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Suharto-Era Indonesian Generals Signal Alliance to Fight Jokowi

Suharto-Era Indonesian Generals Signal Alliance to Fight Jokowi

Two former Suharto-era Indonesian generals are edging closer to a deal to challenge incumbent President Joko Widodo, who is set to seek a second five-year term in office.
How a Frenzied Race to Harness the Mekong Turned Deadly

How a Frenzied Race to Harness the Mekong Turned Deadly

Stretching from its headwaters in the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau to its endpoint in the delta marshes of Vietnam, the mighty Mekong River is one of the world’s great ecosystems. For Laos, it
There’s an Army of Local Lawyers Itching to Fight Trump’s Policies

There’s an Army of Local Lawyers Itching to Fight Trump’s Policies

Angry attorneys at small firms didn’t know where to go. One woman is directing the battle.
Trump-State Senate Democrats Hold Cash Advantage

Trump-State Senate Democrats Hold Cash Advantage

Democratic incumbents facing this year’s toughest U.S. Senate re-election battles have built a major cash advantage entering the peak campaign-spending period before November’s elections.
Trump’s Deregulators Emboldened by Kavanaugh Supreme Court Pick

Trump’s Deregulators Emboldened by Kavanaugh Supreme Court Pick

Trump administration officials were putting the finishing touches on a strategy to roll back car pollution standards when they received a boost from an unexpected source: the Supreme Court.
Saudis Ship U.S. Oil to Taiwan as China Shuns American Crude

Saudis Ship U.S. Oil to Taiwan as China Shuns American Crude

Top OPEC member Saudi Arabia is shipping U.S. crude produced in the Gulf of Mexico to Asia at a time when No. 1 buyer China is snubbing American cargoes.
Ahead of Key Talks, Trump Says U.S., EU Must Cut All Tariffs

Ahead of Key Talks, Trump Says U.S., EU Must Cut All Tariffs

President Donald Trump said that the U.S. and the European Union should eliminate all tariffs, barriers and subsidies, with the bloc’s trade chiefs set to present him with proposals in that direction

Islamic State Fighters Ambush City, Villages in Southern Syria

Damascus, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State fighters ambushed a city and several villages in southern Syria on Wednesday, triggering ferocious clashes between residents and the militants that provincial
The Latest: Violence Hits Pakistan on Election Day

The Latest: Violence Hits Pakistan on Election Day

Islamabad (AP) -- The latest on Pakistan's elections (all times local):
Trump Is Heard on Leaked Tape With Cohen Discussing Payments

Trump Is Heard on Leaked Tape With Cohen Discussing Payments

A 2016 recording of a conversation between Donald Trump and his then-lawyer Michael Cohen appears to show Trump was informed of a payment aimed at preventing news of an alleged affair with a Playboy
Suicide Blast Kills 31 as Pakistan Holds General Elections

Suicide Blast Kills 31 as Pakistan Holds General Elections

Islamabad (AP) -- A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into people waiting outside a busy polling station in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least 31 and casting a dark shadow
Deere Gets a Bump as Trump Farm Aid May Spur Tractor Buying

Deere Gets a Bump as Trump Farm Aid May Spur Tractor Buying

When the Trump administration unveiled a $12 billion aid package for farmers on Tuesday, it wasn’t just soybean growers who had cause to cheer: So too did Deere & Co., one of the largest and most
Former Ex-Im Bank Chairman on Trade, Tariffs, Nafta

Former Ex-Im Bank Chairman on Trade, Tariffs, Nafta

Fred Hochberg, former chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., discusses the U.S-China trade dispute, the impact of tariffs on automobile manufacturers, and political divisions over Nafta. He
May’s New Brexit Secretary Manages to Stay in the Room

May’s New Brexit Secretary Manages to Stay in the Room

When Dominic Raab, the U.K.’s new Brexit secretary, finished being grilled for more than three hours in Parliament on Tuesday, he went straight into a meeting with his boss, the prime minister.
Malaysia’s Problem: How to Cut a Better Economic Deal With China

Malaysia’s Problem: How to Cut a Better Economic Deal With China

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is pushing back against China’s dominance in the economy, stalling billions of dollars of contracts as he tries to renegotiate them.
McConnell Warns Russia as Senators Propose Tough New Sanctions

McConnell Warns Russia as Senators Propose Tough New Sanctions

The fallout in Congress over President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin stretched into a second week, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issuing a stern warning to

U.S. Lawmakers Take Aircraft Carrier Savings on Faith for the Time Being

Lawmakers gave conditional approval in their compromise defense policy bill for the U.S. Navy to buy its next two aircraft carriers in a single contract even though the service has yet to provide data
U.S. 'Dead Set' on Imposing China Tariffs, NYU's Lee Says

U.S. 'Dead Set' on Imposing China Tariffs, NYU's Lee Says

Ann Lee, adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University, discusses U.S.-China trade relations and industrial espionage with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance
Pakistan Heads Into Its Most Controversial Election in Years

Pakistan Heads Into Its Most Controversial Election in Years

Pakistanis are voting today in a closely fought election that will determine the course of the nuclear-armed nation central to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts and China’s global infrastructure ambitions.
Angry Stock Picker Says Trump Hits India With Wild Tweets on Oil

Angry Stock Picker Says Trump Hits India With Wild Tweets on Oil

Over in Mumbai, a stock picker who built his firm into a multi-billion dollar financial giant has one thing on his mind: Donald Trump’s tweets.