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Minerals Glut Crushes Independence Dreams as Greenland Votes

Minerals Glut Crushes Independence Dreams as Greenland Votes

With their dream of commodity riches dead in its icy waters, voters on the world’s largest island will focus on the mundane when they head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new government.
Berlusconi Praises Partner Salvini Amid Rift in Italian Right

Berlusconi Praises Partner Salvini Amid Rift in Italian Right

Silvio Berlusconi sought to mollify League chief Matteo Salvini after a rift opened up between the two Italian center-right party leaders.
Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 31 in Kabul

Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 31 in Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, officials said.
Central Banks Fret Trade War More Deflationary Than Inflationary

Central Banks Fret Trade War More Deflationary Than Inflationary

Global central bankers sounded the alert that a trade war would leave them worrying more about the economic fallout than any boost tariffs would give to inflation.
Maverick to Maverick, Macron to Seek Common Ground With Trump

Maverick to Maverick, Macron to Seek Common Ground With Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron lands in Washington Monday aiming to use his rapport with Donald Trump to take the edge off the latter’s “America First” foreign policy, for Europe at least.

World Bank Edges Near Capital Boost as U.S. Drops Objection

The World Bank won support from its member countries for a $13 billion capital increase, with the U.S. dropping its objection as the lender imposes measures that would potentially reduce loans to
U.S. Hints at China Truce as World Warns of Trade-War Threat

U.S. Hints at China Truce as World Warns of Trade-War Threat

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s considering a trip to China amid a trade dispute with Beijing that finance chiefs warn could derail the global economic upswing.
Saudis Say They ‘Dealt With’ Riyadh Drone After Reports of Gunfire

Saudis Say They ‘Dealt With’ Riyadh Drone After Reports of Gunfire

Saudi police said security forces “dealt with” a small civilian drone that was flying without authorization in an upscale neighborhood of Riyadh on Saturday.
Iran Signals Respect From Trump Could Help Free U.S. Prisoners

Iran Signals Respect From Trump Could Help Free U.S. Prisoners

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested a show of respect from President Donald Trump could help yield a prisoner swap.
Sylvester Stallone Prompts Trump to Consider Jack Johnson Pardon

Sylvester Stallone Prompts Trump to Consider Jack Johnson Pardon

President Donald Trump is considering a full, posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was convicted of racially tinged federal morals charges more than a

Almost Half of U.K. Voters Want New Centrist Party, Poll Shows

Almost half the U.K. public now wants to see a new centrist political party as the Labour opposition party lurches further to the left and Liberal Democrats appear to lose faith in their own party, a
Mnuchin Says He's Considering Trip to China Amid Trade Spat

Mnuchin Says He's Considering Trip to China Amid Trade Spat

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s considering a trip to China.

Chemical-Weapons Inspectors Collect Samples at Syria Attack Site

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons visited one of the sites of a suspected gas attack in Douma, Syria, on Saturday to collect samples.
Stormy Daniels’s Former Lawyer Cooperating in Cohen Probe

Stormy Daniels’s Former Lawyer Cooperating in Cohen Probe

The former attorney for two women who claim they were paid to keep quiet about having sex with Donald Trump before he was elected president is cooperating with a criminal investigation of Trump’s
Greece’s Creditors Close to Compromising on Debt

Greece’s Creditors Close to Compromising on Debt

Greece’s creditors are getting closer on a deal to ease the country’s debt burden, according to Eurogroup President Mario Centeno.
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India Approves Death Penalty for Child Rapists After Outcry

India Approves Death Penalty for Child Rapists After Outcry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet cleared an ordinance that imposes the death penalty on convicted child rapists.
Brazil Cheers IMF's Revised Forecast

Brazil Cheers IMF's Revised Forecast

With Brazilian economists cutting their growth forecasts for the Latin American giant, the country’s top policy makers welcomed an upward revision by the International Monetary Fund, while downplaying
Trump Hails ‘Big Progress’ as Kim Vows to Extend Freeze on Tests

Trump Hails ‘Big Progress’ as Kim Vows to Extend Freeze on Tests

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed “big progress” as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to halt nuclear testing.
South America Stands to Benefit From a Trade War It Doesn't Want

South America Stands to Benefit From a Trade War It Doesn't Want

Some South American commodity producers may see their fortunes rise from the trade spat between the U.S. and China. But none are rejoicing, at least not publicly.