Befriended by Trump, Populists in Europe’s East Brace for Change

Populist and authoritarian politicians in Central Europe, who viewed President Trump as a valuable ally, are bracing for the incoming Biden administration’s new stress on…

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Chinese Dissidents Back Trump’s Claims of Election Fraud

HONG KONG—Some of China’s most influential dissidents and human-rights activists based in the U.S., who approve of the Trump administration’s tough line on Beijing, have…

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Judge Hands Eliot Spitzer Victory in 7-Year Legal Fight With Hank Greenberg

A New York judge threw out a defamation lawsuit filed by former American International Group Inc. chief Maurice “Hank” Greenberg against former state Attorney General…

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PPP Was a Fraudster Free-for-All, Investigators Say

Evidence is growing that many organizations took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program’s open-door design, according to government officials and public data, after Congress set…

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Russia Tightens Tax Loophole as Kremlin Seeks to Plug Budget Gap

MOSCOW—The economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the Kremlin to clamp down on tax avoidance and close an offshore loophole popular with…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s Son Faces Graft Charges

SÃO PAULO—Brazilian prosecutors have filed graft charges against the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, ratcheting up pressure on the conservative leader who came to power…

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Tanzanian President Wins in Widely Disputed Landslide

Tanzanian President John Magufuli won a second term in a landslide, election officials said, following a chaotic vote slammed as fraudulent by human-rights groups and…

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Former Transportation Executive Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

The former president of a Maryland transportation company was sentenced to four years in federal prison for participating in a scheme to bribe an official…

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A Corporate Feud Stings London Stock Market, Global Banks

To understand the origins of a multibillion-dollar collapse of a corporate empire, consider a pair of Bentleys that were gifts to two brothers at the…

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