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China's Xi Feeds Expectations for a Lengthy Reign

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:08:41 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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Spain to Propose Measures to Strip Catalonia of Powers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:13:49 EDT

Catalonia’s leader failed to renounce his push for secession and said the Catalan parliament might formally declare independence if the central government didn’t sit down to talks.image

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Weakened Nafta, WTO Would Pave Way for Conflict

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:22:54 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

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:34:50 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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Rex Tillerson Says U.S. Is India's Best Partner for the Future

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:04:00 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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As Iraqi Forces Consolidate Control in North, Kurds Flee

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:56:54 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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Jacinda Ardern to Lead New Zealand After Deal With Kingmaker

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:23:39 EDT

New Zealand finally has a government, with Labour leader Jacinda Ardern securing the backing of a populist politician who emerged as kingmaker after last month’s national elections proved inconclusive.image

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Europeans Pay Little Heed to British Warnings on Brexit

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:32:08 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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Australia's Push to Restrict Immigration Hits a Wall

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:20:12 EDT

Australia will keep trying to raise 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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Election Official Flees Kenya, Casting Further Doubt on Vote

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:10:41 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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Clinton: U.S. Threats of War With North Korea 'Dangerous and Shortsighted'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:16:47 EDT

The former secretary of state criticized the Trump administration’s bellicose language toward Pyongyang and warned that the approach isn’t working on Kim Jong Un.image

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