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Malawi Vice President to Stand for Election on Anti-Graft Ticket

Malawi Vice President to Stand for Election on Anti-Graft Ticket

Malawi’s vice president Saulos Chilima announced his candidacy to run for presidency in the 2019 elections, vowing to fight corruption.
Rand Paul Says He Wants Trump to Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance

Rand Paul Says He Wants Trump to Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance

Senator Rand Paul said he’s meeting with President Donald Trump Monday and plans to ask him to block access to sensitive information by a former top U.S. intelligence official who’s been fiercely
De Beers Moving 200 Elephants to Mozambique to Restore Herds

De Beers Moving 200 Elephants to Mozambique to Restore Herds

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, said it has begun transporting 200 elephants from South Africa in an effort to boost Mozambique’s herds after they were depleted amid 15 years of civil
Duterte Seeks Laws to Curb Philippine Inflation, Spread Wealth

Duterte Seeks Laws to Curb Philippine Inflation, Spread Wealth

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called on lawmakers to pass legislation that will help cool the fastest inflation in five years and spread wealth and power beyond the capital region.
Slovenia Edges Closer to Snap Vote

Slovenia Edges Closer to Snap Vote

Slovenia edged closer to snap elections as President Borut Pahor said there was no majority coalition in sight after parties used up their 30-day period for a first round of talks.
Britain’s Productivity Puzzle Could Be Solved by Looking Abroad

Britain’s Productivity Puzzle Could Be Solved by Looking Abroad

British firms that get foreign direct investment are more productive, especially small and medium-sized businesses.
Trump Turns All-Caps Ire Toward Iran

Trump Turns All-Caps Ire Toward Iran

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Italy's League Pushes for Challenge to EU Budget Rules

Italy's League Pushes for Challenge to EU Budget Rules

Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini and one of his League party’s top economic advisers said Italy should push back against European Union budget restrictions, keeping alive tension over fiscal policy
Senate Set to Confirm Wilkie for Veterans Affairs Secretary

Senate Set to Confirm Wilkie for Veterans Affairs Secretary

Washington (AP) -- After months of tumult, Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday to confirm him, taking on the task of
U.S.-Iran Tensions Simmer as Trump and Rouhani Trade Threats

U.S.-Iran Tensions Simmer as Trump and Rouhani Trade Threats

U.S. President Donald Trump launched a new broadside against Iran, warning of unspecified “consequences” if Hassan Rouhani continues threatening America.
Mozambique's $49 Billion Gas Plan Stokes Anxiety in North

Mozambique's $49 Billion Gas Plan Stokes Anxiety in North

A giant refrigerator will replace the village Jonas Alide Saide has called home for 70 years and he’s not happy about it.
Macron Lies Low as French Anger Grows Over Rogue Bodyguard

Macron Lies Low as French Anger Grows Over Rogue Bodyguard

French President Emmanuel Macron remained out of sight on Monday as his team tried to contain the fallout after a controversial aide was caught on camera striking a protester at a May 1 rally in
Lagarde Weighs In on Central Bank, Trade Debate: G-20 Update

Lagarde Weighs In on Central Bank, Trade Debate: G-20 Update

This weekend’s meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos Aires comes at a critical time for the global economy, as trade tensions threaten to undermine the fastest growth in
Mnuchin Says President Trump Fully Supports Fed Independence

Mnuchin Says President Trump Fully Supports Fed Independence

U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports the independence of the Federal Reserve and isn’t trying to interfere in the foreign-exchange market, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters in
Trolls, Loan Sharks and Protest: Weekend Reads

Trolls, Loan Sharks and Protest: Weekend Reads

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Ramaphosa Allies Secure Key Positions in ANC Gauteng Leadership

Ramaphosa Allies Secure Key Positions in ANC Gauteng Leadership

Allies of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa secured key positions in the ruling party’s leadership in the Gauteng province, boosting his power ahead of national elections in 2019.
Israeli Tanks Fire on Hamas Post in Gaza After Infiltration

Israeli Tanks Fire on Hamas Post in Gaza After Infiltration

Israeli tanks fired on a Hamas military post in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after Palestinians infiltrated across the border, the Israeli army spokesman said.
Chequers Summit Riven by Cabinet Divisions, Times, Telegraph Say

Chequers Summit Riven by Cabinet Divisions, Times, Telegraph Say

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers summit to reach agreement with her cabinet on a plan for leaving the European Union was marked by stark divisions on the best way to proceed, two newspapers
Trump Tries to Change the Subject as Russia Fallout Rattles GOP

Trump Tries to Change the Subject as Russia Fallout Rattles GOP

President Donald Trump is changing the subject -- but it’s not clear how easily Republicans in Congress will be able to move on.