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Now Even Syria Is Joining the Paris Climate Agreement

Now Even Syria Is Joining the Paris Climate Agreement

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal may have inadvertently strengthened other nations’ resolve.
Puerto Rico Needs as Much as $21 Billion in Aid, Oversight Official Says

Puerto Rico Needs as Much as $21 Billion in Aid, Oversight Official Says

Puerto Rico will need an unprecedented rescue from the U.S. government to recover from the hurricane that ravaged it in September, deepening a financial crisis that had already pushed it into a
Ex-Soccer Star’s Party Fears Crisis in Liberia Over Election Delay

Ex-Soccer Star’s Party Fears Crisis in Liberia Over Election Delay

The Liberian party of the 1995 world soccer player of the year, George Weah, said it’s concerned that a political crisis could ensue if the Supreme Court decides to annul the outcome of the first
Italy Sees Nothing New on Brexit Divorce Bill After U.K. Talks

Italy Sees Nothing New on Brexit Divorce Bill After U.K. Talks

U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis turned up in Rome Tuesday on a diplomatic drive to win over European leaders, but had nothing new to offer on the bill for Britain’s departure, Italy’s junior
Ousted Catalan Leader Seeks Election Alliance as Deadline Nears

Ousted Catalan Leader Seeks Election Alliance as Deadline Nears

Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont called on separatist groups to forge a last-minute alliance for next month’s snap regional election to maximize the chances of another parliament that
South African Stocks Regulator May Seek Foreign Help in Gupta Probe

South African Stocks Regulator May Seek Foreign Help in Gupta Probe

South Africa’s stock-market regulator said it started a formal investigation into trades in Oakbay Resources and Energy Ltd., a company controlled by the politically connected Gupta family, and may
Ramaphosa Has Early Edge in Race for ANC Presidency, Report Says

Ramaphosa Has Early Edge in Race for ANC Presidency, Report Says

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be ahead in the race to become leader of the ruling African National Congress, but his victory is far from certain, according to an early
The U.K. Is Such a Mess, Not Even Analysts Can Agree What's Going on

The U.K. Is Such a Mess, Not Even Analysts Can Agree What's Going on

Britain’s political landscape is so chaotic that even those trying to cut through the noise --and provide clarity to investors -- can’t agree on what is going on.
50 Banks Have Discussed Brexit Moves With Supervisors

50 Banks Have Discussed Brexit Moves With Supervisors

Daniele Nouy, head of supervision at the European Central Bank, said about 50 banks have discussed their Brexit business-relocation plans with authorities in the European Union.
Polish Prime Minister Fights to Keep Her Job

Polish Prime Minister Fights to Keep Her Job

Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, battling to quell reports that she may soon be dismissed, presented ruling-party leader and potential successor Jaroslaw Kaczynski with plans to streamline
How Merkel’s Fourth-Term Coalition Could Shake Up Germany

How Merkel’s Fourth-Term Coalition Could Shake Up Germany

Though Merkel is one of the most experienced negotiators in Europe, her chances of making this coalition work are less predictable than in the past
Trump Says Stronger Vetting of Gun Buyers Wouldn't Have Prevented Texas Deaths

Trump Says Stronger Vetting of Gun Buyers Wouldn't Have Prevented Texas Deaths

U.S. President Donald Trump said extreme vetting of gun owners would have made “no difference” in the shooting that left more than two dozen churchgoers dead in Texas.
Britons Get Happier in Year Following Brexit Referendum

Britons Get Happier in Year Following Brexit Referendum

For all the talk of uncertainty, higher prices and squeezed incomes in the aftermath of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, British people got happier in the year after it.
Balance of Power: What to Make of Trump’s Saudi Embrace

Balance of Power: What to Make of Trump’s Saudi Embrace

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are ratcheting up, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s embrace of the desert kingdom may be emboldening its leadership.
Maduro Picks Food Over Bondholders as Venezuela Goes Hungry

Maduro Picks Food Over Bondholders as Venezuela Goes Hungry

The box arrives at Pedro Key’s door once a month bearing rice, pasta, cooking oil and beans meant to ensure the future of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Saudi Arabia Says Only Private Accounts Suspended in Crackdown

Saudi Arabia Says Only Private Accounts Suspended in Crackdown

Saudi Arabia said it has only frozen the bank accounts of individuals and not those of the companies they own or manage, as the kingdom seeks to ease tension among global investors over a crackdown
U.S. Labor Leaders Confront Sexual Harassment in Top Ranks

U.S. Labor Leaders Confront Sexual Harassment in Top Ranks

Richard Trumka, the head of America’s biggest labor organization, opened its October national convention in an unusual way: the AFL-CIO president read a passage from the code-of-conduct and gave out
Saudis Seen Stepping Up Proxy Skirmishes With Iran Across Region

Saudis Seen Stepping Up Proxy Skirmishes With Iran Across Region

Saudi Arabia, locked in a struggle for regional dominance with Iran, will have no choice but to create and strengthen militias in countries across the region, a prominent columnist wrote in a
Mugabe’s Wife Grace Rises to Pinnacle of Power in Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s Wife Grace Rises to Pinnacle of Power in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fired a vice president who his wife Grace accused of plotting against her husband for the second time in three years.
U.S.-Turkey Visa Progress Set Back by Sparring Over Trials

U.S.-Turkey Visa Progress Set Back by Sparring Over Trials

The U.S. eased its visa ban against Turkey on Monday, but Ankara’s response suggests there’s no quick solution to the problems that have turned relations between the longtime allies into a hostile