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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.
Saudi Arabia Screens 'Black Panther' to Mark Cinema Opening

Saudi Arabia Screens 'Black Panther' to Mark Cinema Opening

Saudi Arabia is to hold a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom that are expected to open to the public as
Cohen, Prosecutors Weigh In on Who Should Get to See Trump Lawyer’s Files

Cohen, Prosecutors Weigh In on Who Should Get to See Trump Lawyer’s Files

Prosecutors and lawyers for Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, proposed a total of seven people who could fill the job of a “special master” to help review documents, hard drives and cell phone
Taxpayers Get an Extra Day to File After IRS Computers Fail

Taxpayers Get an Extra Day to File After IRS Computers Fail

American taxpayers received an extra day to file their returns electronically after a computer malfunction disrupted the Internal Revenue Service’s website.
Democrats United Against Trump But Torn on Election Agenda

Democrats United Against Trump But Torn on Election Agenda

Democrats are conflicted over the path back to power.
Trudeau Is Set on Saving Oil Pipeline. Here’s What He Could Do

Trudeau Is Set on Saving Oil Pipeline. Here’s What He Could Do

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley have signaled they could put money behind Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as they vow to make sure it
Brexit Transition Is No Go Without Irish Border Answer, EU Says

Brexit Transition Is No Go Without Irish Border Answer, EU Says

European Union President Donald Tusk stepped up the pressure on the U.K. to come up with a solution to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit by warning that all deals, including
India Is Facing a Risky Cash Crunch

India Is Facing a Risky Cash Crunch

India’s cash machines are running dry, leaving policy makers and bankers scrambling to assuage the public and prevent perception about the nation’s fraud-hit financial system from worsening.
Brexit Bulletin: Lording It Over Theresa May

Brexit Bulletin: Lording It Over Theresa May

Today in Brexit: The House of Lords is poised to inflict a defeat on Theresa May today over Brexit, which could embolden the House of Commons to push for a softer split.

Philippines Hopes For Sea Exploration Pact With China This Year

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is confident that an agreement with China to jointly explore for oil and gas in South China Sea can be signed this year.
Here Are Nine Potential Locations for the Trump-Kim Jong Un Summit

Here Are Nine Potential Locations for the Trump-Kim Jong Un Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said five locations are under consideration for his planned meeting in “early June or before” with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
‘China’s Hawaii’ Expands Visa-Free Access to 33 More Countries

‘China’s Hawaii’ Expands Visa-Free Access to 33 More Countries

China has extended visa-free access to Hainan for another 33 -- mostly European and South American -- countries, as President Xi Jinping seeks to boost the tropical province’s popularity among foreign