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China's Xi Feeds Expectations for a Lengthy Reign

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:18:38 EDT

Opening a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping signaled his ambition to shape the country far into the future as he set a new goal potentially achievable in his lifetime: to build a modern nation by 2035.image

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Australian Government Will Press On For Immigration Limits

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:24:52 EDT

Australia will keep trying to lift hurdles for new immigrants after proposed changes, including a more difficult English test and acceptance of “Australian values,” were blocked. image

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Weakened Nafta, WTO Would Pave Way for Conflict

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:31:09 EDT

Trump administration attempts to neuter Nafta and the World Trade Organization are intended to sideline the referees from the world trade arena, but that would allow both the U.S. and rivals to be more aggressive, Greg Ip writes. image

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Inside Islamic State's Other Grisly War, a World Away From Syria

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:14:40 EDT

Islamists in the Philippines pledged allegiance to ISIS and occupied the city of Marawi, torching churches and beheading hostages. On the verge of defeat, like their Syrian counterparts, they have left behind devastation and a model for other militants around the world.image

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For ISIS, Losing Territory Means Losing Revenue

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:07:48 EDT

Once the wealthiest terror group in the world, Islamic State is losing lucrative sources of income and its ability to recruit fighters along with the territory in Iraq and Syria that is rapidly slipping from its grip.image

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Rex Tillerson Says U.S. Is India's Best Partner for the Future

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:55:37 EDT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to India next week to press his view that the U.S.—not China—represents the South Asia economic giant’s most reliable partner for the future.image

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Venezuela's Opposition in Disarray After Electoral Rout

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:06:22 EDT

Newly elected opposition governors refused to take their oaths of office before a pro-government assembly Wednesday, setting the stage for a showdown that threatens to further weaken the demoralized coalition opposed to President Nicolás Maduro. image

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As Iraqi Forces Consolidate Control in North, Kurds Flee

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:12:38 EDT

Thousands of Kurdish civilians fled their homes in northern Iraq, fearing harassment by government forces and Shiite militias who have taken control of a vast swath of territory from Kurdish fighters. image

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Europeans Pay Little Heed to British Warnings on Brexit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:45:59 EDT

One of the striking features of the International Monetary Fund annual meetings last week was that no one was talking about Brexit—other than the British, of course, who could talk of little else. image

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Former Brazil Olympic Committee Head Faces Charges of Corruption

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:21:09 EDT

Brazilian prosecutors filed criminal charges against Carlos Nuzman for his alleged involvement in a vote-buying ring meant to secure Rio de Janeiro’s bid to host the 2016 Games.image

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Election Official Flees Kenya, Casting Further Doubt on Vote

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:32:37 EDT

The chief of Kenya’s electoral commission said he wasn’t able to deliver a credible election next week amid meddling from candidates and threats of violence, casting further doubt on the vote just hours after a top electoral official resigned and said she feared for her life. image

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