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U.S. Isolated at ‘G-6 Plus 1’ as Divisions Sap Western Alliance

U.S. Isolated at ‘G-6 Plus 1’ as Divisions Sap Western Alliance

The U.S.’s closest allies warned protectionist measures taken by the Trump administration threaten to create deep fissures in the Western economic alliance that end up isolating the Americans.
Mueller Runs Up $16 Million Tab in Trump-Russia Investigation

Mueller Runs Up $16 Million Tab in Trump-Russia Investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has cost more than $16 million during its first year, according to the Justice Department.
State Election Systems Increasingly at Risk for Cyberattacks, FireEye Says

State Election Systems Increasingly at Risk for Cyberattacks, FireEye Says

U.S. election systems are increasingly at risk for cyberattacks ahead of the November midterms as Russia continues information operations to sow political division, according to cyber firm FireEye
Taxi Firm Executive Tied to Cohen Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

Taxi Firm Executive Tied to Cohen Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

The former chief financial officer of a taxi management company with links to Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to New York state charges of tax fraud and agreed to cooperate
Pork Producers Feel Pain From Mexico's Tariff Retaliation Plan

Pork Producers Feel Pain From Mexico's Tariff Retaliation Plan

Mexico’s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products including some pork cuts is rattling the meat markets.
Avenatti Demands Cohen Turn Over Any Stormy Daniels Audio Tapes

Avenatti Demands Cohen Turn Over Any Stormy Daniels Audio Tapes

Adult-film star Stormy Daniels’s attorney told President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer he must turn over any audio recordings that may exist in which the actress is discussed.
Trudeau Says Pence Insisted on Nafta Sunset for a Trump Meeting

Trudeau Says Pence Insisted on Nafta Sunset for a Trump Meeting

Justin Trudeau said a planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump to potentially seal a Nafta deal collapsed after Mike Pence called and insisted the meeting was conditional on adding a sunset
Canada Retaliates With Tariffs on $12.8 Billion of U.S. Goods

Canada Retaliates With Tariffs on $12.8 Billion of U.S. Goods

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau retaliated swiftly against President Donald Trump’s metals tariffs by imposing his own levies on as much as C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) of U.S. imports in what Canada
South Africa Needs Extraordinary Measures to Boost Growth, Ramaphosa Says

South Africa Needs Extraordinary Measures to Boost Growth, Ramaphosa Says

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country needs to take extraordinary measures to boost growth following years of stagnation in Africa’s most industrialized economy, and that his
Trump Metal Tariffs Will Raise Vehicle Prices, Automakers Say

Trump Metal Tariffs Will Raise Vehicle Prices, Automakers Say

The Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the European Union, Canada and Mexico will make cars more expensive, threaten jobs and slow the adoption of technologies that
Trump's Tariffs Anger U.S. Manufacturers, Business Groups

Trump's Tariffs Anger U.S. Manufacturers, Business Groups

Manufacturers and business groups slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.
Trump May Pardon Martha Stewart, Commute Blagojevich Sentence

Trump May Pardon Martha Stewart, Commute Blagojevich Sentence

Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., center, arrives at State Supreme court in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
Italy’s Populists Surge to Power in Challenge to Europe

Italy’s Populists Surge to Power in Challenge to Europe

Italy’s populist Five Star Movement and League parties prepared to sweep to power with a program for fiscal expansion that poses a challenge to European rules.
U.S. Allies Hit Back as Trump Revokes Steel Tariff Reprieve

U.S. Allies Hit Back as Trump Revokes Steel Tariff Reprieve

America’s closest allies plan to slap billions of dollars in tit-for-tat tariffs on U.S. goods after the Trump administration announced it’s imposing steel and aluminum duties on them.
EPA Said to Seek End of California's Authority Over Car Rule

EPA Said to Seek End of California's Authority Over Car Rule

Regulators have sent proposals to roll back automobile efficiency standards to the White House for review.
Modi Government to Review Air India Deal After Sale Plan Flops

Modi Government to Review Air India Deal After Sale Plan Flops

Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s offer to sell flag carrier Air India attracted zero interest from investors.
What a Trump-Kim Deal May Look Like, From Good to Bad to Worse

What a Trump-Kim Deal May Look Like, From Good to Bad to Worse

The on-again, off-again summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un now appears increasingly likely to take place - but it’s not yet clear what kind of agreement, if
Mexican Businesses Can Pitch Employees on Candidates, Agency Says

Mexican Businesses Can Pitch Employees on Candidates, Agency Says

Mexican businesspeople aren’t breaking any laws when they ask their employees to not vote for a certain candidate, according to Lorenzo Cordova, head of Mexico’s electoral regulator.
Kim Kardashian Visits Trump White House to Advocate for Prisoner

Kim Kardashian Visits Trump White House to Advocate for Prisoner

Reality television personality Kim Kardashian visited the White House on Wednesday to discuss her campaign to help a 63-year-old woman serving a life sentence without parole for a drug offense.
Giuliani Says Mueller Must Wrap by Sept. 1 to Avoid Influencing Election Like Comey

Giuliani Says Mueller Must Wrap by Sept. 1 to Avoid Influencing Election Like Comey

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Special Counsel Robert Mueller should complete his investigation by September to avoid influencing midterm congressional elections.