World EU Bolsters Support for Iran Nuclear Accord 2017-04-30T17:51:58.000000000-04:00 The European Union rallied behind Iran’s nuclear deal during a high-level visit to the country over the weekend, vowing to safeguard the accord despite U.S. threats to scrap it and pledging to support the Islamic Republic’s economy. Trump Invites Philippine Leader to the White House 2017-04-30T17:43:23.000000000-04:00 President Trump invited Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines to the White House during a telephone call, after the maverick Filipino leader last year declared his “separation” from the U.S. At 121 Feet, This May Be the World's Largest Unwanted Statue 2017-04-30T17:21:10.000000000-04:00 The Christ of the Pacific in Lima, Peru was donated by a Brazilian company, Could India's Cash Blitz Kill Off Cards, ATMs? 2017-04-30T17:04:03.000000000-04:00 Following India’s crackdown on cash, millions of residents who have never even used a credit card are leapfrogging into mobile payments, finding phone apps more accessible than plastic. National Security Chief Tells South Korea U.S. Will Pay for Defense System 2017-04-30T12:58:07.000000000-04:00 The comments by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared to undo President Trump’s remark earlier that South Korea should pay for the Thaad system. Another Win for Macron Would Give the EU Breathing Room 2017-04-30T12:37:06.000000000-04:00 Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the first round of the French presidential election was greeted with relief rather than triumph in Brussels and other European capitals. U.K.'s May Stands Defiant on Brexit Talks, Exposing Rift With EU 2017-04-30T11:55:46.000000000-04:00 U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain won’t agree to pay an exit bill for leaving the EU without also agreeing a new trade deal with the bloc, highlighting a hard-to-resolve division between the opposing camps ahead of talks on Brexit. Brazil Former Billionaire Eike Batista Released to House Arrest Ahead of Trial 2017-04-30T10:09:29.000000000-04:00 Brazilian businessman Eike Batista was released from prison early Sunday to house arrest, where he will continue to be monitored while he awaits trial on charges of corruption and money laundering. The Calculated Rise of Emmanuel Macron 2017-04-30T08:45:01.000000000-04:00 The French presidential candidate skipped electoral politics, instead connecting with the elite. His contest with Marine Le Pen will determine the future of his country—and of the European project. Estonia Leads the Way in NATO's Cyberdefense 2017-04-30T07:00:08.000000000-04:00 A hotel conference room in the Baltic republic of Estonia recently became the front line in a rehearsal for cyberwarfare, in an exercise that tested the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s readiness to repel hackers.