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Latin America's Most Unpopular Presidency Grinds to Standstill

Earlier this week Brazil’s President Michel Temer called the ten Senate leaders of his ruling coalition to discuss the year’s legislative agenda. Only four showed up.
`Your Company Is the Problem' U.K. Lawmakers Tell Facebook CTO

`Your Company Is the Problem' U.K. Lawmakers Tell Facebook CTO

Tension and voices were high as Facebook Inc. Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer was questioned Thursday by a U.K. parliamentary committee investigating the impact of social media on recent
The U.S. Investigators Under Fire From Trump

The U.S. Investigators Under Fire From Trump

Congress is exploring ways to protect Mueller's investigation.
South Africa Government Plans to Stabilize Protest-Hit Province

South Africa Government Plans to Stabilize Protest-Hit Province

South Africa’s national government said it will intervene to stabilize the North West province, which has been rocked by days of violent protests aimed at removing Premier Supra Mahumapelo from his
Macron's Gamble: Keep Trump Close and Brace for Turbulence Ahead

Macron's Gamble: Keep Trump Close and Brace for Turbulence Ahead

It can be a lonely business being Donald Trump’s friend.
Hedge Fund Adviser Says Analysis Was His, Not From D.C. Leaks

Hedge Fund Adviser Says Analysis Was His, Not From D.C. Leaks

The central figure in a Washington-meets-Wall-Street insider trading trial got his information through research, not a well-placed government source, his lawyer told jurors near the end of a trial
Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Defense: Don’t Blame Me

Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Defense: Don’t Blame Me

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made it through nearly six hours of grilling on Capitol Hill on Thursday by mostly blaming subordinates for the swirl of ethics allegations
Koch Network Has an Unlikely Spokesman in New Ad: Chuck Schumer

Koch Network Has an Unlikely Spokesman in New Ad: Chuck Schumer

Unless they’re being attacked, it’s rare for the political network backed by the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to feature a Democrat like Senator Chuck Schumer in one of
Michael Cohen's Fate Hinges on 32-Year-Old Corruption Fighter

Michael Cohen's Fate Hinges on 32-Year-Old Corruption Fighter

The high-wattage cases that go through the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office have catapulted legal careers. Some lawyers have become household names after starting their careers there targeting drug
Japan’s Biggest Bank Draws Scrutiny for Switching to Trump Regulator

Japan’s Biggest Bank Draws Scrutiny for Switching to Trump Regulator

Japan’s biggest bank has been accused by New York officials of dodging tough oversight by swapping its state license for a federal one, putting itself under a U.S. agency on the front lines of
Elusive Inflation Again Extends Era of Negative Rates in Sweden

Elusive Inflation Again Extends Era of Negative Rates in Sweden

Sweden’s central bank just can’t get enough inflation.
Brexit Bulletin: Calming the Hardliners

Brexit Bulletin: Calming the Hardliners

Today in Brexit: With Theresa May facing pressure to stay in the EU customs union, she reassured a group of Brexit-backing Tories that she’ll stick to her guns.
Meet the Saudis Remaking the Kingdom’s Image in Washington

Meet the Saudis Remaking the Kingdom’s Image in Washington

After a number of diplomatic defeats, the Saudis are rebranding their influence efforts with fresh faces in the U.S. capital.
Latvia Wants Clampdown on Banks to Reopen U.S. Dollar System

Latvia Wants Clampdown on Banks to Reopen U.S. Dollar System

Latvia’s prime minister says his nation is cracking down on shady dealings in the financial sector to help local banks regain access to directly transact in dollars.

Kudlow, Lighthizer Said to Join Mnuchin on China Trade Mission

President Donald Trump is dispatching his top economic and trade advisers -- Larry Kudlow, Robert Lighthizer and Peter Navarro -- to join Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on a visit to China, two
Here's the Schedule for Korean Leaders' Historic Summit Friday

Here's the Schedule for Korean Leaders' Historic Summit Friday

South Korean and U.S. soldiers stand guard next to the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) conference buildings at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone
Australian Government Dumps Planned Tax Hike From May Budget

Australian Government Dumps Planned Tax Hike From May Budget

Malcolm Turnbull’s government is dumping a planned tax hike, giving a clear signal it will use next month’s budget to offer relief to Australians ahead of an election due next year.
Macron Says He Thinks Trump Will Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

Macron Says He Thinks Trump Will Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron said he thinks U.S. President Donald Trump will withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord, dealing a blow to the six-nation agreement reached in 2015 and endorsed by world