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Surviving the Game of Thrones That Is Malaysian Politics

Surviving the Game of Thrones That Is Malaysian Politics

Prime Minister Najib Razak has withstood rivals and scandal with cunning, nerve, and a few Trumpian flourishes—so far.
In Whose Interest Is SEC ‘Best Interest’ Broker Rule?

In Whose Interest Is SEC ‘Best Interest’ Broker Rule?

What standard should apply to brokers who advise their clients on what to buy? President Donald Trump’s administration, like that of Barack Obama’s before it, is grappling with how to discourage sales
Romanian Corruption-Buster Says EU Shouldn’t Let Up on Graft Fight

Romanian Corruption-Buster Says EU Shouldn’t Let Up on Graft Fight

Romania’s top anti-corruption prosecutor says the European Union should keep monitoring her country’s progress in fighting graft as politicians repeatedly try to weaken penalties.
For Pompeo, Senate Confirmation Was the Easy Part

For Pompeo, Senate Confirmation Was the Easy Part

He’s stepping into a job where the shifting demands of a mercurial president proved too much for his predecessor.
At Least Macron Got a Kiss: Now Merkel's Up to Sway Trump

At Least Macron Got a Kiss: Now Merkel's Up to Sway Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has one advantage when she meets Donald Trump to discuss a host of conflicts: expectations she can sway the U.S. president are close to zero.
Iran's Standoff With the U.S. Has Paralyzed Money Markets and Businesses

Iran's Standoff With the U.S. Has Paralyzed Money Markets and Businesses

For half a century, Payam’s family hardware firm near Ferdowsi Square has supplied Tehran’s builders with tools -- through revolution, war and more recently sanctions. But it has rarely seen times as
Trump Warns Other Nations Not to Undermine U.S. World Cup Bid

Trump Warns Other Nations Not to Undermine U.S. World Cup Bid

Turkey's goalkeeper Volkan Babacan lays in his goal as Spain's forward Alvaro Morata (L) scores the 1-0 during the Euro 2016 group D football match between Spain and Turkey at the Allianz Riviera
Brexit Ministers Feud Over Fish as May Battles to Unite Cabinet

Brexit Ministers Feud Over Fish as May Battles to Unite Cabinet

Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, arrives for a meeting with Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's prime minister, not pictured, at Chequers, Aylesbury, U.K., on Saturday, April 21, The meeting follows the
Europe's Big Debt Drama Enters Finale as Clock Ticks for Greece

Europe's Big Debt Drama Enters Finale as Clock Ticks for Greece

Europe may be about to let Greece out of the financial doghouse, yet the wrangling is set to escalate over the terms and conditions.
Trump Pick to Lead FTC Confirmed by Senate

Trump Pick to Lead FTC Confirmed by Senate

Washington lawyer Joseph Simons, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Trade Commission, was confirmed by the Senate as the agency tackles high-profile consumer-protection cases like
Mnuchin's Treasury Poised to Rev Up Supply as Budget Gap Widens

Mnuchin's Treasury Poised to Rev Up Supply as Budget Gap Widens

The U.S. government’s need for new financing, rising in part from tax cuts and increased spending under President Donald Trump, has Wall Street predicting the Treasury will ramp up borrowing yet again
Sessions Will Challenge Rules Denying Work to Wall Contractors

Sessions Will Challenge Rules Denying Work to Wall Contractors

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he plans to challenge measures passed by some local governments to stop doing business with contractors that work on President Donald Trump’s promised wall on the
Menendez ‘Severely Admonished’ by Senate Ethics Committee

Menendez ‘Severely Admonished’ by Senate Ethics Committee

Democratic Senator Bob Menendez was "severely admonished" by the Senate Ethics Committee on Thursday, months after federal prosecutors dropped a corruption case against him following a mistrial in
House Chaplain Says He Resigned at Ryan’s Request

House Chaplain Says He Resigned at Ryan’s Request

Reverend Patrick Conroy called his seven years of House service "one of the great privileges of my life."
White House Releases Photos of Pompeo Shaking Hands With Kim

White House Releases Photos of Pompeo Shaking Hands With Kim

The White House released photos of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Haftar Returns to Libya After Absence That Sparked Turmoil Fears

Haftar Returns to Libya After Absence That Sparked Turmoil Fears

Libya’s eastern military leader, Khalifa Haftar, returned home on Thursday after medical treatment in France.
Peru's Highest Court Orders Release of Ex-President Humala

Peru's Highest Court Orders Release of Ex-President Humala

Peru’s Constitutional Court ordered the release of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia.
Stormy Daniels Wants ‘Seat at the Table’ in Cohen Document Case, Lawyer Says

Stormy Daniels Wants ‘Seat at the Table’ in Cohen Document Case, Lawyer Says

Stormy Daniels’s lawyer asked to be allowed to join the case over evidence seized from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.
Puzder Blames Democrats for 'Toxic' Atmosphere in D.C.

Puzder Blames Democrats for 'Toxic' Atmosphere in D.C.

Andrew Puzder, author of "The Capitalist Comeback" and former CKE Restaurants CEO, discusses the nomination process in Washington, D.C. and President Donald Trump's successes in a wide-ranging