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The President's promise of steel and aluminum tariffs rattled global markets
President Donald Trump argued Friday that trade wars can be good, even though his promise of steel and aluminum tariffs rattled markets.

Analysis: Now Trump's White House chaos is rocking the world
The chaos and bombast that have driven President Donald Trump's White House into its deepest crisis yet just burst America's borders.

Opinion: Trump's allies are worried about him
Not since Richard Nixon started talking to the portraits on the walls of the West Wing has a president seemed so alone against the world, writes Gloria Borger.

A social media tycoon is now China's richest man

Beer and cars could get more expensive because of Trump tariffs

Kroger won't sell guns to anyone under 21 years old

India is growing faster than China again

Spotify files for a $1 billion IPO

  Russia to expel 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning standoff
Russia said it would also withdraw permission for Britain to open a general consulate in St Petersburg and would close the British Council in Russia.
Voters share their hopes for Russian election
Around the country, many young voters want change but Vladimir Putin is expected to win Sunday's presidential election.
North Korea uses pirate tactics to earn millions from sanction busting
U.N. expert Hugh Griffiths says North Korea has borrowed tactics used during 18th century piracy to evade sanctions and earn millions.
Army of non-voters rallies behind Putin's main foe as Russian election looms
Alexei Navalny is mobilizing an army of election observers ahead of the vote that supporters call a foregone conclusion in favor of President Vladimir Putin.
Saudi women finally get behind the wheel and learn how to drive
Thousands of women have signed up for driving lessons in Saudi Arabia as the ban on women drivers is expected to be lifted in June.
Trump-linked consultants harvested data from millions on Facebook
Cambridge Analytica, a company that profiled voters for Donald Trump's campaign, allegedly gathered information on millions via a survey on Facebook.
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South Africa sings in the anti-corruption chorus

South Africa sings in the anti-corruption chorusOn March 16, Jacob Zuma of South Africa became the latest current or former leader of a democracy to be charged with corruption. Mr. Zuma, who was forced to step down as president last month by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), faces charges related to a government arms deal in the late 1990s, before he was elected.

No, the Irish were not slaves in the Americas

No, the Irish were not slaves in the AmericasYou might hear, for instance, that St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland (they were never there in the first place), that the color historically associated with him is green (it's actually blue), that he evangelized with a four-leaf clover (three leaves, to represent the Trinity), or that an Irish monk ?discovered? America 500 years before Columbus (utter bollocks). It?s the claim that Irish people were slaves in the Americas, particularly the British West Indies, and that they were treated just as badly as ? or worse than ? their African counterparts. ?I conservatively estimate that tens of millions of people have been exposed to ?Irish slaves? disinformation in one form or another on social media,? says Liam Hogan, a research librarian in Limerick, Ireland, who has led efforts to debunk this myth.

Global decline in democracy? The lesson from India may be 'Not so fast.'

Global decline in democracy? The lesson from India may be 'Not so fast.'When the Indian filmmaker Sanjay Bhansali announced the nationwide release early this year of his film ?Padmaavat? ? a historical drama based on the legend of a 14th century Rajput queen who along with 16,000 women of the Rajput caste chose to die by self-immolation rather than bow down to the Muslim sultan of Delhi ? it enraged India?s Rajput community and other conservative political forces. As the governments of four conservative states enacted bans of the film in the interest of public safety, some rights activists and proponents of freedom of expression warned that the rage was nothing less than an attack on India?s democracy. Recommended: How well do you know India?

For Putin, an election win will be easy. The next six years, a lot harder.

For Putin, an election win will be easy. The next six years, a lot harder.After nearly two turbulent decades in power, Vladimir Putin on Sunday will be overwhelmingly handed another six-year term by Russian voters, one that may prove his most challenging yet and which ? under Russia's current constitution ? should be his last. Few Russian leaders have lasted as long or more radically changed the face of this gargantuan and unwieldy country than Mr. Putin. Today's Russia, with all of its strengths and flaws, is very much the product of Putin's priorities.

  Andrew McCabe: Ex-FBI deputy director gave notes to Russia inquiry
The memos could support claims of obstruction of justice against President Trump, US media say.
Russia spy row: UK lab could be poison source, says ambassador
Comments by Russia's ambassador to the EU are dismissed as "nonsense" by the Foreign Office.
Miami bridge: Meeting over crack held hours before collapse
An engineer told officials there were no safety concerns about the bridge hours before it collapsed.
Sri Lanka violence: Nationwide state of emergency lifted
The measure was in place earlier this month to stop violent attacks against Muslims by Buddhist
Russia goes to the polls in presidential election
Vladimir Putin seeks another six-year term, facing off against seven other candidates.
Brazil ex-football star Romario seeks Rio state governor post
The former Brazil star and 1994 World Cup winner is running for governor in the troubled Rio state.
Prince Albert II of Monaco: Conmen use fake prince to extract money
The aim of the stings was to obtain money transfers to foreign bank accounts, reports say.
Russia spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russia claims
Moscow said the Czech Republic was one of four nations most likely to have made a deadly nerve agent.
Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data
A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.
Everest clean-up campaign aims to airlift 100 tonnes of waste
Piles of rubbish collected by local guides are being shipped to the capital for recycling.
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Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls
ZELENODOLSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russians voted in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a runaway victory, the only possible blemish for the Kremlin being if large numbers of voters do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable.

Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England.

Maduro challenger shakes up Venezuela's presidential vote
CARACAS (Reuters) - At each other's throats for two decades, militants of Venezuela's socialist state and opposition seldom agree on anything. Yet mention the name of presidential candidate Henri Falcon, and both are liable to spit.

China propaganda kicks into overdrive as 'helmsman' Xi re-anointed president
BEIJING (Reuters) - With pictures of ecstatic citizens standing in applause, happily tearful legislators and even a social media game, China's propaganda drive has kicked into high gear following Xi Jinping's unanimous reappointment as president.

Thousands more Syrians flee their homes as two battles rage
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians streamed out of their towns on Saturday to escape battles in the north and south of Syria, where two different offensives have prompted an exodus in recent days.