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As NYC Public Housing Tenants Suffer, a Glimmer of Hope Emerges

As NYC Public Housing Tenants Suffer, a Glimmer of Hope Emerges

Lolita Miller had it all: mold, vermin, crime, stalled elevators, uncollected trash and winter days without heat or hot water.
Zimbabwean Leader Appeals for Calm After Election Violence

Zimbabwean Leader Appeals for Calm After Election Violence

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote

Iranians Protest Currency Drop, Economic Woes on Social Media

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Scattered protests broke out in several Iranian cities on Thursday over the dramatic drop of the country's currency and other economic problems ahead of the
Zimbabwe Renewal Hopes Dashed as Vote Dispute Sparks Mayhem

Zimbabwe Renewal Hopes Dashed as Vote Dispute Sparks Mayhem

Just days after the election that was supposed to underpin a political and economic revival in Zimbabwe, things have gone horribly wrong.
What Mueller’s Manafort Case Means for the Trump Battle to Come

What Mueller’s Manafort Case Means for the Trump Battle to Come

The special prosecutor can’t bring up the president, Russia, or collusion. Even so, the political implications are huge.
A Record Number of Democratic Challengers Are Outraising GOP Opponents

A Record Number of Democratic Challengers Are Outraising GOP Opponents

For the November 2018 vote, the party’s candidates are hoping to ride a green wave of cash.
Walmart Deadlocked With U.S. Over Bribery Probe

Walmart Deadlocked With U.S. Over Bribery Probe

Walmart Inc. set aside nearly $300 million last fall for a possible resolution with the U.S. government over international bribery allegations, a sign that an end to the years-long investigation was
Kavanaugh Documents Won't Be Ready Until October, Archives Says

Kavanaugh Documents Won't Be Ready Until October, Archives Says

Thousands of pages of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s White House work won’t be ready for Senate review before the end of October, the National Archives said Thursday,
Nigeria's Ruling APC Bleeds as Key Figures Abandon Buhari

Nigeria's Ruling APC Bleeds as Key Figures Abandon Buhari

Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari lost a key supporter in his northern stronghold, a day after the senate president walked out of the ruling party amid a wave of defections to a swelling opposition
Israelis Tickled by ‘Who Is America?’ Caricature

Israelis Tickled by ‘Who Is America?’ Caricature

Jerusalem (AP) -- Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. After tapping into his familiarity with Israel and his fluency in Hebrew to shape previous eccentric personas such as Borat and Bruno, the Jewish
Spotify Takes Down Alex Jones Podcasts Citing 'Hate Content'

Spotify Takes Down Alex Jones Podcasts Citing 'Hate Content'

The music streaming service Spotify says it has removed some episodes of "The Alex Jones Show" podcast for violating its hate content policy. The move followed a backlash on social media.
The Irish Border Vexes Brexit. Here's What It Looks Like

The Irish Border Vexes Brexit. Here's What It Looks Like

How to keep the Irish border open after the U.K. leaves the European Union has become the trickiest issue in Brexit negotiations. Both sides have so far failed to find a way of keeping the frontier as
Brexit Is Already Changing Lives on the Irish Border

Brexit Is Already Changing Lives on the Irish Border

In the Brexit referendum campaign two years ago, Britain paid little attention to how exiting the European Union might affect the Irish border. Now, it’s the single biggest issue in negotiations, as
China Seems Focused on Domestic Economy, Says StanChart's Robertsen

China Seems Focused on Domestic Economy, Says StanChart's Robertsen

Eric Robertsen, managing director and global head of FX, rates and credit research at Standard Chartered Bank, discusses the Trump administration considering raising the tariff from 10% to 25% on
China Cautions U.S. Against 'Blackmail' on Tariffs

China Cautions U.S. Against 'Blackmail' on Tariffs

The Trump administration is ramping up the trade pressure by confirming its considering steeper tariffs on $200B worth of Chinese imports. Beijing said it would always respond in kind and condemns
Trump, Mueller Near Final Stages of Talks for Interview in Probe

Trump, Mueller Near Final Stages of Talks for Interview in Probe

President Donald Trump’s lawyers and Special Counsel Robert Mueller appear to be nearing the final stages of negotiations over whether the president will sit for questioning as the two sides continue
End ‘Monstrous Injustice’ of U.K. Gender-Pay Gap, Lawmakers Urge

End ‘Monstrous Injustice’ of U.K. Gender-Pay Gap, Lawmakers Urge

The U.K. must do more to close its gender pay gap, which is one of the widest in Europe, a panel of lawmakers said in a report that called for tighter reporting requirements for companies.
U.K. Treasury Hires Ex-Obama Adviser to Study Tech Competition

U.K. Treasury Hires Ex-Obama Adviser to Study Tech Competition

The U.K. Treasury has put together a panel, led by a former top economic adviser to Barack Obama, to look at how to manage competition in the face of fast-growing U.S. tech giants.
Senate Agrees to Send Butina Transcript to Justice Department

Senate Agrees to Send Butina Transcript to Justice Department

The Senate agreed to send a transcript of a private interview of accused Russian operative Mariia Butina by the Senate Intelligence Committee to the Department of Justice and her lawyer.
Nafta Snub Tests Trudeau’s Armor Against Trump’s Aggression

Nafta Snub Tests Trudeau’s Armor Against Trump’s Aggression

Justin Trudeau’s popularity among voters faces a fresh test after the U.S. left his top diplomat out of recent Nafta talks with Mexico.