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Opponents Make ‘America First’ Case Against Solar Import Tariffs

Opponents Make ‘America First’ Case Against Solar Import Tariffs

Critics of imposing tariffs on solar panels used a signature policy priority of President Donald Trump to make the case that imposing that trade protection would be harmful to American businesses --
Rural Baron Emerges as Kingmaker in South Africa's ANC Race

Rural Baron Emerges as Kingmaker in South Africa's ANC Race

A former schoolteacher who’s been linked to a succession of scandals in South Africa has emerged as a likely kingmaker in the contest to decide who will become the next leader of the ruling party and
Afghanistan Urges Taliban to Open Office in Kabul for Talks

Afghanistan Urges Taliban to Open Office in Kabul for Talks

An Afghan government-mandated peace council on Wednesday urged the Taliban to open an office in the capital Kabul and join peace talks to end the country’s 16-year war.
Understanding What Is and Isn't Sexual Harassment: QuickTake Q&A

Understanding What Is and Isn't Sexual Harassment: QuickTake Q&A

It seems like hardly a day goes by without a disclosure of sexual harassment claims against a man in a powerful position, from Harvey Weinstein to Louis C.K., Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor. Some

Franken Denies Allegation He Forcibly Tried to Kiss Woman

Senator Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.
It’s Official: Putin Says He’ll Run for Re-Election

It’s Official: Putin Says He’ll Run for Re-Election

President Vladimir Putin, who’s ruled Russia for 18 years, announced he will seek a new term in March.
Trump Jr. Meets With House Intelligence Panel in Russia Probe

Trump Jr. Meets With House Intelligence Panel in Russia Probe

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, told House lawmakers Wednesday that he couldn’t answer questions about what he told his father after a controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer in June
Trump Spoke to Romney Last Night, Aide Says

Trump Spoke to Romney Last Night, Aide Says

A top White House aide says President Donald Trump spoke late Tuesday with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Trump to Formally Declare Jerusalem Capital of Israel

Trump to Formally Declare Jerusalem Capital of Israel

Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev discusses President Trump's plan to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and what it means for U.S. global relations. She speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg
Uganda’s Leader Defends Plan to Remove Presidential Age Limit

Uganda’s Leader Defends Plan to Remove Presidential Age Limit

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said removing an age limit for the top job, a move that would allow him to seek a sixth term.
Putin Won’t Block Russian Athletes From Olympics

Putin Won’t Block Russian Athletes From Olympics

Vladimir Putin, fresh on the heels of the widely anticipated announcement that he’ll seek a fourth term as president, said that Russia won’t stop its athletes from competing under a neutral flag at
Putin Skips Chance to Announce Re-Election Campaign

Putin Skips Chance to Announce Re-Election Campaign

Russian President Vladimir Putin dodged an opportunity to announce his long-awaited bid for another six-year term.
Billionaire Andrej Babis Is Named Czech Prime Minister

Billionaire Andrej Babis Is Named Czech Prime Minister

Billionaire Andrej Babis was named Czech prime minister Wednesday, taking a step closer toward his governing plan to cut waste in state spending, build more highways and push the European Union to
A Brexit Breakthrough Is Slipping Away

A Brexit Breakthrough Is Slipping Away

Prime Minister Theresa May’s chances of getting a Brexit breakthrough this week receded as the Northern Irish ally that props up her government continued to resist a deal amid rumblings of a Cabinet
The GOP Tax Plan Would Make America’s Housing Shortage Even Worse

The GOP Tax Plan Would Make America’s Housing Shortage Even Worse

In San Francisco and Scarsdale, Jersey City and Greenwich, the real estate talk is the same: Just how bad will this Republican tax overhaul hurt?
One Trump Buzzword to Seal Fate of $700 Billion Power Trade

One Trump Buzzword to Seal Fate of $700 Billion Power Trade

Hurricane winds and raging wildfires knocked out power to millions of people from Florida to California this year, underscoring the need to protect America’s electric grid from disaster.
Scale of People Fleeing Congo Is ‘Off the Charts,’ Group Says

Scale of People Fleeing Congo Is ‘Off the Charts,’ Group Says

Almost a million people fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the first half of the year, outpacing conflict zones including Syria and Yemen, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Jakarta Promises Pain for Drivers as Vehicle Entry Fees Planned

Jakarta Promises Pain for Drivers as Vehicle Entry Fees Planned

Drivers in the traffic-choked roads of Indonesia’s capital have been put on notice that using the city’s streets is set to get more painful.
Balance of Power: Trump Defies 70 Years of U.S. Policy on Jerusalem

Balance of Power: Trump Defies 70 Years of U.S. Policy on Jerusalem

As a candidate, Donald Trump boasted he could stand on New York’s Fifth Avenue “and shoot somebody” without losing votes. On Saturday, after the Senate passed his tax-cut proposal, he declared himself
How Much Does It Cost to Leave the EU Trade Bloc? The U.K. Doesn’t Know

How Much Does It Cost to Leave the EU Trade Bloc? The U.K. Doesn’t Know

The revelation that the U.K. government decided to leave the European Union’s trade bloc without calculating the impact adds another twist to a week that was supposed to mark a breakthrough for Prime