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Why do 71 nations don’t want to ban nuclear weapons?

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

Will Angela Merkel get a ‘win-win deal’ at the G-20?

US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the Group of 20 top industrial and developing countries arrived Thursday in Hamburg.

EU vs Google: Who’s the boss?

After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

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