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Senators Propose Boosting Sanctions on Russia, Including Debt

Senators Propose Boosting Sanctions on Russia, Including Debt

Two leading U.S. senators said Tuesday they’ll introduce a bipartisan bill to increase U.S. sanctions against Russia that would target Russian sovereign debt as well as the country’s energy and
Trump Says Russia May Meddle in Election—to Favor Democrats

Trump Says Russia May Meddle in Election—to Favor Democrats

President Donald Trump said he is “very concerned” that Russia will interfere in the upcoming congressional elections -- to help the Democrats.
Fixes to South Africa ‘Elephant’ Eskom Span China Loan to Debt Swap

Fixes to South Africa ‘Elephant’ Eskom Span China Loan to Debt Swap

South Africa is getting down to the business of fixing its debt-ridden state power utility.
New Jersey to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions in Step Toward Legalization

New Jersey to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions in Step Toward Legalization

New Jersey will postpone marijuana prosecutions for 30 days while the state develops guidelines to potentially downgrade or dismiss some offenses, according to a memo from State Attorney General
Republicans Pan Trump’s $12 Billion Farm Aid Plan

Republicans Pan Trump’s $12 Billion Farm Aid Plan

The Trump administration’s decision to deliver $12 billion in aid to farmers hit by a burgeoning trade war was panned Tuesday by Republicans in Congress as not fixing the underlying problem -- the
Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Held in Lockup After Pizza Delivery

Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Held in Lockup After Pizza Delivery

A judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of an Ecuadorean immigrant who was held for deportation after he delivered pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation.
May Takes Control of EU Talks, Sidelining Raab: Brexit Update

May Takes Control of EU Talks, Sidelining Raab: Brexit Update

Prime Minister Theresa May has taken control of Brexit talks, relegating the Brexit Department. The pound rose on the news. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Oliver Robbins, May’s negotiator, were
Nigerian President Suffers Senate Blow as He Prepares for Vote

Nigerian President Suffers Senate Blow as He Prepares for Vote

Nigeria’s ruling party lost its majority in the Senate after more than a dozen lawmakers defected to the main opposition group, dealing a blow to President Muhammadu Buhari before he seeks re-election
Trump Organization Plans $197 Million Expansion in Scotland

Trump Organization Plans $197 Million Expansion in Scotland

Donald Trump’s real estate company plans to spend 150 million pounds ($197 million) building homes, vacation cottages and sports facilities adjacent to the golf resort the U.S. president owns in
It’s Getting Harder for Companies to Escape Trump's China Duties

It’s Getting Harder for Companies to Escape Trump's China Duties

U.S. companies and industry groups are returning to Washington this week in an increasingly futile effort to get relief from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports.
Ryan Says Trump Just ‘Trolling’ With Threat to Pull Clearances

Ryan Says Trump Just ‘Trolling’ With Threat to Pull Clearances

Washington (AP) -- Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing President Donald Trump's threat to revoke the security clearances of six former top national security and intelligence officials who
U.K. Labour's Antisemitism Rift Heads for September Showdown

U.K. Labour's Antisemitism Rift Heads for September Showdown

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party, will face a ballot called by his own lawmakers in September over the way the party tackles antisemitism in its ranks.
Manafort Trial Start Delayed; Witnesses With Immunity Identified

Manafort Trial Start Delayed; Witnesses With Immunity Identified

The trial set to begin this week for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was delayed until July 31 by a judge who separately granted immunity to five witnesses who said
Opening of Manafort Trial Delayed Until July 31, Judge Says

Opening of Manafort Trial Delayed Until July 31, Judge Says

The opening of the Virginia criminal trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, on tax- and bank-fraud charges was postponed until July 31.
Trump's Strategy to Pressure Iran Relies on North Korea Playbook

Trump's Strategy to Pressure Iran Relies on North Korea Playbook

Donald Trump’s late-night tweet warning of dire consequences if Iran threatens the U.S. highlighted the administration’s confidence in a strategy the president credits with bringing North Korea to the
Trump Weighs Revoking Security Clearances for Several Ex-Obama Officials

Trump Weighs Revoking Security Clearances for Several Ex-Obama Officials

President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former FBI Director James Comey, ex-CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama-era national security officials who have
Michael Cohen Prosecutors Get 12 Audio Recordings to Review

Michael Cohen Prosecutors Get 12 Audio Recordings to Review

U.S. prosecutors probing Michael Cohen are reviewing 12 audio recordings seized in an April raid of the home, office and hotel room of President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer.
Zimbabwe Puts Security Forces on High Alert as Vote Approaches

Zimbabwe Puts Security Forces on High Alert as Vote Approaches

Zimbabwe’s government put its security forces on high alert before the July 30 presidential election as some opposition parties threatened to protest against voting irregularities and incorrect
Rep. Curbelo Sees Carbon Tax as 'Conservative Movement'

Rep. Curbelo Sees Carbon Tax as 'Conservative Movement'

Representative Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, discusses his legislation that would impose a carbon tax on oil refiners, gas processors and coal miners. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli
Trump’s USDA Fights Global Guidelines on Livestock Antibiotics

Trump’s USDA Fights Global Guidelines on Livestock Antibiotics

The Trump administration is resisting the World Health Organization’s effort to sharply limit antibiotic use in farm animals, a move intended to help preserve the drugs’ effectiveness.