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Putin Sees ‘Real Chance’ to End Syria War at Talks With Iran and Turkey

Putin Sees ‘Real Chance’ to End Syria War at Talks With Iran and Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin said there’s a “real chance” to end the 6 1/2 year civil war in Syria as he secured backing from his Turkish and Iranian counterparts for a peace initiative that’s
The Senate Tax Bill’s Chances Just Got Better

The Senate Tax Bill’s Chances Just Got Better

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s decision to agree to smash Obamacare’s individual mandate may remove one obstacle to passing the Senate Republican tax bill next week.
Egypt Arrests 29 People on Suspicion of Spying for Turkey

Egypt Arrests 29 People on Suspicion of Spying for Turkey

Egyptian authorities have arrested 29 people on suspicion of spying for Turkey as part of a plot to restore the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization to power, the public prosecutor’s office said.
U.S. Condemns Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis as Ethnic Cleansing

U.S. Condemns Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis as Ethnic Cleansing

The U.S. condemned Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim population as “ethnic cleansing,” a designation that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said could lead to “possible targeted sanctions.”
Ireland Sees ‘Reasonable Chance’ of Brexit Talks Progress

Ireland Sees ‘Reasonable Chance’ of Brexit Talks Progress

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney raised the possibility of a breakthrough in Brexit talks next month, and urged the U.K. to make further concessions to allow talks to move to trade.
Man Behind World’s Biggest Bond Rally Seeks Encore in Honduras Election

Man Behind World’s Biggest Bond Rally Seeks Encore in Honduras Election

The leader who brought Honduras back from the brink of being a failed state and oversaw the world’s biggest sovereign bond rally is seeking to become its first president to get re-elected in more than
Temer to Rally Coalition for Make-or-Break Pension Effort

Temer to Rally Coalition for Make-or-Break Pension Effort

Brazil President Michel Temer on Wednesday sought to rally his ruling coalition behind a pension bill in an all-out effort that could make or break much of his remaining 13 months in office.
U.K. Predicts Worse Growth and More Borrowing as Brexit Looms

U.K. Predicts Worse Growth and More Borrowing as Brexit Looms

Prime Minister Theresa May’s under-fire government acknowledged the U.K. economic outlook is deteriorating and unexpectedly set aside an extra 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) to prepare for all Brexit
Pakistan Court Orders Release of 2008 Mumbai Attack Suspect

Pakistan Court Orders Release of 2008 Mumbai Attack Suspect

A Pakistan High Court ordered the release of Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Saudi Graft Suspects Are Starting to Make Payments for Freedom

Saudi Graft Suspects Are Starting to Make Payments for Freedom

Saudi suspects being held as part of the kingdom’s crackdown on alleged corruption are starting to make payments to settle cases in exchange for freedom, according to people with knowledge of the
Mladic Sentenced to Life by UN Tribunal for Bosnia Genocide

Mladic Sentenced to Life by UN Tribunal for Bosnia Genocide

The UN Hague tribunal sentenced Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb military commander, to life in prison for genocide and other crimes, including the massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys in
Balance of Power: Focus on Sexual Misconduct Looms Over 2018 Elections

Balance of Power: Focus on Sexual Misconduct Looms Over 2018 Elections

Democrats are wagering that President Donald Trump’s support for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore -- along with a flood of other sexual misconduct allegations nationwide -- will boost
What You Need to Know About the Irish Border’s Role in Brexit

What You Need to Know About the Irish Border’s Role in Brexit

With the two sides facing off over the fine print of their separation, Ireland’s border is one of the key issues to iron out.
Brexit Countdown: Key Dates on the Way to December's Deadline

Brexit Countdown: Key Dates on the Way to December's Deadline

The U.K. and the European Union want negotiations on their post-Brexit relationship to start by the end of the year. For that to happen, the two sides must first overcome a stalemate over the

UN War Crimes Tribunal Sentences Ratko Mladic to Life Imprisonment

UN war crimes tribunal sentences Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment.
Lebanon's Hariri Delays Resignation, Vows to Protect Nation

Lebanon's Hariri Delays Resignation, Vows to Protect Nation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he has accepted a request from the nation’s president to delay his resignation to allow for consultations on the reasons that led to it, temporarily defusing a
The Tech Giants’ Secret War Against Fake News Is Too Secret

The Tech Giants’ Secret War Against Fake News Is Too Secret

We know the internet companies can make more progress against lies and terror through transparency. Look at what they just did with their algorithms.
What’s at Stake With Brazil’s Pension Bill

What’s at Stake With Brazil’s Pension Bill

Brazil’s Congress may vote as early as December on President Michel Temer’s flagship proposal to cap pension spending.
Netflix Steps Into Quebec Political Fray After Deal With Trudeau

Netflix Steps Into Quebec Political Fray After Deal With Trudeau

Netflix is getting a taste of Canadian identity politics.
Russian Lawmakers Pass Law Allowing Crackdown on Foreign Media

Russian Lawmakers Pass Law Allowing Crackdown on Foreign Media

Russian senators gave final approval to legislation rushed through parliament that allows authorities to crack down on foreign media in retaliation for U.S. actions against Kremlin-funded broadcaster