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How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.

Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

WASHINGTON Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to wake the commander in chief.

Nov 22 2017

Special Report: In modernizing nuclear arsenal, U.S. stokes new arms race

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama rode into office in 2009 with promises to work toward a nuclear-free world. His vow helped win him the Nobel Peace Prize that year.

RussiaNov 21 2017

Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan. | Video

U.S., HealthNov 21 2017

Italian banks face long, uphill road to modernization

MILAN Bailed-out Monte dei Paschi, the world's oldest bank and a bastion of tradition dating back to 1472, has entered the realms of virtual reality. It's an unlikely sign of the times.

Nov 20 2017

Special Report: Ivanka Trump and the fugitive from Panama

By Ned Parker, Stephen Grey, Stefanie Eschenbacher, Roman Anin, Brad Brooks and Christine Murray

Russia, Nov 17 2017

Special Report: Twice burned - How Mt. Gox's bitcoin customers could lose again

TOKYO When Mt. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin trading exchange, collapsed in early 2014, more than 24,000 customers around the world lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency and cash.

Nov 16 2017

Special Report: How a defrocked judge became the chief legal enforcer for Maduro's Venezuela

CARACAS Last March, Chief Justice Maikel Moreno shocked Venezuela when his Supreme Court nullified the powers of the National Assembly and transferred them to the 32-judge tribunal.

World, Nov 15 2017

Oil seen as real prize of Iran's Kurdish adventure

By Ahmed Rasheed, Dmitry Zhdannikov and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

World, IraqNov 14 2017

Special Report: Lead poisoning lurks in scores of New York areas

NEW YORK In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning. | Video

Nov 14 2017

In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised “big, beautiful fat tax cuts.” | Video