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Portugal Is Luring Rich Pensioners With Tax Breaks

Portugal Is Luring Rich Pensioners With Tax Breaks

After a lifetime of long Swedish winters and hefty tax bills, Dan Wikstrom’s dream of a comfortable retirement in the sun has come true. Not in a Caribbean tax haven, but in Portugal, a far more
Macron and Rouhani Agree to Try to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

Macron and Rouhani Agree to Try to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed to work together to preserve the nuclear accord with Iran, even as the U.S. makes clear that President Donald Trump will
Italian Voters Shift to the Right as Political Impasse Drags On

Italian Voters Shift to the Right as Political Impasse Drags On

Italian political preferences are becoming more right wing as a political impasse in the country drags on two months after a general election, according to a poll published in La Repubblica.
Duterte to Permanently Ban Sending Workers to Kuwait

Duterte to Permanently Ban Sending Workers to Kuwait

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will permanently stop deploying workers to Kuwait amid rocky diplomatic relations between the two nations.
Kim Promises to Shut Main Nuclear Test Site in May — and Let Foreign Media Watch

Kim Promises to Shut Main Nuclear Test Site in May — and Let Foreign Media Watch

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has promised to close his main nuclear weapons test site in May and said he will invite South Korean and American media to witness the shutdown.
Squeeze Iran and It Will Cave Like North Korea, Top Israeli Minister Says

Squeeze Iran and It Will Cave Like North Korea, Top Israeli Minister Says

If North Korea abandons its nuclear weapons, credit belongs to President Donald Trump for his aggressive rhetoric and increased sanctions -- and a similar policy would defang Iran, a senior Israeli
Trump Expects to Meet With N.Korea's Kim in Three to Four Weeks

Trump Expects to Meet With N.Korea's Kim in Three to Four Weeks

President Donald Trump expects his historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will take place “over the next three or four weeks.”
Trump Takes Aim at Democrats, Media and Comey in Michigan Rally

Trump Takes Aim at Democrats, Media and Comey in Michigan Rally

Donald Trump took on most of his usual targets at a campaign-style rally on Saturday, including Democrats, the media and former FBI Director James Comey, and urged his supporters to vote in midterm
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