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Crew members of Iranian supertanker Grace 1 walk on board off the coast of Gibraltar on August 15.

Why Did Gibraltar Release an Iranian Tanker?

Plus: Trump tries to add Greenland to his real estate portfolio, a U.N. Security Council meeting on Kashmir, and the other stories we’re following today.

Indian soldiers patrol along the India-Pakistan border in Akhnoor near Jammu, on August 14.

On India’s Independence Day, Kashmir Is on Lockdown

Plus: Reports of Chinese paramilitaries near the Hong Kong border, the U.S. stock market falls, and the other stories we’re following today.

A Hong Kong policeman falls backwards during clashes with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's International Airport on Aug. 13.

Hong Kong Airport Reopens After Police Raid and Court Order

Plus: Germany's economy could be headed for recession, rising Japan-South Korea tensions, and the other stories we’re following today.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Fusion Energy Research Centre  on August 8 in Abingdon, England.

Is Britain Really Headed for a No-Deal Brexit?

Plus: Rattled markets in Argentina, Italy’s impending no-confidence vote, and the other stories we’re following today.

A member of the southern separatist movement rides an armored military vehicle in Aden on August 11.

Is the Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen Collapsing?

Plus: A fourth day of Hong Kong protests, Guatemala’s new president, and what to watch in the world this week.

Protesters stand off against riot police at Wong Tai Sin district on August 5 in Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong Calls for Backup

Plus: Salvini pushes for a snap election, Mark Esper in South Korea, and the other stories we’re following today.

A security personnel stands guard at a roadblock in Jammu on August 7.

Tensions Escalate Over Kashmir

Plus: More protests loom for Puerto Rico’s new governor, Trump’s top Latin America diplomat resigns, and the other stories we’re following today.

A man walks past a wall reading "Trump unblock Venezuela" in Caracas on August 6.

Trump Turns Up the Pressure on Maduro

Plus: Talks deadlocked over Syria safe zone, backlash to Modi’s move on Kashmir, and the other stories we’re following today.

Traders react after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 5.

Markets Brace for Another Tumble Amid Trade War Fears

Plus: Kashmir remains on lockdown, the U.S. maritime mission grows by one, and the other stories we’re following today.

A sign is posted near the scene of a mass shooting that left at least 20 people dead on August 4 in El Paso, Texas.

Is the U.S. Facing a White Nationalist Terrorism Crisis?

Plus: A general strike in Hong Kong, India revokes Kashmir's special status, and what to watch in the world this week.

A monitor displays the day's final numbers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Aug. 1, 2019 in New York City.

Markets Plunge as Trump Escalates China Trade War

Plus: Japan and South Korea’s dispute escalates, Moscow braces for another rally, and the other stories we’re following today.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on June 30.

North Korea Tests U.S. Patience

Plus: Sanctions slapped on Iran’s Zarif, more unrest in Sudan, and the other stories we’re following today.

Traders work after the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange  on July 29 in New York City.

What a Fed Rate Cut Means for the World Economy

Plus: Weekday protests in Hong Kong, Boris Johnson’s visit to Northern Ireland, and the other stories we’re following today.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he visits the HMS Victorious on July 29 in Faslane, Scotland.

Boris Johnson Bets on No-Deal Threat

Plus: Negotiations and protest in Sudan, the second round of the U.S. Democratic debates, and the other stories we’re following today.

Russian National Guard members block a street during and rally demanding independent and opposition candidates be allowed to run for local office in downtown Moscow on July 27.

What Comes After Moscow’s Crackdown?

Plus: Beijing speaks on Hong Kong, Iran could breach the nuclear deal—again, and the other stories we’re following today.

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