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South America’s Glaciers May Have a Bigger Problem Than Climate Change

South America’s Glaciers May Have a Bigger Problem Than Climate Change

Massive layers of ice cover some of the continent’s rich copper deposits. Uncovering those minerals threatens to hasten their demise.
They ‘Wrote the Damn Bill’: 2020 Hopefuls Go on Bill-Filing Spree in Congress

They ‘Wrote the Damn Bill’: 2020 Hopefuls Go on Bill-Filing Spree in Congress

Half of the 10 members of Congress seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have already hit career highs in bill-drafting productivity this year, and it’s only August.
Trump Broadsides on Tech Won’t Sway FTC in Probes, Chairman Says

Trump Broadsides on Tech Won’t Sway FTC in Probes, Chairman Says

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons says he’s heard President Donald Trump’s complaints about the size and political inclinations of large technology platforms, but isn’t going to let them
Brazil-Argentina Ties Sour as Bolsonaro Fumes Over Primary Vote

Brazil-Argentina Ties Sour as Bolsonaro Fumes Over Primary Vote

A sudden chill threatens the warm relationship between the two largest economies in South America, as Brazil’s far-right president warned of dire consequences in the event of a leftwing populist
Trump 2020 Rust Belt Pitch Threatened by Manufacturing Recession

Trump 2020 Rust Belt Pitch Threatened by Manufacturing Recession

President Donald Trump has been boasting about creating manufacturing jobs in states key to his re-election, but an emerging recession in the sector threatens to reverse that trend and imperil his
Modi Has Limited Options to Boost Economy in Locked Down Kashmir

Modi Has Limited Options to Boost Economy in Locked Down Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his move to revoke Kashmir’s autonomy is about boosting its economy. But observers say it will take more than rhetoric to bring in investments and ensure jobs in the
Salvini Picks His Guy to Take On Brussels Over Italy’s Budget

Salvini Picks His Guy to Take On Brussels Over Italy’s Budget

Giancarlo Giorgetti, deputy-secretary of the euroskeptic party League, speaks during a news conference following a meeting with Italy's Senate Speaker Elisabetta Casellati at the Giustiniani palace in
Berlin’s Maddening Aversion to Fiscal Stimulus: A Traders’ Guide

Berlin’s Maddening Aversion to Fiscal Stimulus: A Traders’ Guide

Over the past decade Germany has saved like few other nations, slashing its debt from 83% of gross domestic product to 60%. But now the global economy is slowing, there’s talk of recession in Berlin,
Trump’s New Farm Tariffs No Match for China’s Retaliatory Duties

Trump’s New Farm Tariffs No Match for China’s Retaliatory Duties

President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese agricultural products are likely to hurt the Asian nation a lot less than the retaliatory duties Beijing already imposes on the U.S.
Hong Kong Airport Beatings Shows Protesters’ Fears Running Wild

Hong Kong Airport Beatings Shows Protesters’ Fears Running Wild

The beatings of two men during a tense rally at Hong Kong’s airport highlights protesters’ growing fear of mainland intervention, as well as the risk that demonstrators’ violent tactics could
China Is Keeping a Closer Eye on Citizens Traveling to Hong Kong

China Is Keeping a Closer Eye on Citizens Traveling to Hong Kong

China is taking steps to insulate the mainland from the dramatic protests that have gripped Hong Kong. On top of tightly controlling local media coverage of the demonstrations, authorities this month
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China Sticking to September U.S. Trade Talks After Tariff Delay

China Sticking to September U.S. Trade Talks After Tariff Delay

Chinese officials are sticking to their plan to visit Washington in September for face-to-face trade meetings, people familiar with the matter said, signaling that talks remain on track for now
France Considers Relaxing Its Archaic Broadcasting Rules

France Considers Relaxing Its Archaic Broadcasting Rules

Web rivals have raked in millions in ad revenue, and now the French TV industry is hoping relaxed restrictions will benefit them as well.
Hong Kong Airport Obtains Interim Injunction to Bar Protesters

Hong Kong Airport Obtains Interim Injunction to Bar Protesters

Hong Kong airport is resuming normal operations this morning after another night of protests that saw violent clashes and flights severely disrupted. Washington is now urging Beijing to respect the
China Refuses to Allow U.S. Warships to Make Port Calls in Hong Kong

China Refuses to Allow U.S. Warships to Make Port Calls in Hong Kong

China has refused port visits to Hong Kong by two U.S. warships amid continued trade tensions and diplomatic spats between the two sides over pro-democracy protests in the Asian financial hub.
China Likens Protesters to ‘Terrorists’ as Airport Curbs Access

China Likens Protesters to ‘Terrorists’ as Airport Curbs Access

Hong Kong restricted access to the airport in a bid to stave off further demonstrations while China ramped up the rhetoric against protesters, saying they “acted like terrorists” while swarming the
FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after Apple Inc. recently said that some units had batteries that posed a fire risk.
U.K. Gears Up for Brexit-Driven Election That Boris Johnson Can't Call

U.K. Gears Up for Brexit-Driven Election That Boris Johnson Can't Call

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff talk about an imminent general election as though it were a fact, and on Tuesday, a Conservative politician accidentally published a draft email about his “GE2019
Immigrants Citing ‘Horrific Conditions’ in Texas Sue for Release

Immigrants Citing ‘Horrific Conditions’ in Texas Sue for Release

Immigrants along the Texas-Mexico border, citing indefinite detention in “horrific conditions,” have asked a federal judge to order the U.S. to improve the conditions, give them access to lawyers and