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Iran Signals Respect From Trump Could Help Free U.S ...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested a show of respect from President Donald Trump could help yield a prisoner swap. “It is a ...

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US Hints at China Truce as World Warns of Trade-War Threat

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he's considering a trip to China amid a trade dispute with Beijing that finance chiefs warn could derail the global economic upswing. Mnuchin speaks during a briefing at the IMF spring meetings…

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Macron May Be Europe's Best Chance to Avert Trump's Trade Threat

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France's Emmanuel Macron lands in Washington Monday with a mission to take the edge off Donald Trump's “America First” foreign policy, for Europe at least. As Macron arrives for the first state visit of Trump's presidency, the U.S. leader…

Saturday, Apr 21

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Trump Hails `Big Progress' as Kim Vows to Extend Freeze on Tests

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U.S. President Donald Trump hailed “big progress” as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to halt nuclear testing, a largely symbolic gesture that appeared aimed at softening the ground for talks between the two leaders. Kim told a…

Friday, Apr 20

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Trump Told Putin He'd Visit Moscow After US Talks, Lavrov Says

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Donald Trump told Vladimir Putin he'd visit Moscow as he extended an invitation to the Kremlin leader to hold talks in Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. The U.S. president told Putin “he'd be happy to see him in the…

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Trump Is Not Nixon and North Korea Is Not China

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If you Google "Trump," "Nixon" and "China," you will find billions of pixels devoted to comparing the 37th president's breakthrough with Beijing to the potential summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. The parallel is understandable.…

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Large Area of Berlin Center Evacuated for WWII Bomb ...

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Berlin (AP) -- Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station ...

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Romanian President Condemns Cabinet Plan to Move Israel Embassy

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Romanian President Klaus Iohannis slammed the government for not consulting him before announcing a plan to move the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Iohannis, who according to the Romanian Constitution leads foreign policy and…

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Australia Has a 'Perfect Right' to Sail in South China Sea, Says PM

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Canberra, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister said his country has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested…

Thursday, Apr 19

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At Heart of Erdogan's Election Gamble Is a Divided Opposition

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught opponents off guard and divided with his call for snap elections, making it even more likely he'll emerge in a few weeks as Turkey's first all-powerful executive president. He had already changed election laws…

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Russian Missiles Alarm Israel, Stoking Risk of Next Syria Crisis

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Angered by last week's U.S. attack on Syria, Russia warned that there would be consequences. Only one of them was spelled out: The Kremlin said it may supply its Syrian ally with state-of-the-art air defenses. If the prospect rings alarm…

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May Defeated in Lords on Brexit, Signaling More Challenges Ahead

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The U.K.'s upper house voted against a key part of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy, inflicting a defeat on the government that could eventually push it toward keeping closer ties with the European Union. The defeat by a margin…

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Macron Wants to Save Europe. He'll Need to Save France First

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Emmanuel Macron announced his arrival on the world stage last May by grabbing hold of Donald Trump and not letting go. France's youngest-ever president had been in office for 11 days when they met at a NATO summit in Brussels. Trump is…

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Trump Says He'll Abandon Kim Talks If They're Not 'Fruitful'

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President Donald Trump said he'll abandon plans for an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if he decides it won't be successful -- or walk out of the meeting if it's not productive while he's there. “If we don't think…

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US and Japan to Intensify Bilateral Trade Talks Amid Tariffs

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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe committed Wednesday to intensify bilateral trade talks as the U.S. seeks to rewrite agreements with many of its biggest trading partners. Trump is pushing for an agreement that…

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Trump and Kim May Meet in Sweden or Switzerland, Sources Say

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Sweden and Switzerland are among the places the White House is considering for an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump confirmed on…

Lords Defeat May on Customs Union in Test of Brexit Plans

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Follow @Brexit on Twitter, join our Facebook group and sign up to our Brexit Bulletin. The U.K.'s upper house voted against a key part of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy, inflicting a defeat on the government that could…

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Turkish Lira, Stocks Rally After Snap Election Reinforces Stability

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Turkey's lira and stocks rallied, leading emerging-market peers, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's surprise move to call early elections fanned expectations for political stability and the end of expansionary fiscal and monetary…

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Erdogan Calls Snap Election for June; Lira, Stocks Rally

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called early elections, moving to consolidate his one-man rule a year earlier than scheduled. The vote will complete the transformation of the political system of the region's largest economy,…

Cuba After the Castros

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When Cuba's President Raul Castro hands over power today, the change will be more symbolic than substantive. The 86-year-old Castro will remain party leader until 2021 -- and his handpicked successor, Miguel Diaz-Canel, wasn't chosen for…

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The US Can Punish Assad, But Shouldn't Join the War

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The recent air strikes by U.S., French and U.K. forces on Syrian chemical-weapons facilities were justified, appropriately scaled and efficiently executed. But Bashar al-Assad is still in power, Russia and Iran are still backing him,…

Russia's War on Telegram Expands to Google, Amazon Battlefields

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Russia's attempts to ban access to the Telegram messaging service threaten to drag U.S. tech giants including Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. into the war with founder Pavel Durov as he turns to proxy servers to bypass the blocking…

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Cuba's Struggling Economy Needs a Jolt

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To survive in Cuba, Alejandro Menéndez has kept one step ahead of the Communist government's long reach. He used to shoot photographs for the alternative magazines that began to pop up when Raúl Castro assumed the presidency after his…

Tuesday, Apr 17

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China Takes Carrot-and-Stick Approach to US Trade Tensions

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China adopted a carrot and stick approach to the U.S. on Tuesday as the risk of a trade war between the two powerhouse economies continued to simmer. At the same time that Beijing promised foreign car makers such as Ford Motor Co. greater…

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Why Golf May Not Be Enough to Sustain Trump-Abe Bond This Time

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's five meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump have been relaxed affairs, marked by rounds of golf and warm praise. Their sixth encounter may be more tense. While the allies may get some green time…

Euro-Area Engine Sputters as German Downturn Risk Sharpens

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The euro area's economic expansion is standing on increasingly shaky ground after reports showed German investor confidence tumbling to its lowest level since late 2012 and the risk of a recession in the nation jumping. The sentiment gauge…

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VW to Tesla Set to Win From China Move to Remove Ownership Caps

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China will let foreign automakers from Volkswagen AG to Ford Motor Co. own more than 50 percent of local ventures, removing a two-decade restriction and giving a boost to global companies seeking to capture a greater share of the world's…

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At Least One German Recession Indicator Is Now Flashing Orange

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A sharp drop in industrial production and tumbling confidence indicators have prompted one think thank to raise the alarm over the risk of a slump in Europe's largest economy. The Dusseldorf-based Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) says…

Pound Hits Post-Brexit Vote High as Investors Look to ...

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The pound is the best-performing major currency this year, and some investors are positioning for further gains. Sterling touched its highest level against ...

Russia Steps Up Hacking, Spurring US-UK Warning on Risk

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Russia is using compromised computer-network equipment to attack U.S. and British companies and government agencies, the two countries warned in an unprecedented joint alert. The warning on Monday came from the U.S. Department of Homeland…