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September 22, 2017

U.S. and Russian generals held a face-to-face meeting this week in an effort to avoid accidental clashes as both sides fight to retake what is left of Islamic State’s territory in Syria, U.S. military officials said on Thursday.

Opinion

September 22, 2017

The Americas

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September 22, 2017

Opinion

September 22, 2017

Trump and Castro Can Save Venezuela

By Jorge G. Castañeda | The New York Times

Venezuela has a lot to gain from a grand bargain including Cuba and the United States, but so do Cuba, the United States and the rest of Latin America.

Europe

News

September 22, 2017

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is the great survivor of Spanish politics. Now, however, Mr. Rajoy’s political survival is at stake—as well as the unity of Spain—as a secessionist challenge that he allowed to fester in Catalonia threatens to spiral out of control.

Opinion

September 22, 2017

Africa

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September 22, 2017

Middle East & North Africa

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September 22, 2017

Iran Foreign Minister: If U.S. Wants New Nuclear Concessions, We Do, Too

By David E. Sanger & Rick Gladstone | The New York Times

Iran’s foreign minister rejected on Thursday any new negotiation with the United States over extending the length or conditions of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying that Iran would talk about changing the accord only if every concession it made — including giving up nuclear fuel — were reconsidered.

More from WPR: Iran May Have a Lot of Friends in a Future Sanctions Fight With the United States

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will deploy troops in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month.

Opinion

September 22, 2017

Asia-Pacific

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September 22, 2017

Opinion

September 22, 2017

Regime Change by Exit Visa

By Robert Warne Nelson | Foreign Policy

How to take down Kim Jong Un by taking in his huddled masses.

United States

News

September 22, 2017

U.S. and Russian generals held a face-to-face meeting this week in an effort to avoid accidental clashes as both sides fight to retake what is left of Islamic State’s territory in Syria, U.S. military officials said on Thursday.

Opinion

September 22, 2017

Trump and Castro Can Save Venezuela

By Jorge G. Castañeda | The New York Times

Venezuela has a lot to gain from a grand bargain including Cuba and the United States, but so do Cuba, the United States and the rest of Latin America.

News

September 21, 2017

After years of largely avoiding regulation, businesses like Facebook, Google and Amazon are a focus of lawmakers, some of whom are criticizing the expanding power of big tech companies and their role in the 2016 election.

Opinion

September 21, 2017

The President Who Could Change Trump’s Mind

By Fred Hiatt | The Washington Post

Among the many listeners who believed he heard some telling inconsistencies in President Trump’s first address to the U.N. General Assembly was one Western leader who hopes to help Trump resolve the contradictions.

Trump Should Look to Africa for Deals

By Ahmed Charai | The National Interest

Unprecedented opportunity awaits investors on a continent that harbors ten of the world’s twenty-one fastest growing economies.

The Americas

News

September 22, 2017

Opinion

September 22, 2017

Trump and Castro Can Save Venezuela

By Jorge G. Castañeda | The New York Times

Venezuela has a lot to gain from a grand bargain including Cuba and the United States, but so do Cuba, the United States and the rest of Latin America.

News

September 21, 2017

Villagers in the Peruvian Amazon have shut down at least 50 oil wells operated by Frontera Energy Corp to protest talks over a new contract even as past pollution lingers, the leader of an indigenous federation said on Wednesday.

With the aim of promoting economic and technical cooperation in agriculture and rural development, the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture and its Belarusian counterpart have signed a cooperation agreement.

Europe

News

September 22, 2017

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is the great survivor of Spanish politics. Now, however, Mr. Rajoy’s political survival is at stake—as well as the unity of Spain—as a secessionist challenge that he allowed to fester in Catalonia threatens to spiral out of control.

U.S. and Russian generals held a face-to-face meeting this week in an effort to avoid accidental clashes as both sides fight to retake what is left of Islamic State’s territory in Syria, U.S. military officials said on Thursday.

Opinion

September 22, 2017

News

September 21, 2017

Catalan Leader Presses on With Banned Vote on Split From Spain

By Julien Toyer & Sam Edwards | Reuters

The Catalan regional leader on Thursday said he would press on with an Oct. 1 referendum on a split from Spain, flouting a court ban, as tens of thousands gathered for a second day on the streets of Barcelona demanding the right to vote.

Russia Warns U.S., Says Special Forces Helping Syrian Troops

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Associated Press

Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.

EU Preps Tax Crackdown on Silicon Valley

By Sam Schechner & Natalia Drozdiak | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

The European Union’s executive arm said Thursday that it is ready to propose new taxes on digital companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc. by next spring if there isn’t “adequate global progress” toward a rewrite of corporate tax rules at an international level.

With the aim of promoting economic and technical cooperation in agriculture and rural development, the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture and its Belarusian counterpart have signed a cooperation agreement.

Energy Alliance Propels Russia-Saudi Cooperation

By Summer Said & James Marson | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman plans to discuss Syria, the Qatar blockade and oil production with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month in Russia, according to people familiar with the matter, as energy cooperation deepens political ties between the two former foes.

Opinion

September 21, 2017

The President Who Could Change Trump’s Mind

By Fred Hiatt | The Washington Post

Among the many listeners who believed he heard some telling inconsistencies in President Trump’s first address to the U.N. General Assembly was one Western leader who hopes to help Trump resolve the contradictions.

Africa

News

September 22, 2017

A top Nigerian official was scheduled to meet the Turkish ambassador Friday after hundreds of rifles allegedly from Turkey made it to the west African country this week falsely labelled as plumbing materials.

September 21, 2017

Opinion

September 21, 2017

Trump Should Look to Africa for Deals

By Ahmed Charai | The National Interest

Unprecedented opportunity awaits investors on a continent that harbors ten of the world’s twenty-one fastest growing economies.

The End May Well Be Nigh for the ANC

By David Pilling | Financial Times (subscription required)

Eternal power will elude South Africa’s liberation movement as economic apartheid lives on.

News

September 20, 2017

Middle East & North Africa

News

September 22, 2017

Iran Foreign Minister: If U.S. Wants New Nuclear Concessions, We Do, Too

By David E. Sanger & Rick Gladstone | The New York Times

Iran’s foreign minister rejected on Thursday any new negotiation with the United States over extending the length or conditions of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying that Iran would talk about changing the accord only if every concession it made — including giving up nuclear fuel — were reconsidered.

More from WPR: Iran May Have a Lot of Friends in a Future Sanctions Fight With the United States

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will deploy troops in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month.

A top Nigerian official was scheduled to meet the Turkish ambassador Friday after hundreds of rifles allegedly from Turkey made it to the west African country this week falsely labelled as plumbing materials.

Opinion

September 22, 2017

News

September 21, 2017

Russia Warns U.S., Says Special Forces Helping Syrian Troops

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Associated Press

Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.

Energy Alliance Propels Russia-Saudi Cooperation

By Summer Said & James Marson | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman plans to discuss Syria, the Qatar blockade and oil production with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month in Russia, according to people familiar with the matter, as energy cooperation deepens political ties between the two former foes.

Opinion

September 21, 2017

News

September 20, 2017

Israel, Brazil Discuss Economic Cooperation

Latin American Herald Tribune

Israel's prime minister met with the Brazilian president in New York to discuss how to increase cooperation in various sectors, the Israeli government said in a statement released Wednesday.

Asia-Pacific

News

September 22, 2017

Opinion

September 22, 2017

Regime Change by Exit Visa

By Robert Warne Nelson | Foreign Policy

How to take down Kim Jong Un by taking in his huddled masses.

News

September 21, 2017

Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad

By Steven Lee Myers & Chris Horton | The New York Times

On the morning he disappeared, the activist Lee Ming-cheh crossed from Macau into mainland China to meet with democracy advocates. It was 177 days later when he reappeared in public, standing in the dock of a courtroom in central China last week, confessing to a conspiracy to subvert the Communist Party by circulating criticism on social media.

More from WPR: Amid Crackdown, China’s Dissidents Fight to Keep the Spirit of Tiananmen Alive

Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.

An Indian TV news reporter was abducted and killed while covering a protest rally in the remote northeastern state of Tripura, the second journalist to be killed in the country this month, police said Thursday.

Opinion

September 21, 2017

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