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Local U.K. Election Serves Up Early Test of a ‘Boris Bounce’

LONDON—British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s grip on power will be tested during a district election in rural Wales that could further erode his...

Behind Brazil’s $240 Billion Pension Cut, a Once-Reviled Ex-Banker

BRASÍLIA—Rodrigo Maia is an unlikely hero to many. As head of the scandal-plagued lower house of Congress, the portly ex-banker has been one...

New Japanese Legislator With Lou Gehrig’s Disease Aims to Stop Abuse...

TOKYO—Yasuhiko Funago can’t breath or speak on his own. But he will have a voice in Japan’s highest legislative body, and he aims...

Trump Vetoes Resolutions Seeking to Block Arms Sales to Gulf Allies

WASHINGTON—President Trump vetoed joint resolutions from Congress that sought to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, calling them...

Ukrainian President’s Party Set to Win Majority in Elections

The new party of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was on course Monday to win an outright majority...

Women Advance in Japan’s Parliament

TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aim of bridging the gender-equality gap is beginning to take shape in...

New President’s Party Wins Big in Ukraine

Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for the party of their former-comedian president in parliamentary elections on Sunday, cementing the...

Shinzo Abe Set to Become Japan’s Longest Serving Prime Minister

TOKYO—Japan’s ruling coalition was on course for victory in elections for the upper house of parliament, initial forecasts showed, putting Prime Minister Shinzo...

Next U.K. Leader, to Be Chosen This Week, Faces Big Brexit...

LONDON—The Conservative Party’s decision this week on who gets to be Britain’s next prime minister sets the clock ticking a lot more loudly...

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