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Catalonia: Spain ultimatum looms over independence push

BBC News - 4 hours ago
Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont is facing a final deadline to drop a secession bid, with Spain warning it will suspend the region's autonomy if he fails to do so by 10:00 (08:00 GMT)....

Tillerson Hails Ties With India, but Criticizes China and Pakistan

New York Times - 8 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Credit Win Mcnamee/Getty Images. WASHINGTON — On the eve of his first trip to South Asia as...

Jacinda Ardern to become New Zealand Prime Minister

CNN - 1 hour ago
(CNN) Jacinda Ardern will be the next New Zealand Prime Minister, after Winston Peters, the leader of the minority NZ First agreed Thursday to support Ardern's Labour party in a coalition...

Trump White House debates presidential visit to demilitarized zone along North Korean border

Washington Post - 9 hours ago
It has become the ultimate symbol of American resolve against the threat of North Korea: a visit by the U.S. commander in chief to “freedom's frontier,” the heavily guarded demilitarized zone...

China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

Washington Post - 3 hours ago
BEIJING — China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second...

Quebec Bars People in Face Coverings From Receiving Public Services

New York Times - 10 hours ago
A Muslim woman waiting for a bus in Quebec City on Wednesday. A law passed in Quebec prohibits people wearing face coverings from using public services. Credit Catherine Côté for The New York...

Brexit Blame Game Is Really a Clash of Cultures

Bloomberg - 2 hours ago
With boozy briefings, shorts on hot days, a soccer shirt as a gift and as a little paperwork as possible, is it any wonder the British approach to Brexit talks raised eyebrows? Rather than...

Get ready for the smoke and mirrors of Putin 2018

Washington Post - 2 hours ago
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Struggle Over Kirkuk Puts the US and Iran on the Same Side

New York Times - 7 hours ago
BAGHDAD — When the Iraqi military battled Kurdish forces this week to reclaim the contested city of Kirkuk, the spectacle of one American-backed ally fighting another with American-supplied weapons...

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