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U.K.’s May Gets Cabinet’s Go-Ahead on Brexit Deal

LONDON—British Prime Minister Theresa May secured cabinet approval for her Brexit deal Wednesday evening, clearing an important hurdle but setting the stage for...

Death Toll Rises To 56 In Northern California Camp Fire, Deadliest In State History

At least 56 people have been killed in the devastating Camp fire in Northern California and 130 people are still missing, authorities said...

‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing.

EL FUERTE, Mexico—One recent day, a line of grieving mothers armed with picks and shovels worked their way across a muddy field looking...

United Nations Lifts Sanctions on ‘Africa’s North Korea’

The United Nations on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea, ending a decadelong arms embargo on the strategically located East African nation and bolstering...

At Summit, China Finds Multiplayer Trade Deals Don’t Come Easy

SINGAPORE—China has cast itself as a champion of free trade and multilateralism in the “America-first” era, but the world’s second-largest economy is finding...

Fiji Coup Leader’s Re-Election Is Boon for China

Voters in Fiji looked to have re-elected the ruling party of former military leader Frank Bainimarama, an outcome likely to entrench China’s...

Three South Korean Firms Plead Guilty to Fixing Fuel Prices at U.S. Military Bases

WASHINGTON—Three South Korean companies agreed to plead guilty and pay $236 million in criminal and civil penalties...