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Mar 23, 2019

'I Think I've Been Shot': Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy
American commanders see each battlefield win as a means of strengthening the allied position in peace negotiations. The escalation leads to greater risks to troops, especially in house-to-house raids occurring across the country.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

Arrest of Senior Huawei Executive Steps Up U.S.-China Confrontation
The arrest of a senior executive of networking-gear maker Huawei Technologies Co. intensifies the confrontation in the already divisive China-U.S. negotiations on trade, striking at Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitions to make the country a tech superpower.?

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

Bank of Canada's Poloz Vows Rate Rises to Be 'Data Dependent'
Bank of Canada Gov. Stephen Poloz said the benchmark interest rate will need to move upward but the pace of future increases "will remain decidedly data dependent" given global risks and lower energy prices.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

Former Archbishop Has Conviction for Hiding Child Sex Abuse Quashed
A senior Catholic official convicted of concealing child sex abuse has successfully appealed his case and will walk free, in a blow to the global campaign alleging pedophilia coverups in the church.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

German Conservatives Warn on Russian Pipeline Project
The three main contenders to succeed Angela Merkel as chairwoman of Germany's largest political party have called for a review of a gas pipeline between Germany and Russia, potentially putting the party at odds with the chancellor's government.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

In Tanzania, a Crackdown Sends LGBT People Into Hiding
A crackdown on LGBT rights in Tanzania has forced people into hiding and sparked an international backlash.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

North Korea Expands Long-Range Missile Base
North Korea is expanding military facilities thought to house long-range missiles that can hit the U.S., according to a think-tank report that revives doubts about the regime's sincerity in disarmament negotiations.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

Oil Slides After OPEC Delays Decision on Level of Output Cuts
OPEC members on agreed to production curbs but will wait to hear from Russia before making a final decision on the exact amount the cartel would cut to address falling oil prices.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

Pope to Continue Muslim Outreach With U.A.E. Visit
Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in early February, continuing the outreach to the Muslim world that has been a signature theme of his pontificate.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

Putin Threatens Arms Race as U.S. Prepares to Exit Nuclear Treaty
Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the prospect of an arms race with the U.S. in response to Washington's announcement that it could withdraw from a nuclear pact.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

Talks to End War in Yemen Begin Under U.S. Pressure
Yemen's government and Houthi rebels begin U.S.-backed talks Thursday to end a nearly four-year war that has left thousands dead and pushed millions to the brink of starvation.

WSJ World News
Mar 23, 2019

Two American Military Aircraft Collide off Japanese Coast
Two Marines were rescued, and a joint Japanese-U.S. search-and-rescue operation continued for the other five Marines.

WSJ World News
Mar 04, 2019

Venezuela Opposition Leader Returns Home, Testing Maduro
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó staged a dramatic return to Venezuela despite government threats to arrest him, energizing the country's opposition and raising the stakes in the political showdown with President Nicolás Maduro's government.

WSJ World News
Mar 04, 2019

Second Canadian Minister Resigns Over Judicial Interference Scandal
A Canadian cabinet minister, Jane Philpott, resigned, saying she has lost confidence in the ruling Liberal Party over allegations it tried to interfere in a criminal prosecution of a global engineering and construction firm.

WSJ World News
Mar 04, 2019

China Accuses Detained Canadians of Espionage
China accused two detained Canadians of working together to steal Chinese state secrets, moving ahead with a politically charged investigation seen as retribution for Canada's arrest of a senior Huawei executive.

WSJ World News
Mar 04, 2019

North Korea Still Using Uranium-Enrichment Facility, U.N. Agency Says
North Korea is still using a uranium-enrichment facility at the heart of last week's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the United Nations atomic agency said.

WSJ World News
Mar 04, 2019

After an Auditor Flunked Brazil Dam, Vale Found Another Who Passed It
Vale, the owner of a mine-waste dam that collapsed this year, killing more than 180 people, dismissed an auditor that refused to certify the dam as safe in September, according to an initial probe by police and prosecutors.

WSJ World News
Mar 04, 2019

Russia Suspends Nuclear Missile Treaty With U.S.
President Vladimir Putin formally ordered a suspension of Russia's obligations under a Cold War-era nuclear treaty with the U.S., heightening the threat of a new arms race.

WSJ World News
Mar 03, 2019

U.S., China Close In on Trade Deal
China and the U.S. are in the final stage of completing a trade deal, with Beijing offering to lower tariffs and other restrictions on American farm, chemical, auto and other products and Washington considering removing most, if not all, sanctions levied against Chinese products since last year.

WSJ World News
Mar 03, 2019

Venezuela Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Plans Return
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said he plans to return to Venezuela on Monday in a move that directly confronts President Nicolás Maduro's authority and could end with Mr. Guaidó in jail.

WSJ World News
Mar 03, 2019

Vale Top Executives Step Aside After Request From Authorities in Dam Case
Vale Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman and other top executives of the Brazilian mining giant stepped down following pressure from authorities in the first sign investigators are zeroing in on the company's leadership after the deadly collapse of one of its dams.

WSJ World News
Mar 03, 2019

Huawei Executive Files Suit Over Canadian Detention
Meng Wanzhou claims her legal rights were violated when she was detained at Vancouver International Airport in December following an extradition arrest request from the U.S.

WSJ World News
Mar 03, 2019

Xi Jinping Stifles Dissent Amid Concerns About China's Economy
President Xi Jinping, battling a persistent downturn in China's economy, is trying to gird his rule by demanding absolute loyalty from the Communist Party in an effort to stifle simmering dissent.

WSJ World News
Mar 02, 2019

Even Before Trump and Kim Met, Nuclear Talks Had Run Aground
A U.S. team working ahead of the nuclear talks in Hanoi found North Korea wasn't willing to budge, expecting far more than they were prepared to give.

WSJ World News
Mar 02, 2019

Italy Allows Illegal Homes to Be Rebuilt, Earthquake Zone or Not
Italian politicians have a long record of granting amnesties allowing homes in earthquake-hit areas to be rebuilt. The upstart government was supposed to change that, but it has bowed to local pressure—a sign of how Italian political habits die hard.

WSJ World News
Mar 02, 2019

U.S. Allies Battle to Oust Islamic State From Final Syrian Outpost
U.S.-backed forces have resumed their assault to capture Islamic State's last patch of territory in eastern Syria, ending a truce that allowed for an evacuation before an intense final battle.

WSJ World News
Mar 02, 2019

Canada Allows Extradition of Huawei Executive to Proceed
Canada said the U.S. had presented enough evidence to proceed with the extradition hearing for a Huawei Technologies top executive, clearing the way for a case at the center of tensions between the U.S., China and Canada.

WSJ World News
Mar 01, 2019

Pakistan Releases Captured Indian Fighter Pilot
Pakistan released a captured Indian fighter pilot on Friday, aiming to end a cycle of retaliatory attacks that brought the nuclear-armed foes close to war and could set a precedent for future clashes.

WSJ World News
Mar 01, 2019

Saudis Prepare to Put Rights Activists on Trial
Saudi authorities said they are preparing to place 18 detained women's rights activists on trial in spite of months of international pressure to release them.

WSJ World News
Mar 01, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu Banks on Right-Wing Base
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is betting his political survival on a dedicated base of conservative voters ignoring potential bribery charges that could undo his bid for a fifth term.

WSJ World News
Mar 01, 2019

After Summit Letdown, North Korea's Kim Hangs Out With His Hosts
After a high-profile summit with President Trump fell apart, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent Friday bonding with his communist hosts in Vietnam as his country's state media played down the collapse of negotiations.

WSJ World News
Mar 01, 2019

Vale Could Face $7 Billion Fine in Wake of Dam Collapse
Brazilian mining giant Vale could face a close to $7 billion fine if convicted of colluding with safety auditors to hide unsafe conditions at the dam that collapsed and killed more than 180 people near Brumadinho.

WSJ World News
Mar 01, 2019

Saudi Arabia Revokes Citizenship of Osama bin Laden's Son
The U.S. has designated Hamza bin Laden as a terrorist.

WSJ World News
Feb 28, 2019

U.S., North Korea Trade Blame for Failed Summit
A summit that might have led to North Korea's first tangible disarmament steps faltered because Pyongyang wouldn't freeze all of its weapons programs and sought billions of dollars in sanctions relief, a senior State Department official said.

WSJ World News
Feb 28, 2019

Israel Attorney General to Charge Netanyahu With Bribery, Fraud
Israel's attorney general said he would charge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, a move that could imperil the leader's April election bid.

WSJ World News
Feb 28, 2019

U.N. Hits Stalemate Over Venezuela Diplomatic Efforts
Diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela failed on Thursday as the U.S. and Russia clashed at the U.N. Security Council over two differing views of sovereignty, intervention and aid.

WSJ World News
Feb 28, 2019

Saudi Sisters Stranded in Hong Kong After Holiday Escape
Two Saudi sisters face deportation from Hong Kong after what they describe as an escape from their ultraconservative and abusive family, among the latest women to flee the Middle Eastern kingdom seeking a freer life abroad.

WSJ World News
Feb 28, 2019

Kushner Pushes Peace Plan on Middle East Tour
The president's son-in-law wrapped up a Middle East tour to raise support for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a swing that included his first meeting with the Saudi crown prince since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

WSJ World News
Feb 28, 2019

Pakistan to Release Captured Indian Pilot, Easing Tensions
Pakistan said it would soon release an Indian pilot captured after his jet fighter was shot down near the border, a gesture that appeared to dial back confrontations between the nuclear-armed states.

WSJ World News
Feb 28, 2019

Trump, North Korea's Kim Seek Path to Denuclearization
President Trump started a second day of high-stakes talks with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by playing down the need for a rapid breakthrough on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

WSJ World News
Feb 27, 2019

India-Pakistan Clash Intensifies With Downed Jets, Captured Pilot
Pakistan and India clashed over their disputed border, with each side saying it had downed a warplane belonging to the other, in a sharp escalation of hostilities.

WSJ World News
Feb 27, 2019

Political Scandal Worsens for Canada's Trudeau
A firestorm surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau became more damaging as his ex-justice minister accused his top aides of repeatedly pressuring her to drop the prosecution of a global engineering and construction firm.

WSJ World News
Feb 27, 2019

Venezuelan Opposition Leader's Return From Colombia to Set Up Showdown With President
Venezuela's opposition, stung by recent setbacks, is grappling for its next move to try to unseat President Nicolás Maduro. But first, its leader Juan Guaidó has to safely get back into Venezuela, where the government is threatening to jail him.

WSJ World News
Feb 27, 2019

U.S. Drops Threat of 25% Tariffs on Chinese Goods
In the strongest sign yet that an accord is near, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the U.S. was abandoning for now its threat to raise tariffs to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

WSJ World News
Feb 27, 2019

On China, Trump Risks a Repeat of Bush and Obama
President Trump entered office determined to stop what he considered unfair practices by China. But he may now be tempted to settle, like his predecessors, for less-than-ironclad commitments, Greg Ip writes.

WSJ World News
Feb 26, 2019

Master of Summits: Kim's Journey From 'Little Rocket Man' to 'We're in Love'
When President Trump sits down this week for a second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, he will face a young dictator who has grown in outward confidence as a negotiator since their last meeting.

WSJ World News
Feb 26, 2019

India Bombs Pakistan in Response to Kashmir Terrorist Attack
Indian warplanes bombed targets inside Pakistan for the first time since the now nuclear-armed rivals were at war in 1971, hitting what Indian officials described as a terrorist training camp.

WSJ World News
Feb 26, 2019

U.K.'s May Paves Way for Brexit Delay
Prime Minister Theresa May will allow parliament to vote on delaying the U.K.'s exit from the EU if lawmakers reject her divorce agreement, greatly reducing the possibility of an exit without a deal.

WSJ World News
Feb 26, 2019

Cuba's Reliance Upon Venezuela for Cheap Oil Looms as Potential Threat
The potential collapse of President Nicolás Maduro's regime poses a threat to Cuba, which relies on Caracas for about 28% of the island's oil needs.

WSJ World News
Feb 26, 2019

Halal and 'Organic' Don't Mix in EU Ruling
The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that halal meat can't be labeled organic, a decision that contrasts with U.S. regulations and expands the body of EU case law restricting certain Muslim practices.

WSJ World News
Feb 26, 2019

As U.S. Pushes to Isolate Iran, Rouhani Fights to Keep Top Diplomat
Iran's president scrambled to avert a political crisis from the resignation of his top diplomat, praising him on live TV and dispatching senior officials to urge him not to quit.

WSJ World News
Feb 26, 2019

Cardinal George Pell Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Choirboys
The most senior Vatican official to ever stand trial on child sex-abuse charges was found guilty of assaulting two choirboys at a church in his former diocese.

WSJ World News
Feb 25, 2019

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuelan Regime
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and urged regional governments to isolate his regime, but played down the prospects for military intervention.

WSJ World News
Feb 25, 2019

Iran's Foreign Minister Resigns, Clouding 2015 Nuclear Deal
Iran's top diplomat, an architect of the landmark nuclear deal, resigned on Monday, hobbling the relatively moderate government of Hassan Rouhani and its chances of keeping the pact alive.

WSJ World News
Feb 25, 2019

How North Korea's Economy Defies Sanctions
Indicators show day-to-day commerce in the country has remained resilient, rice prices are stable and gasoline prices have eased. There are even signs of growing entrepreneurialism in markets that carry domestically made goods.

WSJ World News
Feb 25, 2019

U.K. Labour Party Would Back Second Brexit Referendum
The U.K.'s main opposition Labour Party said it would support holding a second Brexit referendum, a policy shift that breathes some life into the prospect of Britons voting again on whether the U.K. should leave the EU.

WSJ World News
Feb 25, 2019

World Trade Slowed at End of 2018
World trade fell at the end of last year as imports to and exports from China plummeted, a sign that higher tariffs and the threat of more to come are cooling global economic growth.

WSJ World News
Feb 25, 2019

Russia Names Potential U.S. Targets of Nuclear Retaliation
A top Russian state television broadcaster held out the possibility of a nuclear exchange with the U.S., boasting that the Kremlin could retaliate with strikes on the Pentagon and Camp David.

WSJ World News
Feb 25, 2019

Behind Vale's Deadly Dam Collapse: Multiple Warnings That Went Unheeded
For months, signs of danger raised worries among inspectors about the safety of a giant mine-dam perched over a town in Brazil. And yet the safety firm, worried about losing business, blessed the structure. Prosecutors are now looking into collusion between Vale and the contract inspector.

WSJ World News
Feb 24, 2019

Trump's North Korea Summit Goal: Lock In the Steps to Denuclearization
At President Trump and Kim Jong Un's second summit in Hanoi, U.S. goals include getting North Korea to agree to freeze weapons of mass destruction and missile programs, and settling on a definition of denuclearization.

WSJ World News
Feb 24, 2019

Maduro's Opposition Urges Military Force in Venezuela
Venezuela's opposition called for the first time on the international community to consider the use of military force against President Nicolás Maduro, escalating a standoff after a weekend showdown over humanitarian aid ended in violence.

WSJ World News
Feb 24, 2019

Pope's Abuse Stance Leaves Some Disappointed
Pope Francis strongly condemned sexual abuse but offered no specific solutions, disappointing clergy and laypeople who had hoped for a breakthrough at an unprecedented global summit to address the crisis in the Catholic Church.

WSJ World News
Feb 24, 2019

Civilian Presence Slows Offensive to Oust Islamic State in Syria
The continued presence of thousands of civilians, including families of Islamic State fighters, is slowing a push by U.S.-backed forces to oust the extremist group from the last patch of territory it holds in Syria.

WSJ World News
Feb 24, 2019

Saudi Arabia Names Princess as New U.S. Ambassador
Saudi Arabia named a princess as its new ambassador to the U.S., an envoy who faces the challenge of navigating strained relations between the two allies amid the fallout over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

WSJ World News
Feb 23, 2019

Violence Erupts in Venezuela Border Showdown
A high-stakes effort to deliver aid into Venezuela despite a military blockade descended into violence Saturday, with hundreds injured and more than 60 National Guard forces defecting to Colombia.

WSJ World News
Feb 23, 2019

Kim Jong Un Heads to Hanoi for Meeting With Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang by train for Hanoi, North Korean state media reported, in its first official acknowledgment of the closely watched two-day summit meeting with President Trump.

WSJ World News
Feb 23, 2019

U.S. Allies Spurred a Partial Reversal of Trump's Syria Withdrawal Plan
The Trump administration decision to keep hundreds of U.S. troops based in Syria was driven by allies who said they wouldn't stay behind to prevent a resurgence of Islamic State without an American presence, a senior U.S. defense official said.

WSJ World News
Feb 23, 2019

After Confronting Macron, France's Yellow Vest Movement Turns on Itself
The protest movement is bitterly divided over whether to coalesce into a formal organization or keep its antiestablishment roots, as it presses President Macron for change

WSJ World News
Feb 23, 2019

Nigeria's Election Gets Under Way After a Stop-Start Runup
After a false start and an acrimonious campaign, Nigerians headed to the polls to vote in what is expected to be Africa's largest-ever election, and will determine who governs the continent's top economy and oil producer.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2019

U.S. to Revamp Strategy for Exiting Syria
The U.S. military began to revamp its strategy in Syria, after President Trump decided to shift course and keep several hundred American troops in the country instead of pulling them all out after Islamic State has been defeated.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2019

Showdown at Venezuelan Border Turns Deadly
Venezuelan soldiers fired on protesters, and the country's U.S.-backed opposition leader defied President Nicolás Maduro by crossing into Colombia, raising tensions ahead of an expected showdown Saturday over the delivery of tons of humanitarian aid.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2019

China Trade Talks Extended as Trump Pushes to Close Deal
President Trump, citing progress in U.S.-China trade talks, said he is looking at extending a deadline to raise tariffs and hoping to meet next month with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to complete a broad trade agreement.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2019

'We Gave Him a Chance': Mercy for Abusive Priests Divides Church
The forgiveness granted to Polish clergy convicted of sex offenses illustrates splits in the Catholic Church over how to handle cases of sexual abuse by priests.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2019

A Craze for Atatürk Gives New Cachet to Turkey's Founding Father
There is a new wave of interest in the father of modern Turkey and its secular republic, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is looking to benefit from the new gust of affection for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk without being eclipsed by his legacy.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Courts China to Counter Critical West
Saudi Arabia signed a wide-ranging set of agreements on energy and trade with China, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accelerated efforts to court an economic power that offers a potential counterweight to the U.S.

WSJ World News
Feb 22, 2019

Trump Shifts Course to Keep 200 Troops in Syria
The U.S. will maintain a small peacekeeping force of about 200 troops in Syria despite President Trump's earlier decision to remove all American troops, the White House said.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2019

Massive Fire in Bangladesh's Capital Kills at Least 70 People
A fire swept through a mixed residential and commercial area of Dhaka, leaving dozens dead and renewing concerns over industrial safety in one of the world's most densely populated cities.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2019

Nigeria to Vote After Delay Brings New Conflict
A delay in Nigeria's presidential election, now set for Saturday, has further complicated a fractious contest, bringing new fraud accusations and disruptions that have cost Africa's largest economy an estimated $2 billion.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2019

Venezuelan Official Breaks With Maduro
Hugo Carvajal, Venezuela's former military-intelligence chief, urged authorities to allow humanitarian aid into the country and pledged support for opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2019

Russia Exploits U.S.-China Trade Tensions to Sell More Soybeans
The U.S.-China trade conflict has nearly wiped out American soy exports to the bean's biggest market, China, giving Russian farmers a chance to extend their already soaring exports to their neighbor.

WSJ World News
Feb 21, 2019

Pope Denounces Sex-Abuse 'Plague' Amid Pressure for Reforms
Pope Francis denounced a "plague of sexual abuses perpetrated by men of the church to the harm of minors," and called on Catholic bishops to "listen to the cry of the little ones who plead for justice," as he opened a summit on preventing clerical sex abuse.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2019

India Finds Limited Options as Modi Crafts Response to Kashmir Attack
As pressure in India builds on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to the deadliest terrorist attack on security forces in a generation, the range of options available to him appears limited.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2019

Putin Ratchets Up Nuclear Warning Against U.S.
President Vladimir Putin said Russia would target the U.S. with new advanced weapons if Washington deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, a threat that appeared aimed at holding the line but leaving open the possibility of negotiations after the breakdown of a nuclear treaty.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2019

Civilians Held by Islamic State in Syria Go Free
Several hundred of the last civilians trapped by Islamic State in the militant group's remaining sliver of territory left, which suggested the extremist group was near a surrender to U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2019

Huawei's Surveillance Business Hits Snag in Philippines
U.S. pressure on Huawei Technologies is echoing in the Philippines, where lawmakers worry that a $400 million video surveillance project using the Chinese company's gear poses national security risks.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2019

Zimbabwe Abandons Its Dollar Peg, Effectively Introduces New Currency
Zimbabwe, which has been using the U.S. dollar for the past decade, effectively introduced its own currency again, admitting that dollars stored in local bank accounts are worth only a fraction of their stated value.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2019

May's Grip on Power Weakens as Lawmakers Quit Over Brexit
Three lawmakers quit British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party over Brexit, a move that further adds to the precariousness of her grip on power and underlines how the decision to leave the European Union is reshaping British politics.

WSJ World News
Feb 20, 2019

French Jewish Graves Vandalized Before Marches Against Anti-Semitism
Dozens of Jewish graves in eastern France were vandalized amid a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts and days after yellow-vest protesters were filmed accosting a prominent Jewish academic.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2019

Trump Eases Off Hard Deadline for China Tariffs
President Trump gave his firmest indication yet that the U.S. may not increase tariffs on Chinese goods on March 1, as scheduled, despite statements by his top trade official that the U.S. should stick to a firm deadline.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2019

In Rebuke to U.S., Germany Considers Letting Huawei In
Germany is leaning toward letting the Chinese tech giant participate in building its high-speed internet infrastructure despite U.S. warnings.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2019

Egypt Denies Entry to New York Times Journalist
Egyptian authorities denied entry to New York Times journalist David Kirkpatrick, an unexplained move amid a government clampdown on the media.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2019

Kim Jong Un Purges Wealthy Elite and Critics of Outreach to U.S.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has exiled, imprisoned or executed some 50 to 70 people and seized assets as he eliminates critics of his outreach to the U.S. and the South and targets the moneyed elite, says a report.

WSJ World News
Feb 19, 2019

Party That Promised to Clean Up Italian Politics Finds It a Messy Business
Italy's 5 Star Movement rose from a grass-roots campaign against political corruption to an election-winning party. The realities of life in government since last summer, however, are putting it under growing strain.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2019

As China Talks Resume, Trump Seeks a Win on Trade
As trade negotiations with China resume, the Trump administration is racing to strike a deal that will result in long-term reforms—and prove that tariffs are an effective battering ram to open markets around the world.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2019

Suicide Bombing in Cairo Kills Two Police Officers
A suicide bombing in the heart of Egypt's capital killed two police officers late Monday, the third attack in four days on the country's security forces, as they carry out a yearslong campaign against extremist groups.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2019

U.S. Weighs Opening Liaison Office in North Korea
The U.S. is considering opening a liaison office in North Korea, in what would be another potential step toward normalizing relations while the two sides negotiate to curtail Pyongyang's nuclear and missile forces, according to a Trump administration official.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2019

U.S. Ally Against Islamic State Urges Trump to Leave Troops in Syria
The Kurdish commander leading the fight against Islamic State in Syria wants the U.S. to reconsider its decision to withdraw and instead leave a small contingent of forces in the country.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2019

Two Netanyahu Opponents Discuss Joining Forces
Two of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's most formidable opponents are in talks to form a united front, and face a deadline this week to declare whether they will join their camps to try to unseat him.

WSJ World News
Feb 18, 2019

Venezuelan Regime Plans Rival Concert to Coincide With Branson's
The government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who faces growing pressure to step down, plans to organize a rival musical performance on the Colombian border this week in response to a Live Aid-style concert staged by Richard Branson.

WSJ World News
Feb 17, 2019

Battle to Capture Last of Islamic State Territory Slows
Militants hiding among civilians have slowed an advance.

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