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Jewels, a Yacht and Old Cars: Brazil Sees Candidates Assets

Jewels, a Yacht and Old Cars: Brazil Sees Candidates Assets

From the candidate whose sole asset consists of a 2009 silver Chevy hatchback to a multi-millionaire yacht owner, Brazil’s presidential race offers a snapshot of the country’s social divisions.
Russian Trolls Amped Up Tweets for Pro-Trump Website's Content

Russian Trolls Amped Up Tweets for Pro-Trump Website's Content

Russia’s social-media trolling operation began stepping up its Twitter presence to new heights in late July 2017 -- more than eight months after sowing discord and disinformation in the 2016
British Police: Crash Suspect Is Briton of Sudanese Origin

British Police: Crash Suspect Is Briton of Sudanese Origin

British authorities said they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the
Oil Major and Miner Ethics Scrutinized by Methodist Investors

Oil Major and Miner Ethics Scrutinized by Methodist Investors

Divestment may be too blunt an instrument to encourage the world’s biggest oil and mining companies to behave ethically: the Methodist Church is prepared to back those committed to mending their ways.
Germany’s Infrastructure Skids Into Crisis on Merkel’s Autobahn

Germany’s Infrastructure Skids Into Crisis on Merkel’s Autobahn

In Langsdorf, a tiny 200-person village about 25 miles from Germany’s Baltic coast, the only thing separating residents from the local tavern Zur Kastanie is a narrow strip of pavement. The normally
Zimbabwe Ruling Party Challenges Opposition Election-Result Suit

Zimbabwe Ruling Party Challenges Opposition Election-Result Suit

Zimbabwe’s ruling party asked the Constitutional Court to reject an opposition petition to overturn last month’s election result.
African Migrants Reel as Israeli Law Cuts Their Salaries

African Migrants Reel as Israeli Law Cuts Their Salaries

Tel Aviv, Israel (AP) -- African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de
Modi to Insure Half a Billion Indians as Elections Draw Near

Modi to Insure Half a Billion Indians as Elections Draw Near

India will provide health insurance to 100 million families to help them access good quality and affordable healthcare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, in a move aimed at shoring up support ahead
Turkey Announces Tariffs on U.S. Goods From Cars to Alcohol

Turkey Announces Tariffs on U.S. Goods From Cars to Alcohol

Turkey has slapped an additional tax on imports of American goods from cars to rice to alcohol, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday.
Philippines' Duterte Won't Stop Talking About Quitting

Philippines' Duterte Won't Stop Talking About Quitting

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte keeps saying that he’s tired and ready to quit.
Abolish ICE? A Guide to the Partisan Fight Over This U.S. Agency

Abolish ICE? A Guide to the Partisan Fight Over This U.S. Agency

Since April, when the Trump administration began a “zero tolerance” policy toward people caught illegally entering the U.S., one of the agencies charged with enforcing it, Immigration and Customs
‘I'm Not a Racist, But’: Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

‘I'm Not a Racist, But’: Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

Viking rock and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their country’s biggest political upheaval in a century.
Bruising GOP Primary Sets Up Senate Fight in Battleground Wisconsin

Bruising GOP Primary Sets Up Senate Fight in Battleground Wisconsin

Five of the six U.S. Senate nominees in the battleground states of Minnesota and Wisconsin will be women following primaries Tuesday in four states that highlighted the expanding presence of female
Railways Are Path to North Korea Peace, South Korean Leader Says

Railways Are Path to North Korea Peace, South Korean Leader Says

South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed setting up an “East Asian Railroad Community” that includes the U.S. and North Korea as he seeks to tamp down rising tensions between the two adversaries.
Palestinian Succession Talk Heats Up as PLO Council Convenes

Palestinian Succession Talk Heats Up as PLO Council Convenes

A series of illnesses that sent Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to hospital and sparked rumors he was dead has put the 83-year-old leader under renewed pressure to designate a successor.
Vermont Nominates First U.S. Transgender Candidate for Governor

Vermont Nominates First U.S. Transgender Candidate for Governor

Montpelier, Vt. (AP) -- A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican
Former GE Executive Stefanowski Wins GOP Nod for Connecticut Governor

Former GE Executive Stefanowski Wins GOP Nod for Connecticut Governor

Hartford, Conn. (AP) -- Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a
Manafort Lived Large But Here's How He Could Beat the Rap

Manafort Lived Large But Here's How He Could Beat the Rap

Jurors at Paul Manafort’s trial heard of his appetite for luxury – the ostrich jacket, the Hamptons estate, and the New York Yankees seats near the dugout. They saw extensive documentation of false
Manafort Judge to Tell Jury to Ignore His Trial Commentary

Manafort Judge to Tell Jury to Ignore His Trial Commentary

Robert Mueller’s prosecutors, taking one last chance to complain about the impact that critical comments made by Paul Manafort’s trial judge may have on their case, won a victory of sorts: U.S.
Trump Appointees Urged to Bow Out of McDonald's Labor Fight

Trump Appointees Urged to Bow Out of McDonald's Labor Fight

A union-backed group trying to win better pay for fast food workers urged two of President Donald Trump’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board to bow out of a dispute over whether