Friday, December 13, 2019
South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol's president on Wednesday, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations. Kim's election was seen as a victory for...
Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against Donald...

Developing nations

Some of the world’s poorest countries are making strides in reducing the gap between rich and poor, according to an index of inequality devised by Oxfam. Namibia and Uruguay are among a clutch of developing-world countries to reduce inequality...
President Donald Trump asked his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to put a hold on millions in military aid to Ukraine roughly one week before a call with the Ukrainian president in which he pressured the country to...
Incumbent President Klaus Iohannis won the first round of the Romanian presidential elections held on Sunday. Exit polls showed him as a clear winner, with Social Democrat leader Viorica Dancila in second place. An exit poll conducted by IRES pollster showed...
Amazon wants to become number 1 in  delivering everything you want to your doorstep, anywhere in the world. But the e-commerce giant has several challenges in its pursuit of a global empire. WSJ's Karan Deep Singh resolve the basics...
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the young Saudi royal charged with undertaking the most radical reform agenda in his country’s history, is the epitome of a human dynamo. Not content with transforming Saudi Arabia’s long-standing dependence on its...
It was there in black and white, one of the most important promises ever made by the political class to the Great British public: a sacred, unbreakable contract between government and voters. “The referendum … is your chance to decide...
Fiona Hill said the president had instead listened to the views of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Ms Hill called the claims about Ukraine a "fictional narrative". The inquiry is assessing if Mr Trump withheld aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate...
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler late on Thursday night abruptly paused his committee's debate on articles of impeachment before final votes until Friday morning, prompting howls of protest from Republicans after a marathon session that had stretched more than...

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