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LinkedIn Loses Its China Connection

After years of operating at the whims of Chinese regulators, the networking platform will finally follow Facebook and Twitter out of the country.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks with then-U.S. President Donald Trump.

Biden Welcomes Kenya’s Kenyatta to the White House

Kenya’s president will be the first African leader U.S. President Joe Biden has met at the White House.

Stena Line’s Irish sea ferry terminal

Will the EU’s Brexit Fixes Be Enough for Britain?

The European Union will announce changes to border checks under the Northern Ireland protocol.

Flare stacks burn in Iraq.

Methane Agreement: A Rare Bright Spot in the Climate Fight

A commitment to reduce methane emissions is gaining momentum, but China and Russia have yet to sign on.

A man walks past a poster announcing the upcoming annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

The IMF’s Big Week

The fund must decide whether to retain leader Kristalina Georgieva amid claims she is too soft on China.

A fan celebrates during a Premier League match.

Saudi Arabia’s Soft Power Play

By purchasing a Premier League team, Saudi Arabia buys prestige—and instant adulation.

The Facebook “like” sign is seen at Facebook’s corporate headquarters.

Facebook’s Problems Aren’t Only in Washington

The company is under the microscope in Washington, but it faces an even harder battle to control its platform overseas.

EU member states and Western Balkans representatives pose in Slovenia.

The EU Still Isn’t Ready to Let the Balkans In

Balkan nations have been waiting since 2003 for EU accession. They are likely to keep waiting.

Military personnel prepare to cover a Chengdu Aircraft J-10C.

Why Is China Sending So Many Warplanes Near Taiwan?

A record 56 Chinese planes entering Taiwan’s air identification zone has raised fears of invasion, but are those fears justified?

Then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair greets Jordanian King Abdullah II.

Pandora Papers Reveal Extent of U.S. Financial Secrecy

Expanding anti-money laundering rules at home could help the United States tackle corruption outside its borders.

Sen. Manny Pacquiao and his running mate for vice president, former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, pose with their papers after filing for their certificates of candidacy to join the 2022 Philippine presidential race in Manila on Oct. 1.

The Philippines Begins the Race to Succeed Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte’s single term will soon end, but he doesn’t plan to go quietly.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and U.S. President Joe Biden talk.

How the U.S. Debt Ceiling Battle Threatens the Global Economy

Why a political fight could “blow up the global financial system.”

Former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida celebrates leadership win.

Fumio Kishida Is Japan’s Next Prime Minister

Kishida’s victory asserts the power of party insiders as the popular Taro Kono loses out.

A sign informs motorists that there is no fuel.

Brexit and COVID-19 Spark Britain’s Labor Shortage

Military tankers have been placed on standby to address a flash fuel crisis.

The Social Democrats' candidate for German chancellor, Olaf Scholz

Germany’s Social Democrats Won. What Are They Prepared To Give Away?

Although the SPD won the most votes, it must bargain with at least two other parties to form a governing majority.

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