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Pentagon’s Winner-Take-All Move on Cloud Contract Expected to Favor Amazon

Pentagon’s Winner-Take-All Move on Cloud Contract Expected to Favor Amazon

The U.S. Defense Department issued a final request for proposals for a cloud services contract valued at as much as $10 billion, opting for a winner-take-all competition that rivals say will favor

$40,000 a Car for Lawmakers Fuels Ire in Poverty-Hit South Sudan

A civil society group urged South Sudan’s parliament to explain about $18 million in bonuses paid to lawmakers that the government of the war-torn, poverty-stricken country described as loans to buy
An Economic Crisis Awaits Pakistan's New Leader Imran Khan

An Economic Crisis Awaits Pakistan's New Leader Imran Khan

A new government under Pakistan’s incoming leader Imran Khan will need to move quickly to tackle a brewing economic crisis.
Astra Stockpiles for Brexit, But Breast Cancer Drug Left Out

Astra Stockpiles for Brexit, But Breast Cancer Drug Left Out

AstraZeneca Plc is adding to its drug stockpile to ensure supplies for patients after Brexit -- but there’s a worrisome exception.
Putin Says Russia Seeks More Cooperation With BRICS Nations

Putin Says Russia Seeks More Cooperation With BRICS Nations

Russia is pushing for better business ties between counterparts in the informal BRICS club of nations, President Vladimir Putin said.
China's Xi Calls for BRICS to Reject Protectionism `Outright'

China's Xi Calls for BRICS to Reject Protectionism `Outright'

BRICS nations must reject protectionism “outright” and promote trade and investment liberalization, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.
EU Sees U.K. Brexit Customs Plan as More ‘Magical Thinking’

EU Sees U.K. Brexit Customs Plan as More ‘Magical Thinking’

The European Union has told the U.K. that a key part of its Brexit plan -- how customs will operate after the split -- won’t work.
EU Counts Its Trade Blessings After Striking Deal With Trump

EU Counts Its Trade Blessings After Striking Deal With Trump

The European Union appears to have won a big trade-war ceasefire with the U.S. for a small price -- at least in the short term.
Manhandling Protesters Was Justified, Macron's Ex-Bodyguard Says

Manhandling Protesters Was Justified, Macron's Ex-Bodyguard Says

Alexandre Benalla, the former bodyguard at the center of an affair that’s weakened French President Emmanuel Macron, said that he regrets the problems he’s caused the head of state but feels he was
Pakistan’s Khan Poses U.S., China Challenges

Pakistan’s Khan Poses U.S., China Challenges

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China Unsatisfied With `Incomplete' Changes by U.S. Airlines

China Unsatisfied With `Incomplete' Changes by U.S. Airlines

China said the changes U.S. airlines have agreed to make on how they refer to Taiwan is incomplete with the carriers seeking two more weeks to fully implement the requirement.
Army Command Hunt Included Juicy Lucys, BBQ, Philly Cheesesteaks

Army Command Hunt Included Juicy Lucys, BBQ, Philly Cheesesteaks

An army marches on its stomach. So did a U.S. Army team that visited five cities vying to host its new Futures Command, which will help the service respond to threats expected in the decades to come.
Rosenstein Still Standing Despite Conservative Push to Impeach

Rosenstein Still Standing Despite Conservative Push to Impeach

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has outlasted months of threats of impeachment or other punitive action by some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies in the U.S. House, leading some
Manafort Judge Wants No Politics at Trial. Good Luck, Your Honor

Manafort Judge Wants No Politics at Trial. Good Luck, Your Honor

The judge overseeing the fraud trial of Paul Manafort wants politics barred from the evidence prosecutors will put on display about President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Cuomo, Democrats Call U.S. Immigrant Family Snafus `Despicable'

Cuomo, Democrats Call U.S. Immigrant Family Snafus `Despicable'

With the U.S. facing a court deadline to reunite immigrant families separated at the southern border, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took the Trump administration to task for what he called a
Brexit Bulletin: The City in Limbo

Brexit Bulletin: The City in Limbo

Today in Brexit: The debate over post-Brexit banking is coming to an end—but it isn’t over yet.
Ramaphosa Chips Away at $100 Billion Investment Target

Ramaphosa Chips Away at $100 Billion Investment Target

President Cyril Ramaphosa is making headway in his campaign to lure $100 billion in investments to South Africa’s flagging economy. China on Tuesday pledged $14.7 billion, adding to $20.8 billion
Why Trump Attacks California’s Anti-Pollution Powers

Why Trump Attacks California’s Anti-Pollution Powers

When U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Clean Air Act in 1970, he recognized a simple truth about his home state of California: When tens of millions of people drive around constantly in a
Once No-Go Rural Areas Become Zimbabwe's Vote Battleground

Once No-Go Rural Areas Become Zimbabwe's Vote Battleground

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has been able to campaign in what were once no-go rural areas for the first time in almost two decades, bolstering its prospects of winning next week’s election.
Biggest Nordic Bank Warns Election Mess Could Sink Swedish Krona

Biggest Nordic Bank Warns Election Mess Could Sink Swedish Krona

The normally stable affair of Swedish politics is getting interesting for the currency markets.