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Malaysia Gears Up for Election as Najib Targets ‘Fake News’

Malaysia Gears Up for Election as Najib Targets ‘Fake News’

Malaysia’s political parties are gearing up for an election within months, with the ruling party launching a portal aimed at combating “fake news” and the opposition alliance holding a national
Brexit Bulletin: How the Deal Could Unravel

Brexit Bulletin: How the Deal Could Unravel

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Taiwan’s Leader Says China's ‘Destabilizing' Moves Threaten Region

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen warned for the second time in a week that China’s escalating efforts to assert its authority over the island risked destabilizing the broader region.

Finnish President Nears Re-Election With 72% Backing, Poll Says

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto is likely to win re-election for his second six-year term in the first round of the election on Jan. 28, according to a poll published by YLE.
Trump Asked Lawyer to Deter Sessions From Recusal

Trump Asked Lawyer to Deter Sessions From Recusal

Jeff Sessions, U.S. attorney general, pauses after speaking during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Sessions denied he lied or misled Congress
Ghost of Weimar Looms Over German Politics

Ghost of Weimar Looms Over German Politics

The failures of the 1930s suggest Angela Merkel’s struggle to form a coalition will end sooner or later.
North and South Korea to Hold High-Level Talks

North and South Korea to Hold High-Level Talks

South Korea says that the north has accepted its proposal to hold talks aimed at reducing tensions ahead of the winter Olympics. The date has been set for Tuesday, January 9th. Bloomberg's Peter Pae
North Korea Accepts South’s Proposal for Talks Next Week

North Korea Accepts South’s Proposal for Talks Next Week

North Korea accepted a proposal to hold talks with South Korea on Tuesday, reducing tensions as President Moon Jae-in’s government prepared to host the Winter Olympics next month.
S. Korea, U.S. Freeze Military Drills During Olympics

S. Korea, U.S. Freeze Military Drills During Olympics

The U.S. and South Korea will not hold their annual joint military drills during the winter Olympics next month. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he and President Trump agreed during a phone
British Politicians Want to Tax Coffee Cups to Cut Waste

British Politicians Want to Tax Coffee Cups to Cut Waste

Britain should introduce a charge of 25 pence (34 U.S. cents) for disposable coffee cups to encourage recycling and reduce waste from retailers including Starbucks Corp. and Costa Coffee Ltd., a panel
Trump Seeks a Quick Fix to South Korea Trade Deal

Trump Seeks a Quick Fix to South Korea Trade Deal

President Donald Trump is seeking a quick fix to the U.S. free-trade agreement with South Korea even as he exchanges insults with the Asian nation’s nuclear-armed neighbor.
Fusion GPS Fails to Block Congressional Bid for Bank Records

Fusion GPS Fails to Block Congressional Bid for Bank Records

The research firm that compiled a dossier that included salacious allegations about U.S. President Donald Trump’s contacts with Russians failed to block a congressional bid to see its banking records.
New Jersey Transit Chief Resigns to Make Way for Governor-Elect's Pick

New Jersey Transit Chief Resigns to Make Way for Governor-Elect's Pick

Steve Santoro, New Jersey Transit’s executive director for 15 months, will leave the troubled agency in April, he wrote in an email to employees.
Trump Isolates ‘Leaker’ Bannon in Feud as Mercers Cut Off Money

Trump Isolates ‘Leaker’ Bannon in Feud as Mercers Cut Off Money

Steve Bannon faces fresh doubt about whether he can pull off his populist revolution within the Republican Party after his top financial patron cut ties with him on Thursday in the wake of his feud
Pot Analysts Aren’t Freaking Out About Sessions’ Order Just Yet

Pot Analysts Aren’t Freaking Out About Sessions’ Order Just Yet

Cannabis analysts weren’t too worried for the most part about the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that effectively limited federal enforcement of marijuana
Trump New Year's Momentum Sapped by Wolff Book's Revelations

Trump New Year's Momentum Sapped by Wolff Book's Revelations

President Donald Trump entered 2018 with momentum: the massive tax cut he signed just after Christmas, he hoped, would give his legislative priorities a lift early in the New Year.
Macron Urges EU-27 Brexit Unity, Warning of ‘Prisoners Dilemma’

Macron Urges EU-27 Brexit Unity, Warning of ‘Prisoners Dilemma’

French President Emmanuel Macron urged fellow European leaders to maintain their unified stance as the Brexit talks move on to phase two, warning of the dangers of each pursuing their own interests.
Activists Who Fought Obama’s Offshore Oil Plan Take Aim at Trump’s

Activists Who Fought Obama’s Offshore Oil Plan Take Aim at Trump’s

Environmental activists and coastal residents who successfully fought an Obama administration plan to sell drilling rights in the Arctic and Atlantic are vowing a rerun now that President Donald Trump
U.S. Withholds Pakistan Security Aid Over Terrorism Concerns

U.S. Withholds Pakistan Security Aid Over Terrorism Concerns

The U.S. is suspending security assistance to Pakistan as the Trump administration escalates pressure on the government in Islamabad to prevent terrorist groups from finding safe harbor in the
Climate Scientists Exiled by Trump Form Panel to Continue Work

Climate Scientists Exiled by Trump Form Panel to Continue Work

The Trump administration disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change last year but the scientists on the panel won’t be deterred. They’re taking their research elsewhere.