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French Turn on Macron, as They Grow Impatient for Results

CIVRAY, France — The cheese lady, the melon man, the retiree downing his morning glass, the olive seller, the housewife sipping coffee and the village mayor submerged by constituents’ unpaid bills — all agreed that their country’s [...]

News Analysis: Pope Francis Embraces Silence as Calls Grow for Response to Allegations

ROME — As a clamor builds for Pope Francis to respond to the stunning allegations by his former ambassador in Washington that he covered up abuse and lied about a meeting with a prominent opponent to same-sex marriage, the pontiff [...]

Worries Grow in Singapore Over China’s Calls to Help ‘Motherland’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] With ethnic Chinese constituting a majority of Singapore’s population, some fear the country could be an especially tantalizing target for China’s influence. Source: NYT > World

Visa Shows Strength as Electronic Payments Grow

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payment company that is expected to outperform the market during the next 12 months and provide a strong return for investors, according to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a boutique investment firm that specializes [...]
‘They Eat Money’: How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption
“We were happy,” Mr. Ncongwane said, adding, in hindsight, “although we were happy for a crook.” In 2012, Mr. Zwane and agricultural department officials arrived in Vrede to promote the dairy farm project. Flanked by the council [...]
Calls for FBI to investigate Dana Rohrabacher’s meeting with Julian Assange grow
Just to be clear, I am an advocate of political and corporate transparency. So too, I would imagine, are many of Julian Assange’s supporters. Do you know who doesn’t support transparency, though? Julian Assange. Sure, he supports transparency [...]
Fears grow that Trump could ignore Congress on spending
Lawmakers and activists are preparing for the possibility that President Donald Trump’s administration, in its zeal to slash the federal budget, will take the rare step of deliberately not spending all the money Congress gives it — [...]
Wealthy Qatar Weathers Siege, but Personal and Political Costs Grow
A small thumb-shaped country that protrudes into the Persian Gulf, Qatar depends on Saudi Arabia for its only land border, which is now closed. Camels and migrant workers caught on the wrong side of the frontier when the crisis erupted [...]
Fears Grow That U.S. Is Inching Toward Bigger Role in Syria War
Russia has retaliated by threatening to treat American planes as targets; in a dramatic “Top Gun”-style maneuver on Monday, one of Moscow’s jets buzzed within five feet of an American spy plane. None of these encounters [...]
The Trump administration just helped a pro-Trump media empire grow
This article originally appeared on Media Matters. Thanks to the deregulatory efforts of President Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Committee, the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on May 8th that it will purchase dozens [...]