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Mnuchin Says Exxon Can't See More Russia-Sanctions Documents

Mnuchin Says Exxon Can't See More Russia-Sanctions Documents

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a Texas judge that Exxon Mobil Corp. doesn’t have a right to see privileged documents related to a $2 million fine assessed against the energy company for
U.K. Says Too Risky to Keep EU Rules on Services After Brexit

U.K. Says Too Risky to Keep EU Rules on Services After Brexit

The U.K. wants to break free from European Union rules on services after Brexit because of the risk the bloc will come up with “unwelcome” new regulations, Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy said.
How Big Business Took On Hard Brexit and Won

How Big Business Took On Hard Brexit and Won

The offensive was in the works for months -- and delayed at least once. But the move by some of Britain’s biggest employers landed with maximum effect to hit champions of Brexit with a dose of
U.S. Congress Backs Alliance in Message to Trump: NATO Update

U.S. Congress Backs Alliance in Message to Trump: NATO Update

Donald Trump is on the offensive as leaders gathered at a two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit. The U.S. president has questioned the value of the generations-old alliance and has linked
All About the U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Putin's Russia

All About the U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Putin's Russia

As U.S. President Donald Trump pursues his goal of improving relations with Russia, sanctions could be a stumbling block. Since 2014, the U.S. has imposed travel bans, asset freezes and finance and
U.S. Promises a `Reckoning' If China Doesn't Change Trade Policy

U.S. Promises a `Reckoning' If China Doesn't Change Trade Policy

The Trump Administration admonished China Wednesday for failing to abide by World Trade Organization rules and threatened to double down on its unilateral approach to punishing Beijing’s alleged trade
China Says It Won't Back Down in a Trade War Started by Trump

China Says It Won't Back Down in a Trade War Started by Trump

China fired back at President Donald Trump’s latest tariff barrage, saying it won’t back down in the trade war that was started unilaterally by the U.S.
Sliding Toward an Ice Age for Global Trade

Sliding Toward an Ice Age for Global Trade

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Trump's Issues With Germany Not Completely Resolvable, Says German Marshall Fund

Trump's Issues With Germany Not Completely Resolvable, Says German Marshall Fund

Jan Techau, director of the European program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, discusses President Trump's appearance at NATO, his issues with Germany and defense spending. Techau
The EU’s Anti-Migrant Bloc Is About to Get a Boost

The EU’s Anti-Migrant Bloc Is About to Get a Boost

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won parliamentary approval for a minority government, strengthening the group of European Union members who are challenging the bloc’s unity.
Trump’s USDA Is Killing Rules That Organic Food Makers Want

Trump’s USDA Is Killing Rules That Organic Food Makers Want

The organic industry has sought out government oversight to reassure consumers. Now some worry that deregulation could chip away at that confidence.
Tech Companies Jockey as Pentagon Stays Quiet on Cloud Contract

Tech Companies Jockey as Pentagon Stays Quiet on Cloud Contract

More than a month after the Pentagon initially planned to release a final call for proposals on its multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract, Defense Department officials are still working on
Reuniting 3,000 Kids by July 26 Looms as Larger Test for Trump

Reuniting 3,000 Kids by July 26 Looms as Larger Test for Trump

The U.S. government says it’s working to comply with a deadline it missed to reunite all 102 migrant children under 5 who were separated from their parents, even as it faces a more formidable
BAE Howitzer Production Flawed as Army Readies $1.3 Billion Buy

BAE Howitzer Production Flawed as Army Readies $1.3 Billion Buy

BAE Systems Plc’s manufacture of the U.S. Army’s new howitzer is hobbled by poor welding, supply chain problems and delivery delays even as the service nears a $1.3 billion decision on full
Tax Loophole From 1960s Could Let Wealthy Tap 21% Corporate Rate

Tax Loophole From 1960s Could Let Wealthy Tap 21% Corporate Rate

An obscure tax provision from the 1960s that was left untouched by President Donald Trump’s overhaul could let wealthy individual investors seize for themselves the largest corporate tax cut in U.S.
Battle for House Control Runs Through California's Orange County

Battle for House Control Runs Through California's Orange County

A fierce battle over a handful of congressional seats in the Southern California bastion of Republicanism could determine both the GOP’s future in the state and the outcome of the national battle for
Trump’s Tariff Barrage Pushes China Fight to Point of No Return

Trump’s Tariff Barrage Pushes China Fight to Point of No Return

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing his trade conflict with China toward a point where neither side can back down.
China Channels Michelle Obama in Trade War Barb Aimed at Trump

China Channels Michelle Obama in Trade War Barb Aimed at Trump

Chinese officials are invoking a favorite rallying cry of President Donald Trump’s political opponents as the U.S. leader escalates his trade war with Beijing.
India Will Defer to Top Court Verdict on Legalizing Gay Sex

India Will Defer to Top Court Verdict on Legalizing Gay Sex

India’s government has declined to take a position on the decriminalization of gay sex, leaving a decision about whether to strike down a colonial-era law entirely up to the country’s top court.