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Explosion Rocks Damascus Airport

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:45:54 EDT

Israel neither confirms nor denies its involvement but a government minister says the blast is ‘consistent’ with Israel policy of preventing Iranian-supplied arms from reaching the Lebanese group Hezbollah.image

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Macron, Le Pen Clash at Closing Whirlpool Plant

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:45:14 EDT

French presidential candidates on Wednesday turned a Whirlpool Corp. factory threatened with closure into a impromptu stage for an ideological battle over how to revive the country’s declining industrial might. image

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U.S. Keeps Its Military Threat Alive While Pressing North Korea

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:28:42 EDT

The Trump administration said it is launching an urgent push, combining diplomatic pressure and the threat of military action in a bid to halt North Korea’s advancing nuclear-weapons program. image

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Israelis Learn to Live With a New Neighbor: Islamic State

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:49:25 EDT

While most attention has focused on Islamic State’s shrinking but still vast territory in eastern Syria and northwestern Iraq, the extremist group has also proved surprisingly resilient in a pocket of southern Syria near Israeli-populated towns and villages in the Golan Heights.image

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EU Struggles to Reset Ties With Turkey

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:10:39 EDT

European Union officials are struggling to figure out how to improve vital economic and security cooperation with Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid a widening political rupture that threatens the relationship.image

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ECB Set to Play It Safe, but Investors Keep Eye on Tone

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:30:37 EDT

The eurozone’s economy is strengthening, but the European Central Bank remains on full alert as it meets Thursday. Financial markets have been volatile in recent weeks as investors weigh the likelihood of a change in direction from Frankfurt.image

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Buenos Aires Governor Breaks With Argentina's Past

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:30:14 EDT

María Eugenia Vidal, a 43-year-old governor, has become the face of President Mauricio Macri’s efforts to dismantle the Peronist legacy that has dominated Argentine politics for the past seven decades. image

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Merkel Says Some Britons Expect Too Much From Brexit Talks

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:13:16 EDT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the U.K. risked “wasted time” because some people in the country suffered illusions over how well Britain could fare in talks about the country’s exit from the European Union. image

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Stars Align for Emmanuel Macron---and France

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:42:33 EDT

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is positioned to succeed in his goal of overhauling the French economy, despite legitimate concerns about his record and platform and the political obstacles ahead.image

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Brazil Tries to Trim Thicket of Labor Laws---A Little

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:33:51 EDT

Brazil is moving to simplify some of the most complex labor regulations of any major economy, but many of them will likely remain intact.image

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Venezuela to Begin Process to Withdraw From OAS

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:40:26 EDT

President Nicolás Maduro ordered the withdrawal from the Organization of American States after 19 of the group’s 34 members agreed on a resolution to discuss Venezuela’s precarious situation. image

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