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Congo Hits Back After Botswana Blames President for Crisis

Congo Hits Back After Botswana Blames President for Crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo reacted angrily to Botswana’s claim that President Joseph Kabila’s decision to remain in power is stoking instability in the vast central African nation.
Russian Embassy in Washington Now Located on Nemtsov Plaza

Russian Embassy in Washington Now Located on Nemtsov Plaza

The Russian embassy in Washington has a new address, at least symbolically.
Some Supreme Court Justices Back Government in Email Fight With Microsoft

Some Supreme Court Justices Back Government in Email Fight With Microsoft

Several U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed support for the government Tuesday in its fight with Microsoft Corp. over whether a decades-old law lets government investigators get digital information
Danske Investors Balk at Putin Ties as Laundering Case Deepens

Danske Investors Balk at Putin Ties as Laundering Case Deepens

For months, Danske Bank A/S investors treated revelations of money laundering at its Estonian unit with impressive equanimity. But this week that changed.
Israel Freezes Church Tax Plan After Holy Sepulchre Uproar

Israel Freezes Church Tax Plan After Holy Sepulchre Uproar

Israel put on hold a proposal to tax church-owned property in Jerusalem after top Christian clerics in the city closed the venerated Church of the Holy Sepulchre to protest the planned levies.
Trump, Boeing Reach $3.9 Billion Deal for New Air Force One

Trump, Boeing Reach $3.9 Billion Deal for New Air Force One

President Donald Trump reached an informal deal with Boeing Co. on a fixed-price contract for the new Air Force One program that will cost $3.9 billion.
Puerto Rico Criticizes Treasury’s ‘Misguided Delay’ in Loans

Puerto Rico Criticizes Treasury’s ‘Misguided Delay’ in Loans

Puerto Rico faces a “dangerous financial dilemma” because of the U.S. Treasury Department’s delay in providing billions of dollars of disaster relief needed to help it recover from the wreckage caused
South Africa Lawmakers to Review Constitution on Land Seizure

South Africa Lawmakers to Review Constitution on Land Seizure

South African lawmakers agreed to the principle of land expropriation without compensation, and will review the Constitution to cater for this.

Ethiopian Emergency Council Orders Army to Quell Oromia Protests

Ethiopian authorities ordered the country’s security forces to “take all the necessary measures” to deal with anti-government agents in the restive Oromia region.
EU's Barnier Says Disagreements Remain on Brexit Transition

EU's Barnier Says Disagreements Remain on Brexit Transition

A fight is looming between the U.K. and the European Union over the terms of Britain’s post-Brexit transition period, with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier saying many areas of
Startup Linked to Trump Election Denies Working for Brexit Group

Startup Linked to Trump Election Denies Working for Brexit Group

The CEO of the big-data firm that helped President Donald Trump’s election denied working with the Leave.EU campaign, one of the largest groups behind the U.K. referendum to exit the European Union.
Kushner Cos. in Talks to Buy 666 Fifth Ave. Stake From Vornado

Kushner Cos. in Talks to Buy 666 Fifth Ave. Stake From Vornado

Kushner Cos. is in negotiations to buy the 49.5 percent of a debt-laden office tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue that it doesn’t already own from partner Vornado Realty Trust.
Mueller Risk Index Warns of Market Declines as Probe Continues

Mueller Risk Index Warns of Market Declines as Probe Continues

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling unfolds, investors should expect stocks to fall on major developments, according to a new index aimed at tracking
Slovak Journalist Murder May Be Linked to Story on Italian Mafia

Slovak Journalist Murder May Be Linked to Story on Italian Mafia

A story about the Italian mafia stealing European Union grants in Slovakia may have prompted the murder of an investigative journalist in the eastern European country last week.
Berlusconi Says He Is ‘Available’ to Be Prime Minister Next Year

Berlusconi Says He Is ‘Available’ to Be Prime Minister Next Year

Former premier Silvio Berlusconi said he may seek the Italian government’s top job for a fifth time in a quarter-century when a ban on his holding public office expires next year.
Ramaphosa Walks Tightrope in South African Cabinet Overhaul

Ramaphosa Walks Tightrope in South African Cabinet Overhaul

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa treaded a fine line between his ruling party’s rival factions when he named steady hands to key cabinet posts and purged some of his predecessor Jacob Zuma’s
No Candidate Has Much Chance of Fixing Italy’s Problems

No Candidate Has Much Chance of Fixing Italy’s Problems

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German Court Puts Millions of Diesel Cars at Risk of Bans

German Court Puts Millions of Diesel Cars at Risk of Bans

Germany’s top administrative court refused to overturn lower court rulings that would ban diesel cars, telling the cities of Stuttgart and Dusseldorf to further develop their pollution plans.

Kenya's Turbulent 2017 Elections Cost Half a Billion Dollars

Kenya’s government spent 54.1 billion shillings ($532 million) on elections last year after a disputed presidential vote spurred a rerun and additional outlay, the Treasury said.
Eight Tories Ready to Rebel on Customs Union: Brexit Update

Eight Tories Ready to Rebel on Customs Union: Brexit Update

The European Union will publish a draft Brexit withdrawal treaty on Wednesday and it’s set to be explosive: it will ignore Theresa May’s recent requests to make the transition longer and risks