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Islamic party aims to hold the key in Malaysia's election

The outcome of next month's election in Malaysia may hinge on the performance of a party that has strived for decades to turn the country into an Islamic state and enforce harsher penalties on Muslims for adultery, theft and drinking alcohol.

U.S. banks push mortgage apps as home lending slows

(This version of the April 20 story corrects paragraph six to show 98 percent of first-quarter lending volume accessed Rocket Mortgage at some point in the process, not that 98 percent of volume came from Rocket Mortgage; clarifies full-year and quarterly mortgage lending rankings)

Europe not choosing sides in U.S.-China trade dispute

Europe will not choose sides in the trade dispute between the United States and China, a top European official said on Saturday, adding that the European Union's temporary exemptions from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs should become permanent.

World Bank shareholders back $13 billion capital increase

The World Bank's shareholders on Saturday endorsed a $13 billion paid-in capital increase that will boost China's shareholding but bring lending reforms that will raise borrowing costs for higher-middle-income countries, including China.