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Trump Has ‘Obligation’ to Produce Package on Guns, Graham Says

Trump Has ‘Obligation’ to Produce Package on Guns, Graham Says

Pressure on Donald Trump and Congress to enact gun-control measures isn’t subsiding as Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the president has an “obligation” to get behind the effort.
Slovak Crisis Deepens as Premier Fights Push for Snap Ballot

Slovak Crisis Deepens as Premier Fights Push for Snap Ballot

Slovakia’s political turmoil worsened as the premier rebuffed a call from the country’s president to hold early elections as a way out a crisis.
How to Make Money Out of China's National People's Congress

How to Make Money Out of China's National People's Congress

China’s biggest political event of the year is a key opportunity to gather valuable trading intelligence about the world’s second-largest economy.
Trade Wars Are Bad and Hard to Win, U.K. Tells Trump

Trade Wars Are Bad and Hard to Win, U.K. Tells Trump

The U.K. has “deep concern” about the U.S. plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and negotiated accords are better, Prime Minister Theresa May told President Donald Trump.
Trump Trade Adviser Says Tariff ‘Exemptions’ Possible

Trump Trade Adviser Says Tariff ‘Exemptions’ Possible

The Trump administration shows scant sign of watering down its plan to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports with carve-outs for specific countries, despite opposition from U.S. allies
Biggest Libya Oil Field Stops Pumping on Pipeline Halt

Biggest Libya Oil Field Stops Pumping on Pipeline Halt

Libya’s Sharara oil field stopped pumping crude oil several days after output plunged at another of the OPEC member’s biggest deposits.
Merkel’s Real Work Starts Now With Fourth Term Set

Merkel’s Real Work Starts Now With Fourth Term Set

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has her work cut out now that she’s on track to begin her fourth term.
Roger Bannister, First to Break Four-Minute Mile, Dies at 88

Roger Bannister, First to Break Four-Minute Mile, Dies at 88

Roger Bannister, the U.K. athlete who as a medical student six decades ago became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes, has died. He was 88.
Lessons From 2002 Show Economic Bang From Steel Tariffs Was Tiny

Lessons From 2002 Show Economic Bang From Steel Tariffs Was Tiny

As President Donald Trump angles to shelter U.S. steel, American might be feeling a sense of deja vu. There’s an historical playbook for how this might pan out.
Pound Investors See May Giving In to Break Brexit Deadlock

Pound Investors See May Giving In to Break Brexit Deadlock

As the risk of another deadlock in the Brexit talks rises, pound traders seem to have seen it all before.
China Plans Greater Economic Policy Coordination

China Plans Greater Economic Policy Coordination

China said that it would increase coordination of monetary policy, macroprudential monitoring and financial supervision, the strongest signal yet that top leaders gathering in Beijing this week plan
Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Germany’s SPD Backs Coalition

Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Germany’s SPD Backs Coalition

Germany’s Social Democrats voted to join Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government, clearing the last hurdle to her fourth term and restoring a sense of political stability in Europe’s biggest
Netanyahu Tries to Leave Graft Charges Behind as He Visits Trump

Netanyahu Tries to Leave Graft Charges Behind as He Visits Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the Trump White House on Monday will give him an opportunity to divert attention from a widening corruption probe to a stage where he can showcase
As China Presents Economic Plan, U.S. Trade Spat Raises New Risk

As China Presents Economic Plan, U.S. Trade Spat Raises New Risk

As Chinese Premier Li Keqiang opens the national parliament’s annual session Monday with the release of economic targets, the prospect of a trade clash with the U.S. has emerged as a growing risk.
China Refrains From Releasing Military Spending Target

China Refrains From Releasing Military Spending Target

China withheld release of its annual military-spending target during an annual news conference, breaking with a practice that provided a key glimpse into the world’s second-largest defense budget.
Moon to Send Envoys to Pyongyang to Broker Talks With Washington

Moon to Send Envoys to Pyongyang to Broker Talks With Washington

A high-level South Korean delegation is set to visit North Korea on Monday afternoon in a bid to persuade Kim Jong Un to start talks with the U.S. and stave off a potential conflict over his nuclear
Trump Spends Night With ‘Crazy’ Media at White-Tie Gridiron Dinner

Trump Spends Night With ‘Crazy’ Media at White-Tie Gridiron Dinner

He joked he was late to the dinner “because Jared could not get through security.”
Trump Tells Donors China’s Xi Is ‘President for Life,’ Report Says

Trump Tells Donors China’s Xi Is ‘President for Life,’ Report Says

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to praise Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s efforts to extend his tenure in a speech to donors, according to a recording released by CNN.
Turnbull's Liberals Claim Victory in Australian State Election

Turnbull's Liberals Claim Victory in Australian State Election

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals will remain in power in Tasmania after claiming victory in Saturday’s state election.
Authorities Say Man Shot Himself to Death Near White House

Authorities Say Man Shot Himself to Death Near White House

The Secret Service says a man shot himself to death Saturday as he stood near the fence along the north side of the White House.