World News
EU Pushes Putin on Spy Poisoning Investigation
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:33:43 EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government must cooperate with investigations into the suspected nerve agent attack on British soil, European Union foreign ministers urged, as the U.K. tries to drum up international support for a tough line against Moscow.
Putin's Victory Magnifies Deep Divide in Russia's Political Landscape
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:54:18 EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s victory in Sunday’s presidential election has left deep divisions in an opposition movement that had been buoyed in recent months by countrywide protests, but that failed to translate its momentum into a broad political movement.
EU Agrees on Brexit Transition Terms; Ireland Issue Remains
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:23:47 EDT
EU and British negotiators agreed on the terms of the U.K.’s 21-month transition after it leaves the bloc next March, but left unresolved a thorny issue—the future of Ireland—that could derail the entire Brexit deal.
Saudi Crown Prince Will Seek to Solidify Anti-Iran Stance With Trump
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:23:06 EDT
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Washington, D.C., bringing the foreign policy that has shaped Saudi Arabia’s more muscular stance in the Mideast to counter Iran.
China's New PBOC Chief Promises Quick Change
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:44:40 EDT
China’s new central-bank chief, Yi Gang, promised to implement changes quickly, saying “there will be a series of reform and opening-up measures” during the next three weeks.
The Last Americans in North Korea: Christian Missionaries
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:28:39 EDT
The continuing presence of Christian aid workers in North Korea has sharpened debate over whether gifts of food and medicine allow Kim Jong Un’s regime to divert domestic spending to its nuclear arms program. Aid groups say they are building goodwill.
Italy Seizes Spanish Ship in Dispute Over Migrants
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:20:34 EDT
Crew of the Open Arms had refused to hand over migrants to Libya, as required in a Libyan-Italian agreement, because of concerns about the conditions in which returned migrants are being held in Libya.
Aramco Scales Back IPO Plan, Eyes Saudi-Only Listing
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:06:26 EDT
Saudi Arabia is scaling back its ambitions for a public offering for oil giant Aramco, moving ahead with a listing next year solely on the Saudi stock exchange while taking more time to decide if an international venue is worth it, government officials and others close to the process say.
Cronyism Allegations Chip Away at Support for Japan's Abe
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:17:38 EDT
Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plunged, opinion polls showed, as resurgent cronyism allegations threaten to make him a lame duck ahead of a party leadership election.
U.S. Bans Use of Venezuela's Cryptocurrency
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:56:08 EDT
The Trump administration targeted Venezuela’s new bitcoin-like currency Monday, prohibiting Americans and U.S. companies from dealing in the digital currency.