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Zimbabwe Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ as Inflation Blacked Out

Zimbabwe Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ as Inflation Blacked Out

Zimbabwe’s finance minister responded to the country’s worsening economic crisis last week by blacking out inflation statistics for the next six months, boosting the price of the little power that’s
For Ireland Plc, Pain of No-Deal Brexit Is Starting to Hit Home

For Ireland Plc, Pain of No-Deal Brexit Is Starting to Hit Home

Ireland’s biggest companies are getting a taste of the pain that could come from the U.K. crashing out of the European Union without a deal.
Executives Abandon South African State Companies Over Indecision

Executives Abandon South African State Companies Over Indecision

Top South African businessmen called upon to help save ailing state-owned companies are abandoning their posts, frustrated by indecision and political interference.
Drought-Hit Kenya Sees 2 Million People Needing Food Aid in July

Drought-Hit Kenya Sees 2 Million People Needing Food Aid in July

The number of people facing a food crisis in Kenya could reach 2 million in July as the effects of a drought that hit food production and caused prices to soar continue to bite.
Biden's Chance to Prove Why He's Leader of the Pack

Biden's Chance to Prove Why He's Leader of the Pack

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Sanders Stimulus Plan: Cancel U.S. Student Debt to Boost Economy

Sanders Stimulus Plan: Cancel U.S. Student Debt to Boost Economy

Bernie Sanders caused a stir this week with his plan to tax Wall Street trades and use the cash to forgive student loans. One of his advisers makes the case for writing off those debts -- even if
Spain Socialists Concerned About Delay in Forming New Government

Spain Socialists Concerned About Delay in Forming New Government

Spain’s Socialists are starting to worry about their chances of lining up the political support they need to form a government before August.
How Theresa May’s Vacation Revelation Convinced Her on Climate Change

How Theresa May’s Vacation Revelation Convinced Her on Climate Change

British Prime Minister Theresa May only has a few weeks left in her job -- she’s decided to spend them trying to tackle climate change. A new law took effect Thursday committing the U.K. to reducing
The Data Behind the First Democratic Presidential Debate

The Data Behind the First Democratic Presidential Debate

Elizabeth Warren’s polling dominance did not translate into more time speaking during the debate on Wednesday. But prediction markets think she improved her chances of winning the Democratic
Polish Court Reforms Get New Rebuke in EU Court Opinion

Polish Court Reforms Get New Rebuke in EU Court Opinion

Poland suffered yet another rebuke over its sweeping judicial reforms after an adviser to the European Union’s top court said a disciplinary body set up to settle disputes concerning judges isn’t
Johnson Says Cabinet Must Commit to Oct. 31 Split: Brexit Update

Johnson Says Cabinet Must Commit to Oct. 31 Split: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance has shifted again. Hours after saying he’d take the U.K. out of the European Union on Oct. 31 “come what may,” the front-runner to be next prime minister said there was
Macron’s G-20 Climate Threat Melts Away Just Like the Ice Caps

Macron’s G-20 Climate Threat Melts Away Just Like the Ice Caps

Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit threatening to block the final communique if he didn’t get what he wanted on climate.
Vestager Tax Crusade Stutters as Hungary Wins EU Court Clash

Vestager Tax Crusade Stutters as Hungary Wins EU Court Clash

Hungary won a court fight with European Union regulators over a tax on advertising, in another setback for Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crusade against nations she says are gaming
Germany's Merkel Has Second Bout of Shaking During Ceremony

Germany's Merkel Has Second Bout of Shaking During Ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday had a second brief spell of shaking in just over a week, renewing questions over the state of her health.
Brexit Bulletin: Factually Challenged

Brexit Bulletin: Factually Challenged

Today in Brexit: Mark Carney is pulling up Boris Johnson on his facts.
Warren Emerges Unscathed as Democrats Put Differences on Display

Warren Emerges Unscathed as Democrats Put Differences on Display

Senator Elizabeth Warren stood center stage on the first night of the Democratic debate — and emerged unscathed. Her lower-polling rivals did nothing to knock her off course and didn’t challenge her
Debate Takeaways: Warren Up, No Breakout Star and a Health Feud

Debate Takeaways: Warren Up, No Breakout Star and a Health Feud

They skirmished over health care and immigration. They largely agreed on income inequality and climate change. With Democrats eager to narrow the field, Elizabeth Warren and nine lesser-ranked
Debate Exposes Split Among 2020 Democrats on Direction for Party

Debate Exposes Split Among 2020 Democrats on Direction for Party

The first Democratic president debate exposed ideological fissures within the party over how to remake the economy, fix immigration and confront big companies -- and whether the path to defeating
Brussels Edition: Trump vs Europe

Brussels Edition: Trump vs Europe

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A Ship and Its Crew Get Entangled in Trump-Xi Huawei Battle

A Ship and Its Crew Get Entangled in Trump-Xi Huawei Battle

Some of the people most eager to see a resolution in the U.S.-China trade conflict may be the crew of a ship circling in the East China Sea.