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Russia Weighs Biggest Spending Spree Since Putin’s Re-Election

Russia Weighs Biggest Spending Spree Since Putin’s Re-Election

Russia’s government is discussing a proposal to turn on the fiscal taps in what would be the biggest domestic spending spree since President Vladimir Putin last ran for re-election in 2012.
Nafta Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

Nafta Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

The three ministers leading negotiations to revamp Nafta will get two chances for face-to-face talks this month, including one near the slopes of Davos.

Ethiopia Pledges to Release 528 People in First Round of Pardons

Ethiopia said it’s preparing to release 528 detainees including the chairman of an opposition party, state-affiliated media reported, in what would be the first round of pardons announced by the
The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

Carillion Plc, the U.K. construction and services company that collapsed under 1.6 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) of debt, was hardly a household name. But its failure puts another big problem into
Chile Weighs Impact of Controversy Over World Bank Ranking

Chile Weighs Impact of Controversy Over World Bank Ranking

President Michelle Bachelet’s administration is trying to weigh the political and economic costs from alleged manipulation at the World Bank that could have unfairly lowered Chile’s position in a
Netanyahu Backs Trump on Iran Ultimatum to European Leaders

Netanyahu Backs Trump on Iran Ultimatum to European Leaders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said world leaders are running out of time to fix the nuclear deal with Iran, backing U.S. President Donald Trump on his ultimatum to European leaders.
Socialists Beat Moderates in Battle for U.K. Labour's Soul

Socialists Beat Moderates in Battle for U.K. Labour's Soul

In the battle for the future direction of the Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, the socialist wing took the crown.
Orban on Defensive as Hungarian Asylum Data Prompts Backlash

Orban on Defensive as Hungarian Asylum Data Prompts Backlash

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who regularly refers to refugees from Muslim countries as “invaders,” was forced onto the defensive after comments by a high-ranking official pointed to a jump
Flat Tax, Jobs Key in Berlusconi's Plan to Relaunch Italy Growth

Flat Tax, Jobs Key in Berlusconi's Plan to Relaunch Italy Growth

A flat tax for all and 2 million new jobs are among the top priorities in the draft program of former premier Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party for the March 4 elections.
France's Le Maire Sees New Global Economic Order in Five Years

France's Le Maire Sees New Global Economic Order in Five Years

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said a new global economic order will emerge over the next five years, and both France and the euro area must reform urgently to meet that challenge.
Fighting Among Libya Militias Kills 16 Near Tripoli Airport

Fighting Among Libya Militias Kills 16 Near Tripoli Airport

Fighting between rival Libyan militias near Tripoli’s international airport left at least 16 people dead and grounded flights, further exposing the UN-backed government’s fragile hold on the capital.
Increasingly Isolated Trump Says He's No Racist

Increasingly Isolated Trump Says He's No Racist

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Xi's Economic Adviser Liu He to Represent China at Davos Forum

Xi's Economic Adviser Liu He to Represent China at Davos Forum

President Xi Jinping’s top financial and economic adviser, Liu He, will represent China at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week.
Ramaphosa Treads Carefully in Sidelining Zuma in South Africa

Ramaphosa Treads Carefully in Sidelining Zuma in South Africa

Less than a month after Cyril Ramaphosa assumed the leadership of South Africa’s ruling party, he’s taking a diplomatic tack as he moves to stamp his authority over Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden
France Wants Compensation From U.K. for Handling Calais Migrants

France Wants Compensation From U.K. for Handling Calais Migrants

France is pushing the U.K. to contribute more toward the cost of handling migrants camped out in Northern France who are seeking to cross over to England, an aide to President Emmanuel Macron said
A Missing Sheikh and ‘Intercepted’ Planes Escalate Gulf Feud

A Missing Sheikh and ‘Intercepted’ Planes Escalate Gulf Feud

Mysterious goings-on allegedly involving the forcible detention of a Qatari royal and intercepted Bahrain-bound planes have escalated the feud straining ties among Gulf Arab monarchies.
Brexit Bulletin: Unity Cracks

Brexit Bulletin: Unity Cracks

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Government-by-Skype: Catalonia Tries to Dodge Madrid Control

Government-by-Skype: Catalonia Tries to Dodge Madrid Control

Catalonia has seen an illegal referendum, a rebel president and a takeover by Madrid in recent months. The next twist could be government-by-Skype.
Hawaii Lacked Safeguards in Mistaken Missile Alert, Pai Says

Hawaii Lacked Safeguards in Mistaken Missile Alert, Pai Says

Hawaii’s emergency authorities lacked reasonable safeguards to prevent the kind of false alert that panicked residents on Saturday with a warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack, the head of