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Comey Responds to Trump: ‘This Is Not Some Tin-Pot Dictatorship’

Comey Responds to Trump: ‘This Is Not Some Tin-Pot Dictatorship’

President Donald Trump’s comments that ousted FBI Director James Comey belongs in jail are "dangerous" and threaten a "tin-pot dictatorship," the former lawman said in an interview Tuesday with NPR.
Mnuchin Labels Trump's China, Russia FX Tweets a ‘Warning Shot’

Mnuchin Labels Trump's China, Russia FX Tweets a ‘Warning Shot’

President Donald Trump’s accusations that China and Russia are gaming their currencies were a “warning shot” about the consequences about devaluation, rather than part of a wish to achieve a weaker
Ivory Coast's Ruling Coalition Agrees to Form Single Party

Ivory Coast's Ruling Coalition Agrees to Form Single Party

Six political parties that make up Ivory Coast’s ruling coalition have agreed to form a single party as the West African nation prepares for 2020 presidential elections.
Sweden, India Work on Security Accord That May Open for Jet Deal

Sweden, India Work on Security Accord That May Open for Jet Deal

India and Sweden agreed to work on a deal to allow increased sharing of classified information, potentially opening up for Saab AB to secure an order for its Gripen fighter jets.
Why Golf May Not Be Enough to Sustain Trump-Abe Bond This Time

Why Golf May Not Be Enough to Sustain Trump-Abe Bond This Time

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s five meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump have been relaxed affairs, marked by rounds of golf and warm praise. Their sixth encounter may be more tense.
Who Is Kimba Wood and What Does She Mean for the Trump Administration?

Who Is Kimba Wood and What Does She Mean for the Trump Administration?

Bloomberg Gadfly's Timothy O'Brien discusses the Trump administration and the Cohen investigation, possibly posing a bigger threat than any of the president's international deals. He speaks with
EU Wins Poland Logging Ban as Fight Over Rule of Law Evolves

EU Wins Poland Logging Ban as Fight Over Rule of Law Evolves

The European Union won a court battle against Poland over logging in one of the continent’s last primeval forests, underscoring their strained relations as they seek to resolve a wider conflict over
The Expanding Scope of Mueller's Trump Investigation

The Expanding Scope of Mueller's Trump Investigation

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses President Donald Trump's pardoning of Scooter Libby and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation of the Trump administration. He speaks on "Bloomberg
Group Plans $48 Million Ad Campaign to Preserve GOP Congress

Group Plans $48 Million Ad Campaign to Preserve GOP Congress

A group working to help Republicans keep control of the U.S. House said Tuesday it plans to place orders for $48 million in television and online advertising for the weeks before November’s election
Trump’s Troubles Now Center on Confidant Cohen

Trump’s Troubles Now Center on Confidant Cohen

One of Donald Trump’s closest allies has emerged as the linchpin of the president’s legal and political woes.
Macron Champions EU as Nationalist Currents Evoke ‘Civil War’

Macron Champions EU as Nationalist Currents Evoke ‘Civil War’

French President Emmanuel Macron gave an unabashed defense of the European Union in its political heart, urging the bloc to reject nationalism, deepen integration and promote free trade in the face of
Chemical Weapons Watchdogs Enter Syria's Douma, State TV Says

Chemical Weapons Watchdogs Enter Syria's Douma, State TV Says

International investigators entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical weapons attack triggered U.S.-led airstrikes and widened an already gaping rift between Russia and the West.
Goodbye DMZ? What an End to the Korean War Would Mean

Goodbye DMZ? What an End to the Korean War Would Mean

As neighborly disputes go, this one really has dragged on. Some 65 years since open hostilities ended, North and South Korea are still technically at war. But after a sudden warming of relations this
Canadian Opposition to Nafta's Chapter 11 Gives Trudeau Leeway

Canadian Opposition to Nafta's Chapter 11 Gives Trudeau Leeway

Canadians urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to concede on a U.S. demand in Nafta negotiations around investor disputes, while holding firm on calls for more environmental and labor protection.
Turkey Considers Erdogan Ally's Call for Early Elections

Turkey Considers Erdogan Ally's Call for Early Elections

Turkey’s government said it’s considering a request from a leading ally to bring forward landmark presidential and parliamentary elections to late August, triggering falls in the lira, stocks and
U.K. Wages Rise Most Since 2015 as End to Squeeze Nears

U.K. Wages Rise Most Since 2015 as End to Squeeze Nears

U.K. wages are rising at their fastest pace in almost three years, raising the prospect of an end to the squeeze on living standards.
Warren Gets Scant Help From Wall Street Watchdogs on #MeToo Push

Warren Gets Scant Help From Wall Street Watchdogs on #MeToo Push

Elizabeth Warren is struggling to get data that shows how bad sexual harassment might be on Wall Street.
EPA’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth Came With Sound-Trapping Vents

EPA’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth Came With Sound-Trapping Vents

Compared to other pricey office accoutrements, this one is spartan.
Delivering Your Tax Refund Is the Least of the IRS’s Problems

Delivering Your Tax Refund Is the Least of the IRS’s Problems

For Tax Day this year, House lawmakers are focusing on a familiar target -- the Internal Revenue Service.
Republicans Aim to Keep Money Flowing After Wynn, Cohen Controversies

Republicans Aim to Keep Money Flowing After Wynn, Cohen Controversies

Donors poured money into GOP coffers in the first part of this year, but their loyalty may be tested in coming months by turmoil at the Republican National Committee after the resignations of two top