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Ousted Catalan Leader Puigdemont Freed in Brussels

Ousted Catalan Leader Puigdemont Freed in Brussels

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was released after less than a day in custody as a court in Brussels considers how to respond to a Spanish demand for his arrest. Bloomberg's Rodrigo
Ross Gives Both Sides Reason for Hope in Bombardier-Boeing Feud

Ross Gives Both Sides Reason for Hope in Bombardier-Boeing Feud

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross gave both sides reason for hope in the trade dispute between Bombardier Inc. and Boeing Co. over passenger jets.
Trump Backs Saudi Crackdown After Arrests of Princes, Executives

Trump Backs Saudi Crackdown After Arrests of Princes, Executives

President Donald Trump vouched for Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince after the weekend arrests of princes, businessmen and officials in an anti-corruption drive that has rattled the kingdom and
Trump and Xi Joust for World Economy Crown

Trump and Xi Joust for World Economy Crown

President Donald Trump touches down in Beijing Wednesday seeking immediate wins for the world’s-biggest economy. His host, President Xi Jinping, is playing a longer game.
New Zealand’s New Leader Wants to Kill Off Carbon

New Zealand’s New Leader Wants to Kill Off Carbon

After defying the political odds to become the world’s youngest female leader, New Zealand’s Prime Minister is taking on a different kind of power challenge.
EU Vows Tax Action After ‘Paradise Papers’ Leaks

EU Vows Tax Action After ‘Paradise Papers’ Leaks

The days in paradise may be numbered for those seeking refuge from heavy tax burdens in remote islands. Finance ministers representing the world’s largest market vowed to take action following the
Manafort, Gates Barred by Judge From International Travel

Manafort, Gates Barred by Judge From International Travel

Former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and his co-defendant in a money-laundering prosecution, Rick Gates, won’t be allowed to travel internationally even under revised bail terms, a federal
How McConnell May Have Inadvertently Undercut the Coal Industry

How McConnell May Have Inadvertently Undercut the Coal Industry

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of coal’s best friends, but he may have undercut the industry by rushing through the confirmation of two energy regulators.
Carried Interest Tax Break May Be Changed, House Tax Chief Says

Carried Interest Tax Break May Be Changed, House Tax Chief Says

The carried interest tax break that provides an advantage for investment managers would be revised under changes the House’s chief tax writer says he’s planning.
Corbyn Says Queen's Offshore Investments Should Be Probed

Corbyn Says Queen's Offshore Investments Should Be Probed

U.K. opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said an inquiry into offshore investments and tax evasion that he’s calling for should also cover Queen Elizabeth II’s holdings.
Mugabe Fires Deputy After Wife Says She Can Lead Zimbabwe

Mugabe Fires Deputy After Wife Says She Can Lead Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe dismissed Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy, a day after his wife Grace Mugabe accused him of planning a coup and said she’s prepared to succeed her husband as leader
The Race to Replace Dijsselbloem Is Heating Up

The Race to Replace Dijsselbloem Is Heating Up

With less than two months to go until Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the group of euro-area finance ministers, steps down, the race for who succeeds him is heating up, as France’s Bruno Le Maire,
Samsung Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court on Apple’s $120 Million Award

Samsung Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court on Apple’s $120 Million Award

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to re-insert itself into the smart-phone patent battles, leaving intact a $120 million award Apple Inc. won from rival Samsung Electronics Co. over features that include
Kenyan Petitioners File Court Bids to Overturn Kenyatta Vote Win

Kenyan Petitioners File Court Bids to Overturn Kenyatta Vote Win

A Kenyan politician and two activists lodged separate petitions at the Supreme Court seeking the annulment of results from last month’s presidential-election rerun, arguing the vote was illegal and
One British Hostage Killed in Nigeria, Three Freed, Report Says

One British Hostage Killed in Nigeria, Three Freed, Report Says

A British national kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state was killed and three others released, the BBC reported, citing the U.K.’s Foreign Office.
Role of Atlanta Airport’s Political Money Spills Into Public View

Role of Atlanta Airport’s Political Money Spills Into Public View

The role of political money at Atlanta’s international airport has spilled messily into public view ahead of the city’s mayoral election on Tuesday.
South Africa’s ANC Calls on Leaders to Stop Circulating Candidate Slates

South Africa’s ANC Calls on Leaders to Stop Circulating Candidate Slates

Announcements by leaders of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress about groups of candidates to be elected as officials at the party’s conference next month are unacceptable and must stop,
Iceland Coalition Talks Collapse as Center-Left Efforts Fail

Iceland Coalition Talks Collapse as Center-Left Efforts Fail

Iceland’s president is giving political parties more time to discuss possible coalitions after Left Green Movement leader Katrin Jakobsdottir failed to form a governing alliance.
Nestle Union Warns Catalan Boycott Could Harm Jobs in Spain

Nestle Union Warns Catalan Boycott Could Harm Jobs in Spain

A Spanish union representing Nestle SA workers is pushing back against calls for a boycott of Catalan products, saying that punishing a major employer in the region with separatist ambitions could