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Argentina Senate Rejects Abortion Bill Following Heated Debate

Argentina Senate Rejects Abortion Bill Following Heated Debate

After months of heated debate, Argentine senators voted down a bill Thursday that would have legalized abortion, defying local advocates, international groups and a recent trend of predominantly
Trump Is Winning Over Fastest Growing Oil Market at Iran's Risk

Trump Is Winning Over Fastest Growing Oil Market at Iran's Risk

One of Iran’s biggest oil customers is buying more U.S. crude as President Donald Trump sticks to his pledge to squeeze the Persian Gulf nation’s energy trade.
A Guide to Indonesia’s Looming Election Season

A Guide to Indonesia’s Looming Election Season

With Indonesia’s April 17 election on the horizon, President Joko Widodo looks in a strong position to secure a second term. His only challenger in the the world’s third-biggest democracy (after India
For Now, Army Suspends Discharges of Immigrant Recruits

For Now, Army Suspends Discharges of Immigrant Recruits

(AP) -- The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily.
Germany's Banks Tapped by Churches to Put Billions to Work

Germany's Banks Tapped by Churches to Put Billions to Work

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A Congressman, a Drug Promoter, and Now an Accused Criminal

A Congressman, a Drug Promoter, and Now an Accused Criminal

For years Chris Collins, a congressman from New York, seemed to work all the angles for an obscure biotech company in faraway Australia.
Stormy Daniels Libel Suit Against Trump Is Moved to Los Angeles

Stormy Daniels Libel Suit Against Trump Is Moved to Los Angeles

The defamation lawsuit Stephanie Clifford brought against President Donald Trump was transferred from New York to Los Angeles where the adult movie star known as Stormy Daniels is already waging two
U.S. Judge Keeps Halt on Immigrant Deportations in Place for Now

U.S. Judge Keeps Halt on Immigrant Deportations in Place for Now

The federal judge overseeing the reunification of migrant families separated at the U.S. border is keeping in place his order temporarily barring the Trump administration from deporting parents and
Saudi Investment Freeze Doesn't Amount to Much in Canada

Saudi Investment Freeze Doesn't Amount to Much in Canada

The decision by Saudi Arabia to halt new investments and unload assets in Canada is likely to have limited impact, even as the kingdom’s foreign minister threatens further action.
Malaysia Finds Champion for ‘Invisible’ Women in Deputy Premier

Malaysia Finds Champion for ‘Invisible’ Women in Deputy Premier

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Malaysia’s new deputy prime minister, said one of the darkest moments of her life came in 2015 when her husband Anwar Ibrahim, the former opposition leader, was sent to jail for
Trump Jr. Defiant About Russia Probe

Trump Jr. Defiant About Russia Probe

Washington (AP) -- If Donald Trump Jr. is worried, he sure doesn't show it.
Charges Against Lawmaker Highlight Lack of Trading Limits for Congress

Charges Against Lawmaker Highlight Lack of Trading Limits for Congress

The indictment of a New York congressman on insider trading charges, along with his colleagues’ holdings in the biotechnology company at the center of the case, highlight how members of Congress face
The Who's Who of the Manafort Trial

The Who's Who of the Manafort Trial

Bloomberg's Andrew Harris reports on the latest developments in the Paul Manafort trial. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Rick Gates Is Seen as ‘Despicable,’ But His Testimony May Doom Paul Manafort

Rick Gates Is Seen as ‘Despicable,’ But His Testimony May Doom Paul Manafort

Rick Gates might have come across as a reprehensible star witness at Paul Manafort’s fraud trial, but his testimony still may help Special Counsel Robert Mueller get a conviction.
Immigration Raids in Nebraska, Minnesota Target Businesses

Immigration Raids in Nebraska, Minnesota Target Businesses

Omaha, Neb. (AP) -- A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who are
U.S. Imposes Sanctions Over U.K. Nerve-Agent Attack

U.S. Imposes Sanctions Over U.K. Nerve-Agent Attack

The U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia Wednesday, saying it’s made a final determination that Vladimir Putin’s government was responsible for the March 4 nerve-agent attack on former double agent
Russia Blasts New U.S. Sanctions Plan as Ruble Slides

Russia Blasts New U.S. Sanctions Plan as Ruble Slides

Russia threatened to retaliate for a new round of sanctions announced by the U.S., as the ruble and local shares fell amid the spiraling tensions between the Cold War rivals.
Immigration Judges Cry Foul on Sessions Role in Deportation

Immigration Judges Cry Foul on Sessions Role in Deportation

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ personal involvement in speeding up the deportation of an individual immigrant drew a sharp rebuke from the union representing immigration judges.
NJ Transit Says It's Examining Fixes for Awful Train Commute

NJ Transit Says It's Examining Fixes for Awful Train Commute

New Jersey Transit, which is coping with canceled trains, jam-packed commutes and faulty air conditioning amid a heat wave, is examining how to improve service, said state transportation chief Diane
Trump's Lawyers Send Mueller Counteroffer for Interview Terms

Trump's Lawyers Send Mueller Counteroffer for Interview Terms

Donald Trump’s lawyers sent a written response on Wednesday to Special Counsel Robert Mueller with their latest counter-proposal for the terms of a possible interview with the president as the two