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Pennsylvania’s Voters Break Up All-Male Congressional Delegation

Pennsylvania’s Voters Break Up All-Male Congressional Delegation

The days of Pennsylvania’s all-male congressional delegation have come to an end.
Blue State AGs Fight for Their Jobs While Fending Off Trump

Blue State AGs Fight for Their Jobs While Fending Off Trump

Democratic attorneys general spent the past 16 months suing the current administration at a record pace, often thwarting President Donald Trump’s most ambitious policy maneuvers with lawsuits
Senate Intelligence Panel Agrees on Russia Interference Before Unity Put to Test

Senate Intelligence Panel Agrees on Russia Interference Before Unity Put to Test

Unlike just about everyone else on Capitol Hill, the Republican and the Democrat who head the Senate Intelligence Committee have made a determined show of bipartisanship in their Russia probe. Soon
Merkel Says U.S.-European Ties Remain Paramount to Global Order

Merkel Says U.S.-European Ties Remain Paramount to Global Order

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe’s relationship with the U.S. remains fundamental to global security despite mounting differences with President Donald Trump’s administration.
Brexit Bulletin: Calling Time on the Fighting

Brexit Bulletin: Calling Time on the Fighting

Today in Brexit: Theresa May will set out a detailed plan on what she wants from the future relationship next month, in time for a key EU summit.
Novartis General Counsel to Step Down After Cohen Payments

Novartis General Counsel to Step Down After Cohen Payments

Novartis AG’s top lawyer became the first executive to take the fall for the controversial $1.2 million in payments he helped arrange to Donald Trump’s attorney, as the drugmaker tries to contain the
Not Every Investor Is Buying Into the Cult of Emmanuel Macron

Not Every Investor Is Buying Into the Cult of Emmanuel Macron

As anti-establishment parties gain ground across Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron is seen by many investors as a beacon of hope in the region.
Malaysia Premier Says 1MDB Fund Wrongdoing Larger Than Thought

Malaysia Premier Says 1MDB Fund Wrongdoing Larger Than Thought

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said more wrongdoing occurred at state fund 1MDB than was publicly known, as he accelerates efforts to reopen a probe into the scandal-plagued company and the
Canada Backstops Kinder Morgan for Trans Mountain Delays

Canada Backstops Kinder Morgan for Trans Mountain Delays

Justin Trudeau’s government is prepared to reimburse Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. for any financial losses incurred by “politically motivated” delays in its proposed pipeline expansion to the Pacific
Italy Populists Say Government Talks Entering Final Stretch

Italy Populists Say Government Talks Entering Final Stretch

The leader of the anti-migrant League Matteo Salvini said talks with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement on a populist government for Italy have entered their final lap.
North Korea Threatens to Scrap Trump Meeting on Nuclear Demands

North Korea Threatens to Scrap Trump Meeting on Nuclear Demands

North Korea threatened to walk away from its meeting with President Donald Trump next month if the U.S. made a “one-sided demand” for the regime to surrender its nuclear weapons.
Jailed Malaysian Politician Anwar May Be Released Later

Jailed Malaysian Politician Anwar May Be Released Later

Jailed Malaysia politician Anwar Ibrahim may be released later on Wednesday after the alliance he jointly leads pulled off a surprise election win last week. However, it is increasingly unlikely that
Oil Money Might Help Mahathir Fund Malaysia's Budget Without GST

Oil Money Might Help Mahathir Fund Malaysia's Budget Without GST

A promise to scrap the goods-and-services tax helped Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad win an election that led to Malaysia’s first change in government since independence.
Duterte Says China's Xi Won't Allow His Removal From Office

Duterte Says China's Xi Won't Allow His Removal From Office

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had provided him with a personal assurance that Beijing would not allow him to be removed from office.
Trump Said to Mull 2015 Grid Emergency Law to Save Coal Plants

Trump Said to Mull 2015 Grid Emergency Law to Save Coal Plants

The Trump administration is weighing a broad array of strategies for keeping coal and nuclear power plants online as a matter of national security, with options ranging from invoking a 68-year-old law
Europe Exposes Its Weakness to Russia and China in the Balkans

Europe Exposes Its Weakness to Russia and China in the Balkans

Three times a week at 6:30 a.m., Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic sits down for his Russian class. The aim, he says, is to be able to chat as fluently with Vladimir Putin as he does with western
Carillion Deceived on Debt, Lawmakers Say in Damning Report

Carillion Deceived on Debt, Lawmakers Say in Damning Report

Carillion Plc deceived lenders and investors about its debt levels and was enabled by “complacent” auditors who failed to challenge its “aggressive” accounting, according to a U.K. Parliament report.
Trump's North Korea Gamble May Rely on Iran Monitors He Trashed

Trump's North Korea Gamble May Rely on Iran Monitors He Trashed

Donald Trump’s White House is undermining the international system for detecting illicit nuclear activity just as he may be about to need it.
Burundi Vote Likely to Extend Leader's Rule, Stoke Violence

Burundi Vote Likely to Extend Leader's Rule, Stoke Violence

Burundi holds a referendum Thursday on constitutional changes that would set the stage for another East African leader to rule for the next 16 years, amid warnings the vote may inflame a three-year
Massachusetts Gov. Baker Expects Boston to Be in the Hunt for Amazon HQ2

Massachusetts Gov. Baker Expects Boston to Be in the Hunt for Amazon HQ2

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discusses Amazon, public transportation, regulating Airbnb, sports gambling, solar power, and infrastructure projects in his state. He speaks with Bloomberg's