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Nafta Talks Could Start as Soon as Late June

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:53
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the administration could formally notify Congress in coming weeks about its intent to start talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, which would allow the Trump administration to begin negotiations in late June or July.

General Says No 'Bad Judgment' in Yemen Raid that Went Awry

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:48
A top U.S. military commander said the operation in Yemen in January in which a Navy SEAL and up to 12 civilians were killed was not the result of bad judgment, poor decision-making or incompetence.

Fukushima Mysteries Rattle Japan's Nuclear Industry

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:45
Six years after Japan’s nuclear disaster, popular resistance has stymied efforts to rebuild an atomic energy industry that was once among the world’s biggest, as mysteries endure over the calamity.

Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Coral Bleaching for Second Year

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:25
An underwater heat wave has devastated swaths of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for the second year running, threatening fragile corals along hundreds of miles of the country’s tropical coastline.

In Tightening Credit Controls, PBOC Chief Signals Policy Shift

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:20
Zhou Xiaochuan signaled a tighter hold on credit to avoid further fueling asset bubbles, though the bank stands ready to loosen its grip should the economy falter.

Malaysia Formally Identifies Murder Victim as Kim Jong Nam

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:42
Police said a man traveling as Kim Chol, who was killed in Kuala Lumpur’s airport almost four weeks ago, was Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Nigeria's President Returns Home

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:53
Muhammadu Buhari’s absence for unspecified medical treatment in the U.K. has caused widespread unease as Nigeria battles its first recession in more than a decade and combats insurgencies.

Turkey Pins Hopes on Trump for Warmer U.S. Relations

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:00
Turkey expects to have better relations with President Donald Trump after they declined under the Obama administration, senior Turkish officials said in interviews.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Removed From Office

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 03:57
South Korea’s president was ejected from office by the country’s Constitutional Court, following her impeachment and suspension over accusations that she helped a friend win bribes from Samsung and other South Korean conglomerates.

Several Injured in Ax Attack at German Train Station

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 00:30
A 36-year-old man who police said had “apparent psychological problems” injured seven people with an ax Thursday evening at the main train station in the German city of Düsseldorf.

New Balkan Instability Rattles EU

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:08
Concerns over growing unrest have pushed the sensitive region to the top of EU leaders’ agenda at their spring summit starting Thursday in Brussels, Laurence Norman writes.

Putin, Netanyahu Hold Talks in Moscow

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 18:45
The Israeli leader says Syria cannot become a platform for Iran and its Shiite Muslim allies to attack Israel.

EU Reappoints Tusk Over Polish Objection

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 18:12
European Union leaders on Thursday easily re-elected Donald Tusk to a top leadership post, ignoring protests by Poland’s nationalist government, which accuses him of interfering in politics at home.

China Tries Again to Stitch Together a Unified Civil Code of Law

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 17:38
Chinese lawmakers are making fresh efforts to resolve one of their most enduring frustrations: an inability to put together a unified civil code of law.

Micromanager-in-Chief Modi Upends How India Is Run

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 17:38
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as India’s most powerful leader in a generation, but his forceful leadership style is facing a major test in local elections. He is changing the way the country is governed, keeping cabinet ministers on a tight leash and micromanaging the stubbornly independent bureaucracy.

ECB's Draghi Says Further Stimulus Steps Less Likely

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:55
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said further measures to support the eurozone economy have become less likely as the threats to its recovery have become less severe.

Two Malaysians Leave North Korea, Despite Exit Ban

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:24
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said two Malaysians working for the United Nations in North Korea were allowed to leave the country.

Merkel Tells Turkey to Stop Nazi Accusations

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:05
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey for comparing her government to the Nazis, highlighting rising tensions with a key ally, even as she called on Germans to work toward good relations with the country.

Three-Way Contest for Raqqa to Shape Mideast

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:04
As the Syrian conflict enters its sixth year, the outcome of the scramble for Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto capital, will shape the balance of power in the Middle East for the foreseeable future.

Barcelona Pulls Off Stunning Champions League Upset

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:46
Down 4-0 on aggregate, Barça scores three goals in the final seven minutes and beats PSG 6-1 to advance.