Progressives Press Pelosi Over Eviction Moratorium

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is facing an uprising from the progressive wing of the Democratic caucus, which is pushing her to call the House back into session during its August recess to hold a vote on legislation protecting renters after

Philippine Leader Reverses Course, Keeps U.S. Defense Pact

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reversed his decision to scrap a major defense pact with the U.S., salvaging a cornerstone of the two countries’ military alliance and reinforcing efforts to counterbalance an increasingly assertive China. The fate of the Visiting Forces Agreement

Infrastructure Bill Now Faces Restive House Progressives

WASHINGTON—As the Senate moves forward with a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, progressive Democrats are warning party leaders not to take their votes for granted as they try to advance sweeping antipoverty and climate proposals. The infrastructure bill cleared a key

Tunisia Risks Sliding Back to Autocratic Rule

Tunisia, the country whose protest movement promised to transform the Middle East a decade ago, is in turmoil after its president suspended parliament and seized executive power this week, stirring concerns that the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings

After Navalny, Challenging Putin Is Getting Even Harder

MOSCOW—Challenging Vladimir Putin has always been difficult. Now his opponents say it is almost impossible, as the Kremlin launches a full-court press against anyone daring to stand up against the Russian president. In recent weeks, authorities have stepped up a campaign to

Senators Try to Finalize Deal on Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers pushed to finalize an infrastructure agreement Sunday, but said they were still struggling to resolve a dispute over how much to increase public-transit funding, a snag that could delay their goal of advancing the bill in a Senate vote early this

France Passes New Bill to Tighten Control of Mosques

PARIS—The French Parliament passed a bill on Friday that aims to strengthen government oversight of mosques and other religious organizations and counter the influence of Islamist movements that French President Emmanuel Macron says are undermining the country’s secular values. The legislation, called

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