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  • Obama to Nominate Fundraiser Hartley as Envoy to France

    President Barack Obama plans to nominate Jane Hartley, a campaign fundraiser with close ties to the financial industry, as the next U.S. ambassador to France.

  • Obama Invokes D-Day Spirit for Modern Alliance

    Commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, President Barack Obama invoked the spirit of the World War II alliance that is now challenged by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the resulting turmoil in Ukraine.

  • North Korean Defector’s Low-Tech Tactics Make Him ‘Target Zero’

    Park Sang Hak rides in a minivan down the highway, speeding past signs for Pyongyang.

  • Apple, Microsoft Targets of Chinese Media in U.S. Spat

    China’s state-run media stepped up criticism of U.S. technology companies including Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. as tensions escalate over cyberspying and hacking allegations.

  • Taliban Swap Reflects Obama’s Drive to Close Gitmo Prison

    The prisoner swap that freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was part of a renewed push to deliver on President Barack Obama’s promise to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, two U.S. officials said.

  • Climate Treaty Like the One Gore Signed Isn't Coming Back: Ex-UN Climate Chief

    President Barack Obama's newly proposed power plant CO2 rules ignited coal-fired rage in some parts of the U.S. this week. From abroad comes muted applause and relief.The U.S. announcement could tilt the goal of UN climate change negotiations, away from an "international, legally binding" treaty, to a patchwork of national commitments. Pacts like the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. Senate blocked by a 95-0 vote in 1997, are probably a thing of the past, said former UN climate chief Yvo De Boer. He is now director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute in Seoul.De Boer and I spoke last week about the Obama administration's plans and the highly anticipated UN negotiations in Paris at the end of 2015. Preliminary talks are being held in Bonn, beginning today.Q: Is it still realistic for climate negotiators to want an "international, legally binding" treaty? Was it ever realistic if the U.S. always opposed one? A: If a country enters into a legally-binding commitment and they back away from it, what do you

  • D-Day Warmth Belies Tensions in U.S.-France Ties

    France is selling weapons to Russia in defiance of American efforts to isolate President Vladimir Putin. The U.S. is preparing to slap France’s largest bank with a fine that could top $10 billion. French government ministers have sought to derail General Electric Co.’s bid for France’s top energy-equipment maker.

  • Doctors Shift Money to Democrats as More Women Join Field

    Once a key Republican constituency, U.S. doctors have shifted their campaign contributions to Democrats as more women enter the field and more doctors move from being small business owners to hospital employees.

  • MetLife Seeks to Slip Yellen Squeeze as AIG Embraces Fed

    Steven Kandarian got MetLife Inc. out of banking to escape Federal Reserve oversight. Now, the insurer is fighting again to avoid the central bank’s reach.

  • Coal-Fired Plant in Kosovo Tests World Bank Clean-Air Pledge

    The smokestacks at Kosovo’s oldest power station tower over decaying buildings and a tangle of rusty pipes, polluting the Balkan countryside and posing the first test of the World Bank’s pledge to avoid coal.

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