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Paul Manafort Trial in Virginia: Here’s What Happened Day by Day

Paul Manafort Trial in Virginia: Here’s What Happened Day by Day

The trial of Paul Manafort is underway in Alexandria, Virginia, where the former chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign stands accused of defrauding banks to secure loans and hiding
Imran Khan's PTI Claims Pakistan Majority After Coalition Talks

Imran Khan's PTI Claims Pakistan Majority After Coalition Talks

Imran Khan’s party said it has formed a majority in Pakistan’s parliament after coalition talks with smaller groups and independent lawmakers, paving the way for the former cricket star to take over
Jose Barroso Says ‘Naked and Ugly Protectionism’ Must Be Countered

Jose Barroso Says ‘Naked and Ugly Protectionism’ Must Be Countered

The threat of an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is the biggest risk to the global economic outlook, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. adviser and former European Commission president Jose
Sanctions Threat Forces Iran to End Brief Effort to Support Rial

Sanctions Threat Forces Iran to End Brief Effort to Support Rial

Iran’s central bank, acting on the eve of U.S. sanctions, scrapped most currency controls introduced this year in a bid to halt a plunge in the rial that has stirred protests against the government of
Drone Scare Leaves Venezuela on Edge

Drone Scare Leaves Venezuela on Edge

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Japan Mulls Daylight Savings to Save Olympics From Summer Scorch

Japan is considering implementing daylight savings time in 2019 and 2020 to cope with the intense summer heat, after soaring temperatures this year cast doubt over the ability of the country to safely
‘Peace’ Brings More Murder and Cocaine to Colombia’s Rebel Zones

‘Peace’ Brings More Murder and Cocaine to Colombia’s Rebel Zones

The 2016 deal with FARC guerrillas won a Nobel prize, but life is hell for locals as competing drug armies have taken over.
Italy's Di Maio Says EU Rules Can't Be Excuse to Block Program

Italy's Di Maio Says EU Rules Can't Be Excuse to Block Program

Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio said the European Union budget rules mustn’t be used as an excuse to block efforts to help struggling Italians.
Saudi Arabia Cuts Canada Ties Over Activist

Saudi Arabia Cuts Canada Ties Over Activist

Saudi Arabia has frozen trade, investments and diplomatic ties with Canada in the latest escalation of their dispute over the kingdom's arrest of a women's rights activist. Bloomberg's Alaa Shahine
Budget Talks Begin in Italy

Budget Talks Begin in Italy

Italy's interior minister says the next budget law will include measures aimed at easing fiscal pressure. The proposals could cost more than 100-billion euros. Bloomberg's Kevin Costelloe reports on
Last Russia Probe in U.S. Congress May Continue Beyond Election

Last Russia Probe in U.S. Congress May Continue Beyond Election

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s bipartisan Russia probe is increasingly likely to stretch past the midterm elections, as the panel plans to interview more witnesses for a final report detailing
Trump's Lack of Action on Public Works Sparks New Ad Campaign

Trump's Lack of Action on Public Works Sparks New Ad Campaign

President Donald Trump hasn’t delivered on his promises to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure. So to remind him, companies that make equipment for construction and other industries are going
Trump May Relax Auto Standards While Making Them Harder to Meet

Trump May Relax Auto Standards While Making Them Harder to Meet

The Trump administration’s plan to ease vehicle-emission mandates lifts some burdens for automakers but also would strip away options that have made it easier for them to comply and have encouraged
Mueller Team Makes Debut in Manafort Trial: Trump Legal Update

Mueller Team Makes Debut in Manafort Trial: Trump Legal Update

President Donald Trump continued to rage over Robert Mueller even as the special counsel’s team took center stage in a Virginia courtroom, painting Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort as not
Russian Meddling Prompts States to Set Online Political Ad Rules

Russian Meddling Prompts States to Set Online Political Ad Rules

U.S. states are tightening rules for online political advertising ahead of the November midterm elections as prospects dim that federal rules will be in place to prevent a repeat of the Russian
Barroso Says Trade Protectionism Is Biggest Risk to Global Economy

Barroso Says Trade Protectionism Is Biggest Risk to Global Economy

Jose Manuel Barroso, former president at the European Commission, discusses the trade tensions between the U.S. and China, how President Trump should handle the trade deficit, the global economy, the
Army Captain, Rainforest Warrior or Prisoner: Who’ll Rule Brazil?

Army Captain, Rainforest Warrior or Prisoner: Who’ll Rule Brazil?

The six leading contenders in this year’s wildly unpredictable election.
China Urges Hong Kong Journalist Club to Cancel Activist Speech

China Urges Hong Kong Journalist Club to Cancel Activist Speech

Hong Kong’s top foreign journalists’ club has found itself at the center of a battle over Beijing’s encroachment on the city’s freedoms, as Chinese officials pressed the group to cancel a speech by an
Brexit Noise Drowns Out London’s Cry for Help

Brexit Noise Drowns Out London’s Cry for Help

Britain’s working poor fall further behind as leaving the EU becomes a political obsession.
Drone Attack Exposes Venezuelan President’s Vulnerability

Drone Attack Exposes Venezuelan President’s Vulnerability

Just three hours after a drone carrying explosives detonated over Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a parade Saturday, the first suspects were already in questioning. By Sunday evening, a