What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

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The world's major economies are growing in sync for the first time in a decade, helped by low-interest-rate stimulus and the fading of crises.

The White House is expected to soon send guidance to the Pentagon on how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military.

Trump's efforts to reboot U.S.-Pakistan relations as part of his new Afghanistan strategy may be challenged by a rising Pakistani politician.

Jared Kushner will lead a delegation to try to advance talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Saudi Arabia is courting Iraq's Shiite leaders and reopening border crossings between the countries after years of rancor.

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Kim Jong Un appeared in state media visiting a missile production factory, hours after Tillerson praised his restraint.

Trump's threat to shut down the government if Congress doesn't approve funding for a Mexico border wall raised alarm among some Republican lawmakers.

Iowa asked for federal permission to alter major provisions of the Affordable Care Act next year.

Egypt lashed out against a decision by the Trump administration to slash and withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in economic and military aid to Cairo.

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August 24, 2017 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)