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Putin Wins Fresh Six-Year Term in Russian Election

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:47:49 EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin won re-election by a wide margin Sunday, according to preliminary results, strengthening his hand amid an escalating confrontation with the West.image

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With Grip on Power Assured, China's Xi Elevates Lieutenants

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 22:06:43 EDT

China’s President Xi Jinping, cleared to stay in power indefinitely and with top lieutenants in place, faces a looming trade war and rocky relations with the U.S. image

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Turkish Forces Take Syrian City Afrin From Kurdish Militia

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:34:00 EDT

Turkish forces have captured the town center of Kurdish-controlled Afrin in northern Syria, Turkey said Sunday, capping a two-month military campaign that has divided Ankara and its international allies.image

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Nigeria Mass-Abduction Seen as a Copycat Attack

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:23:15 EDT

The culprit in the Feb. 19 kidnapping of 110 students from the town of Dachi wasn’t Boko Haram, according to U.S. and Nigerian officials, but a breakaway faction allied with Islamic State and considered the biggest terrorist threat in Africa’s most-populous nation. image

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North Korea to Meet for Talks With U.S., South Korean Delegations in Helsinki

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:25:29 EDT

North Korea will hold talks in Finland with a U.S. delegation and former South Korean government officials, Seoul’s foreign ministry said, ahead of denuclearization discussions between Seoul and Pyongyang next month and the first U.S.-North Korea summit expected by May.image

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U.K. Has 'Evidence' Russia Is Secretly Developing Nerve Agents

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:34:38 EDT

The U.K. government said Sunday it has evidence that Russia has spent the last decade secretly developing nerve agents to use in assassinations, in what it said was a violation of international treaties banning chemical weapons. image

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In Saudi War Room, Generals Grapple With Yemen Fight

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:15:22 EDT

Saudi Arabia’s three-year-old war in Yemen, with concerns about civilian deaths there, is a growing irritant in its deepening relationship with the U.S., as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the U.S. and the two countries move to challenge Iran’s expanding influence in the region. image

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Freed Saudi Media Mogul Touts New Business Ties With Government

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:01:57 EDT

The founder of the Arab world’s largest media company who was rounded up the Saudi corruption crackdown has emerged to tout a potential joint venture with the government.image

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Russian Ex-Spy Affair Poses Test of EU Resolve

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:54:05 EDT

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants the U.K. to maintain a close security relationship with the EU post-Brexit. What the EU does now, following the poisoning in England of a former Russian spy, shapes up as a test of her desire.image

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China Names Ex-Anticorruption Chief as Vice President

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:38:33 EDT

President Xi Jinping installed a trusted ally as deputy head of state, keeping an experienced troubleshooter by his side to help handle Beijing’s rocky ties with Washington.image

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France, Germany Seek to Overcome Eurozone Differences

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:45:42 EDT

The road to eurozone renewal envisioned by French President Emmanuel Macron won’t be a speedy autobahn. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is more than willing to tap the brakes. image

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