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Trump to Arab Gulf Countries: Cool Your Jets

Trump to Arab Gulf Countries: Cool Your Jets

The U.S. president has a message for the Arab world’s feuding monarchies.
Japan Broadcaster Joins Hawaii in Issuing False Missile Alert

Japan Broadcaster Joins Hawaii in Issuing False Missile Alert

Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued a false alert about a North Korean missile launch, adding to questions about the reliability of early-warning systems after a similar incident in Hawaii.
Merkel Coalition Opposes AfD Chairing Budget Committee, Sources Say

Merkel Coalition Opposes AfD Chairing Budget Committee, Sources Say

Lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s caretaker government are trying to stop the far-right Alternative for Germany party from chairing a key committee in the Bundestag, according to two
The Case Against College

The Case Against College

“Education’s like John Gotti,” Bryan Caplan writes in a new broadside against the U.S. system. “Guilty as sin, but everyone’s petrified to testify against it.”
ECB Bank-Crisis Management Needs Improvement, Auditors Find

ECB Bank-Crisis Management Needs Improvement, Auditors Find

The European Central Bank should upgrade its procedures for handling bank crises by improving its response to the most urgent cases and by streamlining its coordination with the euro-area bank-failure
Don't Panic, Lula's Not a Radical, Party Chief Tells Wall Street

Don't Panic, Lula's Not a Radical, Party Chief Tells Wall Street

Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is no threat to Brazil’s financial stability and investor nervousness about his possible victory in October’s elections is unjustified, the leader of the
Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

Litigators are settling more cases as labor agencies and federal courts fill up with business friendly appointees.
EU's Tusk, Juncker Dangle Hope That U.K. Will Reverse Brexit

EU's Tusk, Juncker Dangle Hope That U.K. Will Reverse Brexit

European Union leaders kept alive the notion of the U.K. reversing its plan to leave the bloc in a sign of lingering hopes that British Prime Minister Theresa May will halt Brexit scheduled for March
GOP Access to FBI Files Rattles Agents Caught in Political Fight

GOP Access to FBI Files Rattles Agents Caught in Political Fight

The Justice Department’s decision to give congressional Republicans access to documents about FBI investigations risks exposing sensitive sources or material and poses a critical early test for bureau
Brazil Is Ready for Its Own TV Star President

Brazil Is Ready for Its Own TV Star President

It was a largely uneventful appearance for TV celebrity Luciano Huck on Brazil’s most-watched Sunday evening show -- until he started talking about politics. That’s when many viewers at home shifted
GOP Leaders Struggle to Avert Shutdown Following Fiery Rhetoric

GOP Leaders Struggle to Avert Shutdown Following Fiery Rhetoric

Republican leaders in Congress are angling for another short-term funding measure to avert a government shutdown at the end of this week while trying to keep a dispute over immigration separate from
Germany's Social Democrats Show Divide on Alliance With Merkel

Germany's Social Democrats Show Divide on Alliance With Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats began taking sides on forming a government with Angela Merkel as the party leadership stepped up efforts to convince doubters of the need for a rerun of their grand
Brexit Bulletin: Boris Fights Back

Brexit Bulletin: Boris Fights Back

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EU Toughens Demands on U.K. for Brexit Transition in Draft

EU Toughens Demands on U.K. for Brexit Transition in Draft

The European Union has stepped up the demands for concessions that the U.K. must make during the transition period that follows Brexit, pushing back the cut-off date for the acquisition of rights for
New U.S. Embassy Criticized By Trump Opens in London

New U.S. Embassy Criticized By Trump Opens in London

The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time.
Marriott Pulls Banned ‘Books’ From China Hotel to Avert Backlash

Marriott Pulls Banned ‘Books’ From China Hotel to Avert Backlash

Marriott International Inc., which apologized to China last week over perceived political slights on its website, has removed from a local hotel decorative copies of a book that alleges government
House Panel Wants Bannon to Explain Comey Firing: AP

House Panel Wants Bannon to Explain Comey Firing: AP

Washington (AP) -- Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President
China's Xi Urges Trump to Seek Settlement of Trade Disputes

China's Xi Urges Trump to Seek Settlement of Trade Disputes

Chinese leader Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump that the two sides must work together to find solutions to trade and economic disputes, state media reported.
Israel Turns the Screw on Tycoons

Israel Turns the Screw on Tycoons

Anger at close ties between government and business has spurred tighter regulation.
Canada, U.K. Renew Demands on Boeing to Drop Bombardier Dispute

Canada, U.K. Renew Demands on Boeing to Drop Bombardier Dispute

Canada and the U.K. are continuing to press Boeing Co. to drop its trade challenge of Bombardier Inc., with one Canadian minister saying any resolution must also include the cancellation of U.S.