The German government is weighing alternative locations to Turkey for its forces involved in fighting Islamic State amid rising tensions between the two countries.
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The burial of one of South Africa’s most revered antiapartheid luminaries became a dramatic stage for the conflict now tearing at the African National Congress, amid expectations President Jacob Zuma will sack Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
The U.S., which has spent billions of dollars on counternarcotics in Afghanistan, has fired a number of people from its embassy in Kabul for allegedly using and selling drugs on its premises, a U.S. State Department official said.
Companies and countries are scrambling to adjust to a strange new world created by a decade of economic retrenchment and an upswing in populism.
Indian lawmakers backed a revamp of the country’s messy tax system, approving bills to replace the present tangle of federal and state sales taxes with a nationwide goods-and-services tax and handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi a legislative victory.
China’s economy held steady in the first quarter, though the momentum, fueled by government-directed spending and low-cost funding, may be tough to sustain, according to a private survey.
Wealthy taxpayers have so far pledged to repatriate $11 billion of assets, far below the $42 billion haul Indonesia projected, dealing a blow to President Joko Widodo’s ambitious spending plans.
Officials around Asia said they would continue their drive toward cleaner fuels, a day after President Donald Trump laid the groundwork to reverse his predecessor’s push away from coal-burning power plants.
The Trump administration is poised to demonstrate its promised tough approach to trade rules in a long-simmering dispute with the European Union over beef.
The U.K. is set to make official its planned exit from the EU, starting on an unprecedented path to reshape its relationship with its closest allies in some of the most complex negotiations the country has ever undertaken.
The European Union said President Donald Trump’s order reversing key clean-energy policies would eliminate the main pillar of U.S. efforts to fight climate change, undermining America’s leadership in a critical global effort.
Satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be preparing to test another nuclear device as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
President Donald Trump will host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi at the White House on April 3 to discuss the fight against Islamic State and regional peace and stability, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.
Seoul helps North Korean arrivals with scant financial knowhow avoid fraudulent schemes.
American airstrikes in Mosul likely played some part in the deaths of dozens of civilians earlier this month, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Tuesday, adding that militants also likely were using them as hostages and human shields.
Malaysian police are investigating allegations that North Korea is violating international sanctions through Malaysian businesses, including one that has used North Korean workers to build thousands of homes in Africa.
Hundreds of Islamic State loyalists in recent days have fled the group’s de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa, where emptying streets and a lack of water and electricity point to the extremists’ crumbling control.
Prosecutors accused an executive at a state-owned Turkish bank of participating in a long-running conspiracy to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, broadening a case that has already escalated tensions between the U.S. and Turkey.
The European Union’s second-highest court invalidated targeted sanctions against the daughter of the former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian leader Vladimir Putin touted strengthening ties following a meeting in Moscow, despite differences over the conflict in Syria.
A vote in Scotland’s parliament in favor of pursuing a second referendum on Scottish independence was quickly rebuffed by the U.K. government in London.
The potential rise of trade barriers pose a threat to Canada’s economic growth, according to Bank of Canada Gov. Stephen Poloz.
Criminal charges against pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, filed right after this weekend’s election, have prompted public criticism and a denial from Hong Kong’s newly elected leader that the timing was delayed to help her.
Western military commanders are concerned that large-scale Russian military exercises near the Baltic states in September pose heightened risks for a miscalculation that could trigger a crisis, allied officials said.
Prime Minister Theresa May tried to rally support for maintaining Scotland’s place in the U.K. on Monday, seeking to hold her country together as she prepares to break away from the European Union.
China is building its influence in Asia more by default than design, making the region’s power brokers nervous as the U.S. retreats.
The Santa Luzia turkey farm in Brazil’s agricultural heartland has a serious logistical problem: its 35,000 birds keep growing and no slaughterhouse will take them. Even as import bans on Brazilian meat ease, the region fears a lasting impact.
Iran and the Gulf states, whose contest for power in the Middle East has been tipping toward open confrontation, are quietly trying to repair the damaged relationship as Tehran’s relations with the U.S. deteriorate.
The Trump administration has significantly increased military support for Sunni Arab states fighting al Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias in Yemen, said U.S. and Arab officials, drawing the U.S. deeper into the two-year civil war there.
One of the most powerful tropical storms to hit Australia in recent years began pummeling the country’s northeast coast, with more than 25,000 people evacuated from communities in its path.