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May Ends Marathon Brexit Session as EU Preempts Decision

May Ends Marathon Brexit Session as EU Preempts Decision

Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her top ministers for an eight-hour session to get them to back her Brexit strategy, as the European Commission preempted the outcome by saying that what it’s heard
May’s Cabinet Backs the Brexit Plan the EU Is Poised to Reject

May’s Cabinet Backs the Brexit Plan the EU Is Poised to Reject

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her divided Brexit “war cabinet” to ask for an ambitious trade deal with the European Union after a marathon eight-hour meeting at her country house.
Congo Bribery Probe Puts Israeli Billionaire’s Future on Hold

Congo Bribery Probe Puts Israeli Billionaire’s Future on Hold

A 20-year friendship that helped turn Dan Gertler into a billionaire has left the Israeli businessman with a lot fewer places to go.
Merkel Upsets Just About Everyone With Her EU Refugee Plan

Merkel Upsets Just About Everyone With Her EU Refugee Plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came to Brussels armed with a fresh demand that eastern European Union countries accept refugees and ended up sparking criticism from western allies in the bloc.
Nazi Video Sparks Suspension for Polish Ruling Party Lawmaker

Nazi Video Sparks Suspension for Polish Ruling Party Lawmaker

Poland’s ruling Law & Justice party suspended one of its senators after he shared a Nazi propaganda film on social media.
America’s Gun Sickness Goes Way Beyond Guns

America’s Gun Sickness Goes Way Beyond Guns

My friend George recently suggested I watch Grimm, a sort of Law and Order-meets-Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show about a Portland cop with the ability to see the fairy-tale monsters who live,
EU’s Tusk Slams U.K. Brexit Position as Based on ‘Pure Illusion’

EU’s Tusk Slams U.K. Brexit Position as Based on ‘Pure Illusion’

The U.K.’s vision for Brexit is not based on reality, European Union President Donald Tusk said, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May less than 24 hours after her cabinet agreed the main
Trump Criticizes Russia, Iran for ‘Disgrace’ in Syrian War

Trump Criticizes Russia, Iran for ‘Disgrace’ in Syrian War

President Donald Trump on Friday criticized Russian, Iran and Syria for what he called “a humanitarian disgrace” in the Syrian civil war.
Renzi Urges Italian Election Foes to Combat Violence in Campaign

Renzi Urges Italian Election Foes to Combat Violence in Campaign

Italy’s ex-premier Matteo Renzi urged politicians to combat all forms of violence ahead of the March 4 elections, after street battles between far-left and far-right activists in the past few days.
As Brexit Tensions Rise, EU's Other Big Spat Edges Toward Truce

As Brexit Tensions Rise, EU's Other Big Spat Edges Toward Truce

Poland may be digging in over a Holocaust law that’s alarmed the U.S. and angered Israel, but a longer-running battle with its European Union allies might be about to reach some sort of truce.
U.S. Says Manafort Secretly Paid Ex-EU Leaders to Pitch Ukraine

U.S. Says Manafort Secretly Paid Ex-EU Leaders to Pitch Ukraine

They were informally called the “Hapsburg group,” a misspelled reference to the monarchy that ruled parts of central Europe through World War I.
White House Says ‘We Will See’ as North Korea's Kim Hints at Talks

White House Says ‘We Will See’ as North Korea's Kim Hints at Talks

The White House said “we will see” after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un indicated he may be willing to hold talks, while reaffirming the U.S. insistence on Pyongyang’s “verifiable” denuclearization.
Christianity’s Holiest Site in Jerusalem Shut in Israel Tax Flap

Christianity’s Holiest Site in Jerusalem Shut in Israel Tax Flap

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Christianity’s holiest site, was closed to visitors on Sunday in an unprecedented move to protest proposed Israeli tax and land policies governing
After Olympics Success, What’s Next for North Korea?

After Olympics Success, What’s Next for North Korea?

With a two-hour spectacle of drones and K-Pop on Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in celebrated the end of a Winter Games that fostered a fragile peace with North Korea. Now, he’s got to make
Berlusconi Is Back

Berlusconi Is Back

The “Jesus Christ of politics” has defied the march of time to claim a central role in Italy’s election.
World Braces for More Rule-Bending by China’s Xi

World Braces for More Rule-Bending by China’s Xi

Xi Jinping’s decision to cast aside China’s presidential term limits is stoking concern he also intends to shun international rules on trade and finance, even as he champions them on the world stage.
Why Corporate America Is Fleeing the NRA

Why Corporate America Is Fleeing the NRA

Big companies such as Delta and Hertz have a lot more customers than the NRA’s 5 million members
Lebanon's Hariri Set for Riyadh Return as Donor Meeting Nears

Lebanon's Hariri Set for Riyadh Return as Donor Meeting Nears

Lebanon’s prime minister said he had accepted a Saudi invitation to visit the kingdom and would do so “as soon as possible,” in an apparent effort to patch up ties with a vital economic benefactor
Saudi King Replaces Military Commanders as Yemen War Lingers On

Saudi King Replaces Military Commanders as Yemen War Lingers On

Saudi Arabia replaced several top military commanders, including the chief of staff and the heads of ground and air forces, in the latest overhaul of traditional power centers in the oil-rich kingdom.

Did the PyeongChang Games Prove the Olympics Can Still Broker Peace?

'I am always amazed when I hear people saying that sport creates goodwill between the nations,' George Orwell famously said, PyeongChang might have changed his mind.