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Cannes Festival Opens Under Specter of #MeToo, Sans Netflix

Cannes Festival Opens Under Specter of #MeToo, Sans Netflix

The 71st Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday with a movie whose title fits the entertainment world’s new era: “Everybody Knows.”
Erdogan Slams French Personalities Over Statement on Quran

Erdogan Slams French Personalities Over Statement on Quran

Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reacted angrily to a group of some 300 well-known French personalities who urged prominent Muslims to denounce anti-Jewish and anti-Christian
U.K. Making Wrong Calculation on Zimbabwe, Opposition Says

U.K. Making Wrong Calculation on Zimbabwe, Opposition Says

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change, accused the U.K. government of siding with the ruling party as the southern African nation gears up to hold national elections this
Snap Italy Election Raises the Risk of Populists Taking Control

Snap Italy Election Raises the Risk of Populists Taking Control

Italy is heading for a snap election that may boost the chances of a populist government taking power.
Trump to (Probably) Exit Iran Deal. Then What?

Trump to (Probably) Exit Iran Deal. Then What?

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‘Privatization’ Is No Longer a Dirty Word in Brazil, Even in an Election Year

‘Privatization’ Is No Longer a Dirty Word in Brazil, Even in an Election Year

Amid corruption and the nation’s worst recession, presidential candidates raise the prospect of selling off state-owned companies.
Italy Favors Trade Quotas Only in Broad Agreement With U.S.

Italy Favors Trade Quotas Only in Broad Agreement With U.S.

Italy favors tolerating quotas on metal imports to the U.S. to avert a trans-Atlantic trade war only as part of a broader agreement involving other sectors too, outgoing Economic Development Minister
Israel Security Leaders Split on Netanyahu Approach to Iran Deal

Israel Security Leaders Split on Netanyahu Approach to Iran Deal

Benjamin Netanyahu’s message to President Donald Trump has been consistent and clear: If Iran won’t agree to fix the nuclear deal, walk away from it. Some of his advisers aren’t sure that’s the best
Give U.K. Millennials $13,500 to Tackle Wealth Gap, Report Says

Give U.K. Millennials $13,500 to Tackle Wealth Gap, Report Says

Young people in the U.K. should receive a 10,000-pound ($13,500) cash handout to help address the wealth divide with older generations, a think tank proposed Tuesday.
Winners and Losers in Australia’s 2018 Budget

Winners and Losers in Australia’s 2018 Budget

With elections due within a year, Australia’s government on Tuesday announced modest tax cuts and more support for the elderly in a budget aimed at boosting its flagging poll ratings.
Trump's Iran Decision: What's at Stake for Global Oil Market?

Trump's Iran Decision: What's at Stake for Global Oil Market?

President Donald Trump will announce on Tuesday whether the U.S. will leave the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, a signature achievement by his predecessor that he’s long derided as “the worst deal ever.”
French Minister Warns Air France's Future Is Now in Jeopardy

French Minister Warns Air France's Future Is Now in Jeopardy

The French government doubled down on its warnings about Air France-KLM Group’s prospects, saying the protracted labor dispute over wages means the airline is losing out to rivals.
Serbian Finance Minister Resigns, Citing Personal Reasons

Serbian Finance Minister Resigns, Citing Personal Reasons

Serbian Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic, who lead the biggest former Yugoslav republic through a three-year austerity program, stepped down, citing personal reasons.
Peter Thiel and Palantir Are at the Heart of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Peter Thiel and Palantir Are at the Heart of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Silicon Valley billionaire -- and Donald Trump supporter -- Peter Thiel has emerged as an unlikely player in the international debate over Iran’s nuclear deal with six world powers.
Nunes Doubles Down on Holding Sessions in Contempt for Documents

Nunes Doubles Down on Holding Sessions in Contempt for Documents

The leader of the House Intelligence Committee is threatening to move quickly on a vote to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress if the Department of Justice doesn’t turn over
Hack-Resistant Vote Machines Missing as States Gird for '18 Vote

Hack-Resistant Vote Machines Missing as States Gird for '18 Vote

Past piles of hay outside the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, vendors in a meeting hall hawked their latest secure voting technology. Local officials and activists tapped sleek Android
Carrier Suffers New Failure at Sea as U.S. Navy Seeks More Funds

Carrier Suffers New Failure at Sea as U.S. Navy Seeks More Funds

The Gerald R. Ford, the U.S. Navy’s costliest warship, suffered a new failure at sea that forced it back to port and raised fresh questions about the new class of aircraft carriers.
Torture Claims and Destroyed Videos Shadow Trump’s CIA Nominee

Torture Claims and Destroyed Videos Shadow Trump’s CIA Nominee

Gina Haspel spent three decades working in secret. Now the lifelong spy is preparing for a bruising public debut.
Trump Plans to Fight California Car Rules With Twice-Failed Strategy

Trump Plans to Fight California Car Rules With Twice-Failed Strategy

The Trump administration is preparing to battle California’s tough car pollution regulations using an approach that federal courts have already rejected.
Trump, Republicans Raise Alarms About West Virginia Primary Race

Trump, Republicans Raise Alarms About West Virginia Primary Race

Republican officials were thrown into a panic on the cusp of Tuesday’s three crucial Senate primaries as they confronted a late surge by controversial and confrontational candidate Don Blankenship in