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French Drivers Spark Broad Protest Against Macron

More than a quarter of a million French people protested higher gasoline taxes and other pocketbook issues this weekend in the latest rebuke to President Macron.

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European Governments Bewildered by U.K.’s Brexit Turmoil

As the British government convulses over Theresa May’s Brexit deal, its negotiating partners in Europe are watching with anxiety, tempered by a flickering hope that the U.K. Parliament might yet decide the pain of Brexit isn’t worth it.

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Path Grows Rockier for Trump’s Saudi Policy

The CIA assessment linking Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Jamal Khashoggi’s killing is the most direct challenge the Trump administration has faced on its policy toward Riyadh.

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U.S.-China Rift: One Phrase ‘Torpedoed’ Pacific Accord

A summit of world leaders ended in acrimony with the host nation accusing Chinese officials of threatening behavior and differences between the U.S. and China preventing delegates from reaching a consensus.

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‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing.

In an echo of Latin America’s “Dirty Wars,” tens of thousands of people have vanished in Mexico, leaving mothers behind to search for their corpses. This time the violence, linked to criminal networks, is more complex and more intractable.

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At Summit, China Finds Multiplayer Trade Deals Don’t Come Easy

In Singapore, negotiators working on a sweeping, 16-nation trade pact backed by Beijing said they won’t finish the deal this year, citing its size and the complexity of talks among a range of economies.

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Hamas Steps Back From All-Out War With Israel

Egypt has mediated a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel in Gaza, according to Hamas officials, as an intense exchange of fire between the two sides halted amid hopes that a wider war between them could be averted.

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Russia Is Surprise Beneficiary of Iran Oil Ban

The latest round of U.S. sanctions against Iran is benefiting Russia, which is offering to buy Tehran’s stranded crude oil in exchange for Russian machinery and food. Meantime, Russian companies are selling oil to Europe and Asia, filling the void left by Iran’s drop in exports.

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