Tag: Politics/International Relations

U.S. Expands Efforts to Relocate Afghans at Risk of Taliban Vengeance

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military is preparing to house as many as 35,000 Afghan interpreters and family members at two American bases, in Kuwait and in Qatar,...

U.S. Reaches Deal With Germany Over Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The State Department detailed an agreement Wednesday between the U.S. and Germany allowing the completion of a controversial Russian natural-gas pipeline, giving Germany and Russia...

Uber and Lyft drivers strike, seek passage of PRO Act

Ride-hailing drivers across the country executed a strike Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the PRO Act, a bill that would allow them...

Haiti Inaugurates New Leader Two Weeks After President’s Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Ariel Henry, a prominent neurosurgeon backed by the U.S., became Haiti’s new prime minister Tuesday, as it began official ceremonies to mourn assassinated...

Pedro Castillo Is Declared Peru’s President-Elect

Pedro Castillo, a far-left union activist whose rise has jarred Peru’s political establishment, was declared president-elect Monday night amid deepening social unrest in a country...

Biden Administration Blames Hackers Tied to China for Microsoft Cyberattack Spree

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration Monday publicly blamed hackers affiliated with China’s main intelligence service for a far-reaching cyberattack on Microsoft Corp. email software this year, part...

Killing of Haiti’s President Risks New Gang Violence in Caribbean Nation

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—In the days after Haiti’s president was shot to death, Jimmy Cherizier, leader of a powerful alliance of gangs here that calls itself the...

Germany’s Flooding Rearranges Political Picture Ahead of Election to Succeed Merkel

BERLIN—Last week’s devastating floods in Germany that have so far claimed nearly 160 lives have become the central issue of the country’s coming election that...

Haitian Senior Police Officers Detained Over President’s Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Five senior officers of the country’s National Police have been detained in connection with the assassination last week of President Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s National...

South Africa President Says Rioting Following Predecessor’s Arrest Was Attempted Insurrection

JOHANNESBURG—South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that the unrest that followed the arrest of his predecessor was a coordinated campaign to start an insurrection against the country’s...

Canada Eyes Reopening Border to U.S. Tourists in Mid-August

OTTAWA—Canada could start allowing Americans into the country for recreational or tourist activities starting in mid-August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office said late Thursday. The...

Cannes Film Festival, Risking China’s Ire, to Screen Hong Kong Protest Documentary

The Cannes Film Festival plans to screen a controversial new documentary on Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy unrest on Friday, courting another film-industry clash with Beijing...

Gold heads for highest finish in nearly a month as Powell says inflation will moderate

Gold futures headed toward their highest finish in nearly a month on Wednesday, with prices up for a second session. Softness in the U.S. dollar...

Iranian Intelligence Plotted to Kidnap U.S.-Based Activist, Prosecutors Say

Iranian intelligence agents plotted to kidnap a U.S.-based human-rights activist and critic of the Islamic Republic and forcibly return her to Iran, federal prosecutors said,...

South Africa’s Looting, Violence Reflect Inequalities Exacerbated by Covid-19 Pandemic

JOHANNESBURG—Violence and looting in parts of South Africa, triggered by the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma, are broadening to reflect more deep-seated problems in...

Enhanced Child Tax Credits of up to $3,600 per child will begin this week: ‘I’m going to be able to do a lot’

Margarita Rodriguez is an early riser, waking at 3 a.m. to prepare for her 4:30 a.m. shift at a Passaic, N.J. delicatessen. But on Thursday,...

South Africa Deploys Army to Contain Unrest Over Former President Zuma’s Arrest

JOHANNESBURG—South Africa deployed its army Monday to help quell violent protests and widespread looting following the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma, as his lawyers...

Yellen keeps up push for greater U.S. climate-change regulation, rebuffing concerns of Republicans

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday she will lead an effort across U.S. financial regulators to better scrutinize the potential of climate-change risk, part of President Joe...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

Slain Haitian President’s Security Was Lax, Neighbors Say

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, who was assassinated last week in a killing that has plunged this impoverished island nation into turmoil, had few guards...

Opinion: If you want to fix climate change, you need to fix this flaw in conventional economic thought

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Project Syndicate)—Nowhere are the limitations of neoclassical economic thinking—the DNA of economics as it is currently taught and practiced—more apparent than in the...

Egypt and Ethiopia Clash Over Nile River Dam as Water Scarcity Looms World-Wide

A dispute over the Nile, the world’s longest river, is coming to a head. At stake are the lives and livelihoods of millions of people...

Colombian Suspects in Killing of Haitian President Are Army Veterans

The majority of suspects involved in the assassination of Haiti’s president were retired officers and soldiers of Colombia’s armed forces, experienced fighters who had been...

Biden Warns Putin U.S. to Take ‘Any Necessary Action’ to Defend Against Ransomware

WASHINGTON—President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday the U.S. would take “any necessary action” to defend U.S. infrastructure and businesses from ransomware attacks,...

Student-loan giant that manages Public Service Loan Forgiveness will stop servicing federal loans

The controversial organization that for years has been public servants’ main point of contact in accessing student-loan forgiveness will no longer be servicing federal student...