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In Veiled Shot at Trump, Tillerson Warns Democracy Is at Risk

In Veiled Shot at Trump, Tillerson Warns Democracy Is at Risk

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, warning that a growing national crisis of ethics and integrity has put American democracy at risk.
How About a Customs Extension? May's Brexit Team Discusses

How About a Customs Extension? May's Brexit Team Discusses

There’s a radical new option that Prime Minister Theresa May’s inner Brexit Cabinet has taken into consideration to address the intractable Irish border problem: keeping European Union customs rules
Trump Faulted for Failing to Disclose Payment to Stormy Daniels

Trump Faulted for Failing to Disclose Payment to Stormy Daniels

President Donald Trump should have reported a reimbursement to his attorney Michael Cohen for a payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels in his 2017 public financial disclosure, the director of the
Ex-Halkbank Executive Wins Leniency From Sanctions Judge

Ex-Halkbank Executive Wins Leniency From Sanctions Judge

A senior executive at one of Turkey’s largest banks got a break from a U.S. judge, who handed down a much shorter sentence than prosecutors sought for aiding an Iranian plot to evade sanctions and
Paris Train Hero Runs for County Commissioner in Oregon

Paris Train Hero Runs for County Commissioner in Oregon

One of the men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train is running for a county commissioner seat in western Oregon.
Republican Voters Punish House Lawmakers Seeking Higher Office

Republican Voters Punish House Lawmakers Seeking Higher Office

Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho on Tuesday became the latest Republican incumbent to lose out.
How Michael Cohen Became a $1.2 Million Headache for Novartis

How Michael Cohen Became a $1.2 Million Headache for Novartis

When Michael Cohen showed up at Novartis last year proposing to help the drugmaker navigate the Trump administration, it sounded like a promising opportunity.
Facebook User Data May Have Gone to Russia, Whistle-Blower Says

Facebook User Data May Have Gone to Russia, Whistle-Blower Says

The whistle-blower who revealed how Cambridge Analytica harvested Facebook user data to target election ads said the company could have shared that information with Russia.
U.S. Orders Quicker Inspection of Jet Engines Linked to Death

U.S. Orders Quicker Inspection of Jet Engines Linked to Death

Airlines need to speed the inspection of older jet engine fan blades like the one that led to a passenger death after it broke loose last month on a Southwest Airlines Co. flight, U.S. regulators said
Trudeau Pitches Diversity to NYU Graduates at Yankee Stadium

Trudeau Pitches Diversity to NYU Graduates at Yankee Stadium

Justin Trudeau described how embracing diversity and tolerance can ease global political divisions in a graduation speech at Yankee Stadium.
U.K. Lords Inflict 15th Defeat on May Over Key Brexit Bill

U.K. Lords Inflict 15th Defeat on May Over Key Brexit Bill

The upper chamber of the U.K. Parliament inflicted a final defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May over her flagship piece of Brexit legislation on Wednesday.
It's Brexit Decision Time, EU to Tell May, as Progress Stalls

It's Brexit Decision Time, EU to Tell May, as Progress Stalls

The European Union will press Prime Minister Theresa May for a clearer idea of her plans for Brexit as she goes face-to-face with her fellow leaders on Thursday for the final time before a crunch
Zuckerberg Accepts EU Parliament Grilling Over Data Scandal

Zuckerberg Accepts EU Parliament Grilling Over Data Scandal

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to face a grilling from European Union lawmakers over how the data of as many as 2.7 million Europeans could have ended up in the hands
China’s Top Economic Envoy to Meet With Key Republicans

China’s Top Economic Envoy to Meet With Key Republicans

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser will meet with key Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday.
Egypt's Baby Boom Needs a Pumped-Up Economy, El-Sisi Says

Egypt's Baby Boom Needs a Pumped-Up Economy, El-Sisi Says

Egypt’s economy needs to grow by at least 7.5 percent a year to lift living standards for a surging population, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Wednesday.
U.K. Said to Threaten Veto on EU's New Galileo Contract Tenders

U.K. Said to Threaten Veto on EU's New Galileo Contract Tenders

The U.K. is considering vetoing the release of new contract tenders for the European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation system if the bloc doesn’t relax its stance on restricting Britain’s access to
Nigerian Lawmakers Approve Record Budget Ahead of Elections

Nigerian Lawmakers Approve Record Budget Ahead of Elections

Nigerian lawmakers approved a 2018 budget of 9.1 trillion naira ($25 billion), its biggest yet, to help boost economic growth less than a year before general elections.
Trump Tower Meeting: Key Moments From the Senate Documents

Trump Tower Meeting: Key Moments From the Senate Documents

Transcripts released Wednesday are shedding new light on the June 2016 meeting.

South Africa ‘State-Capture’ Body Starts Probe, Plans Hearings

A South African judicial commission probing allegations that members of the Gupta family and their allies worked with former President Jacob Zuma and his son to loot billions of rand from state
Trump Jr. Denies Telling Dad Before Meeting Russians at Trump Tower

Trump Jr. Denies Telling Dad Before Meeting Russians at Trump Tower

Donald Trump Jr. stated that he did not alert his father before meeting with Russians in a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, according to transcripts of interviews released Wednesday by the Senate