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Comey’s Memos on Trump Have Been Released to Congress

Comey’s Memos on Trump Have Been Released to Congress

The Justice Department has agreed to give Congress memos that former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his meetings with President Donald Trump, according to a Republican familiar with the
EPA to Probe Pruitt’s Security Spending on Personal Trips

EPA to Probe Pruitt’s Security Spending on Personal Trips

The EPA’s internal watchdog will investigate the around-the-clock security protection for Administrator Scott Pruitt including the possibility bodyguards accompanied him to Disneyland and the Rose

Mnuchin Says Europe to Share More Data on Venezuela Corruption

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that countries from Europe, Asia and Latin America agreed to share information on the assets of “corrupt” Venezuelan officials in an effort to tighten
Ramaphosa Leaves London Meeting to Address South Africa Protests

Ramaphosa Leaves London Meeting to Address South Africa Protests

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet the top leadership of the ruling African National Congress on Friday to decide on the future of the premier of the North West province, Supra
Former May Aide’s Attempt to Defend Her Undermined by Email Leak

Former May Aide’s Attempt to Defend Her Undermined by Email Leak

An attempt by Theresa May’s one-time closest adviser to defend her record on immigration backfired after emails seen by Bloomberg appeared to contradict his account of a controversial project.
Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on
Grassley’s Pitch on Bill Protecting Mueller: It’s Not About Trump

Grassley’s Pitch on Bill Protecting Mueller: It’s Not About Trump

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday he’s determined to hold a committee vote next week on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job.
Sen. Murphy Says Pompeo Needs to Put Diplomacy First

Sen. Murphy Says Pompeo Needs to Put Diplomacy First

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says CIA Director Mike Pompeo is not qualified to be Secretary of State. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Condo Fallout Hits a Republican Senator

Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Condo Fallout Hits a Republican Senator

The Capitol Hill condo that landed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt into a whirlwind of controversy may ensnare another Washington power broker.
Trump Orders Agencies to Expedite and Expand Arms Sales Abroad

Trump Orders Agencies to Expedite and Expand Arms Sales Abroad

President Donald Trump has ordered government agencies to expedite and expand arms sales abroad, including easing limits on exports of drones with military capabilities.

Brexit May Freeze U.K. Out of Robotics, EU Digital New Wave

The U.K. is at risk of missing out on the European Union’s booming digital market that spans robotics, battery-powered vehicles and three-dimensional printing.
Labour Could Bend on Immigration to Keep Banks in Britain After Brexit

Labour Could Bend on Immigration to Keep Banks in Britain After Brexit

Britain’s opposition Labour Party would be willing to set aside voter demands for an immigration clampdown in order to secure a Brexit deal that keeps financial services companies in London.
To Save Democracy, This Economist Wants to Kill Its Core Principle

To Save Democracy, This Economist Wants to Kill Its Core Principle

Dambisa Moyo’s Edge of Chaos makes an argument for weighted voting—giving more voting power to the educated, and taking it away for others.
West Should Rediscover Its ‘Democratic Mojo,’ David Cameron Says

West Should Rediscover Its ‘Democratic Mojo,’ David Cameron Says

Western countries need to “mount a fightback” against the rise of populism that’s led to Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, David Cameron said.
Firing of Striking Nurses Stokes Concern About Zimbabwe’s Democracy

Firing of Striking Nurses Stokes Concern About Zimbabwe’s Democracy

The Zimbabwean government’s dismissal of thousands of striking nurses dimmed hopes that the removal of Robert Mugabe as president last year would usher in a new era of stability in the southern
Chris Christie’s Official Portrait to Cost $85,000

Chris Christie’s Official Portrait to Cost $85,000

Australian artist Paul Newton will paint the portrait of the Republican, who left office after eight years in January.
Turkey President's Vote Gamble Brings Him Closer to One-Man Rule

Turkey President's Vote Gamble Brings Him Closer to One-Man Rule

Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught opponents off guard and divided with his call for snap elections, making it even more likely he’ll emerge in a few weeks as Turkey’s first all-powerful executive president.
Merkel Huddles With Macron to Coordinate Trade Pitch to Trump

Merkel Huddles With Macron to Coordinate Trade Pitch to Trump

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel are drawing up a common message on global trade ahead of trips to Washington next week.
Curtain Falls on Cuba’s Castro Era With Selection of New President

Curtain Falls on Cuba’s Castro Era With Selection of New President

Miguel Diaz-Canel took over as Cuba’s president Thursday, moving quickly to downplay expectations of change in an island ruled by the Castro family for six decades.
How an Opioid Deadlier Than Heroin Became Off Limits for Researchers

How an Opioid Deadlier Than Heroin Became Off Limits for Researchers

A powerful illegal opioid is causing tens of thousands of deaths, but a standoff between government researchers and federal law enforcement is keeping scientists from finding a way to stop it from