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Liberia's Ruling Party Expels Outgoing President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia's Ruling Party Expels Outgoing President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s ruling party expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, saying she violated the party’s rules by not supporting its candidate, who was defeated in last month’s presidential election.
Ramaphosa Says He Wants No Delay in South African Graft Probe

Ramaphosa Says He Wants No Delay in South African Graft Probe

The investigation into allegations that President Jacob Zuma oversaw “state capture” by allowing members of the Gupta family to influence cabinet appointments and the awarding of state contracts
Trump Says WSJ Misquoted Him on Kim, Paper Stands Its Ground

Trump Says WSJ Misquoted Him on Kim, Paper Stands Its Ground

Washington’s latest scandal might be nicknamed “I’d-Gate.”
GOP Sees Possible DACA Deal While Trump Bemoans Sticking Points

GOP Sees Possible DACA Deal While Trump Bemoans Sticking Points

Republican lawmakers held out hope that a deal can be reached allowing young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S., despite President Donald Trump saying the effort is “probably dead” amid
Erdogan Accuses U.S. of Creating `Army of Terror' on Turk Border

Erdogan Accuses U.S. of Creating `Army of Terror' on Turk Border

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled Turkish forces may soon carry out an attack on a Kurdish stronghold in northwest Syria, a day after the army shelled the area.
Sinking Tanker Spills Oil Into East China Sea

Sinking Tanker Spills Oil Into East China Sea

The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi sank into the East China Sea on Sunday afternoon after a blast, causing a "serious" oil spill that covered 10 square kilometers (3.9 square miles), state television
Liberia Ruling Party Expels Outgoing President Sirleaf, AP Says

Liberia Ruling Party Expels Outgoing President Sirleaf, AP Says

Liberia’s ruling party expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, saying she violated the party’s rules by not supporting her vice president in last month’s election, Associated Press
Israel-India Romance Tested by Modi Balancing Act

Israel-India Romance Tested by Modi Balancing Act

Before setting off for New Delhi late Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received an unwelcome reminder of the maneuvering Indian counterpart Narendra Modi must perform as their
Egypt Replaces Tourism Minister in Reshuffle

Egypt Replaces Tourism Minister in Reshuffle

Egyptian lawmakers approved the appointment of a former senior central bank official as tourism minister, one of four cabinet changes after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called for a reshuffle.
Bannon, Lewandowski to Testify in Russia Probe Behind Closed Doors

Bannon, Lewandowski to Testify in Russia Probe Behind Closed Doors

Stephen Bannon and Corey Lewandowski are scheduled to testify in the coming week as the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election reaches a
There’s Still Hope for U.K. Financial Services in Brexit Deal

There’s Still Hope for U.K. Financial Services in Brexit Deal

The U.K. shouldn’t give up hope of getting financial services included in a final trade agreement with the European Union, with a Bloomberg survey of the EU’s 27 remaining governments revealing
Duterte Rejects Term Extension, Pushes for Federal Philippines

Duterte Rejects Term Extension, Pushes for Federal Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected calls from his allies to extend his six-year term and to cancel elections next year, while supporting moves to shift to a federal system of
Tunisians Rally Against Austerity Measures, Deride Concessions

Tunisians Rally Against Austerity Measures, Deride Concessions

Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday in the capital, Tunis, demanding a repeal of painful austerity measures on the seventh anniversary of the revolt that sparked the Arab Spring.
World Bank to Probe Chile's Business Ranking After Bias Alleged

World Bank to Probe Chile's Business Ranking After Bias Alleged

The World Bank will investigate the compilation of a report concluding that Chile’s business conditions declined under President Michelle Bachelet, after its top economist said indicators may have
Hawaii Lacked Safeguards in Mistaken Missile Alert, FCC’s Pai Says

Hawaii Lacked Safeguards in Mistaken Missile Alert, FCC’s Pai Says

Hawaii’s emergency authorities lacked reasonable safeguards to prevent the kind of false alert that panicked residents with a warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack, the head of the Federal
Iraq Joins U.A.E., Qatar in Call to Keep Oil Cuts

Iraq Joins U.A.E., Qatar in Call to Keep Oil Cuts

Iraq joined the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman in calling for OPEC and allied producers to stick with their agreement to cut oil output until the end of the year, despite recent price gains.
Pro-Russian  Czech Leader Vies for Re-Election

Pro-Russian Czech Leader Vies for Re-Election

Czechs concluded voting in a presidential ballot on whether to re-elect incumbent Milos Zeman, a frequent critic of European Union policies and a supporter of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, for a
Abe in Latvia Calls for Pressure on North Korea

Abe in Latvia Calls for Pressure on North Korea

The international community should step up pressure on North Korea to help defuse the stand-off over the isolated country’s pursuit of long-range nuclear weapons, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Ramaphosa Vows to Revive Economy, Halt Graft

Ramaphosa Vows to Revive Economy, Halt Graft

South Africa’s new ruling-party leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, vowed to fight corruption, revive the struggling economy and restore investor confidence, the latest sign that he’s planning a dramatic shift
Carillion on Verge of Collapse Seeks Last-Minute Talks, Sky Says

Carillion on Verge of Collapse Seeks Last-Minute Talks, Sky Says

Carillion Plc is planning last-minute talks with the U.K. government to avoid going into administration as early as Monday, Sky News reported, citing people it didn’t identify.