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Cold War at UN Pits Haley Against Russian Newcomer Nebenzia

Cold War at UN Pits Haley Against Russian Newcomer Nebenzia

The chemical weapons attack in Syria that sparked President Donald Trump’s first major use of military power is ratcheting up U.S.-Russia tensions at the UN, putting Moscow’s new envoy to the global
Brexit’s Critical Five Weeks: The Key Dates as the Clock Ticks

Brexit’s Critical Five Weeks: The Key Dates as the Clock Ticks

The U.K. wants the European Union to allow negotiations to start on their post-Brexit relationship by the end of the year. After a summit in October ended in failure, hopes are now pinned on a
Netanyahu Rival Avi Gabbay Makes an $18 Billion Case for Peace

Netanyahu Rival Avi Gabbay Makes an $18 Billion Case for Peace

Much like U.S. President Donald Trump, Israel’s Labor leader Avi Gabbay wants to use his business acumen to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Trump Bonds With Duterte Over Their Dislike of Obama, Avoids Human Rights

Trump Bonds With Duterte Over Their Dislike of Obama, Avoids Human Rights

U.S. President Donald Trump bonded with Rodrigo Duterte over a common dislike for Barack Obama, whose criticism of the Philippine leader’s deadly war on drugs last year spurred a rift between the
Euro Economy Is Heading Towards a Golden Period

Euro Economy Is Heading Towards a Golden Period

Europe is no longer the sick man of the world economy.
Catalan's Push for Independence Sparked a Company Exodus

Catalan's Push for Independence Sparked a Company Exodus

A month after ousted leader Carles Puigdemont first flirted with declaring a Catalan Republic, close to 2,400 companies have left the region because of uncertainty.
U.K. Labour Makes Brexit Offer to May as Future in Balance

U.K. Labour Makes Brexit Offer to May as Future in Balance

The U.K. Labour Party accused Theresa May of lacking the support within her Conservative Party to deliver a Brexit that will protect jobs, offering her a cross-party deal that will only add to
Security Agency Targets Zuma Accuser in New South Africa Scandal

Security Agency Targets Zuma Accuser in New South Africa Scandal

When Jacques Pauw published a new book accusing South African President Jacob Zuma of failing to declare all his income and a spy unit of squandering taxpayer money, the State Security Agency moved
‘Time Warp’ North Korea Must Send Sign for Change, Seoul Says

‘Time Warp’ North Korea Must Send Sign for Change, Seoul Says

North Korea, an impoverished country in a “time warp” that feeds paranoia at home with propaganda about a hostile world, should secure its future by laying the groundwork for talks on its nuclear
Slovenia's President Clinches Re-Election in Tight Runoff

Slovenia's President Clinches Re-Election in Tight Runoff

Borut Pahor became the first Slovenian president in two decades to win re-election, defeating an ex-comedian-turned-small-town-mayor in a tight runoff in the European Union and euro-region nation.
Lebanon's Hariri Says He's Free in Saudi Arabia, Back Soon

Lebanon's Hariri Says He's Free in Saudi Arabia, Back Soon

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, in his first public comments since his surprise Nov. 4 resignation from the Saudi capital, dismissed speculation that he was held against his will in Saudi
Roy Moore Trails in Senate Poll After Harassment Accusations

Roy Moore Trails in Senate Poll After Harassment Accusations

Republican Roy Moore trails his Democratic opponent for the first time in polling for the Alabama Senate race, days after accusations surfaced that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl almost
Citizenship Fiasco Threatens Confidence as Another Australian Lawmaker Quits

Citizenship Fiasco Threatens Confidence as Another Australian Lawmaker Quits

Political turmoil in Australia risks undermining fragile economic confidence as the loss of another lawmaker in the dual-citizenship fiasco left Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull leading a minority
Mnuchin Stands by Trump That GOP Tax Cut Is Biggest Ever

Mnuchin Stands by Trump That GOP Tax Cut Is Biggest Ever

Steven Mnuchin stood by President Donald Trump’s declaration that the Republican plans now working their way through the House and Senate will deliver the biggest U.S. tax cuts ever. But the math says
Trump ‘Can Be Played,’ Ex-Intelligence Chiefs Say

Trump ‘Can Be Played,’ Ex-Intelligence Chiefs Say

President Donald Trump is showing he “can be played” by Vladimir Putin when he doesn’t acknowledge Russian interference in the 2016 election, a former Central Intelligence Agency director said.
House Won't Accept Repeal of Local Tax Break, Brady Says

House Won't Accept Repeal of Local Tax Break, Brady Says

The House of Representatives wouldn’t accept a tax bill that, like the Senate’s, eliminates deductions for all state and local taxes, the chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee said.
U.K.'s May Pressured as Times Says 40 MPs Signal No Confidence

U.K.'s May Pressured as Times Says 40 MPs Signal No Confidence

Embattled U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May faced a fresh challenge as the Sunday Times said 40 Conservative members of Parliament, nearly enough to trigger action, have agreed to sign a letter of no

U.K. Environment Secretary Promises Green Brexit With Watchdog

The U.K. government plans to create an independent environmental standards watchdog for England after Brexit, according to Environment Secretary Michael Gove.
Lebanon's Annual Marathon Turns Into Rally for Hariri Return

Lebanon's Annual Marathon Turns Into Rally for Hariri Return

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, in his shock resignation from Saudi Arabia a week ago, said fear of assassination had him running for his life. He hasn’t been seen in public since, and on
Saudi King Will Not Relinquish Throne, Senior Official Says

Saudi King Will Not Relinquish Throne, Senior Official Says

King Salman isn’t planning to abdicate in favor of his son, a senior Saudi official said, dismissing mounting speculation that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will soon ascend to the throne.