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Christie Successor Touts $300 Million Repair He Once Scorned

Christie Successor Touts $300 Million Repair He Once Scorned

Governor Phil Murphy, who once called his predecessor’s back-channel financing of New Jersey’s $300 million statehouse renovation “an insult and an exercise in arrogance,” now says the project is
AP: Trump Lawyer Met Russian Oligarch at Trump Tower

AP: Trump Lawyer Met Russian Oligarch at Trump Tower

Washington (AP) -- Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president, according to a
Spain's Rajoy Vows to Complete His Term

Spain's Rajoy Vows to Complete His Term

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he aims to see out the rest of his four-year term after the opposition called a vote of no-confidence in his scandal-plagued administration. Bloomberg's Maria
Trump Says Kim Summit 'Could Still Happen' on June 12

Trump Says Kim Summit 'Could Still Happen' on June 12

President Donald Trump pivoted from Thursday's cancellation of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the meeting still may happen. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on
Under Pressure From Trump, Saudis Put Brakes on Oil's Rally

Under Pressure From Trump, Saudis Put Brakes on Oil's Rally

The world’s largest oil exporter just made quite a policy swerve. Within six weeks, Saudi Arabia has gone from advocating higher prices to trying to stop the rally at $80 a barrel.
Trudeau Government Says 2017 Deficit Is In Line With Projections

Trudeau Government Says 2017 Deficit Is In Line With Projections

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released interim results for the 2017 fiscal year that it says shows are “broadly” in line with its deficit projections.
Trump Continues to Push Claim FBI Informant Was a Campaign ‘Spy’

Trump Continues to Push Claim FBI Informant Was a Campaign ‘Spy’

President Donald Trump repeated his unsubstantiated claim that an FBI informant who contacted advisers to his 2016 campaign was a political “spy,” a day after Justice Department officials briefed
North Korea Means 'Very Little Bad' for U.S.-China Trade, Says Haines

North Korea Means 'Very Little Bad' for U.S.-China Trade, Says Haines

Terry Haines, head of political analysis at Evercore ISI, discusses the foreign policy implications of the cancelled meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He
Trump Casts Long Shadow at Buoyant Putin's Geopolitical Show

Trump Casts Long Shadow at Buoyant Putin's Geopolitical Show

President Vladimir Putin scored a major victory by luring leaders from China, Japan and France to his annual economic showcase. But even with the most powerful lineup ever, the conversation kept
Trump Says North Korea Summit May Go Ahead After ‘Productive Talks’

Trump Says North Korea Summit May Go Ahead After ‘Productive Talks’

President Donald Trump says his June historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may be back on and could be extended following “very productive” talks between the two countries.
Ex-Special Envoy Mitchell Says Negotiate Prior to Trump-Kim Meeting

Ex-Special Envoy Mitchell Says Negotiate Prior to Trump-Kim Meeting

George Mitchell, former U.S. Senate majority leader and special envoy, discusses the cancellation of a scheduled meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the
EU Replays Its Brexit Playbook, Sensing U.K. Still in Disarray

EU Replays Its Brexit Playbook, Sensing U.K. Still in Disarray

When a European Union official, summing up the state of Brexit talks on Thursday, described many of the U.K.’s ideas as “fantasy,” it maintained a strategy of dismissing Britain’s approach that hasn’t
Malaysia's Najib Takes to Social Media to Defend Record

Malaysia's Najib Takes to Social Media to Defend Record

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is taking to social media to defend his economic record, denying his administration manipulated national debt levels and warning the new government against

Congo Opposition Leaders Mull Unity Candidate for Delayed Vote

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s two leading opposition presidential challengers are discussing choosing a single candidate to run in elections scheduled for December.
World's Top Oil Trader Says No One Will Avoid Iran Sanctions

World's Top Oil Trader Says No One Will Avoid Iran Sanctions

The world’s top oil trader said it will be near impossible to avoid U.S. sanctions on Iran, suggesting Donald Trump’s attack on OPEC’s third-largest producer may have a bigger impact on the global
Turkey's Election Angst Is Driving Up Demand for Gold Coins

Turkey's Election Angst Is Driving Up Demand for Gold Coins

With just a month until elections, shopkeepers at Turkey’s biggest bazaar say they’re seeing a jump in demand for gold coins.
Spain's Key Party Ready to Back a Vote to Kick Out Rajoy

Spain's Key Party Ready to Back a Vote to Kick Out Rajoy

Ciudadanos, the centrist party that holds the balance of power in the Spanish Parliament, said it’s ready to back a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy unless he calls a snap
Trump Risks Kim Wager in Trademark Bombshell

Trump Risks Kim Wager in Trademark Bombshell

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White-Collar Prosecutions Fall to 20-Year Low Under Trump

White-Collar Prosecutions Fall to 20-Year Low Under Trump

The number of white-collar prosecutions is on track to hit a 20-year low under President Donald Trump, after reaching a high in 2011 during the Barack Obama administration, according to a nonprofit
Brexit Rebels in Scotland Bid for Another Shot at Independence

Brexit Rebels in Scotland Bid for Another Shot at Independence

After championing the cause for staying in the European Union, Scotland’s nationalists are reigniting their effort to leave the U.K. with plans for a new currency, economic regime and an open door for
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