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Countries Seek United 5G Security Approach Amid Huawei Concerns

Countries Seek United 5G Security Approach Amid Huawei Concerns

Security officials from 30 countries hammered out a common approach to wireless network safety on Friday, responding to concerns over equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co.
Warren Asks Agencies to Probe Tax Companies’ Free-File Services

Warren Asks Agencies to Probe Tax Companies’ Free-File Services

Senator Elizabeth Warren and other lawmakers asked the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether tax preparation companies are hiding their free services by
Democrats Short on Recruits for Bid to Retake Senate in 2020

Democrats Short on Recruits for Bid to Retake Senate in 2020

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer’s attempt to wrest the chamber from Republicans in 2020 is growing harder as he and the party confront early recruiting disappointments and an electoral map with
Vietnamese Woman Accused in Kim Jong Nam's Killing Released

Vietnamese Woman Accused in Kim Jong Nam's Killing Released

A Vietnamese woman who was tried in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader in a Malaysian airport was released from prison on Friday prison and flew back to Hanoi.
Venezuela's Failed Uprising: How a Deal to Oust Maduro Unraveled

Venezuela's Failed Uprising: How a Deal to Oust Maduro Unraveled

Maybe Venezuela’s most famous political prisoner, Leopoldo Lopez, was the thread that unraveled it all.
Fritz Hollings, Senator Who Fought Hunger and Deficit, Dies at 97

Fritz Hollings, Senator Who Fought Hunger and Deficit, Dies at 97

Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, who helped smooth integration in South Carolina before spending 38 years in the U.S. Senate as an advocate for impoverished Americans and a voice for restraint in government
Iraq Closes Border Crossing With Iran on Concern About Floods

Iraq Closes Border Crossing With Iran on Concern About Floods

Iraq on Saturday closed its Al-Sheeb border crossing with Iran to trade and travelers until further notice, as flooding continues to submerge more villages.
Estonia Set for New Coalition Including Controversial Populists

Estonia Set for New Coalition Including Controversial Populists

Estonia moved toward a new governing coalition that includes a controversial anti-immigrant party, signaling the further spread of populism in the European Union.
Crises Intensify on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Weekend Reads

Crises Intensify on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Weekend Reads

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Iran Will Need to Tap Wealth Fund for Flood Damage, ISNA Reports

Iran Will Need to Tap Wealth Fund for Flood Damage, ISNA Reports

Flood damage in western Iran exceeds the government’s budget for disaster relief and officials will have to tap the country’s sovereign wealth fund to cover reconstruction costs, the semi-official
Libyan Air Force Strikes Haftar Positions South of Tripoli

Libyan Air Force Strikes Haftar Positions South of Tripoli

Forces loyal to the the internationally recognized government in Tripoli conducted air strikes to try to halt a march on the capital by strongman Khalifa Haftar’s troops, officials said.
Norway’s Oil Industry Is Dealt a Stinging Blow

Norway’s Oil Industry Is Dealt a Stinging Blow

Norway’s oil industry has been dealt a stinging blow by one of its most important political allies.
ECB’s Mersch Chides Countries for Insufficient Reform Progress

ECB’s Mersch Chides Countries for Insufficient Reform Progress

Euro-area countries haven’t been zealous enough in implementing structural reforms in recent years, European Central Bank Executive Board Member Yves Mersch said.
Ecuador Rejects WikiLeaks Claims That It Plans to Expel Assange

Ecuador Rejects WikiLeaks Claims That It Plans to Expel Assange

Ecuador rejected WikiLeaks’ claims that it plans to expel the organization’s founder Julian Assange from its London embassy, calling them “false news” aimed at undermining the dignity of the country.
Italy Sees 2019 Debt Reaching 132.6% of GDP, Repubblica Says

Italy Sees 2019 Debt Reaching 132.6% of GDP, Repubblica Says

The Italian government will revise up its outlook for the country’s debt load this year as the economy barely grows, Repubblica reported, citing a draft of the Treasury’s new forecasts.
O’Rourke Bets on Obama-Like ‘Hope’ Amid Democrats’ Fury at Trump

O’Rourke Bets on Obama-Like ‘Hope’ Amid Democrats’ Fury at Trump

A young and energetic Democrat, running on a message of unity, catapults over more experienced rivals to victory in the Iowa caucuses and goes on to win the presidency.
Juncker Wants Italy's Five Star in Pro-EU Bloc, Stampa Says

Juncker Wants Italy's Five Star in Pro-EU Bloc, Stampa Says

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reached out to Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte to seek a possible role for the nation’s ruling Five Star Movement in an alliance of mainstream
‘Fed Up’ Hammond Insists Brexit Referendum Must Be Considered

‘Fed Up’ Hammond Insists Brexit Referendum Must Be Considered

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reiterated his call to consider proposals for a second referendum on Brexit, while acknowledging that both the U.K. and the European Union are exasperated by
European Bonds Seen Riding ECB Reinvestment Wave From Mid-April

European Bonds Seen Riding ECB Reinvestment Wave From Mid-April

Just when it looked like the euro-area bond rally may have lost some of its steam, the market is set for a central bank boost.
Pound Investors Eye Brexit Relief as May Pursues Deal or Delay

Pound Investors Eye Brexit Relief as May Pursues Deal or Delay

Once again, the day Britain is set to leave the European Union without a deal looms. And once again, pound traders are barely batting an eyelid.