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Brazilian Congressional Committee Votes to Ban All Abortions

A congressional committee has voted to make abortion illegal without exception in Brazil.
May Promotes Brexit Backer Mordaunt to Replace Patel in Cabinet

May Promotes Brexit Backer Mordaunt to Replace Patel in Cabinet

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May promoted Brexit supporter Penny Mordaunt to her cabinet on Thursday as she sought to move on from the crises that have hit her government in recent weeks.

West Virginia Gets China Energy Deal That Dwarfs State's GDP

West Virginia was the biggest recipient of the $250 billion of investments signed during President Donald Trump’s visit to China.
Putin: Russian Doping Allegations Could Be U.S. Attempt to Meddle in Election

Putin: Russian Doping Allegations Could Be U.S. Attempt to Meddle in Election

President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American attempt to interfere in next year's Russian presidential election.
Trump and Blankfein Have a ‘Lot of Similarities,’  Cohn Says

Trump and Blankfein Have a ‘Lot of Similarities,’ Cohn Says

Gary Cohn, who was deputy to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein before becoming President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, said his two most recent bosses have “a lot
Guptas Target S. Africa Bank Regulator Over Account Closures

Guptas Target S. Africa Bank Regulator Over Account Closures

A group of companies linked to South Africa’s politically connected Gupta family said the country’s banking regulator encouraged lenders to shut their accounts, broadening a battle to retain the last
Immigration Will Dominate Hungary’s 2018 Elections, Orban Says

Immigration Will Dominate Hungary’s 2018 Elections, Orban Says

Hungarian voters will decide in next year’s elections whether they will remain a "free nation" protecting their cultural heritage or join those who are eroding Europe’s traditional values by
Xi and Duterte Are Like ‘Brothers,’ Philippine Trade Secretary Says

Xi and Duterte Are Like ‘Brothers,’ Philippine Trade Secretary Says

The presidents of the Philippines and China are like "brothers," the Philippine trade secretary said Thursday, brushing aside signs that Rodrigo Duterte would take a more confrontational approach when
Trump’s Beijing Trip Ends With Few Gains on Trade, North Korea

Trump’s Beijing Trip Ends With Few Gains on Trade, North Korea

China did everything it could to make Trump feel special, except the two things he actually wanted
Balance of Power: Tough-Talker Trump Settles for China’s Warm Words

Balance of Power: Tough-Talker Trump Settles for China’s Warm Words

For all of Donald Trump’s tough China campaign talk, the U.S. president is leaving his first visit to Beijing with little to show for it but handshakes and warm words with Xi Jinping.
Russia and Finland Set Up Emergency Hotline

Russia and Finland Set Up Emergency Hotline

Russia and Finland want to keep in touch, no matter what happens -- and especially then.
The Harvard-Educated Economist Who Could Tackle China’s Debt Mess

The Harvard-Educated Economist Who Could Tackle China’s Debt Mess

Liu He, a key adviser to Chinese President Xi Jinping known for guiding economic policy behind the scenes, appears destined to occupy more of the spotlight.

Final Islamic State Defeat Brings Syria's War to a Crossroad

The defeat of Islamic State in its last major foothold in Syria also marks a crucial juncture in the country’s larger war, as rival U.S.- and Russia-backed forces that have pushed the jihadist group
Facebook And Twitter Are the Newest Battlegrounds in Brazil’s Election

Facebook And Twitter Are the Newest Battlegrounds in Brazil’s Election

Less than a year before Brazil’s presidential elections, potential candidates are ramping up social media presence as they brace for a tight race with shrinking financial resources.
Rich School Endowments Aren’t Taxed. Washington Is Out to Change That

Rich School Endowments Aren’t Taxed. Washington Is Out to Change That

Whatever happens with the proposed levy on private schools’ investment earnings, now it’s out in the open: The Republicans are hungry for college cash.
Catalonia Risk Hangs Over Spain as EU Raises Growth Forecasts

Catalonia Risk Hangs Over Spain as EU Raises Growth Forecasts

The European Commission raised its forecasts for Spain’s economic growth this year and next while warning that the dispute with Catalan separatists could undermine that outlook if it’s not kept under
Euro-Area Growth Forecast Lifted Again as U.K. Outlook Dims

Euro-Area Growth Forecast Lifted Again as U.K. Outlook Dims

The euro-area economy will grow at the fastest pace in a decade this year, while the U.K. heads into an extended slowdown, the European Commission said, highlighting the increasing divergence between
U.S. Seeks Restrictions on Mexican Trucking Under Nafta

U.S. Seeks Restrictions on Mexican Trucking Under Nafta

The U.S. has proposed another difficult change to the North American Free Trade Agreement that could eventually restrict long-haul Mexican truckers from operating in the country, according to people
The Saudi Purge Isn’t Just a Power Grab

The Saudi Purge Isn’t Just a Power Grab

It’s a go-for-broke upheaval. The question now, for hopeful investors, is whether the crown prince follows his corruption crackdown by opening up an economy dominated by plutocrats and royal cronies.