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Mallya Funded Formula-1 Team With Kingfisher Fraud, Lawyer Says

Mallya Funded Formula-1 Team With Kingfisher Fraud, Lawyer Says

A lawyer for Indian prosecutors rejected the “grandiose narrative” that Vijay Mallya is the victim of a government conspiracy and urged a London court to extradite the Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. founder
Limpopo Province Backs Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's ANC

Limpopo Province Backs Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's ANC

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa won the endorsement of a fifth province to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of the ruling party, giving him a commanding lead in the nomination
Saudis Bomb Yemen Palace as War Takes New Turn With Saleh Death

Saudis Bomb Yemen Palace as War Takes New Turn With Saleh Death

Saudi Arabian warplanes bombed the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital, stepping up attacks on Houthi rebels after they killed the country’s former president just when he appeared set to switch
Gandhi Set to Take Congress Leadership as India Poll Intensifies

Gandhi Set to Take Congress Leadership as India Poll Intensifies

Rahul Gandhi is set to take the reins of India’s opposition Congress party from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who led the organization for two decades.
China and Canada Fail to Agree on Launching Free Trade Talks

China and Canada Fail to Agree on Launching Free Trade Talks

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and China's Premier Li Keqiang (R) attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Fred DUFOUR
Trump Endorses Roy Moore for Senate, Despite Sex Allegations

Trump Endorses Roy Moore for Senate, Despite Sex Allegations

President Donald Trump gave Alabama Republican Roy Moore his full endorsement in a U.S. Senate special election, overlooking allegations by multiple women that the former state Supreme Court justice
Eleventh Hour Brexit Upset Sets New Deadline for Theresa May

Eleventh Hour Brexit Upset Sets New Deadline for Theresa May

Theresa May came closer than ever on Monday to the Brexit deal she’s been working on for months. A last-minute upset over the Irish border left all parties embarrassed and doesn’t bode well for a
Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Son Says Missile May Be Chance for North Korea Talks

Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Son Says Missile May Be Chance for North Korea Talks

The youngest son of former President Kim Dae Jung is one of just a few South Koreans to have met Kim Jong Un. He hopes a second meeting isn’t far away.
Balance of Power: Trump May Make Good on Jerusalem Promise

Balance of Power: Trump May Make Good on Jerusalem Promise

U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be seriously considering recognizing contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that risks enraging Arab opinion.
Greece Just Witnessed Something It Hasn’t Seen Since 2006

Greece Just Witnessed Something It Hasn’t Seen Since 2006

Greece’s economy expanded for a third straight quarter for the first time in more than a decade, providing a foundation for the country’s attempts to exit its bailout program next year.
Chess Grandmaster Says She Has Experience to Take Top Euro Job

Chess Grandmaster Says She Has Experience to Take Top Euro Job

Latvia’s finance minister said she has the proper background to take over one of the euro-area’s top economic bodies as Dana Reizniece-Ozola and her counterparts prepare to vote on the next leader of
This Crowdfunding Site Runs on Hate

This Crowdfunding Site Runs on Hate

Hatreon says it collects about $25,000 a month in donations, mostly for white supremacists.
Home From Exile, Shafiq Reconsidering Egyptian Presidential Bid

Home From Exile, Shafiq Reconsidering Egyptian Presidential Bid

A presidential hopeful who returned to Egypt from exile in recent days has backed away from plans to run in next year’s election, in which incumbent Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is widely expected to seek a
Progress on EU-Mercosur Deal Sparks Hopes of a ‘Game Changer’

Progress on EU-Mercosur Deal Sparks Hopes of a ‘Game Changer’

Brazil and Argentina may be on the verge of shaking off their well-earned reputation for protectionism, if the European Union and the Mercosur customs union finally sign a deal after nearly two
Emboldened Trump Brushes Off Flynn Plea and Goes on Offense

Emboldened Trump Brushes Off Flynn Plea and Goes on Offense

Donald Trump emerged newly emboldened from one of the most tumultuous weeks of his presidency, reveling in the prospect of his first major legislative victory while brushing off a federal probe that’s

Mueller Digs In on Expanding Russia Probe as Trump Attacks FBI

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election is entering a new phase, with a newly cooperating star witness and hints that he may be pursuing a more
Congress Talks Tax Deal as Trump Signals Corporate Rate Retreat

Congress Talks Tax Deal as Trump Signals Corporate Rate Retreat

House and Senate lawmakers say they’ll begin working Monday on compromise tax-overhaul legislation -- just a couple days after President Donald Trump introduced uncertainty over a provision that could
Trump’s Nafta Threat Makes Him the Grinch to Oregon Tree Growers

Trump’s Nafta Threat Makes Him the Grinch to Oregon Tree Growers

In the cheerless days of the last recession, as Americans were spending less on Christmas trees, Oregon’s evergreen growers spotted an opportunity.
Gay-Wedding Clash at U.S. Supreme Court Is No Piece of Cake

Gay-Wedding Clash at U.S. Supreme Court Is No Piece of Cake

A brief discussion about a wedding cake has grown into a U.S. Supreme Court collision of some of the nation’s most cherished values.