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Putin's Wealth Shift Aims at Russian Economy's Idled Engine

Putin's Wealth Shift Aims at Russian Economy's Idled Engine

As the U.S. tightens the noose of sanctions, Russia’s new plan to rewire its economy is counting on old-style state-led investment to drive growth rather than consumers.
Argentina's President Faced a Crisis. Now a Scandal Shields Him.

Argentina's President Faced a Crisis. Now a Scandal Shields Him.

Not long ago, Argentine President Mauricio Macri couldn’t get off the nation’s front pages -- for all the wrong reasons.
U.S. Ambassador Calls on U.K. to Back Trump on Iran Sanctions

U.S. Ambassador Calls on U.K. to Back Trump on Iran Sanctions

The U.K. should support U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to impose strict sanctions on Iran rather than stand by the 2015 deal to curb the country’s nuclear program, the American envoy to London
Manchester Police Say 10 People Injured in Shooting

Manchester Police Say 10 People Injured in Shooting

London (AP) -- Ten people, including two children, were injured early Sunday morning when shots were fired after a Caribbean carnival in the northern English city of Manchester.
Mali Vote Count Starts in Presidential Poll Seen Mostly Peaceful

Mali Vote Count Starts in Presidential Poll Seen Mostly Peaceful

Election officials in Mali are due to start counting ballot papers after a presidential runoff that observers say was mostly peaceful, despite sporadic incidents of violence in regions where the
Populists Keep EU on Edge as Focus Shifts to 2019 Elections

Populists Keep EU on Edge as Focus Shifts to 2019 Elections

With the European Union gearing up for legislative elections in 2019, the battle between EU supporters and opponents is shaping up to be a lot like many of the contests in this summer’s soccer World
U.S.-Iran Sanctions Give China Lead in World's Top Gas Field

U.S.-Iran Sanctions Give China Lead in World's Top Gas Field

China National Petroleum Corp. is expected to take the lead on a $5 billion project to develop Iran’s share of the world’s biggest gas deposit, taking over from France’s Total SA, which halted
Two Ferry Workers Suspended for Week for Pro-Trump Flag

Two Ferry Workers Suspended for Week for Pro-Trump Flag

Hatteras, N.C. (AP) -- Officials with North Carolina's ferry system have suspended a boat captain and crew member for a week after they hoisted a flag supporting President Donald Trump's re-election
Merkel Urges EU to Confront Racism

Merkel Urges EU to Confront Racism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European Union nations to confront racist attitudes, and called for a joint approach to tackle the challenges posed by the inflows of migrants.
Trump Hails Nafta Talks With Mexico, Says Canada Must Wait

Trump Hails Nafta Talks With Mexico, Says Canada Must Wait

President Donald Trump said negotiations with Mexico on a new Nafta are “coming along nicely,” while telling Canada it will have to wait to re-enter the talks to modernize the three-nation trade pact
Collins Halts Campaign After Insider Trading Charges

Collins Halts Campaign After Insider Trading Charges

Republican Christopher Collins, an early backer of Donald Trump’s presidential bid, has suspended his re-election campaign for the U.S. House to fight charges he engaged in insider trading in the
Trump Calls Sessions ‘Missing in Action’ Over Russia Dossier

Trump Calls Sessions ‘Missing in Action’ Over Russia Dossier

Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on his own attorney general, calling Jeff Sessions “scared stiff and missing in action” as the president continued to question whether officials in his
Turkey, Iran, Russia All Feel Sanctions Pain: Weekend Reads

Turkey, Iran, Russia All Feel Sanctions Pain: Weekend Reads

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Iran and U.S. Won’t Meet at UN Summit in New York, Zarif Says

Iran and U.S. Won’t Meet at UN Summit in New York, Zarif Says

Iranian and U.S. officials won’t meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, as the Islamic Republic braces for the onset
Washington Girds for White Nationalist Rally in White House’s Shadow

Washington Girds for White Nationalist Rally in White House’s Shadow

Washington is bracing for a white nationalist rally that law enforcement agencies will try to prevent from descending into a melee like the one in Charlottesville, Virginia, that cast a shadow over
Trump Puts Turkey Alliance on the Line With Standoff Over Pastor

Trump Puts Turkey Alliance on the Line With Standoff Over Pastor

President Donald Trump’s latest move against Turkey has made an already bad relationship worse, raising the risk the U.S. may have to do without a longtime ally in the Middle East.
Erdogan Defiant While Turkey Slips Toward Financial Crisis

Erdogan Defiant While Turkey Slips Toward Financial Crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with the U.S. that rattled markets. As investors worry about Turkey sliding toward a full-blown financial
French Cows Live to See Another Day Under Trump's Iran Sanctions

French Cows Live to See Another Day Under Trump's Iran Sanctions

Thousands of cows are stranded in the French countryside after President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions against Iran.
Russia Seethes After Velvet Revolutionary Strikes at Old Foes

Russia Seethes After Velvet Revolutionary Strikes at Old Foes

Three months after sweeping to power in Armenia’s peaceful “velvet revolution,” Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is waging an unprecedented campaign against corruption that’s unnerved Russia and got
Avenatti in Iowa: When They Go Low, ‘We Hit Harder’

Avenatti in Iowa: When They Go Low, ‘We Hit Harder’

Clear Lake, Iowa (AP) -- Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has told Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to