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White House Doctor Withdraws Nomination to Be Trump’s VA Secretary

White House Doctor Withdraws Nomination to Be Trump’s VA Secretary

White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination to be Veterans Affairs secretary Thursday after a Senate panel delayed a confirmation hearing to review allegations of improper behavior and

UN Says 10 Aid Workers Missing as South Sudan Faces Famine

Ten aid workers have gone missing in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria region, the United Nations said, the latest blow for humanitarian staff in the war-torn nation that’s on the brink of famine.

Morrocan King to Sign Trade, Mining Deals With Congo Republic

Moroccan King Mohammed VI will sign a series of investment agreements in a visit to Congo Republic this weekend, Environment & Tourism Minister Arlette Soudan-Nonault said.

South Africa Halts Social Security Payments Tender Process

South African Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has suspended the tender process aimed at securing a new distributor for the country’s social security cash payments for millions of people,
Philippines ‘Deeply Disturbed’ After Kuwait Expels Manila Envoy

Philippines ‘Deeply Disturbed’ After Kuwait Expels Manila Envoy

The Philippines has described Kuwait’s decision on Wednesday to expel Manila’s envoy to Kuwait and also recall its own ambassador to the Philippines as “deeply disturbing.”
Armenian Government Sends Envoys to Russia Amid Opposition Push

Armenian Government Sends Envoys to Russia Amid Opposition Push

The Armenian government sent emissaries to Russia for talks on the political crisis that’s convulsing their country as the leader of anti-government protests pressed demands to take power.
EU Won't Adapt Customs Union Rules to Suit Britain, Barnier Says

EU Won't Adapt Customs Union Rules to Suit Britain, Barnier Says

The European Union is giving the U.K. a take-it-or-leave-it offer over customs union membership.
China Won't Match U.S. as Military Power, Malaysia's Najib Says

China Won't Match U.S. as Military Power, Malaysia's Najib Says

China will become the dominant economic power in Asia in the near term but will not displace the U.S. militarily, according to Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The Battle to Lead Malaysia Gets Personal

The Battle to Lead Malaysia Gets Personal

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Latin America's Most Unpopular Presidency Grinds to Standstill

Earlier this week Brazil’s President Michel Temer called the ten Senate leaders of his ruling coalition to discuss the year’s legislative agenda. Only four showed up.
`Your Company Is the Problem' U.K. Lawmakers Tell Facebook CTO

`Your Company Is the Problem' U.K. Lawmakers Tell Facebook CTO

Tension and voices were high as Facebook Inc. Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer was questioned Thursday by a U.K. parliamentary committee investigating the impact of social media on recent
The U.S. Investigators Under Fire From Trump

The U.S. Investigators Under Fire From Trump

Congress is exploring ways to protect Mueller's investigation.
South Africa Government Plans to Stabilize Protest-Hit Province

South Africa Government Plans to Stabilize Protest-Hit Province

South Africa’s national government said it will intervene to stabilize the North West province, which has been rocked by days of violent protests aimed at removing Premier Supra Mahumapelo from his
Macron's Gamble: Keep Trump Close and Brace for Turbulence Ahead

Macron's Gamble: Keep Trump Close and Brace for Turbulence Ahead

It can be a lonely business being Donald Trump’s friend.
Hedge Fund Adviser Says Analysis Was His, Not From D.C. Leaks

Hedge Fund Adviser Says Analysis Was His, Not From D.C. Leaks

The central figure in a Washington-meets-Wall-Street insider trading trial got his information through research, not a well-placed government source, his lawyer told jurors near the end of a trial
Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Defense: Don’t Blame Me

Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Defense: Don’t Blame Me

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made it through nearly six hours of grilling on Capitol Hill on Thursday by mostly blaming subordinates for the swirl of ethics allegations
Koch Network Has an Unlikely Spokesman in New Ad: Chuck Schumer

Koch Network Has an Unlikely Spokesman in New Ad: Chuck Schumer

Unless they’re being attacked, it’s rare for the political network backed by the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to feature a Democrat like Senator Chuck Schumer in one of
Michael Cohen's Fate Hinges on 32-Year-Old Corruption Fighter

Michael Cohen's Fate Hinges on 32-Year-Old Corruption Fighter

The high-wattage cases that go through the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office have catapulted legal careers. Some lawyers have become household names after starting their careers there targeting drug
Japan’s Biggest Bank Draws Scrutiny for Switching to Trump Regulator

Japan’s Biggest Bank Draws Scrutiny for Switching to Trump Regulator

Japan’s biggest bank has been accused by New York officials of dodging tough oversight by swapping its state license for a federal one, putting itself under a U.S. agency on the front lines of
Elusive Inflation Again Extends Era of Negative Rates in Sweden

Elusive Inflation Again Extends Era of Negative Rates in Sweden

Sweden’s central bank just can’t get enough inflation.