South Korea Suspends Deployment of U.S. Antimissile System

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Protesting the American missile defense system, known as Thaad, in Seoul, South Korea, last week. Credit Yonhap, via European Pressphoto Agency TOKYO — South Korea’s newly…


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Australian Politics Is Open to Foreign Cash, and China Has Much to Gain

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Spread the loveTweet China’s attempts to translate its economic might into political influence have caused unease in many countries. But the challenge is acute in Australia. Many Australians view good…


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After Initial Jolt on Qatar Tensions, Energy Markets Settle

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Spread the loveTweet “It is very difficult to see how this break in diplomatic relations would lead to a disruption of oil supplies,” said Paul Stevens, a Middle East oil…


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Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

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Spread the loveTweet It was unclear how, exactly, that submission to the United Nations would take place. Christiana Figueres, a former top United Nations climate official, said there was currently…


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With Italy No Longer in U.S. Focus, Russia Swoops to Fill the Void

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Spread the loveTweet A deliberate, gray-haired career diplomat, Mr. Razov has been plugging away at building relationships with Italian politicians, organizing concerts for Italy’s earthquake survivors and visiting Italian regional…


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Preparations for Trump’s Visit Expose Political Rifts in Israel

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Spread the loveTweet Expectations are low for any major breakthrough during Mr. Trump’s nearly 36-hour visit to Israel and the West Bank, but neither Mr. Netanyahu nor President Mahmoud Abbas…


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Julian Assange Rape Inquiry Is Dropped but His Legal Problems Remain Daunting

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Spread the loveTweet His advocacy of disclosure has become intertwined with politically motivated leaks and stolen information technology, used by states and criminals alike. Timeline Julian Assange: A Legal History…


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South Korea’s New President, Moon Jae-in, Promises New Approach to North

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Spread the loveTweet “The alliance with the United States is and will always be the foundation of our diplomacy and national security,” Mr. Moon was quoted as telling Mr. Trump.…


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