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Trump Upends G-7 With Eruption at Trudeau Comments

Trump Upends G-7 With Eruption at Trudeau Comments

Flying from a summit of allies to one with North Korea, Donald Trump blew apart a carefully crafted effort at unity among major economic powers and escalated a fight with a steadfast military ally
Transnet Wasted Billions on Trains, South Africa Probe Finds

Transnet Wasted Billions on Trains, South Africa Probe Finds

Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s port and freight-rail operator, squandered billions of rand and broke a raft of regulations when it altered the terms of a deal to buy 1,064 new locomotives, a
Merkel Backs Trump-Putin Summit in Nod to U.S.

Merkel Backs Trump-Putin Summit in Nod to U.S.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she favors a U.S.-Russian summit, seeking to push global diplomacy forward after a tumultuous meeting of Group of Seven leaders.
Trump's Russia Idea Has Few Fans Across U.S. Political Spectrum

Trump's Russia Idea Has Few Fans Across U.S. Political Spectrum

President Donald Trump’s call to bring Russia back into a group of the world’s major advanced economies drew opposition from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers who said Moscow shouldn’t be
Isolated North Korean Public Mostly Unaware of Historic Trump-Kim Summit

Isolated North Korean Public Mostly Unaware of Historic Trump-Kim Summit

With all the international attention focused on Singapore and the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must be buzzing with excitement, right?
Trump Advisers Slam Trudeau's ‘Betrayal’ Days Before Kim Summit

Trump Advisers Slam Trudeau's ‘Betrayal’ Days Before Kim Summit

President Donald Trump’s disavowal of a joint statement after the Group of Seven meeting was made to avoid looking weak going into the North Korea summit after “sophomoric” comments by Canada’s Justin
South African Union Seeks 12,500 Rand Minimum for Gold Miners

South African Union Seeks 12,500 Rand Minimum for Gold Miners

South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union plans to demand a 12,500 rand ($956) monthly minimum wage from some of the country’s top gold producers in upcoming wage negotiations.
China, Russia Cementing Rising Eastern Bloc as Trump Rattles G-7

China, Russia Cementing Rising Eastern Bloc as Trump Rattles G-7

As U.S. President Donald Trump left the Group of Seven nations in turmoil this weekend, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin were putting on a very different show on the other side of the
Trump Is About to See If His North Korea Gamble Will Pay Off

Trump Is About to See If His North Korea Gamble Will Pay Off

President Donald Trump is about to see whether his bet on North Korea will pay off: that Kim Jong Un’s desire to end his country’s economic strangulation and pariah status will prevail over the
Debt Fears Are Mounting for the Euro Zone's Only Nordic Member

Debt Fears Are Mounting for the Euro Zone's Only Nordic Member

A nation that stood shoulder to shoulder with Germany during the European debt crisis in defense of austerity is growing increasingly worried about its own debt burden.
Kim Jong Un Arrives in Singapore Ahead of Historic Trump Summit

Kim Jong Un Arrives in Singapore Ahead of Historic Trump Summit

Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore on Sunday, kicking off a landmark trip by the once-reclusive North Korean leader ahead of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Qatar Airport Cargo Surge Cushions Blow From Saudi-Led Embargo

Qatar Airport Cargo Surge Cushions Blow From Saudi-Led Embargo

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport may be struggling with dropping passenger numbers amid a travel and trade ban imposed by rival Arab states, but the embargo has spurred air-freight volumes to
Boring Co. Flamethrower Party Heats Up Musk Fanboys and Fangirls

Boring Co. Flamethrower Party Heats Up Musk Fanboys and Fangirls

Not much got in the way of Elon Musk fans determined to win bragging rights for picking up one of the first 1,000 flamethrowers sold by the billionaire’s Boring Co.
Two Tweets and an Insult Spoil G-7 Unity

Two Tweets and an Insult Spoil G-7 Unity

Just when it seemed like the Group of Seven summit had come to a surprisingly uneventful end, President Donald Trump stepped in with two tweets that blew up the whole thing.
Trump Shocks Leaders With Trudeau Insult to Upend G-7 Summit

Trump Shocks Leaders With Trudeau Insult to Upend G-7 Summit

President Donald Trump broadsided his allies and upended a Group of Seven meeting just as it wound up -- disavowing a joint statement the U.S. had agreed to, lashing out at Canada’s Justin Trudeau and
Mueller's Latest Charges Bring Together Trump Campaign, Russia

Mueller's Latest Charges Bring Together Trump Campaign, Russia

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment is significant beyond the new charges, in that it links senior officials on President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to Russian
G-7's Iconic Photo Shows Its Success, Depending on the Angle

G-7's Iconic Photo Shows Its Success, Depending on the Angle

The Group of Seven summit was declared a success -- at what, precisely, depends on perspective. Consider the case of a few photos.

Genworth Wins U.S. National Security Approval for Chinese Sale

Genworth Financial Inc. was given approval from a U.S. national security panel for its $2.7 billion buyout by China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co.
Trump's Fast and Furious Road to Meeting Kim Jong Un: Timeline

Trump's Fast and Furious Road to Meeting Kim Jong Un: Timeline

Even more so than with other issues, Donald Trump’s approach to North Korea has been one of extremes: Threatening to destroy Kim Jong Un’s country one day, offering to meet up the next.
'Pretty Close' to Deal on Nafta Sunset Clause, Trump Says at G-7

'Pretty Close' to Deal on Nafta Sunset Clause, Trump Says at G-7

U.S. President Donald Trump said Nafta negotiators are “pretty close” to agreeing on some kind of sunset clause, a sticking point in talks, while warning the three-way pact can only survive if major