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Will Angela Merkel get a ‘win-win deal’ at the G-20?

US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the Group of 20 top industrial and developing countries arrived Thursday in Hamburg.

EU vs Google: Who’s the boss?

After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

Will the Vatican finally excommunicate the mafia?

Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.

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