Despite all the public bombast, there have been behind-the-scenes efforts to meet.

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Baghdad threatened to stop international flights to the Kurdish region, while Turkey and Iran ramped up pressure.

Voters nationwide said they wanted security. But east-west divisions shaped their preferences.

The assailant was crossing into the West Bank settlement where he worked. He was killed at the scene.

Russian ‘cannibal couple’ may have drugged, killed and eaten as many as 30 people, police say

A broken cellphone lying on a city street led to their arrests.

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Will Ireland finally legalize abortion? Polls paint a complicated picture.

Many Irish want their constitution reformed but disagree on when abortion should be allowed.

Iran’s leaders opposed Kurdish independence vote in Iraq. Iran’s Kurds celebrated on the streets.

Iran's Kurds seek greater autonomy, but they have not issued calls to break away like their brethren in Iraq.

In a landmark speech on Europe, Emmanuel Macron advocated for a multispeed and more efficient European Union.

The attackers turned out not to be Taliban enforcers, but Sufi devotees.

A movie depicting the last Russian czar in a youthful affair infuriated church activists.  

Tensions between the two countries have intensified in Deir al-Zour, a key prize in the fight to shape postwar Syria. 

The vote is wildly popular among Kurds in Iraq, but it has angered allies and neighbors.

Bangladesh’s government, aid agencies and refugees themselves are totally overwhelmed.

The chancellor is likely to be hamstrung domestically, leaving her little room for maneuver abroad.

Challenges to Assad’s grip on the presidency are receding as world powers battle for a stake in postwar Syria.

Experts say extending the measure to include the country is basically meaningless.

Disruptive AfD to enter Parliament, as Social Democrats said they would leave chancellor’s coalition.

Her consensus style of governance showed some vulnerabilities, but it carried her over the finish line.

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Uber said Tuesday it will cease operations in Quebec next month if the province doesn’t rescind new rules introduced last week, including one to require the ride-hailing app’s drivers have more training.

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German industrial equipment maker Siemens AG said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding to merge its train-building business with French rival Alstom, creating a “new European champion” in the face of growing competition from China.

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Bangladesh is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighboring Myanmar, a government official said Tuesday.

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The Latest on Saudi Arabia allowing women to drive (all times local):

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The following is the text of the royal decree issued by Saudi King Salman regarding women being allowed to drive, as translated from the Arabic version carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

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German industrial equipment maker Siemens AG says it has signed a memorandum of understanding to merge its train-building business with French rival Alstom.

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