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China Can Fish in Philippines' Exclusive Waters, Duterte Says

China Can Fish in Philippines' Exclusive Waters, Duterte Says

China can fish in parts of the South China Sea where the Philippines holds exclusive rights, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman said Wednesday, despite warnings from other officials this would be
U.S. ‘Maximum Pressure’ Worked on Iran Before. It May Not Again

U.S. ‘Maximum Pressure’ Worked on Iran Before. It May Not Again

The U.S. and Iran are back where they were in 2012, a time when their foreign ministers still spoke by megaphone rather than telephone and Washington was trying to force Tehran to the nuclear
Is Parliament Ready to Back a No-Deal Brexit? You Do the Math

Is Parliament Ready to Back a No-Deal Brexit? You Do the Math

Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy rests, he says, on the idea that the U.K. Parliament is now ready to back a no-deal Brexit.
Khamenei Scorns Talks With U.S. After Being Sanctioned by Trump

Khamenei Scorns Talks With U.S. After Being Sanctioned by Trump

Iran’s supreme leader scorned the idea of negotiations to ease his country’s tense standoff with the U.S. in his first comments since being sanctioned by President Donald Trump.
Ex-Hong Kong Leader Donald Tsang Cleared of Misconduct on Appeal

Ex-Hong Kong Leader Donald Tsang Cleared of Misconduct on Appeal

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was cleared of a criminal conviction for misconduct by the city’s highest court, clearing his name of wrongdoing and ending a yearslong legal ordeal that landed
Social Democrats to Lead Climate-Friendly Government in Denmark

Social Democrats to Lead Climate-Friendly Government in Denmark

Denmark’s Social Democrats and their center-left allies have agreed to form a government set on greater welfare spending, higher taxes and one of the most ambitious climate policies in the world.
U.S., Japan Defense Chiefs Affirm Security Pact Trump Questioned

U.S., Japan Defense Chiefs Affirm Security Pact Trump Questioned

Top Japanese and American military officials affirmed a commitment to their joint security pact hours after a Bloomberg News report said President Donald Trump has privately mulled ending the
House Approves Border Funds as Pelosi Overcomes Liberal Revolt

House Approves Border Funds as Pelosi Overcomes Liberal Revolt

The House passed a $4.5 billion emergency spending bill to address the humanitarian needs of migrants at the the southern border as Speaker Nancy Pelosi overcame a revolt by liberals in her caucus
Mueller Sets Up Airing of Trump Probe With Risks for Both Sides

Mueller Sets Up Airing of Trump Probe With Risks for Both Sides

Special Counsel Robert Mueller agreed to testify publicly before two House panels, setting up a dramatic hearing that promises to reinvigorate the national debate over his findings on Russian election
Thousands of People Rally Ahead of G-20: Hong Kong Update

Thousands of People Rally Ahead of G-20: Hong Kong Update

Hong Kong protesters looked to keep their complaints about the Beijing-backed government on the global agenda with a series of demonstrations ahead of President Xi Jinping’s attendance at the Group of
U.S. Gains in Fight With Chinese Banks Over North Korea Sanctions

U.S. Gains in Fight With Chinese Banks Over North Korea Sanctions

A judge has handed U.S. authorities a potent weapon in a long-secret battle with China over alleged evasion of sanctions on North Korea, finding three Chinese banks in contempt of court for refusing
U.S. Set to Delay More China Tariffs

U.S. Set to Delay More China Tariffs

Bloomberg sources say the U.S. is willing to suspend the next round of tariffs on an additional $300B of Chinese goods as Presidents Trump and Xi prepare to meet at the G-20 this weekend. Bloomberg’s
Here’s How Climate Change Is Viewed Around the World

Here’s How Climate Change Is Viewed Around the World

The crisis might be global, but glaring disparities make a united response more complicated.
Trump’s White House Approaches Bullard on Fed Governor’s Job

Trump’s White House Approaches Bullard on Fed Governor’s Job

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said President Donald Trump’s White House has had “exploratory discussions’’ with him about taking a job as a Federal Reserve governor, adding
No-Deal Brexit Takes Center Stage in Battle to Be U.K. Premier

No-Deal Brexit Takes Center Stage in Battle to Be U.K. Premier

Boris Johnson toughened his Brexit rhetoric with a "do or die" pledge to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 as Jeremy Hunt, his underdog rival to become U.K. prime minister, battled to persuade Tory
Brexit Stockpiling Boosted Scottish Economy, Report Says

Brexit Stockpiling Boosted Scottish Economy, Report Says

Stockpiling ahead of Brexit was one of the main reasons for the Scottish economy growing at its fastest rate for two years, economists have claimed.
So Close Yet So Far Apart: Inside the Italy-EU Budget Tussle

So Close Yet So Far Apart: Inside the Italy-EU Budget Tussle

Italy may be days from becoming the first country to be disciplined by the European Union for failing to rein in its debt.
For First Time, Renewables Surpass Coal in U.S. Power Mix

For First Time, Renewables Surpass Coal in U.S. Power Mix

For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean-energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April.
New U.S. Defense Chief Renews Warning to Turkey on Russia S-400

New U.S. Defense Chief Renews Warning to Turkey on Russia S-400

Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reaffirmed the U.S. warning that it will stop providing F-35 fighter jets to Turkey if the NATO member goes through with its planned purchase of the Russian
As Trump Attacks the Fed, Powell and Kudlow Remain Lunch Pals

As Trump Attacks the Fed, Powell and Kudlow Remain Lunch Pals

Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was suffering from back pain, and got a recommendation for a doctor from an unlikely source: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.