Wall Street Journal (International News)

· China's Bright Economic Future Is Bound Up in the Past
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
President Xi Jinping this week lauded China’s transition to high-quality growth, but for now smokestack industries carry the economy—and much-touted efforts to relieve long-term ills are running into short-term reality.

· China's Xi Feeds Expectations for a Lengthy Reign
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
Opening a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping signaled his ambition to shape the country far into the future as he set a new goal potentially achievable in his lifetime: to build a modern nation by 2035.

· Spain Poised to Strip Catalonia of Powers
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is poised to exercise constitutional powers to impose tighter control on Catalonia, plunging Spain into uncharted waters as Madrid seeks to quell the region’s bid for independence.

· Inside Islamic State's Other Grisly War, a World Away From Syria
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
Islamists in the Philippines pledged allegiance to ISIS and occupied the city of Marawi, torching churches and beheading hostages. On the verge of defeat, like their Syrian counterparts, they have left behind devastation and a model for other militants around the world.

· Antiestablishment Tycoon Leads Race to Become Czech Prime Minister
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
Czech voters are poised this week to elect as prime minister a blunt-spoken billionaire who tells crowds the system is rotten and rigged by distant European elites, a situation only he can fix.

· U.K. Pushes Citizens' Rights to Advance Brexit Talks
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May will Thursday make a pitch to European Union leaders on guarantees for EU citizens living in the U.K., hoping to revive stalled Brexit talks by shifting the focus away from a deadlock over money.

· Jacinda Ardern to Lead New Zealand After Deal With Kingmaker
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
New Zealand finally has a government, with Labour leader Jacinda Ardern securing the backing of a populist politician who emerged as kingmaker after last month’s national elections proved inconclusive.

· As Iraqi Forces Consolidate Control in North, Kurds Flee
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
Thousands of Kurdish civilians fled their homes in northern Iraq, fearing harassment by government forces and Shiite militias who have taken control of a vast swath of territory from Kurdish fighters.

· Weakened Nafta, WTO Would Pave Way for Conflict
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
Trump administration attempts to neuter Nafta and the World Trade Organization are intended to sideline the referees from the world trade arena, but that would allow both the U.S. and rivals to be more aggressive, Greg Ip writes.

· Rex Tillerson Says U.S. Is India's Best Partner for the Future
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to India next week to press his view that the U.S.—not China—represents the South Asia economic giant’s most reliable partner for the future.


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