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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
Women Lead the Hunt for Abducted Men in Yemen

Women Lead the Hunt for Abducted Men in Yemen

As the sectarian conflict rages, a group of mothers have united and organized.
Twitter, Google Sued From Opposite Sides Over White Pride

Twitter, Google Sued From Opposite Sides Over White Pride

Twitter Inc. is accused of censoring a self-proclaimed “white advocate,” while Google faces claims that it didn’t protect employees from supremacist bullies.
Gupta Empire Crumbles as Zuma Exits South African Presidency

Gupta Empire Crumbles as Zuma Exits South African Presidency

For years, brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta were ranked among South Africa’s most prominent businessmen and socialized with the ruling elite, including their friend, then-President Jacob Zuma.
Inside the Bitter Dispute Over the Name ‘Macedonia’

Inside the Bitter Dispute Over the Name ‘Macedonia’

A dispute between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia goes back more than seven decades, but now both neighbors have a political interest in finding a solution. The row isn’t over territory or where
EU Will Seek to Be Imaginative, Open in Brexit Talks, Irish Say

EU Will Seek to Be Imaginative, Open in Brexit Talks, Irish Say

The European Union will be “imaginative and open” when it comes to negotiating its relationship with the U.K. after Brexit, Ireland’s deputy prime minister said, while warning the bloc won’t
May Gathers Team for Brexit Decision as Tory Feuding Rages

May Gathers Team for Brexit Decision as Tory Feuding Rages

Theresa May will shut her most senior cabinet ministers away in a room until late Thursday night in an effort to force them to agree what kind of Brexit they want. But officials warn in private that
The Worst Real Estate Crisis in Western Europe Is Still Affecting Business

The Worst Real Estate Crisis in Western Europe Is Still Affecting Business

For political activist Carly Bailey, the controversy in Ireland over so-called vulture funds hits rather too close to home.
Crackdown on Dissent Puts Kenya’s Democratic Credentials at Risk

Crackdown on Dissent Puts Kenya’s Democratic Credentials at Risk

Once considered an island of stability in a neighborhood bedeviled by conflict and one-party rule, Kenya is mired in a protracted electoral dispute that’s undermining its democratic credentials.
EU to Back Starting Entry Talks With Albania, Rep. of Macedonia

EU to Back Starting Entry Talks With Albania, Rep. of Macedonia

The European Union will recommend starting accession talks with Albania and the Republic of Macedonia, widening the bloc’s push into the Western Balkans, according to Enlargement Commissioner Johannes
Australia's Hockey Says There's Still Room for U.S. to Join TPP

Australia's Hockey Says There's Still Room for U.S. to Join TPP

Joe Hockey, Australia's ambassador to the U.S., discusses the possibility of the U.S. joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal, Lisa Abramowicz and Julia Chatterley on