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Erdogan Calls Snap Election for June; Lira, Stocks Rally

Erdogan Calls Snap Election for June; Lira, Stocks Rally

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called elections a year earlier than scheduled, moving to consolidate his one-man rule of the region’s largest economy.
Trump Rewrites History on Rationale for Firing Comey

Trump Rewrites History on Rationale for Firing Comey

President Donald Trump is attempting to rewrite history on his rationale for firing James Comey as FBI director last year.
IMF Warns of Rising Threats to Global Financial System

IMF Warns of Rising Threats to Global Financial System

Threats to the global financial system are rising, with the price of risky assets surging in a manner reminiscent of the years before the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund
Mace Theft in Nigeria’s Senate Signals Turmoil Ahead of 2019 Election

Mace Theft in Nigeria’s Senate Signals Turmoil Ahead of 2019 Election

A suspended senator led armed men into Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber in a plenary session, stealing the mace in a dramatic twist that could signal political turmoil ahead of presidential polls

EU Urges Name Deal as Republic of Macedonia Is ‘Back on Path’

The European Union urged the Republic of Macedonia to strike a deal with neighboring Greece on a long standing name dispute after it recommended start of accession talks with the Balkan country.
Ramaphosa Woos Investors With Vow to Tackle South African Graft

Ramaphosa Woos Investors With Vow to Tackle South African Graft

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his administration is committed to fighting corruption and fixing troubled state companies, but progress will take time.
Russia's War on Telegram Expands to Google, Amazon Battlefields

Russia's War on Telegram Expands to Google, Amazon Battlefields

Russia’s attempts to ban access to the Telegram messaging service threaten to drag U.S. tech giants including Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. into the war with founder Pavel Durov as he turns to
Khamenei Sees ‘Foreign Footprints’ in Iran’s Currency Chaos

Khamenei Sees ‘Foreign Footprints’ in Iran’s Currency Chaos

Foreign intelligence services have played a role in fueling Iran’s currency crisis in an effort to destabilize the economy, according to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Trump Calls Sketch of Stormy Daniels's Threatener a ‘Con Job’

Trump Calls Sketch of Stormy Daniels's Threatener a ‘Con Job’

President Donald Trump weighed in on a composite sketch of the man who adult film star Stormy Daniels says physically threatened her in a parking lot seven years ago seeking to silence her over

Trump Confirms CIA Director Pompeo Met North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Donald Trump confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with the leader of North Korea last week, Bloomberg News reports.
Diaz-Canel Selected as Next President of Cuba

Diaz-Canel Selected as Next President of Cuba

Cuba on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba.
U.K. Privacy Chief Wants Powers to Access Data More Quickly

U.K. Privacy Chief Wants Powers to Access Data More Quickly

The U.K.’s privacy regulator, who’s leading European investigations into how political consultants accessed the data of millions of Facebook Inc. users, said British data-protection laws are slowing
A Spy Chief’s Covert Mission to Kim’s Kingdom

A Spy Chief’s Covert Mission to Kim’s Kingdom

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Cohen Lawyers Recommend ‘Masters’ to Review Seized Material

Cohen Lawyers Recommend ‘Masters’ to Review Seized Material

Lawyers for Michael Cohen recommended four candidates to serve as special masters to review material seized in raids of Cohen’s office and home earlier this month.
A Venezuelan Candidate Soldiers On With Democracy Itself in Doubt

A Venezuelan Candidate Soldiers On With Democracy Itself in Doubt

Henri Falcon risks legitimizing Nicolas Maduro ahead of a vote that has been criticized internationally.
Cuba’s Struggling Economy Needs a Jolt

Cuba’s Struggling Economy Needs a Jolt

A new leader takes over at a time when growth is tracking two-decade lows.
‘Free Lula’ Campaign Goes Global As Supporters Try to Sway Court

‘Free Lula’ Campaign Goes Global As Supporters Try to Sway Court

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s Workers’ Party has pulled out all the stops to rally public opinion to get the former president out of jail and into contention for October’s elections.
Sexual-Harassment Scandal Reaches High Into Japanese Government

Sexual-Harassment Scandal Reaches High Into Japanese Government

Japan’s top finance ministry official is stepping down after allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists.
How U.S. Sanctions on Russian Aluminum Shook Markets

How U.S. Sanctions on Russian Aluminum Shook Markets

U.S. sanctions have brought one of Russia’s industrial titans to its knees. Penalties on United Co. Rusal and its billionaire owner, Oleg Deripaska, have locked the aluminum producer out of the $140
U.S. Told Russian Embassy No New Sanctions Due Soon, Russia Says

U.S. Told Russian Embassy No New Sanctions Due Soon, Russia Says

The Trump administration notified Russia’s U.S. embassy in Washington Sunday that it has no plans to impose any further sanctions soon, according to a Foreign Ministry official.