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Malaysia's Anwar Pardoned, Paving Way for Return to Politics

Malaysia's Anwar Pardoned, Paving Way for Return to Politics

Mahathir Mohamad Photographer: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images
Kellogg Says It’s Discontinuing Venezuela Operations

Kellogg Says It’s Discontinuing Venezuela Operations

The food giant is just the latest international company to close shop in the troubled nation.
Mexico Traders See Time Running Out for Nafta Deal to Save Peso

Mexico Traders See Time Running Out for Nafta Deal to Save Peso

Mexico peso bulls counting on a Nafta agreement to bolster the currency may be running out of time.
Trump Considers Ways to Boost Biofuel Market Transparency

Trump Considers Ways to Boost Biofuel Market Transparency

The EPA plans to ask for advice on whether and how to boost the transparency of an opaque $9 billion market in biofuel compliance credits amid allegations of manipulation, said two people familiar
Pompeo Lifts State Department Hiring Freeze, Undoing Tillerson’s Legacy

Pompeo Lifts State Department Hiring Freeze, Undoing Tillerson’s Legacy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lifted a State Department hiring freeze that had left hundreds of jobs unfilled, erasing one of the most unpopular legacies of his short-lived predecessor, Rex
Drone Takedown Authority Would Be Granted Under Senate Proposal

Drone Takedown Authority Would Be Granted Under Senate Proposal

Security and law enforcement agencies would be given new authority to monitor and take down threatening drones under bipartisan legislation proposed by a group of U.S. Senators.
Labour Calls Vote to Get Cabinet to Reveal Brexit Customs Papers

Labour Calls Vote to Get Cabinet to Reveal Brexit Customs Papers

The main U.K. opposition party wants to try and force Prime Minister Theresa May to reveal the details of the two customs options her inner Brexit circle is fighting over.
Turkey Sends Israeli Ambassador Home, Recalls Envoy From U.S.

Turkey Sends Israeli Ambassador Home, Recalls Envoy From U.S.

Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador in Ankara and recalled its own envoys from Israel and the U.S. as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced both countries over the killing of Palestinians.
Boeing Trade-Case Win Prompts New Trump Threat of EU Sanctions

Boeing Trade-Case Win Prompts New Trump Threat of EU Sanctions

The U.S. threatened to impose sanctions against the European Union after the World Trade Organization ruled that Airbus SE received illegal government funding to develop jetliners, costing Boeing Co.
Nigerian Lawmakers Raise 2018 Spending Plans to $25 Billion

Nigerian Lawmakers Raise 2018 Spending Plans to $25 Billion

Nigerian lawmakers increased spending plans for 2018 by almost 6 percent from what President Muhammadu Buhari proposed in November.
ZTE Ban Is Likely to Stay in Defense Bill, Republican Says

ZTE Ban Is Likely to Stay in Defense Bill, Republican Says

Any deal President Donald Trump strikes with China over ZTE Corp.’s ability to tap the U.S. market isn’t likely to apply to government agencies, according to a key Republican lawmaker.
U.S. Sanctions Iran Central Bank Governor for Alleged Terrorist Support

U.S. Sanctions Iran Central Bank Governor for Alleged Terrorist Support

The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank governor and another senior official in the bank for allegedly providing support for terrorist activities, drawing condemnation
Treasury Warns on Iran Sanctions Despite Trump's ZTE Reversal

Treasury Warns on Iran Sanctions Despite Trump's ZTE Reversal

The U.S. Treasury Department’s top sanctions official warned that any company violating restrictions on doing business with Iran will face serious consequences.
Trump Nominates McConnell and Chao’s Brother-In-Law to Lead Pension Agency

Trump Nominates McConnell and Chao’s Brother-In-Law to Lead Pension Agency

The White House didn’t provide biographical information about him in its announcement.
Trump Feels Bipartisan Pressure on ZTE Concession

Trump Feels Bipartisan Pressure on ZTE Concession

President Donald Trump defended his move on Monday to help Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. after drawing criticism from both sides of the political aisle. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports
Kudlow Says Nafta Deal Is Test of Trump Trade Cooperation

Kudlow Says Nafta Deal Is Test of Trump Trade Cooperation

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said an agreement on a new North American Free Trade Agreement would demonstrate the U.S. can avoid a trade conflict with China.
Novartis CEO Dials Up 5,000 Managers After Cohen Furor

Novartis CEO Dials Up 5,000 Managers After Cohen Furor

A week after Novartis AG had to explain its entanglement in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, CEO Vas Narasimhan dialed into a conference call of epic proportions.
Melania Trump to Stay in Hospital for a Few Days, President Says

Melania Trump to Stay in Hospital for a Few Days, President Says

First lady Melania Trump is expected to spend two or three more days in the hospital following surgery to treat a kidney condition, President Donald Trump said Tuesday.
Diplomatic Pressure Mounts on Israel After Gaza Strip Bloodshed

Diplomatic Pressure Mounts on Israel After Gaza Strip Bloodshed

Diplomatic pressure on Israel mounted following its bloodiest confrontation with the Palestinians since a 2014 war, with Turkey expelling the Israeli ambassador and criticism in European capitals
EU to Lose Key Ally in Slovakia as President Won't Seek New Term

EU to Lose Key Ally in Slovakia as President Won't Seek New Term

Slovak President Andrej Kiska won’t seek a second term in next year’s election, removing a key pro-European voice in a country that is at the center of a region gripped by a rise of euroskeptic and
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