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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.
Congo Used Rebels to Quell Anti-Kabila Protests, Group Says

Congo Used Rebels to Quell Anti-Kabila Protests, Group Says

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government recruited fighters from a rebellion it defeated in 2013 to help suppress protests by opponents of President Joseph Kabila last December, Human Rights
Erdogan Denies Capital Controls in Curbing Wealth Smuggling

Erdogan Denies Capital Controls in Curbing Wealth Smuggling

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday ruled out capital controls as he clarified his demand for measures to prevent the smuggling of wealth abroad by unnamed businessmen he branded as
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Who’s an Oligarch? Rich Russians Fret Over U.S. Sanctions Label

Who’s an Oligarch? Rich Russians Fret Over U.S. Sanctions Label

When Debevoise & Plimpton lawyers held a seminar in Moscow to explain the impact of new U.S. sanctions legislation, they had to rent out a hall in a hotel to hold all the worried clients who
China Gets 300 Political Parties to Endorse Xi as Peacemaker

China Gets 300 Political Parties to Endorse Xi as Peacemaker

The signatures of almost 300 foreign political leaders on a document praising Chinese President Xi Jinping’s contribution to world peace has provided him valuable ammunition to counter arguments by
CVS-Aetna Deal May Hinge on Antitrust Approach Under Trump

CVS-Aetna Deal May Hinge on Antitrust Approach Under Trump

CVS Health Corp.’s $67.5 billion takeover of Aetna Inc. will test the Trump administration’s approach to far-reaching corporate takeovers, just weeks after the U.S. government sued to block a major
U.S. Tax Cuts Seen Giving Modest Growth Boost, Survey Shows

U.S. Tax Cuts Seen Giving Modest Growth Boost, Survey Shows

Fiscal stimulus, including large Republican-backed tax cuts, will deliver a modest boost to the U.S. economy in the next two years, although many economists also expect a recession to start during
Your Guide to Understanding the Trump-Russia Saga

Your Guide to Understanding the Trump-Russia Saga

By now, few American elected leaders -- other than President Donald Trump, on occasion --dispute that elements of the Russian state interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. What remains
Global Fault Lines Meet in Brussels as Brexit, Catalonia Collide

Global Fault Lines Meet in Brussels as Brexit, Catalonia Collide

Some of the world’s major fault lines will converge over two days and in the space of a few square miles, as Brexit, Catalonia’s fight for independence and efforts to shore up the euro area all reach
Podemos Ally May Hold the Key to Catalonia After Election

Podemos Ally May Hold the Key to Catalonia After Election

The anti-establishment party Podemos is poised to become a key part of the puzzle when Catalan politicians come to piece together a new government after this month’s regional election.