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Russia Cries Foul as Doping Ruling Threatens Olympic Involvement

Russia Cries Foul as Doping Ruling Threatens Olympic Involvement

Russia reacted angrily after the World Anti-Doping Agency refused to certify that its athletes comply with rules outlawing banned substances, putting at risk the country’s involvement in the 2018
Balance of Power: Russian Election Meddling Fears Invade Europe

Balance of Power: Russian Election Meddling Fears Invade Europe

The Russia scandal has ricocheted back across the pond. And it’s dragging Silicon Valley’s giants along with it.
Shale King Hamm Wants to Give Oil Forecasters a Reality Check

Shale King Hamm Wants to Give Oil Forecasters a Reality Check

The boom in U.S. shale-oil production requires "more sophisticated" forecasting than ever, billionaire oilman Harold Hamm said in an interview.

130 Children Are Dying Every Day in Yemen, Aid Group Says

An international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn Yemen from extreme hunger and disease.
The Mugabe Economy in Charts Highlights Challenges for Zimbabwe

The Mugabe Economy in Charts Highlights Challenges for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s economy has fallen to the 20th biggest in sub-Saharan Africa from 10th when President Robert Mugabe came into power almost four decades ago.
U.K. Chemicals at Risk From Brexit-Driven Investment Cuts

U.K. Chemicals at Risk From Brexit-Driven Investment Cuts

The U.K.’s $50 billion chemicals industry is at risk of withering away if Brexit isn’t handled properly, according to an industry expert.
EU Audit Admits Greek Bailouts Didn't Go as Planned

EU Audit Admits Greek Bailouts Didn't Go as Planned

Greece’s successive bailouts have only met their objectives to a limited extent as economic growth remains weak, debt has increased and banks’ ability to lend is still restricted, according to a
First Rule of Saudi Business Is Don't Talk About Saudi Business

First Rule of Saudi Business Is Don't Talk About Saudi Business

In London, New York, Zurich and beyond, the answer from international bankers is the same: We don’t want to talk about the Saudis and their billions.
Cambodia’s Supreme Court Orders Opposition Party Dissolved

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Orders Opposition Party Dissolved

Cambodia's Supreme Court ordered the main opposition party to be dissolved on Thursday, dealing a crushing blow to democratic aspirations in the increasingly oppressive Southeast Asian state.
Fossil Fuels’ Fishy New Friends

Fossil Fuels’ Fishy New Friends

How public affairs firms engineered a “grass-roots” group defending oil and coal investments.
The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else

The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else

The Army Corps of Engineers sent water cascading into West Houston’s Energy Corridor to avoid a catastrophic reservoir failure during Hurricane Harvey. Now a web of lawsuits could change how the
Latest News on the Zimbabwe Crisis

Latest News on the Zimbabwe Crisis

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):
Mnuchin Crosses the U.S. Trying to Sell the GOP Tax Plan

Mnuchin Crosses the U.S. Trying to Sell the GOP Tax Plan

His tour has included stops in California, New Jersey and Ohio to speak to mostly friendly audiences of companies that stand to benefit from the tax bill.
Health Care for Millions at Risk as Tax Writers Look for Revenue

Health Care for Millions at Risk as Tax Writers Look for Revenue

The Republican tax plans are suddenly looking a lot more like health-care bills, with provisions that may affect coverage and increase medical expenses for millions of families.
Canadians Give Trudeau Little Credit for Boom Amid Deficit Fears

Canadians Give Trudeau Little Credit for Boom Amid Deficit Fears

Canada’s economy may be one of the strongest in the developed world this year, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government isn’t getting much credit.
Senate Panel Approves Plan, Dangers Lie Ahead: Tax Debate Update

Senate Panel Approves Plan, Dangers Lie Ahead: Tax Debate Update

House Republicans passed their tax-overhaul bill on Thursday as Senate tax writers sent their proposal to make individual breaks temporary and repeal a key part of the Obamacare law to the Senate
Republican Governors Seek to Avoid 2018 Election Damage From Trump, Moore

Republican Governors Seek to Avoid 2018 Election Damage From Trump, Moore

Republican governors and their donors -- still reeling from GOP losses last week in New Jersey and Virginia -- are trying to distance themselves from their party’s problems and plot a 2018 strategy to
Trump Climate Exit Panned in Bonn But Cheered in Lordstown, Ohio

Trump Climate Exit Panned in Bonn But Cheered in Lordstown, Ohio

Kevin Scott took a swig of his Pabst Blue Ribbon and professed his love for the environment. Inspired by a boyhood hunting and fishing, the 46-year-old Ohio autoworker earned a degree in environmental
Mugabe’s Refusal to Resign Is Stalling Zimbabwe’s Transition

Mugabe’s Refusal to Resign Is Stalling Zimbabwe’s Transition

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe held direct talks with the leader of a group of generals who took power early Wednesday and is urging him to end his 37-year rule of the southern African nation.
Zimbabwe Army Eyes Transition as It Pursues ‘Criminal’ Officials

Zimbabwe Army Eyes Transition as It Pursues ‘Criminal’ Officials

Zimbabwe’s new military rulers are working on plans for a transitional government as they hold President Robert Mugabe under house arrest and round up officials of his former administration they