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Iraq's Kurds Seek Independence: What Impact for Oil ...

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Geopolitical risks abound as oil-rich region is set to vote Iraq’s Kurdish provinces plan to vote in a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, a poll ...

Trump Says He’s Made His Iran Deal Decision

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President Donald Trump said he’s made a decision on whether the U.S. will continue to abide by the Iran nuclear deal, but refused to say whether he intends to quit the accord, stand by it or seek to add new constraints on the Islamic…

Iranian President Blasts U.S. Effort to Change 2015 ...

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani rejected any U.S.-led effort to alter the 2015 nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump has labeled “the worst ...

Why Sanctions Against North Korea Are Causing Pain in ...

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Trump has threatened a trade war if China fails to rein in Kim Along China’s border with North Korea, residents are more worried about feeding their ...

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Erdogan Ready to Send More Troops to Syria, Praises Russian Role

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Turkey is ready to send more troops into Syria, where it’s working with Russia to bring an end to more than six years of civil war, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “Our soldiers on the border are ready for a mission at any moment,’’…

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Fed to Shrink Assets Next Month, Boost Rates by Year End

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The Federal Reserve moved to dismantle a pillar of crisis-era support for the world’s biggest economy and stuck with its forecast to raise interest rates again this year, saying hurricane damage won’t derail an otherwise healthy expansion …

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Senators' Deal Makes Tax Cuts More Likely, May Limit Their ...

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Senate Republicans say a preliminary budget deal this week that will allow for a major, deficit-increasing tax cut improved their chances of passing a tax ...

Jimmy Kimmel Spat Shows Confusion Over Rushed Health Bill ...

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The public dispute between TV comedian Jimmy Kimmel and Senate sponsors of a plan to replace Obamacare underscores how little is known about changes the ...

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Abe Says Kim Jong Un Is Worse Than Any Dictator Since Cold ...

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stepped up his rhetoric against North Korea in a speech to the United Nations on Wednesday, saying Kim Jong Un was being ...

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World Leaders Push More Inclusive Approach to ...

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Global political and business leaders defended trade and globalization while acknowledging that countries must do more to address the concerns of people ...

Abbas Says Trump May Have Mideast ‘On the Verge’ of Peace ...

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s diplomatic efforts in the Mideast give him confidence that the ...

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Balance of Power: Trump Warning Drags Iran Back Into Spotlight

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President Donald Trump wants the festering dispute between a Saudi-led coalition and Qatar ended, quickly. So when it looked like the kingdom was weighing military action against the tiny emirate earlier this year, Trump warned leaders in…

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For Trump Aides Caught in Russia Probe, Legal Bills and Paranoia

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Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. Four months as a communications adviser to Donald Trump's campaign have turned Michael Caputo's life upside down. Since congressional…

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Trump Warned Saudis Off Military Move on Qatar

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Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates considered military action in the early stages of their ongoing dispute with Qatar before Donald…

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It’s Bailout-Review Time in Greece and Markets Are Wary—Again

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IMF demands on Greek banks, debt relief among review issues The moment of reckoning may soon be upon Greece. As the country enters the final year of its bailout, questions remain on whether it will be able to stand on its own feet when the…

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Jimmy Kimmel Rips Into GOP Health Bill for Failing 'Kimmel ...

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The last-ditch Republican effort to replace Obamacare suffered a bruising verbal assault Tuesday night from TV comedian Jimmy Kimmel, whose emotional ...

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German Coalition Options: Political Reality, Risk ...

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s opinion-poll lead of close to 15 percentage points is shifting the focus in the final days before the German election to the ...

Five Charts Show Pessimism in U.K. Stocks as Brexit Talks ...

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As the pound surges on mounting expectations of a U.K. interest-rate rise, and British politicians wrangle over Brexit strategy, five charts show the ...

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Modi's Jobs Problem Threatens Quest to Lower Inequality in India

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a jobs problem. He swept to power three years ago promising India’s poor and middle classes he’d restore their "dignity" after years of swelling inequality, with job creation central to his pitch. But now,…

Manafort Urges Justice Department to Release Any Wiretaps ...

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Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, called on the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate leaks after ...

Wednesday, Sep 20

Trump Will Use Campaign Funds to Pay for Russia Legal ...

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President Donald Trump will use money donated to his campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his personal legal bills related to ...

Qatar Emir Takes Case to the UN Amid Saudi-Led Embargo

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Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani urged leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to back his request for talks to end the months-long crisis between his country and a Saudi-led coalition. The “unjust” economic blockade of…

Israel's Netanyahu Calls on World to Change or Cancel Iran Deal

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to change or cancel a nuclear deal with Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump called the agreement “an embarrassment to the United States.” Netanyahu, who praised…

Japan’s Abe May Perform a Tax U-Turn For Snap Election

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won two elections by promising to put off a tax hike. Now he’s betting that doing the opposite will lead to victory. The premier may try to allay voter concerns about raising the nation’s sales tax…

Tuesday, Sep 19

McConnell Won't Promise Obamacare Repeal Vote as Foes ...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to promise a vote on Republicans’ last-ditch proposal to repeal Obamacare as Democrats and other opponents ...

Senate GOP Has 12 Days to Repeal Obamacare and No Room for Error

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Senate Republicans making one last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare have the daunting task of assembling 50 votes for an emotionally charged bill with limited details on how it would work, what it would cost and how it would affect health…

Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea in the Event of War

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Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. President Donald Trump told world leaders in his first address to the United Nations that North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is a…

The US Will Act on North Korea Missiles That Pose a Threat, Mattis Says

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The U.S. military is ready to take action against missiles from North Korea that pose a threat to America or its allies, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said. North Korea has fired two missiles over Japan in the past month, both of which…

Monday, Sep 18

Republicans Make Last-Gasp Push to Repeal Obamacare ...

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Senate Republicans are making one last desperation push to repeal Obamacare but face significant challenges to get it done before a final deadline at the ...

Cohn Tells World Leaders U.S. Will Exit Paris Climate Deal ...

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Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser, Gary ...

UN ‘Club’ Trump Derided Forges Unexpected Alliance on Key Issues

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President Donald Trump, who derided the United Nations as a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time” after his election, is surprising veterans of the global body by leaning on it to help carry out his foreign policy…

German Election Gets Personal as Far-Right Targets Merkel's Ally

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In 2015, as Europe struggled with the biggest influx of refugees since World War II, Martin Patzelt threw open the doors of his home outside Berlin to two young men from Eritrea. Two years later, that humanitarian gesture might cost him…

Sunday, Sep 17

Tillerson Vows 'Peaceful Pressure Campaign' Against North Korea

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The U.S. seeks a peaceful resolution but is prepared to use military force if diplomatic efforts fail to end the nuclear standoff with North Korea, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “If our diplomatic efforts fail, though, our…

Trump Jr. Should Testify Under Oath on Russia, Feinstein Says

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President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr., should testify under oath to a Senate panel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. Parrying…

Trump Hypes Mock Video of Golf Ball Seen Striking Clinton ...

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Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump has retweeted a mock video that shows him striking a golf ball that — in the next frame — seemingly hits ...

EU Sees U.S Re-Engaged in Paris Deal; White House Says No Change

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The European Union said President Donald Trump’s administration is shifting its approach to a landmark global agreement on climate change, an assertion which was quickly denied by the White House. The U.S. signaled that it’s no longer…

Saturday, Sep 16

May's Deputy Says Tories Weren't Ready to Fight in U.K ...

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Theresa May’s Conservative Party wasn’t ready to fight the snap U.K. election when she called it, one of her closest allies has said, in a new autopsy ...

Trump Sets Aside UN Distrust to Seek Allies on North Korea ...

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President Donald Trump will embark on a whirlwind series of meetings next week at the United Nations General Assembly to make two big asks of the world ...

Facebook Has Told Mueller More About Russian Ad Spending, Source Says

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Facebook Inc. has given special counsel Robert Mueller extra details on political ad spending from a Russian group that tried to sow discord online ahead of last year's U.S. presidential election, according to a person familiar with the…

U.K.'s Johnson Returns to Brexit Debate Before Key May ...

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson threw himself back into the Brexit debate by penning a newspaper article that outlines what he called a "glorious ...