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Ceremony Marks Colombian Rebels' Disarmament

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:32
Colombia’s FARC rebel force relinquished the last of its weapons of war to United Nations monitors, ending its half-century of armed struggle even as many Colombians remained concerned about the complex peace pact.

Merkel Opens Way for Vote on Gay Marriage

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:19
German lawmakers cleared the way for an early vote to legalize same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to it, a move that frustrated some conservatives but deprived her opponents of a possible campaign issue.

Senior Ukrainian Intelligence Officer Killed by Bomb in Kiev

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:36
A senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer was killed when a bomb detonated under his car in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said, in an act the government is treating as terrorism.

Cyberattacks Hit Major Companies Across Globe

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:09
Global businesses, including Merck, Maersk and Rosneft, reported significant cyberattacks against their computer systems that expert said was ransomware.

FIFA Releases Secret Report on Internal Corruption

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:46
The document produced in 2014 by former U.S. prosecutor Michael J. Garcia has been one of the most-closed guarded in international sports and shows rampant favor-mongering by FIFA officials

Charges Against Temer Open New Fight in Brazil

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:31
Brazil’s opposition went on the attack Tuesday after President Michel Temer became the first sitting president in the country’s history to face criminal charges.

Scotland Delays Plan for Second Independence Referendum

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:16
Scotland’s chief minister reversed her earlier plans to push for a second independence referendum before Britain departs the European Union, saying instead she would revisit the issue once Brexit negotiations are completed.

Pentagon Sees Signs Syria Is Preparing Chemical Attack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:20
The Pentagon said it has seen signs that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons, setting the stage for a new showdown with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Iran Foreign Minister Blasts U.S. Travel Ban Move

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:53
Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blasted the Trump administration’s temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries after a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowed its partial implementation.

European Cities Are Just Saying 'No' to Scandal-Tinged Diesel Vehicles

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:22
European mayors, pressed by courts and activists, are banning or curbing diesel use to combat health-threatening smog, presenting a threat to car makers’ livelihood.

Hostage to China's Insecurity---Its Markets

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:36
Chinese stocks’ inclusion in the MSCI is likely to disappoint in the same way as recognition from the IMF of the yuan. At the root is Beijing’s fear of market forces.

North Korea Compares Trump to Hitler

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:33
North Korea’s state media described President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy as “Nazism in the 21st century,” and compared the president to Adolf Hitler, in the harshest language that Pyongyang has directed at the administration.

Trump Administration Warns Assad Would Pay 'Heavy Price' for Another Chemical Attack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:19
The White House said the U.S. had detected what may be preparations by the Syrian government for a chemical-weapons attack and warned that the country’s ruler and military would “pay a heavy price” if they carried out a strike.

Chinese Premier Touts 'Unimaginable Job Growth'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 06:27
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made a strong defense of his signature program aimed at bolstering the country’s new economy as traditional drivers lose steam, saying the initiative has led to significant job creation.

U.S. Ramps Up Lumber Trade Spat With Canada

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:16
The Trump administration added a new layer of duties on softwood-lumber imports from its northern neighbor, even as it said it still hopes to negotiate a settlement before the full bite of the penalties is felt.

Brazil President Is Charged With Corruption

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:33
Brazil’s top prosecutor filed criminal charges against President Michel Temer, marking a critical new phase for the corruption purge that has roiled Latin America’s largest country for the past three years.

Trump, Modi Move to Bridge Divisions

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:36
President Trump welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Monday, where they agreed to expand cooperation on combatting terrorism, stabilizing Afghanistan and overcoming trade differences.

Draghi Says ECB Policy Has Helped Reduce Inequality

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:57
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi defended the impact of the bank’s stimulus policies on Europe’s youth, arguing that keeping interest rates low had helped create jobs and reduce inequality.

Freighter Captain Says U.S. Destroyer Ignored Warnings

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:39
The captain of a cargo ship that hit a U.S. destroyer near Japan earlier this month has said in a report that the ship sent emergency warnings as the American vessel suddenly cut across its path, according to a person with direct knowledge of the testimony.

Germany Warns Turks on Security Officers

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:03
Germany warned Turkey that members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail facing arrest warrants in the U.S. wouldn’t be welcomed during next month’s Group of 20 summit, a lawmaker said on Monday.