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Italy Coalition's France Rail Rift Shows Ruling Together Is Hard

Italy Coalition's France Rail Rift Shows Ruling Together Is Hard

A rift within Italy’s coalition government over a high-speed rail link to France underscores the policy differences between the two parties running the country and suggests that future initiatives
Hey Buddy, Can You Spare 2 Million for Coffee?

Hey Buddy, Can You Spare 2 Million for Coffee?

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Trade War Threatens to Take Legs From Caterpillar Resurgence

Trade War Threatens to Take Legs From Caterpillar Resurgence

For Caterpillar Inc., a bellwether of American industrial might, Donald Trump’s trade war is threatening to halt what was shaping up as a record year for profits.
Canada Cuts U.S., China Out of Talks on Reforming Global Trade

Canada Cuts U.S., China Out of Talks on Reforming Global Trade

Canada’s new Minister of International Trade Jim Carr has invited a dozen trade ministers to meet in October to discuss how to fix the World Trade Organization.
U.K.’s Brexit Options Narrow as Perilous Choices Loom for May

U.K.’s Brexit Options Narrow as Perilous Choices Loom for May

The U.K.’s Brexit options are narrowing, and most of the choices are hazardous for Prime Minister Theresa May.
Zuma Fights to Halt Prosecution in Arms-Deal Corruption Case

Zuma Fights to Halt Prosecution in Arms-Deal Corruption Case

Former South African President Jacob Zuma is seeking to ensure that his corruption case is never heard by applying for a permanent stay of prosecution over charges related to an arms deal two decades
Germany Steps Up Efforts to Rebuff China's Swoop for Assets

Germany Steps Up Efforts to Rebuff China's Swoop for Assets

Germany moved to rebuff two Chinese purchases, swooping in to nab a stake in one of country’s largest power-grid operators and rejecting the acquisition of another company.
Newest NATO State Montenegro Offers Passports for Investment

Newest NATO State Montenegro Offers Passports for Investment

Montenegro, the newest NATO entrant, wants to boost its economy by offering citizenship to as many as 2,000 people willing to invest at least 250,000 euros ($291,000) for holding its passport.
Koch Network Contemplates Era When Neither Brother Leads the Fight

Koch Network Contemplates Era When Neither Brother Leads the Fight

As billionaire Charles Koch spoke earlier this year to donors who back the conservative political empire he built with his brother, someone alerted him that an audience member had just turned 90.
Historic Win for Imran Khan Breaks Pakistan's Dynastic Rule

Historic Win for Imran Khan Breaks Pakistan's Dynastic Rule

Breaking the dynastic hold on Pakistani politics, former cricket hero Imran Khan won the most seats in an election tarred by widespread allegations of rigging and military interference.
Trump Predicts Data Will Show U.S. Economy in ‘Terrific’ Shape

Trump Predicts Data Will Show U.S. Economy in ‘Terrific’ Shape

President Donald Trump predicted data on Friday will show the U.S. economy is in “terrific” shape amid forecasts that growth topped 4 percent in the second quarter, the fastest since 2014.
Emails: Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Tied to Russian Officials

Emails: Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Tied to Russian Officials

London (AP) -- The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she
Brexit Bulletin: Now What?

Brexit Bulletin: Now What?

Today in Brexit: Theresa May’s options are narrowing after the EU rejected a key part of her Brexit plan.
Facebook, Twitter Say Europe's Privacy Law Causing User Drop

Facebook, Twitter Say Europe's Privacy Law Causing User Drop

Amid a plummeting share price, Facebook Inc. wants panicked investors to believe Europe’s strict General Data Protection Regulation is to blame for fewer people using the social network in the region.
South Korea's Moon Sees Approval Fall to Record Low on Economy

South Korea's Moon Sees Approval Fall to Record Low on Economy

Support for South Korean President Moon Jae-in fell to the lowest level since he took office last year, in the latest sign of popular dissatisfaction with his economic policies.
Jailed Ex-Mayor of Senegal's Capital to Vie for Presidency

Jailed Ex-Mayor of Senegal's Capital to Vie for Presidency

Khalifa Sall, the jailed former mayor of the capital of Senegal, Dakar, declared his presidential candidacy for elections due next year.
Pot Companies Welcome Private Stores in Sea Change by Ford

Pot Companies Welcome Private Stores in Sea Change by Ford

Canada’s cannabis companies say they’re ready to start building stores in Ontario if the government allows private sales of recreational marijuana, in what would be a dramatic policy shift by Doug
Trump’s Threats Are the Least of Iran’s Worries

Trump’s Threats Are the Least of Iran’s Worries

In Tehran, people fear the country is spiraling out of control.
Zimbabwe's Next Ruler Faces Hollow Victory as Economy Flails

Zimbabwe's Next Ruler Faces Hollow Victory as Economy Flails

The winner of Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections could find their victory to be a hollow one.
Zimbabwe Stocks Rise Before Vote in Sign of Investor Unease

Zimbabwe Stocks Rise Before Vote in Sign of Investor Unease

Zimbabwean stocks are rising before Monday’s election. But in the topsy-turvy world of the country’s equities market, that’s not necessarily a sign of investor confidence.