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Hasan Minhaj Responds to Netflix Pulling Episode From Saudi Arabia

Hasan Minhaj Responds to Netflix Pulling Episode From Saudi Arabia

Comedian Hasan Minhaj lashed out on Twitter after Netflix Inc. pulled an episode of his show “Patriot Act” from its video service in Saudi Arabia.
Brazil’s Economy Chief Vows to Drain the Swamp of Government Waste

Brazil’s Economy Chief Vows to Drain the Swamp of Government Waste

Brazil’s new economy minister on Wednesday outlined a sweeping overhaul of the country’s state apparatus and business environment to unleash corporate potential and free future generations from debt.
China Is Said Back for American Soy as Trade Talks Planned

China Is Said Back for American Soy as Trade Talks Planned

China is back in the market for U.S. soybeans after taking a holiday break as Washington and Beijing plan more trade discussions.
Trump Trashes Mattis After Exit: ‘What’s He Done for Me?’

Trump Trashes Mattis After Exit: ‘What’s He Done for Me?’

President Donald Trump disparaged just-departed Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his first Cabinet meeting of the new year, criticizing management of the Afghanistan war and claiming he “essentially”
Ocasio-Cortez Breaks With Pelosi in Key Early Vote for Democrats

Ocasio-Cortez Breaks With Pelosi in Key Early Vote for Democrats

Progressive incoming House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to lay down an early marker with party leaders on Congress’s first day by voting against a package of legislative rules because it
Israel Ready to Build Red Sea-Dead Sea Project With Jordan

Israel Ready to Build Red Sea-Dead Sea Project With Jordan

Israel’s regional cooperation minister said Israel is ready to move ahead with a multibillion dollar project with Jordan to pipe water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, an idea that’s been on the
Mozambique Ex-Finance Minister to Fight U.S. Extradition

Mozambique Ex-Finance Minister to Fight U.S. Extradition

Mozambique’s ex-Finance Minister Manuel Chang will oppose extradition to the U.S. after he was arrested on charges related to a debt deal that led to a default in 2017, according to his lawyer.
Netflix Criticized for Yanking ‘Patriot Act’ Episode in Saudi Arabia

Netflix Criticized for Yanking ‘Patriot Act’ Episode in Saudi Arabia

New York (AP) -- Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human rights groups for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" series that criticized the kingdom's
South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Groepe Resigns

South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Groepe Resigns

South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Francois Groepe has resigned, leaving only five people on the central bank’s rate-setting panel.
Netanyahu Worked With Pompeo in Jerusalem Embassy Campaign, Official Says

Netanyahu Worked With Pompeo in Jerusalem Embassy Campaign, Official Says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helped squeeze the president of Honduras into Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s crowded schedule in Brazil, betting that the Latin American leader will move
U.S. Envoy to Russia Visits American Detained on Spy Allegations

U.S. Envoy to Russia Visits American Detained on Spy Allegations

Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, visited an American detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage and spoke afterward with his family.
Trump Taunts Romney After Critical Op-Ed, Asks, ‘Is He a Flake?’

Trump Taunts Romney After Critical Op-Ed, Asks, ‘Is He a Flake?’

President Donald Trump responded to Mitt Romney’s scathing criticism by calling on the incoming Republican senator to be a “team player” instead of emulating another party member who challenged him --
Trump Campaigns Where He's Loved the Most

Trump Campaigns Where He's Loved the Most

Since the beginning of August, he’s hosted more than 20 rallies for congressional and gubernatorial candidates—mostly in places where voters are already big fans of Trump.
Volcker Recalls Another Time the Fed Was in the President’s Crosshairs

Volcker Recalls Another Time the Fed Was in the President’s Crosshairs

The central banker’s memoir recounts an awkward encounter with Ronald Reagan.
Wall Street Banks Are Said to Get Fee Cut From Top Lobby Group

Wall Street Banks Are Said to Get Fee Cut From Top Lobby Group

Wall Street banks that pay millions of dollars a year to lobby Washington policy makers are getting a break from their top trade group.
Trump Stuck Between Two Key Allies as Khashoggi Fallout Expands

Trump Stuck Between Two Key Allies as Khashoggi Fallout Expands

Almost three weeks after the death of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have finally laid out competing versions of the journalist’s fate. For the U.S., now comes the hard part.
Facebook, Twitter Can't Find China Election Meddling Trump Cites

Facebook, Twitter Can't Find China Election Meddling Trump Cites

Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. haven’t detected Chinese meddling in the 2018 elections, company officials said, casting doubt on claims by President Donald Trump that the Asian nation is trying to

Seahawks' Sale Price Could Take a Hit After IRS Denies Tax Break

Two major sports franchises might soon be on the auction block following Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen’s death last week. But a recent Internal Revenue Service rule could cut the teams’ sales

`Ground Zero' for House Control Puts Trump's Appeal to the Test

From the Iron Range in the north to soybean farms in the south, the defining dynamics of this year’s U.S. congressional elections are playing out in four Minnesota House races that both parties view
Saudi Crown Prince Has ‘Blood on His Hands,' Erdogan Aide Says

Saudi Crown Prince Has ‘Blood on His Hands,' Erdogan Aide Says

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has “blood on his hands” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a top aide to Turkey’s president said, in his country’s first direct accusation against