go to top

News Wire

United States

News

November 13, 2018

Pence, Abe Agree on North Korea Sanctions, New Trade Talks

By Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.

Opinion

November 13, 2018

The Americas

News

November 13, 2018

Europe

News

November 13, 2018

Turkey reacted with fury on Monday after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said President Tayyip Erdogan was playing a political game over sharing intelligence about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Barred From Leaving Russia

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Associated Press

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was stopped at the border Tuesday and barred from leaving Russia as he was about to travel to a court hearing at the European Court for Human Rights in France.

Opinion

November 13, 2018

Africa

News

November 13, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition party on Monday rejected a deal agreed by its leader just a day earlier to select a single opposition candidate for upcoming presidential elections.

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

Opinion

November 13, 2018

News

November 12, 2018

Middle East & North Africa

News

November 13, 2018

‘Tell Your Boss’: Recording Is Seen to Link Saudi Crown Prince More Strongly to Khashoggi Killing

By Julian E. Barnes, Eric Schmitt & David D. Kirkpatrick | The New York Times

Shortly after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated last month, a member of the kill team instructed a superior over the phone to “tell your boss,” believed to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, that the operatives had carried out their mission, according to three people familiar with a recording of Mr. Khashoggi’s killing collected by Turkish intelligence.

More from WPR: Why the Global Magnitsky Act Is the Best Way to Sanction Saudi Arabia

Opinion

November 13, 2018

Asia-Pacific

News

November 13, 2018

India’s top court has agreed to re-examine a ruling that lifted a ban on women of menstruating age from entering a Hindu temple after near-constant protests backed by both India’s ruling party and the main opposition party.

Opinion

November 13, 2018

United States

News

November 13, 2018

Pence, Abe Agree on North Korea Sanctions, New Trade Talks

By Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.

Opinion

November 13, 2018

News

November 12, 2018

U.S. Ends Saudi Jet Refueling Missions in Yemen Conflict

By Asa Fitch | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

The U.S. is stopping aerial refueling of warplanes bombing Yemen, dialing back support for a Saudi-led military coalition as criticism of the kingdom grows in Washington over the conflict’s civilian impact.

U.S. Navy Carrier Suffers Second Aircraft Crash in Weeks

By Jane Perlez | The New York Times

A United States Navy warplane crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines on Monday, the second crash in less than a month involving aircraft from the carrier the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.

Opinion

November 12, 2018

The Americas

News

November 13, 2018
November 12, 2018

Cuba, Laos Sign Agreements on Economic Cooperation, Sports

By The Editors | Latin American Herald Tribune

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel met on Sunday with his Laotian counterpart, Bounnhang Vorachith, in Vientiane to sign cooperation agreements in the fields of economy and sports.

Opinion

November 12, 2018

Europe

News

November 13, 2018

Turkey reacted with fury on Monday after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said President Tayyip Erdogan was playing a political game over sharing intelligence about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Barred From Leaving Russia

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Associated Press

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was stopped at the border Tuesday and barred from leaving Russia as he was about to travel to a court hearing at the European Court for Human Rights in France.

Opinion

November 13, 2018

News

November 12, 2018

Macron Denounces Nationalism as a ‘Betrayal of Patriotism’ in Rebuke to Trump at WWI Remembrance

By David Nakamura, Seung Min Kim & James McAuley | The Washington Post

In the shadow of a grand war memorial here, French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by delivering a forceful rebuke against rising nationalism, calling it a “betrayal of patriotism” and warning against “old demons coming back to wreak chaos and death.”

More from WPR: Peacemaking Is More Complicated Than Ever. The Paris Peace Forum Shows Why

Germany’s interior minister on Monday denied reports that he was planning on stepping down as the nation’s top security official but said he will relinquish his post as leader of the sister party to that of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Opinion

November 12, 2018

On the 11th day of the 11th month and at the 11th hour—the moment at which the armistice ending World War I was declared a century ago—the leaders of the nations that once murdered one another during that brutal conflict gathered in Paris. That was expected. The surprise was the degree to which a formal occasion so brilliantly exposed the relationships between former allies and former opponents today.

Africa

News

November 13, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition party on Monday rejected a deal agreed by its leader just a day earlier to select a single opposition candidate for upcoming presidential elections.

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

Opinion

November 13, 2018

News

November 12, 2018

Opinion

November 12, 2018

How to Bring Peace to Libya

By The Editors | The Economist

The U.N.’s plan offers the best hope of ending Libya’s chaos, but Italy and France are making things worse.

Middle East & North Africa

News

November 13, 2018

‘Tell Your Boss’: Recording Is Seen to Link Saudi Crown Prince More Strongly to Khashoggi Killing

By Julian E. Barnes, Eric Schmitt & David D. Kirkpatrick | The New York Times

Shortly after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated last month, a member of the kill team instructed a superior over the phone to “tell your boss,” believed to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, that the operatives had carried out their mission, according to three people familiar with a recording of Mr. Khashoggi’s killing collected by Turkish intelligence.

More from WPR: Why the Global Magnitsky Act Is the Best Way to Sanction Saudi Arabia

Opinion

November 13, 2018

News

November 12, 2018

U.S. Ends Saudi Jet Refueling Missions in Yemen Conflict

By Asa Fitch | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

The U.S. is stopping aerial refueling of warplanes bombing Yemen, dialing back support for a Saudi-led military coalition as criticism of the kingdom grows in Washington over the conflict’s civilian impact.

Covert Israeli Military Operation in Gaza Exposed, Igniting New Tensions

By Ruth Eglash & Hazem Balousha | The Washington Post

A senior Israeli military officer and seven militants, including a Hamas commander, were killed late Sunday after a covert operation by Israel inside the Gaza Strip appeared to have been exposed, sparking an exchange of fire, airstrikes and later a barrage of rocket fire.

Erdogan Says Audio of Khashoggi Killing Has Been Given to U.S., Saudis, Europeans

By Loveday Morris, Louisa Loveluck & Souad Mekhennet | The Washington Post

An audio recording tracking the dying moments of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul has been shared with Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Germany in addition to the United States, the leader of Turkey said Saturday.

More from WPR: In the Wake of the Khashoggi Affair, a Tenuous Mending of Frayed U.S.-Turkey Ties

Opinion

November 12, 2018

As Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman tries to escape consequences for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, it has been revealing to see who has stepped forward to help him out. There have been fellow Arab dictators, such as Egypt’s Abdel Fatah al-Sissi. There have been cynical opportunists, like Russia’s Vladi­mir Putin. Then there’s Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of a nation whose right to exist has yet to be recognized by Saudi Arabia.

Asia-Pacific

News

November 13, 2018

Pence, Abe Agree on North Korea Sanctions, New Trade Talks

By Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.

India’s top court has agreed to re-examine a ruling that lifted a ban on women of menstruating age from entering a Hindu temple after near-constant protests backed by both India’s ruling party and the main opposition party.

Opinion

November 13, 2018

News

November 12, 2018

In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception

By David E. Sanger & William J. Broad | The New York Times

North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat.

Cuba, Laos Sign Agreements on Economic Cooperation, Sports

By The Editors | Latin American Herald Tribune

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel met on Sunday with his Laotian counterpart, Bounnhang Vorachith, in Vientiane to sign cooperation agreements in the fields of economy and sports.

Opinion

November 12, 2018

Archives