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WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

Colombia Pins Police Bombing on Marxist Rebels, Commanders in Venezuela
The Colombian government accused a Marxist rebel group of planning a car bombing that killed 21 and said it would press charges against guerrilla commanders believed to operate from neighboring Venezuela.

WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

Trump, Kim to Hold Second Nuclear Summit in February
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a second time in February, the White House announced Friday following a series of meetings between U.S. and North Korean officials in Washington.

WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

Another Caravan Crosses Mexican-Guatemalan Border
Some 1,500 Central Americans forced their way across Mexico's southern border early Friday and began their trek north toward the U.S. in the first migrant caravan of the year, stoking a heated political debate in the U.S. over a border wall.

WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

After Attack, Kenya Vows to Step Up Antiterror Efforts
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pledged to finally root out the Somalia-based al-Shabaab militants who claimed this week's attack on a Nairobi hotel complex, but eradicating the group has proved to be a difficult task.

WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

Muslims in the Philippines Emerge From the Fog of War to Vote on Self-Rule
Nearly a year and a half after Philippine forces retook the southern city of Marawi from Islamic State-linked militants, a large Muslim-majority region will vote to gain the power to largely govern itself—an attempt to end decades of armed revolt.

WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

EU's Focus for U.S. Trade Talks Risks Trans-Atlantic Clash
The European Union made its opening bid in trade talks with the U.S., outlining a narrow goal of slashing tariffs on industrial goods, including motor vehicles, that sets the bloc on a collision course with Washington's broader agenda.

WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

'Unbearable': European Firms Face Brexit Uncertainty
British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to get approval for a deal to split the country from the EU adds significant pressure on companies as they plan for the now greater possibility of an abrupt and disorderly exit.

WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

Islamic State Returns to Guerrilla Tactics as It Loses Territory
Islamic State is reverting to the guerrilla-style tactics it employed in its early days to strike targets, including a suicide bombing it claimed in northern Syria this week, as it stands to lose the last sliver of territory it controls.

WSJ World News
Jan 18, 2019

Car Bomb at Colombian Police Academy Kills 21
Twenty-one people were killed when a car bomb exploded at a police academy in Bogotá, one of the deadliest terrorist attacks to hit the Colombian capital in years, officials said.

WSJ World News
Jan 17, 2019

U.S. Debates Lifting China Tariffs to Hasten Trade Deal, Calm Markets
U.S. officials are debating ratcheting back tariffs on Chinese imports as a way to calm markets and give Beijing an incentive to make deeper concessions in a trade battle that has rattled global economies.

WSJ World News
Jan 17, 2019

China Offers Iran $3 Billion Oil-Field Deal
China's state-run energy giant is seeking to take advantage of waivers allowed under U.S.'s Iran sanctions even as two European nations have ended crude purchases.

WSJ World News
Jan 17, 2019

America's Other Endless War: Battling al-Shabaab in Somalia
The death of Staff Sgt. Alex Conrad puts into sharp relief the cost of America's long fight against the militant group. It is just one of a series of under-the-radar conflicts, in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, which have simmered since 9/11.

WSJ World News
Jan 17, 2019

U.K.'s May Survives No-Confidence Vote to Return to Brexit Fray
British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in her government, freeing her to restart the grinding process of finding a compromise Brexit deal that Parliament can approve.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

Questions Mount as Kenyan Hotel Siege Ends
Security forces killed the militants who had staged an 18-hour siege of an upscale hotel-and-office complex in Kenya's capital, an attack that claimed at least 14 lives and jolted a key ally in the U.S. war on terrorism.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

U.N. Security Council Votes to Send Monitors to Yemen
The U.N. team of 75 people will monitor a cease-fire in the port city of Hodeidah, where government and Houthi opposition forces have faced off.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

At Least Four Americans Killed in ISIS-Claimed Attack in Syria
A bombing in Syria claimed by Islamic State killed at least four Americans on Wednesday, according to the Pentagon, reigniting a debate in Washington over President Trump's plan to withdraw troops from the country.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact Moves Closer to Collapse
Efforts to rescue a nuclear weapons treaty in place between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War are on the brink of collapse.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

Europe Restricts Steel Imports to Counter U.S. Trade Policies
The European Union set restrictions on steel imports to manage disruptive U.S. trade policies, making permanent a policy that has the unintended consequence of helping enforce President Trump's metals tariffs.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

'El Chapo' Bribed Former Mexican President, Former Drug Trafficker Tells Court
An alleged top drug-trafficker for Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán testified in federal court the infamous Mexican drug lord paid a $100 million bribe in October 2012 to Mexico's then-President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

Saudi Teen in Canada Protected by Guards Amid Threats
The young Saudi woman who arrived in Canada last week after pleading for asylum from a Bangkok airport hotel room is being monitored by security guards in Toronto because of threats she has received on social media.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

Turkey to Seek Extradition of NBA Player as Feud Escalates
Turkey said it would seek the extradition of a prominent NBA player, part of a global hunt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched to capture supporters of a Pennsylvania-based cleric he accuses of fomenting the 2016 coup that nearly swept him from power. The cleric has denied playing any role in the failed coup.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

Terrorists Claim Deadly Attack on Kenya Hotel Complex
Somali extremist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a deadly attack and siege at an upscale hotel and office complex here popular with tourists, business travelers and local elites.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

U.K. Parliament Roundly Rejects May's Brexit Plan
The outcome prompted the head of the opposition to call for a vote on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership, as uncertainty deepens around the U.K.'s exit from the EU in just over two months.

WSJ World News
Jan 16, 2019

Venezuelan Lawmakers Anoint Leader They Hope Will Replace Maduro
Lawmakers in the National Assembly approved a resolution to allow Juan Guaidó, who heads the legislative body, to become the country's "legitimate" leader rather than President Nicolás Maduro.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

Polish Politician Dies After Stabbing, Sparking Uproar
The popular mayor of a major Polish city died after being stabbed during a public address, sparking an uproar in a country torn by political tensions between the conservative government and liberal opposition.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

China Sentences Canadian to Death for Drug Conviction
A Chinese court ordered the death penalty for a Canadian national in the latest example of how ensnared Canada has become in a battle between the U.S. and Beijing over the detention of a Huawei executive.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

Ghosn Lost 15 Pounds in Two Weeks Due to Harsh Treatment, Wife Says
The wife of ousted Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn urged Human Rights Watch to raise awareness of his treatment by Japan's criminal justice system.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

May Likely Faces Defeat as Brexit Deadline Nears
British Prime Minister Theresa May likely faces a defeat in a vote Tuesday on her plan to leave the EU, setting the stage for further political turmoil that will test the U.K.'s historically stable political institutions.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

U.S. Considers Harshest Venezuela Sanctions Yet, on Oil
The U.S. is evaluating whether to impose tougher sanctions against Venezuela's military and vital oil industry, a senior White House official said, as it seeks to ratchet up pressure on authoritarian leader Nicolás Maduro to hold free and fair elections.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

U.S., EU Set Conflicting Goals for Looming Trade Talks
The U.S. and European Union are staking out sharply different goals for coming trade negotiations, raising the prospect for renewed trans-Atlantic commercial tensions.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

Pompeo Stresses Friendship With Saudis Amid Storm Clouds
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's leaders, bearing a message of support at a time when the relationship is under pressure at home and abroad.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

Car-Bomb Attack Kills Four People in Kabul
A car bomb exploded near a heavily fortified complex in eastern Kabul frequented by foreigners, killing four people and wounding 90 others, authorities said, as the U.S. pressed to get negotiations under way to end the 17-year war.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

Protests Intensify in Sudan, Threatening Longtime President
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir faces the stiffest challenge to his three-decade rule as protests over a worsening economic crisis pushed into a fourth week.

WSJ World News
Jan 14, 2019

White House Sought Options to Strike Iran
National security adviser John Bolton asked the Pentagon to provide the White House with military options to strike Iran in the wake of attacks near the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq last September.

WSJ World News
Jan 13, 2019

Trump Warns Turkey Not to Attack Kurds in Syria
President Trump vowed on Sunday to devastate Turkey's economy if it targets Kurdish populations in northern Syria as the U.S. withdraws its forces, and called for a 20-mile safe zone between the Turkish border and U.S.-allied fighters.

WSJ World News
Jan 13, 2019

Venezuela Opposition Leader Detained, Then Released
The head of Venezuela's legislature was briefly detained Sunday by the country's secret police, as international pressure mounts on authoritarian leader Nicolás Maduro.

WSJ World News
Jan 13, 2019

Britons Most at Risk in a Messy Split From EU Are Least Worried
Ahead of vital Brexit vote on Tuesday, many residents of U.K. manufacturing hubs closely linked to the bloc say they value their sovereignty above the economy.

WSJ World News
Jan 13, 2019

In Fast-Aging Japan, Elder Care Is a High-Tech Pursuit
The demand for senior care is driving innovation and spawning startups in Japan, a country with one of the world's fastest-growing elderly populations—and a tight labor market.

WSJ World News
Jan 13, 2019

Netanyahu Says Israel Struck Iranian Targets in Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a rare acknowledgment of specific Israel strikes targeting Iranian military assets in Syria, touting the campaign as the U.S. prepares to withdraw troops from its neighboring country.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

U.S. Seeks to Soothe Turkey Tensions, Pompeo Says
The U.S. is working to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, adding that it is continuing to negotiate the transfer of military responsibility and the fate of its Kurdish allies.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

French Antigovernment Protesters March for Ninth Straight Weekend
For the ninth consecutive Saturday, thousands of protesters clad in yellow reflective vests gathered in French cities in what is becoming a weekly test of the momentum of their antigovernment movement.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

Congo Opposition Candidate Appeals Election Results
Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu, who came in second in the country's Dec. 30 presidential vote, lodged a formal appeal of the results, which have been denounced by Catholic Church observers.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

Congo Opposition Candidate to Challenge Election Results
Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu said he will challenge the official election result at the country's constitutional court, as one of his campaign aides claimed his candidate had won in a landslide.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

Canada Grants Refugee Status to Saudi Teen
Canada will grant refugee status to a Saudi teen who renounced Islam and barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel after fleeing from her family.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

China Intensifies Lobbying to Thwart Criticism of Muslim Detentions
China has escalated efforts to repel foreign criticism of its measures targeting Muslims in the restive Xinjiang region, stepping up diplomatic lobbying and public-relations efforts.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

Mexico Reduces U.S. Gasoline Imports
Mexico has significantly reduced imports of U.S. gasoline since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office Dec. 1, as a government crackdown on fuel theft has jammed up distribution and caused widespread gasoline shortages.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

Myanmar Appeals Court Upholds Prison Terms for Journalists
A Myanmar appellate court upheld the convictions and seven-year prison sentences imposed on two Reuters journalists who had reported on abuses by Myanmar's military against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

How Aging Japan Defied Demographics and Revived Its Economy
Japan encouraged the elderly and women to work and broke a longstanding taboo against immigration, offering lessons for other advanced economies facing similar problems. The country is now enjoying its second-longest economic expansion since World War II.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

Syrian Refugees Suffer as Winter Storms Devastate Lebanese Camps
Thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are fleeing their ramshackle tent camps in a desperate search for better shelter as a major winter storm approaches, aid workers said Friday, further dimming the plight of people unwanted by their host country and afraid to go home.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

Snowbound Europe Struggles to Dig Out After Deadly Storms
Alpine countries across Europe are battling record snowfalls that have claimed the lives of over a dozen people and severed road and air access to entire communities.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

U.S. Moves Some Cargo From Syria but Pace of Withdrawal Uncertain
The U.S. military has begun moving equipment out of Syria as it pushes forward on President Trump's order to withdraw forces, but planners are still sorting out details of how and when more than 2,000 troops will leave.

WSJ World News
Jan 12, 2019

Xi's Top Trade Aide to Visit U.S. for Talks, Shutdown Permitting
China and the U.S. are set to hold a round of higher-level talks to resolve the trade conflict, with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He scheduled to visit Washington in late January—though the plan could be delayed by the U.S. government shutdown.

WSJ World News
Jan 11, 2019

Xi Jinping's Top Economic Aide to Visit U.S. for Trade Talks This Month
China and the U.S. are set to hold a round of higher-level talks to resolve the trade conflict, with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He scheduled to visit Washington in late January—though the plan could be delayed by the U.S. government shutdown.

WSJ World News
Jan 10, 2019

Police Issue Warrant for Soccer Superstar Ronaldo's DNA in Rape Case
Authorities in Las Vegas have issued a warrant for a DNA sample from soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to see if it matches that found on a dress of a woman who has accused him of rape.

WSJ World News
Jan 10, 2019

Catholic Church Questions Surprise Congo Vote Results
The Democratic Republic of Congo's powerful Catholic Church denounced the official vote tally on Thursday, stepping into a dispute that threatens the possibility of the country's first democratic transfer of power since independence.

WSJ World News
Jan 10, 2019

U.S.-China Trade Fight Shakes Global Economy, but Isn't All Bad for Bystanders
Countries watching the U.S.-China trade talks are anxious for the two sides to reach a deal and avert the damage that a protracted fight poses to the global economy—even if many see the potential to benefit from the dispute.

WSJ World News
Jan 10, 2019

Pentagon Pushes Forward on Syria Pullout
The U.S. military is moving ahead with plans to withdraw all its troops from Syria, in keeping with a White House directive, even though a U.S.-Turkey rift appears likely to delay the pullout, defense officials said.

WSJ World News
Jan 10, 2019

Pompeo Courts Arab Support Against Iran While Touting U.S.'s Mideast Role
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used a speech in Cairo to rally the Arab world against Iran, casting the Islamic Republic as the Trump administration's top concern in the region at a pivotal moment in U.S.-Mideast relations.

WSJ World News
Jan 10, 2019

Venezuelan Leader Starts Second Term With Grim Outlook
President Nicolás Maduro was sworn in to a second, six-year term in defiance of international calls to resign, paving the way for further isolation of a nation steeped in economic despair and autocracy.

WSJ World News
Jan 10, 2019

Terror Group Seizes Last Syrian Opposition Stronghold
A powerful extremist group seized control of most of Syria's last opposition stronghold on Thursday, threatening a fragile cease fire intended to avert a Syrian military offensive and likely humanitarian catastrophe.

WSJ World News
Jan 10, 2019

Surprise Winner Declared in Congo Presidential Election
The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission declared opposition leader Félix Tshisekedi as the winner of the December presidential election, a stunning announcement that contradicts an unofficial tally by the largest observer mission.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

'Meet in the Middle': Kim, Xi Seek to Break U.S.-North Korea Impasse
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a summit this week to telegraph to the U.S. that the Communist neighbors want to advance the stalled negotiations over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Cocaine Inside Jalapeño Cans and a Tunnel From Mexico to Arizona: Highlights From the El Chapo Trial
The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has given the public an unprecedented look inside the operations of the Sinaloa cartel. Here are some of the colorful moments that have already come out.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

U.S. and China Make Progress on Trade, but Major Hurdles Remain
The U.S. and China wrapped up their first face-to-face trade negotiations since a temporary tariff truce was declared last month, making progress toward an agreement but leaving the thorniest issues to be resolved in higher-level talks.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Hong Kong Moves to Criminalize Disrespect of China's National Anthem
Hong Kong officials will propose a law that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a crime, raising concern within opposition ranks that it would further narrow freedoms in the semiautonomous Chinese city.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

U.S. Citizen Charged With Spying in Russia Could See Lengthy Detention
Paul Whelan, the U.S. citizen detained by Russian authorities and charged with espionage, could remain in custody for six months or more as the investigation into his case continues, his lawyer said.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Fuel Crisis Hits Mexico After Pipelines Are Closed
Mexico faced a mounting problem as gasoline shortages spread across the country after the government closed several fuel pipelines to prevent theft by organized crime groups.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Iraq Urges Pompeo to Maintain U.S. Troop Presence in Country
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq to meet the country's top leadership, as he tours the Middle East to reassure allies over concerns that the U.S. is withdrawing from the region.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Iran Confirms Arrest of U.S. Navy Veteran
Iran said it has arrested a U.S. Navy veteran on charges it didn't disclose, a move that threatens to further strain relations between Washington and Tehran after the Trump administration reimposed sanctions last year on the Islamic Republic.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Israel Ready to Confront Foreign Cyber Attacks in April Elections
Israel is prepared to prevent any foreign attempts to interfere in its April elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, after the head of Israel's internal security agency warned that a foreign country intends to meddle in the vote.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Jihadists Behind Bars Pose New Risks for Europe
A terrorism trial starting in Brussels on Thursday highlights the difficulties Europe's courts and prisons face containing the spread of jihadist ideology behind bars.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Standoff Over Stranded Migrants Ends as Europe Opens Doors
A row over the fate of 49 migrants held for weeks on two rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea ended when Malta reached a deal to allow them to disembark before being transferred to other European nations.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Former Israeli Minister Admits to Spying for Iran
A former Israeli minister pleaded guilty to spying for the country's bitter enemy Iran and faces an 11-year prison sentence, in a case that has gripped the public as Israel tries to thwart Tehran's attempts to entrench on its border.

WSJ World News
Jan 09, 2019

Erdogan Rebuffs U.S. Call to Protect Kurds
President Trump's plans for a rapid withdrawal of American troops from Syria were thrown into disarray when Turkey's president rejected a request to protect U.S. allies fighting in the region, and instead threatened military strikes against them.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

U.S., China Narrow Differences on Trade
The U.S. and China made progress on narrowing their differences on trade issues and purchases of U.S. goods and services, though the two sides are far from striking a deal.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

China Offered to Bail Out Troubled Malaysian Fund in Return for Deals
The secret discussions show how China uses its clout to bolster its position overseas, especially for its "Belt and Road" infrastructure project. Malaysia's new leader has since put the deal on hold.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

Global Growth to Lose Momentum This Year, World Bank Says
The World Bank cut its forecasts for global growth in 2019 and 2020, citing a worsening set of factors from trade tensions to financial-market instability to currency challenges in a number of emerging markets.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

The U.S. Has Always Chosen World Bank Presidents---Will It This Time?
The unexpected resignation of the World Bank's president could accelerate a divide among major economies over the leadership of the world's largest development-finance institution.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

German Hacking Arrest Quells Fears Attack Was Foreign Backed
German authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of being involved in the theft and online posting of data on hundreds of German politicians and other personalities.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

Two Sailors Missing, Another Is Killed in Hong Kong Tanker Explosion
At least one sailor has died and two others are missing after a massive explosion on a tanker off the coast of Lamma Island in Hong Kong.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

Australia Weighing Asylum for Saudi Teen Who Fled Family
Australia says it will consider any application for asylum from a Saudi teen who fled from her family while traveling and took to social media appealing for her safety.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

EU Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Iran Over Assassination Plots
The European Union has imposed its first sanctions against Iran since the nuclear accord was implemented three years ago, as European diplomats warned their Iranian counterparts that the bloc wouldn't tolerate further alleged Iranian attacks and assassinations in Europe.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

Pledges Made by Italy's Populist Government Come Up Against Economic Reality
Italy's government has offered to shore up an ailing bank with public money, in a sharp U-turn after attacking mainstream politicians for years for bailing out Italian banks with taxpayers' money.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

Joint Ventures: Greece Cultivates Business Opportunities in Cannabis
More entrepreneurs and investors see a boom in the growing and selling of legal cannabis in Europe. Greece could be one of the biggest winners.

WSJ World News
Jan 08, 2019

U.S. Pushes China to Follow Through on Trade Promises
With the U.S. and China having opened negotiations to resolve their trade fight, a make-or-break issue stands in the way of any deal: How to ensure Beijing follows through on the offers it makes?

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

Gun Use Surges in Europe, Where Firearms Are Rare
Gun ownership is rising across Europe, a continent that until recently faced far less gun crime and violence than much of the globe, driven in part by insecurity arising from terrorist attacks.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

Foreign Fighters Are Held in Syria as Home Countries Refuse Their Return
The capture of five foreign fighters, including two Americans, by U.S.-backed forces battling Islamic State in Syria is spotlighting a long-simmering problem: Countries are largely refusing to repatriate hundreds of such militants held there.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

Guatemalan President Expels Corruption Investigators
The government of Jimmy Morales said it was unilaterally withdrawing from the United Nations-backed anticorruption commission and ordering its staff to leave the country within 24 hours, escalating a political crisis.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

World Bank President Resigns to Join Investment Firm
Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly resigned, setting up a potential dispute between the U.S. and other World Bank member countries over selecting the next leader.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

As U.S. Footprint Shrinks, Others Happily Fill the Void
American disengagement from the world stage is offering other countries—friend and foe alike—opportunities to step in to fill the void, columnist Gerald F. Seib writes. Traditional U.S. allies are troubled by a combination of unilateralism and isolationism emerging in American policies.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

WSJ Investigation: China Offered to Bail Out Troubled Malaysian Fund in Return for Deals
The secret discussions show how China uses its political and financial clout to bolster its position overseas, especially for its "Belt and Road" infrastructure project. Malaysia's new leader has since put the deal on hold.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

Britain Targets Drone Misuse After Airport Disruptions
The British government plans to bolster counterdrone efforts and expand police enforcement against the misuse of unmanned aircraft after such devices caused massive disruptions at one of the country's largest airports.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

Saudi Woman Fleeing Family Avoids Deportation From Thailand
A young Saudi woman who renounced Islam and barricaded herself in a transit hotel at a Bangkok airport avoided immediate deportation back to the Middle East after Thai authorities handed her over to United Nations officials.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

Gabon Government Says It Stopped Attempted Coup
Security forces put down an attempted coup in Gabon, said officials in the Central African nation that has been pillar of stability in the region and a key U.S. ally.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

U.S. Ship Sails Near Disputed Islands in Challenge to Beijing
A U.S. guided-missile destroyer patrolled near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, challenging Beijing's maritime claims there.

WSJ World News
Jan 07, 2019

Malaysia's King Abdicates After Marrying Former Miss Moscow
Malaysia's king Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated after weeks of speculation following his apparent marriage to a former Russian beauty queen.

WSJ World News
Jan 06, 2019

Through Monsoons, Around Slums, Under Temples---Mumbai Builds Its First Subway
More than 8,000 workers keep construction going 24 hours a day to finish the 21-mile rail line to speed 1.6 million riders beneath one of the world's most crowded cities. "You have to actually cut open Mumbai's belly."

WSJ World News
Jan 06, 2019

U.S. Kills al Qaeda Figure Accused of Leading 2000 Attack on USS Cole
The U.S. killed Jamal al-Badawi, a Yemeni al Qaeda operative accused of leading the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, in a strike this month, a U.S. defense official said.

WSJ World News
Jan 06, 2019

Saudi Woman Fears for Her Life After Escape to Asylum Is Halted
A Saudi woman who planned to seek asylum in Australia said she feared she would be killed if returned to her family after authorities intercepted her in transit in Bangkok.

WSJ World News
Jan 06, 2019

Bolton Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is Conditional
The Trump administration won't withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria unless Turkey offers a firm commitment not to target America's Kurdish allies, White House national security adviser John Bolton said.

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