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French Pickle
French Pickle
BNP Paribas Saga Ends in Record Fine

France’s largest bank is hit with billions in fines for trading with Sudan, Iran, and others.

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Hollande's Top Priority: Save BNP

Francois Hollande is pleading with President Obama to intervene in the investigation of French bank BNP Paribas over its alleged sanctions-busting behavior. While President Obama is right to demur, we shouldn’t lose sight of what a huge deal this is.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

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