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New York Times Must Face Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit, Court Says

New York Times Must Face Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit, Court Says

New York Times Co. must face a defamation lawsuit by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over an editorial that linked her to the shooting of Arizona lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, a federal appeals
Trump Hints at More Trade Aid as Farmers Absorb ‘Body Blow’

Trump Hints at More Trade Aid as Farmers Absorb ‘Body Blow’

President Donald Trump said he’s prepared to deliver more aid to farmers hurt by the trade war with China, but concerns are growing that the U.S. agriculture industry could suffer a long-term loss of
Tunisia's First Post-Uprising Leader Joins Packed Electoral Race

Tunisia's First Post-Uprising Leader Joins Packed Electoral Race

Tunisia’s former president, Moncef Marzouki, joined a fast-growing list of candidates seeking the top job in the Arab world’s only true democracy next month.
Trump Says He's Watching Google ‘Very Closely’ Ahead of Election

Trump Says He's Watching Google ‘Very Closely’ Ahead of Election

U.S. President Donald Trump once again accused Alphabet Inc.’s Google of amplifying negative news stories about him, this time citing an ex-employee who claims he was fired for conservative bias.
Tom Steyer Spends on Ads, Struggles in Polls: Campaign Update

Tom Steyer Spends on Ads, Struggles in Polls: Campaign Update

Since launching his presidential bid, billionaire Tom Steyer has booked more air time than any of his rivals, and even outpaced President Donald Trump’s campaign in online ad spending, but has hardly
Corbyn Signals ‘Early’ Confidence Vote

Corbyn Signals ‘Early’ Confidence Vote

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is hardening plans to block a no-deal Brexit. He signaled he’d call a confidence vote in the prime minister when parliament returns in September. If that happens and
Supreme Court Weighs Second Amendment Showdown After Mass Shootings

Supreme Court Weighs Second Amendment Showdown After Mass Shootings

As mass shootings revive the U.S. debate over gun policy, the Supreme Court is weighing whether to go forward with a Second Amendment showdown for the first time in a decade.
Republicans Fear ‘Extinction in the Suburbs’ Over Gun Control

Republicans Fear ‘Extinction in the Suburbs’ Over Gun Control

After two gruesome mass shootings in a 24-hour span, some Republicans are raising alarms that their opposition to new firearm limits is making the party toxic to the suburban women and college
Jokowi Says He’ll Fire Officials if They Fail to Tackle Forest Blazes

Jokowi Says He’ll Fire Officials if They Fail to Tackle Forest Blazes

With a surge in forest fires in Indonesia threatening a repeat of the deadly haze that blanketed much of Southeast Asia in 2015, President Joko Widodo said officials failing to tackle the menace will
Merkel Governing Partner Never More Unpopular as Elections Near

Merkel Governing Partner Never More Unpopular as Elections Near

Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner slipped to its worst-ever in an opinion poll published on Tuesday, strengthening the possibility an already frayed government could fall
Ohio Governor Set to Address Gun Control Laws After Dayton Shooting

Ohio Governor Set to Address Gun Control Laws After Dayton Shooting

Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio's Republican governor plans to outline his proposals designed to deal with gun violence and mental health.
China Says U.S. Allies Face Retaliation If They Host Missiles

China Says U.S. Allies Face Retaliation If They Host Missiles

China warned that the U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies risked countermeasures if they accepted the deployment of intermediate-range American missiles, singling out Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Duterte Plans to Raise South Sea China Ruling in Meeting With Xi

Duterte Plans to Raise South Sea China Ruling in Meeting With Xi

President Rodrigo Duterte plans to discuss the Philippines’ 2016 international tribunal victory over China when he meets Chinese President Xi Jinping this month.
Trump Presses to Lure Boris Johnson on Top Foreign Policy Issues

Trump Presses to Lure Boris Johnson on Top Foreign Policy Issues

As Boris Johnson hurtles toward a no-deal Brexit that could leave the U.K. diplomatically adrift and economically vulnerable, President Donald Trump is looking to seize an opportunity to lure the
Calling China a Currency Manipulator Is a Toothless Move, Says Bannockburn’s Chandler

Calling China a Currency Manipulator Is a Toothless Move, Says Bannockburn’s Chandler

Marc Chandler, chief market strategist at Bannockburn Global Forex, discusses the U.S. calling China a currency manipulator and China’s possible reaction. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.”
Even Saudi Arabia’s Most Conservative Heartland Is Starting to Sing

Even Saudi Arabia’s Most Conservative Heartland Is Starting to Sing

Change is inching forward even in Qassim province, an important testing ground for Mohammed bin Salman’s drive to liberalize the kingdom.
Trump Imposes New Curbs on Venezuela to Force Maduro Out

Trump Imposes New Curbs on Venezuela to Force Maduro Out

President Donald Trump imposed further sanctions on Venezuela, freezing the government’s assets in the U.S. and adding immigration restrictions in a move aimed at stepping up pressure on the regime of
U.S. Designates China as a Currency Manipulator

U.S. Designates China as a Currency Manipulator

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has formally determined that China is a currency manipulator. This is latest dramatic twist in the long-running trade standoff. The decision is likely to send