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Brazil’s Economy Minister Reignites Macron Feud By Insulting His Wife

Brazil’s Economy Minister Reignites Macron Feud By Insulting His Wife

Brazil’s Economy Minister reignited President Jair Bolsonaro’s spat with his French counterpart after he repeated the Brazilian leader’s insults about Emmanuel Macron’s wife.
Ireland Wants a Brexit Deal But Not at Any Price, Varadkar Warns

Ireland Wants a Brexit Deal But Not at Any Price, Varadkar Warns

Ireland won’t accept a Brexit deal at any price, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, as he warned that the country faces the U.K. leaving the EU without an agreement “for a period.”
Paul Manafort Seeks Dismissal of New York State Mortgage-Fraud Case

Paul Manafort Seeks Dismissal of New York State Mortgage-Fraud Case

Paul Manafort, the disgraced former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, is seeking dismissal of a mortgage-fraud case against him in New York because he was already tried on similar charges
Voting Machine Makers Give U.S. Access in Fight Against Hackers

Voting Machine Makers Give U.S. Access in Fight Against Hackers

Companies that make voting machines and election systems have given the Homeland Security Department access to engineering details and operations so the U.S. can identify potential vulnerabilities
White House Weighs Biofuel Quota Boost Amid Appeals From Iowa

White House Weighs Biofuel Quota Boost Amid Appeals From Iowa

Top administration officials have developed plans to give a 5% boost to U.S. renewable fuel-blending quotas in 2020, as President Donald Trump seeks to temper farm-state criticism he has undermined
AMLO Defends Billionaire, Raising Doubts About His Anti-Graft Promises

AMLO Defends Billionaire, Raising Doubts About His Anti-Graft Promises

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador campaigned on promises to weed out corruption and crony capitalism. That commitment is being called into question amid new scrutiny of his relationship
Navy’s Top Auditor to Retire Under Sexual Harassment Allegations

Navy’s Top Auditor to Retire Under Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Navy’s auditor general, under investigation by the Pentagon’s inspector general for alleged sexual harassment, has told his staff he plans to retire and has been transferred in the meantime.
Boris Johnson Says His Brother Disagrees About Brexit Policy

Boris Johnson Says His Brother Disagrees About Brexit Policy

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson comments on the resignation of his brother Jo Johnson from Parliament. (Source: Bloomberg)
Javid Calls for Rebel Tories to Be Allowed Rejoin Party

Javid Calls for Rebel Tories to Be Allowed Rejoin Party

Conservative Party lawmakers expelled after voting against the government in Tuesday’s Brexit vote should be given a route to rejoin, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid told LBC radio on
Ex-Campaign Staffer Who Said Trump Forced a Kiss Drops Suit

Ex-Campaign Staffer Who Said Trump Forced a Kiss Drops Suit

A former campaign staffer for President Donald Trump who claimed that he “forcibly kissed” her before a Florida rally in 2016 told a judge she’s abandoning her lawsuit over the alleged encounter.
Anonymous Investors Can Seek Documents From Trump in Fraud Suit

Anonymous Investors Can Seek Documents From Trump in Fraud Suit

A group of anonymous investors who claim that Donald Trump defrauded them by endorsing a marketing company that went bust will get to seek evidence in the case, even as Trump tries to have the lawsuit
Embattled Boris Johnson Fights On as His Brother Resigns Over Brexit

Embattled Boris Johnson Fights On as His Brother Resigns Over Brexit

Boris Johnson’s opponents are seeking ways to outmaneuver him on Brexit. Their latest idea is to hold a U.K. election in late October.
Bolsonaro Sticks to Brazil Spending Cap Amid Cabinet Controversy

Bolsonaro Sticks to Brazil Spending Cap Amid Cabinet Controversy

President Jair Bolsonaro ruled out changes to Brazil’s public spending ceiling a day after suggesting the measure needed to be eased to avoid a government shutdown.
Judge Leans Toward Blocking Trump Asylum Restriction Nationwide

Judge Leans Toward Blocking Trump Asylum Restriction Nationwide

A federal judge signaled he will probably block the Trump administration from enforcing restrictions on asylum applications anywhere along the Mexican border while the legality of the policy announced
EU Baffled by Johnson Strategy, Sees Brexit Talks as Pretense

EU Baffled by Johnson Strategy, Sees Brexit Talks as Pretense

Boris Johnson Photographer: Darren Staples/Bloomberg
U.K.'s Johnson Says He'd Rather Be 'Dead in a Ditch' Than Delay Brexit

U.K.'s Johnson Says He'd Rather Be 'Dead in a Ditch' Than Delay Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he refuses to seek a Brexit delay after suffering another resounding defeat in Parliament the day before. (Source: Bloomberg)
U.K.'s Johnson Says Election Is Only Way Forward, EU Debate Must Be Settled

U.K.'s Johnson Says Election Is Only Way Forward, EU Debate Must Be Settled

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he refuses to seek a Brexit delay after suffering another resounding defeat in Parliament the day before. (Source: Bloomberg)
Biden Defends Fundraiser Despite Criticism From Green Groups

Biden Defends Fundraiser Despite Criticism From Green Groups

Joe Biden on Thursday defended his decision to attend a fundraiser hosted by a co-founder of a liquefied natural gas company, despite criticism from environmental groups and activists that he is
Ramaphosa Vows to Tackle Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

Ramaphosa Vows to Tackle Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

South Africa will step up policing and provide additional funding to combat gender-based violence, after two days of protests over crimes against women, said President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Juul’s Claims It Helps Smokers Quit Questioned by Lawmaker

Juul’s Claims It Helps Smokers Quit Questioned by Lawmaker

Juul Labs Inc. is making fraudulent claims that its vaping devices help smokers quit cigarettes, the chairman of a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee said in a letter to U.S. health officials.