Wall Street Journal (International News)

• Trump Administration Warns Assad Would Pay 'Heavy Price' for Another Chemical Attack
The White House said the U.S. had detected what may be preparations by the Syrian government for a chemical-weapons attack and warned that the country’s ruler and military would “pay a heavy price” if they carried out a strike.

• Hostage to China's Insecurity---Its Markets
Chinese stocks’ inclusion in the MSCI is likely to disappoint in the same way as recognition from the IMF of the yuan. At the root is Beijing’s fear of market forces.

• North Korea Compares Trump to Hitler
North Korea’s state media described President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy as “Nazism in the 21st century,” and compared the president to Adolf Hitler, in the harshest language that Pyongyang has directed at the administration.

• Brazil President Temer Is Charged With Corruption
Brazil’s top prosecutor filed criminal charges against President Michel Temer, marking a critical new phase for the corruption purge that has roiled Latin America’s largest country for the past three years.

• Trump, Modi Move to Bridge Divisions
President Trump welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Monday, where they agreed to expand cooperation on combatting terrorism, stabilizing Afghanistan and overcoming trade differences.

• Chinese Premier Touts 'Unimaginable Job Growth'
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made a strong defense of his signature program aimed at bolstering the country’s new economy as traditional drivers lose steam, saying the initiative has led to significant job creation.

• May Clinches Deal With Northern Irish Party to Support Minority Government
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May clinched a deal with a group of Northern Irish lawmakers that will keep her Conservative Party in government despite the loss of its Parliamentary majority in elections earlier this month.

• U.S. Ramps Up Lumber Trade Spat With Canada
The Trump administration added a new layer of duties on softwood-lumber imports from its northern neighbor, even as it said it still hopes to negotiate a settlement before the full bite of the penalties is felt.

• Germany Warns Turks on Security Officers
Germany warned Turkey that members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail facing arrest warrants in the U.S. wouldn’t be welcomed during next month’s Group of 20 summit.

• Liu Xiaobo Released From Chinese Prison Following Cancer Diagnosis
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison early and is receiving treatment in a Chinese hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer.

• Freighter Captain Says U.S. Destroyer Ignored Warnings
The captain of a cargo ship that hit a U.S. destroyer near Japan earlier this month has said in a report that the ship sent emergency warnings as the American vessel suddenly cut across its path, according to a person with direct knowledge of the testimony.


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