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Voting Secondary to Sheep Shopping in Politics-Weary Mali

Voting Secondary to Sheep Shopping in Politics-Weary Mali

On the morning of Mali’s presidential runoff election, Aliou Dembele stuffed the pockets of his knee-length shirt known as a boubou with bundles of bank notes, climbed into his Toyota Land Cruiser and
Merkel and Putin Form Marriage of Convenience Forged by Trump

Merkel and Putin Form Marriage of Convenience Forged by Trump

The whirlwind tearing through international relations that is U.S. President Donald Trump may be forcing Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin into a marriage of convenience after years of antagonism.
Spanish King Returns to Site of Humiliation in Catalonia

Spanish King Returns to Site of Humiliation in Catalonia

Felipe VI of Spain revisited of one of the most uncomfortable moments of his reign in Barcelona on Friday as part of efforts to show a degree of normalcy has returned to Catalonia after last year’s
Italy Bridge Disaster Shows Faultline in Populist Coalition

Italy Bridge Disaster Shows Faultline in Populist Coalition

The collapse of a 50-year-old highway bridge in northern Italy this week has highlighted the tensions running through the country’s populist coalition.
Slovenia Gets New Prime Minister in Snub to Anti-Refugee Forces

Slovenia Gets New Prime Minister in Snub to Anti-Refugee Forces

Slovenian lawmakers approved election runner-up Marjan Sarec as prime minister, denying power to the populist winner of a June ballot and breaking a two-month political deadlock in the euro-area
U.S. Warns China May Add ‘Nuclear Element’ to South China Sea

U.S. Warns China May Add ‘Nuclear Element’ to South China Sea

The Pentagon sounded a warning over China’s plans to introduce floating nuclear power plants on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea, part of an annual report assessing the nation’s
Trump Says U.S. Won't Pay Turkey for Pastor's Release

Trump Says U.S. Won't Pay Turkey for Pastor's Release

Donald Trump is once again turning the heat on Turkey with the detention of an American pastor. He has tweeted the United States will pay nothing for the release of an innocent man after the White
Trump Cancels Costly Military Parade, May Fete Veterans in Paris

Trump Cancels Costly Military Parade, May Fete Veterans in Paris

President Donald Trump canceled his plans for a military parade in Washington this Veteran’s Day, accusing the capital city’s government of giving him a "ridiculously high" cost figure, and said he
Ghana's Growing Debt Pile Seen as Only Cure for Bad Banks

Ghana's Growing Debt Pile Seen as Only Cure for Bad Banks

Ghana is borrowing its way out of a banking crisis.
U.K.'s Bit Part in Trade Drama Shows Perils of Post-Brexit Role

U.K.'s Bit Part in Trade Drama Shows Perils of Post-Brexit Role

The rise of beggar-thy-neighbor trade policies may weaken the U.K.’s hand when it seeks new deals after it leaves the European Union.
Trump and Putin Agreed That Iran Should Exit Syria, Official Says

Trump and Putin Agreed That Iran Should Exit Syria, Official Says

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s July summit in Helsinki was largely dominated by discussion of the crisis in Syria and Iran’s role in the conflict, according to a U.S.
Imran Khan Wins Lawmaker Vote to Become Pakistan Premier

Imran Khan Wins Lawmaker Vote to Become Pakistan Premier

Imran Khan won a lawmaker vote on Friday to secure Pakistan’s premiership, promising to probe the nation’s soaring debt and start a “ruthless accountability” program.

City Clarifies Its Street Is Named After Paul Manafort Sr.

New Britain, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut city has tweaked its sign for Paul Manafort Drive because the name agitated some residents.
Manafort Jury Asks Judge to Redefine ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Manafort Jury Asks Judge to Redefine ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Jurors at the fraud trial of Paul Manafort ended their first day of deliberations by asking the judge the central question at the heart of every criminal trial -- what is reasonable doubt?
Trump Says Farmers Are Starting to Do Well. The Data Says Otherwise

Trump Says Farmers Are Starting to Do Well. The Data Says Otherwise

President Donald Trump said Thursday that American farmers are starting to prosper. But recent data tell a different story.
Brazil’s Elections Have Lowest Female Representation Since 2010

Brazil’s Elections Have Lowest Female Representation Since 2010

The percentage of women running in Brazil’s October election is the smallest in eight years, and barely above what’s required by law.
Pompeo Sets Up ‘Iran Action Group’ to Press Sanctions Campaign

Pompeo Sets Up ‘Iran Action Group’ to Press Sanctions Campaign

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the creation of a group responsible for ramping up economic and political pressure on Iran now that President Donald Trump has withdrawn from the 2015
Trump Blasted 3-D Guns But U.S. Isn't Fighting to Stop Them

Trump Blasted 3-D Guns But U.S. Isn't Fighting to Stop Them

The Trump administration is pushing in court for unfettered public access to blueprints for making guns with 3-D printers even after the president tweeted that they don’t "seem to make much sense."
Heat Surrounding Alex Jones Grows as Pirate Radio Outlet Fined

Heat Surrounding Alex Jones Grows as Pirate Radio Outlet Fined

Right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has had programming knocked off Facebook, Google and other online platforms after it was deemed hate speech. Now the operators of a Texas radio station in his Texas
‘Golden Chainsaw’ Winner Brings Liberal Agenda to Brazil’s Left-Wing Ticket

‘Golden Chainsaw’ Winner Brings Liberal Agenda to Brazil’s Left-Wing Ticket

In another example of the unpredictable nature of Brazil’s presidential race, a senator who describes herself as a center-right liberal is the vice-presidential pick of a left-winger who sends shivers