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Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Says Tariffs Are Counterproductive

Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Says Tariffs Are Counterproductive

Stephen Olson, research fellow at the Hinrich Foundation, discusses the potential for a trade war and the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on China and some of its allies. He speaks on
The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

Emergency crews work in El Rodeo, south of Guatemala City, on June 3. Photographer: NOE PEREZ/AFP
Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Up to 33, Expected to Rise

Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Up to 33, Expected to Rise

El Rodeo, Guatemala (AP) -- The charred landscape left behind by Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire was still too hot in many places Monday to pull out bodies so thickly coated with ash that they
Italy’s New Government Faces an Old European Dilemma Over Jobs

Italy’s New Government Faces an Old European Dilemma Over Jobs

Smoke drifts across the ancient harbor in Taranto on Italy’s southern coast as fishermen sort their catch against brickwork stained black by decades of pollution.
China’s Warning About ‘Dictatorship’ Chant Chills Hong Kong Vigil

China’s Warning About ‘Dictatorship’ Chant Chills Hong Kong Vigil

For 28 years, tens of thousands of Hong Kong democracy advocates have marked the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown by rallying for political change in China. This year, they faced new risk
Trump and Allies Set for Showdown Over Trade

Trump and Allies Set for Showdown Over Trade

President Donald Trump is headed for a showdown with America’s allies at a Group of Seven summit this week, with the European Union and Canada threatening retaliatory measures unless he reverses
Another Euro Member Heads for Turmoil After Nationalist Win

Another Euro Member Heads for Turmoil After Nationalist Win

Nationalists won Slovenia’s general elections, setting another euro-area nation on course for political deadlock as rival parties united in condemnation of their anti-refugee rhetoric and vowed to
Brexit Is Back: Here’s Where Things Stand

Brexit Is Back: Here’s Where Things Stand

Brexit is back this week as lawmakers return from their recess. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has some important decisions to make on what kind of future customs relationship she will formally pitch
Ivory Coast President Ouattara Says He May Seek Third Term

Ivory Coast President Ouattara Says He May Seek Third Term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara may seek re-election in 2020 after the West African nation adopted a new constitution two years ago that he said allows him to extend his two terms in power.
Trump’s ‘America First’ Disrupts Yet Another European Project

Trump’s ‘America First’ Disrupts Yet Another European Project

Efforts by European leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron to reform global trade rules are hitting a snag as the U.S. rattles trans-Atlantic relations with its “America First” approach to
North Korea Gets Relief Only When It Gives Up Nukes, Mattis Says

North Korea Gets Relief Only When It Gives Up Nukes, Mattis Says

North Korea will get relief from international sanctions only when it has shown irreversible moves toward denuclearization, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said ahead of a summit next week
California Lawmakers Consider Wildfire Relief Fund

California Lawmakers Consider Wildfire Relief Fund

California lawmakers are said to be considering a proposal to help utilities shoulder billions of dollars in potential liabilities while offering relief to wildfire victims by setting up a
Trump Eases Tone on North Korea With Singapore Summit Back On

Trump Eases Tone on North Korea With Singapore Summit Back On

President Donald Trump conceded that North Korea won’t agree to immediately give up its nuclear program as he played gracious host to one of Kim Jong Un’s top officials at the White House and
Mueller Opposes Russian Firm's Bid for Grand Jury Record Review

Mueller Opposes Russian Firm's Bid for Grand Jury Record Review

Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller argued Friday for a denial of a Russian firm’s request that a judge review legal instructions given to a secret grand jury before the firm was accused of
Trump's Tariffs Send Corporate Canada Reeling in Disbelief

Trump's Tariffs Send Corporate Canada Reeling in Disbelief

To get a sense of the disbelief gripping Canadian manufacturers since the U.S. imposed metal import tariffs, have a chat with Marc Dutil.
Ross to Push China on Trade as U.S. Risks Isolation Over Tariffs

Ross to Push China on Trade as U.S. Risks Isolation Over Tariffs

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives Saturday in Beijing on a mission to open China to more American exports even as the U.S. appears willing to go it alone on trade issues.
Kushner Buys 666 Fifth Stake, Ending Rocky Vornado Partnership

Kushner Buys 666 Fifth Stake, Ending Rocky Vornado Partnership

Kushner Cos. is buying Vornado Realty Trust out of 666 Fifth Ave., ending a rocky partnership and failed turnaround attempt for the aging and indebted office tower.
Deripaska Plans Auto Stake Sale to Lift Sanctions

Deripaska Plans Auto Stake Sale to Lift Sanctions

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska is discussing selling part of his automotive business to minority investors, including former Magna International Inc. chief Siegfried Wolf, as part of a plan to end
White House Told EPA to Ready California Autos Challenge in 2017

White House Told EPA to Ready California Autos Challenge in 2017

President Donald Trump was mulling a move to revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks during his earliest days in office, an email released through
How Trudeau’s Push for a ‘Skinny Nafta’ Deal Hit a Trump Wall

How Trudeau’s Push for a ‘Skinny Nafta’ Deal Hit a Trump Wall

Justin Trudeau’s negotiators made a final push to find a Nafta deal in time to get it through Congress, then hit a wall with Donald Trump.