President Trump adopted his usual defiant posture two days after a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The American leader also called his critics deranged.
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Tongue-lashings from North Korea's Kim underscore shift in focus to economy
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's strident rebukes of officials during recent trips to industrial sites were aimed at rallying support at home for his economic drive and convincing outsiders about his willingness to denuclearize.
Blackstone posts 55 percent rise in second quarter earnings per share
Blackstone Group LP , the largest manager of alternative assets such as private equity and real estate, said on Thursday second-quarter earnings per share rose 55 percent from one year ago.
EU readies new trade retaliation list before Trump visit
The European Union's trade commissioner said on Thursday she hopes an EU mission to Washington will ease a transatlantic trade dispute but the bloc is preparing a list of U.S. imports to hit if the United States imposes tariffs on EU cars.
Thailand's cave boys wake up at home for first time in weeks
Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at dawn to take part in a religious ceremony.
Switzerland seeks to regain cryptocurrency crown
Swiss regulators are stepping up efforts to halt an exodus of cryptocurrency projects from the country, after two of only a handful of banks active in the nascent sector shut their doors on it in the last year.
Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law
Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid.
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A self-styled "Global Business Coalition" of industry groups has urged the Group of 20 leading economies to counter threats to global free trade.
Fireworks are expected in U.S. Congress on Thursday when lawmakers question Kathy Kraninger, a senior government official and President Donald Trump's pick to lead the consumer watchdog created after the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
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