• Some worries about nuclear weapons at Turkey base
    Associated Press

    Some worries about nuclear weapons at Turkey base

    Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air base? It's a tricky matter for several reasons, including the fact that by longstanding policy

  • Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit 'chaos'
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    Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit 'chaos'

    While Boris Johnson scrambled Friday to sell his EU divorce deal to parliament, the Dutch port of Rotterdam handed out "Brexit Muppet" leaflets to truckers to prepare them for whatever happens. Staff at Europe's busiest seaport have stepped up a campaign to ensure lorry drivers, companies

  • Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky
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    Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

    President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. "We've had tremendous success I think over the last couple of days," Trump declared

  • Brexit Decision Day Arrives as U.K. Parliament Votes on Deal
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    Brexit Decision Day Arrives as U.K. Parliament Votes on Deal

    (Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson will put his Brexit deal to Parliament to accept or reject Saturday, knowing that his political future and that of the country he leads are on the line in the knife-edge vote.The U.K.’s 650 members of Parliament will convene in Westminster for only the fourth Saturday sitting

  • Parliament Votes on Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal: Your Guide
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    Parliament Votes on Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal: Your Guide

    (Bloomberg) -- Britain’s Parliament meets Saturday to pass judgment on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. How will the day play out?0830 European Research Group of pro-Brexit Conservatives meets, to try to agree a position. The premier needs almost all of them to support him if his deal is to pass.0930 Parliament

  • Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard
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    Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard

    As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard. "No continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa," the United Nations Environment Programme

  • Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold historic vote
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    Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold historic vote

    British MPs gather Saturday for a historic vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal -- a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty. The House of Commons is holding its first Saturday sitting since the 1982 Falklands War to debate

  • Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky
    Associated Press

    Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

    President Donald Trump punched back Friday at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. "We've had tremendous success I think over the last couple of days," Trump declared

  • Reuters

    Angry over Brexit, thousands to gather in London demanding new referendum

    The battle over Brexit spills onto the streets of London on Saturday when many thousands of people are expected to march through London to demand a new referendum just as parliament decides the fate of Britain's departure from the European Union. After more than three years of tortuous debate, it

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 2-Brexit day of reckoning: parliament to vote on Johnson's deal

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the course of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union. More than three years since the United Kingdom voted

  • Associated Press

    US says it recently paid cash-strapped UN $180 million

    The United States said Friday it has paid the United Nations $180 million toward its annual dues and expects to make another payment of $96 million within the next few weeks, which should help ease the U.N.'s worst cash crisis in nearly a decade. U.S. deputy ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet, who

  • Reuters

    UK's Johnson promises parliament role in post-Brexit talks with EU

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government tried to win over lawmakers ahead of a crucial Brexit vote on Saturday, promising once the withdrawal deal was agreed, parliament would have a say on talks with the EU on trade and workers rights. On Friday, Johnson's Downing Street office said

  • Reuters

    Brexit day of reckoning: parliament to vote on Johnson's deal

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the course of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union. More than three years since the United Kingdom voted

  • Bloomberg

    Trump to Nominate Deputy Energy Secretary to Replace Rick Perry

    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he will nominate Dan Brouillette to be his next energy secretary when Rick Perry leaves the job later this year.“Dan’s experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!” Trump tweeted Friday.Brouillette

  • Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting
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    Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting

    The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in the U.S.-brokered deal with Ankara. Turkey's president warned that Turkish forces would go

  • Kurdish General Said to Reject Turkish Occupation: Syria Update
    Bloomberg

    Kurdish General Said to Reject Turkish Occupation: Syria Update

    (Bloomberg) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined his understanding of the Turkish-patrolled “safe zone” in northern Syria, saying the U.S. and Russia should also play a role in maintaining a corridor that he wants to stretch along a vast section of Turkey’s border.A deal reached with a top U.S.

  • The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attack
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    The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attack

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly condemning the attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern Afghanistan which killed scores of civilians and injured dozens more. An Afghan official said at least 62 people were killed in the mosque explosion in eastern Nangarhar province

  • Bloomberg

    Lebanon Leader Threatens to Abandon Ship During Largest Protests in Years

    (Bloomberg) -- Tens of thousands of protesters set fires and cut off roads across Lebanon Friday, demanding the removal of a political class whose mismanagement and corruption they say has brought the economy to the brink of bankruptcy.In a televised speech, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave his

  • The Latest: Pompeo optimistic cease-fire in Syria will hold
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    The Latest: Pompeo optimistic cease-fire in Syria will hold

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's optimistic that the cease-fire between the Turkish army and Kurdish forces in northern Syria will hold in coming days, despite some breaches. After briefing NATO envoys in Brussels, Pompeo said Friday "we're now some 24 hours into this.

  • Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own gov't for crisis
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    Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own gov't for crisis

    Lebanon's prime minister gave his partners in government a 72-hour ultimatum to come up with "convincing" solutions for a rapidly worsening economic crisis, as nationwide protests against the country's entire ruling political class escalated. The blaze of protests was unleashed a day

  • The Latest: Protesters meet with Lebanese president Aoun
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Protesters meet with Lebanese president Aoun

    Aoun's office posted a photo of the meeting that consisted eight persons sitting with Aoun at the presidential palace in Beirut's southeastern suburb of Baabda. A member of the delegation told reporters later Friday the delegation told Aoun the government must resign and be replaced by an emergency

  • Fighting continues along Turkish-Syrian border despite US-brokered pause in hostilities
    The Telegraph

    Fighting continues along Turkish-Syrian border despite US-brokered pause in hostilities

    A British volunteer with Syria’s Kurds has described the "horrifying experience" of pulling the victims of Turkish air strikes out of the rubble, as fighting continued along the Turkish-Syrian border despite a declared ceasefire. Danielle Ellis, a 29-year-old Oxford University graduate from

  • How Iran Plans to Out Smart Trump: Enter the 'Grey Zone'
    The National Interest

    How Iran Plans to Out Smart Trump: Enter the 'Grey Zone'

    Tensions with Iran remain high.

  • Holding Off Stimulus in Germany Isn’t Just Political Mantra
    Bloomberg

    Holding Off Stimulus in Germany Isn’t Just Political Mantra

    (Bloomberg) -- When German officials get nagged about delivering major fiscal stimulus, they have plenty of answers ready for why now isn’t the moment.“I think we did a lot,” Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington on Friday. “The more important question is

  • Bloomberg

    Order! Order! A Minute-by-Minute Guide to U.K. Parliament Votes

    (Bloomberg) -- “The ayes to the right...” That’s how Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow will begin announcing the result of the votes that could determine Britain’s future.But amid the flummery of the British Parliament, where members cannot address each other by name, and the security is provided