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Russia, Turkey Offered Sudan Economic Assistance, Minister Says

Russia, Turkey Offered Sudan Economic Assistance, Minister Says

Russia and Turkey have offered Sudan economic assistance, the African nation’s oil minister said, as the government tries to salve a fiscal crisis that’s sparked a month of protests.
Trump Says Republicans to Focus Border Wall Sales Pitch on Crime

Trump Says Republicans to Focus Border Wall Sales Pitch on Crime

President Donald Trump offered his fellow Republicans a new slogan in their fight for border wall funding that has shut down parts of the government for 33 days.
Erdogan Seeks Support in Moscow as Putin Becomes Syria Kingmaker

Erdogan Seeks Support in Moscow as Putin Becomes Syria Kingmaker

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan got another chance to lobby Vladimir Putin to protect Turkish interests as the U.S. prepares to withdraw from Syria, leaving Russia as the key power broker in that
Japan’s Abe Delivers Speech on Economy, Free Trade in Davos

Japan’s Abe Delivers Speech on Economy, Free Trade in Davos

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a special address at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Casting himself as loyal defender of globalization, Abe told political
Why Thailand’s Junta Is Finally Ready for an Election

Why Thailand’s Junta Is Finally Ready for an Election

The latest date is March 24, and this time the regime looks determined to stick to it (barring another outbreak of street protests).
GOP Urges Maxine Waters to Examine Brexit, Fannie-Freddie

GOP Urges Maxine Waters to Examine Brexit, Fannie-Freddie

The top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee wants the panel’s Democratic chair, Maxine Waters of California, to consider holding hearings on issues including Brexit, overhauling
U.K.’s Fox Hints He’d Be Willing to Accept a Delay to Brexit

U.K.’s Fox Hints He’d Be Willing to Accept a Delay to Brexit

U.K. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox suggested he could live with a delay to Brexit if more time is needed to implement a divorce agreement with the European Union.
South African Law on Party Funding to Be Implemented April 1

South African Law on Party Funding to Be Implemented April 1

A law requiring political parties in South Africa to reveal their funding will come into effect on April 1, the country’s electoral commission said.
Rogoff Says World Lacks an `A-Team' to Deal With a New Financial Crisis

Rogoff Says World Lacks an `A-Team' to Deal With a New Financial Crisis

Harvard Professor Kenneth Rogoff discusses the U.S. government shutdown and the global financial industry's preparedness for a crisis. He also discusses Brexit and China's slowdown at the World
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Enters Democratic Presidential Race

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Enters Democratic Presidential Race

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced the launch of a presidential exploratory committee Wednesday, saying that it’s “a season for boldness.”
China Resists U.S., EU Talks on Global Digital Trade Deal, Sources Say

China Resists U.S., EU Talks on Global Digital Trade Deal, Sources Say

China risks being locked out of talks to establish new global rules to govern the $25 trillion e-commerce marketplace as the U.S. and other nations resist an effort by Beijing to curb the plan’s
Venezuelans Ask, ‘Is It Real This Time?’

Venezuelans Ask, ‘Is It Real This Time?’

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Transgender <em>Queer Eye</em> Guest Tests State Health Insurance Rules

Transgender <em>Queer Eye</em> Guest Tests State Health Insurance Rules

Skyler Jay raised money for his own chest surgery, and then sued his employer to get it covered.
EU Wants to Crack Down on Passport Buying After Money-Laundering Scandals

EU Wants to Crack Down on Passport Buying After Money-Laundering Scandals

The European Union sounded the alarm on so-called “golden visas,” saying the practice of granting residence to foreigners in return for investments exposes the bloc to money-laundering and security
Japan's Abe Presses Davos Crowd to Rebuild Trust in Free Trade

Japan's Abe Presses Davos Crowd to Rebuild Trust in Free Trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told political and business leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, to renew trust in global trade, as he seeks to avoid a repeat of last year’s tit-for-tat tariffs
Bolsonaro Says Brazil Must Reform or Become Next Venezuela

Bolsonaro Says Brazil Must Reform or Become Next Venezuela

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro pledged swift and sweeping measures to fix the economy and ward off what he said was a risk that Latin America’s largest nation turns into a Venezuela-style regime.
EU Eyes Tariffs on $23 Billion of U.S. Goods If Trump Taxes Cars

EU Eyes Tariffs on $23 Billion of U.S. Goods If Trump Taxes Cars

The European Union is prepared to hit 20 billion euros ($22.7 billion) of U.S. goods with tariffs should President Donald Trump follow through on a threat to impose duties on EU cars and auto parts,
Trump’s Elusive Terms on Border Deal Cloud Path to End Shutdown

Trump’s Elusive Terms on Border Deal Cloud Path to End Shutdown

Donald Trump’s closest advisers have competing senses of what the president would be willing to accept as part of a deal with Democrats to reopen government, underscoring the difficulty negotiators
Pound Strengthens as Delay to Exit Gains Traction: Brexit Update

Pound Strengthens as Delay to Exit Gains Traction: Brexit Update

Parliament is inching toward a plan to delay Brexit as a way of preventing a chaotic no-deal departure. The pound rose.
Former Diplomat and Human Rights Expert Detained on China Visit

Former Diplomat and Human Rights Expert Detained on China Visit

Writer and former Chinese diplomat Yang Hengjun, who is now an Australian citizen, has been detained by the Chinese government.
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