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Manafort Wants Special Counsel to Identify Alleged Accomplices

Manafort Wants Special Counsel to Identify Alleged Accomplices

Paul Manafort, the indicted former Trump campaign chairman, says he needs to know more about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against him to defend himself at trial.
Trump Defends Pruitt’s Condo Lease, Security; Says Travel Spending “OK”

Trump Defends Pruitt’s Condo Lease, Security; Says Travel Spending “OK”

President Donald Trump defended Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s spending on personal security and his $50-a-night room lease from a lobbyist’s wife, which have prompted
GOP’s Farenthold Resigns From Congress After Misconduct Allegations

GOP’s Farenthold Resigns From Congress After Misconduct Allegations

Washington (AP) -- Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned Friday, four months after announcing he wouldn't seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations.
Vornado Talk of Fifth Ave. Deal Seems to Catch Kushner Off Guard

Vornado Talk of Fifth Ave. Deal Seems to Catch Kushner Off Guard

Vornado Realty Trust says it has an informal agreement to sell its interest in Manhattan’s 666 Fifth Ave. to Kushner Cos., the firm run by the family of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner.
From Forbes to Tea Party, Allies on Right Rally for EPA’s Pruitt

From Forbes to Tea Party, Allies on Right Rally for EPA’s Pruitt

Conservative stars are coming out in force to save the job of embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Fed Chairman Powell Unravels Inflation Riddle

Fed Chairman Powell Unravels Inflation Riddle

Not everything there is to know about the economy can be discerned with statistics. And Jerome Powell, the first non-economist Federal Reserve chairman in three decades, sounds like he understands
Brazil Finance Minister Resigns to Assess Presidential Bid

Brazil Finance Minister Resigns to Assess Presidential Bid

Brazil Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles on Friday said he will step down from his post to assess running for office in October’s elections.
Trump Escalates Pressure on Russia as West Rallies Against Putin

Trump Escalates Pressure on Russia as West Rallies Against Putin

President Donald Trump is ramping up the economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia after more than a year of bipartisan criticism that he hasn’t done enough to confront Moscow over meddling in the
Mnuchin Says Trump Isn’t Targeting Amazon Over Bezos’s Washington Post

Mnuchin Says Trump Isn’t Targeting Amazon Over Bezos’s Washington Post

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Donald Trump’s attacks on Amazon have nothing to do with critical coverage of the White House by the Washington Post, owned by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos.
Kudlow Says U.S. and China Are Holding ‘Back-Channel’ Trade Talks

Kudlow Says U.S. and China Are Holding ‘Back-Channel’ Trade Talks

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said the U.S. and China are holding “back-channel discussions” to resolve an escalating trade dispute that has unsettled global financial markets.
Mnuchin Says There’s ‘Level of Risk’ of U.S.-China Trade War

Mnuchin Says There’s ‘Level of Risk’ of U.S.-China Trade War

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there is “a level of risk” that the tariff dispute between the U.S. and China will erupt into a full-scale trade war, though he’s “cautiously optimistic” that
Among Europe’s Elite, Trump Trade Talk Earns Grudging Support

Among Europe’s Elite, Trump Trade Talk Earns Grudging Support

No one likes trade wars, but U.S. President Donald Trump is starting to win some grudging support among European and global business elites as he moves to put China’s trade practices in the spotlight.
Federal Judge Upholds Massachusetts’s Assault-Weapons Ban

Federal Judge Upholds Massachusetts’s Assault-Weapons Ban

A U.S. judge handed a victory to gun-control advocates seeking to pass such a law nationwide following a spate of deadly mass shootings.
U.S. Sanctions Turn Putin Tycoons Into International Pariahs

U.S. Sanctions Turn Putin Tycoons Into International Pariahs

The U.S. is taking sanctions against Russia to a new level.
U.S.-China Tensions Simmer While Both Say There’s No Trade War

U.S.-China Tensions Simmer While Both Say There’s No Trade War

Serious negotiations between the U.S. and China to resolve their brewing trade dispute have “not really begun,” a senior White House adviser said.
Zambia’s ‘Unknown’ Debts Face Scrutiny After Mozambique Scandal

Zambia’s ‘Unknown’ Debts Face Scrutiny After Mozambique Scandal

Zambia is facing tough questions over its foreign-debt levels from investors who think the real number may be more than double what the government says it is.
Poisoned Russian Spy Sergei Skripal ‘Improving Rapidly,’ Hospital Says

Poisoned Russian Spy Sergei Skripal ‘Improving Rapidly,’ Hospital Says

Sergei Skripal, the former Russian double agent poisoned a month ago in southern England, is “improving rapidly,” according to the hospital treating him.
A Rare Loss for U.S. Pharma Lobby Will Cost the Industry Billions

A Rare Loss for U.S. Pharma Lobby Will Cost the Industry Billions

Deep in a budget deal Congress passed earlier this year was a hit to pharmaceutical companies that will cost them billions, and could signal more losses to come.
Trump Warns U.S. Investors of ‘a Little Pain’ in Trade Standoff

Trump Warns U.S. Investors of ‘a Little Pain’ in Trade Standoff

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. markets could face some “pain’’ from the trade standoff with China and other countries.