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Venezuela’s New, Powerful Assembly Takes Over Legislature’s Duties

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Joshua Wong and 2 Others Jailed in Hong Kong Over Pro-Democracy Protest

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments





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When Russia Owned Part of America

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




The sea-otter trade brought adventurers across the Bering Strait to Alaska and beyond, and remnants of their footprints remain.

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When Russia Owned Part of America

Japan’s Economy Grows Again, in Longest Streak in 11 Years

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




An uptick in domestic consumer and business spending suggests a rising optimism that the good times will continue. Government spending helped, too.

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Health Insurers Get More Time to Calculate Increases for 2018

| August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments





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State of Emergency in Virginia as White Nationalists March

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments





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State of Emergency in Virginia as White Nationalists March

Comment on Race Reopens New York Democrats’ Split Over Schools

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Comment on Race Reopens New York Democrats’ Split Over Schools

‘No Mixed Messages’ on North Korea? Take a Closer Look

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Trump’s Tough Talk on North Korea Puts Japan’s Leader in Delicate Spot

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments




North Korea’s accelerating military advances — and President Trump’s volatile response — could complicate Japan’s close alliance with the United States.

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Trump’s Tough Talk on North Korea Puts Japan’s Leader in Delicate Spot

Tensions Between U.S. and North Korea Spur Global Stock Sell-Off

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments




Concern in the markets was a shift from the general upswing in American share prices during the Trump administration.

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Tensions Between U.S. and North Korea Spur Global Stock Sell-Off

Democratic Fight in California Is a Warning for the National Party

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




A bitter party leadership fight in the bluest of blue states signals the challenges Democrats face as they debate how to seize back power nationally.

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Democratic Fight in California Is a Warning for the National Party

North Korea Threatens ‘Physical Action’ in Response to U.N. Sanctions

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Zuma to Face No-Confidence Vote, This Time by Secret Ballot

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments




The South African president was likely to win, but he could face increasing pressure within his African National Congress.

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Zuma to Face No-Confidence Vote, This Time by Secret Ballot

Diplomats Break Ice With North Korea Over Its Weapons Program

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments




North Korea’s foreign minister rarely speaks with his counterparts in Asia, but he did so on Monday amid concerns over the country’s weapons programs.

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As Kenya’s Vote Nears, Fear That ‘Fake News’ May Fuel Real Bloodshed

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments




Tactics familiar in the U.S. and Europe are now being used in the presidential election of a country with a history of political violence.

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Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments




Donald J. Trump’s presidency may only be warming up, but in public and private, Republicans are maneuvering for his job, whether or not he runs for re-election.

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On Irish Border, Worries That ‘Brexit’ Will Undo a Hard-Won Peace

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments




Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic stand to lose shared membership in the European Union, and reinstating a hard border would have psychological and practical implications.

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On Irish Border, Worries That ‘Brexit’ Will Undo a Hard-Won Peace

Venezuela’s New Leaders Begin Their March Toward Total Control

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments




The country’s newly installed constituent assembly plans to rewrite Venezuela’s Constitution and consolidate the power of President Nicolás Maduro and his allies.

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Rwanda Votes, With Only One Likely Winner

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments




The election is widely expected to extend the rule of President Paul Kagame, in power since 1994, until at least 2024.

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El Chapo, Accused Drug Lord, Questions Legality of His Extradition From Mexico

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments




The court filing, following the transfer of the accused trafficker Joaquín Guzmán Loera to Brooklyn, was the first legal attack on the indictment he faces.

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El Chapo, Accused Drug Lord, Questions Legality of His Extradition From Mexico

West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments




With President Trump by his side, West Virginia’s newly elected Democratic governor, Jim Justice, will announce Thursday night that he is becoming a Republican.

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Jailings Raise Fears of Dictatorship in Venezuela

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Republicans Worry That White House Disarray Is Undermining Trump

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Amid Show of Military Might in China, Xi Jinping Puts Rivals on Notice

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Imran Khan, Strongest Contender to Lead Pakistan, Is No Shoo-In

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments




Mr. Khan, a onetime cricket star and anti-American populist, needs to run a strong campaign to succeed Nawaz Sharif as prime minister next year, analysts say.

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Imran Khan, Strongest Contender to Lead Pakistan, Is No Shoo-In

The Interpreter: Pakistan, Ousting Leader, Dashes Hopes for Fuller Democracy

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments




Even as some celebrate the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption charges, the event reveals weak spots in Pakistan’s democracy.

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The Interpreter: Pakistan, Ousting Leader, Dashes Hopes for Fuller Democracy

Lawmakers Have Bipartisan Health Ideas. Now to Persuade Their Leaders …

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments




The professions of a desire for cooperation on changing the Affordable Care Act were as profuse on Friday as the short-term outlook for tangible results was grim.

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Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Toppled by Corruption Case

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments




Mr. Sharif stepped down after the Supreme Court ordered him removed from office, a ruling likely to shift the country’s tumultuous political balance.

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Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Toppled by Corruption Case

Sessions Calls Trump’s Remarks ‘Hurtful’ but Pledges to Press On

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments




In an interview with Fox News, the attorney general defended his choice to recuse himself from the Russia investigation and said he remained committed to doing his job.

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With State Finances Shaky, Kansas Governor Prepares to Step Down

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments




Gov. Sam Brownback has accepted a job with the Trump administration. His departure will be an anticlimactic turn for a man who once had presidential aspirations.

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With State Finances Shaky, Kansas Governor Prepares to Step Down