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Van Attack Deepens Unease in U.K.

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:55
Monday’s terror attack was the latest in a troubling litany of recent events that has exposed divisions in the U.K. along religion, ethnicity and class, fraying a nation that prides itself on keeping calm and carrying on.

Australia Suspends Syria Air Strikes Over Russia, U.S. Tensions

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:49
Australia has suspended air operations in Syria amid escalating tensions between Washington and Moscow after Russia threatened to track American and coalition aircraft in the war-torn country as targets.

Merkel Pledges to Push For Free Trade at G-20 Summit

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:37
German Chancellor Angel Merkel pledged to strive for a broad, rules-based and fair agreement on global trade at the meeting of Group of 20 leaders next month, aiming to convince the U.S. of the benefits of open markets.

NATO Moves to Shore Up Supply Line

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:33
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization brought two battle groups together in a drill meant to demonstrate the alliance’s ability to keep open vital supply lines between Poland and Lithuania.

What Are the Odds of a U.S.-China War?

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:37
Are Beijing and Washington inexorably headed for armed conflict? A debate in China circles around the ‘Thucydides Trap’ indicates the answer depends on a fine understanding of Chinese capabilities.

Iraqis Deploy Drones to Target ISIS in Mosul Battle

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:26
Iraqi forces are using small, off-the-shelf drones to target Islamic State in the crowded and twisting streets of Mosul’s Old City, where the militants are making a last stand.

Mexico Unlikely Needs to React to U.S. Tax Overhaul, Finance Minister Says

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:33
Mexican Finance Minister José Antonio Meade thinks it unlikely that Mexico will need to make changes in its tax code in the event the U.S. Congress passes corporate tax cuts or other measures sought by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Otto Warmbier, American Detainee Released by North Korea, Has Died

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:04
Otto Warmbier, American student released in a coma after being detained by North Korea, has died at 22.

Ukraine State Energy Chief Praises Senate Measure on Russian Pipeline

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:07
The head of Ukraine’s state energy company cheered the U.S. Senate’s decision to take aim at a Russian gas pipeline to Germany in sanctions legislation last week and urged the Trump administration to penalize companies helping Russia execute the project.

U.S., China Officials Meet This Week

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 23:01
The U.S. will press China to ramp up pressure on North Korea in a round of high-level talks on Wednesday, though China would rather talk trade.

China's Cash Blunts Europe's Criticism

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:59
Greece’s recent veto of a European Union statement condemning Chinese human-rights violations shows the return Beijing is getting on its multibillion-dollar investments in the bloc’s cash-strapped periphery.

EU Divisions Hobble Bid to Lead Climate Deal

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:49
European Union governments clashed over joint efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, highlighting the challenges facing the bloc as it vies to lead the global fight against climate change.

U.S. Beef Is on Table Ahead of China Talks

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:25
Ahead of a high-level U.S.-China security meeting in Washington, Beijing is doing its utmost to show why close trade links with China are a good thing for America, and starting with Iowa beef.

Russia to Target U.S. and Coalition Aircraft Over Syria

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:04
Russia escalated tensions with the U.S., promising to actively track U.S. and coalition aircraft over Syria with air defense systems and warplanes.

Islamic State-Linked Militants Targeted in Southeast Asian Sea Patrols

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:49
Three Southeast Asian nations under threat from Islamic State-linked militants launched joint maritime patrols in an effort to stop a conflict in the southern Philippines from spreading to other parts of the region.

NATO's Stronger Baltic Force Riles Russia

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:45
NATO declared that its deterrent force is fully in place in the Baltic area with the addition of a Canadian-led battle group in Latvia, enhancing deployments criticized by Russia.

EU's Barnier Hopes to Remove Brexit Uncertainties as Talks Begin

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:51
The U.K. and the EU started talks on Britain’s exit from the bloc, almost a year after the U.K. voted to leave, with EU chief negotiator saying he hoped the two sides can start removing the uncertainties created by that decision.

South Korea Powers Down Its Nuclear-Energy Industry

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:20
South Korea said it would scrap plans to build new nuclear-power plants and halt operation of the country’s oldest reactor, marking a shift for a nation that ranks among the most reliant on atomic energy.

In USS Fitzgerald Disaster, Signs of History Repeating

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:40
In 1985, a U.S. Navy frigate was sailing off the coast of Japan when it was hit by a Philippine-registered freighter—a collision that bears an uncanny resemblance to the weekend disaster that killed seven sailors on the USS Fitzgerald.

German Building Boom Unearths Explosive Problem

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:00
New construction activity in Germany that is approaching 20-year highs is disturbing the thousands of tons of bombs, artillery shells, and hand grenades from two world wars still hidden underground.