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Pompeo Lands in North Korea to Press for Nuclear Commitments

Pompeo Lands in North Korea to Press for Nuclear Commitments

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday with the daunting task of ensuring that Pyongyang’s nuclear commitments line up with President Donald Trump’s promises.
Trump Eyes Even Higher Tariffs as China Trade War Escalates

Trump Eyes Even Higher Tariffs as China Trade War Escalates

President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on every single Chinese import into America as the world’s two largest economies exchanged the first blows in a trade war that isn’t set to end
Putin Is Preparing a Deal Trump Can Tout After Summit

Putin Is Preparing a Deal Trump Can Tout After Summit

Kremlin officials are in intense negotiations with their counterparts in Washington to strike at least one deal they hope will let President Donald Trump tout his summit with Vladimir Putin as a
Uganda Defends Introduction of Social-Media Tax After Outcry

Uganda Defends Introduction of Social-Media Tax After Outcry

Ugandan authorities defended the introduction of a tax on users of social-media such as Facebook and Twitter, saying the revenue is necessary to fund public services.
U.S. Lawmakers in Russia Hope Putin-Trump Talks Improve Ties

U.S. Lawmakers in Russia Hope Putin-Trump Talks Improve Ties

U.S. Republican lawmakers met Russia’s foreign minister and parliamentary counterparts in Moscow on Tuesday, expressing hopes that a presidential summit this month will ease tensions.
U.S. Envoy Sees Rise in Oil Output Easing South Sudan Peace Deal

U.S. Envoy Sees Rise in Oil Output Easing South Sudan Peace Deal

South Sudan’s plan to boost oil production should help it fund a forthcoming transitional government that seeks to end more than four years of civil war, the U.S. ambassador said.
Second Brexit Referendum Prospects Dim as Union Aids Corbyn

Second Brexit Referendum Prospects Dim as Union Aids Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn’s biggest financial backers backed away from a decision that might have forced the Labour leader into supporting a second referendum on Brexit.
Fresh North Korean Weapon Gains Raise Pressure on Pompeo Trip

Fresh North Korean Weapon Gains Raise Pressure on Pompeo Trip

Evidence of new efforts by Kim Jong Un to expand his nuclear arsenal shows the challenge facing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he returns to Pyongyang this week to seek a detailed
Italy Faces Slower Growth, May Curb Deficit Cut Pace, Tria Says

Italy Faces Slower Growth, May Curb Deficit Cut Pace, Tria Says

A likely slowdown in Italy’s economic growth may lead the new government to reduce the pace of budget deficit reduction, the finance minister said.
Four Years in Maduro’s Prison: A Venezuelan Dissident Speaks

Four Years in Maduro’s Prison: A Venezuelan Dissident Speaks

When Renzo Prieto was released from prison last month his hair extended to his waist.
To Make Mexico Grow Again, Lopez Obrador Needs to Find Some Cash

To Make Mexico Grow Again, Lopez Obrador Needs to Find Some Cash

Addressing the adoring crowds gathered in Mexico City to celebrate his landslide election win, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador set out an economic wish-list, and some red lines.
Trump’s North Korea Boasts Are Catching Up to Him

Trump’s North Korea Boasts Are Catching Up to Him

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Third-Time Presidential Candidate Seeks Third Way in Brazil

Third-Time Presidential Candidate Seeks Third Way in Brazil

With Brazil’s politics in meltdown, a softly-spoken, mixed-race woman from a remote Amazonian province believes she can lead Latin America’s largest economy after two failed presidential bids.
Najib Fighting for Freedom After Arrest in Malaysia 1MDB Probe

Najib Fighting for Freedom After Arrest in Malaysia 1MDB Probe

Less than two months after losing power in a shocking election defeat, former Malaysian leader Najib Razak is now facing a legal battle against charges that could see him facing jail.
AMLO Won. What Comes Next for Mexico?

AMLO Won. What Comes Next for Mexico?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s next president, has promised to transform the nation. AMLO, as he’s known, pledged during his campaign to root out corruption, reduce violence, stop energy deals
Canada Strikes Back at Trump, and Condo Buyers Will Pay the Price

Canada Strikes Back at Trump, and Condo Buyers Will Pay the Price

Condo buyers in Canada’s already pricey markets may be the next to pay up as the trade battle with the U.S. radiates through the construction industry.
Anger at Rising Prices Hits a New Target in Saudi Arabia: Milk

Anger at Rising Prices Hits a New Target in Saudi Arabia: Milk

Saudi Arabia’s biggest dairy has become a boycott target of citizens smarting over the cost of remaking the kingdom’s economy.
Facebook and Apple Disagree on How to Curb Fake News for U.S. Midterms

Facebook and Apple Disagree on How to Curb Fake News for U.S. Midterms

Apple News launched a human-curated elections section, sparking a debate about tech companies and automation.
Trade War Hangs Over U.S. Job Market Set for More Gains in June

Trade War Hangs Over U.S. Job Market Set for More Gains in June

President Donald Trump’s global trade war is posing a growing risk to the kind of robust job gains that the U.S. probably enjoyed again in June.
N.J. Back From `Abyss,' Murphy Says. Credit Raters Need More

N.J. Back From `Abyss,' Murphy Says. Credit Raters Need More

Governor Phil Murphy’s record $3.2 billion pension payment was an easy sell to New Jersey lawmakers who had fought him on other budget initiatives. Still, he said, it was bittersweet to sign a