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Novartis’s Cohen Payment Is Subject of Swiss Prosecutor Talks

Novartis’s Cohen Payment Is Subject of Swiss Prosecutor Talks

Switzerland’s attorney general is in discussions with local prosecutors in the hometown of Novartis AG about payments the drugmaker made to one of Donald Trump’s lawyers.
States Can Legalize Sports Gambling, U.S. Supreme Court Rules

States Can Legalize Sports Gambling, U.S. Supreme Court Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court freed states to legalize gambling on individual sporting events, unleashing a race to attract billions of dollars in wagers and heralding a new era for the nation’s sports
Trump Helps to Save ZTE Ahead of Trade Talks

Trump Helps to Save ZTE Ahead of Trade Talks

The U.S. and China signaled a desire to avoid a costly trade war after President Donald Trump offered a lifeline to beleaguered telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. and China’s Xi Jinping dispatched his
U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Gun ‘Right to Sell’ Appeal

U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Gun ‘Right to Sell’ Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by three men who were denied a permit to open a gun store in northern California.
Deadly Gaza Violence Clouds U.S. Embassy Move

Deadly Gaza Violence Clouds U.S. Embassy Move

Thousands of Gaza protesters descended on the border with Israel, leading to deadly Israeli gunfire that cast a pall over President Donald Trump’s contentious inauguration of a U.S. embassy in
Anti-Spoofing Law Survives as U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Trader

Anti-Spoofing Law Survives as U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Trader

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal from the first commodities trader convicted of spoofing since Congress made it a crime, rejecting arguments that the 2010 ban is so vague it should be
EU Sees $23.5 Billion in Revenue From Financial-Transaction Tax

EU Sees $23.5 Billion in Revenue From Financial-Transaction Tax

A proposed tax on financial transactions in 10 European Union countries could generate about 19.6 billion euros ($23.5 billion) of annual revenue, though Brexit could make collection more difficult,
Italian Populists Head to Overtime Divided on Coalition Plan

Italian Populists Head to Overtime Divided on Coalition Plan

Italy’s populists are struggling to nail down the final details of their plans to form the next government and tensions are beginning to mount.
Croatian Deputy Premier Resigns Over Role in Agrokor Law

Croatian Deputy Premier Resigns Over Role in Agrokor Law

Croat Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalic resigned from her post amid allegations of conflict-of-interest tied to her role in the state-led restructuring of Agrokor d.d., the country’s biggest

Nigerian Mines Minister Fayemi to Step Down by End of Month

Nigerian Mines Minister Kayode Fayemi said he plans to step down at the end of the month because he’s running in an election to become governor of Ekiti state in July.
Russia's Kudrin Gets Audit Post as Hopes of Bigger Role Fade

Russia's Kudrin Gets Audit Post as Hopes of Bigger Role Fade

Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin confirmed Monday he’s agreed to head Russia’s Audit Chamber, disappointing hopes that the investor favorite could get a more powerful role in setting economic
Current Iran Agreement Could Be `Basis for Future Work,' EU Says

Current Iran Agreement Could Be `Basis for Future Work,' EU Says

The European Union reiterated its commitment to the Iran nuclear agreement while saying the current accord could be “a basis for future work.”
Trump on Collision Course With Kim Over Steps to Lift Sanctions

Trump on Collision Course With Kim Over Steps to Lift Sanctions

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appear to be on a collision course over what comes first: Disarmament or sanctions relief.
Brexit’s New Focus: Avoiding a Hard Border Between Britain and Ireland

Brexit’s New Focus: Avoiding a Hard Border Between Britain and Ireland

Prime Minister Theresa May will focus on negotiating a backstop plan to avoid a hard border between the U.K. and Ireland as the battle inside her Cabinet over a Brexit trade plan drags on.
Dozens Killed as Gaza Erupts Over Jerusalem Embassy Move

Dozens Killed as Gaza Erupts Over Jerusalem Embassy Move

Fifty-five Palestinians were killed in confrontations with Israeli troops Monday after tens of thousands converged on the Gaza Strip border, throwing a pall over President Donald Trump’s contentious
Turkey's Treasury Denies Changes in Foreign Exchange Regime

Turkey's Treasury Denies Changes in Foreign Exchange Regime

Turkey’s Treasury denied media reports that it planned new changes in the foreign-exchange regime, even as parliament prepared to empower authorities to demand access to foreign currency transaction
Venezuela’s Election Handouts Are Shrinking

Venezuela’s Election Handouts Are Shrinking

The Chinese appliances and Iranian-assembled cars belong to the past. The free apartments are fewer and farther between. Even in the charity food boxes, canned tuna has given way to beans.
The Mystery of A vs B Uncovers a London Fight Club for the Rich

The Mystery of A vs B Uncovers a London Fight Club for the Rich

On a sunny Friday morning in central London, journalists were looking for A v B, a case scheduled for London’s commercial court.
Trump's China U-Turn Emboldens Democrats

Trump's China U-Turn Emboldens Democrats

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Shiite Cleric Who Once Fought U.S. Leads in Iraqi Election Count

An alliance backed by populist Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr took a surprise early lead as votes were counted in Iraq’s election, a test of the country’s efforts to recover from the long war with