What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

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The Saudi government in recent days has released at least two dozen high-profile suspects held in a crackdown on corruption.

States are grappling with how to continue the popular Children's Health Insurance Program after Congress failed to renew its long-term funding.

The White House's push for an infrastructure-rebuilding plan will begin in earnest early next month.

Trump's decision to provide antitank missiles to Ukraine reflects a new assessment of the threat posed by Moscow's military intervention there.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said the U.N.'s 2018-19 budget would be slashed by more than $285 million, including cuts to management.

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Trump's legal team reasserted that the parts of the Russian election-interference investigation involving the president would conclude quickly.

A federal judge ruled the military must provide immediate access to legal counsel for a U.S. citizen being held as an enemy combatant in Iraq.

A nuclear-power project being built by Russia in Belarus is fueling safety fears in nearby Lithuania.

Maine can't find enough snowplow drivers, a sign that low unemployment has its downsides for state governments competing with private employers.

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December 26, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)