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January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 5

January 16, 2018 4:28 PM 2 prominent Parti Quebecois members won’t seek re-election

Longtime Parti Quebecois members Alexandre Cloutier and Nicole Leger will not run in this year’s provincial election. QUEBEC—Two prominent Parti Quebecois members of the national assembly will not run in this year’s provincial election amid reports several of their colleagues are also leaving the political scene. Alexandre Cloutier, 40, said this morning 12

January 15, 2018 4:35 PM UKIP leader breaks up with girlfriend over racist texts about Meghan Markle

Leader of the anti-EU party Henry Bolton said Monday that “the romantic side” of his relationship with 25-year-old Jo Marney was over. LONDON—The leader of the anti-EU U.K. Independence Party says he has broken up with his girlfriend after she made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancée, Meghan Markle. Henry Bolton said Monday that “the romantic 9

January 15, 2018 1:36 PM U.K. construction company Carillion’s collapse puts 43,000 jobs worldwide at risk

Carillion Plc filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances and get a government bailout. Carillion Plc, a U.K. construction company with government contracts in everything from hospitals to the HS2 high-speed rail project, filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances 12

January 13, 2018 2:14 PM African UN ambassadors blast Trump’s ‘s---hole’ remark as ‘outrageous, racist and xenophobic’

JOHANNESBURG—The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning the “outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks” by U.S. President Donald Trump and demanding a retraction and apology. Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has shared the statement on Twitter, saying: “Whoa. I’ve never seen a statement 13

January 10, 2018 7:38 PM Male MPs, staff are often bystanders to sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill, former staffer says

Lauren Dobson-Hughes, a women’s rights advocate, who worked for the federal NDP, says men yield enormous power, adding the issue of sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill is rampant. OTTAWA—A former political staffer and women’s rights advocate says male MPs and staff on Parliament Hill are often bystanders who do nothing to help create a safe workplace 15

January 9, 2018 11:53 PM Zinedine Zidane gives Real Madrid a reality check

The coach is trying to keep Madrid motivated for La Liga competition, even though it is 16 points adrift of first-place Barcelona at the halfway point. MADRID—Zinedine Zidane is hoping his words will help put Real Madrid back on track. Zidane had a longer than usual talk with his players before training on Tuesday, saying it’s his responsibility to keep them motivated 9

January 8, 2018 3:45 PM Steve Bannon’s ‘treasonous’ criticism was aimed ‘directly at Don Jr.,’ Fire and Fury author says

Bannon said his description wasn’t aimed at Trump’s son, but at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Michael Wolff told MSNBC that isn’t true. WASHINGTON—The author of an explosive new book that questions President Donald Trump’s fitness for office on Monday contradicted Steve Bannon’s explanation of comments that had angered his former boss. Michael 11

January 6, 2018 6:20 PM Trump says he’s open to speaking with Kim Jong Un as North Korea, South Korea prepare for talks

North and South Korea have agreed to discuss co-operation on the upcoming Olympics in South Korea, as well as other issues, in rare talks set to begin Tuesday. Trump calls that “a big start.” THURMONT, MD.—U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Rocket Man” and is hoping some good can come from upcoming 10

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM Explosive new Trump book blows open feud with Steve Bannon amid fractures in Republican Party

WASHINGTON—The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s very public break with U.S. President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. The new fissure in an already fractious Republican Party cast doubt on Bannon’s hopes to foment 9