Dutch PM to Visit Trump for Talks on Trade, Defense
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump next week, amid reports that the Netherlands is considering an American request to help protect shipping in the Persian Gulf.
Iran Demands Britain Release Oil Tanker Seized Off Gibraltar
Iran is demanding the British navy release an oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a 'dangerous game.'
UK Leader Takes Thinly Disguised Swipe at Front-Runner
Outgoing British Prime Minster Theresa May has leveled a thinly disguised swipe at Conservative Party front-runner Boris Johnson as she underscored the necessity of character in taking on the country’s top post.
Greece Recognizes Venezuela’s Guaido as Interim President
Greece’s new government says it is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president, saying this would align Greece with the European Union’s joint position.
Merkel: Markets, Not Just Bans, Needed to Curb CO2 Emissions
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says market-based mechanisms such as carbon pricing will be necessary to effectively reduce emissions of climate-warming gases.
Hong Kong Protests Augur Murky Outlook for Financial Hub
It’s still the world’s 'freest' economy, one of the biggest global financial centers and a scenic haven for tycoons and tourists, but the waves of protests rocking Hong Kong are exposing strains unlikely to dissipate as communist-ruled Beijing’s influence grows.
22 Ancient Amphoras Found Off Albanian Coast
A joint Albanian-American underwater archaeology project says it has found amphoras that are at least 2,500 years old off the Albanian coast, which might yield an ancient shipwreck.
China Imports From US Plunge 31% in June Amid Tariff War
China’s imports from the United States plunged in June amid a tariff war with Washington while exports to the U.S. market weakened.
Duterte Critics Laud UN Vote to Scrutinize Drug Killings
Critics of the Philippine president’s deadly anti-drug campaign say a vote by the U.N.’s top human rights body to look into the thousands of deaths of suspects is a crucial step toward bringing perpetrators to justice.
Trump Unloads on Paul Ryan After ‘American Carnage’ Excerpts
President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling him a 'lame duck failure.'