Thousands Protest Against Inflation in France

PARIS—Thousands of protesters took to the streets across France to demand higher wages to cope with…

North Korea Fires Three Missiles After Biden Ends Asia Trip

TOKYO—North Korea fired a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile early Wednesday that flew only briefly before landing…

Timeline for EU Oil Embargo on Russia Appears Further Set Back

BRUSSELS—European Union officials on Tuesday suggested the bloc might not decide whether to impose an oil…

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Avoids Government Collapse

TEL AVIV—An Israeli lawmaker who quit the government this past week decided to rejoin the ruling,…

China Spends Far More Than Others to Help Favored Industries, Report Finds

China spends much more in helping favored industries with state-directed funds, cheap loans and other government…

Biden Open to Meeting North Korea’s Kim, Pledges Deterrence With Seoul

SEOUL—President Biden expressed openness to meeting Kim Jong Un if the North Korean leader was sincere…

Sweden, Finland Weigh Cyber Risks Stemming From NATO Applications

Authorities in Sweden and Finland have raised alert levels for cyberattacks, concerned they face increased hacking…

Europe’s Natural-Gas Buyers Defuse Standoff With Kremlin Over Ruble Payments

PARIS—Some of Europe’s biggest natural-gas utilities have agreed to new payment terms with Russia’s Gazprom, defusing…

Trauma of Fires, Floods Hangs Over Australian Election

MOGO, Australia—Since Australia’s last election in 2019, hairdresser Naomi Lafranchi’s salon in this small town narrowly…

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Tests Positive for Covid-19

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern , who championed a zero Covid-19 strategy from…

Israeli Forces, Palestinians Clash in West Bank Before Funeral of Journalist

Israeli security forces and Palestinians clashed violently in the West Bank before the funeral of a…

Philippines Votes for President With Ex-Dictator’s Son Leading Opinion Polls

Millions of Filipinos are heading to the polls on Monday to choose their next president in…

Party Favoring Unification Poised to Win Northern Irish Election for First Time

A political party committed to the reunification of Ireland is set to win a historic victory…

Suspected Colombian Drug Kingpin Extradited to U.S.

A suspected Colombian drug-trafficking kingpin was arraigned in a New York federal court Thursday on charges…

Suspected Terrorist Attack in Israel Kills at Least Three on Independence Day

TEL AVIV—A suspected terrorist attack in central Israel killed at least three people and injured several…