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UN warns of 'imminent danger' of escalation in Syria

Regime forces have launched an offensive to retake water sources near Damascus, independent monitors have reported. But the UN cautioned warring …

China's economy is at the mercy of a force completely beyond its control

The course of this path could mean strange and terrible things are in store for economies around the world. A slower, weaker Chinese economy — and the resulting weakness of the yuan — will create competition for other developing-market exporters in a race to the bottom.<p>This is a moment many China …

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen seen at Trump Tower

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National, has been seen drinking coffee in the basement of Trump Tower in New York after her party had refused to say whether or not she was meeting Donald Trump.<p>Le Pen, who polls show could make it to the final round of the French presidential …

Donald Trump

The Boko Haram Girl Hostages Nobody Talks About

The 21 rescued Chibok girls were able to celebrate Christmas at the site of their abduction. But hundreds more continue to live in slavery and …

Africa

Donald Trump’s Rust Belt voters have high expectations, not blind allegiance

BETHLEHEM, Pa. | Joe Wilshire never voted in a presidential election, never thought it made a difference, until he cast his ballot for Donald Trump …

At Least 500,000 Seoul Protesters Demand Korean President Resign

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans from across the country crammed into the major thoroughfare of central Seoul on Saturday, in an organized and peaceful protest against the embattled president, Park Geun-hye.<p>The crowd of at least 500,000 people, according to Reuters, held candles and signs …

Assad: Saudis offered aid in exchange for cutting ties between Syria and Iran

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has revealed that he was offered aid by Saudi Arabia if he denounced Iran.<p>The leader, whose regime has begun a renewed bombardment of Aleppo in recent days, is currently backed by the Russian air force, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and a myriad of Shia militias …

Middle East

Two speeches that defined a campaign: Donald Trump’s conspiratorial ranting and Michelle Obama’s inspiring call for decency

Trump’s dog-whistle diatribe was this campaign’s darkest hour, while Michelle Obama’s speech was its finest<p>Everyone was anxiously waiting on Thursday morning to see how Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would react to the cascade of new accusations of sexual abuse, misconduct and …

Who would win and lose under Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s tax plans

Tax policy isn’t the loudest or most controversial contrast between the two main candidates for president, but for American workers, it may provide the most consequential outcome of the election.<p>The tax plans of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton flow from almost, but not …

Ireland's mushroom farmers become early victims of Brexit

Ireland's mushroom industry provides a stark warning to the rest of the country's economy about the damage a sustained weakness in sterling could inflict on Irish exporters, the sector most vulnerable to the impact of Brexit.<p>Mushroom growers rely on the UK for 80pc of sales and have been losing …

United Kingdom

• Hillary Clinton emails recovered by FBI to be released just before election<br>• Donald Trump: Is he backtracking on his immigrant deportation pledge?<br>• Obama to visit flooding devastation in Louisiana<p>2.25am BST<p>Donald Trump, apparently displeased with the Washington Post’s publication of Trump Revealed: An …

Donald Trump

Analysis: Turkey's potentially momentous shift on Assad

CAIRO (AP) — For five years fighting has raged in Syria — a humanitarian disaster destabilizing the region and the world. The aim of Bashar Assad's opponents always was to drive the Syrian leader from power, but they have lacked the means to dislodge him. Now an inflection point may be at hand, …

6 Reasons Why Obama Is Wrong About Obamacare

On August 2, an extraordinary editorial appeared on the website of the scholarly <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i>, a one-of-a-kind article …