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Trump’s Food Stamp Work Rules Aren’t in Senate Farm Bill

Trump’s Food Stamp Work Rules Aren’t in Senate Farm Bill

A Senate committee released a farm bill Friday that doesn’t impose new work requirements on food stamp recipients as sought by President Donald Trump and many House Republicans, setting up a potential

Hyundai Says International Carmakers Are Getting ‘Targeted’ by Trump

A top U.S. executive with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. said President Donald Trump has “targeted” international car companies with tariff threats, showing little regard for whether those automakers
Trump Says Pruitt Not ‘Blameless’ But Doing a ‘Great Job’ at EPA

Trump Says Pruitt Not ‘Blameless’ But Doing a ‘Great Job’ at EPA

President Donald Trump expressed support for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday but said the embattled Cabinet member is not “blameless” for his many ethics controversies.
Trump Says He'll Ask for Pardon Recommendations From NFL Players

Trump Says He'll Ask for Pardon Recommendations From NFL Players

President Donald Trump said Friday he will ask National Football League players protesting police brutality and racism to submit cases of possible injustice so he can evaluate them for potential

U.S. Organizations Call on Zimbabwe's Military to Respect Vote

Zimbabwe’s Defense Force must respect the outcome of pending elections, two U.S. organizations that will be among international observers at the polls said in emailed statement from the capital,
Trump Backs Giuliani’s Attacks on Stormy Daniels

Trump Backs Giuliani’s Attacks on Stormy Daniels

President Donald Trump said Friday he has no problem with comments by his lawyer Rudy Giuliani attacking the credibility of Stormy Daniels.
Mali Opposition Holds Protest Ahead of July Presidential Vote

Mali Opposition Holds Protest Ahead of July Presidential Vote

Thousands of supporters of Mali’s main opposition coalition marched in the capital, Bamako, to call for a transparent presidential vote due next month and better coverage of their electoral campaign
Here's What North Korea, U.S. Can Offer in Singapore Talks

Here's What North Korea, U.S. Can Offer in Singapore Talks

President Donald Trump will leave the G-7 summit in Canada early this weekend to make his way to Singapore for talks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on
Rep. Luetkemeyer Says Goal is Level Playing Field for U.S. Products

Rep. Luetkemeyer Says Goal is Level Playing Field for U.S. Products

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, a member of the House Financial Services Committee and a Republican from Missouri, discusses President Donald Trump's approach to tariffs and progress made on bank regulation
Trump Says Russia Should Be Let Back Into G-8

Trump Says Russia Should Be Let Back Into G-8

U.S. President Donald Trump said Russia should be allowed back in the G-8 and be at the negotiating table for this weekend's meeting. Trump spoke with reporters as he prepared to leave for the G-7

Soros-Backed Campaign Calls on Voters to Target MPs on Brexit

The anti-Brexit campaign group backed by billionaire George Soros called on British voters to pressure members of Parliament to force a referendum on the government’s divorce deal with the European
UN Accuses South Sudan Troops of Gang-Rape in Recent Offensive

UN Accuses South Sudan Troops of Gang-Rape in Recent Offensive

South Sudanese soldiers and allied groups gang-raped pregnant women and children as young as four in recent violence in the country’s north, a United Nations human-rights official said.

Trump Repeats He'd Quit Nafta and May Seek Separate Talks

President Donald Trump, whose tariff fight is overtaking the Group of Seven leaders’ meeting, renewed his threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement and pursue separate deals with Canada
Trump Breaks With G-7 to Urge Russia Return, Jabs ‘Unfair Trade’

Trump Breaks With G-7 to Urge Russia Return, Jabs ‘Unfair Trade’

President Donald Trump said Russia should be allowed back into the G-8 bloc, lobbing another point of friction into an-already fraught summit Friday with allies in Canada.

Trump Considers Pardon for Ali, Wants Athletes' Advice

Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by
Trump: Melania Had ‘Big Operation,’ Can’t Fly for a Month

Trump: Melania Had ‘Big Operation,’ Can’t Fly for a Month

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Friday amped up the mystery surrounding his wife Melania's recent hospitalization for a kidney condition, revealing that she had had a "big operation" that
Barnier Rejects Key Parts of May’s Plan But Says Talks Continue

Barnier Rejects Key Parts of May’s Plan But Says Talks Continue

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rejected the key elements of Theresa May’s plan to overcome one of the thorniest divorce questions, but said talks continue.

Barnier Rejects Irish Backstop Proposal Applying to All U.K.

EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has rejected the U.K. backstop proposal for the Irish border, Bloomberg News reports.

South Africa Clinches Three-Year Pay Deal With State Workers

South Africa’s government clinched a three-year wage agreement with its 1.3 million workers when six unions affiliated to the ruling party agreed to its terms, averting the risk of a national strike.
Hammond Hints He's Over Brexit, a Divorce He Didn't Want

Hammond Hints He's Over Brexit, a Divorce He Didn't Want

U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond signaled he’s at peace with the U.K.’s decision to quit the European Union, and said there’s no point trying to turn the clock back. But he let slip that it’s like a