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Mexican National Guard members stand watch along the banks of the Suchiate River to prevent crossings to and from Tecun Uman in Guatemala, on July 3.

Guatemala Cancels on Trump

Plus: Iran says it will talk—if U.S. sanctions end, Italy presents a migration plan, and what to watch in the world this week.

How Africans Are Dealing With Everyday Corruption

When accessing basic services, more than 1 in 4 people are still being squeezed for bribes.

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Kazem Gharib Abadi give a press conference after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on July 10.

Iran Faces New U.S. Sanctions Threat

Plus: A chemical weapons investigation in Syria, pension reform in Brazil, and the other stories we’re following today.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends a rally in Ambo, Ethiopia, on April 11, 2018.

Ethiopia’s Year of Reckoning

Ahead of elections in 2020, Ethiopia has many problems to address. Here are our top reads on how Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power and what comes next.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt take part in the ITV debate on July 9 in Salford, England.

The Brexit Debate Never Ends

Plus: Japan and South Korea’s diplomatic dispute, Mexico’s new finance minister, and the other stories we’re following today.

Libyans gather during the funeral of fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord in the capital of Tripoli on April 24.

The Evolution of a Russian Troll

Alexander Malkevich, whose employees were detained in Libya, is part of Moscow’s efforts to create a “concert of chaos” around the globe.

People celebrate after protest leaders strike a deal with the ruling generals on a new governing body in Khartoum on July 5.

How Darfur Became Sudan’s Kingmaker

The country’s strongman is using the region to cement his rule.

French President Emmanuel Macron waits with British Prime Minister Theresa May for the U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran on September 26, 2018 in New York City.

What Can Europe Do About Iran?

Plus: Sudan’s final transition deal, Parliament’s plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, and what to watch in the world this week.

Members of the army carry a coffin covered with the Ethiopian flag in Addis Ababa on June 25, in preparation for the funeral service of the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Force, Seare Mekonnen, who was assassinated on June 22.

Abiy Ahmed’s Reforms Have Unleashed Forces He Can No Longer Control

Ethiopia’s prime minister oversaw the chaotic release of thousands of prisoners, including many ethnonationalist militants. His amnesty may now be coming back to haunt him.

Muslim worshippers walk around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Aug. 17, 2018.

Mohammed bin Salman Is Making Muslims Boycott Mecca

The Saudi crown prince’s regional aggression and disdain for human rights have prompted religious scholars and pious pilgrims to refuse to go on the hajj. 

Sudanese protesters demand civilian rule in Omdurman on June 29.

From Camel Herder to Dictator

With the rise of Hemeti, Sudanese politics has been turned on its head.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating South and North Korea on June 30.

What to Make of Trump and Kim’s Surprise Meeting

Plus: Protests in Sudan, violence at a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong, and what to watch in the world this week.

U.S. President Donald Trump fist-bumps Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a meeting at the G-20 summit on in Osaka, Japan, on June 28.

The World This Weekend

World leaders converged at the G-20 summit in Osaka, the Trump administration released its Middle East peace plan, and Democratic presidential contenders took the debate stage.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for a group photo at the G-20 Summit in Osaka on June 28.

G-20 Kicks Off in Osaka

Plus: Iran talks continue in Vienna, the aftermath of Ethiopia's attempted coup, and the other stories we're following today.

Sudanese protesters sit on a bridge during a demonstration outside the army headquarters in the capital of Khartoum on April 19.

Seeking to Secure Power, Sudan’s Military Ruler Hires Lobbying Help

Top general brokers a multimillion-dollar deal with a Canadian firm and hosts a former U.S. congressman.

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