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$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
Turkey’s Market Collapse Deepens as Rules Are Eased for Banks

Turkey’s Market Collapse Deepens as Rules Are Eased for Banks

Turkish policy makers made their first move to bolster the financial system and investor confidence amid a plunge in the lira. The currency, stocks and bonds extended their decline.
With Detente Looking Shaky, North and South Korea’s Leaders to Meet Again

With Detente Looking Shaky, North and South Korea’s Leaders to Meet Again

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in agreed to hold their third meeting this year, as they seek to preserve a detente tested by disputes between Pyongyang and Washington.
Islamist Violence Simmers in Mali as Runoff Vote Count Begins

Islamist Violence Simmers in Mali as Runoff Vote Count Begins

Electoral officials in Mali began counting ballots from Sunday’s presidential runoff election that drew little interest from voters and observers declared mainly peaceful, despite incidents of
Malaysia’s Mahathir Aims to Scrap China Deals

Malaysia’s Mahathir Aims to Scrap China Deals

Putrajaya, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia is looking to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by the previous scandal-tainted government as it digs itself out of debt,
China Paper Says Muslim Region Crackdown Prevented Another Syria

China Paper Says Muslim Region Crackdown Prevented Another Syria

A Communist Party-run newspaper issued a harsh rebuke to criticism of China’s security crackdown on its Muslim-dominated frontier, arguing that authorities had saved the region from becoming another
May Weighs Brexit Fix that Keeps EU Rules for Longer

May Weighs Brexit Fix that Keeps EU Rules for Longer

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is drawing up a plan to keep key European Union rules for longer after Brexit in order to break the deadlock in negotiations, a move that risks angering euroskeptics in
Romanian Government Faces Renewed Pressure After Protest Clashes

Romanian Government Faces Renewed Pressure After Protest Clashes

Romania’s government faces renewed pressure over its controversial overhaul of the judiciary after hundreds of protesters who oppose the changes were injured in clashes with riot police, the first
Tackling Rising Hate Speech in the World's Biggest Election

Tackling Rising Hate Speech in the World's Biggest Election

India is preparing to tighten regulations to deal with an expected escalation in social media-driven hate speech in the lead up to next year’s poll.
White Nationalist Rally Winds Down Before It Begins as Rain Falls

White Nationalist Rally Winds Down Before It Begins as Rain Falls

It was basically all over before it began as a few dozen white nationalists rallied in Washington Sunday afternoon under rainy skies.
The Fringe Idea Fueling China's Hong Kong Crackdown: QuickTake

The Fringe Idea Fueling China's Hong Kong Crackdown: QuickTake

Occupying a corner of China smaller than Los Angeles, Hong Kong has never been seen as a viable candidate for nationhood. Nonetheless, a small, but vocal independence movement has emerged to challenge
Manafort Banker Stephen Calk Called Fraud Conspirator by U.S.

Manafort Banker Stephen Calk Called Fraud Conspirator by U.S.

The chief executive of a Chicago bank that loaned $16 million to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is under scrutiny by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for a bank fraud conspiracy and other