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Furious at Trump, Mexicans Ask How to Break Dependence on U.S.

Furious at Trump, Mexicans Ask How to Break Dependence on U.S.

The country is questioning its decades-old dependence on the U.S. market—and starting to look elsewhere.
The Only Option for Eskom Is One South Africa Can't Afford

The Only Option for Eskom Is One South Africa Can't Afford

South Africa simply has to rescue the nation’s distressed power utility. Even though it can’t afford to.
Extradition Bill Doesn’t Destabilize Xi in Trade Talks, Says Professor Gold

Extradition Bill Doesn’t Destabilize Xi in Trade Talks, Says Professor Gold

Matt Gold, adjunct professor of law at Fordham University and former deputy assistant U.S. Trade Representative, discusses the calls for Hong Kong Executive Carrie Lam’s resignation, the protests over
Trump Announces Re-Election Bid in Grievance-Filled Speech

Trump Announces Re-Election Bid in Grievance-Filled Speech

President Donald Trump officially announced his campaign for re-election on Tuesday, delivering a speech thick with grievance in which he warned of a dark future for America if his opponents win in
Hong Kong’s Lam Apologizes, But Won’t Step Down

Hong Kong’s Lam Apologizes, But Won’t Step Down

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam remains defiant in the face of threats of an escalation of protests. She apologized again, but will not resign and won’t withdraw the extradition bill. Bloomberg’s
Biden Tells Elite Donors He Doesn't Want to ‘Demonize’ the Rich

Biden Tells Elite Donors He Doesn't Want to ‘Demonize’ the Rich

Former Vice President Joe Biden told affluent donors Tuesday that he wanted their support and -- perhaps unlike some other Democratic presidential candidates -- wouldn’t be making them political
Biden Draws Robert Rubin, Roger Altman to Carlyle Hotel Event

Biden Draws Robert Rubin, Roger Altman to Carlyle Hotel Event

Former Vice President Joe Biden attracted a handful of top economic officials of former Democratic administrations to an Upper East Side fundraiser that marked the tail end of his end-of-quarter swing
Senate Panel Approves $4.6 Billion in Emergency Border Funding

Senate Panel Approves $4.6 Billion in Emergency Border Funding

The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced $4.6 billion in emergency funds sought by the Trump administration to handle a surge in migration at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Mini-Bills Spring From Italy's Creative-Currency Tradition

Mini-Bills Spring From Italy's Creative-Currency Tradition

Young Jens Weidmann was puzzled. While vacationing with his family in Italy during the late ’70s, the future Bundesbank president wondered why locals sometimes used phone tokens in lieu of actual
Boris Johnson Extends Lead in Race to Become U.K. Prime Minister

Boris Johnson Extends Lead in Race to Become U.K. Prime Minister

Boris Johnson extended his lead over his rivals in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, and looked poised to pick up more votes as the hardest Brexiteer in the contest was eliminated.
Trump’s Bid to Block Deutsche Bank Subpoena Shifts to Higher Court

Trump’s Bid to Block Deutsche Bank Subpoena Shifts to Higher Court

Congress’s battle for Donald Trump’s financial records shifted into one of the nation’s most important courts as the president asked a federal appeals panel in Manhattan to block House Democrats from
Trump Makes His Biggest Move Yet to Try to Save Coal Plants

Trump Makes His Biggest Move Yet to Try to Save Coal Plants

President Donald Trump is scaling back sweeping Obama-era curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants burning coal, his biggest step yet to fulfill his campaign promise to stop a “war” on the
PG&E Reaches $1 Billion Fire Settlement With Local Agencies

PG&E Reaches $1 Billion Fire Settlement With Local Agencies

PG&E Corp., the California utility giant that went bankrupt five months ago amid crippling wildfire liabilities, has reached a $1 billion settlement with local government agencies that were harmed
U.S. Seeks Dismissal of Suit Over State and Local Tax Deductions

U.S. Seeks Dismissal of Suit Over State and Local Tax Deductions

The U.S. asked a judge to throw out claims by four states suing to nullify the Trump administration’s $10,000 cap on the federal deduction for state and local taxes.
Facebook Triggers Fresh Washington Fury Over Crypto Project

Facebook Triggers Fresh Washington Fury Over Crypto Project

Facebook Inc.’s plans to create a new cryptocurrency that can be used for everything from commerce to money transfers is facing pushback from angry U.S. lawmakers.
Trump Refuses to Apologize for Central Park Five Death Penalty Ad

Trump Refuses to Apologize for Central Park Five Death Penalty Ad

President Donald Trump again declined to apologize for promoting false accusations against five black and Latino teenagers convicted and then later exonerated of the 1989 rape of a jogger in New York
Mexico's AMLO Talks Internet With Zuckerberg Via Video Chat

Mexico's AMLO Talks Internet With Zuckerberg Via Video Chat

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today about fulfilling a commitment to broaden internet access, and in a Twitter post, said there’s no
China's Most Advanced Big Brother Experiment Is a Bureaucratic Mess

China's Most Advanced Big Brother Experiment Is a Bureaucratic Mess

Suzhou's "Osmanthus" social-credit program has won national awards, but many residents have never heard of it.
China Is Buying Iranian LPG Despite Sanctions, Ship-Tracking Shows

China Is Buying Iranian LPG Despite Sanctions, Ship-Tracking Shows

After being hit by the trade war and U.S. sanctions on Iran, some Chinese buyers of liquefied petroleum gas from the Persian Gulf nation are finding it’s too tough a habit to kick.
Trump Says 'Let's See What He Does' When Asked About Powell

Trump Says 'Let's See What He Does' When Asked About Powell

President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question about Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell after a Bloomberg report that the White House previously explored the legality of demoting the Fed
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