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Democrats Win Key Election Day Races

Democrats Win Key Election Day Races

The only two governors’ races in the U.S. this year ended in victory for Democrats, as voters turned away from Republicans aligned with President Donald Trump and set up a fight for his party’s hold
Ramaphosa's Announcement of ANC Leadership Ticket Riles Backers

Ramaphosa's Announcement of ANC Leadership Ticket Riles Backers

Leaders of the ruling African National Congress in South Africa’s richest province said they oppose Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to announce a ticket of running mates in his bid to
Poland Sees Brexit Transition as Way Out of Impasse on Bill

Poland Sees Brexit Transition as Way Out of Impasse on Bill

The U.K. needs to offer the European Union more detail about what it wants from a transition deal, and linking that to the divorce bill could be a way out of the deadlock in Brexit talks, Poland’s
Aegon's van Den Heuvel on U.S.-China Trade Relations

Aegon's van Den Heuvel on U.S.-China Trade Relations

Aegon Asset Management's chief investment strategist Olaf van Den Heuvel discusses trade relations between the U.S. and China as President Donald Trump visits China. Van Den Heuvel speaks on
Trump Administration Restricts Cuba Travel and Business Dealings

Trump Administration Restricts Cuba Travel and Business Dealings

New restrictions on Americans’ travel to Cuba will be enacted Thursday, the Trump administration said, and the U.S. also published a list of companies and other entities alleged to be controlled by
Rouhani Urges Saudi Arabia to Avoid Teaming Up With U.S. and Israel

Rouhani Urges Saudi Arabia to Avoid Teaming Up With U.S. and Israel

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, invoking his country’s might, advised Saudi Arabia not to team up with the U.S. and Israel against it, striking a defiant tone as hostility escalates between the
U.S. Block of WTO Appeals Body Compromises System, Director Says

U.S. Block of WTO Appeals Body Compromises System, Director Says

The Trump administration’s decision to block new appointments to the World Trade Organization’s appellate body is compromising the ability of the system to resolve disputes, according to WTO
U.K. Should Threaten Direct Rule Over Tax Havens, Cable Says

U.K. Should Threaten Direct Rule Over Tax Havens, Cable Says

The U.K. should take direct rule over crown dependencies that encourage aggressive tax avoidance and fail to introduce transparent tax reporting, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said on Wednesday.
Trump Team Plans $250 Billion in Deals From China Visit

Trump Team Plans $250 Billion in Deals From China Visit

The White House expects to announce upwards of $250 billion in business deals in China this week, an administration official said -- exactly the sort of U.S. jobs-based diplomacy that President Donald
Rajoy Bets on Massive Election Turnout to End Catalan Crisis

Rajoy Bets on Massive Election Turnout to End Catalan Crisis

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is betting that he can uncover a silent, pro-Spain majority in Catalonia that can help him restore order to the rebel region.
Macron Keeps Hand in German Coalition Talks in Europe Vision Bid

Macron Keeps Hand in German Coalition Talks in Europe Vision Bid

French President Emmanuel Macron is keeping his hand in Chancellor Angel Merkel’s efforts to form a new German coalition.
Zimbabwe's Ousted Vice President Flees After Death Threats

Zimbabwe's Ousted Vice President Flees After Death Threats

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire former spy chief Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy is wrecking the very security apparatus that has kept him in power for almost four decades.
In Saudi Crown Prince’s Crackdown, Echoes of Xi’s China

In Saudi Crown Prince’s Crackdown, Echoes of Xi’s China

If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s bid to speed economic reforms by rounding up rivals in graft raids sounds familiar, that’s because China has been doing it for years.
Balance of Power: Trump Makes Kim an Offer He’ll Probably Refuse

Balance of Power: Trump Makes Kim an Offer He’ll Probably Refuse

President Donald Trump finally offered North Korea an alternative to “fire and fury” — and it left Kim Jong Un with little room to maneuver.
Are Private Prison Companies Using Forced Labor?

Are Private Prison Companies Using Forced Labor?

Geo Group is being sued by detainees who claim they’re forced to work for free.
Russia Says Venezuela Accepts $3 Billion Restructuring Terms

Russia Says Venezuela Accepts $3 Billion Restructuring Terms

Venezuela and Russia have agreed on terms for restructuring about $3 billion of the Latin American country’s debt and the deal will come soon, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said in Moscow.
Pound Weakens as U.K. Government Risks Losing Another Minister

Pound Weakens as U.K. Government Risks Losing Another Minister

The pound fell for the second day against the dollar as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to lose a second member of her cabinet within a week.
Kenya's Western Allies Urge Talks to Break Elections Impasse

Kenya's Western Allies Urge Talks to Break Elections Impasse

Kenya’s key western trading partners and political allies urged talks to resolve a deadlock over the country’s presidential elections, as the nation’s top court began considering petitions challenging
Saudi Arrests, Missiles and Proxy Conflict, All in Just Five Days

Saudi Arrests, Missiles and Proxy Conflict, All in Just Five Days

Even for an OPEC powerhouse intent on re-inventing itself domestically and flexing its muscles in one of the world’s most turbulent regions, the past week has been remarkable.