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Mexico’s Polarizing President Presides Over Rising Violence, Flailing Economy
Mexico's Polarizing President Presides Over Rising Violence Flailing Economy President Andrés Manuel López Obrador remains popular despite cartel crime and authoritarian tendencies that undermine growth. There is little room for dissent. If you oppose López Obrador then you are a traitor says one analyst.
Indian Police Kill Four Accused Rapists, Sparking Concern—and Praise
Indian Police Kill Four Accused Rapists Sparking Praise---And Concerns Indian police said they shot and killed four men Friday suspected of raping and murdering a woman in a high-profile case triggering praise from those tired of authorities inability to reign in rapes in the country while sparking concern over extrajudicial killings.
Europeans Step Up Pressure on Iran Over Nuclear Violations
Europe Poised to Increase Pressure on Iran Over Nuclear Deal Violations France Britain and Germany will ratchet up pressure on Iran in coming weeksby triggering a dispute mechanism if Tehran continues its prohibited moves away from the 2015 nuclear deal diplomats say.
The Kingdom, the Heavyweights and the $60 Million Prize Fight in the Desert
The Kingdom the Heavyweights and the $60 Million Prize Fight in the Desert Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua will duke it out in a rematch for the world heavyweight title in Saudi Arabia an ultraconservative country with almost no boxing history but a voracious ambition in global sports.
Trudeau Signals Tax Cuts, Climate Change as Priorities in Second Term
Trudeau Signals Tax Cuts Climate Change as Priorities in Second Term Cutting taxes for middle-income earners will be the first policy priority for re-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who laid out his plans Thursday as he embarked on his second mandate this time as head of a minority government.
A World With a Billion Cameras Watching You Is Just Around the Corner
A Billion Surveillance Cameras Forecast to Be Watching Within Two Years As governments and companies invest more in security networks hundreds of millions more surveillance cameras will be watching the world in 2021 mostly in China according to a new report.
France Grinds to a Halt as Massive Strike Begins
France Grinds to a Halt as Massive Strike Begins Paris and other big cities were paralyzed by a massive public transport strike against a planned overhaul of Frances pensions system in a test of President Emmanuel Macrons resolve to modernize the economy.
China Offers Official Reassurance on Trade Talks With U.S.
China Offers Official Reassurance on Trade Talks With U.S. Chinas trade negotiations with the U.S. remain on track Beijing said offering official reassurance after tensions flared between the worlds two biggest economies over China human-rights issues.
In Scotland, U.K. Election Shapes Up as Proxy Vote on Independence
In Scotland U.K. Election Shapes Up as Proxy Vote on Independence While the rest of the U.K. is arguing ahead of next weeks elections about whether to leave the European Union in the storied town of Perth another much older union is in question: Scotlands 300-year-old tie to England.
Japan’s Cabinet Approves $120 Billion Stimulus Package as Economic Clouds Gather
Japan Approves $120 Billion Stimulus Package as Economic Clouds Gather Prime Minister Shinzo Abes cabinet approved a $120 billion stimulus program citing the same global economic risks that have led central banks in the U.S. and Europe to cut interest rates.
Veteran President’s Rift With Bolivian Military Helped Drive His Early Exit
Veteran President's Rift With Bolivian Military Helped Drive His Early Exit Bolivias military and police had long been suspicious of Evo Morales former Bolivian officers said and his leftist ideology and refusal to meet police salary and pension demands cost him their loyalty.
WSJ News Exclusive | Taiwan Presidential Contender Cries Foul Over ‘Pro-China’ Label
Taiwan Presidential Contender Cries Foul Over 'Pro-China' Label Han Kuo-yu Taiwans main opposition candidate for president is criticizing the islands democratic system as toxically partisan and warning about a conspiracy to torpedo his campaign.
India’s Central Bank Stands Pat Despite Pleas From Business, Policy Makers
India's Central Bank Stands Pat Despite Pleas From Business Policy Makers Indias central bank left its lending rate unchanged saying it was concerned about inflation even as executives and policy makers have been demanding easing to help the economy to snap out of its growth slump.
WSJ News Exclusive | Nancy Pelosi Pushes to Remove Legal Protections for Online Content in Trade Pact
Pelosi Pushes to Remove Legal Protections for Online Content in Trade Pact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing to strip out sweeping legal protections for online content in the new trade pact with Mexico and Canada in what would be a blow for big technology companies.
NATO Chiefs Clash in Public, Concur in Private
NATO Chiefs Clash in Public Concur in Private Leaders of the 29-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization formally recognized the challenge of Chinas rise for the first time designated forces that can be ready to fight within a month and made other agreements.
WSJ News Exclusive | Trump Administration Considers 14,000 More Troops for Mideast
U.S. Considers Sending More Troops to Middle East The deployment of as many as 14000 additional troops could double the number of U.S. military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a buildup in May.
U.S. Citizen Charged With Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions
U.S. Citizen Charged With Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions Virgil Griffith 36 was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport last week and appeared in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday prosecutors said. He is charged with conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
Ukraine President Holds Back on Probe Linked to Impeachment Inquiry
Ukraine President Holds Back on Probe Linked to Impeachment Inquiry Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is withholding his support for a proposed parliamentary investigation into a gas company entangled in the U.S. impeachment inquiry.
He Rescued His Grandchildren From Syria. Then He Lost Them Again.
He Rescued His Orphaned Grandchildren From Syria. He Lost Them in Sweden. Patricio Galvez saw his daughter join Islamic State in Syria. After her death he brought home her children only to face obstacles thrown up by his country; They are losing their faith in me.