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Who’s an Oligarch? Rich Russians Fret Over U.S. Sanctions Label

Who’s an Oligarch? Rich Russians Fret Over U.S. Sanctions Label

When Debevoise & Plimpton lawyers held a seminar in Moscow to explain the impact of new U.S. sanctions legislation, they had to rent out a hall in a hotel to hold all the worried clients who
China Gets 300 Political Parties to Endorse Xi as Peacemaker

China Gets 300 Political Parties to Endorse Xi as Peacemaker

The signatures of almost 300 foreign political leaders on a document praising Chinese President Xi Jinping’s contribution to world peace has provided him valuable ammunition to counter arguments by
CVS-Aetna Deal May Hinge on Antitrust Approach Under Trump

CVS-Aetna Deal May Hinge on Antitrust Approach Under Trump

CVS Health Corp.’s $67.5 billion takeover of Aetna Inc. will test the Trump administration’s approach to far-reaching corporate takeovers, just weeks after the U.S. government sued to block a major
U.S. Tax Cuts Seen Giving Modest Growth Boost, Survey Shows

U.S. Tax Cuts Seen Giving Modest Growth Boost, Survey Shows

Fiscal stimulus, including large Republican-backed tax cuts, will deliver a modest boost to the U.S. economy in the next two years, although many economists also expect a recession to start during
Your Guide to Understanding the Trump-Russia Saga

Your Guide to Understanding the Trump-Russia Saga

By now, few American elected leaders -- other than President Donald Trump, on occasion --dispute that elements of the Russian state interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. What remains
Global Fault Lines Meet in Brussels as Brexit, Catalonia Collide

Global Fault Lines Meet in Brussels as Brexit, Catalonia Collide

Some of the world’s major fault lines will converge over two days and in the space of a few square miles, as Brexit, Catalonia’s fight for independence and efforts to shore up the euro area all reach
Podemos Ally May Hold the Key to Catalonia After Election

Podemos Ally May Hold the Key to Catalonia After Election

The anti-establishment party Podemos is poised to become a key part of the puzzle when Catalan politicians come to piece together a new government after this month’s regional election.
U.S. Defies North Korea With Drills Involving 230 Aircraft

U.S. Defies North Korea With Drills Involving 230 Aircraft

The U.S. and South Korea on Monday began a five-day joint air exercise on the Korean peninsula involving 230 aircraft and 12,000 American troops, in what North Korea has dubbed the largest-ever joint
Ivory Coast Confident ‘Turbulent’ 2017 Is Over

Ivory Coast Confident ‘Turbulent’ 2017 Is Over

Mutinous soldiers patrol at the entrance of the Ivory Coast's central second city Bouake, on May 14, 2017. Gunshots rang out early on May 15 in the Ivory Coast cities of Abidjan and Bouake amid a
New Battle Looms in Powerful Indian States as Modi Tightens Grip

New Battle Looms in Powerful Indian States as Modi Tightens Grip

Narendra Modi’s steady conquest of India’s state governments and his drive to unify taxes across the country are fueling a new competition between provincial chief ministers for investment in
U.K. Fears Brexit Breakdown as May Takes Best Offer to Lunch

U.K. Fears Brexit Breakdown as May Takes Best Offer to Lunch

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, right, and Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, pose for photographers outside number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Wednesday, April 26,
Nationalists Prevail in Local Election in France's Corsica

Nationalists Prevail in Local Election in France's Corsica

A coalition of movements pushing for greater autonomy for Corsica looks likely to dominate a newly constituted assembly on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, returns from the first round of
Germany Bids to Reopen North Korea Channels to Halt Slide to War

Germany Bids to Reopen North Korea Channels to Halt Slide to War

The North Korean embassy in Berlin is a gray, monolithic office block notable only for the tall surrounding fence, the red-star flying from a flagpole in the courtyard -- and its prime real-estate
Kushner Avoids Upstaging Trump on Jerusalem Embassy Decision

Kushner Avoids Upstaging Trump on Jerusalem Embassy Decision

President Donald Trump’s chief negotiator for brokering a Middle East peace agreement said he doesn’t want to upstage his father-in-law by prematurely announcing a decision on moving the U.S. Embassy
It's Time for U.S. Military Families to Leave South Korea, Senator Says

It's Time for U.S. Military Families to Leave South Korea, Senator Says

Washington (AP) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it's time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as North Korea pushes the U.S. closer to a
Warner Calls Senate Tax Vote ‘Swamp 101,’ GOP Cites Transparency

Warner Calls Senate Tax Vote ‘Swamp 101,’ GOP Cites Transparency

Republican senators defended the late-night, early-morning debate and vote that produced their sweeping revisions to the U.S. tax code, after criticism from Democrats that the bill’s final version
Trump Obstruction of Justice Case Developing, Senator Says

Trump Obstruction of Justice Case Developing, Senator Says

A Senate investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election suggests a potential case of obstruction of justice is developing against the
The Year of Chaos Is Far From Over for Australia's Leader

The Year of Chaos Is Far From Over for Australia's Leader

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull won some relief from the chaos imperiling his leadership, with his deputy winning a special election on Saturday. The next month could be much tougher for
Boycotted Qatar's Emir to Join Gulf Summit in Kuwait This Week

Boycotted Qatar's Emir to Join Gulf Summit in Kuwait This Week

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend this week’s Gulf Cooperation Council summit, the first official gathering of the bloc since Saudi Arabia and three allies severed ties with