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Thailand said a $44-billion plan to add infrastructure and upgrade industry on its eastern seaboard can link up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, as part of a push to encourage economic growth. The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project could be beneficial for China and the rest of Southeast Asia,...
As the new heir apparent to the throne of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman will play an even more influential role in world oil markets at a time when big crude-producing nations are struggling to prop up prices. Salman, who was named crown prince on Wednesday, has upended the...
LONDON—Before she lost her parliamentary majority in elections this month, Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain harbored bold ambitions to reshape her country’s politics, promising to reach out to working-class voters who were left behind by globalization and struggling to get by. But on Wednesday, May jettisoned much of her...
BAGHDAD—As the bloody battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) ground on for months, with losses in lives and infrastructure piling up, soldiers and civilians kept in their minds an image of what victory would look like: capturing the historic, and symbolic, al-Nuri Grand Mosque and its...
NEW DELHI—The daily bustle of tourists and shoppers has died down in an upscale market of central New Delhi, but one toy-shop owner is still busy poring over the new Indian tax rules that take effect next month. The new tax regime—replacing the messy mix of state and federal taxes built up...
Toshiba Corp. picked a group led by Bain Capital and Japanese investors as the preferred bidders for its memory-chip business, bringing much-needed cash into the Japanese company to make up for losses in its nuclear operations. The parties are aiming to reach final agreement by June 28 and close the...
Prime Minister Theresa May would make her first attempt to engage with Britain’s new political landscape as she publishes a legislative program heavy on Brexit, and likely to be light on anything controversial. Queen Elizabeth II will read out the plans to lawmakers at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in London...
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman replaced his cousin as heir to the throne, a shock announcement that consolidates the 31-year-old leader’s power in the world’s biggest oil exporter. In a royal decree, King Salman relieved Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef from his post, according to state-run television. The...
The UK lost its first battle with the European Union over the timetable for Brexit talks, as the bloc’s chief negotiator warned that the consequences of leaving will be “substantial”. On day one of the negotiations, Prime Minister Theresa May’s government gave in to EU demands to discuss the terms...
President Donald J. Trump on Monday denounced the death of Otto Warmbier, saying the University of Virginia student who spent more than a year imprisoned in North Korea suffered at the hands of a “brutal regime”. “At least he got home to his parents,” the president said during an event...
LONDON—A van drove into a group of pedestrians early on Monday near a mosque in London, killing one person and wounding 10 in what the mayor called a “horrific terrorist attack” that struck Muslims as they finished prayers. The Metropolitan Police confirmed that the case was being investigated as a...
ALMOST a year since Britons voted to leave the European Union, Brexit talks finally open on Monday, amid confusion over just what the UK government wants from the divorce. What UK Brexit Secretary David Davis describes as the “most complicated negotiation of all time” begins at 11 a.m. in Brussels with Prime...
DONALD J. TRUMP isn’t under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, a member of the president’s legal team said, despite Trump’s repeated comments on social media that he’s the target of a “witch hunt”. “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction,” lawyer Jay Sekulow said on NBC’s...
SOUTH Korea’s new finance chief said he hopes China and his country can put aside their political rift to forge closer economic ties, and bring about an early end to China’s action against Korean companies as part of retaliation for Seoul’s deployment of a US missile-defense system. Speaking to Bloomberg television...
PARIS—President Emmanuel Macron of France won a crucial stamp of approval last Sunday as voters gave him and his allies a decisive majority in parliamentary elections, but a record-low turnout cast a shadow over his victory, pointing to the hurdles he will face as he seeks to revive the...
THE relentless civil war in Syria and a surge of South Sudanese fleeing the collapse of peace efforts in their country helped propel the global population of displaced people to a record in 2016, the United Nations refugee agency said on Monday. The agency’s annual Global Trends report, a statistical assessment...
MIAMI—President Donald J. Trump announced last Friday that he was reversing crucial pieces of what he called a “terrible and misguided deal” with Cuba, and will reinstate travel and commercial restrictions eased by the Obama administration in an attempt to obtain additional concessions from the Cuban government. During a speech...
LONDON—London police last Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned the city’s Grenfell Tower public-housing block into a charred hulk. Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and...
WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump has acknowledged for the first time that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia’s election meddling. He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed...
YOKOSUKA, Japan—The search for seven US Navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan was called off last Sunday after several bodies were found in the ship’s flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Navy’s 7th Fleet, described the...
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