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From Street Protests to Kingmaker, Chile’s New Left Comes of Age

From Street Protests to Kingmaker, Chile’s New Left Comes of Age

After the results of Chile’s elections altered the political landscape and raised the prospect of a neck-to-neck race for the presidency four weeks from now, attention is turning to the left-wing

The Latest on the Conyers Sexual-Harassment Allegations

Longtime Michigan Representative John Conyers told The Associated Press that he hasn't settled any sexual-harassment complaints with any staff members.
Somaliland's Ruling Party Candidate Declared Election Winner

Somaliland's Ruling Party Candidate Declared Election Winner

The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote.
Man With Alleged Link to Iran’s Military Charged in ‘Game of Thrones’ Hack

Man With Alleged Link to Iran’s Military Charged in ‘Game of Thrones’ Hack

An Iranian man with ties to the country’s military taunted HBO employees with the email greeting "Hi All losers!" before announcing he’d stolen scripts to unreleased “Game of Thrones” episodes and
Germany Wants Brexit Progress as U.K. Prepares Offer

Germany Wants Brexit Progress as U.K. Prepares Offer

Germany is keen for Brexit talks to move on to the next phase as the European side wants two things for a breakthrough: a better offer on the divorce bill, and greater certainty that Theresa May can
Nigeria Leaves Key Rate at Record High as Inflation Persists

Nigeria Leaves Key Rate at Record High as Inflation Persists

Nigeria’s central bank left its key interest rate at a record high to fight inflation after the economy expanded in the third quarter.
Turkey Forgets Lesson It Taught Russia on Ending Market Rout

Turkey Forgets Lesson It Taught Russia on Ending Market Rout

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shouldn’t forget the time he taught Russian leader Vladimir Putin how to manage a currency crisis.
Great Barrier Reef Pitted Against Coal Jobs in Australia Vote

Great Barrier Reef Pitted Against Coal Jobs in Australia Vote

The fate of a billionaire’s Australian mega-mine hinges on weekend elections in Queensland state.
Past SNL Performers, Staff Sign Statement Supporting Franken

Past SNL Performers, Staff Sign Statement Supporting Franken

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator.
Trudeau Replaces Trump as Biggest Obstacle to Pacific Trade Pact

Trudeau Replaces Trump as Biggest Obstacle to Pacific Trade Pact

Canada’s prime minister has been criticized by Australian and Japanese media since failing to show for a Nov. 10 summit in Vietnam with the other 10 leaders of countries still involved in the
Schaeuble Presses German Parties as Bid to End Deadlock Resumes

Schaeuble Presses German Parties as Bid to End Deadlock Resumes

Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s de-facto elder statesman, called on parties to halt polarization and start building a government as Chancellor Angela Merkel raises the prospect of new elections to break
Erdogan Stirs ‘Toxic Cocktail’ for Turkish Lenders

Erdogan Stirs ‘Toxic Cocktail’ for Turkish Lenders

Turkish lenders are being snared in a battle between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the central bank that threatens to derail a credit boom.
What You Need to Know About Germany’s New Political Uncertainty

What You Need to Know About Germany’s New Political Uncertainty

Germany has been an oasis of political stability in a fractious Europe since Angela Merkel became chancellor in 2005. No more, perhaps.

China’s Li Tells Japanese Business Group That Ties Are Improving

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Japan’s biggest ever business delegation to Beijing that ties between Asia’s two biggest economies has been gradually improving.
Czech Police Seek Prosecution of Billionaire Election Winner

Czech Police Seek Prosecution of Billionaire Election Winner

Czech police are seeking to reopen the prosecution against billionaire Andrej Babis in a fraud case tied to European Union subsidies, potentially complicating his efforts to create a government after
Balance of Power: Putin Reaches for Prize with Syrian Victory

Balance of Power: Putin Reaches for Prize with Syrian Victory

The last time Bashar al-Assad went to Russia, U.S.-backed rebels had the Syrian president on the run. Fast forward two years and it was a confident, smiling Assad who made a surprise visit yesterday
China Is Stepping Up the Fight Against Its Mountain of Debt

China Is Stepping Up the Fight Against Its Mountain of Debt

China’s drive to reduce its debt burden has shifted into a higher gear following the Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congress in October.
Las Vegas Gun Massacre Suits Accelerate

Las Vegas Gun Massacre Suits Accelerate

Negligence litigation against a hotel and concert promoter joins earlier claims over bump stocks.
Brazil’s Wall Street Is Starting to Dabble in Politics More

Brazil’s Wall Street Is Starting to Dabble in Politics More

Big names from Brazil’s corporate and financial world are increasingly dabbling in politics as the watershed 2018 election draws nearer.