A Family Corruption Scandal Could Be Costly for Colombia’s Petro
The Challenge of a Nuclear North Korea
Xi’s Visit to Russia Was About China’s Interests, not Ukraine
Israel’s Protests Are a Battle Over the Meaning of a Jewish State
Another Western Financial Crisis Puts Emerging Economies on the Edge
How to Make Sure Peace Endures Once the Fighting Ends
Assad Has Survived Syria’s Civil War. Syria Might Not
U.S. and Canada Reach an Agreement on Diverting Asylum-Seekers
By Michael D. Shear & Ian Austen | The New York Times
The United States and Canada have reached an agreement that will allow both countries to divert asylum seekers from their borders at a time when migration has surged across the hemisphere, a U.S. official familiar with the agreement said Thursday.
More from WPR: U.S. Border Policy Must Adapt to the Region’s New Migration Patterns
North Korea Says It Tested a Nuclear-Capable Underwater Attack Drone
By Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times
North Korea said Friday that it had used an underwater drone to practice launching a nuclear attack on an enemy seaport, saying that threats from the United States and its allies were forcing it to develop diverse means of carrying out nuclear strikes.
More from WPR: The North Korean Nuclear Threat Is Creating a Regional Arms Race
Israel’s Attorney General Says Netanyahu Broke Law With Judicial Intervention Pledge
By Patrick Kingsley | The New York Times
Israel’s attorney general issued a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, warning him that he had broken the law by announcing that he would become more personally involved in his government’s efforts to overhaul the judiciary.
More from WPR: Israel’s Protests Are a Battle Over the Meaning of a Jewish State
TikTok Chief Faces Hostile Congress in Bid to Fight Off U.S. Ban
By Hannah Murphy, Ryan McMorrow & Cristina Criddle | Financial Times
TikTok’s chief executive has told hostile U.S. legislators that the viral-video app will be kept “free from any manipulation by any government”, as he struggled to head off a potential U.S. ban.
More from WPR: How Much of a Threat Is TikTok?
U.S. Due Diligence Firm Says China Detained Its Employees
By Keith Bradsher | The New York Times
The authorities in China have raided the Beijing office of the Mintz Group, an American corporate investigations firm, and detained all five of its Chinese employees, the company said Friday.
Drone Attack Kills U.S. Contractor in Syria, Prompting Airstrike Response
By Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post
A self-detonating drone struck a U.S. military position in Syria on Thursday, killing an American contractor, wounding U.S. troops and a second U.S. contractor, and prompting the Pentagon to launch retaliatory airstrikes, officials said.
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