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Pence Says New Space Force to Assert U.S. ‘Dominance’ in Orbit

Pence Says New Space Force to Assert U.S. ‘Dominance’ in Orbit

President Donald Trump wants Congress to allocate $8 billion over the next five years for space security systems as it establishes a U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the military, Vice
Manafort Jury Told of Doctored Letter, Condo Lies: Trial Update

Manafort Jury Told of Doctored Letter, Condo Lies: Trial Update

The fraud trial of Paul Manafort resumed with prosecutors offering witnesses to focus on the nine bank-fraud counts against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. In addition to the tax
Erdogan to Break Rare Silence After Turkish Market Bloodbath

Erdogan to Break Rare Silence After Turkish Market Bloodbath

Rarely a day goes by without Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing his nation. His silence during this week’s markets bloodbath was a startling exception.
Bahrain Makes Progress in Aid Talks With Gulf Allies

Bahrain Makes Progress in Aid Talks With Gulf Allies

Bahrain and its Gulf Arab allies are said to be making progress on an aid program to help the island-kingdom repair its finances and avoid a devaluation that could roil neighboring markets.
New Jersey Governor, Back From Vacation, Faces Rail Commuters’ Fury

New Jersey Governor, Back From Vacation, Faces Rail Commuters’ Fury

Governor Phil Murphy, returning from a 10-day vacation, faces a hail of criticism from lawmakers and residents fed up with weeks of New Jersey Transit commuter-train misery.
Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin

Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin

Time is running out to position for a disorderly Brexit.
Conte Tells Italian Populists Their Program Will Take Five Years

Conte Tells Italian Populists Their Program Will Take Five Years

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned that it will take five years to fully implement the flat tax and citizen’s income promised by the two populist parties that his government is built on.
Indonesia’s Jokowi to Partner With Cleric in Bid for Second Term

Indonesia’s Jokowi to Partner With Cleric in Bid for Second Term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo picked a top Islamic cleric as his running mate for next year’s election in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, a shift designed to counter religious attacks as
Saudis Play Hardball With Their Checkbook by Bashing Canada

Saudis Play Hardball With Their Checkbook by Bashing Canada

For Saudi Arabia, a new version of checkbook diplomacy is taking shape.
Boris Johnson to Face U.K. Tory Party Probe Over Burqa Jibes

Boris Johnson to Face U.K. Tory Party Probe Over Burqa Jibes

Boris Johnson, the U.K.’s former foreign secretary, is to be investigated by the Conservative Party after he ridiculed Muslim women who wear burqas, saying they look like “letter boxes” and “bank
Zambia Returns Zimbabwean Politician Who Planned Asylum Bid

Zambia Returns Zimbabwean Politician Who Planned Asylum Bid

A senior Zimbabwean opposition figure who planned to seek political asylum in Zambia was handed back to authorities in his home country and will be charged with contravening its electoral law.
U.S. Punishment of Putin Tests His Trump Card

U.S. Punishment of Putin Tests His Trump Card

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Ivory Coast President's Ruling Ally Pulls Out From Coalition

Ivory Coast President's Ruling Ally Pulls Out From Coalition

The main partner of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara ruling coalition said it is withdrawing from the group, marking the culmination of growing tensions between political blocs as the country
Serb Leader Floats a Kosovo Partition, Triggering Alarm

Serb Leader Floats a Kosovo Partition, Triggering Alarm

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he prefers partitioning Kosovo along ethnic lines, a proposal that risks reopening the wounds created across the Balkans in Europe’s bloodiest conflicts of
Pakistan Parliament to Hold First Session After Ballot Next Week

Pakistan Parliament to Hold First Session After Ballot Next Week

Pakistan’s parliament will hold its first session since last month’s national elections on Aug.13 where new lawmakers will take the oath of office and elect a prime minister.
U.S. Sanctions May Risk Russia's Oil Production, Refining

U.S. Sanctions May Risk Russia's Oil Production, Refining

The new U.S. sanctions placed on Russia may put the country’s longer-term crude production potential at risk.
New U.S. Sanctions Send Ruble Falling

New U.S. Sanctions Send Ruble Falling

The ruble plunged as the U.S. announced new sanctions against Russia over the nerve agent attack in the U.K. The currency sank to its lowest since November of 2016. The penalties, which are expected
Candidates Trash Election Results Before Brazil Even Votes

Candidates Trash Election Results Before Brazil Even Votes

Brazil’s wildly unpredictable presidential election is becoming even more uncertain as some of the candidates threaten to reject the result.
Kabila's Would-Be Successor Hails Congo Ruler for Step Down

Kabila's Would-Be Successor Hails Congo Ruler for Step Down

The presidential candidate for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s ruling coalition hailed incumbent Joseph Kabila as an “exceptional man” for not seeking re-election in December, underlining his
Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

Trump’s Treasury secretary has pushed tax cuts and sanctions and has learned to keep his head down in the trade war.
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