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EU Pushes Back at Italy Over Bridge Collapse

EU Pushes Back at Italy Over Bridge Collapse

The Italian government has called on managers at Atlantia highway operator unit to resign and started questioning whether they should respect European Union budget constraints. Deputy Premier Matteo
Dutch Job Squeeze Brings Perks for Workers as Companies Scramble

Dutch Job Squeeze Brings Perks for Workers as Companies Scramble

In Amsterdam’s historic center where office space is scarce, employees at fintech company Ohpen enjoy playing pool in a spacious canteen and personal training sessions in an Olympic boxing ring in the
Chinese Tycoon's Daughter Challenges Hong Kong Over Asset Freeze

Chinese Tycoon's Daughter Challenges Hong Kong Over Asset Freeze

The daughter of exiled Chinese property tycoon Guo Wengui is seeking the release of assets that she says Hong Kong police have frozen as part of a probe into whether the family laundered $4.2 billion
Rich Russians Start Family Offices as Heirs Lie in Wait

Rich Russians Start Family Offices as Heirs Lie in Wait

Russia’s wealthiest have held an iron grip on their assets since the Soviet Union’s collapse, defending their fortunes from rivals or bureaucrats.
Buhari's Undisguised Weapon to Win Nigeria Vote: Incumbency

Buhari's Undisguised Weapon to Win Nigeria Vote: Incumbency

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s party may be wracked by defections and his battles against corruption and an Islamist rebellion under fire, but he has one crucial advantage in securing
China Developing Satellites to Monitor Territory in South China Sea

China Developing Satellites to Monitor Territory in South China Sea

China is developing a satellite system that will allow it to closely watch the South China Sea, the China News Service reported, helping it to consolidate control over the disputed waters.
This Pro-Brexit Seaside Town Is Starting to Fret

This Pro-Brexit Seaside Town Is Starting to Fret

Bournemouth contemplates life as just another U.K. coastal resort.
Turkey’s Currency Crisis Tests Erdogan’s Gamesmanship

Turkey’s Currency Crisis Tests Erdogan’s Gamesmanship

The president has built his career on taking advantage of crises. How far is he willing to take this one?
Turkey Was Ripe for a Currency Crisis. Will It Spread?

Turkey Was Ripe for a Currency Crisis. Will It Spread?

The country’s plight sparks fears of an emerging-markets meltdown.
Even With New U.S. Sanctions, Kremlin Still Betting on Trump

Even With New U.S. Sanctions, Kremlin Still Betting on Trump

Even after the U.S. announced new sanctions against Russia last week that sent the ruble into a tailspin, the Kremlin isn’t holding it against Donald Trump.
China Says Trump's ‘America First’ Policies Are Hurting U.S.

China Says Trump's ‘America First’ Policies Are Hurting U.S.

The Chinese Communist Party’s top newspaper issued a rare direct criticism of President Donald Trump’s agenda, saying his “America First” policies were hurting his own people and fomenting discontent
Trump Asks Judge Not to Block Access to 3-D Gun Instructions

Trump Asks Judge Not to Block Access to 3-D Gun Instructions

The Trump administration on Wednesday urged a federal judge not to stand in the way of public access to blueprints for making guns using 3-D printers.
U.S. Says Turkey Tariffs to Stay

U.S. Says Turkey Tariffs to Stay

The U.S. and Turkey remain locked in battle as the White House says tariffs will stay while President Erdogan earned a financial lifeline from Qatar. Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on "Bloomberg
Kudlow Says China Shouldn’t Underestimate Trump on Trade

Kudlow Says China Shouldn’t Underestimate Trump on Trade

Donald Trump’s top economic adviser welcomed China saying it will send Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the U.S. for low-level talks in late August, while also adding that the president’s
Trump Says Tariffs Will Revive U.S. Steel Industry, WSJ Reports

Trump Says Tariffs Will Revive U.S. Steel Industry, WSJ Reports

President Donald Trump believes his tariffs on steel will rescue the industry and is still considering an interview by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, he said in an interview Wednesday with the
Judge Orders Women to Begin Defense in Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother’s Murder

Judge Orders Women to Begin Defense in Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother’s Murder

Shah Alam, Malaysia (AP) -- Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they

U.S. Newspapers to Trump: We’re Not Enemies of the People

New York (AP) -- Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday —
Victims Urge More Catholic Dioceses to Take Responsibility Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

Victims Urge More Catholic Dioceses to Take Responsibility Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

(AP) -- Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.
Duterte Plays Catch-Up on Defense Spending With Cash for Troops

Duterte Plays Catch-Up on Defense Spending With Cash for Troops

President Rodrigo Duterte is beefing up the ranks of the Philippines’ military and police as his government continues to wage its war against illegal drugs and Islamic State militants in the country’s
U.S. Says Turkey Tariffs to Stay as Qatar Comes to Erdogan's Aid

U.S. Says Turkey Tariffs to Stay as Qatar Comes to Erdogan's Aid

The U.S. and Turkey remained locked in a stalemate that has jolted global markets, as the White House said new tariffs on Turkish goods would remain and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a