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German Journalist Freed in Turkey in Signal of Thaw in Relations

German Journalist Freed in Turkey in Signal of Thaw in Relations

Turkey released a German journalist after a year in custody, signaling a potential thaw in relations between two key trade partners.

An Iranian Soccer Star Takes on the State

It’s almost impossible for anyone who isn’t part of Iran’s conservative establishment to freely criticize the government or other national institutions using the country’s tightly-controlled state

U.K. Brexit Negotiators Lack ‘Clear Political Orientation’

A senior European Union Brexit negotiator praised the skills of her British counterparts, while shifting blame for the meager progress in separation talks to Theresa May’s government.
Barnier Sticks to His Brexit Guns, Warns U.K. Against Dumping

Barnier Sticks to His Brexit Guns, Warns U.K. Against Dumping

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier reiterated that the U.K.’s red lines effectively exclude the prospect of a preferential relationship with the bloc after their separation, while
South Africa Court Finds Public Protector Absa Report Biased

South Africa Court Finds Public Protector Absa Report Biased

South Africa’s anti-graft ombudsman doesn’t understand her constitutional duty and was biased in her report on an acquisition by a unit of Barclays Africa Group Ltd. more than 20 years ago, the High
May’s Berlin Trip Shows Merkel’s Not Done Yet

May’s Berlin Trip Shows Merkel’s Not Done Yet

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Ethiopia Faces Watershed Moment After Prime Minister Resigns

Ethiopia Faces Watershed Moment After Prime Minister Resigns

The ruling party could appoint a hardliner to end months of dissent, or replace him with someone who’ll allow greater political freedom.

Afghanistan Rejects Surprise Taliban Peace Outreach to U.S.

Afghanistan’s government rejected a surprise Taliban overture for peace talks with the U.S., insisting the insurgent group that controls or contests nearly half the country needs to cease fighting
Big Tech Fights Backlash With White House Lobbying Blitz

Big Tech Fights Backlash With White House Lobbying Blitz

The world's biggest technology providers saw an opening and a threat late last summer as the White House prepared a report that could influence billions of dollars in government spending on computing
Polls Go Dark With Many Voters Undecided: Italy Campaign Trail

Polls Go Dark With Many Voters Undecided: Italy Campaign Trail

Italians go to the polls on March 4 in a close election with voters divided over the country’s relationship with the European Union, taxes, and immigration. Here’s your daily guide to the latest news.
This Short Seller Pressed ‘Tweet.’ Then the FBI Showed Up

This Short Seller Pressed ‘Tweet.’ Then the FBI Showed Up

Cohodes’s posts were ‘threat to my life,’ says MiMedx’s Petit; rival sees overreach by the feds.
Remington’s Bankruptcy May Be the Tip of the Iceberg

Remington’s Bankruptcy May Be the Tip of the Iceberg

Republican control in Washington has helped slow purchases by gun enthusiasts who once feared tighter restrictions under Democrats.
Abbas to Condemn U.S. Embassy Move, and Haley Will Be Watching

Abbas to Condemn U.S. Embassy Move, and Haley Will Be Watching

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will denounce President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem before a gathering at the United Nations next week.
Brazil Won’t Build A Wall to Stem Tide of Venezuelan Refugees

Brazil Won’t Build A Wall to Stem Tide of Venezuelan Refugees

Brazil won’t close its doors on Venezuela even as it expects a surge in the number of immigrants fleeing from a deepening crisis in the neighboring country, Brazil’s foreign minister said.
Senate Rejection May Mark End of Chances for Immigration Deal

Senate Rejection May Mark End of Chances for Immigration Deal

Chances for a broad immigration deal emerging from Congress this year are all but dead after the Senate within a span of a few hours on Thursday rejected both a White House-backed proposal and a
Brexit Bulletin: Job Cuts Come to Car Country

Brexit Bulletin: Job Cuts Come to Car Country

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Mexico Might Elect Its Own Populist to Take On Trump

Mexico Might Elect Its Own Populist to Take On Trump

Mexico’s presidential election is less than five months away, and front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is getting all of the attention. The leftist has an average lead of about 8.8 percentage
Female, Middle-Aged and Let Down by Renzi: Italy’s Swing Voters

Female, Middle-Aged and Let Down by Renzi: Italy’s Swing Voters

Almost a third of Italians have yet to decide who to vote for in next month’s general election, more than enough to determine the outcome.
Merkel’s Fiercest Rivals Are Coming Back to Haunt Her

Merkel’s Fiercest Rivals Are Coming Back to Haunt Her

In Angela Merkel’s moment of weakness, some of the fiercest rivals she sidelined during her ascent to the German chancellery are back to haunt her.
Trump Evangelical Ally Seeking Gowdy’s South Carolina House Seat

Trump Evangelical Ally Seeking Gowdy’s South Carolina House Seat

An evangelical pastor who as an early and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump said he’s entering the race to succeed Representative Trey Gowdy in South Carolina.