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Illinois Candidates Vie to Lead State With Nation’s Worst Credit Rating

Illinois Candidates Vie to Lead State With Nation’s Worst Credit Rating

Illinois’s massive financial problems aren’t going away anytime soon.
China’s Silence at G-20 Underscores Communication Challenges

China’s Silence at G-20 Underscores Communication Challenges

They have no press briefings or media interviews scheduled in Buenos Aires, in contrast to Germany, Brazil, France and the U.S.
Sen. Kennedy Says Some of Facebook's Behavior Is 'Creepy'

Sen. Kennedy Says Some of Facebook's Behavior Is 'Creepy'

Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, discusses allegations about Facebook's use of personal data and what would happen if President Donald Trump were to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Italy’s Finance Minister Sees Weeks of Political Deadlock Ahead

Italy’s Finance Minister Sees Weeks of Political Deadlock Ahead

Italy’s political deadlock could last “several weeks, maybe a couple of months,” according to Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan.
U.S. Supreme Court Backs Shareholder Lawsuits Over IPOs

U.S. Supreme Court Backs Shareholder Lawsuits Over IPOs

The U.S. Supreme Court backed one avenue for lawsuits over initial public offerings, letting shareholders use a federal securities law to press claims in state court.
Facebook Draws Scrutiny From FTC, Congressional Committees

Facebook Draws Scrutiny From FTC, Congressional Committees

Facebook is drawing scrutiny from the main U.S. privacy watchdog and half a dozen powerful congressional committees over how the personal data of 50 million users was obtained by a data analytics firm
Kuwait Joins Post-Oil Push But Warns It May Be Slower Than Saudi Arabia

Kuwait Joins Post-Oil Push But Warns It May Be Slower Than Saudi Arabia

Kuwait is revisiting plans to transform itself into a regional business and finance hub that haven’t moved beyond a blueprint for more than a decade.
Republican Lawmakers Propose Banning All Abortions in Ohio

Republican Lawmakers Propose Banning All Abortions in Ohio

All abortions would be banned in Ohio under a proposal introduced by Republican state lawmakers.
Ireland ‘Can Count on Us’ in Brexit Border Fight, Merkel Says

Ireland ‘Can Count on Us’ in Brexit Border Fight, Merkel Says

Ireland can be sure of German support as it demands Britain avoids the re-emergence of a hard border following Brexit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Why Is Rees-Mogg Being So Reasonable on Brexit Deal? Simple Math

Why Is Rees-Mogg Being So Reasonable on Brexit Deal? Simple Math

He says he’s focusing more on the final destination than the route.
Slovak Leader Shuns Cabinet Lineup as Political Tension Persists

Slovak Leader Shuns Cabinet Lineup as Political Tension Persists

Slovakia’s president rejected a cabinet lineup proposed by the ruling coalition, extending a political shakeup sparked by the murder of a journalist and the biggest public protests since the fall of
Swedish Opposition Ready to Join Tax War That Government Avoids

Swedish Opposition Ready to Join Tax War That Government Avoids

Sweden can’t delay cutting corporate taxes or it will find it hard to compete following drastic changes in taxes and trade in the U.S., according to a key opposition leader.
Xi Is Just Getting Started After China’s Biggest Government Shakeup in Years

Xi Is Just Getting Started After China’s Biggest Government Shakeup in Years

The message from the massive government shakeup completed Tuesday in Beijing is clear: Chinese President Xi Jinping is just getting started.
Hungarian Opposition Negotiations Falter in Boost to Orban

Hungarian Opposition Negotiations Falter in Boost to Orban

Hungarian opposition parties remained divided after talks on a common strategy faltered with three weeks to go before parliamentary elections.
Kenyan Opposition Urges Probe of Cambridge Analytica Role in Election

Kenyan Opposition Urges Probe of Cambridge Analytica Role in Election

Kenya’s biggest opposition party called for an independent probe of Cambridge Analytica’s role in last year’s protracted presidential elections that were marred by violence.
Trump Congratulated Putin on Election ‘Victory,’ Kremlin Says

Trump Congratulated Putin on Election ‘Victory,’ Kremlin Says

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, hours after the Kremlin said it was still waiting for a White House call on the Russian leader’s re-election.
Zuckerberg Summoned by U.K. Parliament as Data Firm Faces Searches

Zuckerberg Summoned by U.K. Parliament as Data Firm Faces Searches

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg may have to do a tour of European parliaments to appease lawmakers in the wake of allegations a British firm that helped Donald Trump win the 2016
Sarkozy Is Said to Be Quizzed in French Campaign Finance Probe

Sarkozy Is Said to Be Quizzed in French Campaign Finance Probe

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning by police in an investigation into suspected illegal financing of his successful 2007 campaign, a person familiar with the matter
South Africa Seeks to Finalize Mining Charter Within Months

South Africa Seeks to Finalize Mining Charter Within Months

South Africa plans to finalize and gazette a new Mining Charter in the first half of this year -- ideally by the end of May, said Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.