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Trump Hails ‘Big Progress’ as Kim Vows to Extend Freeze on Tests

Trump Hails ‘Big Progress’ as Kim Vows to Extend Freeze on Tests

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed “big progress” as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to halt nuclear testing.
South America Stands to Benefit From a Trade War It Doesn't Want

South America Stands to Benefit From a Trade War It Doesn't Want

Some South American commodity producers may see their fortunes rise from the trade spat between the U.S. and China. But none are rejoicing, at least not publicly.
Aso Brings Little Home From G-20 Amid Calls to Resign

Aso Brings Little Home From G-20 Amid Calls to Resign

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso won’t have an easy homecoming.
Kim Shifts Gear to Economy as North Korea Ditches Nuclear Tests

Kim Shifts Gear to Economy as North Korea Ditches Nuclear Tests

Kim Jong Un’s suspension of North Korean nuclear tests has strings attached.
Berlusconi Helicopters In as Rivals Seek an Edge in Tiny Region

Berlusconi Helicopters In as Rivals Seek an Edge in Tiny Region

Billionaire ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi flew in by helicopter, twice in a week. His less affluent allies and rivals took to their cars to brave the roads of the mountainous southern Molise area -- it
Wells Fargo Fine Puts Fresh Focus on Power of Trump Tweets

Wells Fargo Fine Puts Fresh Focus on Power of Trump Tweets

For years, Republican lawmakers and regulators have groused about big corporate fines, arguing that they mostly punish blameless shareholders, not the executives who are responsible for misconduct.
Barbara Bush Was ‘First Lady of the Greatest Generation,’ Eulogist Says

Barbara Bush Was ‘First Lady of the Greatest Generation,’ Eulogist Says

Barbara Bush was the "first lady of the greatest generation,” historian Jon Meacham said during her funeral Saturday.
U.S., Japan Clearly Differ on Trade Policy, Japan's Aso Says

U.S., Japan Clearly Differ on Trade Policy, Japan's Aso Says

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that protectionism isn’t good, adding to tensions over trade policy between the two global economic powers.
Donations to NRA's Political Action Committee Surge in March

Donations to NRA's Political Action Committee Surge in March

The National Rifle Association’s political arm had a record spike in donations in March, even as students took part in demonstrations in Washington and around the country calling for stronger gun
North Korea Set to Mothball Nuclear Site, Suspend Missile Tests

North Korea Set to Mothball Nuclear Site, Suspend Missile Tests

North Korea has achieved its goal of developing a nuclear arsenal and is suspending further tests of atomic weapons or intercontinental ballistic missiles, its state-run media reported, citing leader
EPA Chief Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Tied to Condo Rental

EPA Chief Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Tied to Condo Rental

The lobbyist whose wife rented a bedroom in a Capitol Hill condo to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says he met with Pruitt last July with the charitable arm of pork processor Smithfield Foods Inc.,
CIA Defends Haspel’s Role in Destruction of Tapes

CIA Defends Haspel’s Role in Destruction of Tapes

The Central Intelligence Agency declassified a 2011 memo by then-Deputy Director Michael Morell on his decision not to discipline Gina Haspel for her role in destroying tapes of detainee
Drugmaker Group Sets Lobbying Record

Drugmaker Group Sets Lobbying Record

The main trade group for U.S. drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies set a record for lobbying spending in the first three months of 2018.
Uber Sets Lobbying Record in Washington After Leadership Changes

Uber Sets Lobbying Record in Washington After Leadership Changes

Uber spent a record on federal lobbying in the first three months as it seeks to emerge from a series of scandals and change gears in Washington under new leadership.
Mnuchin Urges IMF to ‘Step Up to the Plate’ in Fair Trade Debate

Mnuchin Urges IMF to ‘Step Up to the Plate’ in Fair Trade Debate

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged the International Monetary Fund to do more to help address the world’s economic imbalances, as a fund official suggested the Trump administration is going
Michael Cohen’s Other Woe: Mounting Unpaid Taxes on New York Cabs

Michael Cohen’s Other Woe: Mounting Unpaid Taxes on New York Cabs

Taxicab companies owned by Michael Cohen or family members just got hit with nearly $80,000 in new claims for unpaid taxes, according to records filed in New York.
Trump’s Oil Rant Misses New Reality: High Prices Can Help, Too

Trump’s Oil Rant Misses New Reality: High Prices Can Help, Too

President Donald Trump may have a problem with oil prices being “very high,” but a decline would be a mixed bag for the U.S. economy, thanks to the boom in American energy production.
Senators Press Google and Twitter for Answers on Privacy

Senators Press Google and Twitter for Answers on Privacy

The chief executive officers of Google and Twitter may be next to follow Mark Zuckerberg into a gauntlet of congressional hearings.
Judge in Stormy Daniels Case Prods Cohen to Cite Fifth Amendment

Judge in Stormy Daniels Case Prods Cohen to Cite Fifth Amendment

A Los Angeles federal judge postponed ruling on a request by President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to halt the lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels.
FBI Is Barring McCabe From Proving He Told the Truth, Lawyer Says

FBI Is Barring McCabe From Proving He Told the Truth, Lawyer Says

The FBI is barring former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe from releasing interview transcripts and other evidence, his lawyer said.