack that killed hundreds in a Damascus suburb shows that Bashar Al-Assad is increasingly at the enemy of his own people and
Trump's Stance on Guns Spurs Rare Political Response in Denmark

Trump's Stance on Guns Spurs Rare Political Response in Denmark

In a rare example of breaking with diplomatic niceties, the prime minister of Denmark is publicly urging President Donald Trump to respond to the outcry that has followed the latest mass shooting in
Congress May Seek New VW Emissions-Cheating Probe

Congress May Seek New VW Emissions-Cheating Probe

Congress should investigate new allegations that Volkswagen AG diesel cars were sold overseas with rigged software after the company’s $14.7 billion settlement of a cheating scandal in the U.S., a
Poland’s Leader Has a New Plan to Reshape the Economy

Poland’s Leader Has a New Plan to Reshape the Economy

Here’s why he says he’d “dream to be in the situation of Korea.”
Not Content With France, Macron Has a Plan to Take on All Europe

Not Content With France, Macron Has a Plan to Take on All Europe

Emmanuel Macron’s vision for Europe is unbound by borders, traditions and cultures. But his push to remake the political order is on a collision course with reality.
Pakistan PM Says Court Ruling Against Sharif Hinders Democracy

Pakistan PM Says Court Ruling Against Sharif Hinders Democracy

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said a court order that barred former premier Nawaz Sharif from leading the ruling party and placed the timing of Senate elections into question hinders