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Russia Reins In War Talk as U.S. Strike Looms

Russia Reins In War Talk as U.S. Strike Looms

Russians were being fed a steady diet of war preparations earlier this week, with one report on state TV even advising on how long canned goods would last in a bomb shelter.
Trump Lawyer Cohen Finds Finances Examined by Prosecutors

Trump Lawyer Cohen Finds Finances Examined by Prosecutors

Before he was known as Donald Trump’s pugnacious lawyer, Michael Cohen made a modest fortune assembling taxi fleets in New York and Chicago, with company names like Mad Dog Cab Corp., Smoochie Cab
Syria and Allies Ready for War If Trump Attacks, Official Says

Syria and Allies Ready for War If Trump Attacks, Official Says

An adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad likened President Donald Trump’s threats of a missile strike to the “delirium” of a losing sports team, saying her country and its allies are ready for a
Davis Says Immigration Policy Won't Hurt Business: Brexit Update

Davis Says Immigration Policy Won't Hurt Business: Brexit Update

Brexit Secretary David Davis spoke at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in London on Thursday, taking questions on the progress of talks with the European Union at a time when there’s no sign of any
Paul Ryan's Retirement Puts GOP Hopes of Holding House at Risk

Paul Ryan's Retirement Puts GOP Hopes of Holding House at Risk

Paul Ryan’s retirement may jeopardize Republican hopes of saving their House majority in the November congressional elections by disrupting fundraising and exacerbating divisions inside an already
How Trump Could Imperil His Presidency by Firing Robert Mueller

How Trump Could Imperil His Presidency by Firing Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump risks plunging his administration into political calamity ahead of a crucial midterm election and deepening his legal jeopardy if he takes the drastic step of firing Special
Here’s Why Friends and Foes of EPA Chief Pruitt Are So Adamant

Here’s Why Friends and Foes of EPA Chief Pruitt Are So Adamant

Supporters and detractors of Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt agree on this much: He matters.
Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds ‘Weekend Dad’ Role

Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds ‘Weekend Dad’ Role

Paul Ryan will easily add to his already considerable net worth if he opts to stray from his native Wisconsin to join a corporate board or dabble in Washington power struggles when he retires next
Trump Discussed Firing Mueller’s Boss as Allies Attack Inquiry

Trump Discussed Firing Mueller’s Boss as Allies Attack Inquiry

President Donald Trump discussed firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with White House aides on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said, as a chorus of Trump’s advisers and allies
Brexit Bulletin: When Will the Fog Clear?

Brexit Bulletin: When Will the Fog Clear?

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California to Join National Guard Border Mission, With Conditions

California to Join National Guard Border Mission, With Conditions

California Governor Jerry Brown accepted President Donald Trump's call to send the National Guard to the Mexican border.
$30,000 Rumor? Tabloid Paid For, Spiked, Salacious Trump Tip: AP

$30,000 Rumor? Tabloid Paid For, Spiked, Salacious Trump Tip: AP

The National Enquirer’s parent company paid $30,000 to a former doorman at one of Donald Trump’s New York City buildings, according to the Associated Press.
Europe’s Center Left Is Alive and Kicking, at Least in Portugal

Europe’s Center Left Is Alive and Kicking, at Least in Portugal

Social democratic parties are collapsing across Europe, the victims of rising nationalism and a failure to produce convincing answers to the euro area’s financial crisis. But not, it seems, in
Britain Targets Russian Billionaires

Britain Targets Russian Billionaires

The U.K. is under pressure domestically and from abroad to tighten controls on corrupt money.
The Growing U.K. Economy Isn’t as Strong as It Looks

The Growing U.K. Economy Isn’t as Strong as It Looks

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One-Time China Political Star Tried in $27 Million Bribery Case

One-Time China Political Star Tried in $27 Million Bribery Case

A one-time contender for China’s presidency, Sun Zhengcai, stood trial for accepting 170 million yuan ($27 million) in bribes Thursday, signaling the end of a case that shook the country’s political
Italian Democrat Says His Party Won't Help Five Star Take Power

Italian Democrat Says His Party Won't Help Five Star Take Power

Italy’s populist Five Star Movement won’t get support from the center-left Democratic Party despite the infighting that has broken out since its election defeat, according to a senior lawmaker and
Oil Closes at 3-Year High on Middle East Risks, OPEC Compliance

Oil Closes at 3-Year High on Middle East Risks, OPEC Compliance

Oil settled at the highest in more than three years on concern that escalating tensions in the Middle East could lead to conflict and disrupt supplies that are already being reduced by OPEC output
Coalition of Industry Groups to Fight Trump Tariffs Is Growing

Coalition of Industry Groups to Fight Trump Tariffs Is Growing

A coalition of diverse business groups that banded together to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products has grown to more than 100.
China's Relationship With Australia Remains Tense, Turnbull Says

China's Relationship With Australia Remains Tense, Turnbull Says

Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull said tensions with Beijing remained high four months after a spat over Chinese meddling in domestic political affairs prompted him to push for new legislation to