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Pompeo to Downplay Concerns Over Trump’s Russia Stance in Senate Testimony

Pompeo to Downplay Concerns Over Trump’s Russia Stance in Senate Testimony

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will seek to tamp down concern about Donald Trump’s stance on Russia, telling lawmakers that the president fully understands the scope of Moscow’s interference in the
GOP Leaders Try to Steer Trump Away From Pre-Election Shutdown

GOP Leaders Try to Steer Trump Away From Pre-Election Shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday to discuss how to avoid a politically damaging government shutdown
Congress Ponders Oversight of Puerto Rico Utility Aid

Congress Ponders Oversight of Puerto Rico Utility Aid

U.S. lawmakers are considering potential legislation that would give the federal government greater oversight of the money that Congress is allocating to Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric utility,
May Says Ending Free Movement After Brexit Is ‘Non-Negotiable’

May Says Ending Free Movement After Brexit Is ‘Non-Negotiable’

Prime Minister Theresa May said ending free movement of European Union nationals to the U.K. after Brexit is “non negotiable,” as she sought to reassure Britons that government preparations for a
Xi Calls for Rejection of Trade Wars Because They Have ‘No Winner’

Xi Calls for Rejection of Trade Wars Because They Have ‘No Winner’

Trade wars should be rejected because there will be “no winner” from them, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.
Farm Aid Will Be Temporary Even in Extended Trade War, Ag Secretary Says

Farm Aid Will Be Temporary Even in Extended Trade War, Ag Secretary Says

A $12 billion assistance plan for farmers hit by a growing trade war is unlikely to be extended in future years even if tariff battles continue, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday.
Ireland Urges Flexibility to Avoid a ‘Bad News’ No-Deal Brexit

Ireland Urges Flexibility to Avoid a ‘Bad News’ No-Deal Brexit

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney called on the European Union to be open-minded in negotiating with the U.K., warning that a no-deal Brexit would be “very bad news” for Britain as well as Ireland.
Vandal Destroys Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Vandal Destroys Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Los Angeles (AP) -- A vandal has destroyed President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
South Africa Plans Independent Probe of Biggest Africa Fund Manager

South Africa Plans Independent Probe of Biggest Africa Fund Manager

South Africa will set up an independent inquiry into affairs at the Public Investment Corp., Africa’s largest money manager.
Kudlow Says Farm Subsidies Temporary, Needed to Fix Broken Trade

Kudlow Says Farm Subsidies Temporary, Needed to Fix Broken Trade

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said a plan by the Trump administration to pay as much as $12 billion in relief to U.S. farmers hurt by a burgeoning trade dispute is a stop-gap proposal and
Russia Says Meddling in Danish Elections Would Make ‘No Sense’

Russia Says Meddling in Danish Elections Would Make ‘No Sense’

Russia’s ambassador to Denmark made headlines in the Nordic country after he appeared to imply that it wouldn’t be worthwhile interfering in Danish elections.
Hillary Clinton to Appear on 'Madam Secretary'

Hillary Clinton to Appear on 'Madam Secretary'

Los Angeles (AP) -- "Madam Secretary" won't lack secretaries of state this fall.
Juncker Should Hope Trump Doesn’t See This Chart Before Their Meeting

Juncker Should Hope Trump Doesn’t See This Chart Before Their Meeting

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker probably hopes President Donald Trump hasn’t pored over the International Monetary Fund’s latest study on global imbalances and trade ahead of their
Trump Blames Tariff Critics for Weakening U.S. Bargaining Power

Trump Blames Tariff Critics for Weakening U.S. Bargaining Power

President Donald Trump lit into critics of his tariffs, saying discord -- some from Republicans in Congress -- undercuts his ability to narrow the U.S. trade gaps with other countries.
Turkey Moves U.S. Pastor to House Arrest After Tensions Spike

Turkey Moves U.S. Pastor to House Arrest After Tensions Spike

Turkey decided to release American pastor Andrew Brunson to house arrest on Wednesday, a step that is likely to ease heightened tensions between the NATO allies but falls far short of U.S. demands for
World Bank to Give Palestinians $90 Million to Boost Economy

World Bank to Give Palestinians $90 Million to Boost Economy

The World Bank increased its yearly allocation to the Palestinians, citing challenges in the Gaza Strip that have “left the territory on the verge of economic and social collapse.”
It’s Not Rationing: Brexit Britain Plans to Stockpile Essentials

It’s Not Rationing: Brexit Britain Plans to Stockpile Essentials

Britain is relying on a bit of wartime spirit in the event of it crashing out of the European Union. It could get messy.
Trump, Juncker Go Head to Head on Trade

Trump, Juncker Go Head to Head on Trade

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Suharto-Era Indonesian Generals Signal Alliance to Fight Jokowi

Suharto-Era Indonesian Generals Signal Alliance to Fight Jokowi

Two former Suharto-era Indonesian generals are edging closer to a deal to challenge incumbent President Joko Widodo, who is set to seek a second five-year term in office.
How a Frenzied Race to Harness the Mekong Turned Deadly

How a Frenzied Race to Harness the Mekong Turned Deadly

Stretching from its headwaters in the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau to its endpoint in the delta marshes of Vietnam, the mighty Mekong River is one of the world’s great ecosystems. For Laos, it