MEXICO CITY—On Dec. 1, tens of thousands of people gathered in Mexico City’s gritty central square to celebrate Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first year in office. His supporters chanted “It’s an honor to support Obrador.” A few blocks away, thousands...
Argentina’s President-elect Alberto Fernández on Friday named Martín Guzmán, an academic critical of the International Monetary Fund, as his economy minister. Mr. Guzmán, a 37-year-old with a doctorate from Brown University but little public-policy experience, will take over the top economic post next...
NEW DELHI—Indian police said they shot and killed four men Friday suspected of raping and murdering a woman in a high-profile case, triggering praise from those tired of authorities’ inability to rein in the rape in the country while sparking concern the police...
OTTAWA—Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said Friday he will step down from his position as the head of Canada’s central bank when his term expires next June. Mr. Poloz’s seven-year term as governor is due to end on June 2, 2020. He...
A measles outbreak in the Pacific island nation of Samoa has killed more than 60 people, prompting authorities to declare a two-day curfew to accelerate immunizations while taking aim at antivaccination groups. The government ordered businesses to close and vehicles to stay off...
MEXICO CITY—Irving Pineda has received hundreds of threats since Mexican security forces arrested and then released the son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán after an attack by cartel forces in October. He isn’t a special-operations officer, nor a...
BAGHDAD—On walls and lampposts in the heart of Iraq’s capital, vying for attention alongside banners calling for the government’s downfall, are images of the missing. The posters appeal for information about young men who have disappeared during two months of antigovernment protests...
VIENNA—France, Britain and Germany will ratchet up pressure on Iran in coming weeks by triggering a dispute mechanism if Tehran continues its prohibited moves away from the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats say. The warning leaves the two sides heading for a major clash in...
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Nine weeks ago, the 15,000-seat stadium built specifically for the biggest prize fight of the year was nothing but a patch of desert. Six months from now, it will be a patch of desert again. But for the brief time...
OTTAWA—Cutting taxes for middle-income earners will be the first policy priority for re-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who laid out his plans Thursday as he embarked on his second mandate, this time as the head of a minority government. Mr. Trudeau also...