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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the stage at Sobell leisure centre after retaining his parliamentary seat in London on Dec. 13.

Corbynism’s Bad Hangover

In the light of day, utopian fantasies about a failed leader are dissolving.

Dubai commemorates hosting the 2020 World Expo.

Will Anyone Pay for Uncle Sam’s World Expo Pavilion?

A last-ditch scramble by Trump’s chief diplomat reveals frictions with Congress over how the State Department spends its money.

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Russia Proposes Moving U.N. Meetings to Europe 

Protesting U.S. visa delays for United Nations-based Russian diplomats, Moscow says some U.N. meetings should be held in Geneva or Vienna. 

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London, United Kingdom, on Dec. 13, 2019, following his Conservative Party's general election victory.

Boris Johnson’s Victory Is Exactly What the EU Wants

The endless Brexit saga has brought uncertainty, instability, and confusion to Brussels. Now European leaders can get on with business.

U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured here on Dec. 12, has averted a further escalation of the trade war with China by giving way on some tariffs, but he has yet to tackle any of the underlying irritants in the trade relationship.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Three Takeaways From the Would-Be U.S.-China Trade Deal

At least the United States will avoid more tariffs, but if the deal actually happens it will skirt the real issues and have little to do with Trump’s campaign promises.

The Grindr app logo is seen on a mobile phone screen in London on Nov. 24, 2016.

China’s Grindr Strategy

The hookup app isn’t the only tech company Chinese companies have tried to acquire. It’s part of a broader strategy of the country buying up cutting-edge Western firms.

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in a car on the last day of hearings in the Rohingya genocide case before the U.N. International Court of Justice in The Hague on Dec. 12.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Takes the Stand

In testimony at the U.N.’s genocide case, the leader appealed the court to let her own country handle justice for crimes against the Rohingya.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin release doves to mark the 68th anniversary of the Cambodian People's Party in Phnom Penh on June 28.

In Cambodia, ‘Rule of Law’ Means Hun Sen Rules

The prime minister uses a shroud of democracy to counter dissatisfaction and thwart the opposition.

The annual Appleby Horse Fair

Britain’s Conservatives Pledge to Target Roma

As Britain votes, traveling minorities fear a racist crackdown.

Chinese soldiers sit atop tanks as they drive in a parade to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

China Is Blowing Its Chance in the Asia-Pacific

Beijing needs a better strategy to ease the United States out.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, right, pats Sen. Bernie Sanders on the back

Socialists Will Never Understand Elizabeth Warren

The Democratic candidate is part of a long intellectual tradition that’s gone forgotten in the West: pro-market leftism.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wears boxing gloves emblazoned with "Get Brexit Done" as he poses for a photograph at Jimmy Egan's Boxing Academy in Manchester, England on Nov. 19.

Is Britain’s Election Really About Brexit?

Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are campaigning on the assumption that nothing else matters. The Labour Party is betting that voters care more about bread-and-butter issues.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in a Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 20.

Democratic Frontrunners Are Wrong About Aid for Israel

Putting America’s annual $3.8 billion of military assistance to Israel on the chopping block makes for good politics. But it makes no sense for U.S. national security.

Mourners carry the coffin of a demonstrator killed during protests in Najaf, Iraq, on Dec. 7.

Democracy in Iraq Depends on Press Freedom

Amid a heavy-handed crackdown on protesters, the international community must help Iraqi journalists maintain the free flow of information.

A woman views the artist Refik Anadol’s Archive Dreaming installation, which uses artificial intelligence to visualize nearly 2 million historical Ottoman documents and photographs in Istanbul on May 6, 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Isn’t an Arms Race

And by treating it like one, the United States could miss out on its real potential.

Demonstrators protest India's Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi on Dec. 10.

Secularism Is Dying in India

Both houses of parliament have passed a controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims.

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