World U.S. Charges Nine Iranians With Cyberattack Campaign 2018-03-23T18:23:41.000000000-04:00 Prosecutors unsealed criminal charges accusing nine Iranians of years of cyberattacks on behalf of the Iranian government to steal data from hundreds of universities and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. Syria's Cycle: Siege, Starve, Surrender, Repeat 2018-03-23T18:15:43.000000000-04:00 The regime tore apart the author’s hometown in 2012. Now he reports on Syrians experiencing the same fate. China's Shift Away From Exports Provides Cushion Against Tariffs 2018-03-23T17:51:07.000000000-04:00 China is preparing for a trade war with the U.S. that could disrupt President Xi Jinping’s development agenda, though the country’s economy is better positioned to weather short-term shocks than just a few years ago. Bolton Changes U.S.-North Korea Equation 2018-03-23T17:03:16.000000000-04:00 President Trump’s appointment of national security adviser John Bolton, who has argued in favor of a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea, adds an unpredictable variable to efforts to organize a summit with Kim Jong Un. Three Dead in France in Terrorist Attack 2018-03-23T15:36:58.000000000-04:00 A gunman killed three people Friday in a terrorist attack in southern France that tore through roadways and a supermarket, illustrating the difficulty Europe faces in countering radicals whom Islamic State has instructed to hit soft targets. With Clock Counting Down, Next Phase of Brexit Talks to Start 2018-03-23T13:43:46.000000000-04:00 A year before Britain’s exit from the European Union, the bloc’s leaders approved the start of negotiations over future trade ties with the U.K., setting up a race to sketch the shape of the deal. U.K. Ire at Russia Prompts Focus on London-Based Oligarchs 2018-03-23T11:34:35.000000000-04:00 British Prime Minister Theresa May expelled Russian diplomats last week after the poisoning of a former spy on British soil, but she was notably vague about whether the U.K. would target Kremlin cronies. Venezuela's Maduro, Clinging to Power, Uses Hunger as an Election Weapon 2018-03-23T11:24:35.000000000-04:00 Venezuela is an economic basket case, with hyperinflation and shortages of nearly everything. So how do its Socialist rulers keep winning elections? By controlling the food supply. Bickering Could Leave Italy Without Government For Months 2018-03-23T10:22:08.000000000-04:00 Italy’s new parliament convened for its first session following elections earlier in March, as bickering among parties suggested the country could face months without a new government. Reading, Writing and Xi Jinping Thought: China's Students Learn Leader's Philosophy 2018-03-23T07:50:42.000000000-04:00 As China’s paramount leader extends his influence over the government and public life, his signature political philosophy is becoming standard fare in the country’s classrooms.