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Putin signs decree to increase Russia's armed forces to 1.9 million
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:50

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday which said Russia's armed forces numbered just over 1.9 million people, including over 1 mil...

France’s political extremes have fallen on hard times
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:48

Unsubmissive Mélenchon“MAKE the most noise possible,” urged Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a radical-left politician, before a crowd this autumn. Saucepan-...

Why Russia might actually be better off quitting the OPEC deal
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:56

The world's largest oil exporter could be poised to back out of a widely anticipated extension to global supply cuts, Chris Weafer, senior partne...

Airport heist: The rules on allocating take-off and landing slots favour incumbents
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:26

Print section Print Rubric:  The rules on how slots are allocated need a shake-up ...

When an Amateur Challenges a ​Chess Grandmaster
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:40

Self-described "obsessive learner" Max Deutsch challenged grandmaster Magnus Carlsen to a game of chess. What could possibly go wrong? Video: George D...

Notorious Mob Boss Salvatore 'Toto' Riina Dies at Age 87
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:20

Italian media say Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina died while serving multiple life sentences. He was 87 years old. WSJ.com: Wha...

Was there Kremlin cyber-espionage in UK referendum and US election?
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:23

Russian twitter accounts posted more than 45,000 messages about Brexit in 48 hours during last year's referendum. BBC News - Europe

JPMorgan broke money-laundering rules, Swiss regulator says
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:21

It was unclear what action, if any, the Swiss regulator had taken against JPMorgan. Europe News

Italy Berlusconi: Ex-wife to pay back €60m in alimony
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:07

An Italian court says his ex-wife has enough money to support herself and does not need alimony. BBC News - Europe

Norway Considers Pulling Its $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Out of Oil Stocks
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:15

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund said it may stop buying oil and gas stocks, a move that would deprive the energy sector of investment from a $ 1 tri...

What's Next For the House Tax Reform Bill?
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:42

The House of Representatives passed a big multi-year tax cut and tax reform bill on Thursday. It's been more than thirty years since there was a reall...

Saudi officials reportedly offer freedom to arrested royals — in exchange for 70% of their wealth
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:41

Saudi authorities are negotiating a price for the freedom of princes and businessmen held over allegations of corruption, the Financial Times reported...

US department stores are killing themselves by not innovating, Harrods chief says
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:09

US department stores have struggled to attract shoppers because they've failed to introduce new ideas, the managing director of Harrods says. Eu...

Tax Overhaul Faces Tough Road Before Holiday Break
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:10

Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) said he opposes the current tax bill, marking a setback to GOP efforts to quickly pass a bill. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explai...

Charting a new German foreign policy
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:18

IT WAS a heart-warming moment in the freezing wind of the Alsatian mountains. On November 10th the presidents of Germany and France, Frank-Walter Stei...

U.K. Faces Hurdles on Path to a Free-Trade Era
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:55

British leaders envision a free-trade bonanza from Brexit, but they confront some thorny challenges in just keeping the global trade benefits Britain ...

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe: From Freedom Fighter to International Pariah
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:02

The placement under house arrest this week of 93-year old Robert Mugabe could mark the end of his 37 years as leader of Zimbabwe. We show how the earl...

German coalition talks delayed until Friday — sources
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:50

German coalition talks have been delayed until noon on Friday, according to sources. Europe News

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:46

Five people are still missing after flash floods caused by heavy rain left 15 dead near Athens. BBC News - Europe

A challenge to Turkey’s Erdogan
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:40

TO STEP into the ring with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s bruiser of a president, takes courage and self-belief. Meral Aksener has plenty of both. A...

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