FROM Brian Blackstone
Eurozone Recession Drags On The once-thriving Eurozone is sinking fast, with the economy contracting for the sixth straight quarter. Germany's slight recovery has failed to offset recessions in France and Italy. Brian Blackstone reports from Frankfurt for the Wall Street Journal.
July Jobs Report May Signal a New Direction Some 247,000 Americans lost their jobs last month, but that's better than had been expected, and the unemployment rate actually declined by one tenth of a point, down to 9.4 percent. President Obama says, " The worst is behind us ." Brian Blackstone is economics correspondent for Dow Jones .
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.