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Top White House Aides Assert Trump's Confidence in John Kelly

Top White House Aides Assert Trump's Confidence in John Kelly

White House officials fanned out on Sunday with the message that President Donald Trump has confidence in John Kelly, the chief of staff under fire for his handling of spousal abuse allegations
Riots Flop as Italy's Far-Right Takes Election Fight to Facebook

Riots Flop as Italy's Far-Right Takes Election Fight to Facebook

Italian authorities braced for the worst Saturday, deploying riot police across the country in anticipation of far-right street fighters wreaking havoc on marches by anti-racists and anti-fascists.
U.K. Government to Offer Vision on Brexit as Divisions Rage

U.K. Government to Offer Vision on Brexit as Divisions Rage

Divisions over Brexit were on display again on Sunday.
Ramaphosa Says South Africa's Transfer of Power Is Near

Ramaphosa Says South Africa's Transfer of Power Is Near

The top leadership of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, which is meeting on Monday, will finalize the issue of transferring power from President Jacob Zuma to a new administration,

Cameroon Imposes Week-Long Curfew in Anglophone Regions

Cameroon authorities stepped up army patrols along the Nigerian border and imposed a week-long nighttime curfew in two English-speaking regions to prevent deadly attacks by secessionists.
Ritz in Riyadh Opens to Public After Saudi Purge

Ritz in Riyadh Opens to Public After Saudi Purge

The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh has reopened for the public after acting as a detention center for Saudi Arabia’s richest men.
Israeli Plane Was Downed by Syrian Missile, Army Spokesman Says

Israeli Plane Was Downed by Syrian Missile, Army Spokesman Says

The Israeli fighter plane that crashed on Saturday likely was hit by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile, an Israeli army spokesman said.
Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide

Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deployed a new weapon at the Olympics to fight back against the Trump administration’s sanctions and threats of a preemptive strike against his nuclear program: His
Trudeau Sees `Clear Path Forward' on Nafta

Trudeau Sees `Clear Path Forward' on Nafta

Justin Trudeau’s latest mission to bolster Nafta ended on an upbeat note, as the Canadian leader said there’s still a “clear path” to a deal while pushing back against U.S. President Donald Trump.
Bank of Russia Worry List Grows Even With Inflation Vanquished

Bank of Russia Worry List Grows Even With Inflation Vanquished

The Bank of Russia is refocusing its sights on trying to support economic growth after inflation settled at the lowest level in the country’s modern history and geopolitical risks receded.
Israel, Iran Lurch Toward Confrontation as Border Region Boils

Israel, Iran Lurch Toward Confrontation as Border Region Boils

Israel and Iran moved closer to confrontation in Syria as rising tensions erupted into the most serious standoff between the sides since the Syrian civil war began seven years ago.
Top U.S. Railroad Official Out After Reports of Moonlighting

Top U.S. Railroad Official Out After Reports of Moonlighting

Heath Hall has resigned as a top official with the Federal Railroad Administration, a Department of Transportation official said.
Trump Decries Lives ‘Shattered’ After Week of Personnel Turmoil

Trump Decries Lives ‘Shattered’ After Week of Personnel Turmoil

“There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone,” he tweeted. “Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

Corbyn Evokes WWII Rebuild With Call to Nationalize U.K. Grids

U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn issued a call on Saturday to overhaul the British economy, presenting a vision in which the nation’s power and gas grids are brought back into public ownership.
Pence ‘Encouraged’ by Talks With South Korea’s Moon at Olympics

Pence ‘Encouraged’ by Talks With South Korea’s Moon at Olympics

Vice President Mike Pence was “encouraged’’ by his talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-In at the Winter Olympics, insisting that Moon’s outreach to North Korea had not undermined bilateral
India's Modi Pledges $40 Million for Palestinian Development

India's Modi Pledges $40 Million for Palestinian Development

Narendra Modi pledged $40 million for economic development in the Palestinian territories.
Jaitley Says Revenues to Be Comfortable, No Fiscal Slippage Seen

Jaitley Says Revenues to Be Comfortable, No Fiscal Slippage Seen

India’s revenues will be “reasonably more comfortable” in the financial year starting April 1 and the government will be able to maintain its deficit target, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on
Bank of Italy Revises GDP Growth Forecast Up

Bank of Italy Revises GDP Growth Forecast Up

The Bank of Italy expects the nation’s economy to expand in 2018 at the same pace as last year since monetary policy “is working” and the ongoing reduction of economic slack has strengthened
Germany’s SPD Stands for Solid Finances, Official Tells Spiegel

Germany’s SPD Stands for Solid Finances, Official Tells Spiegel

Germany’s Social Democrats will soon take over the finance ministry for the first time in eight years. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will jettison the ministry’s old habits.
Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea’s Moon to Summit in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea’s Moon to Summit in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made a dramatic gesture that may raise prospects for easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula by inviting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet in Pyongyang.