Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case

Jan 22, 2018

A former oil executive has been sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official has received a lengthy prison term in a major corruption case

Trust in US institutions down dramatically, survey finds

Jan 22, 2018

A survey finds that trust in government, media and other institutions in the United States is down sharply despite a rebounding economy and record highs in the stock market

Asian stocks mixed after US government shutdown

Jan 22, 2018

Asian stock markets are mixed after global investors shrugged off the US government shutdown

Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Jan 22, 2018

Shutdown continues into workweek, as Senate talks drag on

Oxfam highlights sharp inequality as Davos elite gathers

Jan 22, 2018

A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands only has to work for four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in her entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday.

The Latest: German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

Jan 21, 2018

Germany's Social Democrats have voted to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a key step toward ending political gridlock and forming a new government

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

Jan 21, 2018

Iran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy

Mick Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

Jan 21, 2018

Trump's budget chief finds himself in the middle of another shutdown, arguing against it this time

The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

Jan 21, 2018

A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan for ending the federal shutdown is on track to occur by early Monday

Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

Jan 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, has been at the center of the last two government shutdowns, first as a GOP lawmaker and then as director of the Office of Management of Budget

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