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October 19, 2018 10:02 PM European and Asian Nations Join U.S.’s Economic Pushback Against China

Free-market countries align to counter Beijing’s state-backed capitalism, particularly its Belt-and-Road Initiative The U.S. campaign to counter China’s efforts to project its economic clout got a boost from European and Asian countries, which also want to capitalize on Washington’s fight with Beijing. The 28-member European Union, Norway, Switzerland 87

September 23, 2018 9:24 AM UK opposition Labour plans to give workers a third of seats on company boards

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party would require large companies to reserve at least one third of the seats on their boards for workers, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday. Labour said in a statement that the current corporate governance structure which gives priority to shareholder interests over others was feeding a short-term 62

September 19, 2018 6:01 PM U2's Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland. Bono and the pope spoke for more than 30 minutes at a meeting to team up the rock star’s ONE organization, a global campaign and advocacy organization 86

March 8, 2018 11:48 PM Trump Tariff Plan Challenges Trade System U.S. Helped Build

The plan is forcing World Trade Organization members to grapple with flaws in the global body President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum threaten a world-trading regime already battered by mounting protectionism and its struggle to tame China’s state-driven capitalism. Mr. Trump is expected to sign a proclamation this week outlining 77

February 27, 2018 9:53 PM Why ‘Deaths of Despair’ May Be a Warning Sign for America

Two Princeton economists share their provocative theory in this episode of Moving Upstream Two Princeton economists are sounding off on what they consider to be warning signs of a crisis of American capitalism. Prof. Anne Case and Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton see increases in suicides and other “deaths of despair”—particularly among middle-aged 56

October 28, 2017 2:06 PM Why Nazis And White Supremacists Are Putting The Fear In Middle Tennessee This Weekend

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. ― In post-Charlottesville America, any large gathering of racists and fascists becomes both spectacle and specter. The threat of violence is omnipresent. Locals must “brace” themselves for “chaos and bloodshed.” Everyone dreads “another Charlottesville.” Dread is what Nazis want. In two small cities near Nashville in Middle Tennessee 400 1

October 19, 2017 6:56 AM New Zealand gets liberal govt led by Ardern month after vote

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is getting a liberal government under challenger Jacinda Ardern after a small party said Thursday it would join her coalition following an election nearly a month ago. At 37 years old, Ardern will be the nation’s youngest leader in more than 150 years. She has been compared to other young, charismatic leaders such as President 87

October 18, 2017 5:06 AM Why the world is watching Xi Jinping and China’s party congress

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. By the time you read this, one of the most important global political events of the next five years — if not longer — will have begun: the 19th National Congress 105

September 15, 2017 4:34 PM A Campus Conservative’s Year Facing Anger, Doxing and Intimidation

It cost more than $600,000 for security so that Ben Shapiro could safely deliver a fairly conventional conservative speech at UC Berkeley on Thursday night. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Shapiro (an orthodox Jew and #NeverTrump conservative) was heavily targeted with anti-Semetic attacks by the alt-right. He was nevertheless greeted on the Berkeley 78

August 22, 2017 12:57 PM The Finance 202: Business leaders not sacrificing much by dumping Trump

President Donald Trump meets with manufacturing CEOs on February 23. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Don’t go lining up the Profile in Courage awards for American CEOs just yet. Those who quit President Trump’s business councils last week to protest his handling of the Charlottesville horror have enjoyed heaps of praise. The resignations caused the collapse 108