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Biden Calls Trump's Iran Strategy ‘A Self-Inflicted Disaster’

Biden Calls Trump's Iran Strategy ‘A Self-Inflicted Disaster’

Democratic front-runner Joe Biden called President Donald Trump’s Iran strategy a “self-inflicted disaster” after Iran shot down an American spy drone, raising tensions in a region that’s been on the
Poland Aims to Stall German Push to End EU CO2 Emissions by 2050

Poland Aims to Stall German Push to End EU CO2 Emissions by 2050

Poland is trying to water down a push by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the European Union to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Erdogan Threatens Reprisal Against Any U.S. Missile Sanction

Erdogan Threatens Reprisal Against Any U.S. Missile Sanction

Turkey will retaliate against any U.S. sanctions imposed after it takes delivery of a missile-defense system from Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, showing no signs of backing off from a
Cory Booker Says He’d Push Clemency for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

Cory Booker Says He’d Push Clemency for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

Senator Cory Booker said he would consider clemency for an estimated 17,000 non-violent drug offenders if elected president, in a bid to appeal to minority and liberal voters as he tries to gain
U.K. Asks EU Court to Overturn Vestager's Tax Clawback Order

U.K. Asks EU Court to Overturn Vestager's Tax Clawback Order

The U.K. is fighting an order by European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager to claw back allegedly illegal tax breaks from multinationals, adding to the list of potential EU flashpoints ahead
U.S. Tariff Pain Varies From Turret to Trenches

U.S. Tariff Pain Varies From Turret to Trenches

From Bible publishers to fishing rod suppliers, they’re streaming to Washington from across the U.S. and pleading for mercy from President Donald Trump’s most radical trade threat yet -- tariffs on
Corn Farmers Use Fox Ads to Appeal to Trump in Biofuel Fight

Corn Farmers Use Fox Ads to Appeal to Trump in Biofuel Fight

The National Corn Growers Association launched an advertising campaign on President Donald Trump’s favorite television news source to step up pressure on the administration to curb exempting oil
China's Xi Tells North Korea's Kim World Wants More U.S. Talks

China's Xi Tells North Korea's Kim World Wants More U.S. Talks

China’s Xi Jinping told Kim Jong Un that the world wanted him to make progress in nuclear talks with the U.S., underscoring Beijing’s key role in negotiations ahead of his own summit with President
EU Leaders Abandon Their Top Candidates for Posts: Summit Update

EU Leaders Abandon Their Top Candidates for Posts: Summit Update

European Union leaders bickered until the early morning hours Friday over who’s going to lead the bloc’s key institutions before giving up and calling an emergency summit for later this month to try
China and North Korea Forever

China and North Korea Forever

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Mesa Hopes to End Morales' Long Rule of Bolivia in Fall Election

Mesa Hopes to End Morales' Long Rule of Bolivia in Fall Election

Carlos Mesa Gisbert, a former president of Bolivia, says voters should choose him over President Evo Morales in elections this October because he has better policies and because, after 13 years in
Turkey Defies EU by Sending Second Ship to Drill Off Cyprus

Turkey Defies EU by Sending Second Ship to Drill Off Cyprus

The Turkish government sent a second energy exploration vessel to contested waters off Cyprus, defying European Union threats of retaliation.
U.K. Halts New Saudi Arabia Arms Licenses After Court Ruling

U.K. Halts New Saudi Arabia Arms Licenses After Court Ruling

The U.K. government will temporarily halt new arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia for weapons that might be used in the conflict in Yemen, after a court ordered it to review its decision-making over
Modi Wants Houses and Toilets For All Citizens in ‘New India’

Modi Wants Houses and Toilets For All Citizens in ‘New India’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set ambitious targets to raise the living standards of all citizens and boost the country’s economic growth during his second five-year term in his pursuit of a "New
Russian Planes Breach Japan’s Airspace for First Time Since 2015

Russian Planes Breach Japan’s Airspace for First Time Since 2015

Russian military aircraft breached Japan’s airspace for the first time in nearly four years, just as Asia’s second-largest economy prepares to host a summit of the Group of 20 wealthy nations next
Walmart’s Deal With Ellen DeGeneres Shows How Much America Has Changed

Walmart’s Deal With Ellen DeGeneres Shows How Much America Has Changed

Shunned after she came out, the television star symbolizes the nation’s acceptance of gay rights.
Republican National Committee Raising, and Spending, Big Money

Republican National Committee Raising, and Spending, Big Money

The Republican National Committee announced it raised $14.6 million in May, a record total for the month in a non-presidential election year, and ended the period with $37 million in the bank.
Italy Economy Seen Contracting Again, in Blow to Populists

Italy Economy Seen Contracting Again, in Blow to Populists

Italy’s economy probably shrank again this quarter, according to the country’s statistics office, complicating the populist government’s efforts to meet its fiscal commitments.
Italy’s Conte, in Response to EU on Debt, Calls for Rule Changes

Italy’s Conte, in Response to EU on Debt, Calls for Rule Changes

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, seeking to avoid European Union disciplinary action over Italy’s huge debt, made a plea to revamp EU budget rules and economic governance.
Iran Says it Shot Down U.S. Drone

Iran Says it Shot Down U.S. Drone

Iran says it shot down a U.S. spy drone in its airspace. The move escalates already fierce tensions in the Persian Gulf and sent oil spiking as well. Bloomberg’s Golnar Motevalli and Zainab Fattah