Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has faced pressure from US President Donald Trump for fairer trade

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan Wins Crucial Election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe put doubts about his political future to rest on Thursday by winning an overwhelming victory over challenger Shigeru Ishiba for the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, consolidating control of the party and all but ensuring another three-year term as leader of his country.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled the country's new sovereign bolivar -- along with a raft of economic reform measures -- ahead of a currency relaunch

Venezuela: Businesses to Close Following 60-Fold Minimum Wage Increase

Venezuela is set to face further economic turmoil after socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro announced economic reforms that include lopping five zeroes off the value of the Bolivar currency and increasing the country’s minimum wage by 3,500 percent this weekend.

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Democrats’ Identity Politics Defeats Establishment Joe Crowley

Democratic leader Rep. Joe Crowley scored 100 percent on a progressive scorecard, but he lost his seat in a racially-charged primary to a Latino candidate who touted her far-left economic pitch as often as she described herself as a Latino.

A group of protesters chant slogans at the old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 25, 2018. Protesters in the Iranian capital swarmed its historic Grand Bazaar on Monday, news agencies reported, and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls in apparent anger over the Islamic Republic's troubled economy, months …

Iran: Unknown ‘Large Number’ of Arrests as Protests Hit Second Day

Protests against Iran’s regime continued for a second day on Tuesday in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar as Iranians railed against the government for its foreign and economic policies, while the Islamic Republic’s government said the uprisings were merely a fabrication as part of “foreign media propaganda.”

Iranians shop at Tehran's ancient Grand Bazaar on January 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Protesters Swarm Iran’s Grand Bazaar in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran — Protesters in the Iranian capital reportedly swarmed its historic Grand Bazaar on Monday and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls, apparently angry over the Islamic Republic’s troubled economy, months after similar demonstrations rocked the country.