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South Korea, U.S. and China Unite to Give Talks With North Korea Another Chance

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:05:52 EST

South Korea, China and the U.S. signaled a new push to pursue dialogue to help reduce tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program, as the South Korean leader arrived in Beijing for an official visit aimed at repairing bilateral ties.image

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Western Criticism Bolsters Putin at Home

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:40:55 EST

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, being cast in the West as a global supervillain is proving a boon for his image at home as he prepares for his annual press conference on Thursday and presidential elections in March.image

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British Lawmakers Give Parliament Final Say on Any Brexit Agreement

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:31:22 EST

Prime Minister Theresa May lost a crucial vote in Parliament when rebel lawmakers from her party joined the opposition in approving a measure that gives the legislature more say on the Brexit terms.image

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From German Faucets to Italian Chocolate, Trade Barriers Are Rising Again in Europe

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:42:52 EST

The rise of economic nationalism is clashing with the open-market ideals of the EU’s original founders. Member states, including France and some in the east, are introducing new rules to favor domestic production and labor.image

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In Somalia, an Overlooked Extremist Hotbed Simmers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:30:14 EST

Militants with the al-Shabaab group control roughly 30% of Somalia, one of the largest swaths of real estate in the world that remains under jihadist sway since the recent demise of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria.image

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Rising Tensions in Asia, Challenges in Europe

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:57:42 EST

As North Korea tested increasingly powerful missiles that could reach the U.S., Germany’s Merkel lost her majority in parliament and Catalonians voted to secede from Spainimage

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U.S., Japan Express Concern Over China's Interest in Saudi Oil Giant

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:07:10 EST

The U.S. and Japan have urged Saudi Arabia to pursue an international listing for oil giant Aramco, fearing the possible sale of a stake to China would give Beijing too much sway in the Middle East.image

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Indonesia's Antigraft Agency Brings Indictment Against Powerful Politician

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:44:34 EST

Setya Novanto, one of Indonesia’s most influential politicians, was indicted Wednesday for his alleged role in what investigators say is a $170 million corruption scandal. image

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Areas Newly Seized From ISIS Seen at Risk of Backsliding

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:00:04 EST

Iraq’s prime minister is celebrating the collapse of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate, but American and Iraqi officials are recognizing that much more is needed to stabilize newly reclaimed areas and prevent militants from making a comeback. image

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U.S. Officials Probe Awarding of 2016 Olympics to Brazil

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:54:27 EST

U.S. law-enforcement officials are investigating allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games to Brazil.image

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Want to Predict the Next North Korean Missile Test? Try Studying Its Library of Verbal Insults

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:44:01 EST

Scholars parse Pyongyang’s inventive invective using high-powered mathematical tools to better understand Kim Jong Un’s regime.image

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