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Instead of Draining It, Mexico's Presidential Candidate Gets Mired in the Swamp

Instead of Draining It, Mexico's Presidential Candidate Gets Mired in the Swamp

Presidential candidate Jose Antonio Meade was meant to turn over a new leaf for Mexico’s ruling party. It’s not working out like that.
Trump Has Come to See Nafta’s Benefits, Agriculture Secretary Says

Trump Has Come to See Nafta’s Benefits, Agriculture Secretary Says

President Donald Trump has come to see that Nafta has some benefits to the U.S., particularly for farming, even as he stays firm in his demand for a new deal, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Support Bid to Restore Net Neutrality

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Support Bid to Restore Net Neutrality

Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google’s YouTube on Wednesday told lawmakers that they support a legislative effort to restore net neutrality rules wiped out by the Federal Communications Commission
Ghana to Consider Pay Cut for Cocoa Farmers

Ghana to Consider Pay Cut for Cocoa Farmers

Ghana’s government will consider cutting the price it pays to cocoa farmers because a slump that started more than a year ago shows little sign of abating, said Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
Facebook Is Investigating Possible Russia Meddling in Brexit

Facebook Is Investigating Possible Russia Meddling in Brexit

Facebook Inc. is expanding a U.K. investigation into possible interference by Russia ahead of the country’s 2016 election to exit the European Union, after facing pressure from lawmakers who were
U.S. Treasury Sees Virtual Currencies as ‘Evolving Threat’

U.S. Treasury Sees Virtual Currencies as ‘Evolving Threat’

The U.S. Treasury views virtual currencies such as Bitcoin as an “evolving threat” and is examining dealers to make sure they aren’t being used to finance illegal activities, the undersecretary for
Trump's Fed Pick Powell Says He'd Hold Deutsche Bank Accountable

Trump's Fed Pick Powell Says He'd Hold Deutsche Bank Accountable

President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Federal Reserve said the agency will hold the German lender to the same standards as the rest of the industry.
Lewandowski Declines to Answer Some House Panel Questions

Lewandowski Declines to Answer Some House Panel Questions

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski declined to answer questions Wednesday from the House Intelligence Committee about any topic after his departure from the
Soldiers Committed Gang-Rapes in South Sudan’s Capital, Group Says

Soldiers Committed Gang-Rapes in South Sudan’s Capital, Group Says

Men in army uniforms sexually assaulted more than 150 women and children around South Sudan’s capital last year, in some cases mutilating the victims, a group monitoring the four-year civil war said.
Trump's Attacks on Media Embolden Authoritarians, Flake Says

Trump's Attacks on Media Embolden Authoritarians, Flake Says

President Donald Trump is emboldening authoritarian leaders around the world by dismissing media coverage of his administration as "fake news," Arizona Republican Jeff Flake said in a Senate floor
Equatorial Guinea Will Seek French Help to Probe Foiled Coup

Equatorial Guinea Will Seek French Help to Probe Foiled Coup

Equatorial Guinea will ask the French government to help investigate a foiled coup which it says was plotted by mercenaries from Chad, Sudan and Central African Republic and financed by
U.K. Airlines Risk Losing Rights in EU After Brexit

U.K. Airlines Risk Losing Rights in EU After Brexit

The European Union may attempt to strip British airlines of some flying rights after Brexit, with officials in Brussels warning that U.K.-based carriers could see their ability to compete across the
Head of Oil Lobbying Powerhouse API to Step Down After Decade

Head of Oil Lobbying Powerhouse API to Step Down After Decade

The leader of the American Petroleum Institute will leave the industry’s top Washington lobbying group in August, after helping win new places to drill, expand markets for U.S. oil and defeat a Trump
Twitter to Alert Users Who May Have Seen Russian-Linked Content

Twitter to Alert Users Who May Have Seen Russian-Linked Content

Twitter Inc. will inform users who may have seen posts covertly crafted by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, the company’s director of U.S. public policy told a Senate committee
China's Companies on Notice: State Preparing to Take Stakes

China's Companies on Notice: State Preparing to Take Stakes

After tightening the Communist Party’s grip on state-owned enterprises, President Xi Jinping’s administration is signaling an increasing presence in private companies.
Romania Targets Longer-Lasting Government With Premier Pick

Romania Targets Longer-Lasting Government With Premier Pick

Romania moved to bring a rapid end to political uncertainty after this week’s surprise government collapse as President Klaus Iohannis backed the ruling coalition’s candidate for prime minister.
South Africa Moves to Tackle Corruption as Zuma Loses Influence

South Africa Moves to Tackle Corruption as Zuma Loses Influence

South African prosecutors moved to freeze the assets of suspected allies of the politically connected Gupta family more than a year after the nation’s top graft ombudsman outlined the depth of state
Christie Ends Term Unpopular, But With Legs Left Unbroken

Christie Ends Term Unpopular, But With Legs Left Unbroken

Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg.
Merkel Allies Warn of German ‘Catastrophe’ Unless SPD Falls In

Merkel Allies Warn of German ‘Catastrophe’ Unless SPD Falls In

Tensions are mounting ahead of a party vote this weekend that threatens to make or break Germany’s political order, with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies coaxing the reluctant Social Democrats to
Mozambique's Gas-Rich North Faces Specter of Further Attacks

Mozambique's Gas-Rich North Faces Specter of Further Attacks

Sporadic attacks by gunmen in northern Mozambique will probably continue although they’re unlikely to hurt investment in the region’s sizable gas resources, Control Risks Ltd. said.