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German Government Hinges on Party Tally

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:40:16 EST

Germany’s political future is staked on a ballot among the fractious rank-and-file of a once-mighty Social Democratic Party still reeling months after its worst electoral showing since World War II. image

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Latvian Bank Facing U.S. Sanctions Threat Wants Government Bailout

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:38:25 EST

A Latvian bank threatened with U.S. sanctions for allegedly conducting a global money laundering scheme, including for companies connected to North Korea’s missile program, is seeking more than a half billion dollars in government bailout money.image

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North Korean General's Presence at Olympics Closing Ceremony Presents a Quandary for U.S.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:18:20 EST

Pyongyang’s plan to have an army general tied to two attacks on South Korean forces lead North Korea’s delegation to the Winter Olympics’ closing ceremonies this weekend presents a diplomatic quandary for U.S. presidential adviser Ivanka Trump, who is also set to attend.image

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Syrian Rescuers Pay a Tragic Price

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:36:21 EST

The Syrian regime’s relentless assault on the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta has spared little, targeting not only hospitals and markets, but also medical rescuers and their families.image

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China's Approach to 2022 Winter Olympics: Faster, Higher, Stronger, Cheaper

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:04:28 EST

A decade ago, China pulled out all the stops in an effort to dazzle the world for the Beijing Summer Olympics. But ahead of the 2022 Winter Games, the vision is relatively modest in a town that will host key events.image

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Neanderthals Had a Creative Side, Cave Art Studies Suggest

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:48:24 EST

Neanderthals, once considered the low-brows of human evolution, may have been among the world’s first artists, creating cave paintings long before modern humanity arrived on the scene, scientists report in two new studies. image

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Saudi Arabia Stymies U.S. Over Pakistan Terror List

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:54:27 EST

Saudi Arabia joined Turkey and China in a move to block a U.S.-led attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list, according to officials involved in the process, in a rare disagreement between Riyadh and the Trump administration. image

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IOC in High-Wire Diplomacy Over Fate of Russia's Olympic Ban

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:36:39 EST

A Putin aide met with IOC President Thomas Bach after the latest doping allegation involving a Russian athlete.image

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How Brexit Has Put Citizen Safety in Play

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:42:17 EST

For the U.K., losing access to European security programs could have important consequences, Stephen Fidler writes.image

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Boko Haram Kidnaps More Schoolgirls in Nigeria

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:03:54 EST

A mass kidnapping at a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria this week has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 abduction of students in Chibok. image

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Former Netanyahu Aide to Testify in Corruption Case

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:58:07 EST

A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned state witness for the Israeli police and will testify in a corruption probe, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, the latest twist in a series of cases that threaten to bring down Israel’s leader. image

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