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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.
Italy's Center-Right Patches Over Latest Clash on Populists

Italy's Center-Right Patches Over Latest Clash on Populists

Italy’s League leader Matteo Salvini and ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi pledged to remain united after a virulent clash over relations with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, with the prospect
China Talks Tough on Trade War, Warns U.S. of Countermeasures

China Talks Tough on Trade War, Warns U.S. of Countermeasures

Chinese officials and state media said the country will defend itself in a trade war, warning that President Donald Trump’s tariff plans could backfire on the United States.
Canada Urges Nations to Preserve Pillars of Global Trade

Canada Urges Nations to Preserve Pillars of Global Trade

As the U.S. and China edge closer to a full-blown trade war, Canada has urged all nations to act to preserve the pillars of the world trading system.
Trump Issues Broad Ban on Transgender People in the Military

Trump Issues Broad Ban on Transgender People in the Military

President Donald Trump moved to ban transgender people from the U.S. military in most circumstances.
Aides Urge Trump to Expel Russian Envoys Over U.K. Attack

Aides Urge Trump to Expel Russian Envoys Over U.K. Attack

President Donald Trump’s advisers will recommend that he expel scores of Russian diplomats from the U.S. in response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy living in the U.K., a person
Sessions Proposes Ban on Bump Stocks

Sessions Proposes Ban on Bump Stocks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday formally proposed a ban on bump stocks, the firearms accessory that allows semi-automatic guns to fire more quickly, similar to a fully automatic weapon.
Romney Raked in Speaking Fees, IRA Distributions, Form Shows

Romney Raked in Speaking Fees, IRA Distributions, Form Shows

Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney received more than $1.4 million in speaking fees over the last year, including appearances at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Deutsche Bank
Colombia's Duque Says Limits on Trade Would Hurt Emerging Economies

Colombia's Duque Says Limits on Trade Would Hurt Emerging Economies

Colombian presidential candidate Ivan Duque discusses how the threat of a trade war impacts emerging economies, relations with the U.S. and the state of Colombia's economy. He speaks with Bloomberg's
Threat From Cyber Hackers Is Growing, U.S. Grid Regulator Says

Threat From Cyber Hackers Is Growing, U.S. Grid Regulator Says

Hackers increasingly threaten sites in the U.S. ranging from nuclear power plants to water processing systems, according to a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, adding his voice to
Trump Wanted a Trade War. Here’s What One Looks Like

Trump Wanted a Trade War. Here’s What One Looks Like

If Trump’s trade provocations mushroom out of control, dozens of border-opening trade deals negotiated over several decades could be shoved aside.
Mattis Holds Firm as Chaos Engulfs Trump’s National Security Team

Mattis Holds Firm as Chaos Engulfs Trump’s National Security Team

President Donald Trump’s shakeup of his national security team adds to the burden on one man at the center of any decision about war and peace: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.