World & Policy


  • Gambia's New President Inaugurated

    BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Thousands gathered Saturday for a ceremony marking the inauguration of Gambia's new president as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.

  • Study: Big Data Helps College Students

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

  • Hundreds of Texans Voted Improperly

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state's toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of...

  • US Eyes Re-Adding N. Korea to Blacklist

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The apparent assassination of the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother is strengthening bipartisan calls for the U.S. to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a designation lifted nine years ago.

  • Pakistan Shuts Key Border Crossing

    ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani authorities shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country and increasing tensions between the two nations in the wake of a bloody suicide bombing at a beloved shrine in...

  • Passenger Train Derails Near Brussels

    BRUSSELS (AP) -- A passenger train derailed and flipped on its side Saturday near Brussels, killing one person and injuring up to 20 others, a Belgian official said.

  • Trump's Sons in Dubai to Open Golf Club

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons arrived in the United Arab Emirates for an invitation-only ceremony Saturday to formally open the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai.

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider -- Friday

South America Calling

What DTN Is Watching


Mostly dry weather during Friday through the key crop and livestock areas of the Canadian Prairies and the central and southeast U.S. Rain and mountains snows for west coast states and snow through the central Rockies mountain areas.


The index of leading economic indicators is the only report on Friday's docket and we may find traders cutting back positions in front of the three-day weekend. Traders will also be watching rain amounts around central Argentina over the weekend.


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