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Italian Populists Fight Contagion From Turkish Markets

Italian Populists Fight Contagion From Turkish Markets

With investors turning against the nationalist government in Turkey, the populists running Italy are trying to make sure they aren’t next in line.
Norway’s Fisheries Minister Steps Down After Iran Trip With Girlfriend

Norway’s Fisheries Minister Steps Down After Iran Trip With Girlfriend

Per Sandberg, Norway’s fisheries minister, stepped down after failing to comply with government guidelines during a private trip to Iran over the summer.
Israeli Finance Minister Expects Election in Early 2019

Israeli Finance Minister Expects Election in Early 2019

Israel’s finance minister said he expects elections to be moved up to early next year amid haggling over a military enlistment bill opposed by the ultra-Orthodox parties.
‘I Love Trump for That’: Colombian Rival of U.S. Window Makers Revels in Tariffs

‘I Love Trump for That’: Colombian Rival of U.S. Window Makers Revels in Tariffs

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum imports are giving Colombian window-exporter Tecnoglass Inc. a leg up on its U.S. competition.
South African Treasury Says No Bailout Approved for State Firms

South African Treasury Says No Bailout Approved for State Firms

South Africa’s National Treasury denied that the government has approved a bailout package of 59 billion-rand ($4.1 billion) for state-owned companies.
Iran Unveils New Missile for Program Targeted by Trump

Iran Unveils New Missile for Program Targeted by Trump

Iran unveiled a new generation of missiles at a ceremony on Monday, expanding a program cited by the Trump administration as one justification for its decision to reimpose sanctions.
Trump’s New Order: Tariffs as Foreign Policy Weapon

Trump’s New Order: Tariffs as Foreign Policy Weapon

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German Diesel Woes Prompt Record in Exports of Second-Hand Cars

German Diesel Woes Prompt Record in Exports of Second-Hand Cars

Where German drivers of diesel cars see a problem, consumers in Italy and Austria see an opportunity.
These Are the Five European Banks in Focus on Lira: Street Wrap

These Are the Five European Banks in Focus on Lira: Street Wrap

European banks drop for a second day, particularly those with exposure to Turkey, as the lira slumps for a fourth day to a record low. Analysts see four to five banks most exposed and expect capital
With One Eye on Syria, Israel Reluctantly Seeks Gaza Truce

With One Eye on Syria, Israel Reluctantly Seeks Gaza Truce

As public pressure mounts on Israeli leaders to crush rocket barrages from the Gaza Strip, they’re opting to try the diplomatic route while a greater threat looms: Iran’s presence in postwar Syria.

South African Court Rules Chief Prosecutor Must Be Replaced

South Africa’s top court ruled that the appointment of the nation’s chief prosecutor, Shaun Abrahams, was invalid because his predecessor was unlawfully removed from office, and ordered President
$1.2 Billion Turkey Deal Sends DFDS Into Worst Slump Since 2016

$1.2 Billion Turkey Deal Sends DFDS Into Worst Slump Since 2016

The biggest takeover in the history of DFDS A/S has made the Danish ferry operator the target of a selloff as shareholders question the timing of its $1.2 billion acquisition in Turkey.
Turkey Takes Aim at Media Reporting on Country's Currency Crisis

Turkey Takes Aim at Media Reporting on Country's Currency Crisis

Turkey signaled a clampdown on news and social media, with officials including the public prosecutor warning that criticism may be viewed as “economic attacks” on the country.

Russia to Cut U.S. Securities Holdings More as Sanctions Loom

Russia will cut further its holdings of American securities and reduce reliance on the dollar in an effort to protect its economy from new sanctions from the U.S., according to First Deputy Prime
FCC Proposal to Cut Fraud Seen Gutting `Obamaphone' Supply Chain

FCC Proposal to Cut Fraud Seen Gutting `Obamaphone' Supply Chain

Thomas Howard lives alone in Baltimore and relies on Social Security and an occasional meal at the Viva House, a soup kitchen where he once met a man offering mobile phones paid for by the federal
Kushner’s Ties to Russia-Linked Group Began With Kissinger Lunch

Kushner’s Ties to Russia-Linked Group Began With Kissinger Lunch

In March 2016, as the U.S. foreign policy establishment shunned presidential candidate Donald Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner was invited to lunch for a think tank urging detente with Russia and
Trump Wields a Tariffs-and-Sanctions Hammer in Risky Strategy

Trump Wields a Tariffs-and-Sanctions Hammer in Risky Strategy

Donald Trump isn’t the first American president to rely on economic sanctions and tariffs to exert U.S. power, but he’s taking that approach to new heights against allies and adversaries from Turkey

Manafort Betrayal; Stone's Pal in Contempt: Trump Legal Update

Paul Manafort stared icily at Rick Gates as his former right-hand man told a Virginia jury last week that yes, his old boss committed crimes, hid millions of dollars, and cheated the Internal Revenue
A Trump-Country Democrat Fights to Keep North Dakota Senate Seat

A Trump-Country Democrat Fights to Keep North Dakota Senate Seat

Across vast acres of lush emerald-green prairie, a hundred towering white turbines whirl in the breeze in Courtenay, North Dakota. It’s Trump country, and Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp is there to
Di Maio Says Italy Is Not Exposed to Speculators' Attacks

Di Maio Says Italy Is Not Exposed to Speculators' Attacks

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio says the country won’t be subject to an attack by speculators, after a leading figure from his coalition partner said the Italian and European establishment