Senate Votes to Raise Debt Limit and Approves $15 Billion in Hurricane Relief

The Republican-led chamber reluctantly approved the new debt ceiling after the surprising deal reached by President Trump and the Democratic leadership on Wednesday.

France Unveils Contentious Labor Overhaul in Big Test for Macron

By AURELIEN BREEDEN August 31, 2017 PARIS — The French government announced on Thursday a plan to overhaul the labor code, a highly awaited and contentious effort to loosen regulations and stimulate the economy that has been met with opposition from...

Japan’s Economy Grows Again, in Longest Streak in 11 Years

By JONATHAN SOBLE August 13, 2017 TOKYO — Japan’s economy grew more strongly than expected in the second quarter, extending the longest streak of uninterrupted growth in 11 years, government data showed on Monday. And the really good news: Much...