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How to Transform a Wilderness Into a Giant Battery

How to Transform a Wilderness Into a Giant Battery

Chris Gwynne stands in a ravine below a towering dam in the Tasmanian wilderness and ponders whether the giant concrete structure can withstand the politics that may keep it from playing a key role in
Turkey Policy-Making Paralysis Promises More Markets Tumult

Turkey Policy-Making Paralysis Promises More Markets Tumult

Turkey is set for another week of financial-market turmoil with its face-off with the U.S. showing no sign of abating.
Erdogan Lashing Out Leaves Little Room to End Turkey’s Crisis Quickly

Erdogan Lashing Out Leaves Little Room to End Turkey’s Crisis Quickly

Investors hoping for signs of a resolution to Turkey’s market rout and tensions with the U.S. got little to be optimistic about in speeches Sunday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
For a Lucky Few, Luxury Is Suddenly a Lot Cheaper in Turkey

For a Lucky Few, Luxury Is Suddenly a Lot Cheaper in Turkey

As everyone knows, there are two sides to every trade. With more than 80 million Turks substantially poorer following a plunge in their currency, the winners were foreigners behind the velvet ropes at
Losing Faith Fast, Istanbul Merchants Throw in Towel on the Lira

Losing Faith Fast, Istanbul Merchants Throw in Towel on the Lira

Even in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, patriotism has its limits.
Omarosa Gets Rebuke Over Secret Tape Made of White House Meeting

Omarosa Gets Rebuke Over Secret Tape Made of White House Meeting

President Donald Trump is “truly a racist,” and a “con” when it comes to diversity, said former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, days before the publication of a tell-all book about the
Iranians Start Campaign to Shed Light on Nepotism, Spending

Iranians Start Campaign to Shed Light on Nepotism, Spending

Iranians bracing for tougher times now that the U.S. has renewed sanctions are taking a jab at officials over government spending and nepotism.
Caspian Sea Breakthrough Treaty Set to Boost Oil, Pipeline Plans

Caspian Sea Breakthrough Treaty Set to Boost Oil, Pipeline Plans

Five Caspian Sea states reached a breakthrough agreement on sovereign rights to the sea, paving the way for new oil and gas extraction -- and pipelines -- after more than two decades of disputes.
Rift Grows in Danish Government as Pre-Election Budget Looms

Rift Grows in Danish Government as Pre-Election Budget Looms

Denmark’s top economic policy makers are on a collision course as the government prepares to unveil its final budget ahead of a general election due by June of next year.
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