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Why Congo’s Election Is Headed for a Chaotic Outcome

Why Congo’s Election Is Headed for a Chaotic Outcome

The Democratic Republic of Congo, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest country, looks set to witness its first-ever transfer of power via the ballot box after opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, 55, was
Trump Shift on Syria Leaves Bolton to Get Turkey to Play Along

Trump Shift on Syria Leaves Bolton to Get Turkey to Play Along

Donald Trump’s national security adviser will try to explain to Turkish leaders on Tuesday how the president’s withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria has morphed into a slower and complicated pullout
Democrats Seek Equal TV Time to Respond to Trump Border Address

Democrats Seek Equal TV Time to Respond to Trump Border Address

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are pushing television networks to give Democrats equal air time to respond to President Donald Trump’s address to the nation
California Businesses, Government Would Join in Drug Buying Pact

California Businesses, Government Would Join in Drug Buying Pact

California’s newly sworn-in Democratic governor has proposed using the state’s substantial buying power to drive down pharmaceutical costs, allowing government programs, health insurers and private
China Takes Diplomats to Tour Xinjiang ‘Re-Education Camps’

China Takes Diplomats to Tour Xinjiang ‘Re-Education Camps’

Diplomats from 12 countries with large Muslim populations and some foreign media visited Xinjiang, after months of silence by governments across the Islamic world in the face of China’s crackdown on
U.S., China Look for Trade Deal Ahead of March 1

U.S., China Look for Trade Deal Ahead of March 1

Hopes of a lasting trade deal are rising after one of President Xi Jinping's top advisers unexpectedly joined talks in Beijing. The surprise visit underscores China's keenness to end the dispute.
Fed Board Nominee Nellie Liang Withdraws From Consideration

Fed Board Nominee Nellie Liang Withdraws From Consideration

Former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang withdrew from consideration for a seat on the central bank’s board of governors, the White House announced Monday.
World Bank President Search to Test Trump’s ‘America First’ Mantra

World Bank President Search to Test Trump’s ‘America First’ Mantra

The World Bank’s search for a new leader will be the latest test of President Donald Trump’s pledge to put ‘‘America First’’ in the nation’s foreign policy.
Kim Jong Un Visits China Ahead of Possible Trump Summit

Kim Jong Un Visits China Ahead of Possible Trump Summit

Kim Jong Un is making his fourth visit to China, in a sign that the North Korean leader will consult China’s Xi Jinping ahead of a possible second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Erdogan Signals Lasting Turkey Role in Syria Amid U.S. Confusion

Erdogan Signals Lasting Turkey Role in Syria Amid U.S. Confusion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a lasting role for his country’s forces in neighboring Syria as Donald Trump’s national security adviser prepares to clarify for officials in Ankara the
Airports Worry About Screener Absences If the Shutdown Continues

Airports Worry About Screener Absences If the Shutdown Continues

With screeners already calling in sick in larger-than-normal numbers, U.S. airports are girding for disruptions next week if the partial government shutdown continues and Transportation Security
Jeh Johnson on Using Emergency Powers

Jeh Johnson on Using Emergency Powers

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on the border wall: "If we misuse an authority and stretch it beyond its intended interpretation, Congress can take it away from you for when you
California v. Trump: Trial Over Census Citizenship Question Gets Started

California v. Trump: Trial Over Census Citizenship Question Gets Started

California’s challenge of a citizenship question the Trump administration is adding to the 2020 census started in San Francisco, following a similar trial in New York.
IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds During Shutdown, Easing Pressure for a Deal

IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds During Shutdown, Easing Pressure for a Deal

The Internal Revenue Service will issue refunds to taxpayers even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the filing season, a decision that may reduce political pressure on Congress and
Theresa May Weighs Move to Restrict No-Deal Brexit Threat

Theresa May Weighs Move to Restrict No-Deal Brexit Threat

Prime Minister Theresa May will make a call Tuesday that could water down her threat to crash Britain out of the European Union without a deal, according to a person familiar with her thinking.
Ex-DHS Secretary Warns Trump Against an Emergency Declaration

Ex-DHS Secretary Warns Trump Against an Emergency Declaration

Jeh Johnson, who was Homeland Security secretary under Barack Obama, said President Donald Trump doesn’t have the authority to declare an emergency at the southern border to force funding of his
China a Top Risk in 2019, Says Asia Society's Rudd

China a Top Risk in 2019, Says Asia Society's Rudd

Kevin Rudd, Asia Society president and former Australia prime minister, discusses the risks facing the global economy in 2019. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Faulty Elevators on $13 Billion Warship Draw Key Senator's Ire

Faulty Elevators on $13 Billion Warship Draw Key Senator's Ire

The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee is demanding monthly status reports from the Navy on the first in a new class of aircraft carriers until the elevators needed to bring weapons up to its
Israel's Netanyahu Demands to Confront His Accusers Publicly

Israel's Netanyahu Demands to Confront His Accusers Publicly

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday demanded that he be allowed to confront former close aides who have turned state’s witness in several corruption cases against him, even inviting
Tennessee Governor Grants Clemency to Woman Sentenced to Life at Age 16

Tennessee Governor Grants Clemency to Woman Sentenced to Life at Age 16

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman who says she was a 16 -year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee's governor and will be released from