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Vote in Turkey Tests Erdogan's Power

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Discord Over Migrant Ships Deepens European Divide

EU leaders failed to bridge disagreements over the bloc’s politically toxic migration issue, a long-unresolved conundrum now threatening to topple the EU’s most powerful leader, Germany’s Angela Merkel.


England Looks Dominant at the World Cup---Seriously


After a 6-1win over Panama, England appears ready to shed its reputation as the great chokers of international soccer.

Saudi Women Take to the Road After Driving Ban Is Lifted

The lifting of Saudi Arabia's female driving ban Sunday marked an extraordinary moment for women​.​ Photo: Donna Abdulaziz/The Wall Street Journal


Russian Airstrikes Hit Southwest Syria, Breaking a Ceasefire Deal


The Syrian regime’s main military ally, Russia, carried out airstrikes Sunday in the country’s southwest, defying a cease-fire pact with the U.S. and Jordan.


Thousands Cross the U.S. Border Seeking Asylum. Most Won't Get It.

Tens of thousands have been trying to cross the southern border into the U.S. to seek asylum. Most won’t win, according to U.S. government data.


Mexico Proves It Is No Fluke at World Cup


In a second straight demonstration of what makes it unlike any other team at this tournament, Mexico dispatched South Korea, 2-1, all but assuring the Mexicans will advance to the knockout stage.


Ontario Promotes Free Use of Opioid Antidote

Canada serves as a model for those lobbying for similar access to naloxone in the U.S., where a patchwork of state laws governs the medication’s availability.


Zimbabwe's President Survives Apparent Assassination Attempt


Russia Says It Will Support OPEC Plan to Lift Crude Supply

Russia threw its support behind Saudi Arabia’s plan to ramp up global oil production in the face of higher prices, after more than a year of holding back output in coordination with OPEC.


Belgium Probes Brothers in Possible Trafficking of Looted Antiquities from Syria



Roberto Martinez Figures Out How to Make Belgium Click


After two games, Belgium is looking like the most potent side at the World Cup. The team thumped Tunisia 5-2 to guarantee it a spot in the round of 16.

Saturday, Jun 23


Vatican Ex-Diplomat Convicted of Child Pornography Charges


A former Vatican diplomat to the U.S. was convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, in the first such trial for that crime in Vatican City.


Former South Korean Premier Kim Jong-pil Dies

Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea’s spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92.


Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Deal to Lift Output

OPEC ministers agreed to boost output by about 600,000 barrels a day, moving more modestly than many producers had hoped to curb higher oil prices.


Troubled Talks Hold Post-Brexit Security in the Balance

European pledges to pursue close security ties with Britain after Brexit have been numerous since the U.K.’s vote to leave the bloc two years ago today—but to some, they are starting to ring hollow.


Trump Threatens 20% Tariff on European Cars

President Trump threatened tariffs on European Union-made cars, citing barriers to American exports and the need for incentives to move production to the U.S.


Brazil Lives Up to Its Reputation, Tops Costa Rica


Brazil came through with a 2-0 victory against Costa Rica, outshine both its South American rival and the author of its torment for the past four years.

Friday, Jun 22


Top U.S., Russian Energy Officials to Meet Next Week


Energy Secretary Rick Perry will host Russia’s energy minister next week, putting the top energy officials from the world’s largest oil and gas producers together at a time when ties between the countries are under the spotlight.


Turkey's Erdogan Strains to Turn Strongman Rule Into Dominance at Polls

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Koreas Set Reunions for Families Split by War

North and South Korea agreed to hold reunions of families separated by the Korean War for the first time in almost three years, a trust-building step between the rivals and a humanitarian goal sought by the South’s leader.


Charlemagne to the Rescue


Battling against skeptics for the direction of Europe, France’s president reaches back to the year 800 for inspiration


Malaysia's Tall Order: Trying to Recoup 1MDB Funds

Malaysia’s new government is seeking to recover money that officials say has gone missing from state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. and use it to reduce the country’s debts.

Terror Leader's Death Sentence Highlights Indonesia's Harder Mood


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Philippines Weighs Forced Drugs Tests for Children in Schools Under Duterte's War


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Malaysia Revives Murder Case That Shook Nation's Elite

Malaysian police are opening a new investigation into the 2006 murder of a Mongolian model by two of former leader Najib Razak’s bodyguards.

Trump's Order to End Separation Sows Confusion at Border

Changing, competing and contradictory explanations of the administration’s immigration policy spread confusion from Washington, D.C., to the Mexican border, leaving front-line law-enforcement and social-service agencies unsure of what will…

Mexico Presidential Front-Runner Shares Some of Trump's Economic Views

Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is expected to clash with U.S. President Donald Trump if he wins the election and Nafta talks aren’t concluded. But the candidate sees eye-to-eye with Mr. Trump on some…


Eurozone Business Activity Picks Up


Business activity in the eurozone picked up in June for the first month in five—a first sign that the currency area’s economy may be shaking off a sluggish start to the year.

Ex-1MDB Investigator Appointed as Malaysia's Central Bank Governor

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