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Italian Populists Sideline Mainstream as They Vie for Premiership

Italian Populists Sideline Mainstream as They Vie for Premiership

After outmaneuvering establishment parties to emerge as lead negotiators in Italy’s search for a new government, the populist pair Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini seek to win enough support this week
A $14 Billion Legal Test Is Latest Threat to Norway's Oil Future

A $14 Billion Legal Test Is Latest Threat to Norway's Oil Future

Norway’s oil industry has one more thing to worry about.
Norway Won’t Use $1 Trillion Fund to Fight Gender Inequality

Norway Won’t Use $1 Trillion Fund to Fight Gender Inequality

Norway’s wealth fund has taken on big coal and big tobacco and wants to dump big oil. But fighting for gender equality across the globe could prove too challenging.
Trump Turns Screws on Putin But Says He Wants to Get Along

Trump Turns Screws on Putin But Says He Wants to Get Along

President Donald Trump is poised to take his most aggressive actions yet against Russia on Monday, when he’s likely to announce the expulsion of dozens of diplomats in response to the nerve-gas attack
Scandal Clouds Abe's Chances of Changing Constitution

Scandal Clouds Abe's Chances of Changing Constitution

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated his apology Sunday for a cronyism scandal as opposition lawmakers warned it would hamper his ambitions of changing the country’s pacifist constitution.
China Is Said to Name Guo Shuqing as PBOC Party Chief, NYT Says

China Is Said to Name Guo Shuqing as PBOC Party Chief, NYT Says

China has named Guo Shuqing, the nation’s top bank regulator, as Communist Party Secretary of the People’s Bank of China, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Trump Said to Name Energy Department Official as Top Energy Aide

Trump Said to Name Energy Department Official as Top Energy Aide

The White House plans to name Wells Griffith, an Energy Department official who worked on Donald Trump’s campaign, as one of the president’s top energy and environmental advisers, three people
To Settle East-West Feud, Libya's Chief Rivals Take It South

To Settle East-West Feud, Libya's Chief Rivals Take It South

In Sabha, gateway to Libya’s south and its largest oil field, the sounds of warfare have been echoing through low-slung buildings and wide streets day and night for more than a month.
Portraits from the March for Our Lives in Washington

Portraits from the March for Our Lives in Washington

Generation Z rallies in demand for an end to gun violence.
Facebook May Not Lack for Political Ads Despite Erupting Scandals

Facebook May Not Lack for Political Ads Despite Erupting Scandals

Political consultant Mark Jablonowski predicts that Facebook Inc. won’t lack for political ads during this year’s campaign season despite the rancor caused by Russian election meddling and a massive

Peru Ex-President Stopped From Leaving Country Amid Scandal

Former Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned this week over allegations he was involved in the continent-wide Carwash bribery scandal, has been barred from leaving the country, the

San Francisco Fed's Williams Is N.Y. Fed Frontrunner, WSJ Says

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams is the leading candidate to replace William Dudley as head of the New York Fed, the Wall Street Journal reported.

S. Africa's ANC Said to Discuss Bringing Elections Forward

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, is discussing the possibility of bringing forward elections set to be held next year, according to three people familiar with the talks.
Students March for Stricter Gun Laws After Mass Shootings

Students March for Stricter Gun Laws After Mass Shootings

Thousands of high school students and supporters gathered in Washington and across the U.S. Saturday to demand tougher gun laws from an older generation that’s delivered little change after years of
Finland Ready to Arrest Catalan Separatist Leader

Finland Ready to Arrest Catalan Separatist Leader

The former president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, left Finland before authorities there could act on a request from Spain to arrest him, his lawyer said, in connection with the independence drive
Trump Plans Expulsion of Russian Envoys Over U.K. Attack

Trump Plans Expulsion of Russian Envoys Over U.K. Attack

President Donald Trump is preparing to expel dozens of Russian diplomats from the U.S. in response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in the U.K., two people familiar with the matter
Catalan Parliament Speaker Suspends Vote for Regional President

Catalan Parliament Speaker Suspends Vote for Regional President

Catalonia’s parliament suspended a vote to name a new president because the separatist candidate is in jail, extending the political limbo in a region divided by a campaign to split from Spain.
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Airlines Draw U.K. Scrutiny Over Extra Fees

Airlines Draw U.K. Scrutiny Over Extra Fees

Airlines are coming under U.K. government pressure to disclose more information about the hundreds of pounds worth of extra fees that travelers can rack up after they book flights.