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Erdogan on U.S. Sanctions, Halkbank

Erdogan on U.S. Sanctions, Halkbank

Turkey's President told Bloomberg the former Halkbank executive jailed in the States for trying to avoid U.S. Sanctions on Iran is QUOTE "definitely innocent." Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke exclusively
Bitter Election Fight in Southern India State Goes Down to Wire

Bitter Election Fight in Southern India State Goes Down to Wire

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party won the most seats in a closely-fought election in the southern state of Karnataka but may not be able to form a government after two rival
UMNO's Khairy Says Najib Razak Did Honorable Thing Stepping Down

UMNO's Khairy Says Najib Razak Did Honorable Thing Stepping Down

After a stunning upset in the general election, former Prime Minister Najib Razak resigned as the chief of the coalition Barisan Nasional as well as its core party United Malays National Organisation.
Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey’s Economy

Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey’s Economy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he intends to tighten his grip on the economy and take more responsibility for monetary policy if he wins an election next month.
Erdoğan Ekonomi, Faiz Politikasında Denetimini Artırmak Istiyor

Erdoğan Ekonomi, Faiz Politikasında Denetimini Artırmak Istiyor

Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 24 Haziran’daki seçimleri kazanması durumunda ekonomi üzerindeki denetimini ve para politikası üzerindeki kontrolünü artırmak istiyor.
Look at What's Going to Happen to Sweden's Fabled Welfare State

Look at What's Going to Happen to Sweden's Fabled Welfare State

Sweden’s got a major supply and demand problem.
Botswana's President Eyes Jobs in New ‘Marriage’ With De Beers

Botswana's President Eyes Jobs in New ‘Marriage’ With De Beers

Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, wants a new long-term diamond-sales pact with De Beers when the current 10-year deal expires in 2020 and for more gems to be processed locally.
Former Taiwan President Ma Found Guilty of Leaking Information

Former Taiwan President Ma Found Guilty of Leaking Information

Ex-Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced to four months in jail for leaking details of a criminal investigation while still in office, although the former Kuomintang leader could still avoid
Brexit Rebels in Scotland Add to Theresa May's Disarray

Brexit Rebels in Scotland Add to Theresa May's Disarray

Britain’s quest to leave the European Union is riddled with infighting, and now another domestic political battle looks set to rumble on through the increasingly tricky negotiations.
Why China's First Steps Into MSCI Are Such a Big Deal

Why China's First Steps Into MSCI Are Such a Big Deal

Some 234 of China’s large-cap domestic stocks are about to get a significant new inflow of investment. They are among the companies that MSCI Inc., the New York-based provider of financial tools, is
Iran Deal Withdrawal May Spur Arms Race, Ex-DOE Head Moniz Says

Iran Deal Withdrawal May Spur Arms Race, Ex-DOE Head Moniz Says

Ernest Moniz, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal when he served as U.S. energy secretary in the Obama administration, warned that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the
Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Defends Release of Cohen Bank Data

Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Defends Release of Cohen Bank Data

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, defended his explosive disclosure last week of more than $1 million in payments from companies including AT&T Inc. to
In Gaza Camps, Palestinian Dream of Return Still Burns Bright

In Gaza Camps, Palestinian Dream of Return Still Burns Bright

At a protest camp near Gaza’s border with Israel, young men huddle around two plastic kites whose long tails end in tightly-wound rags. One dips the rags in a bucket of gasoline and lights them,
Mexico's Fox Says Trump Has Been Stubborn on Nafta

Mexico's Fox Says Trump Has Been Stubborn on Nafta

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox, author of "Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets," discusses Nafta negotiations, President Trump, and the Mexican presidential election. He speaks on
U.K. Launches Fund to Stop Companies From Heading to U.S. for Capital

U.K. Launches Fund to Stop Companies From Heading to U.S. for Capital

A U.K. government-backed bank started a funding program that seeks to stop British entrepreneurs from going overseas to raise money they need to scale up their businesses.
Anti-Graft Fight Helps Ghana's President Win Over Skeptics

Anti-Graft Fight Helps Ghana's President Win Over Skeptics

Few Ghanaians were surprised when President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged that he would fulfill his campaign promise to fight graft. But what’s caught their attention was his appointment this year of an
World’s Largest ID Database Exposed by Indian Government Errors

World’s Largest ID Database Exposed by Indian Government Errors

India’s government counts on high-tech encryption, multi-layered authentication, and even 13-feet high walls to protect the world’s largest biometric database.
U.K. Officials Weigh Brexit Options for Fixing Irish Border

U.K. Officials Weigh Brexit Options for Fixing Irish Border

Extending the U.K.’s transitional customs arrangements with the European Union could be a way to resolve the thorniest question facing the Brexit negotiations, according to people familiar with the
Mueller Refutes Manafort’s Claim of Grand Jury Leaks by Government

Mueller Refutes Manafort’s Claim of Grand Jury Leaks by Government

Special counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge to reject a request by Paul Manafort for a hearing to determine whether government officials improperly leaked secret grand-jury information to the
Costly Helicopter Rides for U.S. Officials Show Afghanistan’s Security Decline

Costly Helicopter Rides for U.S. Officials Show Afghanistan’s Security Decline

The deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan is turning up in a new way: The cost for U.S. personnel to take a three-mile helicopter flight to Kabul’s airport is surging.