What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

Date : 05/22/2019 @ 8:02AM
Source : Dow Jones News

What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (May 22, 2019).

The U.S. is readying measures ranging from criminal charges to sanctions against people it believes are tied to Venezuela's military-run emergency food program, part of a bid to target what officials call a massive money-laundering operation.

Pelosi faces a narrowing set of options to avert growing calls within her Democratic caucus for starting impeachment proceedings against the president.

The U.K.'s May laid out a fresh plan to get Parliament to back her Brexit deal, dangling the prospect of a second referendum.

Congressional leaders began talks with the White House over a budget deal, but hit a sticking point over Democrats' efforts to raise nondefense spending.

The administration told lawmakers that the threat of hostilities with Iran has receded in the face of U.S. military deployments.

Widodo tacked rightward to counter his staunchly nationalist opponent in winning re-election as Indonesia's president.

Trump travels to Japan this week to keep up pressure for a trade deal that has raised hackles among Japanese companies.

A storm system produced dozens of tornadoes across the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma, but damage appeared relatively limited.

Thousands of Baltimore government computers remain frozen two weeks after a disruptive cyberattack.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 22, 2019 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)

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