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Venezuela Opposition Leader Returns Home, Testing Maduro

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó staged a dramatic return to Venezuela despite government threats to arrest him, energizing the country’s opposition and raising the stakes in the political showdown with President Nicolás Maduro’s government.

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Second Canadian Minister Resigns Over Judicial Interference Scandal

A Canadian cabinet minister, Jane Philpott, resigned, saying she has lost confidence in the ruling Liberal Party over allegations it tried to interfere in a criminal prosecution of a global engineering and construction firm.

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China Accuses Detained Canadians of Espionage

China accused two detained Canadians of working together to steal Chinese state secrets, moving ahead with a politically charged investigation seen as retribution for Canada’s arrest of a senior Huawei executive.

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North Korea Still Using Uranium-Enrichment Facility, U.N. Agency Says

North Korea is still using a uranium-enrichment facility at the heart of last week’s summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the United Nations atomic agency said.

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After an Auditor Flunked Brazil Dam, Vale Found Another Who Passed It

Vale, the owner of a mine-waste dam that collapsed this year, killing more than 180 people, dismissed an auditor that refused to certify the dam as safe in September, according to an initial probe by police and prosecutors.

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Russia Suspends Nuclear Missile Treaty With U.S.

President Vladimir Putin formally ordered a suspension of Russia’s obligations under a Cold War-era nuclear treaty with the U.S., heightening the threat of a new arms race.

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Even Before Trump and Kim Met, Nuclear Talks Had Run Aground

A U.S. team working ahead of the nuclear talks in Hanoi found North Korea wasn’t willing to budge, expecting far more than they were prepared to give.

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Italy Allows Illegal Homes to Be Rebuilt, Earthquake Zone or Not

Italian politicians have a long record of granting amnesties allowing homes in earthquake-hit areas to be rebuilt. The upstart government was supposed to change that, but it has bowed to local pressure—a sign of how Italian political habits die hard.

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U.S. Allies Battle to Oust Islamic State From Final Syrian Outpost

U.S.-backed forces have resumed their assault to capture Islamic State’s last patch of territory in eastern Syria, ending a truce that allowed for an evacuation before an intense final battle.

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Pakistan Releases Captured Indian Fighter Pilot

Pakistan released a captured Indian fighter pilot on Friday, aiming to end a cycle of retaliatory attacks that brought the nuclear-armed foes close to war and could set a precedent for future clashes.

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Canada Allows Extradition of Huawei Executive to Proceed

Canada said the U.S. had presented enough evidence to proceed with the extradition hearing for a Huawei Technologies top executive, clearing the way for a case at the center of tensions between the U.S., China and Canada.

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Saudis Prepare to Put Rights Activists on Trial

Saudi authorities said they are preparing to place 18 detained women’s rights activists on trial in spite of months of international pressure to release them.

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Israel's Netanyahu Banks on Right-Wing Base

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is betting his political survival on a dedicated base of conservative voters ignoring potential bribery charges that could undo his bid for a fifth term.

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After Summit Letdown, North Korea's Kim Hangs Out With His Hosts

After a high-profile summit with President Trump fell apart, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent Friday bonding with his communist hosts in Vietnam as his country’s state media played down the collapse of negotiations.

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Vale Could Face $7 Billion Fine in Wake of Dam Collapse

Brazilian mining giant Vale could face a close to $7 billion fine if convicted of colluding with safety auditors to hide unsafe conditions at the dam that collapsed and killed more than 180 people near Brumadinho.

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Saudi Arabia Revokes Citizenship of Osama bin Laden's Son

The U.S. has designated Hamza bin Laden as a terrorist.

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U.S., North Korea Trade Blame for Failed Summit

A summit that might have led to North Korea’s first tangible disarmament steps faltered because Pyongyang wouldn’t freeze all of its weapons programs and sought billions of dollars in sanctions relief, a senior State Department official said.

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Israel Attorney General to Charge Netanyahu With Bribery, Fraud

Israel’s attorney general said he would charge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, a move that could imperil the leader’s April election bid.

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U.N. Hits Stalemate Over Venezuela Diplomatic Efforts

Diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela failed on Thursday as the U.S. and Russia clashed at the U.N. Security Council over two differing views of sovereignty, intervention and aid.

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Saudi Sisters Stranded in Hong Kong After Holiday Escape

Two Saudi sisters face deportation from Hong Kong after what they describe as an escape from their ultraconservative and abusive family, among the latest women to flee the Middle Eastern kingdom seeking a freer life abroad.

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Kushner Pushes Peace Plan on Middle East Tour

The president’s son-in-law wrapped up a Middle East tour to raise support for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a swing that included his first meeting with the Saudi crown prince since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Pakistan to Release Captured Indian Pilot, Easing Tensions

Pakistan said it would soon release an Indian pilot captured after his jet fighter was shot down near the border, a gesture that appeared to dial back confrontations between the nuclear-armed states.

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Trump, North Korea's Kim Seek Path to Denuclearization

President Trump started a second day of high-stakes talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by playing down the need for a rapid breakthrough on Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

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India-Pakistan Clash Intensifies With Downed Jets, Captured Pilot

Pakistan and India clashed over their disputed border, with each side saying it had downed a warplane belonging to the other, in a sharp escalation of hostilities.

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Political Scandal Worsens for Canada's Trudeau

A firestorm surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau became more damaging as his ex-justice minister accused his top aides of repeatedly pressuring her to drop the prosecution of a global engineering and construction firm.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader's Return From Colombia to Set Up Showdown With President

Venezuela’s opposition, stung by recent setbacks, is grappling for its next move to try to unseat President Nicolás Maduro. But first, its leader Juan Guaidó has to safely get back into Venezuela, where the government is threatening to jail him.

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U.S. Drops Threat of 25% Tariffs on Chinese Goods

In the strongest sign yet that an accord is near, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the U.S. was abandoning for now its threat to raise tariffs to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

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On China, Trump Risks a Repeat of Bush and Obama

President Trump entered office determined to stop what he considered unfair practices by China. But he may now be tempted to settle, like his predecessors, for less-than-ironclad commitments, Greg Ip writes.

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Master of Summits: Kim's Journey From 'Little Rocket Man' to 'We're in Love'

When President Trump sits down this week for a second summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, he will face a young dictator who has grown in outward confidence as a negotiator since their last meeting.

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India Bombs Pakistan in Response to Kashmir Terrorist Attack

Indian warplanes bombed targets inside Pakistan for the first time since the now nuclear-armed rivals were at war in 1971, hitting what Indian officials described as a terrorist training camp.

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U.K.'s May Paves Way for Brexit Delay

Prime Minister Theresa May will allow parliament to vote on delaying the U.K.’s exit from the EU if lawmakers reject her divorce agreement, greatly reducing the possibility of an exit without a deal.

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Cuba's Reliance Upon Venezuela for Cheap Oil Looms as Potential Threat

The potential collapse of President Nicolás Maduro’s regime poses a threat to Cuba, which relies on Caracas for about 28% of the island’s oil needs.

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Halal and 'Organic' Don't Mix in EU Ruling

The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that halal meat can’t be labeled organic, a decision that contrasts with U.S. regulations and expands the body of EU case law restricting certain Muslim practices.

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As U.S. Pushes to Isolate Iran, Rouhani Fights to Keep Top Diplomat

Iran’s president scrambled to avert a political crisis from the resignation of his top diplomat, praising him on live TV and dispatching senior officials to urge him not to quit.

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Cardinal George Pell Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Choirboys

The most senior Vatican official to ever stand trial on child sex-abuse charges was found guilty of assaulting two choirboys at a church in his former diocese.

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuelan Regime

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and urged regional governments to isolate his regime, but played down the prospects for military intervention.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Resigns, Clouding 2015 Nuclear Deal

Iran’s top diplomat, an architect of the landmark nuclear deal, resigned on Monday, hobbling the relatively moderate government of Hassan Rouhani and its chances of keeping the pact alive.

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How North Korea's Economy Defies Sanctions

Indicators show day-to-day commerce in the country has remained resilient, rice prices are stable and gasoline prices have eased. There are even signs of growing entrepreneurialism in markets that carry domestically made goods.

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U.K. Labour Party Would Back Second Brexit Referendum

The U.K.’s main opposition Labour Party said it would support holding a second Brexit referendum, a policy shift that breathes some life into the prospect of Britons voting again on whether the U.K. should leave the EU.

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World Trade Slowed at End of 2018

World trade fell at the end of last year as imports to and exports from China plummeted, a sign that higher tariffs and the threat of more to come are cooling global economic growth.

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Russia Names Potential U.S. Targets of Nuclear Retaliation

A top Russian state television broadcaster held out the possibility of a nuclear exchange with the U.S., boasting that the Kremlin could retaliate with strikes on the Pentagon and Camp David.

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Behind Vale's Deadly Dam Collapse: Multiple Warnings That Went Unheeded

For months, signs of danger raised worries among inspectors about the safety of a giant mine-dam perched over a town in Brazil. And yet the safety firm, worried about losing business, blessed the structure. Prosecutors are now looking into collusion between Vale and the contract inspector.

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Trump's North Korea Summit Goal: Lock In the Steps to Denuclearization

At President Trump and Kim Jong Un’s second summit in Hanoi, U.S. goals include getting North Korea to agree to freeze weapons of mass destruction and missile programs, and settling on a definition of denuclearization.

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Pope's Abuse Stance Leaves Some Disappointed

Pope Francis strongly condemned sexual abuse but offered no specific solutions, disappointing clergy and laypeople who had hoped for a breakthrough at an unprecedented global summit to address the crisis in the Catholic Church.

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Maduro's Opposition Urges Military Force in Venezuela

Venezuela’s opposition called for the first time on the international community to consider the use of military force against President Nicolás Maduro, escalating a standoff after a weekend showdown over humanitarian aid ended in violence.

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Civilian Presence Slows Offensive to Oust Islamic State in Syria

The continued presence of thousands of civilians, including families of Islamic State fighters, is slowing a push by U.S.-backed forces to oust the extremist group from the last patch of territory it holds in Syria.

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Saudi Arabia Names Princess as New U.S. Ambassador

Saudi Arabia named a princess as its new ambassador to the U.S., an envoy who faces the challenge of navigating strained relations between the two allies amid the fallout over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Violence Erupts in Venezuela Border Showdown

A high-stakes effort to deliver aid into Venezuela despite a military blockade descended into violence Saturday, with hundreds injured and more than 60 National Guard forces defecting to Colombia.

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China Trade Talks Extended as Trump Pushes to Close Deal

President Trump, citing progress in U.S.-China trade talks, said he is looking at extending a deadline to raise tariffs and hoping to meet next month with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to complete a broad trade agreement.

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Kim Jong Un Heads to Hanoi for Meeting With Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang by train for Hanoi, North Korean state media reported, in its first official acknowledgment of the closely watched two-day summit meeting with President Trump.

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