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Political T-Shirts at Polling Place Get U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

Political T-Shirts at Polling Place Get U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider guaranteeing the right of people to wear political T-shirts and buttons when they vote, accepting an appeal that could expand First Amendment rights at polling
Pregnancy Clinics Get U.S. High Court Review in Speech Clash

Pregnancy Clinics Get U.S. High Court Review in Speech Clash

The U.S. Supreme Court said it will consider the constitutionality of a California law that requires licensed pregnancy-counseling clinics to tell patients they might be eligible for free or
Zimbabwe Army Signals Split With Mugabe Over Firing Deputy

Zimbabwe Army Signals Split With Mugabe Over Firing Deputy

Zimbabwe armed forces commander Constantine Chiwenga called for an end to purges in President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party and said the security services would stop those “bent on hijacking the
Poland Complains of Unjust ‘Image Problem’ After Racist March

Poland Complains of Unjust ‘Image Problem’ After Racist March

Poland, accused by European Union officials of undermining democracy, tried to mount a defense after racists marched in Warsaw in the latest demonstration of nationalism surging across the continent.
Erdogan Warns of Syria Offensive Ahead of Talks With Putin

Erdogan Warns of Syria Offensive Ahead of Talks With Putin

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday signaled that a Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin could be imminent, as he traveled to Russia to
Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals

Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals

Expect counter-cultural art, progressive fireside chats, and craft materials for your next great protest poster.
EU Heaps Praise on Greek Reforms as Post-Bailout Reckoning Nears

EU Heaps Praise on Greek Reforms as Post-Bailout Reckoning Nears

The European Commission talked up Greece’s reform drive, as creditors are beginning to prepare for a discussion on what a post-bailout landscape could look like for the debt-ridden state.
Brazil’s Temer Plans a Cabinet Shakeup

Brazil’s Temer Plans a Cabinet Shakeup

Brazilian President Michel Temer is planning a cabinet shakeup to rebuild support for his proposed pension overhaul after the largest ally moved closer to abandoning his government.
Biden Says He Wouldn’t Have Stepped In to Replace Hillary Clinton

Biden Says He Wouldn’t Have Stepped In to Replace Hillary Clinton

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he wouldn't have agreed to replace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee under any circumstances.
Trump Discovers ‘Indo-Pacific’ on Asia Tour in Boost for India

Trump Discovers ‘Indo-Pacific’ on Asia Tour in Boost for India

During his first presidential trip to Asia, Donald Trump has developed a sudden affinity for a phrase that gives some insight into how the U.S. views the region.
Theresa May’s Tories Are Engaged in Open Warfare

Theresa May’s Tories Are Engaged in Open Warfare

As her landmark piece of Brexit legislation returns to Parliament, Theresa May’s Conservatives are in a state of such open warfare that a one-time colleague called the prime minister’s latest proposal
Who's in Charge of Puerto Rico? A Manhattan Judge Gets to Decide

Who's in Charge of Puerto Rico? A Manhattan Judge Gets to Decide

The case reflects broader tensions about who will lead a disaster recovery that has been confused and inadequate, and who will control the effort to settle the island’s $74 billion of unpayable debt.
This Is How to Get Cheaper Gas in Hungary

This Is How to Get Cheaper Gas in Hungary

For an example of the government’s micromanagement of Hungary’s economy, consider the way the head of the tax authority says he got the country’s biggest refiner to cut fuel prices at his local
Russia Rues Trump-Putin Meeting That Got Away

Russia Rues Trump-Putin Meeting That Got Away

Russian lawmakers and analysts bemoaned U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to hold a formal meeting with Kremlin counterpart Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit in Vietnam, as state media sought to
Balance of Power: Trump Returns to Cauldron After Asian Fumbles

Balance of Power: Trump Returns to Cauldron After Asian Fumbles

Donald Trump did little to improve his standing at home during his trip to Asia.
Romania’s Ruling Party Leader Faces New Corruption Investigation

Romania’s Ruling Party Leader Faces New Corruption Investigation

The powerful leader of Romania’s Social Democrats is facing a new anti-corruption probe that could disrupt the ruling party as it pushes ahead with a controversial overhaul of the judiciary.
North Korea Soldier Defects to South Korea Despite Being Shot

North Korea Soldier Defects to South Korea Despite Being Shot

A North Korean soldier defected across a sensitive area of the border dividing the Korean Peninsula despite being shot by his fellow troops, South Korea’s military said Monday.
Nafta Negotiators Set to Look for Small Wins After U.S. Threats

Nafta Negotiators Set to Look for Small Wins After U.S. Threats

As Donald Trump pushes to overhaul U.S. trade ties abroad, negotiations with his two biggest export markets are resuming in hopes of finding new common ground on easier subjects -- leaving the most
FIFA Trial Begins in N.Y. With the Trappings of a Mob Case

FIFA Trial Begins in N.Y. With the Trappings of a Mob Case

With witnesses threatened, documents destroyed and jurors cloaked in anonymity, the trial beginning Monday in a New York courtroom has the trappings of a grisly organized-crime prosecution. It won’t
Chile Businesses Await Return of Billionaire With Midas Touch

Chile Businesses Await Return of Billionaire With Midas Touch

Chile’s business community is holding its breath.