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Feb 22, 2018

German Government Hinges on Party Tally
Germany's political future is staked on a ballot among the fractious rank-and-file of a once-mighty Social Democratic Party still reeling months after its worst electoral showing since World War II.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

North Korean General's Presence at Olympics Closing Ceremony Presents a Quandary for U.S.
Pyongyang's plan to have an army general tied to two attacks on South Korean forces lead North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics' closing ceremonies this weekend presents a diplomatic quandary for U.S. presidential adviser Ivanka Trump, who is also set to attend.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

Latvian Bank Facing U.S. Sanctions Threat Wants Government Bailout
A Latvian bank threatened with U.S. sanctions for allegedly conducting a global money laundering scheme, including for companies connected to North Korea's missile program, is seeking more than a half billion dollars in government bailout money.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

How Brexit Has Put Citizen Safety in Play
For the U.K., losing access to European security programs could have important consequences, Stephen Fidler writes.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

Neanderthals Had a Creative Side, Cave Art Studies Suggest
Neanderthals, once considered the low-brows of human evolution, may have been among the world's first artists, creating cave paintings long before modern humanity arrived on the scene, scientists report in two new studies.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

Merkel Calls on Iran, Russia to Curb Syria's Assault
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russia and Iran to rein in Syrian forces' offensive against a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, calling the attacks a massacre.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

Olympics Prove Financial Headache for Some, Party for Others
Some businesses reap windfall from Olympic Games, while others struggle. One man's decision to turn his business into a bar proves bountiful; ski-rental shop owners say they are losing money with the slopes catering to athletes only.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

Olympics Closing Ceremony Will Be Chance for Ivanka Trump, North Koreans to Meet
The U.S. and North Korea may have another Olympics encounter, as Pyongyang will send a high-level delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony, while Washington sends U.S. presidential adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

China's Approach to 2022 Winter Olympics: Faster, Higher, Stronger, Cheaper
A decade ago, China pulled out all the stops in an effort to dazzle the world for the Beijing Summer Olympics. But ahead of the 2022 Winter Games, the vision is relatively modest in a town that will host key events.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2018

IOC in High-Wire Diplomacy Over Fate of Russia's Olympic Ban
Putin aide met with IOC President Thomas Bach after latest doping allegation involving a Russian athlete

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia Stymies U.S. Over Pakistan Terror List
Saudi Arabia joined Turkey and China in a move to block a U.S.-led attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list, according to officials involved in the process, in a rare disagreement between Riyadh and the Trump administration.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

Boko Haram Kidnaps More Schoolgirls in Nigeria
A mass kidnapping at a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria this week has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 abduction of students in Chibok.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

A Question for U.K. Ministers: What Were You After With Brexit?
After a week of speechifying by various members of the British cabinet, it is easier to identify what the government wants to stay the same after leaving the EU than what it wants to change, Simon Nixon writes.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

Venezuela Opposition to Boycott Vote
Venezuela's largest opposition parties said they would boycott the April 22 presidential elections, casting further doubt on the legitimacy of the vote in which leftist leader Nicolás Maduro is seeking a second, six-year term.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

U.S. Moves to Halt Turkey's Drift Toward Iran and Russia
The Trump administration has embarked on a new campaign to try to repair bilateral ties and pull Ankara out of its deepening alliances with Tehran and Moscow but Washington is struggling to find a way to address Turkey's chief grievance.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

Former Netanyahu Aide to Testify in Corruption Case
A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned state witness for the Israeli police and will testify in a corruption probe, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, the latest twist in a series of cases that threaten to bring down Israel's leader.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

France Proposes Tougher Law on Migrants
France's government presented a bill to toughen immigration and asylum laws by doubling the time migrants can be detained, strengthening police powers to search them, and shortening the time migrants have to appeal rejected asylum claims.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

Why Turkey Says It's Ready to Go to War With Syria Over Afrin
The fight in Afrin has thrown a spotlight on international powers—from Turkey and Russia to Iran and the U.S.—vying for position in Syria. Here's a rundown of what's at stake for the competing powers.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

South Africa's New Budget Aims to Repair Zuma's Economic Damage
South Africa increased value-added tax for the first time in 25 years to help pay for free higher education for poor and middle-class students while also reining in a significant government deficit.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2018

Saudi Efforts to Aid War-Torn Yemen Stall
Saudi Arabia and its allies are giving $1.5 billion to their war-ravaged neighbor, but their ability to fix the country's humanitarian crisis is limited by their status as combatants—and because many aid groups are reluctant to take their money.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

North Korea Pulled Out of Pence Meeting at Last Minute
North Korea canceled a secretly planned meeting with Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, a session that would have amounted to the highest-level visit between the U.S. and North Korea in years.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

British Columbia Cracks Down on Foreign Housing Speculators
In its latest attempt to curb fast-rising home prices, the Canadian province of British Columbia said it would introduce stiffer measures targeting offshore investors looking to park their cash in Vancouver properties.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas at U.N. Says U.S. Can't Lead Peace Effort
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a Security Council meeting called for an international conference this year to restart Middle East peace negotiations, in a clear jab at Washington's historically central role in resolving the crisis.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Syrian Forces Backed by Russia Bombard Hard-Hit Suburb of Capital
Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes pounded a rebel-held suburb of the capital, intensifying months of attacks in catastrophic scenes reminiscent of the scorched earth campaign that flattened much of Aleppo.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

North Korea Repositions Hacking Unit for Global Cyberattacks
One of North Korea's three major hacking units, in a strategic shift, is hunting for overseas targets and not covering its tracks, according to a new report, a sign the regime is expanding its cyber attacks under tightened sanctions.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Iran General's Profile Rises as Tehran Flexes Mideast Muscle
U.S. officials consider the commander of an elite Iranian military unit a terrorist supporter and the man ultimately responsible for the deaths of thousands of American soldiers. But many Iranians view Gen. Qassem Soleimani as their best defense against foreign aggression.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home
An official who guided South Korea's regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies was found dead at his home. Colleagues said he had been under heavy stress in recent months.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Israeli Police Name Netanyahu's Former Aides in New Investigation
Israeli police named two close confidantes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu they had arrested on allegations of influence peddling on behalf of the Israeli leader, who already faces the prospect of an indictment for corruption and the unraveling of his ruling coalition.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Russia Offers 'Sincere Regrets' for Athlete's Drug-Test Fail
Russia expressed "sincere regrets" for an Olympics bronze-medal winner's failing of a doping test and said it was seeking to learn how a banned medication made its way into his body.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Jihadists See a Funding Boon in Bitcoin
When a group that says it provides financial assistance "relating to the jihad" sought to improve conditions for fighters in a squalid, sandbag-fortified trench in Syria late last year, it turned to a new funding conduit: bitcoin.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Nearly 100 Killed in Bombardment of Hard-Hit Suburb of Syrian Capital
Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes intensified attacks on a suburb of the capital, killing nearly 100 people including women and children on Monday.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Almost 100 Killed in Bombardment of Hard-Hit Suburb of Syrian Capital
Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes intensified attacks on a suburb of the capital, killing nearly 100 people including women and children on Monday.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2018

Macron Law Jolts French Labor Market
Some of France's largest employers are seizing on President Emmanuel Macron's labor-system overhaul to undertake mass layoffs, heralding a sea change for a country that has long coddled its workforce.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Ireland Faces Shifting Currents in Its Ties to EU
Brexit and robust initiatives from Brussels mean big changes ahead for Ireland, where membership in the bloc has been widely seen as a boon, Simon Nixon writes.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Pope Francis Backs Down in Clash Over Nigerian Bishop
Pope Francis removed an unpopular Nigerian bishop amid protests by local priests, in an extraordinary reversal that showed the limits of the pope's power over his own hierarchy and the continuing challenge of ethnic divisions in Africa, the church's fastest-growing region.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Noble Energy, Israel's Delek to Supply Gas to Egypt
Investors in Israel's natural-gas fields agreed Monday to supply an Egyptian company with gas valued at $15 billion, a deal that will build on growing ties between once-hostile neighbors.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

ECB Freezes All Payments by Latvia Bank Amid U.S. Probe
The ECB has frozen all payments by a Latvian bank, following accusations by the U.S. that the small bank laundered billions in illicit funds, including for companies connected to North Korea's banned ballistic-missile program.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians
Facebook is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the indictment detailing how Russia manipulated social-media platforms—and by a Facebook executive's attempts to address the issue.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

U.S. Questions How Much It Can Trust Russia Over Ukraine
U.S.-Russian negotiations over a peacekeeping force for eastern Ukraine are emerging as a test for Washington on the wisdom of trying to negotiate with Moscow.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Germany's Oldest Party Drops Below Right-Wing Upstart in Poll
Germany's main center-left party, the Social Democrats, saw its rating fall below that of the right-wing Alternative for Germany for the first time in an opinion poll published Monday, piling fresh ignominy on the country's disintegrating center-left.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Iranian Airline Bought U.S. Jet Parts Through Front Firms
An Iranian airline under sanctions by the U.S. for ferrying weapons and fighters into Syria repeatedly bought U.S.-made jet engines and parts through Turkish front companies over the past several years, most recently in December, federal investigators said.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Norwegian Olympians Have Won the Most Medals. And They're Joking Around.
Norway's athletes, on a roll at the Winter Games, are also in another competition—between two television networks that use the Olympic heroes in comedy sketches; wigs and a chicken hat.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Europeans Press Iran to Curb Yemen Intervention
Diplomats meet with senior Iranian official to discuss Tehran's military involvement in Yemen conflict, in a bid to rescue Iran nuclear deal.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2018

Syrian Regime Vows to Enter Afrin in Blow to Wider Kurdish Aspirations
The Syrian regime said it would send allied militias into the contested canton of Afrin, part of a deal that will help defend the Kurdish enclave from Turkey but would be a major blow to Kurdish aspirations for an autonomous region.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2018

Latvia Detains Top ECB Official in Anticorruption Probe
A top European Central Bank official was detained over the weekend by Latvia's anticorruption agency as part of a criminal investigation, in the latest blow to the small Baltic nation's financial sector.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2018

Iran Plane Crashes; All 66 People Feared Dead
An Iranian passenger plane carrying 66 people crashed Sunday in a remote mountainous area in Iran, killing all those aboard.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2018

Russian Athlete May Have Tested Positive for Doping
A Russian athlete taking part in the Winter Games may have tested positive to a banned substance, the delegation representing suspended Russia said Sunday.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2018

What the Price of Ham Tells Us About Spain's Economy
Spain is shaking off one of its worst downturns in decades and splurging on goods recently considered extravagant, including the ultimate Spanish gastronomic luxury: free-range, acorn-fed Iberian ham.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

U.S. and Russian Officials Spar Over Election Meddling
The White House's H.R. McMaster cited "incontrovertible" evidence of Russian interference in U.S. elections. Russia's foreign minister dismissed it as "just blabber."

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

European Diplomats Aim to Curb Iran Actions, Save Nuclear Deal
European diplomats met with a senior Iranian official on Saturday in a bid to curtail Iran's regional muscle-flexing and meet a key Trump administration demand.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

Pope Francis Names New Sex Abuse Panel Amid Criticism
Pope Francis renewed his advisory panel on child protection, after a two-month lapse, amid growing criticism of his record on clerical sex abuse.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

Helicopter Assessing Mexico Quake Damage Crashes, Killing 13 on the Ground
A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, killing 13 people on the ground.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

Helicopter Assessing Quake Damage Crashes, Killing 13 on the Ground
A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, killing 13 people on the ground.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

NATO Pushes EU to Work With Allies for Security
Amid the biggest revamp of European defense in years, NATO is pushing the European Union to work closely with non-EU allies as the U.K. maneuvers to maintain its leverage in the region's security after it exits the bloc.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

South Korean President Hopes for U.S. Dialogue With North
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that he remained hopeful that a recent inter-Korean rapprochement around the Olympics could lead to dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

Germany's Coffers Are Overflowing, But No One Is Talking About Tax Cuts
The German government never had so much money or so many ideas about how to spend it. The one thing that isn't being discussed is giving it back to taxpayers.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

Two Skaters, Competing With the Weight of History on Their Blades
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea will race Sunday against her biggest rival, Japan's Nao Kodaira. The two countries have a long troubled history.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2018

U.K. Wants Ongoing Defense Cooperation With EU After Brexit
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has laid out key areas of security and defense cooperation she hoped to continue with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc next year.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

Kremlin Caterer Accused in U.S. Election Meddling Has History of Dishing Dark Arts
An online army accused of sowing discord among American voters during the 2016 election emerged from a tiny corner of the Russian business empire built by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Kremlin's favorite restaurateur.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

Russians Charged With Interfering in U.S. Election
Three Russian companies and 13 Russian nationals were indicted on charges of engaging in a widespread effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, providing the most comprehensive official account to date of an effort by Moscow to upend U.S. politics and set Americans against each other.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

Wanted Pakistani Militant Chief Leads Friday Prayers
While Pakistan says it is shutting down Jamaat-ud-Dawa, its leader, Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, delivered a blistering attack on Islamabad and Washington at Friday prayers.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

Behind Turkey's Actions in Syria: A Fear of Waning Influence
The Turkish offensive against the Kurds that has brought Turkey to the brink of conflict with the U.S. comes as the country is fighting to preserve its leverage in a fractured Syria.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

New South African Leader Pledges Economic and Political Turnaround
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his first State of the Nation address one day after taking office, pledging an economic and political turnaround and appealing to citizens to channel the spirit of Nelson Mandela.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

Don't Expect a Winner in the Italian Elections, Pollsters Say
As Italy's electoral campaign heads into the final stretch, polls show that the vote is likely to produce a hung parliament, as a new electoral law and millions of undecided voters combine to make this one of the country's most unpredictable votes in years.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

At Pyeongchang Olympics, North Korean Guests Are Welcomed---and Restricted
How do you house and keep a close eye on hundreds of members of an enemy regime added at the last minute to the guest list of the world's biggest sporting event? Pyeongchang Olympic organizers appear to have found the answer.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

Army to Take Over Security in Rio
Brazil's military is expected to take over public security duties in Rio de Janeiro, where violent crime has soared amid a fiscal crisis in the state government and a deep recession in the oil sector.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

Turkey and U.S. Promise to Work Together Over Tensions, But Offer Little Concrete
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. and Turkey won't "act alone any longer," but the North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies fell short of immediate concrete steps to improve what the top U.S. diplomat described as a "crisis point" in relations.

WSJ World News
Feb 16, 2018

Bishop Who Ministers to Mexican Drug Lords: 'I Don't Come to Judge You'
Prelate in violent Guerrero state tries to broker disputes between gangs and protect his priests, nuns and local communities from their wrath.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda Nominated to New Five-Year Term
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government nominated Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda to a new five-year term, a move that indicates monetary conditions will be kept ultra-loose for now.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Islamic State Ally Indicted for Plotting Attacks From Prison
A veteran terrorist leader was indicted for ordering attacks from his prison cell, including a deadly assault in Indonesia's capital that showed Islamic State had spread to the world's most-populous Muslim-majority country.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Colombia Points to Venezuelans' Role in Deadly Guerrilla Bombings
Colombia's government said Thursday that some of the deadly bombings recently carried out by the country's last guerrilla group strikes were planned in Venezuela, Colombia's increasingly lawless neighbor, and that Venezuelans have participated in them.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

White House Blames Russia For Massive 2017 Cyberattack
The White House blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack last year that crippled computer networks at multinational firms worldwide, vowing the hack would be met with "international consequences."

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Tillerson Meets Erdogan in Bid to Defuse an Emerging Crisis
The U.S. and Turkey are attempting to bridge differences over their operations in northern Syria, holding a battery of meetings this week to defuse tensions between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Hopes and Strains Endure in U.S.-Europe Partnership
As officials converge for the Munich Security Conference, U.S.-Europe strains endure, but there is tentative confidence among many European diplomats that the core trans-Atlantic security partnership is holding.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Ethiopian Leader Steps Down Under Pressure Over Unrest
Ethiopia's prime minister submitted his resignation, a surprise move that appeared to be designed to quell simmering unrest in a key U.S. and EU ally.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

New South African Leader's Challenge: Attack Apartheid's Remnants
South Africa's incoming president has a year to convince voters the ruling African National Congress can shed the corruption scandals that have battered the party.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Mattis Calls on Turkey to Focus on ISIS Fight Amid Tensions With U.S.
The U.S. has urged Turkey to focus on the fight against Islamic State, an implicit criticism of Ankara's Syria strategy as tensions run high between the NATO allies.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Key Islamic State Ally Indicted for Plotting Attacks From Prison Cell
A veteran terrorist leader was indicted for ordering attacks from his prison cell, including a deadly assault in Indonesia's capital that showed Islamic State had spread to the world's most-populous Muslim-majority country.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

U.K. Says Russia Behind Cyberattack That Crippled Global Firms
British officials blamed Russia for last June's massive "Petya" cyberattack, which crippled computer networks at multinational firms including FedEx, container-ship giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk and pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Shifting Alliances Make Syria's Tangle of Wars More Dangerous
With so many actors upping their stakes in Syria, and with fleeting alliances of convenience, the potential has grown for a disastrous miscalculation and for the conflict to expand dramatically and beyond Syria's borders.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

New South African Leader's Challenge: Boost Opportunity
South Africa's incoming president has a year to convince voters the ruling African National Congress can shed the corruption scandals that have battered the party and change the sense among many poor and black people that it has failed on its promise to deliver racial equality.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Thailand Loves Its Chinese Visitors, Up to a Point
The Thai resort island of Phuket is facing a challenge other vacation spots around the world may soon confront: how to cope when the flow of Chinese tourists becomes a flood.

WSJ World News
Feb 15, 2018

Remains of Filipino Woman Found in Kuwaiti Freezer Will Return Home
The body is to be repatriated Friday, Philippine officials said, after the killing prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to ban Filipino workers from deploying to the wealthy Gulf nation.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

Jacob Zuma Steps Down as South Africa's President
South African President Jacob Zuma bowed to intense pressure and resigned, ending a nine-year tenure that dragged the liberation party of Nelson Mandela into a series of political and financial crises.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

For China's Catholics, State-Backed Church Is 'Like a Tree With No Roots'
An emerging rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing is unsettling communities of Chinese Catholics and increasing pressure on them to join the government-backed church after decades of resistance.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

Pakistan, Seeing New Pressure from the West, Moves Against Militant Group
Pakistan is hoping to head off an attempt by the Trump administration to exert further pressure over terrorism by putting the country put on a global terror financing watch list, according to a senior Pakistani official.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

Brexit Heads for Showdown Over Irish Border
In the last 20 years, relations between the U.K. and Ireland have been the strongest in their long and troubled history. Now Brexit has badly damaged this vital bilateral relationship, while the challenges it raises on the island of Ireland threaten to disrupt the Brexit negotiations.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

China's Catholic Parishes Rattled by Prospect of More Control From Beijing
An emerging rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing is unsettling communities of Chinese Catholics and increasing pressure on them to join the government-backed church after decades of resistance.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

South African President Jacob Zuma Agrees to Step Down
South African President Jacob Zuma said he would resign immediately on Wednesday after his party, the African National Congress, moved to oust him.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

Mattis Presses Europe on NATO Defense Spending
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pressed allies Wednesday to continue boosting military budgets, even as fresh evidence emerged that increases in European defense spending have yet to erase the impact of years of cuts.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

South African Leader Defiant as Pressure Mounts
South Africa's ruling African National Congress plans to vote on a parliamentary motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, the party's treasurer general said, a move that would likely end the scandal-battered leader's nine years in office.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Roses Hit Unexpected Snag: Trade Boom
A logistical logjam with global airborne trade threatened to scupper the most profitable—and romantic—time of the year for one of the world's top rose exporters: Kenya.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

Iraq's Allies Pledge $30 Billion Toward Reconstruction
Iraq's allies pledged as much as $30 billion in aid, investments and loans toward the country's reconstruction, a significant show of support that still fell short of the amount needed to repair the damage caused by the war against Islamic State.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

U.K.'s Boris Johnson Calls for Definitive Stance on EU Exit
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for the U.K. to make a definitive break from the EU, rejecting the notion of a second Brexit referendum and extolling the country's global economic potential once it is free of the bloc.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

South Africa's President Zuma Faces Likely Vote of No Confidence
South Africa's ruling African National Congress plans to vote on a parliamentary motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, the party's treasurer general said, a move that would likely end the scandal-battered leader's nine years in office.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

North Korea Leaves the South to Pick Up Its Olympics Tab
South Korea on Wednesday approved a $2.7 million fund to cover North Korean hotel bills and other costs at the Olympics, extending the North's reputation as a debtor that rarely pays.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

The Hodgepodge Korean Hockey Squad Ends Olympic Run
The women's inter-Korean hockey team finally scored a goal, but lost 4-1 to rival Japan.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

How Kenya's Roses Almost Missed Valentine's Day
A logistical logjam with global airborne trade threatened to scupper the most profitable—and romantic—time of the year for one of the world's top rose exporters: Kenya.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

Trump Mideast Plan Is 'Fairly Well Advanced,' Tillerson Says
President Trump's plan for peace in the Middle East is ‘fairly well advanced' Secretary of State Tillerson said while in Jordan sign to a new foreign-assistance agreement.

WSJ World News
Feb 14, 2018

Israel's Netanyahu Absorbs Fresh Political Shocks
Israel's prime minister, battling corruption allegations that threaten to bring down his government, is arguing that he is the best person to keep his country safe at a time of sharply rising tensions with its foes in the Middle East.

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