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Trump Allies Covered Up Affair With Ex-Playboy Model, Report Says

Donald Trump carried on an extra-marital relationship with a former Playboy model before entering politics, and his allies used payoffs and legal settlements to keep reports out of the media,
Tillerson Says U.S.-Turkish Ties Have Reached a ‘Crisis Point’

Tillerson Says U.S.-Turkish Ties Have Reached a ‘Crisis Point’

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued new warnings over the erosion of democratic norms and Turkey’s plan to sign a defense deal with Russia.
Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security

Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security

Brazil’s President Michel Temer justified putting an Army general in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces to contain a rising tide of violence by saying that the circumstances required extreme
German Journalist Freed in Turkey in Signal of Thaw in Relations

German Journalist Freed in Turkey in Signal of Thaw in Relations

Turkey released a German journalist after a year in custody, signaling a potential thaw in relations between two key trade partners.

An Iranian Soccer Star Takes on the State

It’s almost impossible for anyone who isn’t part of Iran’s conservative establishment to freely criticize the government or other national institutions using the country’s tightly-controlled state

U.K. Brexit Negotiators Lack ‘Clear Political Orientation’

A senior European Union Brexit negotiator praised the skills of her British counterparts, while shifting blame for the meager progress in separation talks to Theresa May’s government.
Barnier Sticks to His Brexit Guns, Warns U.K. Against Dumping

Barnier Sticks to His Brexit Guns, Warns U.K. Against Dumping

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier reiterated that the U.K.’s red lines effectively exclude the prospect of a preferential relationship with the bloc after their separation, while
South Africa Court Finds Public Protector Absa Report Biased

South Africa Court Finds Public Protector Absa Report Biased

South Africa’s anti-graft ombudsman doesn’t understand her constitutional duty and was biased in her report on an acquisition by a unit of Barclays Africa Group Ltd. more than 20 years ago, the High
May’s Berlin Trip Shows Merkel’s Not Done Yet

May’s Berlin Trip Shows Merkel’s Not Done Yet

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Ethiopia Faces Watershed Moment After Prime Minister Resigns

Ethiopia Faces Watershed Moment After Prime Minister Resigns

The ruling party could appoint a hardliner to end months of dissent, or replace him with someone who’ll allow greater political freedom.

Afghanistan Rejects Surprise Taliban Peace Outreach to U.S.

Afghanistan’s government rejected a surprise Taliban overture for peace talks with the U.S., insisting the insurgent group that controls or contests nearly half the country needs to cease fighting
Big Tech Fights Backlash With White House Lobbying Blitz

Big Tech Fights Backlash With White House Lobbying Blitz

The world's biggest technology providers saw an opening and a threat late last summer as the White House prepared a report that could influence billions of dollars in government spending on computing
Polls Go Dark With Many Voters Undecided: Italy Campaign Trail

Polls Go Dark With Many Voters Undecided: Italy Campaign Trail

Italians go to the polls on March 4 in a close election with voters divided over the country’s relationship with the European Union, taxes, and immigration. Here’s your daily guide to the latest news.
This Short Seller Pressed ‘Tweet.’ Then the FBI Showed Up

This Short Seller Pressed ‘Tweet.’ Then the FBI Showed Up

Cohodes’s posts were ‘threat to my life,’ says MiMedx’s Petit; rival sees overreach by the feds.
Remington’s Bankruptcy May Be the Tip of the Iceberg

Remington’s Bankruptcy May Be the Tip of the Iceberg

Republican control in Washington has helped slow purchases by gun enthusiasts who once feared tighter restrictions under Democrats.
Abbas to Condemn U.S. Embassy Move, and Haley Will Be Watching

Abbas to Condemn U.S. Embassy Move, and Haley Will Be Watching

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will denounce President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem before a gathering at the United Nations next week.
Brazil Won’t Build A Wall to Stem Tide of Venezuelan Refugees

Brazil Won’t Build A Wall to Stem Tide of Venezuelan Refugees

Brazil won’t close its doors on Venezuela even as it expects a surge in the number of immigrants fleeing from a deepening crisis in the neighboring country, Brazil’s foreign minister said.
Senate Rejection May Mark End of Chances for Immigration Deal

Senate Rejection May Mark End of Chances for Immigration Deal

Chances for a broad immigration deal emerging from Congress this year are all but dead after the Senate within a span of a few hours on Thursday rejected both a White House-backed proposal and a
Brexit Bulletin: Job Cuts Come to Car Country

Brexit Bulletin: Job Cuts Come to Car Country

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Mexico Might Elect Its Own Populist to Take On Trump

Mexico Might Elect Its Own Populist to Take On Trump

Mexico’s presidential election is less than five months away, and front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is getting all of the attention. The leftist has an average lead of about 8.8 percentage