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Cold War Rivals Risk Direct Conflict in Syria

Cold War Rivals Risk Direct Conflict in Syria

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Tillerson Warns Islamic State Fight Not Over Despite Gains

Tillerson Warns Islamic State Fight Not Over Despite Gains

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that the battle against Islamic State isn’t over, urging other members of a coalition aimed at destroying the group to make sure it does not emerge as a
Iranian Academic’s Death Puts Spotlight on Political Infighting

Iranian Academic’s Death Puts Spotlight on Political Infighting

Iran’s environmental woes have ignited a new front between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his hardline opponents, with the stakes raised by the death in prison of an Iranian-Canadian
U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russia Fighters in Syria, Sources Say

U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russia Fighters in Syria, Sources Say

U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to one U.S. official and three
Fight Over Ethanol Escalates as Bankruptcy Refuels Debate

Fight Over Ethanol Escalates as Bankruptcy Refuels Debate

The battle between U.S. farm interests and oil-refining advocates such as Carl Icahn is heating up again as the two sides fight over whether the ethanol mandate is to blame for the bankruptcy of the
Koch Network Starts Tax Attack Ads in Indiana, Missouri

Koch Network Starts Tax Attack Ads in Indiana, Missouri

The political network backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch is launching a $4 million advertising campaign against two Senate Democrats facing re-election in 2018.
NATO Will Put New Command Centers in U.S. and Germany, Officials Say

NATO Will Put New Command Centers in U.S. and Germany, Officials Say

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will make the U.S. and Germany the locations for two new military headquarters, according to officials.
Political Fight Over Two Dead Women Drives Italian Election Rift

Political Fight Over Two Dead Women Drives Italian Election Rift

Two grisly killings are sharpening the divide over immigration less than three weeks before Italy goes to the polls.
The Biggest Political Spender at Trump Properties Is Trump

The Biggest Political Spender at Trump Properties Is Trump

FEC data reveal most of Trump’s spending was on rent for his campaign’s headquarters at Trump Tower in Manhattan, where rent doesn't come cheap
Democrats Assail Funding Shuffle in Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Democrats Assail Funding Shuffle in Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

President Donald Trump’s plan to upgrade U.S. public works is drawing sharp opposition from Democrats who are key to getting it enacted, putting the administration on the defensive as it seeks to
GOP’s Silence on Deficits Under Trump Marks Turnabout for Party

GOP’s Silence on Deficits Under Trump Marks Turnabout for Party

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint doubles the deficits he forecast a year ago with little expectation they’ll shrink anytime soon.
As Washington Splits Over Trump, Four Justices Seek Consensus

As Washington Splits Over Trump, Four Justices Seek Consensus

The group will be tested during what could be a divisive stretch starting next week.
Zuma Defies ANC’s Call to Quit, Leaving South Africa in Limbo

Zuma Defies ANC’s Call to Quit, Leaving South Africa in Limbo

South Africans awoke to find their nation in limbo after President Jacob Zuma’s refusal to obey his ruling African National Congress’s request to resign voluntarily prompted its top leadership to
Brexit Bulletin: The Tricky Part

Brexit Bulletin: The Tricky Part

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Berlusconi and His Poodle Promise a New Deal for Italian Pets

Berlusconi and His Poodle Promise a New Deal for Italian Pets

Billionaire’s platform offers free vet visits, subsidized animal adoptions
Bannon Wanted Yellen to Stay Fed Chair, Calling Her ‘My Girl’

Bannon Wanted Yellen to Stay Fed Chair, Calling Her ‘My Girl’

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon considered endorsing Janet Yellen for a second term as Federal Reserve chair but instead kept quiet as President Donald Trump passed her over in favor of
Germany’s SPD Turns to Former Rabble-Rouser to Sell Merkel Deal

Germany’s SPD Turns to Former Rabble-Rouser to Sell Merkel Deal

Germany’s Social Democrats nominated a new leader who said she’ll lobby for a government alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel, potentially moving the country closer to ending months of political
Mugabe's Fall Has Veteran Miners Jockeying for Zimbabwe Comeback

Mugabe's Fall Has Veteran Miners Jockeying for Zimbabwe Comeback

Robert Mugabe’s fall as Zimbabwe president is setting the scene for the return of a London mining listing for Andrew Groves and his long-term business partner -- and former England cricketer -- Phil
Not Everyone Thinks There’s Just Bad News for the Pound

Not Everyone Thinks There’s Just Bad News for the Pound

Brexit may be back on the agenda for the pound, but that doesn’t mean the currency will plummet, according to ING Groep NV.
China Charges Former Political Star With Bribery

China Charges Former Political Star With Bribery

China’s once-powerful politician Sun Zhengcai is to stand trial for bribery, state media announced, moving a step closer to the conclusion of a case that has brought down one of the country’s