China's Xi Approaches a New Term With a Souring Taste for Markets


As a Communist Party congress opens, the pro-market talk from President Xi Jinping’s first term has faded as China’s priorities turn to economic intervention and supporting state companies.

Spain Gives Catalonia Thursday Deadline to Drop Secession Drive


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave the leader of Catalonia until Thursday to cease his bid for independence or face the loss of some powers at the hands of the central government.

Questions Mount After Deadly Bombing in Somali Capital


Emergency personnel and volunteers in Mogadishu spent a third day sifting through the rubble of one of the deadliest vehicle bombings ever, as the scale of the attack raised questions over the effectiveness of U.S. and international efforts to crush al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants.

Venezuela Opposition Has Few Options After Vote Many Call Fraudulent


Sunday’s electoral outcome narrowed the opposition’s options, as many experts predicted that a peaceful political solution that could alleviate the suffering among the nation's 30 million people was now more remote.

One of America's Most Wanted Terrorists Is Killed as Philippine Battle Nears End


Isnilon Hapilon was among the last remaining leaders killed after Philippine forces pressed forward with their offensive to retake the southern city of Marawi from Islamic State-linked militants, authorities said.

U.S. Seeks to Stay Neutral in Iraq Conflict


The U.S. sought to stay on the sidelines as an all-out battle broke out between two of its closest ground partners in the campaign against Islamic State and raised concerns about a broader civil conflict erupting in Iraq.

Mexico's Embattled Attorney General Resigns


Mexican Attorney General Raúl Cervantes, under fire since his appointment a year ago for his ties to President Enrique Peña Nieto, resigned Monday in a move that could remove a key obstacle to the overhaul of a dysfunctional judicial system.

Liberia Heads for Presidential Runoff


A retired soccer star and Liberia’s vice president will square off in November in a runoff to succeed the longtime president after no candidate got enough votes in this month’s first round.

May Fails to Unblock Brexit Talks at Brussels Dinner


British Prime Minister Theresa May was unsuccessful in bridging differences with top European Union officials over financial issues and the timing of free trade talks.

EU Foreign Ministers Agree to Stand by Iran Nuclear Deal


European foreign ministers attacked President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his administration’s backing for the Iranian nuclear agreement, calling the move a serious mistake that could lead to a military confrontation with Tehran.