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China Sends Military Plane to Third South China Sea Airstrip

China Sends Military Plane to Third South China Sea Airstrip

China has landed a military plane on the last of its three airstrips in the disputed South China Sea, a Washington-based research institution said, amid renewed complaints about the country expanding
Haspel Won't Condemn Waterboarding But Says It's Over

Haspel Won't Condemn Waterboarding But Says It's Over

Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, promised she wouldn’t resort to waterboarding and other harsh techniques that she once helped supervise, but she repeatedly refused to
Why Trump and Kim Picked Singapore for Their Summit

Why Trump and Kim Picked Singapore for Their Summit

The U.S. and North Korea picked Singapore as the venue for a historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, scheduled for June 12.
Mahathir in His Own Words: On Markets, Islam and Anwar Ibrahim

Mahathir in His Own Words: On Markets, Islam and Anwar Ibrahim

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, incoming prime minister of Malaysia, ruffled plenty of feathers during his prior stint in power, when he governed the country for more than two decades.
Comeback Kid: Mahathir, 92, Has Big Plans to Fix Up Malaysia

Comeback Kid: Mahathir, 92, Has Big Plans to Fix Up Malaysia

He ran Malaysia with an iron fist for more than two decades, played political king maker after leaving power, then came storming out of retirement at the age of 92 to dethrone Prime Minister Najib
Mahathir Set to Become Malaysia Prime Minister After Shock Win

Mahathir Set to Become Malaysia Prime Minister After Shock Win

Mahathir Mohamad appeared set to become Malaysia’s prime minister once again after dealing Najib Razak’s ruling coalition a stunning defeat, cementing the country’s first transfer of power in six
A Mideast Energy Giant Seizes New Energy Future

A Mideast Energy Giant Seizes New Energy Future

Abu Dhabi’s Adnoc has the same challenges as Saudi Arabia’s Aramco—but is planning for the future in different ways.
Iran’s Door to the West Is Slamming Shut, and That Leaves China

Iran’s Door to the West Is Slamming Shut, and That Leaves China

Tehran traffic is gridlocked half the time, and the city spends most of the year engulfed in smog, so it’s not surprising that locals travel underground when they can -- on a metro system that
U.K.'s Retired Sun Seekers Risk Losing Pensions After Brexit

U.K.'s Retired Sun Seekers Risk Losing Pensions After Brexit

As a long-term resident of Spain, British ex-pat John Barlow had no hand in his country’s decision to leave the European Union. That doesn’t mean he’ll escape the consequences.
Malaysians Said We Want More Democracy, KRA's Raslan Says

Malaysians Said We Want More Democracy, KRA's Raslan Says

KRA Group founder and CEO Karim Raslan weighs in on Mahathir Mohamad's victory in Malaysia’s election. He speaks with Haslinda Amin on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
CIMB's Razak Says Malaysians Voted Loudly, Clearly for Change

CIMB's Razak Says Malaysians Voted Loudly, Clearly for Change

Chairman of CIMB Group Nazir Razak discusses Mahathir Mohamad's victory in Malaysia’s election, and talks about the impact of a new government on the markets and economy. He speaks with Haslinda Amin
Peace in North Korea Could Cost $2 Trillion If History Is a Guide

Peace in North Korea Could Cost $2 Trillion If History Is a Guide

How much would it cost to keep the peace on the Korean Peninsula? Around $2 trillion over ten years.
Israel Hits Iranian Targets in Syria

Israel Hits Iranian Targets in Syria

Israel conducted its biggest raid inside Syria in at least 30 years, saying Iranian forces there fired a barrage of missiles at the Israeli-held section of the Golan Heights.
Singapore Eyed for Trump-Kim Summit

Singapore Eyed for Trump-Kim Summit

Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore, in Nov. 2015. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
AT&T Says It Was Contacted by Mueller Over Payments to Cohen

AT&T Says It Was Contacted by Mueller Over Payments to Cohen

AT&T Inc. said it was contacted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team late last year for information about payments the company had made to President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer for
Giuliani Says Trump Was ‘Unaware’ of Cohen’s Consulting Income

Giuliani Says Trump Was ‘Unaware’ of Cohen’s Consulting Income

Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that the president didn’t know about payments his personal lawyer Michael Cohen had received from AT&T Inc., Novartis AG and a firm linked to
Kenyan Leader Consolidates Power as Political Alliances Shift

Kenyan Leader Consolidates Power as Political Alliances Shift

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is redefining the nation’s tenuous political alliances in a move that’s likely to help him consolidate power during his final term and leave his deputy William Ruto out
Pruitt Resumes Courting Industry as Ethics Controversies Swirl

Pruitt Resumes Courting Industry as Ethics Controversies Swirl

Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is seeking to shift the limelight away from questions about his ethics and instead focus attention on his efforts to eliminate regulations on oil drillers,
GOP Rebellion on Immigration Bill Could Force House Vote

GOP Rebellion on Immigration Bill Could Force House Vote

At least 17 House Republicans are bucking their party leaders to try and force a vote on immigration legislation that would break a deadlock over the fate of as many as 1.3 million young undocumented
DOJ Plans Meeting to Defuse House GOP Contempt Threat, Source Says

DOJ Plans Meeting to Defuse House GOP Contempt Threat, Source Says

The Justice Department has invited two top House Republican chairmen to a meeting Thursday aimed at accommodating their demands for classified information related to the continuing Russia