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240 House Lawmakers Urge Ryan to Allow Immigration Votes

240 House Lawmakers Urge Ryan to Allow Immigration Votes

A bipartisan group of 240 U.S. House members have signed on to an effort to persuade Speaker Paul Ryan to let lawmakers debate four competing immigration bills and see which one can get the most
Lords Defeat May on Customs Union in Test of Brexit Plans

Lords Defeat May on Customs Union in Test of Brexit Plans

The U.K.’s upper house voted against a key part of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit policy, inflicting a defeat on the government that could eventually push it toward keeping closer ties with the
One of These People May Get to See Trump’s Lawyer’s Secrets

One of These People May Get to See Trump’s Lawyer’s Secrets

Prosecutors and lawyers for Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, proposed a total of seven people who could fill the job of a “special master” to help review documents seized from him by the FBI.
White House to Investigate Pruitt’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth

White House to Investigate Pruitt’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth

The White House budget office is investigating the EPA’s spending of $43,000 on a secure phone booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt’s office.
Pompeo Trip to North Korea Sets Stage for Trump Summit

Pompeo Trip to North Korea Sets Stage for Trump Summit

Bloomberg's Bill Faries discusses U.S.-North Korea relations. He speaks with Mark Barton and Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
Corker Calls Trump’s Attacks on FBI and Justice Damaging to U.S.

Corker Calls Trump’s Attacks on FBI and Justice Damaging to U.S.

President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the FBI and the Justice Department could do irreparable harm to American democracy, Senator Bob Corker said.
Trump's SEC Proposes Obama-Era Broker Conflict Rules Rewrite

Trump's SEC Proposes Obama-Era Broker Conflict Rules Rewrite

The new approach will be unveiled Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Trump Has No Immediate Plan for New Russia Sanctions, Sources Say

Trump Has No Immediate Plan for New Russia Sanctions, Sources Say

The Trump administration has no immediate plans to impose more sanctions on Russia, two people familiar with the matter said.
HHS Secretary Azar Is Back in the Hospital for Intestinal Issue

HHS Secretary Azar Is Back in the Hospital for Intestinal Issue

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has been hospitalized for the second time in a week because of an intestinal issue, his office said Wednesday.
Ramaphosa Touts ‘New Dawn’ in South Africa to Lure $100 Billion

Ramaphosa Touts ‘New Dawn’ in South Africa to Lure $100 Billion

President Cyril Ramaphosa brought his branding of a “new dawn” in South Africa to London as he promised to unveil incentives to attract $100 billion in investment.
Erdogan Calls Snap Election for June; Lira, Stocks Rally

Erdogan Calls Snap Election for June; Lira, Stocks Rally

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called elections a year earlier than scheduled, moving to consolidate his one-man rule of the region’s largest economy.
Trump Rewrites History on Rationale for Firing Comey

Trump Rewrites History on Rationale for Firing Comey

President Donald Trump is attempting to rewrite history on his rationale for firing James Comey as FBI director last year.
IMF Warns of Rising Threats to Global Financial System

IMF Warns of Rising Threats to Global Financial System

Threats to the global financial system are rising, with the price of risky assets surging in a manner reminiscent of the years before the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund
Mace Theft in Nigeria’s Senate Signals Turmoil Ahead of 2019 Election

Mace Theft in Nigeria’s Senate Signals Turmoil Ahead of 2019 Election

A suspended senator led armed men into Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber in a plenary session, stealing the mace in a dramatic twist that could signal political turmoil ahead of presidential polls

EU Urges Name Deal as Republic of Macedonia Is ‘Back on Path’

The European Union urged the Republic of Macedonia to strike a deal with neighboring Greece on a long standing name dispute after it recommended start of accession talks with the Balkan country.
Ramaphosa Woos Investors With Vow to Tackle South African Graft

Ramaphosa Woos Investors With Vow to Tackle South African Graft

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his administration is committed to fighting corruption and fixing troubled state companies, but progress will take time.
Russia's War on Telegram Expands to Google, Amazon Battlefields

Russia's War on Telegram Expands to Google, Amazon Battlefields

Russia’s attempts to ban access to the Telegram messaging service threaten to drag U.S. tech giants including Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. into the war with founder Pavel Durov as he turns to
Khamenei Sees ‘Foreign Footprints’ in Iran’s Currency Chaos

Khamenei Sees ‘Foreign Footprints’ in Iran’s Currency Chaos

Foreign intelligence services have played a role in fueling Iran’s currency crisis in an effort to destabilize the economy, according to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Trump Calls Sketch of Stormy Daniels's Threatener a ‘Con Job’

Trump Calls Sketch of Stormy Daniels's Threatener a ‘Con Job’

President Donald Trump weighed in on a composite sketch of the man who adult film star Stormy Daniels says physically threatened her in a parking lot seven years ago seeking to silence her over
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