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Cohen Asks Judge to Toss Stormy Daniels Defamation Claim

Cohen Asks Judge to Toss Stormy Daniels Defamation Claim

Michael Cohen asked a federal judge to throw out a defamation claim made against him by adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Turkish Leaders Reject Russia’s Call to Return Town to Assad’s Rule

Turkish Leaders Reject Russia’s Call to Return Town to Assad’s Rule

Turkey refused to heed a call from Russia to pull its troops from a northern Syrian town it seized from Kurdish militants.
Roger Stone: It's Time to Fire the FBI Director

Roger Stone: It's Time to Fire the FBI Director

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses the FBI raiding Trump's lawyer's office and what it could mean for the President. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.A.E. Cabinet Passes Equal-Pay Legislation to Close Gender Gap

U.A.E. Cabinet Passes Equal-Pay Legislation to Close Gender Gap

The United Arab Emirates’ cabinet approved a bill guaranteeing equal pay for men and women as the Gulf nation strives to bring more females into its workforce.
The South’s Push to Resegregate Its Schools

The South’s Push to Resegregate Its Schools

North Carolina is the latest state to consider breaking up countywide school systems, endangering districts that are models of racial integration and economic stability.
Mueller Back in Trump’s Sights After Raid on Lawyer

Mueller Back in Trump’s Sights After Raid on Lawyer

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Ireland Dismisses Davis’s Sinn Fein Comments as ‘Nonsense’

Ireland Dismisses Davis’s Sinn Fein Comments as ‘Nonsense’

Ireland’s deputy prime minister assailed U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis’ suggestion that Sinn Fein is influencing the Dublin government as “nonsense,” in the latest sign of tension between the two
New Congo Voting System Risks Election's Credibility, Groups Say

New Congo Voting System Risks Election's Credibility, Groups Say

The Democratic Republic of Congo began testing voting machines as part of a new system that civil-society groups said will undermine the credibility of long-awaited elections that seek to end the
Trump Ethanol Moves May Be Worse for Farmers Than Soy Tariff

Trump Ethanol Moves May Be Worse for Farmers Than Soy Tariff

Based on his own back-of-the-envelope calculations, Minnesota farmer Kirby Hettver could lose tens of thousands of dollars of earnings because of President Donald Trump.
Tycoon Shuts Down Print and Radio Outlets After Orban Win

Tycoon Shuts Down Print and Radio Outlets After Orban Win

A former Hungarian government ally-turned-opposition supporter shut down most of his news empire, in a sign that Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s overwhelming election victory may further weaken
Saudi Crown Prince Sued in France for Complicity in Torture

Saudi Crown Prince Sued in France for Complicity in Torture

Paris (AP) -- A lawyer representing a Human rights Yemeni group has filed a lawsuit in a French court against Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accusing him of complicity in torture.
Daughter of Poisoned Russian Spy Released From U.K. Hospital

Daughter of Poisoned Russian Spy Released From U.K. Hospital

The daughter of a Russian former double agent poisoned in southern England last month was discharged from hospital.
States Game Election Cyber Threats in Homeland Security Drills

States Game Election Cyber Threats in Homeland Security Drills

The Department of Homeland Security is giving states, including Colorado and Texas, a chance to game out how they might respond to a cyberattack on election systems ahead of this year’s midterm vote.
Army Doesn't See New Futures Command Building in Its Future

Army Doesn't See New Futures Command Building in Its Future

The U.S. Army expects to pick a location by June for its planned Futures Command, but it doesn’t intend to build a costly new facility, according to Army Secretary Mark Esper.
Trump Steps Up Mueller Attack as Russia Probe Hits Closer

Trump Steps Up Mueller Attack as Russia Probe Hits Closer

An FBI raid on his personal lawyer’s office cut close to home for Donald Trump, prompting an angry reaction from the president that revived fears he might do the unthinkable and fire Special Counsel
Zuckerberg’s Go-To Strategy Faces Scrutiny in Congress

Zuckerberg’s Go-To Strategy Faces Scrutiny in Congress

Mark Zuckerberg has a well-worn strategy for fixing Facebook flaws. The company launches products, people complain, and then it decides if there’s anything it should change once the furor gets loud
A Condo Deal Like Pruitt’s Would Get Other EPA Staff in Trouble

A Condo Deal Like Pruitt’s Would Get Other EPA Staff in Trouble

On paper, there are plenty of things that can get an employee fired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Sleeping on duty. Bringing alcohol to work. Even "unhygienic practices which annoy or
China Talks Stalled Over Trump’s Demands on High-Tech Industries, Source Says

China Talks Stalled Over Trump’s Demands on High-Tech Industries, Source Says

Trade talks between the world’s biggest economies broke down last week after the Trump administration demanded that China curtail support for high-technology industries, a person familiar with the
Slovenia May Face `Circus' in Forming Cabinet After Snap Vote

Slovenia May Face `Circus' in Forming Cabinet After Snap Vote

Slovenia may be heading into a post-election “circus” as the latest poll showed three parties in a tight race, signaling the winner may have a tough time to form a coalition after the snap vote.