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Nafta Talks Are Now Making ‘Amazing’ Progress, Trump Aide Says

Nafta Talks Are Now Making ‘Amazing’ Progress, Trump Aide Says

The U.S. is now making “absolutely amazing’’ progress toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and a deal could come as early as this fall, according to White House Council of
Trump Auto Plan Would Increase Fuel Use by 500,000 Barrels a Day

Trump Auto Plan Would Increase Fuel Use by 500,000 Barrels a Day

A draft proposal by federal regulators to roll back U.S. automobile efficiency requirements contends that their preferred plan would reduce “societal costs” by roughly half a trillion dollars through
Venezuela's Maduro Suspect in Probe as U.S. Keeps Pressure On

Venezuela's Maduro Suspect in Probe as U.S. Keeps Pressure On

President Nicolas Maduro is a principal suspect in a U.S. investigation into the embezzlement of more than $1 billion from the South American country’s state-owned oil company, the Miami Herald
Cambodia Strongman Extends 33-Year Rule in Boycotted Election

Cambodia Strongman Extends 33-Year Rule in Boycotted Election

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen extended his more-than-three-decade run in power, easily winning a boycotted election on Sunday after he disbanded the main opposition party last year.
A Trade Truce, an Iran Warning and Truly Wild Weather

A Trade Truce, an Iran Warning and Truly Wild Weather

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Orban Rallies Europe’s ‘Illiberal’ Forces for 2019 Elections

Orban Rallies Europe’s ‘Illiberal’ Forces for 2019 Elections

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, emboldened by the surge of right-wing parties across Europe, called for a united front by “illiberal” forces to win control in next year’s European Parliament
Zimbabwe Parties in Final Push for Votes as Campaigning Ends

Zimbabwe Parties in Final Push for Votes as Campaigning Ends

Zimbabwe’s political parties made a last-ditch pitch for votes on Saturday ahead of July 30 elections as a campaign distinguished by the absence of widespread violence that marred previous contests
Trump and Son at Legal Risk If Found Lying About Russia Meeting

Trump and Son at Legal Risk If Found Lying About Russia Meeting

President Donald Trump faces potential legal and political danger if it’s proven he knew in advance about a meeting his son and campaign aides had with Russians said to be promising dirt on Hillary
U.K. Ministers Fear Bloody Last Chapter in May's Brexit Thriller

U.K. Ministers Fear Bloody Last Chapter in May's Brexit Thriller

As she departs the sweltering heatwave that’s hit London this summer for a break with her husband, Theresa May is -- for now -- in a position of relative safety.
Russia-U.S. Syria Accord Hits Snags as Post-Summit Tensions Grow

Russia-U.S. Syria Accord Hits Snags as Post-Summit Tensions Grow

One of the main agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at their summit in Helsinki -- coordinated steps to help stabilize the situation in
Police Say ‘Suspicious Item’ at Trump Tower Deemed Safe

Police Say ‘Suspicious Item’ at Trump Tower Deemed Safe

New York (AP) -- Police say suspicious items found inside Trump Tower have been determined to be harmless.
Facebook Says It's Close to Pulling Several InfoWars Pages

Facebook Says It's Close to Pulling Several InfoWars Pages

Facebook pages tied to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including the official pages for InfoWars and Jones’ page, are close to being removed from the social media site and his personal account has
Immigrant Kids to Get Monitor After Forced-Medication Claims

Immigrant Kids to Get Monitor After Forced-Medication Claims

A judge ordered independent oversight of U.S. immigration authorities’ handling of detained children amid allegations that some were being forcibly medicated at a Texas facility.
Macron Says Increased Power Links With Spain Can Lower Emissions

Macron Says Increased Power Links With Spain Can Lower Emissions

French President Emmanuel Macron said increased power links with Spain can be part of a bigger plan for reducing carbon emissions in energy generation.
Mueller Names 35 Potential Witnesses for Manafort Trial

Mueller Names 35 Potential Witnesses for Manafort Trial

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller named 35 potential witnesses who may be called to testify in the tax- and bank-fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, including his onetime
U.S. Housing Official Says He’s Confident He’ll Be Cleared in Harassment Probe

U.S. Housing Official Says He’s Confident He’ll Be Cleared in Harassment Probe

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, whose agency regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said he is “confident” he will be cleared of wrongdoing following a news report that he’s under

Mergers That Built Drug Middlemen Need Review, GOP Lawmakers Say

Republican lawmakers have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to review whether past mergers by pharmacy-benefit managers have been good for consumers, on the brink of two pending major takeovers
These Are the Ukraine Photos Manafort Doesn’t Want the Jury to See

These Are the Ukraine Photos Manafort Doesn’t Want the Jury to See

Paul Manafort wants the judge overseeing his fraud trial to bar jurors from seeing 51 exhibits detailing his political work in Ukraine, including several involving Tad Devine, a Democrat who ran
Imran Khan's Rivals Claim Pakistan Vote Rigged, Reject Results

Imran Khan's Rivals Claim Pakistan Vote Rigged, Reject Results

Imran Khan’s election victory was called into doubt by eight Pakistani political parties late Friday after they rejected the results amid claims of rigging following a campaign tarred by accusations
Rep. Huizenga Wants to See Lawmakers Focus on Cryptocurrency Rules

Rep. Huizenga Wants to See Lawmakers Focus on Cryptocurrency Rules

Rep. Bill Huizenga, a Michigan Republican, says Congress should focus on cryptocurrency rules. He speaks with Bloomberg's Elizabeth Dexheimer on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)