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Merkel Ends Deadlock in Coalition Deal With Social Democrats

Merkel Ends Deadlock in Coalition Deal With Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc has concluded a coalition agreement that hands a half-dozen ministries -- including the key foreign and finance portfolios -- to her Social Democratic allies, a
India Needs Dramatic Growth, and Modi’s Not Helping

India Needs Dramatic Growth, and Modi’s Not Helping

The prime minister’s tenure has been marked by tepid reform and world-class policy errors.
Kushner, Trump Jr. May Escape Public Hearings With Help From GOP

Kushner, Trump Jr. May Escape Public Hearings With Help From GOP

Top Republicans may end up shielding the president’s son and son-in-law from facing tough questions on-camera from Democrats eager to press them over their contacts with Russians during the 2016
Tillerson Survives ‘Rexit’ Rumors, But Trump’s Only a Tweet Away

Tillerson Survives ‘Rexit’ Rumors, But Trump’s Only a Tweet Away

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has racked up hard-fought victories over administration rivals and is pushing ahead with a heavy travel schedule and an agenda to confront North Korea.
Navy Presses Mattis to Delay ‘Shock Testing’ Costliest Carrier

Navy Presses Mattis to Delay ‘Shock Testing’ Costliest Carrier

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is weighing a Navy request to delay for at least six years the shock testing intended to determine how well its new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier could withstand
Mueller Wants to Interview Trump. Is It a ‘Perjury Trap’?

Mueller Wants to Interview Trump. Is It a ‘Perjury Trap’?

The prospect of President Donald Trump being interrogated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller stirs the imagination. Lots of documents and testimony have already been collected in the inquiry. What if
Fight Over Brexit Transition Raises Stakes as Deadline May Slip

Fight Over Brexit Transition Raises Stakes as Deadline May Slip

The transition deal was always meant to be an easy part of the Brexit negotiations: Politicians and businesses on both sides want it and the sooner the better for companies. But as talks on the
Zuma Exit Appears Step Closer as ANC Holds Transition Talks

Zuma Exit Appears Step Closer as ANC Holds Transition Talks

South African President Jacob Zuma appeared a step closer to resigning as he held crunch negotiations on the terms of his exit with the new leader of the ruling African National Congress, Cyril
Brexit Bulletin: Delaying the Inevitable

Brexit Bulletin: Delaying the Inevitable

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Kenya Deports Opposition Politician, Orders Others to Surrender Passports

Kenya Deports Opposition Politician, Orders Others to Surrender Passports

Kenyan authorities forced a key opposition backer to leave the country after his arrest triggered protests, as the state ordered other government opponents to surrender their passports.
Kim Jong Un's Sister to Become First Dynasty Member to Enter South Korea

Kim Jong Un's Sister to Become First Dynasty Member to Enter South Korea

Kim Jong Un named his sister to represent North Korea at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, a historic visit that raises the drama as world leaders including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gather for
May’s Cabinet Won’t Agree Brexit Plan This Week, Official Says

May’s Cabinet Won’t Agree Brexit Plan This Week, Official Says

Theresa May’s inner circle of Brexit ministers did not agree a plan for resolving the Irish border question despite more than two hours of intense talks Wednesday, officials said.
Trudeau to Start U.S. Tour With Talk at University of Chicago

Trudeau to Start U.S. Tour With Talk at University of Chicago

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embarking on a four-day U.S. tour with the first stop in Chicago to discuss how public service can contribute to stronger economic and political ties between
How Poland Is Losing Powerful Friends

How Poland Is Losing Powerful Friends

A Holocaust law is just the latest action by the Warsaw government to upset its allies.

How to Impeach a President, Peruvian Edition, Part II: QuickTake

Seven weeks after Peru’s president dodged impeachment, the opposition is considering another attempt. Two parties have drafted impeachment motions that accuse Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of lying about his
A Guide to Russia and North Korea’s Status in the Olympics

A Guide to Russia and North Korea’s Status in the Olympics

The buildup to the Feb. 9-25 Olympics has been dominated by doping politics—and actual politics.
Gentiloni Sees Tough Reality of Coalition Politics in Berlin

Gentiloni Sees Tough Reality of Coalition Politics in Berlin

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni is touted as a figure who could bring Italy’s mainstream parties together if next month’s election produces a hung parliament.
Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches

Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches

Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. have thrown their support behind proposals in Congress to deal with cross-border data requests from law enforcement -- even as the issue heads
Island Paradise Becomes Latest Flashpoint in India-China Rivalry

Island Paradise Becomes Latest Flashpoint in India-China Rivalry

A power struggle in the Maldives, a tiny Indian Ocean nation known for scenic luxury resorts and crystal-clear blue water, is taking center stage in a wider battle for regional influence between India
Mnuchin Says He Isn’t ‘Overly Concerned’ About Market Plunge

Mnuchin Says He Isn’t ‘Overly Concerned’ About Market Plunge

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin checked in with Wall Street investors Tuesday morning following Monday’s stock market plunge but said he’s “not overly concerned” about a short-term selloff.