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U.K.'s May Faces Brexit Test as Officials Reach Draft Deal

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:30:54 EST

Negotiators for Britain and the European Union hammered out a draft Brexit deal, setting up a critical endgame in which Prime Minister Theresa May must now try to sell the plan to her skeptical ministers and Parliament.

Khashoggi Tape Doesn't Implicate Saudi Prince, Bolton Says

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:18:12 EST

White House national security adviser John Bolton said an audio recording that Turkish officials say links Saudi operatives to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi didn’t appear to implicate the crown prince.

Hamas Steps Back From All-Out War With Israel

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:49:12 EST

Egypt has mediated a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel in Gaza, according to Hamas officials, as an intense exchange of fire between the two sides halted amid hopes that a wider war between them could be averted.

U.S. Fights China for Influence in Asia, One Project at a Time

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:06:22 EST

The U.S. has a new strategy aimed at ramping up investment in Asia to vie with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s overseas infrastructure-building spree, as Beijing grapples with setbacks to its sprawling program.

Trump Unleashes Twitter Tirade Against Macron

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:12:54 EST

President Trump took aim at his French counterpart over military spending and trade on Tuesday, two days after returning from a trip to Paris that exposed the underlying tensions between the leaders.

U.S. Ramps Up Sanctions on Hezbollah as Part of Iran Pressure

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:41:46 EST

The Trump administration on Tuesday targeted Iran-backed Hezbollah with fresh terrorism-related sanctions, as the U.S. moves to keep up pressure on Tehran and its tools of foreign-policy abroad despite resistance from European allies.

Russia Threatens to Boycott Davos Over Disinvited Tycoons

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:29:46 EST

Russia threatened to pull its delegation of dozens of Russian oligarchs and state company executives to a global gathering in Switzerland if the organizers didn’t reinstate invitations to three tycoons under U.S. sanctions.

North Korea Keeping Up Work on Missile Sites, Report Says

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:42:17 EST

North Korea is maintaining a network of undeclared ballistic-missile operating bases as talks with the U.S. have stalled, an analysis of commercial satellite images suggests.

Sri Lankan High Court Blocks Move to Dissolve Parliament

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:24:14 EST

The country’s highest court blocked an order to dissolve Parliament and hold national elections, the latest twist in a political showdown between Sri Lanka’s president and its lawmakers.

Turkish Court Throws Out Case Against Journal Reporter

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:24:00 EST

A Turkish court threw out the conviction against a former Wall Street Journal reporter on Tuesday, annulling a widely criticized verdict at a time when Turkey is looking to improve relations with the West.

Natural Disasters Take a Toll on Japan's Economy

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:17:05 EST

Japan’s economy shrank slightly in the three months through September, owing largely to a typhoon and an earthquake, but economists said a return to growth is likely if trade friction doesn’t worsen.