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Russia Helped Shape Italy's Twitter Obsession With Immigrants

Russia Helped Shape Italy's Twitter Obsession With Immigrants

Russian efforts to fuel alarm about immigration in Italy had an impact on voters last year, according to an analysis of social-media activity.
Prince William to Make First Official U.K. Royal Visit to Israel

Prince William to Make First Official U.K. Royal Visit to Israel

Prince William will make the first official visit by a member of the British royal family to Israel and the Palestinian territories, officials announced Thursday.
Risk Is Just Fine, U.S. Government Tells Wall Street Lenders

Risk Is Just Fine, U.S. Government Tells Wall Street Lenders

The U.S. government is hammering home the message to Wall Street banks that it’s OK to dial up risk when lending to companies.
Tariffs Update: Latest News as the World Reacts

Tariffs Update: Latest News as the World Reacts

After President Donald Trump said the U.S. plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum, the shock waves are being felt around the world. Asia’s up in arms, Canada’s
Uber Scores Victory With New Brazil Legislation

Uber Scores Victory With New Brazil Legislation

Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted to approve watered down rules on car-hailing apps, in a boost to Uber in one of its largest markets.
Gun-Free ETFs Are Everywhere But No One's Buying

Gun-Free ETFs Are Everywhere But No One's Buying

First it was tobacco. Then fossil fuels. Now guns have become a target on Wall Street.
U.S. Income Inequality Hits a Disturbing New Threshold

U.S. Income Inequality Hits a Disturbing New Threshold

An analysis of 17 years of census data shows that even a better education won’t close the gap for women and African-Americans.
Why Measuring Inflation Is Such a Tricky Business: QuickTake

Why Measuring Inflation Is Such a Tricky Business: QuickTake

Something’s funky with inflation. Economists studying the statistics that measure how fast prices increase were puzzled when inflation slowed in 2017, both in the U.S. and in Europe. That’s because as
Putin Shows Off New Nuclear Weapons, Warns West to ‘Listen’

Putin Shows Off New Nuclear Weapons, Warns West to ‘Listen’

Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation speech to deliver a stern warning to the U.S. that Russia has a series of new high-technology nuclear weapons that he said can overcome any defenses.
Five Star Plans to Boost Public Spending: Italy Campaign Trail

Five Star Plans to Boost Public Spending: Italy Campaign Trail

Italians go to the polls on March 4 with voters divided over the country’s relationship with the European Union, taxes and immigration. Here’s your daily guide to the latest news.
Tusk to May: Don’t Expect Frictionless Trade After Brexit

Tusk to May: Don’t Expect Frictionless Trade After Brexit

European Union President Donald Tusk warned the U.K. that it cannot expect frictionless trade outside the single market, lowering again Prime Minister Theresa May’s expectations as the pair prepare to
Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? Because You’re Paying for It

Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? Because You’re Paying for It

After last year’s calamity, officials are making the same decisions that put homeowners at risk in the first place.
Trump’s Spy Chief Nominee to Face Grilling Over Russia Response

Trump’s Spy Chief Nominee to Face Grilling Over Russia Response

Analysts and former officials say there are measures military and intelligence agencies can take on their own.
Trump Loses Key Loyalist Hope Hicks as Russia Probe, Midterms Loom

Trump Loses Key Loyalist Hope Hicks as Russia Probe, Midterms Loom

Hope Hicks’s departure from the White House punctuates the attrition in President Donald Trump’s inner circle.
Trump’s Unscripted Gun Control Push Puts Republicans on Defense

Trump’s Unscripted Gun Control Push Puts Republicans on Defense

He endorsed comprehensive legislation to expand background checks, raise the age limit for purchasing some firearms and keep the mentally ill from obtaining weapons.
China Protests U.S. Passage of Legislation to Boost Taiwan Ties

China Protests U.S. Passage of Legislation to Boost Taiwan Ties

China warned the U.S. against disrupting relations after the U.S. Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation seeking greater diplomatic exchanges with Taiwan.
Brexit Bulletin: The Fight’s Back On

Brexit Bulletin: The Fight’s Back On

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Nafta Negotiators Agree to Regulatory Best Practices, Source Says

Nafta Negotiators Agree to Regulatory Best Practices, Source Says

Negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico finished work on regulatory best practices for Nafta, according to a person with knowledge of the process.
Ruling Party Urges Slovak Premier to Fire His Ally Over Murders

Ruling Party Urges Slovak Premier to Fire His Ally Over Murders

A junior Slovak coalition party called on the prime minister to fire one of his closest loyalists in the cabinet to calm down the situation following a murder of an investigative journalist.