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China Will Force a Resort Island to Phase Out Gasoline Cars

China Will Force a Resort Island to Phase Out Gasoline Cars

The resort island of Hainan may become a key proving ground for China’s push to lead the world in electric-vehicle adoption.
Bolsonaro, Marina Silva Tied in Brazil Poll Amid Racism Charges

Bolsonaro, Marina Silva Tied in Brazil Poll Amid Racism Charges

The leading candidate for Brazil’s next presidential election has been accused of racism and inciting hatred.
China to Support Horse Racing, Sports Lotteries in Hainan

China to Support Horse Racing, Sports Lotteries in Hainan

China said it would encourage horse racing and expand sports lotteries in the southernmost island of Hainan, moves that people familiar with the discussions have said may eventually open the door to
Trump Echoes Bush With ‘Mission Accomplished’ on Syria Strike

Trump Echoes Bush With ‘Mission Accomplished’ on Syria Strike

President Donald Trump declared “Mission Accomplished!” hours after joint strikes on Syria by the U.S. and key allies, inviting immediate comparisons to President George W. Bush’s early, misplaced
From a North Korean Weapon to an Oligarch’s Fall: Weekend Reads

From a North Korean Weapon to an Oligarch’s Fall: Weekend Reads

A battle for Venezuela’s El Dorado, North Korea’s other weapon, America’s richest zip code and how climate change is changing your diet are among the best stories from our crew this week. Check back
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Buried, Hailed as South African Hero

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Buried, Hailed as South African Hero

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose reputation as a fearless opponent of white-minority rule in South Africa earned her the title of “Mother of the Nation,” was laid to rest on Saturday and lauded as a
It's Business as Usual for Syria's Assad After U.S.-Led Attacks

It's Business as Usual for Syria's Assad After U.S.-Led Attacks

Hours after a punishing U.S.-led missile strike, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, dressed in a dark suit and tie, strode through the gates of his palace to start his day as usual.
May Defends Syria Airstrikes Without Parliamentary Vote

May Defends Syria Airstrikes Without Parliamentary Vote

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said the government was right to order airstrikes against Syrian chemical weapons facilities, as opposition lawmakers complained about the lack of a parliamentary vote
Trump's Campaign Chief Pushes to Raise Amazon Shipping Rates

Trump's Campaign Chief Pushes to Raise Amazon Shipping Rates

President Donald Trump issued a surprise order on Thursday for his administration to study the U.S. Postal Service after his campaign manager complained to him that taxpayers were subsidizing
Russia Slams ‘Cowardly’ Syria Strike But Escalation Fears Fade

Russia Slams ‘Cowardly’ Syria Strike But Escalation Fears Fade

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced strikes on Syria by the U.S., France and the U.K. as an “act of aggression” but made no mention of possible retaliation for the highly anticipated attack on
Taking Stock of the U.S.-Led Missile Strikes on Syria: Q&A

Taking Stock of the U.S.-Led Missile Strikes on Syria: Q&A

The U.S., U.K. and France launched strikes on Syria a week after U.S. President Donald Trump said there would be a “big price” to pay for the apparent use of chemical weapons by President Bashar
Trump Abandons Go-It-Alone Instincts to Marshal Allies in Syria

Trump Abandons Go-It-Alone Instincts to Marshal Allies in Syria

Donald Trump abandoned his instincts as an impulsive and go-it-alone president in Syria, deliberating at length with his military commanders and working closely with U.S. allies in Europe to confront
Syria Dismisses Impact of U.S.-Led Attack, Says It Hit Missiles

Syria Dismisses Impact of U.S.-Led Attack, Says It Hit Missiles

Syria said Saturday that U.S.-led a missile strikes on military targets and research facilities have failed to achieve their goal, condemning them as a flagrant breach of international law.
Trump Says ‘Mission Accomplished’ With Syria Strike Unanswered

Trump Says ‘Mission Accomplished’ With Syria Strike Unanswered

The Pentagon said missile strikes on Syria have hampered Bashar al-Assad’s ability to use chemical weapons again, without encountering serious resistance from the Syrian military or its Russian
Republicans Ask Pruitt for Documents, Interviews With Top Aides

Republicans Ask Pruitt for Documents, Interviews With Top Aides

Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are broadening their investigation into allegations of ethical misconduct by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott
Cohen Remains Trump's Lawyer Despite Probe, Spokesman Says

Cohen Remains Trump's Lawyer Despite Probe, Spokesman Says

President Donald Trump is retaining Michael Cohen as his personal attorney despite a federal criminal investigation of the lawyer’s business dealings, a White House spokesman said.
GOP Committee Chairmen Seek Comey Memos From Justice Department

GOP Committee Chairmen Seek Comey Memos From Justice Department

Three Republican House committee chairmen asked the Justice Department on Friday to turn over copies of memos former FBI Director James Comey said he wrote about his Oval Office conversations with
Why Trump's Poll Ratings Rise as Consumers Feel Worse

Why Trump's Poll Ratings Rise as Consumers Feel Worse

Financial Insyghts President Peter Atwater discusses the reverse correlation between President Trump's poll numbers and consumer confidence. He speaks on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. Dials Up China Criticism But Names No FX Manipulators

U.S. Dials Up China Criticism But Names No FX Manipulators

The Trump administration stepped up its criticism of China’s lack of progress in rectifying its trade imbalance with the U.S.
Russia, U.S. Near Brink in a Syrian Standoff With Nuclear Risks

Russia, U.S. Near Brink in a Syrian Standoff With Nuclear Risks

Russia has spent years testing state-of-the-art products of its defense industry in Syria. Now it’s warning that some of those weapons could be turned against the U.S., as tensions between the powers