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Biden Says He Wouldn’t Have Stepped In to Replace Hillary Clinton

Biden Says He Wouldn’t Have Stepped In to Replace Hillary Clinton

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he wouldn't have agreed to replace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee under any circumstances.
Trump Discovers ‘Indo-Pacific’ on Asia Tour in Boost for India

Trump Discovers ‘Indo-Pacific’ on Asia Tour in Boost for India

During his first presidential trip to Asia, Donald Trump has developed a sudden affinity for a phrase that gives some insight into how the U.S. views the region.
Theresa May’s Tories Are Engaged in Open Warfare

Theresa May’s Tories Are Engaged in Open Warfare

As her landmark piece of Brexit legislation returns to Parliament, Theresa May’s Conservatives are in a state of such open warfare that a one-time colleague called the prime minister’s latest proposal
Who's in Charge of Puerto Rico? A Manhattan Judge Gets to Decide

Who's in Charge of Puerto Rico? A Manhattan Judge Gets to Decide

The case reflects broader tensions about who will lead a disaster recovery that has been confused and inadequate, and who will control the effort to settle the island’s $74 billion of unpayable debt.
This Is How to Get Cheaper Gas in Hungary

This Is How to Get Cheaper Gas in Hungary

For an example of the government’s micromanagement of Hungary’s economy, consider the way the head of the tax authority says he got the country’s biggest refiner to cut fuel prices at his local
Russia Rues Trump-Putin Meeting That Got Away

Russia Rues Trump-Putin Meeting That Got Away

Russian lawmakers and analysts bemoaned U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to hold a formal meeting with Kremlin counterpart Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit in Vietnam, as state media sought to
Balance of Power: Trump Returns to Cauldron After Asian Fumbles

Balance of Power: Trump Returns to Cauldron After Asian Fumbles

Donald Trump did little to improve his standing at home during his trip to Asia.
Romania’s Ruling Party Leader Faces New Corruption Investigation

Romania’s Ruling Party Leader Faces New Corruption Investigation

The powerful leader of Romania’s Social Democrats is facing a new anti-corruption probe that could disrupt the ruling party as it pushes ahead with a controversial overhaul of the judiciary.
North Korea Soldier Defects to South Korea Despite Being Shot

North Korea Soldier Defects to South Korea Despite Being Shot

A North Korean soldier defected across a sensitive area of the border dividing the Korean Peninsula despite being shot by his fellow troops, South Korea’s military said Monday.
Nafta Negotiators Set to Look for Small Wins After U.S. Threats

Nafta Negotiators Set to Look for Small Wins After U.S. Threats

As Donald Trump pushes to overhaul U.S. trade ties abroad, negotiations with his two biggest export markets are resuming in hopes of finding new common ground on easier subjects -- leaving the most
FIFA Trial Begins in N.Y. With the Trappings of a Mob Case

FIFA Trial Begins in N.Y. With the Trappings of a Mob Case

With witnesses threatened, documents destroyed and jurors cloaked in anonymity, the trial beginning Monday in a New York courtroom has the trappings of a grisly organized-crime prosecution. It won’t
These Unruly GOP Tax Factions Could Upend Senate Proposal

These Unruly GOP Tax Factions Could Upend Senate Proposal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to face a legacy-defining test of whether he can keep his unruly caucus in line to deliver President Donald Trump’s coveted goal of “massive tax cuts”
Trump Is Shattering His Own Tweet Records

Trump Is Shattering His Own Tweet Records

President Donald Trump is tweeting more than ever.
On the Campaign Trail With Roy Moore and His Supporters

On the Campaign Trail With Roy Moore and His Supporters

Support for the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama hasn’t collapsed, but it has weakened.
Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now

Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now

The Senate tax-writing committee began hammering out the details of its tax cut proposal on Monday. The House may vote on its bill as soon as Thursday. Here are the latest developments, updated
Merkel Faces Make-or-Break Week in Talks to Form Government

Merkel Faces Make-or-Break Week in Talks to Form Government

German Chancellor Angela Merkel entered the final stretch of preliminary talks to form a new government on Monday as factions in the complex multi-party negotiations remain far apart on issues
Pound Slides as Pressure on May's Leadership Adds to Brexit Woes

Pound Slides as Pressure on May's Leadership Adds to Brexit Woes

The pound slumped as much as 1 percent as political developments in the U.K. cast a shadow on Prime Minister Theresa May’s ability to push for the Brexit deal she aims for.
A Czech Billionaire Suffers From Some Trump-Like Problems

A Czech Billionaire Suffers From Some Trump-Like Problems

A guide to Andrej Babis’s post-election struggles.
Yemen Rebels Vow Escalation as Saudis Look to Relax Blockade

Yemen Rebels Vow Escalation as Saudis Look to Relax Blockade

Saudi Arabia announced Monday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world's poorest country, days after closing them over