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Israeli Guard Stabbed as Protesters Blast Trump Jerusalem Move

Israeli Guard Stabbed as Protesters Blast Trump Jerusalem Move

Violence sparked by U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital erupted for a third straight day, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a visit to Europe to defend the decision.
Putin and Sisi Finalize $30 Billion Nuclear Plant Deal

Putin and Sisi Finalize $30 Billion Nuclear Plant Deal

Egypt and Russia signed a $30 billion deal to build North Africa’s first nuclear power plant as the Kremlin moves to expand its influence in the region.

Kenya Opposition Delays Plan to Swear-In Leader as President

Kenya’s main opposition alliance postponed indefinitely plans to swear-in its leader as president of a so-called People’s Assembly, after the government warned such a step would amount to treason.
Final Jerusalem Status Up To Palestinians, Israelis, Haley Says

Final Jerusalem Status Up To Palestinians, Israelis, Haley Says

Nikki Haley, the top U.S. representative at the United Nations, said the final status of Jerusalem should be “should be decided between the Palestinians and the Israelis.”
Poland Risks Being the EU's Rogue State

Poland Risks Being the EU's Rogue State

A new prime minister makes little difference to the anti-European narrative.

Bahrain Group Visits Israel Amid Arab Furor Over Jerusalem

Bahrain has sent a group of political and religious figures to Israel to demonstrate the Gulf kingdom’s commitment to religious pluralism and its intention to deepen ties with the Jewish state, an
South African Post Office Takes Over Welfare Payments

South African Post Office Takes Over Welfare Payments

The South African Post Office will take over the distribution of welfare grants from current service provider Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe told reporters in
Rouhani’s New Budget Focuses on Creating Jobs, Fixing Banks

Rouhani’s New Budget Focuses on Creating Jobs, Fixing Banks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani submitted a $337 billion draft budget to parliament that earmarks about $100 billion for public service programs that would create jobs, address a banking crisis and
Trump Plans to Make Closing Argument for Tax Overhaul Wednesday

Trump Plans to Make Closing Argument for Tax Overhaul Wednesday

Donald Trump will deliver a closing argument for the proposed Republican tax overhaul in a speech on Wednesday, said a person familiar with the matter.
Netanyahu Faces Ire During EU Trip Over Trump's Jerusalem Step

Netanyahu Faces Ire During EU Trip Over Trump's Jerusalem Step

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a chilly reception this week when he travels to the European Union in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize
Mexico Opposition Leader Resigns for 2018 Presidential Bid

Mexico Opposition Leader Resigns for 2018 Presidential Bid

The leader of Mexico’s largest opposition group is stepping down from his post to prepare for a presidential run under a left-right coalition that’s looking to dislodge the ruling party from power.
Trump Lauds Civil Rights Pioneers in Contentious Museum Trip

Trump Lauds Civil Rights Pioneers in Contentious Museum Trip

Donald Trump honored the sacrifice of black civil rights pioneers in remarks at the opening of a Mississippi museum boycotted by black lawmakers and others who said the president’s conduct in office
Pence Faces Difficult Middle East Visit After Jerusalem Move

Pence Faces Difficult Middle East Visit After Jerusalem Move

Neither the Palestinian Authority president nor the head of the Coptic Church in Egypt plan to meet with Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the Middle East, in protest over the U.S. declaration
Tougher U.S. Tone Toward Saudi Arabia Exposes Rift on Key Ally

Tougher U.S. Tone Toward Saudi Arabia Exposes Rift on Key Ally

With a series of rebukes of Saudi Arabia this week, President Donald Trump’s administration appears to be taking a more assertive stance toward a key Middle East ally after sending conflicting
Steinhoff Seeks to Defuse Accounting Scandal

Steinhoff Seeks to Defuse Accounting Scandal

Steinhoff International Holdings NV’s response to an accounting scandal that’s wiped 11 billion euros ($13 billion) from the value of the global retailer is to assign three board members to keep a
Your Guide to the GOP Tax Plan

Your Guide to the GOP Tax Plan

The Republicans at the helm of the U.S. government are drawing closer to carrying out their pledge to cut corporate and individual taxes and create a potentially defining issue in the 2018 election.
China Airs Pessimism on North Korea as Kim Touts UN Talks

China Airs Pessimism on North Korea as Kim Touts UN Talks

North Korea said visiting United Nations officials agreed to communicate on a regular basis and help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Trump Urges Alabama to Vote Moore, Targets Accuser's Lawyer

Trump Urges Alabama to Vote Moore, Targets Accuser's Lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump gave his most full-throated endorsement yet of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, casting aside calls to shun the former judge who’s been accused of sexual misconduct
Supreme Court Shields Trump Administration on ‘Dreamer’ Documents

Supreme Court Shields Trump Administration on ‘Dreamer’ Documents

The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily shielded the Trump administration from having to turn over documents connected to the president’s decision to end a program that protects some young immigrants from
CEO of Trump Campaign Data Firm Will Testify to House Panel in Russia Probe

CEO of Trump Campaign Data Firm Will Testify to House Panel in Russia Probe

The chief executive officer of a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign is set to testify in private before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian