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Early Results in Iraq Election Favor Populist Cleric Al-Sadr

Early Results in Iraq Election Favor Populist Cleric Al-Sadr

Baghdad (AP) -- A populist coalition organized by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as the early front-runner Monday with half the vote counted in Iraq's national election.
When Mahathir Met Mandela. And Reagan. And Suharto. And Soros

When Mahathir Met Mandela. And Reagan. And Suharto. And Soros

At the age of 92 Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad has burst back onto the world's political scene, 15 years after slipping into retirement. With the world's eyes on the probe into the multi-billion dollar
Why Palestinians Demand a ‘Right of Return’ to Israel

Why Palestinians Demand a ‘Right of Return’ to Israel

For Palestinians, May 15 on the calendar means “Nakba,” the Arabic word for disaster. It’s the day after Israel declared independence in 1948, and marks a war in which some 700,000 Arabs were expelled
Ukrainians Pin Hopes on Comedian and Rock Star to Fix Future

Ukrainians Pin Hopes on Comedian and Rock Star to Fix Future

Ukrainians are so fed up with their political leaders that they’d rather back novices including a comedian or a rock singer at elections next year. Neither has even confirmed he’ll run yet.
What the Expectations Are for Malaysia's Mahathir

What the Expectations Are for Malaysia's Mahathir

Parti Keadilan Rakyat MP MP for Lembah Pantai Fahmi Fadzil discusses the Malaysian election win of Mahathir Mohamad. Fadzil speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Malaysia Seeing Political Continuity, Professor Gomez Says

Malaysia Seeing Political Continuity, Professor Gomez Says

University of Malaya Professor of Political Economy Terence Gomez discusses the Malaysian markets and economic policies in the wake of Mahathir Mohamad securing the election win. Gomez speaks on
The Ink Is Almost Dry on Italy’s 15% Flat Tax Rate

The Ink Is Almost Dry on Italy’s 15% Flat Tax Rate

Italy’s populist duo has all but completed a governing plan that includes a flat tax as low as 15 percent, a guaranteed income for the poor and a lower retirement age as they prepare to seek a green
May Asks for ‘Trust’ With Cabinet at Breaking Point Over Brexit

May Asks for ‘Trust’ With Cabinet at Breaking Point Over Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May faces a crunch week for her leadership and Brexit plan, with ministers and backbenchers in her Conservative Party feuding over Britain’s future ties to the European Union.
Europe Steps Up Bid to Salvage Iran Nuclear Deal

Europe Steps Up Bid to Salvage Iran Nuclear Deal

European powers alarmed by President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord set out this week on an urgent search for ways to hold the deal together.
U.K. Urgently Needs Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Plan, Panel Says

U.K. Urgently Needs Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Plan, Panel Says

The U.K. must spell out plans for post-Brexit co-operation on foreign and security policy before next month’s European Council if it is to live up to its goal of continuing to work closely with its
Battle to Survive in Congo Republic as Wages, Pensions Stop

Battle to Survive in Congo Republic as Wages, Pensions Stop

If it wasn’t for two sons in France sending money, pensioner George Kimbembe says he’d have joined the ranks of the dead in the Republic of Congo’s capital, Brazzaville.
MI5 Chief Warns of Threat to U.K. From Russia, Islamic State

MI5 Chief Warns of Threat to U.K. From Russia, Islamic State

MI5 chief Andrew Parker warned of the continued threat of attacks on Britain from Russia and the Islamic State militant group in a rare speech outside the country on Monday.
Pompeo, Zinke Urged Obama Officials to Crack Down on ZTE in 2016

Pompeo, Zinke Urged Obama Officials to Crack Down on ZTE in 2016

President Donald Trump’s surprise Sunday directive to his Commerce Department to back off an earlier decision and help Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. was the opposite of what two of his cabinet
The Leader Who Wanted a ‘Crooked Bridge’ With Singapore Is Back

The Leader Who Wanted a ‘Crooked Bridge’ With Singapore Is Back

The man who once called Singaporeans a "selfish lot" has returned.
Defying 50-Year Taboo, Palestinians Run for Jerusalem Elections

Defying 50-Year Taboo, Palestinians Run for Jerusalem Elections

At Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, it was seen as a worrisome enough development for the preacher to send up an alarm. “Don’t try to change the identity of the holy city,” Ismail Nawahda exhorted.
China Counters Trump by Mending Fences From Japan to India

China Counters Trump by Mending Fences From Japan to India

When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang smiled and clinked glasses with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a reception in Tokyo last week, it served as a reminder of just how rare these types of warm
Ireland ‘Hopeful’ of New Thinking From U.K. on Border Impasse

Ireland ‘Hopeful’ of New Thinking From U.K. on Border Impasse

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said he’s hopeful Britain will bring forward ideas on how to avoid a hard border after Brexit, as the clock ticks towards the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.
Apple CEO Lauds Gun-Control Activists; Jabs at Google, Facebook

Apple CEO Lauds Gun-Control Activists; Jabs at Google, Facebook

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook waded into divisive political topics such as gun control and immigration during a commencement speech while continuing his criticisms of internet companies
Barred From Travel, Najib Faces Malaysia Wrath Over 1MDB Secrets

Barred From Travel, Najib Faces Malaysia Wrath Over 1MDB Secrets

As Malaysia’s most powerful man, Najib Razak worked hard to keep the public from accessing information about a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Now they just might find out all the
Trump in Reversal Says U.S. to Help China's ZTE Stay Afloat

Trump in Reversal Says U.S. to Help China's ZTE Stay Afloat

President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Commerce Department to get ZTE Corp. back into business, weeks after cutting off the massive Chinese telecom equipment maker from its U.S. suppliers with a