Scandal-hit South Africa leader says doing job 'very well'
Scandal-hit South African leader laughs at criticism, says he is doing his job 'very well'
Saudi Arabia's next king is a young, ambitious risk taker
At age 31, Mohammed bin Salman's sudden appointment Wednesday to the position of crown prince places the man regarded as a bold and ambitious risk taker first in line to the Saudi throne
Sao Paulo follows Rio's lead and cuts Carnival funds
Sao Paulo mayor Joao Doria announced Tuesday night his decision to slash public funding for the city's annual Carnival
Is Nike joining the Amazon roster?
Sporting goods store stocks hit 52-week low after Goldman Sachs reports indications that Nike is closing in on a deal to sell the swoosh on Amazon.com
Greece's Tsipras lays out prospect of bond market return
Greece's prime minister says his financially struggling country will "very soon" be in a position to tap bond markets again, testing investor sentiment for the first time since 2014
Puerto Rico families fight, flee a surge in foreclosures
An average of 14 families are losing their homes every day to foreclosure in Puerto Rico, more than double the rate a decade ago as the island faces a real estate crash worse than the one that sparked the Great Recession on the U.S. mainland
Today in History
Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2017. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 12:24 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlights in History: On June 21, 1942, German forces led by Generaloberst (Colonel General) Erwin Rommel captured the Libyan city of Tobruk
Poll: More Russians skeptical about Putin's economic course
An opinion poll says an increasing share of Russians have become disillusioned with President Vladimir Putin's ability to improve the economy and curb rampant corruption
As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK
When Britain voted to leave the European Union a year ago, one of the main arguments made by proponents of Brexit was that the country was being held back by the sclerotic economic performance of many of its neighbors across the English Channel
Dispute over apartheid-era bailout escalates in South Africa
South Africa's central bank is objecting to calls by the state watchdog agency for changes to be made in the way the bank is run, in escalating fallout from a bank bailout during the apartheid era