Tunisia's new designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said he would form a smaller cabinet than in previous governments and combat poverty and marginalization of poorer regions.
Tunisia's PM designate vows to tackle economic, social ills
US President Donald Trump relaunched a major trade offensive against Europe on Wednesday, threatening to hit the EU with damaging auto tariffs if Europeans failed to agree a long-delayed trade deal.
Trump relaunches trade battle with Europe
Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday to 13 cities and a staggering 41 million people, as nervous residents were checked for fevers and the death toll climbed to 26.
China shuts down 13 cities as virus toll climbs
Germany’s interior minister suggested that his country can’t build a 5G mobile network without Chinese tech giant Huawei, at least for now, intervening in an issue that has caused tensions between the US and its allies.
Minister: Germany needs China’s Huawei to build 5G network
Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were pushed back by Mexican security forces.
Migrants cross Guatemala into Mexico after scuffles
The United Nations mission to Libya slammed ongoing violations of a UN Security Council arms embargo, despite commitments made a week ago at an international summit in Berlin.
UN slams Libya arms embargo violations despite Berlin pledges
A drone attack carried out by American forces earlier this month in western Afghanistan that apparently targeted a splinter Taliban group also killed at least 15 civilians including three women and three children, an Afghan rights official and a council member said.
US airstrike killed 15 civilians in Herat: Afghan officials
The Taliban are geared up to reach a withdrawal agreement with the United States by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.
Taliban aim to pen deal with US by Jan. 31: Report

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