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How Defective Guns Became the Only Product That Can’t Be Recalled

How Defective Guns Became the Only Product That Can’t Be Recalled

Taurus sold almost a million handguns that can potentially fire without anyone pulling the trigger. The government won’t fix the problem. The NRA is silent.
Manafort Joined Trump as Ukraine Work Slowed, Cash Woes Rose

Manafort Joined Trump as Ukraine Work Slowed, Cash Woes Rose

Among the enduring curiosities of Donald Trump’s presidential run was his announcement that campaign chairman Paul Manafort was an unpaid volunteer.
Trump’s Personal Pilot Meets Key Quality for FAA Job: Loyalty

Trump’s Personal Pilot Meets Key Quality for FAA Job: Loyalty

If President Donald Trump is seeking loyalty from whomever he appoints to oversee the nation’s aviation system, his personal pilot fits the bill.
Pritzker’s $171,000-a-Day Campaign Costs Him in Illinois Race

Pritzker’s $171,000-a-Day Campaign Costs Him in Illinois Race

The same enormous wealth that has benefited J.B. Pritzker’s campaign is now complicating what until a few weeks ago looked like an easy victory for him in the March 20 Democratic primary.
Bitcoin-Futures Regulator Clears Employees to Trade Crypto Coins

Bitcoin-Futures Regulator Clears Employees to Trade Crypto Coins

The U.S.’s main commodities regulator recently told its employees that they are allowed to invest in cryptocurrencies, a determination that came weeks after the agency began overseeing Bitcoin
Congress Hits Same Hurdles on Guns as It Did on Immigration

Congress Hits Same Hurdles on Guns as It Did on Immigration

The congressional reaction to the Florida school massacre is beginning to look a lot like its faltering response on immigration: Almost everyone agrees on a narrow policy solution that’s quickly
Johnson: Irish Border ‘Being Used’ to Keep U.K. in Customs Union

Johnson: Irish Border ‘Being Used’ to Keep U.K. in Customs Union

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson upped his rhetoric about the U.K.’s border with Ireland, saying the issue was being exploited to sabotage Brexit.
Afghan President Offers Taliban Political Recognition, Talks

Afghan President Offers Taliban Political Recognition, Talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani presented his most comprehensive peace plan to the Taliban in a bid to bring them to the negotiating table and end the nation’s near 17-year war, a move the U.S. signaled
Brexit Bulletin: Boxed In, May Fights Brussels

Brexit Bulletin: Boxed In, May Fights Brussels

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Mexico Plans Retaliation If U.S. Imposes Steel Tariffs

Mexico Plans Retaliation If U.S. Imposes Steel Tariffs

Mexico will place retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if President Donald Trump includes it on a list of nations that would face steel tariffs, according to a person close to the Latin American
Duterte Allies Seek to Emulate China’s Anti-Poverty Programs

Duterte Allies Seek to Emulate China’s Anti-Poverty Programs

In a sign of China’s growing influence in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party is holding a two-day summit in Manila to develop policies that imitate the Communist Party’s
Brown University's Blyth on Brexit, Populism, North Korea

Brown University's Blyth on Brexit, Populism, North Korea

Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy at Brown University, discusses Brexit negotiations, populism across Europe, tensions between U.S. and North Korea, geopolitical risk and the
Trump o Berlusconi? Chi l'ha detto?

Trump o Berlusconi? Chi l'ha detto?

I due leader spesso dicono cose simili. Chi ha detto cosa?
Canada May Have Just Passed Up Its Best Shot to Balance Budget

Canada May Have Just Passed Up Its Best Shot to Balance Budget

Bill Morneau may have passed up his last chance to balance Canada’s budget.
In an Italian Twist, This Populist Courts Investors

In an Italian Twist, This Populist Courts Investors

Luigi Di Maio has transformed the anti-establishment Five Star party
What to Expect in the U.S. Gun Debate — This Time

What to Expect in the U.S. Gun Debate — This Time

Even President Donald Trump and some of his Republican allies say they are open to considering some changes.
Behind the EU’s Cautious Courtship of the Balkans

Behind the EU’s Cautious Courtship of the Balkans

Concerned about the region’s stability and the growing influence of Russia, EU officials want them to join, but not right away and not as the countries are.
Mnuchin Says Trump ‘Willing’ to Negotiate U.S. Return to TPP

Mnuchin Says Trump ‘Willing’ to Negotiate U.S. Return to TPP

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday he had "begun to have very high-level conversations" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and rejoining the regional trade pact is an option for
U.K.’s May Is Ready to Fight With EU Over Draft Brexit Deal, Official Says

U.K.’s May Is Ready to Fight With EU Over Draft Brexit Deal, Official Says

Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to reject the European Union’s draft Brexit deal when it’s published Wednesday, a senior official said, as her government steps up its fight with the bloc over
North Korea Evades Sanctions With Help From Ships of Many Names

North Korea Evades Sanctions With Help From Ships of Many Names

As Washington and Seoul try to maintain a unified front against North Korea, the case of two cargo ships shows how Kim Jong Un’s regime keeps finding ways to evade increasingly tough international