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Maduro’s Bid to Fly Gold Out of Venezuela Is Blocked

Maduro’s Bid to Fly Gold Out of Venezuela Is Blocked

The embattled Nicolas Maduro regime halted plans to ship 20 tons of Venezuelan gold overseas as a growing international push to ring-fence the country’s dwindling hard assets unnerved those handling
Russia Suspends Cold-War Nuclear Treaty After Trump's Withdrawal

Russia Suspends Cold-War Nuclear Treaty After Trump's Withdrawal

Russia withdrew from a landmark 1987 nuclear disarmament treaty as President Vladimir Putin signaled he’s open to new talks, the Kremlin said, a day after Donald Trump announced the U.S. is pulling
White House Says U.S. Could See Zero Growth This Quarter With Shutdown

White House Says U.S. Could See Zero Growth This Quarter With Shutdown

White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said that if the partial government shutdown extends through March, there’s a chance of zero economic expansion this quarter, though
Merkel Calls for Swift Return to ‘Normal’ Monetary Policy

Merkel Calls for Swift Return to ‘Normal’ Monetary Policy

Angela Merkel told an audience of global business leaders how she yearned for a resumption of conventional monetary policy.
African Borrowers Face Risk of Debt ‘Tipping Point’

African Borrowers Face Risk of Debt ‘Tipping Point’

A third of African countries have unsustainable debt positions and the continent must reduce its reliance on foreign funding for projects that don’t help them service loans, Zimbabwean Finance
Venezuelans Heed Call to Hit the Streets With Maduro Under Pressure

Venezuelans Heed Call to Hit the Streets With Maduro Under Pressure

Venezuelans took to the streets Wednesday in what’s expected to be the biggest opposition rally in more than a year as critics of President Nicolas Maduro’s regime push for change on a symbolic day
Italy’s Conte Rules Out Budget Adjustment Despite Fears of Recession

Italy’s Conte Rules Out Budget Adjustment Despite Fears of Recession

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ruled out a budget adjustment despite fears Italy is headed for a recession, insisting growth will instead overshoot targets.
Trudeau Envoy Sees Strong Case Against Huawei CFO’s Extradition

Trudeau Envoy Sees Strong Case Against Huawei CFO’s Extradition

A Huawei Technologies Co. executive facing extradition to the U.S. has “strong arguments” to make against extradition in part because of comments by U.S. President Donald Trump, Canada’s ambassador to
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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