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Analysis: Clashes Over Taxes, Debt Limit Challenge Rally in US Stocks

NEW YORK—Investors are ramping up their focus on Washington, as the twin prospects of a tax hike and a potentially prolonged fight over raising the debt ceiling loom over a rally in U.S. stocks. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday proposed raising the top tax rate on corporations to 26.5 percent from…


Police Clash With Protesters Near Ukrainian President’s Office

KYIV, Ukraine—Police clashed with protesters from a nationalist party near the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday when they tried to break through a police cordon. Reuters TV footage from the scene showed members of Ukrainian police and protesters spraying tear gas at each other. The protesters attacked with long sticks and threw…


Armenia Wants Russian Army Outposts on Azerbaijan Border After Clashes Killed 3 Soldiers

MOSCOW—Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan proposed on Thursday that Russian border outposts be stationed along the length of Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan after a rise in tensions between Yerevan and Baku. Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other earlier on Thursday of flouting a Russian-backed ceasefire that both sides had accepted the previous day to halt…


Israeli Troops Mass at Gaza Border Amid Rocket Fire, Air Strikes, Clashes in Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM—Israeli troops massed at Gaza’s border on May 13 and Palestinian militants pounded Israel with rockets in intense hostilities that have caused international concern and touched off clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Days of violence between Jewish Israelis and the country’s Arab minority worsened overnight, with synagogues attacked and fighting breaking out on…


Violence Flares as Protests Over Jailing of Spanish Rapper Extend Into Fifth Night

BARCELONA—Protesters threw bottles at police, set fire to containers, and smashed up shops in Barcelona on Saturday in a fifth night of clashes after a rapper was jailed for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his songs. The nine-month sentence of Pablo Hasel, known for his virulently anti-establishment raps, has sparked a debate over freedom…