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N.J. Betting Big on Orsted as Offshore Wind Poised to Boom

N.J. Betting Big on Orsted as Offshore Wind Poised to Boom

New Jersey awarded a contract to Denmark-based Orsted A/S to provide power from a wind farm it’s planning in the Atlantic Ocean as Northeast states push to jump-start an industry that’s languished in
Comey Says Voters Judging Trump Is Better Than Impeaching Him

Comey Says Voters Judging Trump Is Better Than Impeaching Him

Former FBI Director James Comey said he hopes President Donald Trump isn’t impeached because “that would let the American people off the hook.”
N.Y., N.J. Edge Closer to Path for Financing Hudson River Tunnel

N.Y., N.J. Edge Closer to Path for Financing Hudson River Tunnel

The legislatures of New York and New Jersey have approved the formation of a bi-state commission to handle the finances for a new commuter-rail tunnel under the Hudson River, taking another step to
Supreme Court Throws Out Curtis Flowers Death Sentence, Citing Jury Selection Bias

Supreme Court Throws Out Curtis Flowers Death Sentence, Citing Jury Selection Bias

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out the death sentence of a Mississippi man convicted at his sixth trial for the same murders after the prosecutor repeatedly excluded black people from the jury.
EU Credibility at Stake as Leaders’ Fight Over Top Jobs Drags On

EU Credibility at Stake as Leaders’ Fight Over Top Jobs Drags On

The European Union’s failure to agree on who to appoint to its most senior positions triggered weeks of more political wrangling, casting a shadow over the bloc’s international reputation.
New York Lawmakers Pass Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

New York Lawmakers Pass Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

New York lawmakers decriminalized small amounts of marijuana after failing to agree on a comprehensive package that would have fully legalized the drug and provided revenue for social programs.
Mahathir Calls Goldman's Offer to Settle 1MDB `Little' Compared to the `Killing' It Made

Mahathir Calls Goldman's Offer to Settle 1MDB `Little' Compared to the `Killing' It Made

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. offered Malaysia 1 billion ringgit ($241 million) as compensation for the role it played in raising funds for 1MDB that were later allegedly misappropriated, Prime Minister
How Will Iran React to Trump's U-Turn on Military Strike?

How Will Iran React to Trump's U-Turn on Military Strike?

The U.S. called off military strikes against Iran on Thursday night that were approved by President Donald Trump, according to an administration official, abandoning a move that would have
New York Moves to Ban Confessions of Judgment for Out-of-State Loans

New York Moves to Ban Confessions of Judgment for Out-of-State Loans

New York lawmakers took steps to prevent predatory lenders from using the state’s court system to seize the assets of small businesses nationwide.

Ramaphosa's Old Union Seeks S. Africa Platinum Mine Comeback

The National Union of Mineworkers, which dominated organized labor across South Africa’s platinum belt until the massacre at Lonmin Plc’s Marikana mine in 2012, is plotting a comeback.
Zimbabwe Begins Paying White Farmers Who Had Land Expropriated

Zimbabwe Begins Paying White Farmers Who Had Land Expropriated

Zimbabwe’s government began compensating white commercial farmers whose land was expropriated, an agriculture lobby group said.
Hong Kong Protesters Swarm Police Building as Crisis Drags On

Hong Kong Protesters Swarm Police Building as Crisis Drags On

Emboldened protesters turned their focus on the Hong Kong Police Force in a new round of rallies, surrounding the agency’s headquarters and demanding authorities to drop charges against demonstrators
EU Eyes Another Trade Deal as Wait for U.S. Drags On

EU Eyes Another Trade Deal as Wait for U.S. Drags On

Europe isn’t wasting much time expanding its global trading relationships while President Donald Trump shreds the U.S. playbook on multilateralism and tries elsewhere to overhaul the rules of
Macron Pays ECB's Weidmann Backhanded Compliment: Summit Update

Macron Pays ECB's Weidmann Backhanded Compliment: Summit Update

European Union leaders are looking ahead to an emergency summit next weekend to try and break a deadlock over who’s going to lead the bloc’s key institutions after they failed at an all-night session
U.K. Govt Suspends Minister Mark Field Over Protester Incident

U.K. Govt Suspends Minister Mark Field Over Protester Incident

U.K. government suspends Foreign Office Minister Mark Field after he forcibly removed a female protester from a City of London dinner on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman tells
A U.S.-Iran Conflict Could Impact Gas Markets Much More Than Oil

A U.S.-Iran Conflict Could Impact Gas Markets Much More Than Oil

A potential conflict between the U.S. and Iran could be far more disruptive for liquefied natural gas markets than to the world’s crude shipments.
Did Trump Just Blink or Bluff in Standoff With Iran?

Did Trump Just Blink or Bluff in Standoff With Iran?

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EU Plots Response to Boris Johnson Becoming U.K. Prime Minister

EU Plots Response to Boris Johnson Becoming U.K. Prime Minister

As the European Union plots how to respond to a prime minister Boris Johnson, officials are aiming to keep him away from Brussels for as long as possible.
Paraguay Central Bank Holds Key Rate on ‘Prudent’ Strategy

Paraguay Central Bank Holds Key Rate on ‘Prudent’ Strategy

Paraguayan policymakers kept their benchmark interest rate at 4.75% on Friday, reiterating that its current level is the “most prudent” strategy amid slowing growth and tame inflation.
Confused About the EU Jobs Fight? Here’s a Guide to Contenders

Confused About the EU Jobs Fight? Here’s a Guide to Contenders

European Union leaders cast aside the formal candidates who’ve dominated the contest to head the next European Commission and will start again from scratch at an extraordinary summit to be held in