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French Labor Unions, Far-Left Groups Demonstrate Against Macron

French Labor Unions, Far-Left Groups Demonstrate Against Macron

French groups opposed to President Emmanuel Macron, including labor unions and anti-capitalist political parties, have called for demonstrations on Saturday across the country to protest against his
Rajoy Refuses to Be Written Off as Spanish Rivals Seek Ouster

Rajoy Refuses to Be Written Off as Spanish Rivals Seek Ouster

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is fighting to save his government from collapse after a slew of harsh jail sentences handed down by judges in Madrid exposed his party’s Achilles heel on
Trump Says U.S. Prisoner Released by Venezuela After Pressure

Trump Says U.S. Prisoner Released by Venezuela After Pressure

An American citizen imprisoned in Venezuela since 2016 is on a plane back to Washington, where he’ll meet with President Donald Trump, after being released in response to pressure from the U.S.
Italy May Be Cut by Moody's on Concerns Over New Government

Italy May Be Cut by Moody's on Concerns Over New Government

Italy’s rating may be cut by Moody’s over concerns about the new government’s fiscal plans and the risk that some important past measures, such as pension reform, might be reversed.
Ireland Votes to Liberalize Abortion Rules in Landslide

Ireland Votes to Liberalize Abortion Rules in Landslide

Ireland overwhelmingly voted to liberalize some of Western Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws in the nation’s most decisive break yet with its Roman Catholic roots.
Nigeria Lawmakers Send 2018 Spending Plan to President to Sign

Nigeria Lawmakers Send 2018 Spending Plan to President to Sign

Nigeria’s national assembly sent the 2018 budget proposal to President Muhammadu Buhari a little over a week after lawmakers approved the country’s biggest yet spending plan of 9.1 trillion naira ($25
New York Mayor de Blasio Says Trump Should Be Investigated Like Weinstein

New York Mayor de Blasio Says Trump Should Be Investigated Like Weinstein

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter on Friday to use the arrest of film producer Harvey Weinstein as an opportunity to call for a similar investigation of President Donald Trump.
Trump Signs Orders Cracking Down on Federal Workers' Unions

Trump Signs Orders Cracking Down on Federal Workers' Unions

President Donald Trump signed executive orders restricting the activities of unions that represent many of the U.S. government’s 2.1 million employees, the White House said.
Putin, Macron, Abe, Wang, Lagarde Speak at SPIEF

Putin, Macron, Abe, Wang, Lagarde Speak at SPIEF

Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speak at the St.
Manafort Judge Denies Request to Dismiss Count in Indictment

Manafort Judge Denies Request to Dismiss Count in Indictment

A federal judge denied a request by Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, to dismiss one of two counts in an indictment as unnecessarily overlapping.
T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile US Inc. is getting some well-connected help in Washington as it seeks to win approval for its purchase of Sprint Corp.: a lobbying firm staffed by former Trump campaign aides.
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Racked Up $3.1 Million Bill for Security in First Year

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Racked Up $3.1 Million Bill for Security in First Year

U.S. taxpayers spent at least $3.1 million guarding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt around the clock during his first year on the job, according to newly released records.
Cohen Judge to Hear From Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Next Week

Cohen Judge to Hear From Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Next Week

The judge overseeing review of evidence seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is set to hear arguments next week from Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult
Trump Picks Anti-Immigration Hard-Liner to Lead Refugee Bureau

Trump Picks Anti-Immigration Hard-Liner to Lead Refugee Bureau

President Donald Trump announced plans to nominate a retired foreign service officer affiliated with an organization that critics call an anti-immigrant hate group to run the State Department bureau
Former Australian PM Rudd Says North Korea's Position Has Been 'Relatively Consistent'

Former Australian PM Rudd Says North Korea's Position Has Been 'Relatively Consistent'

Kevin Rudd, Asia Society president and former prime minister of Australia, discusses the state of U.S.-North Korea relations with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance
Rep. Rooney on North Korea Talks, China Trade

Rep. Rooney on North Korea Talks, China Trade

Rep. Francis Rooney, vice chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a Republican from Florida, discusses the cancellation of talks between the U.S. and North Korea and what the U.S. hopes to
Manafort Trial in Virginia Pushed to July 24 With No Explanation

Manafort Trial in Virginia Pushed to July 24 With No Explanation

The bank and tax fraud trial of Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman of President Donald Trump, was delayed by two weeks to July 24 in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. The judge didn’t
Trump Says China's ZTE to Pay $1.3 Billion Fine to Re-Open

Trump Says China's ZTE to Pay $1.3 Billion Fine to Re-Open

President Donald Trump said the U.S. would allow Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker ZTE Corp. to remain in business after paying a $1.3 billion fine, changing its management and board and
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