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Chile's Michelle Bachelet to Be New UN Human Rights Chief

Chile's Michelle Bachelet to Be New UN Human Rights Chief

United Nations (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres selected Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday to be the next U.N. human rights chief, a high profile and often
Insider Trading Charges Make N.Y. House Race More Competitive

Insider Trading Charges Make N.Y. House Race More Competitive

The indictment of Republican Representative Chris Collins doesn’t give Democrats an automatic shot at flipping his upstate New York district but it likely will force the GOP to invest more to try to
Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Woman Elected to Congress

Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Woman Elected to Congress

Detroit (AP) -- Rashida Tlaib's opposition to President Donald Trump began while he was still candidate Trump and before she decided to run for Congress.
IRS Targets Loopholes for $415 Billion Business Owner Tax Break

IRS Targets Loopholes for $415 Billion Business Owner Tax Break

The Internal Revenue Service provided some long-awaited answers for business owners hoping to dodge the limits on a juicy new tax break.
Turkey Holds Out on Releasing American Pastor in Talks

Turkey Holds Out on Releasing American Pastor in Talks

A Turkish delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal will meet with U.S. Treasury Department officials in Washington Wednesday following bilateral talks at the State Department, according to
Manafort Dodged Taxes on $16.5 Million Jury Told: Trial Update

Manafort Dodged Taxes on $16.5 Million Jury Told: Trial Update

Rick Gates, the star witness in Paul Manafort’s fraud trial, concluded his testimony Wednesday with high drama. After only eight minutes with defense attorney Kevin Downing, a prosecutor asked
Zimbabwean Opposition Official Biti Deported From Zambia

Zimbabwean Opposition Official Biti Deported From Zambia

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A Zambian lawyer says senior Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti has been deported to Zimbabwe, where he likely faces arrest after his asylum bid was rejected.
Tight Race in Kansas Spotlights Power Struggle Inside the GOP

Tight Race in Kansas Spotlights Power Struggle Inside the GOP

A closely fought Republican race for the Kansas gubernatorial nomination shines a light on the power struggle inside the GOP, with President Donald Trump at the center of it.
Republican Law Limiting Labor Powers Defeated in Missouri

Republican Law Limiting Labor Powers Defeated in Missouri

Jefferson City, Mo. (AP) -- The steady march of new "right-to-work" laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union
Thin Margin for Trump's Candidate in Ohio Spells Trouble for GOP

Thin Margin for Trump's Candidate in Ohio Spells Trouble for GOP

The wafer-thin lead held by President Donald Trump’s candidate in the special election for an Ohio House district is yet another signal of a political climate that has the Republican House majority at
Venezuela's Maduro Says 11 ‘Hired Assassins’ Offered $50 Million

Venezuela's Maduro Says 11 ‘Hired Assassins’ Offered $50 Million

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched a roundup of opponents in tandem with a security sweep in the wake of Saturday’s explosive drone attack that officials say targeted the president, jailing
Paul Manafort Trial in Virginia: Here’s What Happened Day by Day

Paul Manafort Trial in Virginia: Here’s What Happened Day by Day

The trial of Paul Manafort is underway in Alexandria, Virginia, where the former chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign stands accused of defrauding banks to secure loans and hiding
Imran Khan's PTI Claims Pakistan Majority After Coalition Talks

Imran Khan's PTI Claims Pakistan Majority After Coalition Talks

Imran Khan’s party said it has formed a majority in Pakistan’s parliament after coalition talks with smaller groups and independent lawmakers, paving the way for the former cricket star to take over
Jose Barroso Says ‘Naked and Ugly Protectionism’ Must Be Countered

Jose Barroso Says ‘Naked and Ugly Protectionism’ Must Be Countered

The threat of an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is the biggest risk to the global economic outlook, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. adviser and former European Commission president Jose
Sanctions Threat Forces Iran to End Brief Effort to Support Rial

Sanctions Threat Forces Iran to End Brief Effort to Support Rial

Iran’s central bank, acting on the eve of U.S. sanctions, scrapped most currency controls introduced this year in a bid to halt a plunge in the rial that has stirred protests against the government of
Drone Scare Leaves Venezuela on Edge

Drone Scare Leaves Venezuela on Edge

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Japan Mulls Daylight Savings to Save Olympics From Summer Scorch

Japan is considering implementing daylight savings time in 2019 and 2020 to cope with the intense summer heat, after soaring temperatures this year cast doubt over the ability of the country to safely
‘Peace’ Brings More Murder and Cocaine to Colombia’s Rebel Zones

‘Peace’ Brings More Murder and Cocaine to Colombia’s Rebel Zones

The 2016 deal with FARC guerrillas won a Nobel prize, but life is hell for locals as competing drug armies have taken over.
Italy's Di Maio Says EU Rules Can't Be Excuse to Block Program

Italy's Di Maio Says EU Rules Can't Be Excuse to Block Program

Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio said the European Union budget rules mustn’t be used as an excuse to block efforts to help struggling Italians.
Saudi Arabia Cuts Canada Ties Over Activist

Saudi Arabia Cuts Canada Ties Over Activist

Saudi Arabia has frozen trade, investments and diplomatic ties with Canada in the latest escalation of their dispute over the kingdom's arrest of a women's rights activist. Bloomberg's Alaa Shahine