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Venezuela’s Maduro starts another six-year term despite pressure from neighbors

January 13, 2019 |

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term on Thursday amid a longstanding economic crisis and pressure from some Latin American neighbors that won’t recognize his presidency after a disputed election.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Taiwan Leader Rejects Unification Under Heightened Pressure From China’s Xi

January 3, 2019 |

The leaders of China and Taiwan sparred over the prospects of unification, showing the decades-old split remains potentially volatile under intensifying pressure from Chinese President Xi Jinping to change the status quo.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Sanctioned Russians Can Attend Davos After Pressure From Moscow

December 18, 2018 |

The World Economic Forum said sanctioned Russian businessmen may attend January’s Davos event, fending off a dispute that risked overshadowing the gathering of the elite after Moscow threatened to boycott it.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Netanyahu Under Pressure as Police Recommend Corruption Charges

December 3, 2018 |

Israeli police recommended charging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery and fraud related to a corruption investigation, a move which could further weaken one of President Trump’s most stalwart foreign allies.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Taiwan votes in local elections amid pressure from China

November 24, 2018 |

Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, amid growing pressure from the island’s powerful rival China.
FOX News

CNN

UK minister to pressure Saudi on Khashoggi murder and Yemen bloodshed

November 12, 2018 |

The UK foreign secretary will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday to urge leaders to end the war in Yemen and cooperate with Turkey’s investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Iran Hawks Raise the Pressure on Trump

October 28, 2018 |

A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough enough, the AP reports. As President Donald Trump prepares to re-impose a second batch of Iran sanctions…
Newser

Italian Credit Downgrade Likely to Add to Pressure on Europe’s Markets

October 21, 2018 |

Italy’s credit was cut by Moody’s to the lowest investment-grade rating, in a move that will likely add further selling pressure on Italian bonds and raise borrowing costs for the debt-laden country.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Macron, Under Pressure, Walks Tight Line With Appointments

October 16, 2018 |

French President Emmanuel Macron appointed several cabinet ministers in an attempt to stabilize his government and stem a decline in public support for his push to overhaul France’s economy.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe