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Togo Opposition, Government Begin Talks to Resolve Crisis

Togo Opposition, Government Begin Talks to Resolve Crisis

Representatives of Togo’s government and the opposition began talks on Monday to resolve a months-long political crisis triggered by proposed constitutional changes that have mobilized months of mass
Trump Blames FBI as Mueller Pushes Ahead

Trump Blames FBI as Mueller Pushes Ahead

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Climate Rulebook Likely Done This Year, With or Without U.S.

Climate Rulebook Likely Done This Year, With or Without U.S.

The climate rulebook being drafted to keep a lid on Earth’s rising temperatures should be finished by the end of the year, with or without the U.S. government’s help.
New Greek Loans Prove Elusive as Talks Near on Post-Bailout Life

New Greek Loans Prove Elusive as Talks Near on Post-Bailout Life

Greece is not expected to get its next slice of financial aid just yet, as a couple of key reforms linked to the bailout loans remain outstanding, according to a report obtained by Bloomberg. The

Syrian Forces to Back Kurds Against Turkey

Syrian government-backed forces are set to enter the border town of Afrin in the coming hours to support Kurdish fighters battling Turkish troops, Syria’s state-run media reported on Monday, raising
Monti Says `Luckily' Italian Campaign Promises Will Be Broken

Monti Says `Luckily' Italian Campaign Promises Will Be Broken

Former Prime Minister Mario Monti says he isn’t worried about political parties making costly campaign promises “so liberally and so irresponsibly” ahead of Italy’s March 4 election.
Merkel Sets Up Potential Successor With Key Party Appointment

Merkel Sets Up Potential Successor With Key Party Appointment

Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a strong signal in the debate over her preferred successor as German leader by appointing close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as general secretary of her Christian
Berlusconi Boycotts Peace Pact as His Italian Coalition Creaks

Berlusconi Boycotts Peace Pact as His Italian Coalition Creaks

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.
Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syrian Conflict

Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syrian Conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the Trump administration not to “play with fire” as he lashed out at the U.S. over what he described as its “provocative” support for autonomy-seeking
Brexit Bulletin: Theresa May’s Vision Emerges

Brexit Bulletin: Theresa May’s Vision Emerges

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Signs of Thaw in South Africa Mine Fight as Ramaphosa Starts

Signs of Thaw in South Africa Mine Fight as Ramaphosa Starts

South African mining companies agreed to postpone a legal challenge to the government’s controversial new industry rules after President Cyril Ramaphosa said he’s committed to finding a solution to
Doping Charge Could Hurt Russia's Chance At Reinstatement

Doping Charge Could Hurt Russia's Chance At Reinstatement

Pyeongchang, South Korea (AP) -- Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.
Now Bots Are Trying to Help Populists Win Italy's Election

Now Bots Are Trying to Help Populists Win Italy's Election

Shortly after midnight on Jan. 24, the home-made device David Puente built to catch fake Twitter accounts in the act started rumbling.
Lure of Polish Riches Leaves Ukraine Bereft of Workers

Lure of Polish Riches Leaves Ukraine Bereft of Workers

After years of bumper exports, Roman Pelekh is running low of inventory: the Ukrainian workers he’s been placing throughout eastern Europe since 2002.
Theresa May’s Brexit Vision Is Starting to Take Shape

Theresa May’s Brexit Vision Is Starting to Take Shape

As Theresa May retreats to the countryside with her Cabinet to thrash out differences on Brexit, it’s starting to become clearer what the prime minister wants the divorce to look like.
White House Stands Firm on Immigration Bill Demands

White House Stands Firm on Immigration Bill Demands

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
Three Things Worrying the Global Security Establishment

Three Things Worrying the Global Security Establishment

The silhouette of Donald Trump, presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee, is seen on stage during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Monday, July 18, 2016.
Trump Tweets 14 Times in 24 Hours on Russia Investigations

Trump Tweets 14 Times in 24 Hours on Russia Investigations

President Donald Trump spent much of his weekend hammering the FBI, Democrats, Robert Mueller’s investigation and his own national security adviser over Russia’s efforts to sway the 2016 election that
U.S.-Led Group Mulls Asia Infrastructure Effort Amid China Push

U.S.-Led Group Mulls Asia Infrastructure Effort Amid China Push

Workers labor at a residential construction site in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. A global trade recovery and Vietnam’s young and low-cost workforce have been magnets for
Gates Ready to Plead Guilty and Turn on Manafort, Report Says

Gates Ready to Plead Guilty and Turn on Manafort, Report Says

Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide indicted in October with Paul Manafort on charges of money laundering and illegal foreign lobbying, has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with U.S. Special