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Farmer-Herder Violence in Central Nigeria Challenges Buhari

Farmer-Herder Violence in Central Nigeria Challenges Buhari

Already grappling with Islamist militants in the northeast, secessionists in the east and unrest in the oil-rich Niger River delta, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is facing an upsurge in violence
Xi Jinping’s Debt Clampdown Has Left a Trail of Dead Projects

Xi Jinping’s Debt Clampdown Has Left a Trail of Dead Projects

In most of China, the economy is powering through Xi’s borrowing bottleneck. But for less-developed areas, the story is not so simple.
U.S. Treasury’s List of Putin ‘Oligarchs’ Jolts Russia’s Elite Class

U.S. Treasury’s List of Putin ‘Oligarchs’ Jolts Russia’s Elite Class

The U.S. Treasury Department is finishing its first official list of “oligarchs” close to President Vladimir Putin’s government, setting off a flurry of moves by wealthy Russians to shield their
Romanian Government Falls as PM Loses Feud With Party Boss

Romanian Government Falls as PM Loses Feud With Party Boss

Romania’s government collapsed for the second time in less than a year as Prime Minister Mihai Tudose lost a struggle with the Black Sea nation’s powerful ruling-party boss.
Trudeau Minister Takes Pro-Nafta Message to Detroit Auto Show

Trudeau Minister Takes Pro-Nafta Message to Detroit Auto Show

The U.S., Canada and Mexico need Nafta to keep the auto sector growing, according to Justin Trudeau’s innovation minister.
German SPD Leader 'Optimistic' Party Will Back Talks With Merkel

German SPD Leader 'Optimistic' Party Will Back Talks With Merkel

German Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz said he’s “optimistic” the party will support coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc, saying a renewed coalition between the rivals will be

GOP Sees Possible DACA Deal as Trump Bemoans Sticking Points

Republican lawmakers held out hope that a deal can be reached allowing young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S., despite President Donald Trump saying the effort is “probably dead” amid
Russia Weighs Biggest Spending Spree Since Putin’s Re-Election

Russia Weighs Biggest Spending Spree Since Putin’s Re-Election

Russia’s government is discussing a proposal to turn on the fiscal taps in what would be the biggest domestic spending spree since President Vladimir Putin last ran for re-election in 2012.
Nafta Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

Nafta Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

The three ministers leading negotiations to revamp Nafta will get two chances for face-to-face talks this month, including one near the slopes of Davos.

Ethiopia Pledges to Release 528 People in First Round of Pardons

Ethiopia said it’s preparing to release 528 detainees including the chairman of an opposition party, state-affiliated media reported, in what would be the first round of pardons announced by the
The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

Carillion Plc, the U.K. construction and services company that collapsed under 1.6 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) of debt, was hardly a household name. But its failure puts another big problem into
Chile Weighs Impact of Controversy Over World Bank Ranking

Chile Weighs Impact of Controversy Over World Bank Ranking

President Michelle Bachelet’s administration is trying to weigh the political and economic costs from alleged manipulation at the World Bank that could have unfairly lowered Chile’s position in a
Netanyahu Backs Trump on Iran Ultimatum to European Leaders

Netanyahu Backs Trump on Iran Ultimatum to European Leaders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said world leaders are running out of time to fix the nuclear deal with Iran, backing U.S. President Donald Trump on his ultimatum to European leaders.
Socialists Beat Moderates in Battle for U.K. Labour's Soul

Socialists Beat Moderates in Battle for U.K. Labour's Soul

In the battle for the future direction of the Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, the socialist wing took the crown.
Orban on Defensive as Hungarian Asylum Data Prompts Backlash

Orban on Defensive as Hungarian Asylum Data Prompts Backlash

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who regularly refers to refugees from Muslim countries as “invaders,” was forced onto the defensive after comments by a high-ranking official pointed to a jump
Flat Tax, Jobs Key in Berlusconi's Plan to Relaunch Italy Growth

Flat Tax, Jobs Key in Berlusconi's Plan to Relaunch Italy Growth

A flat tax for all and 2 million new jobs are among the top priorities in the draft program of former premier Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party for the March 4 elections.
France's Le Maire Sees New Global Economic Order in Five Years

France's Le Maire Sees New Global Economic Order in Five Years

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said a new global economic order will emerge over the next five years, and both France and the euro area must reform urgently to meet that challenge.
Fighting Among Libya Militias Kills 16 Near Tripoli Airport

Fighting Among Libya Militias Kills 16 Near Tripoli Airport

Fighting between rival Libyan militias near Tripoli’s international airport left at least 16 people dead and grounded flights, further exposing the UN-backed government’s fragile hold on the capital.
Increasingly Isolated Trump Says He's No Racist

Increasingly Isolated Trump Says He's No Racist

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Xi's Economic Adviser Liu He to Represent China at Davos Forum

Xi's Economic Adviser Liu He to Represent China at Davos Forum

President Xi Jinping’s top financial and economic adviser, Liu He, will represent China at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week.