World & Policy


  • Iran Condemns US Vote on Sanctions

    Iran's foreign minister condemned the U.S. Senate's extension of a piece of anti-Iran legislation, state TV reported Saturday.

  • Russia Sees Trump as Sanctions Conduit

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's government denies that it tampered in the U.S. election or even took sides. But now that the results are in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party aren't holding back.

  • SKoreans Protest 6th Straight Weekend

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Rallying for the sixth straight weekend in what has become perhaps South Korea's biggest protest movement ever, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Seoul got the closest yet Saturday to the president they desperately want removed.

  • 9 Killed in Oakland Warehouse Fire

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- At least nine people died in a blaze that broke out during a party in a warehouse late Friday night in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to fire officials.

  • Syria, Allied Troops Advance in Aleppo

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave.

  • Muslim Cleric Fighting Deportation

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application.

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider- Friday

South America Calling

Brazil's real fell to its lowest close in four months last week as concerns about trade policy changes rippled through markets. A cheaper currency along with favorable planting weather is potentially bearish for row crop prices here in the U.S., but there is plenty of growing season still ahead (Source: DTN ProphetX).

What DTN Is Watching


Dry conditions will cover all primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions Friday. This quieter pattern will benefit transportation and any late-stage corn harvest. Southwest Plains wheat areas continue to have moisture loss due to persistent dryness. Colder temperatures will dominate northern areas.


Friday will see the release of November nonfarm payroll and unemployment figures, both expected to warm the fire under the sentiment of an numerous interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, starting this month. This leads into a weekend including Sunday’s constitutional referendum vote in Italy, where a populist victory could cause more chaos in the financial sector.


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