Opposing the compromise candidate for EU commission president will further empower populists and Euroskeptics.
It isn’t just Trump who has put the country’s small businesses under pressure. Díaz-Canel is after them, too.
Officially, Japan has “national security” concerns about technology exports to South Korea. Unofficially, World War II still casts an ugly shadow.
Republicans and Democrats have every reason to compromise and ratify the agreement.
The decline and fall of an alliance.
Wood smuggling is big business for the terrorist group.
The administration has settled on a package of sanctions to punish Ankara for buying a Russian missile system.
Plus: Iran says it will talk—if U.S. sanctions end, Italy presents a migration plan, and what to watch in the world this week.
A political program that does not envision statehood for the Palestinians could reverse the Gulf Arab states’ tentative warming toward Israel.
The United States uses the fighter jet program to further its own influence while leaving allies dependent.
Outgoing U.N. official pleads a case for the tobacco industry, saying health expertise and cigarette jobs can contribute to global prosperity and improved understanding of health risks.
The abrupt evacuation in May left hundreds of diplomats in limbo and too few in Iraq to handle Iran’s influence and other pressing issues, according to State Department sources.
Germans welcomed an unprecedented number of Middle Easterners into their country—but not always into their workplaces.
Legal marijuana abroad is playing into xenophobia at home.
When accessing basic services, more than 1 in 4 people are still being squeezed for bribes.
A maritime clash has left the public wondering why their president won’t stand up to Beijing.
Maximum pressure could still deliver strategic outcomes.
On the podcast: Alberto Nisman accused Argentina’s president of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Then he was shot in the head.
Russian missiles headed for Turkey, U.S. immigration raids, and the other stories we’re following today.
With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safer.
Thanks to its advances in nuclear technology, the country may be closer to a bomb than ever.
U.S. security officials are pushing for penalties over Ankara’s purchase of a Russian missile system.
Ahead of elections in 2020, Ethiopia has many problems to address. Here are our top reads on how Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power and what comes next.
Caught between the United States and Iran, Iraq is facing deep energy insecurity. In Kurdistan, the solution may be solar power.
The upcoming Disney film is already a cultural battleground. But China’s most famous heroine thrives in many tellings.
After years of bloody warfare, it’s time to recognize what the Syrian dictator rules over: a chronically violent and chaotic failed state.
Donald Trump is gathering his favorite meme-makers and trolls for a White House summit.
The brutal legacy of industrialization left the ”scientific-technical intelligentsia” in the cold.
After years of denouncing Obama and cozying up to Trump, Saudi Arabia is trying to resurrect its influence among Democrats in advance of the 2020 election. It won’t work.
News of the allegations surfaces at a time of unusual turmoil in the Pentagon’s top ranks.
Plus: A chemical weapons investigation in Syria, pension reform in Brazil, and the other stories we’re following today.
Sheikh Mohammed’s wife has fled her home—and that may just be the beginning of his troubles.
After months of rumors, the finance minister bitterly parts ways with the leftist president.
Alexander Malkevich, whose employees were detained in Libya, is part of Moscow’s efforts to create a “concert of chaos” around the globe.
Taiwan’s president is getting a reelection boost from Beijing’s aggression.
A translation of the statement from the Taliban and Afghan officials.
It’s time for Washington to renegotiate its ties with Cameroon’s absentee leader.
Plus: Japan and South Korea’s diplomatic dispute, Mexico’s new finance minister, and the other stories we’re following today.
Worries over leaks could curtail the flow of frank information from foreign embassies in Washington.
A new think tank funded by George Soros and Charles Koch wants to end American interventionism, but shows no understanding of what motivates it.
U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer will take over as acting secretary of defense while Trump’s latest nominee, Mark Esper, enters the confirmation process.
Empty promises and bad data won’t solve the air pollution crisis.
The likely British prime minister doesn’t take anything seriously—even the country’s future.
The country’s strongman is using the region to cement his rule.
The two U.S. allies have agreed to a marginal increase to help backfill the U.S. withdrawal.
The country’s most powerful paramilitaries are supposedly ready to follow government orders. The truth is the other way around.
Plus: French officials travel to Tehran, Trump attacks Britain’s ambassador, and the other stories we’re following today.
Iraq’s Shiite militias are doing Iran’s bidding against the United States. Baghdad won’t be able to dismantle them.
Even with the eyes of the world elsewhere, here’s how Trump can keep up pressure on Maduro.
It was the U.S. versus 28 EU nations. Guess who’s winning?