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Murphy Offers New Jersey Lawmakers Compromises on Tax Increases

Murphy Offers New Jersey Lawmakers Compromises on Tax Increases

Governor Phil Murphy has offered a compromise New Jersey budget that includes lawmakers’ proposed corporate-tax surcharge and a smaller millionaire’s tax than he had originally sought.
U.S. Blasts Europe’s Trade ‘Hypocrisy’ as Legal Showdown Looms

U.S. Blasts Europe’s Trade ‘Hypocrisy’ as Legal Showdown Looms

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer blasted the European Union’s retaliatory trade measures as hypocritical, increasing the risk of a legal showdown that could shake the global commercial
EU to Help Repair Uganda Railway Abandoned During Kony Rebellion

EU to Help Repair Uganda Railway Abandoned During Kony Rebellion

The European Union will give 21.5 million euros ($25 million) to repair a Ugandan railway line that fell into disuse a quarter-century ago during a brutal insurgency in the north by Joseph Kony’s
Travel Ban Win Could Embolden Trump on Border

Travel Ban Win Could Embolden Trump on Border

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Turkey Faces U.S. Sanctions Over Russian Missiles

Turkey Faces U.S. Sanctions Over Russian Missiles

The U.S. will take the unprecedented step of imposing sanctions on a NATO ally when Turkey receives a Russian missile defense system, according to a State Department official testifying before
Indonesia Provincial Elections Point to Second Term for Jokowi

Indonesia Provincial Elections Point to Second Term for Jokowi

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s allies led in key provincial races in elections held across the country on Wednesday, giving him a major boost before the presidential vote next year.
China-U.S. Trade Tariffs May Cut U.S. Farm Exports by 40%

China-U.S. Trade Tariffs May Cut U.S. Farm Exports by 40%

Bilateral tariffs may reduce the value of U.S. farm exports to China by about 40 percent, according to a report published by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a government think tank.
Date of Trump and Putin’s Summit to Be Announced Thursday, Kremlin Says

Date of Trump and Putin’s Summit to Be Announced Thursday, Kremlin Says

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will hold their first bilateral summit as the leaders seek to reverse a downward spiral in relations that has been exacerbated by findings that Russia meddled in U.S.
‘Listen, Trump’: Firebrand Lopez Obrador Set to Win Landslide in Mexico

‘Listen, Trump’: Firebrand Lopez Obrador Set to Win Landslide in Mexico

They should’ve been at school. Instead the four kids, and their mother, Fanny Santos, were among thousands who crammed onto a dusty soccer field in a hardscrabble suburb, and screamed with excitement

The Latest on Europe’s Migrant Crisis

German officials say they're hopeful that fellow European Union countries will agree to limit the movement of asylum-seekers within the bloc at a summit starting Thursday.
Left-Wing Challenger Takes Out Top Democrat in New York Primary

Left-Wing Challenger Takes Out Top Democrat in New York Primary

A top member of the House Democratic leadership was blindsided by a New York City primary loss at the hands of a fresh-faced candidate who raised one-tenth as much money and now becomes a

Ethiopia Says Airline to Resume Eritrea Flights by September

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise will reintroduce flights to Eritrea by mid-September, two decades after a border conflict upended relations between the Horn of Africa neighbors.
Merkel Fails to End Coalition Rift on Migrants Ahead of EU Talks

Merkel Fails to End Coalition Rift on Migrants Ahead of EU Talks

Angela Merkel failed to resolve a clash over migration with her Bavarian sister party, ratcheting up pressure on the German chancellor as she faces a weekend ultimatum to tighten borders.
Trump Presses Congress to Act After Judge Orders Kids Reunited

Trump Presses Congress to Act After Judge Orders Kids Reunited

A federal judge ordered the U.S. to reunite immigrant children who were separated from their families at border crossings and to stop detaining parents without their children, prompting a new call for
Porn Detectors, Facebook Tax: Uganda Tightens Grip on Internet

Porn Detectors, Facebook Tax: Uganda Tightens Grip on Internet

If Ugandan authorities have their way, checking Facebook or Twitter will cost you a few cents a day while a state-procured device scans your computer for pornography.
Facebook Retools Political Ad Rules After Blowback

Facebook Retools Political Ad Rules After Blowback

A top Facebook Inc. executive said Tuesday the company’s strategy to distinguish between journalism and political content will go into effect in the "coming days."
New Tax Form Is a Sign of Shift Toward TurboTax, Away From H&R Block

New Tax Form Is a Sign of Shift Toward TurboTax, Away From H&R Block

The IRS’s new 1040 tax form doesn’t exactly fit on a standard postcard as Republicans promised, but it’s smaller and simpler than before -- and it may push more filers to use software rather than
Bulgaria Delays Euro Plans, Blaming ‘Constantly Changing’ Demands

Bulgaria Delays Euro Plans, Blaming ‘Constantly Changing’ Demands

Bulgaria blamed the imposition of new requirements by the European Union and the European Central Bank for holding up its euro-adoption bid.
After Floods, Famine, Malawi's Leader Is Bullish on Growth

After Floods, Famine, Malawi's Leader Is Bullish on Growth

Malawian President Peter Mutharika had to deal with devastating floods, a famine and a foreign-aid freeze during his first term. Now, he’s seeking re-election to tackle the challenges of attracting
Rouda to Challenge Rohrabacher in Southern California House District

Rouda to Challenge Rohrabacher in Southern California House District

In the battle for control of Congress, one of the toughest fights among Democrats has been settled by 126 votes: Businessman Harley Rouda will face endangered Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in