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Israel's Netanyahu Demands to Confront His Accusers Publicly

Israel's Netanyahu Demands to Confront His Accusers Publicly

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday demanded that he be allowed to confront former close aides who have turned state’s witness in several corruption cases against him, even inviting
Tennessee Governor Grants Clemency to Woman Sentenced to Life at Age 16

Tennessee Governor Grants Clemency to Woman Sentenced to Life at Age 16

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman who says she was a 16 -year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee's governor and will be released from
Jim Yong Kim Stepping Down Early as World Bank President at End of Month

Jim Yong Kim Stepping Down Early as World Bank President at End of Month

Jim Yong Kim abruptly resigned as president of the World Bank more than three years ahead of schedule, potentially sparking an international tussle over who replaces him as the Trump administration
Trump Says He’ll Deliver Prime-Time Address Tuesday on Border ‘Crisis’

Trump Says He’ll Deliver Prime-Time Address Tuesday on Border ‘Crisis’

President Donald Trump plans to deliver a prime-time televised address on Tuesday before he travels to the U.S.-Mexico border later in the week as he battles Democrats over his proposed border wall.
Germany Wobbles on Russian Gas Pipeline as Trump Pressure Starts to Bite

Germany Wobbles on Russian Gas Pipeline as Trump Pressure Starts to Bite

Support in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition for a major new Russian gas pipeline is slipping as frustration with the Kremlin’s brinkmanship grows and pressure from U.S. President Donald
Seattle City Council Members Visit New York to Warn About Amazon HQ2

Seattle City Council Members Visit New York to Warn About Amazon HQ2

Two politicians from Amazon.com Inc.’s hometown traveled across the country to New York to deliver a cautionary message about the company’s expansion in the city.
Bolton Outlines Slowdown of Syria Withdrawal, But Trump Insists Plan Hasn’t Changed

Bolton Outlines Slowdown of Syria Withdrawal, But Trump Insists Plan Hasn’t Changed

President Donald Trump insisted that his plan to withdraw U.S. military forces from Syria hadn’t changed, after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a pullout that could result in
Top Oil Lobbyist Warns of Rising Political Risk in Norway

Top Oil Lobbyist Warns of Rising Political Risk in Norway

Norway’s oil industry is in full recovery mode, but the country’s top petroleum lobbyist is worried about growing opposition ahead.
Carlos Ghosn vs. Japan's Legal System

Carlos Ghosn vs. Japan's Legal System

For months, Carlos Ghosn, the deposed chairman of Nissan Motor Co., has been caught up in the peculiarities of Japan’s criminal justice system. A suspect can be held for questioning for up to 20 days
Gabon Government Says It Quashed Coup by Army Mutineers

Gabon Government Says It Quashed Coup by Army Mutineers

Gabonese authorities said they put down an attempted coup by a group of mutineering soldiers who’d seized control of the national broadcaster and vowed to “save a democracy in danger.”
PG&E Dives as Utility Giant Plays Dangerous Game With State

PG&E Dives as Utility Giant Plays Dangerous Game With State

In weighing a bankruptcy filing, PG&E Corp. officials -- whether intentionally or not -- are putting the pressure on California legislators to bail them out. It’s a dangerous game, though, as
Shutdown Threatens $200 Million a Day in Federal Contracts

Shutdown Threatens $200 Million a Day in Federal Contracts

If recent history is any guide, federal contractors could be out more than $200 million a day in lost or delayed revenue from the partial government shutdown, based on data compiled by Bloomberg.
Trump Faces Pressure From Calendar as Shutdown Stretches On

Trump Faces Pressure From Calendar as Shutdown Stretches On

President Donald Trump says he’s prepared to keep part of the U.S. government shut down for more than a year if necessary to get the money he wants for a wall on the Mexican border.
Pound Faces `More Pressure' Amid Brexit Uncertainty, RLAM Says

Pound Faces `More Pressure' Amid Brexit Uncertainty, RLAM Says

Piers Hillier, chief investment officer at Royal London Asset Management, discusses the outlook for the pound ahead of the U.K. Parliament's vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. He speaks
Chances of Trade Deal With U.S. Rising, Ex-China Official Says

Chances of Trade Deal With U.S. Rising, Ex-China Official Says

The odds of a U.S.-China trade deal are rising because both sides have a clearer sense of each other’s goals and intentions, a former Chinese trade official said ahead of negotiations in Beijing next
China Says ‘No Doubt’ Two Detained Canadians Broke Law

China Says ‘No Doubt’ Two Detained Canadians Broke Law

China’s top prosecutor said he was certain two Canadian citizens detained in the country violated local laws and regulations and that both men remain under investigation.
The EU and Euro Keep Defying the Doomsayers

The EU and Euro Keep Defying the Doomsayers

Is the end nigh? History would suggest not.
Taiwan's Ruling Party Rejects Xi's Plan for Reunification

Taiwan's Ruling Party Rejects Xi's Plan for Reunification

Taiwan's ruling party has rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping's plan for talks to work towards reunification. Xi's call is the clearest sign yet that he wants to settle the 70-year dispute during
White House Meeting Ends Without Deal to End Shutdown

White House Meeting Ends Without Deal to End Shutdown

U.S. Congressional leaders and President Trump have failed to strike a deal to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, now in its 12th day. The president has invited them back to the White
Senate GOP Seeks Quick Action on Trump's Attorney General Pick

Senate GOP Seeks Quick Action on Trump's Attorney General Pick

Senate Republicans are signaling that they want swift action on President Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, William Barr, by scheduling a two-day hearing this month on his nomination.