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Ouattara's Hint About Extending Ivory Coast Rule Stirs Concern

Ouattara's Hint About Extending Ivory Coast Rule Stirs Concern

Two years before Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara is due to step down after completing two terms in office, he’s suggesting he may seek re-election in 2020.
IMF Flags Housing, Competitiveness as Canada Economy Risks

IMF Flags Housing, Competitiveness as Canada Economy Risks

Canada should reconsider how it taxes corporations to make sure they remain competitive after U.S. tax reductions, the International Monetary Fund said.
Democrats Pressure Trump on Terms for Deal With North Korea

Democrats Pressure Trump on Terms for Deal With North Korea

Senate Democrats sought to raise the stakes for any deal President Donald Trump strikes with North Korea by demanding it include complete dismantlement of all of North Korea’s nuclear, chemical and
Koch Network Planning Major Campaign Against Trump's Tariffs

Koch Network Planning Major Campaign Against Trump's Tariffs

The political network backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch said Monday it’s planning a “multi-year, multi-million-dollar” campaign to promote free trade and oppose President Donald Trump’s
Broadband Leaders Push Back on Proposed Ban on ZTE, Huawei Gear

Broadband Leaders Push Back on Proposed Ban on ZTE, Huawei Gear

Trade groups representing the leading American broadband and wireless providers told the the Federal Communications Commission to go slow as it weighs banning the use of federal subsidies to purchase
First Saudi Women Receive Drivers’ Licenses Amid Crackdown

First Saudi Women Receive Drivers’ Licenses Amid Crackdown

A Saudi woman drives her car along a street in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah, on September 27, 2017. Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, state media said on September 26, 2017 in
Barnier Rejects Freezing Brexit Talks If No Irish Progress

Barnier Rejects Freezing Brexit Talks If No Irish Progress

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said failure to reach a deal on the Irish border will increase the risk of a messy divorce but ruled out resorting to punishment measures such as freezing
Merkel Offers a Carrot to Italy But Keeps the Stick in Reserve

Merkel Offers a Carrot to Italy But Keeps the Stick in Reserve

Germany is ready to challenge any attempt by Italy’s populist government to flout European Union regulations or seek special treatment from the bloc.
Iran Can Do More After Record Nuclear Inspections, IAEA Says

Iran Can Do More After Record Nuclear Inspections, IAEA Says

Iran has room to cooperate further with international inspectors who conducted a record number of snap visits last year, according to a top diplomat.
Pruitt Tried to Buy Used Mattress From Trump Hotel Last Year

Pruitt Tried to Buy Used Mattress From Trump Hotel Last Year

A top EPA aide helped agency chief Scott Pruitt try to buy a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel, one of several personal tasks she conducted for the administrator whose sleeping
Supreme Court Tosses Gay-Bias Finding Against Wedding-Cake Baker

Supreme Court Tosses Gay-Bias Finding Against Wedding-Cake Baker

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a discrimination finding against a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding, in a narrow ruling that doesn’t resolve broad
Trump Asserts Right to Pardon Himself, But Says He Won't Need To

Trump Asserts Right to Pardon Himself, But Says He Won't Need To

President Donald Trump said he has the power to pardon himself. Just don’t expect anything like that to happen, he added.

U.K. Reaches Draft Deal to Ensure Nuclear Supply After Brexit

The U.K. reached an accord with international inspectors that will help keep the flow of nuclear materials going after the country leaves the European Union.
Parkland Students to Embark on Bus Tour to Register Young Voters

Parkland Students to Embark on Bus Tour to Register Young Voters

A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they'll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from rallies and schools
Bill Clinton Says #MeToo Movement Is Overdue

Bill Clinton Says #MeToo Movement Is Overdue

Former President Bill Clinton says the #MeToo movement is overdue. But he's bristling at questions about Monica Lewinsky.
U.K. Seeks Brexit Breakthrough This Week With Border Plan

U.K. Seeks Brexit Breakthrough This Week With Border Plan

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is preparing to unveil its plan to keep the U.K. in the European Union customs regime for longer in an effort to break the Brexit deadlock, people familiar with
How Kim Jong Un and Trump Differ on Denuclearization

How Kim Jong Un and Trump Differ on Denuclearization

Overcoming those differences will be key to reaching a historic outcome.
The Latest on Jordan’s Prime Minister’s Resignation

The Latest on Jordan’s Prime Minister’s Resignation

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (R) welcomes his Jordanian counterpart Hani Fawzi Al-Mulki in the capital Tunis on November 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI

India Army Will Pare Down Modern Rifles Order to 250,000

The Indian Army will place an order for only 250,000 modern assault rifles -- just a third of its total requirement -- driven by budgetary constraints and the need to speed up deliveries, a person