World Trump Reverses on Russian Meddling, Backs U.S. Findings 2018-07-18T04:24:43.000000000-04:00 President Donald Trump said he has “full faith” in U.S. intelligence services and accepts that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections, reversing course from his remarks alongside Vladimir Putin after a barrage of criticism that he failed to stand up to the Russian president. May's Brexit Plan Narrowly Survives in Parliament 2018-07-18T03:41:50.000000000-04:00 Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan narrowly passed in parliament, a struggle that casts doubt on whether she can negotiate an exit deal with the European Union that is acceptable to British lawmakers. Nicaragua Cracks Down on Rebel City 2018-07-17T20:27:00.000000000-04:00 Hundreds of Nicaraguan police and paramilitary forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega swarmed the city of Masaya on Tuesday in a violent effort to quell protests demanding the leader’s ouster. Japan, EU Sign Trade Deal: 'We Stand Together Against Protectionism' 2018-07-17T18:39:18.000000000-04:00 The leaders of Japan and the European Union signed a deal to create one of the world’s largest liberalized trade zones, in contrast to disputes between the U.S. and several of its trading partners. Trump Reverses Course, Says Russia Meddled in Election 2018-07-17T17:27:09.000000000-04:00 President Donald Trump reversed course on his comments during a news conference with Vladimir Putin, saying he had full faith in the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 election. Ethiopia's New Leader Shakes Up One-Party System 2018-07-17T17:10:24.000000000-04:00 Ethiopia’s charismatic young leader, Abiy Ahmed, is delivering shock therapy to one of the world’s most entrenched one-party systems, calling for national reconciliation amid violent ethnic discord, ordering the release of political prisoners and legalizing opposition groups. U.S. Expects China to Buy Even More Iranian Oil After Sanctions 2018-07-17T12:48:36.000000000-04:00 Some in Washington now expect China to vacuum up much of the Iranian oil that other nations won’t buy because of the threat of U.S. sanctions. Afghanistan Plans New Cease-Fire as Part of Peace Push 2018-07-17T12:25:36.000000000-04:00 The Afghan government plans to announce a second cease-fire with the Taliban during a major Muslim holiday in August, part of an effort to kick-start peace talks involving the U.S., the Islamist insurgency and the regime. Why U.S. Metals Tariffs Are Unlikely to Change Trade Patterns 2018-07-17T11:12:14.000000000-04:00 U.S. dependence on aluminum from Canada and a tightly woven supply chain suggest Trump administration efforts to buoy the American metals sector with levies won’t work. Russia Criticized for Handling of Politkovskaya Probe 2018-07-17T09:13:27.000000000-04:00 The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia failed to properly investigate the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who exposed the brutality and corruption of security forces in Chechnya.