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Trump's Budget Director Wins Push to Review IRS Tax Regulations

Trump's Budget Director Wins Push to Review IRS Tax Regulations

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney successfully won his push to weigh in as the Internal Revenue Services clarifies dozens of the new tax law’s provisions.
Zuckerberg Asked to Explain Himself in European Parliament

Zuckerberg Asked to Explain Himself in European Parliament

Mark Zuckerberg was urged to pack his bags for Europe to be grilled by European Union lawmakers in a re-run of his U.S. congressional testimony this week.
Xi Shows Off China’s Naval Power With Fleet Review, Taiwan Drills

Xi Shows Off China’s Naval Power With Fleet Review, Taiwan Drills

President Xi Jinping showed off China’s naval might, presiding over the country’s biggest-ever fleet review, while announcing live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait.
Duda Says Poland Never Intended to Stifle Holocaust Testimonies

Duda Says Poland Never Intended to Stifle Holocaust Testimonies

Poland’s Holocaust law wasn’t intended to stifle testimonies about the crimes of World War II, which is a tough subject for Poles, President Andrzej Duda said after meeting his Israeli counterpart at
Trump Keeps His Syria Attack Options Open as Russia Urges Calm

Trump Keeps His Syria Attack Options Open as Russia Urges Calm

President Donald Trump said an attack on Syria could come “very soon, or not so soon at all,” as Russian leaders urged calm and reined in their own war rhetoric.
Chemical Weapons Body Backs U.K. Over Nerve-Agent Attack

Chemical Weapons Body Backs U.K. Over Nerve-Agent Attack

A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said, as its inquiry backed the U.K. on the toxin’s identity.
EU Draft Report Backs Sanctions on Hungary Over Rule of Law

EU Draft Report Backs Sanctions on Hungary Over Rule of Law

The European Union should initiate a process that could result in the suspension of Hungary’s voting rights in the bloc because other measures have failed to reverse democratic backsliding in the
Law Firms Join Goldman in Fight for Gay Spouse Visas in Hong Kong

Law Firms Join Goldman in Fight for Gay Spouse Visas in Hong Kong

More than a dozen large banks and law firms from the U.S., Europe and Asia are joining forces on behalf of a British lesbian in a landmark case for LGBT rights in Hong Kong.
U.K. Won't Pay Brexit Bill Until Trade Deal Is Clear, Davis Says

U.K. Won't Pay Brexit Bill Until Trade Deal Is Clear, Davis Says

The British Parliament could block the Brexit deal if the European Union fails to offer a detailed blueprint for the future terms of trade with the U.K., Brexit Secretary David Davis said.
A Veteran of Brazil Politics Bets on Yearning for 'Clean Past'

A Veteran of Brazil Politics Bets on Yearning for 'Clean Past'

On paper Senator Alvaro Dias embodies much of what Brazilians say they want in a presidential candidate in October’s election -- an experienced, principled leader with an exemplary track record bent
Russia Reins In War Talk as U.S. Strike Looms

Russia Reins In War Talk as U.S. Strike Looms

Russians were being fed a steady diet of war preparations earlier this week, with one report on state TV even advising on how long canned goods would last in a bomb shelter.
Trump Lawyer Cohen Finds Finances Examined by Prosecutors

Trump Lawyer Cohen Finds Finances Examined by Prosecutors

Before he was known as Donald Trump’s pugnacious lawyer, Michael Cohen made a modest fortune assembling taxi fleets in New York and Chicago, with company names like Mad Dog Cab Corp., Smoochie Cab
Syria and Allies Ready for War If Trump Attacks, Official Says

Syria and Allies Ready for War If Trump Attacks, Official Says

An adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad likened President Donald Trump’s threats of a missile strike to the “delirium” of a losing sports team, saying her country and its allies are ready for a
Davis Says Immigration Policy Won't Hurt Business: Brexit Update

Davis Says Immigration Policy Won't Hurt Business: Brexit Update

Brexit Secretary David Davis spoke at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in London on Thursday, taking questions on the progress of talks with the European Union at a time when there’s no sign of any
Paul Ryan's Retirement Puts GOP Hopes of Holding House at Risk

Paul Ryan's Retirement Puts GOP Hopes of Holding House at Risk

Paul Ryan’s retirement may jeopardize Republican hopes of saving their House majority in the November congressional elections by disrupting fundraising and exacerbating divisions inside an already
How Trump Could Imperil His Presidency by Firing Robert Mueller

How Trump Could Imperil His Presidency by Firing Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump risks plunging his administration into political calamity ahead of a crucial midterm election and deepening his legal jeopardy if he takes the drastic step of firing Special
Here’s Why Friends and Foes of EPA Chief Pruitt Are So Adamant

Here’s Why Friends and Foes of EPA Chief Pruitt Are So Adamant

Supporters and detractors of Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt agree on this much: He matters.
Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds ‘Weekend Dad’ Role

Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds ‘Weekend Dad’ Role

Paul Ryan will easily add to his already considerable net worth if he opts to stray from his native Wisconsin to join a corporate board or dabble in Washington power struggles when he retires next
Trump Discussed Firing Mueller’s Boss as Allies Attack Inquiry

Trump Discussed Firing Mueller’s Boss as Allies Attack Inquiry

President Donald Trump discussed firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with White House aides on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said, as a chorus of Trump’s advisers and allies
Brexit Bulletin: When Will the Fog Clear?

Brexit Bulletin: When Will the Fog Clear?

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