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Mexico City Residents Face Housing Uncertainties After Earthquake

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The 7.1-magnitude temblor that tore through central Mexico on Tuesday left many structures totally uninhabitable and now many who survived the disaster are wondering if they will be able to return to their homes.

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Puerto Rico’s Mayors Tell of Devastation

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The full scope of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico began to emerge as 48 of the island’s 78 mayors, many of them cut off since the storm, met Saturday with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló for the first time bringing reports of ruined homes and destroyed infrastructure.

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German Manufacturers Play Defense Against Chinese Hackers

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

A wave of attacks by Chinese hackers on Germany’s cutting-edge manufacturers is raising alarm in Berlin and prompting the government to step in to defend the country’s competitive edge.

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With Latest Nafta Proposals, U.S. Takes on Bigger Targets, Critics

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The Trump administration plans to take aim at the areas of the North American Free Trade Agreement it finds most objectionable as negotiators for the U.S., Canada and Mexico gather in Ottawa, setting the stage for a contentious third round of talks.

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Italy’s Antiestablishment Party Picks Moderate Nominee for Premier

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The antiestablishment 5 Star Movement on Saturday anointed 31-year old Luigi Di Maio, one of its most moderate leaders, as its candidate for premier in Italy’s national elections next year.

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What to Know Ahead of Germany’s Election

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Germany is voting on Sunday to elect a new Parliament. Here’s a quick rundown of what to know ahead of the election.

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U.S. Planes Skirt North Korea Coast in Show of Force

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

In a new escalation of hostility between Washington and Pyongyang, North Korea’s foreign minister warned in a United Nations speech that a rocket attack on the U.S. mainland was “inevitable” while U.S. warplanes flew off the east coast of North Korea in an explicit show of force.

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Spain Moves to Block Catalan Vote but Secession Push Persists

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Spain’s efforts to stop Catalonia’s independence referendum by arresting separatist leaders and confiscating ballots may prevent millions of Catalans from formally voting on Oct. 1, but may not avert a crisis.

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After New Zealand’s Unclear Election, Populists Play Kingmaker

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

New Zealand faces an anxious wait to see which of its major political parties can form a government after a hotly contested general election failed to deliver a clear result.

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Small Earthquake Detected at North Korea Nuclear-Test Site

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

An earthquake struck North Korea in the same mountainous location as the country’s sixth nuclear test earlier this month, according to earthquake monitoring agencies in China and South Korea.

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China to Cut Oil Exports to North Korea

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

China said it will reduce oil exports to North Korea in accordance with United Nations sanctions, squeezing an important source of economic support as Pyongyang pushes to build up its nuclear arsenal.

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Iran Tests Ballistic Missile Amid U.S. Tensions

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Iran said it had tested a new medium-range ballistic missile, the day after unveiling it in defiance of U.S. criticism over its disputed nuclear program.

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Argentina Probe Finds Prosecutor Nisman Was Murdered

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Investigators have concluded that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered in 2015 hours before he was to testify that then-President Cristina Kirchner had conspired with Iran, according to people familiar with the probe.

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Iran Deal’s Fate Hovers Over Korea Crisis

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The burgeoning crisis confronting the Trump administration in North Korea was compounded this week by another top foreign policy dilemma: the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Puerto Rican Dam in Danger of Collapse

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

A dam in northwest Puerto Rico is in serious danger of collapse and threatening to flood nearby communities that are home to tens of thousands of people, authorities said Friday.

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Rescuers Continue Desperate Search for Survivors of Mexican Earthquake

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

As the death toll rose to 286, authorities raced against the clock to find the last survivors beneath the rubble of Tuesday’s temblor.

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U.S. Commission Backs Import Protection for Solar-Panel Industry

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

In a 4-0 vote, the International Trade Commission approved a request from U.S. solar-panel makers to receive protection from imports, handing the Trump administration fresh ammunition in its quest to ramp up trade enforcement polices.

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Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

A tightly controlled government tour of Pyongyang featured plentiful talk from locals about not backing down to the U.S. The city was filled with symbols of the country’s atomic and military ambitions, including rocket-shaped cakes and children playing with toy rocket launchers.

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Spanish Police Arrest Suspect in Terror-Attacks Investigation

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Spanish police arrested a man for alleged collaboration with the terrorists that killed 16 people in Spain last month, the country’s interior ministry said, in a sign that the cell is larger than investigators had initially indicated.

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Australia Takes Aim at Chinese Political Influence

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Australia is preparing to overhaul its laws covering espionage and foreign political interference, as concerns grow about the influence of China, its top trading partner and a major investor in the country.

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U.K. Police Charge Man With London Subway Bombing

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and causing an explosion in connection with a bomb blast in a London subway train last week that left 30 people injured.

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Iran Shows Off New Ballistic Missile in Defiance of U.S.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will continue to build up its ballistic missile program and other capabilities, as it showed off its military hardware in defiance of U.S. criticism.

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The Challenges to Germany’s Economy—in 11 Charts

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

After a strong recovery under Merkel, the economy is vulnerable to changes sweeping the world.

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North Korea Ramps Up International Rancor With H-Bomb Threat

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

North Korea’s latest threat—to detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean—if carried through would mark a new level of defiance in the face of warnings from the U.S. and the international community.

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May Calls for Two-Year Brexit Transition Period

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed a transition period of “around two years” following the U.K.’s exit from the European Union to allow businesses and public services to adjust to Brexit.

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North Korea Official Threatens Hydrogen Bomb Test Over Pacific

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Foreign Minister Ri Yong said his nation might consider a historic test over the Pacific Ocean, just hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un insulted Donald Trump in response to the U.S. president’s speech before the United Nations.

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Report Critical of U.S. Military Training for Afghan Forces

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Sigar report details how unprepared the U.S. was to train local forces when the war began in 2001 and concludes many of the problems that hampered the early days of the war still exist.

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Canada’s Trudeau Cites ‘Stark Reality’ of Global Warming

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on world leaders to build clean economies to help tackle climate change, seeking to bolster support for the Paris agreement that the U.S. wants to renegotiate or leave.

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Even in Staid Germany, Protest Parties Poised to Gain Ground

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Germany’s seemingly predictable election campaign may well have a twist in its tail. If the last opinion polls before Sunday’s parliamentary elections are a guide, the crumbling of Europe’s old political order is affecting even the continent’s bastion of stability.

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Mexican Official Says No Children Trapped in Quake-Damaged School

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

No children are trapped alive in the primary school heavily damaged in Tuesday’s earthquake here, contrary to widespread media reports, according to Mexico’s Navy undersecretary.

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