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Japan Women See Turning Point On Sexual Harassment After Scandal

TOKYO – Japanese women, long accustomed to enduring sexual harassment in silence, are speaking out after a high-profile scandal involving a top bureaucrat stirred...

Us In Tit-for-tat Expels Two Venezuelan Envoys

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it has ordered two Venezuelan diplomats to leave the United States within 48 hours, a move that follows...

Tumbling Lira Casts Shadow Over Erdogans June Election

ISTANBUL – Running a market stall in Istanbul’s working class Fatih district, Ozgur Kamis struggles to make a living as the cost of his stock rises day by...

Iran Leader Europe Must Protect Trade With Tehran To Save Nuclear Deal

LONDON – Iran’s top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit,...

Hezbollah Eyes Bigger Role In Next Lebanon Government

BEIRUT – The Iran-backed Hezbollah aims to move beyond its traditional backseat role by assuming more influence in Lebanon’s next government to help it...

Venezuela Election Runner-up To Formally Challenge Result

CARACAS – The runner-up in Venezuela’s election, which was widely condemned by other countries as undemocratic, will formally challenge his loss to President...

Italian President Invites Political Novice To Be Prime Minister

ROME – President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday gave political novice Giuseppe Conte a mandate to lead the first government in Italy made up of anti-establishment...

Iran Leader Blasts Us For Theatrical Pullout From Nuclear Deal

LONDON – Iran’s Supreme Leader on Wednesday launched a fresh broadside at Washington’s rejection of a nuclear accord with Tehran, saying the U.S....

Poll Shows Support For Eu At 35-year High Across Bloc

BRUSSELS – Support for European Union membership has hit a 35-year high across the bloc, with a strong majority of citizens saying it has been a force for good in...

France To Push Libya Accord At New Paris Meeting Diplomats Say

PARIS – France plans to hold an international meeting in Paris with Libyan political leaders to push for an agreement on holding U.N.-backed elections this year,...