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Deutsche Bank offices in Los Angeles

Beyond Deutsche: U.S. Banks Also Implicated in Dubious Partnerships Abroad

Investigators say big banks in the United States and elsewhere too often fail to do due diligence on investors.

The U.S. Department of State

State Department Struggling on Diversity, New Report Finds

The most comprehensive study to date shows that State has in some ways become less diverse than it was in 2002.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Afghanistan

Pompeo Announces Taliban Peace Deal Plan

The pact pledging “intra-Afghan” talks is to be signed Feb. 29, but questions remain over whether the deal will last.

Vladislav Surkov and Vladimir Putin

Putin Fires His Puppet Master

Vladislav Surkov, who stage-managed Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, is replaced.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell

Richard Grenell: Pundit, Envoy, Spokesman. Spy?

His ascension to the highest intelligence post in the United States heightens fears that the Trump administration is politicizing intelligence.

Asylum seekers evacuated from Libya gather at the Gashora Emergency Transit Center during a visit by permanent representatives of the African Union in Bugesera district, southeast of Rwanda's capital, Kigali, on Oct. 23, 2019.

Europe’s Harsh Border Policies Are Pushing Refugees All the Way to Rwanda

EU funds for Libyan militias forced thousands of migrants into dangerous Libyan detention centers. Now, after being evacuated, some of them are stuck as far away as Rwanda—with no idea if they will ever be resettled.

A woman wears a protective mask as she walks by Chinese flags  during the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival holiday in Beijing on Jan. 28.

How Virus Lockdown Orders Went From Xi Jinping to My Neighborhood Auntie

Virus quarantine measures have left hundreds of millions of people trapped indoors.

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood

Top Pentagon Policy Official Pushed Out

John Rood, the U.S. Defense Department’s policy chief, has been blamed for an exodus of civilians from the Pentagon.

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon acknowledges applause following a speech at the party's annual conference in Perth, Scotland, on Nov. 15, 2014.

How Russia Is Prodding Scotland Toward Independence

To justify its breakup of Ukraine, the Kremlin seeks to embarrass the U.K. and other major NATO allies. But the Scottish National Party wants nothing to do with Putin.

South Korea’s Hyundai

Coronavirus Begins to Spread Economic Gloom Worldwide

Supply chain disruptions are upsetting markets globally, but especially in Asia.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 24, 2019.

Is Trump Putting U.S.-India Partnership at Risk Ahead of Visit?

By haggling over tiny trade issues, experts worry the Trump administration could weaken efforts to woo India as a strategic partner.

An Afghan boy plays on the wreckage of a Soviet-era tank alongside a road on the outskirts of Kabul on Nov. 28, 2019.

Afghans Fear Yet Another Civil War

The U.S.-Taliban truce raises some hope—but not while the Afghan government remains a stranger to the talks.

Then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens

Pompeo Aims to Cut Funds for Program Honoring Envoy Killed in Benghazi

The secretary of state rose to prominence investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack. Now he’s on board with an administration plan to eliminate funding for a program honoring Chris Stevens.

The town of Ilulissat, Greenland

Trump’s Budget Puts Down Stakes in Greenland

Trump’s plan to buy the vast Arctic island fell short. But his administration is allocating half a million dollars moving ahead to build a U.S. consulate there.

A view of Dongsi Shitiao crossroad in Beijing on Feb. 10. Many Chinese cities are nearly empty of cars and traffic in the wake of the virus outbreak.

Coronavirus Threatens to Blow Up Trump’s Energy Trade Deal With China

The goals were never realistic, but now Beijing has good reason to back away from its purchase commitments to Washington.

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