Archive for the ‘WORLD’ Category

EU Leaders React Coolly to May’s Brexit Entreaties

Friday, December 14th, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May won verbal pledges from EU leaders to try to sweeten parts of the Brexit deal, but there were no signs she could win real concessions from them to swing U.K. lawmakers behind it.

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French Police Kill Suspected Strasbourg Gunman

Friday, December 14th, 2018

The man police say slayed three people near a Christmas market earlier this week in an attack claimed by Islamic State is dead.

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French Police Hunt for Gunman in Strasbourg Attack

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Police were conducting a frantic manhunt for a gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, killing at least three and injuring several others.

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Russia Withdraws Jets From Venezuela After Spat With U.S.

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Two Russian bombers that flew to Venezuela on Monday as a gesture of support for socialist President Nicolás Maduro will leave on Friday and return to Russia, the White House said, following a diplomatic spat over the visit.

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Around the World, Climate Goals Clash With Reality

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

As negotiators at United Nations climate talks in Poland this week hammer out a rulebook to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, some of the biggest boosters of the 2015 Paris accord are undermining efforts back home to curb global warming.

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Mexican President Seeks to Revoke Education System Overhaul

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent an initiative to Congress to undo his predecessor’s public education overhaul, which he said infringed on labor rights of teachers.

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Italy Trims Spending Plans in Bid to Avoid EU Discipline

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Italy will target a smaller budget deficit for next year in a bid to avoid being disciplined by the European Union.

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Turkey Will Target U.S.-Backed Syrian Kurds Within Days

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Turkey is set to launch a military intervention in northeastern Syria to combat U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels it regards as terrorists, drawing a stern warning from the Pentagon and signaling new tension between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.

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U.S. Presses U.N. Over Iran’s Missiles

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Secretary of State Pompeo told the Security Council the U.S. would form a coalition of countries to oppose Tehran’s ballistic-missile program, and said the council should not lift an arms embargo on Iran as scheduled in 2020.

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Thai Junta Lite: Elections Bring Push for Medical Pot, Same-Sex Unions

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has promoted a severe brand of conservatism since taking power in Thailand in 2014. But ahead of elections in February, his military junta is making a surprising swing to the left.

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China Prepares to Increase Access for Foreign Companies

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

China is preparing to replace an industrial policy savaged by the Trump administration as protectionist with a new program promising greater access for foreign companies.

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Theresa May Survives Leadership Test, but Brexit Path Unclear

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May beat back a leadership challenge, quelling a rebellion within her party that leaves her politically wounded and the route to Brexit unclear.

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Japan Unveils Plan for First Aircraft Carrier Since World War II

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

A draft of a new national defense plan says Japan should convert an existing flat-topped destroyer into a ship capable of launching short-takeoff jet fighters such as American F-35Bs.

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Japan Unveils Plan for First Aircraft Carrier Since World War II

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

A draft of a new national defense plan says Japan should convert an existing flat-topped destroyer into a ship capable of launching short-takeoff jet fighters such as American F-35Bs.

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India Names Former Public Servant as Central Bank Governor

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

India named Shaktikanta Das, a former civil servant, as the governor of its central bank a day after his predecessor resigned following months of tensions with a government that has pushed to loosen restrictions on bank lending with a general election looming next year.

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India Names Former Public Servant as Central Bank Governor

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

India named Shaktikanta Das, a former civil servant, as the governor of its central bank a day after his predecessor resigned following months of tensions with a government that has pushed to loosen restrictions on bank lending with a general election looming next year.

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U.K.’s May Faces Uphill Battle to Win Brexit Concessions

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The EU won’t reopen a hard-fought deal on the Brexit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, but British Prime Minister Theresa May later insisted she was picking up support from fellow leaders to soften the deal to gain critical support at home.

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U.K.’s May Faces Uphill Battle to Win Brexit Concessions

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The EU won’t reopen a hard-fought deal on the Brexit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, but British Prime Minister Theresa May later insisted she was picking up support from fellow leaders to soften the deal to gain critical support at home.

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Iraqi Who Once Killed Americans Is a U.S. Dilemma as He Gains Political Power

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Washington weighs whether to sanction Iran-backed politician Qais al-Khazali in Iraq as it moves to check Tehran’s power across the Mideast.

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Iraqi Who Once Killed Americans Is a U.S. Dilemma as He Gains Political Power

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Washington weighs whether to sanction Iran-backed politician Qais al-Khazali in Iraq as it moves to check Tehran’s power across the Mideast.

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Macron, Facing Protests, Departs From EU Fiscal Strictures

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to defuse antigovernment protests with tax cuts risks bending EU budget rules, threatening to anger other countries in the bloc that complain France gets special treatment.

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Macron, Facing Protests, Departs From EU Fiscal Strictures

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to defuse antigovernment protests with tax cuts risks bending EU budget rules, threatening to anger other countries in the bloc that complain France gets special treatment.

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Europe’s Divisions Pose Rising Threat to Governments

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The U.K. government’s pratfalls over Brexit show one thing still unites London with the continent: the growing difficulty of governing Western European nations in which new schisms have made it hard to find a majority for any way forward.

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Europe’s Divisions Pose Rising Threat to Governments

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The U.K. government’s pratfalls over Brexit show one thing still unites London with the continent: the growing difficulty of governing Western European nations in which new schisms have made it hard to find a majority for any way forward.

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Gunman in Strasbourg Kills Three People Near Christmas Market

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

A gunman killed three people in a suspected terror attack near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, striking a blow in the heart of Europe.

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Gunman in Strasbourg Kills Three People Near Christmas Market

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

A gunman killed three people in a suspected terror attack near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, striking a blow in the heart of Europe.

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Banks, a Food Wholesaler—Even a Condom Factory: Brazil’s Government Is Big Business

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro vows to make cuts to Brazil’s bloated, indebted state—and the fate of an array of government-owned companies hangs in the balance.

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Banks, a Food Wholesaler—Even a Condom Factory: Brazil’s Government Is Big Business

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro vows to make cuts to Brazil’s bloated, indebted state—and the fate of an array of government-owned companies hangs in the balance.

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Erdogan’s Growth Pledge on the Line as Turkish Economy Stumbles

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The Turkish economy slowed sharply this fall and looks set to contract this winter, presenting an immense political challenge for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Greek Court Rejects Terrorist’s Bid for Early Release

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

A Greek court rejected a terrorist’s request for early release from prison, in a case that has drawn Washington’s ire because his radical-left group’s murder victims included five Americans.

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