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Turkey's Gul Says He Won't Run Against Erdogan in June Election

Turkey's Gul Says He Won't Run Against Erdogan in June Election

Turkey’s former president Abdullah Gul said he won’t be a candidate in snap presidential elections to be held in June, putting to rest speculation that he could harm incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s
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Southeast Asian Leaders Agree to Fast Track Regional Trade Pact

Southeast Asian Leaders Agree to Fast Track Regional Trade Pact

Southeast Asian leaders agreed to work intensively toward an agreement by the end of this year on plans to create what could potentially be the world’s biggest trading bloc.
France’s Push for a European Tech Tax Meets Resistance

France’s Push for a European Tech Tax Meets Resistance

Europe’s plan to tax large digital companies hit resistance at a meeting of the bloc’s finance ministers.
EU Braces for a Trans-Atlantic Trade War

EU Braces for a Trans-Atlantic Trade War

The European Union warned about the costs of a trans-Atlantic trade war while bracing for one to erupt after the U.S. signaled it will reject the bloc’s demand for an unconditional waiver from
China, India Agree to Avoid Military Dispute on Tense Border

China, India Agree to Avoid Military Dispute on Tense Border

The leaders of Asia’s two most-populous countries agreed to strengthen communication between their two militaries to avoid disputes along their contested Himalayan border, after last year’s
Trump Says He Could Sink Jon Tester by Saying Things About Him

Trump Says He Could Sink Jon Tester by Saying Things About Him

President Donald Trump lashed out at Senator Jon Tester for his role in ending the nomination of White House physician Ronny Jackson to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying the Montana Democrat
Argentina's Extraordinary Rate Hike Could Be Just the Beginning

Argentina's Extraordinary Rate Hike Could Be Just the Beginning

Argentina investors say the central bank’s extraordinary effort to bolster the peso Friday may be just the beginning, with more such actions to be expected if the currency doesn’t stabilize soon.
Xerox-Fujifilm Deal Temporarily Blocked by New York Judge

Xerox-Fujifilm Deal Temporarily Blocked by New York Judge

Xerox Corp.’s plan to sell itself to Japanese rival Fujifilm Holding Corp. was temporarily blocked by a New York judge who determined the chief executive officer behind the deal was trying to preserve
California Air Regulator to Pruitt: ‘Call Me Maybe?’

California Air Regulator to Pruitt: ‘Call Me Maybe?’

California’s top air-quality regulator took to Twitter Friday to engage Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt over the future of automotive pollution standards.
Texas Voter ID Law Survives Appeals Court After State Tweaks

Texas Voter ID Law Survives Appeals Court After State Tweaks

Texas can enforce its strict photo voter ID law after a federal appeals court ruled state lawmakers fixed problems that caused the original restrictions to discriminate against poor and minority
The Long Road Ahead for North and South Korea Relations

The Long Road Ahead for North and South Korea Relations

Stephen Noerper, Korea Society senior director, discusses the historic meeting between the North and South Korean leaders, saying it's something to be excited about with so much enthusiasm but that we
Stormy Daniels Judge Puts Cohen’s Civil Case on Hold

Stormy Daniels Judge Puts Cohen’s Civil Case on Hold

A Los Angeles federal judge granted a request by President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to temporarily halt the lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels over her alleged tryst with
U.S. Seeking Metal Quotas as Allies Push for Exemptions, Ross Says

U.S. Seeking Metal Quotas as Allies Push for Exemptions, Ross Says

The Trump administration is asking Europe, Canada and other allies to accept quotas to be exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs that kick in May 1, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.
EPA Watchdog Opens Probe of Scott Pruitt's $50 Condo Rental

EPA Watchdog Opens Probe of Scott Pruitt's $50 Condo Rental

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog will probe Administrator Scott Pruitt’s unorthodox rental of a Capitol Hill condominium from a lobbyist, marking at least the 10th federal
Trump Shows Merkel and Macron That Europe's Clout Is Dwindling

Trump Shows Merkel and Macron That Europe's Clout Is Dwindling

Europe’s preeminent leaders gave it their best shot this week. All signs are it didn’t work.
Europe and the U.S. Teeter on the Brink of a Trade War

Europe and the U.S. Teeter on the Brink of a Trade War

German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to win a public commitment from President Donald Trump to halt U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Europe.
Trump Says He Rejected Proposal to Build $1 Billion Jerusalem Embassy

Trump Says He Rejected Proposal to Build $1 Billion Jerusalem Embassy

President Donald Trump comments on his decision to reject a proposal to build a new U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem for $1 billion. He speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor
Trump Says Iran 'Won't Be Doing Nuclear Weapons, Bank on It'

Trump Says Iran 'Won't Be Doing Nuclear Weapons, Bank on It'

President Donald Trump comments on Iran's nuclear aspirations during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Says He Refused to Approve $1 Billion Jerusalem Embassy

Trump Says He Refused to Approve $1 Billion Jerusalem Embassy

President Donald Trump said he rejected a proposal to build a new U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem for $1 billion.
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