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Putin Looks to Play on U.S.-Japan Jitters

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:14:01 EST

Russia’s diplomatic outreach to Japan over a 70-year territorial dispute is aimed partly at securing a more valuable prize for the Kremlin: new political inroads with one of the U.S.’s biggest regional allies.

Upcoming Poland Conference Not a Stage to 'Demonize' Iran, U.S. Says

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:14:30 EST

The U.S. said Tuesday that a controversial conference on Middle East stability next month in Poland, jointly hosted by the State Department, won’t be focused on Iran and will have a broader agenda.

U.S. and North Korean Spies Have Held Secret Talks for a Decade

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:57:43 EST

Years of covert contacts with America’s bitter adversary helped pave the way for President Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un. A comprehensive description of how the channel worked adds texture to the public picture of mutual threats and stymied talks.

Executives in Davos Put Brave Face on Jittery Mood

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:33:03 EST

Political paralysis in major developed economies, frayed trading links and concerns about concentration of corporate power created a jittery mood among business executives at the annual World Economic Forum.

American Charged With Spying in Russia 'Didn't Know He Had State Secrets'

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:14:46 EST

An American detained in Russia on spying charges had what authorities said were state secrets in his possession when he was arrested but he didn’t know what they were, his lawyer said.

New Caravan Grows as Mexico Eases Passage

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:27:58 EST

A caravan of Central American migrants seeking to reach the U.S. is set to swell, as thousands gather at Mexico’s southern border waiting for humanitarian visas that are easier to get under Mexico’s new government.

China's Plan for Tech Dominance Is Advancing, Business Groups Say

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:13:41 EST

Two influential U.S. business groups have issued a report detailing how China is moving ahead with a technology policy set to be a key point of contention in the U.S.-China trade talks resuming next week in Washington.