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An Ohio Free Trade Champion Just Introduced a Measure That Could Kill the TPP

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is a free trade champion. But he's introduced a measure that could kill a massive Asian trade partnership.


Money Keeps Moving Toward Somalia, Sometimes In Suitcases

Some financial companies in the U.S. resort to carrying cash on airplanes to keep remittances flowing to needy Somalis.


Is a Strong Ruble Enough to Save Russia's Faltering Economy?

Russia’s currency had a record-breaking April, but good news for the broader Russian economy will be harder to find.


No Deal in Sight for Greece

As Athens blows through another deadline, a compromise agreement with the country’s European creditors looks further away than ever.


11 Greek Puns and Portmanteaus of Tomorrow, Today!

Get ready for the Gremageddon, the Grexodus, and the Grepidemic.


A Red Bull (Market) Doesn’t Give You Wings

As China’s economic numbers get worse and worse, why does its stock market keep climbing?


Are Kenya's Efforts to Prevent Another Terrorist Attack Helping or Hurting?

Nairobi’s widespread crackdown after the Garissa university massacre sparks concern that it will cause even more suffering.


Ruble on the Rebound

Russia’s currency has strengthened more than any other this year. What does that mean for the West’s plan to pressure Moscow out of Ukraine?


Playing the Putin Card

What’s behind the Greek prime minister’s dalliance with Moscow?

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