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U.S. Starts Picking Power-Plant Winners for Emergency Aid

U.S. Starts Picking Power-Plant Winners for Emergency Aid

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is helping the Trump administration identify “critical” coal and nuclear power plants, a key step in the White House’s controversial plan to keep those
Trump's Trade War Is Bumping Up Costs for Seattle's NHL Arena

Trump's Trade War Is Bumping Up Costs for Seattle's NHL Arena

Add this to the list of reasons why professional sports stadiums often cost more than expected: President Donald Trump’s global trade war.
Cuomo Attacks Trump Plan for Capital Gains Tax Cut

Cuomo Attacks Trump Plan for Capital Gains Tax Cut

New York state will stop basing its capital gains tax on federal government regulations if President Donald Trump follows through on his proposed unilateral change in how the levy is determined,
Canada Sees Return to Nafta Talks as U.S.-Mexico Near Auto Deal

Canada Sees Return to Nafta Talks as U.S.-Mexico Near Auto Deal

Canada could soon be returning to the Nafta talks as the U.S. and Mexico approach agreement on a deal over cars, according to one of Canada’s top diplomats.
Putin Aide Proposes $7.5 Billion Tax Hike for Mining, Chemicals Sectors

Putin Aide Proposes $7.5 Billion Tax Hike for Mining, Chemicals Sectors

The top economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed raising taxes on mining companies, including MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC and Alrosa PJSC, among the largest producers of nickel and
Zimbabwe Politician Out on Bail After His Return From Zambia

Zimbabwe Politician Out on Bail After His Return From Zambia

Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti, thwarted in a bid to seek asylum in Zambia, was charged with public violence in a court in his home country and released on bail.
Melania Trump’s Parents Are Sworn In as U.S. Citizens

Melania Trump’s Parents Are Sworn In as U.S. Citizens

New York (AP) -- First lady Melania Trump's parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.
2 Teens Got About 4,000 Votes in Kansas Primary

2 Teens Got About 4,000 Votes in Kansas Primary

Wichita, Kan. (AP) -- Two 17-year-old candidates in the GOP race for Kansas governor received a total of more than 3,700 votes in Tuesday's election, which might have made a difference in a race for
Mexico’s Guajardo Says ‘a Lot’ of Work Done Through Night on Nafta

Mexico’s Guajardo Says ‘a Lot’ of Work Done Through Night on Nafta

U.S. and Mexican negotiators met in Washington again on Thursday to narrow their differences over auto rules of origin and other issues to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, said
Pence Says New Space Force to Assert U.S. ‘Dominance’ in Orbit

Pence Says New Space Force to Assert U.S. ‘Dominance’ in Orbit

President Donald Trump wants Congress to allocate $8 billion over the next five years for space security systems as it establishes a U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the military, Vice
Manafort Jury Told of Doctored Letter, Condo Lies: Trial Update

Manafort Jury Told of Doctored Letter, Condo Lies: Trial Update

The fraud trial of Paul Manafort resumed with prosecutors offering witnesses to focus on the nine bank-fraud counts against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. In addition to the tax
Erdogan to Break Rare Silence After Turkish Market Bloodbath

Erdogan to Break Rare Silence After Turkish Market Bloodbath

Rarely a day goes by without Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing his nation. His silence during this week’s markets bloodbath was a startling exception.
Bahrain Makes Progress in Aid Talks With Gulf Allies

Bahrain Makes Progress in Aid Talks With Gulf Allies

Bahrain and its Gulf Arab allies are said to be making progress on an aid program to help the island-kingdom repair its finances and avoid a devaluation that could roil neighboring markets.
New Jersey Governor, Back From Vacation, Faces Rail Commuters’ Fury

New Jersey Governor, Back From Vacation, Faces Rail Commuters’ Fury

Governor Phil Murphy, returning from a 10-day vacation, faces a hail of criticism from lawmakers and residents fed up with weeks of New Jersey Transit commuter-train misery.
Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin

Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin

Time is running out to position for a disorderly Brexit.
Conte Tells Italian Populists Their Program Will Take Five Years

Conte Tells Italian Populists Their Program Will Take Five Years

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned that it will take five years to fully implement the flat tax and citizen’s income promised by the two populist parties that his government is built on.
Indonesia’s Jokowi to Partner With Cleric in Bid for Second Term

Indonesia’s Jokowi to Partner With Cleric in Bid for Second Term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo picked a top Islamic cleric as his running mate for next year’s election in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, a shift designed to counter religious attacks as
Saudis Play Hardball With Their Checkbook by Bashing Canada

Saudis Play Hardball With Their Checkbook by Bashing Canada

For Saudi Arabia, a new version of checkbook diplomacy is taking shape.
Boris Johnson to Face U.K. Tory Party Probe Over Burqa Jibes

Boris Johnson to Face U.K. Tory Party Probe Over Burqa Jibes

Boris Johnson, the U.K.’s former foreign secretary, is to be investigated by the Conservative Party after he ridiculed Muslim women who wear burqas, saying they look like “letter boxes” and “bank
Zambia Returns Zimbabwean Politician Who Planned Asylum Bid

Zambia Returns Zimbabwean Politician Who Planned Asylum Bid

A senior Zimbabwean opposition figure who planned to seek political asylum in Zambia was handed back to authorities in his home country and will be charged with contravening its electoral law.