Brexit Negotiators Fail to Reach a Breakthrough as Talks Continue Ahead of a Crucial E.U. Summit

(BRUSSELS) — European Union and British negotiators failed to reach a breakthrough in Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday’s crucial EU summit. An EU official, who asked not to be ident… [+3149 chars]

Kim Jong Un Vows to Fight U.S. Sanctions as Deadline for Nuclear Talks Nears

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to surmount U.S.-led sanctions on his country in state media reports Wednesday alongside evocative propaganda images of him riding a white horse seen as foretelling significant decisions as his own … [+3871 chars]

Hong Kong Leader's Annual Policy Speech Adjourned After Rowdy Lawmakers Disrupt Proceedings

Pro-democracy lawmakers forced the adjournment Wednesday morning of the annual policy address by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam. It was the isolated leader’s first appearance in the newly reopened legislature, refurbished to the tune of $5 million aft… [+5011 chars]

Catalan Protesters and Police Clash for a Second Straight Night

(BARCELONA, Spain) — Violent clashes erupted for a second night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders, as Spain launched an investigation Tuesday into an activist group organizing the demon… [+5756 chars]

Exclusive: How a Ukrainian Oligarch Wanted by U.S. Authorities Helped Giuliani Attack Biden

In their effort to discredit President Donald Trump’s perceived enemies, close allies of the President have received key documents and information from a Ukrainian oligarch wanted in the U.S. on corruption charges, according to five people directly involved i… [+15952 chars]

Facebook Officially Launches Libra, Its Digital Currency

NEW YORK — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the … [+2475 chars]

Trump Levels Sanctions on Turkey in Attempt to Contain the Chaos Wreaked By His Syria Withdrawal

President Donald Trump announced Monday his intention to level economic sanctions, hike tariffs and halt trade negotiations with Turkey as a result of its military incursion against U.S.-aligned Kurdish forces in northern Syria. “I will soon be issuing an Ex… [+7003 chars]