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China Cancels Trade Talks With U.S. Amid Escalation in Tariff Threats

7 hours ago

China scotched trade talks with the U.S. that were planned for the coming days, according to people briefed on the matter, further dimming prospects for resolving a trade battle between the world’s two largest economies.

U.K.'s May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached 'an Impasse'

yesterday

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned that Brexit talks had hit a deadlock and called on European leaders to present new proposals as negotiations between the two sides turn increasingly acrimonious.

China's Antigraft Campaign Ensnares Top Energy Official, ex-Xinjiang Governor

yesterday

Nur Bekri, head of the National Energy Administration, has been placed under investigation for “serious violations of discipline and law.”

Vatican and China Sign Deal Over Bishops, Allowing Pope a Veto

11 hours ago

The Vatican and the Chinese government signed an agreement on the appointment of bishops in China, ending a decadeslong struggle over the issue, but leaving major controversies in their relationship unresolved.

U.K. Labour Party Faces Its Own Brexit Test

7 hours ago

Prime Minister Theresa May isn’t the only British political leader presiding over a Brexit-riven party. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in the same boat as his party gathers on Sunday for its annual conference.

In Korea, World's Scariest Border to Become Less Scary

yesterday

North and South Korea plan to scale down military forces along their border under an agreement that has fanned concerns about compromises to battle-readiness.

Energy Gets a Reprieve in China's Latest Tariffs

yesterday

In the U.S.-China trade battle that’s targeted everything from soybeans to SUVs, energy has gotten off somewhat easy.

Turkey's Economic Woes Raise Tensions in Egypt

yesterday

Turkey’s economic crisis has heightened concerns in Egypt about whether the Arab world’s largest country is positioned to withstand falling confidence in emerging markets world-wide.

Tensions Mount at Israel-Gaza Border as Talks Stall

yesterday

Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, is stepping up protests at its border with Israel to signal frustration with stalled talks with its neighbor, prompting new deadly clashes with Israeli forces.

'Die If Necessary'; Targeted Afghan Minority Prepares to Fight

4 hours ago

Shiite Syria-war veterans are ready to answer the call of community leaders to protect the Kabul neighborhood that is home to Afghanistan’s largest concentration of the minority sect.

Terror Group Puts Plan for Syrian Demilitarized Zone at Risk

yesterday

Terrorist groups operating in the last stronghold of opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are signalling reluctance to abide by an ambitious pact aimed at protecting millions of civilians.