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Trump to Skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner Again This Year

Trump to Skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner Again This Year

For his second year in the White House, President Donald Trump will skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner amid his attacks on "fake news" and media outlets such as CNN, NBC News and the New York
U.S. Sanctions Hit Putin Allies, Including Billionaire Deripaska

U.S. Sanctions Hit Putin Allies, Including Billionaire Deripaska

The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Russian tycoons, companies and key allies of President Vladimir Putin, hitting the crucial energy sector and adding to a flurry of moves by Western
Mugabe Family Faces Zimbabwe Police Probe Over Ivory Smuggling

Mugabe Family Faces Zimbabwe Police Probe Over Ivory Smuggling

Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has called in police to investigate allegations of ivory smuggling by former President Robert Mugabe’s family, a spokesman said.
Trump Urges Levies on $100 Billion More of Chinese Goods

Trump Urges Levies on $100 Billion More of Chinese Goods

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses the U.S.-China trade dispute escalating. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World's Largest Deal

India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World's Largest Deal

India asked global companies to submit proposals for 110 fighter jets, the world’s biggest such order currently.
Facebook to Send Chief Tech Officer to Face U.K. Lawmakers

Facebook to Send Chief Tech Officer to Face U.K. Lawmakers

Facebook Inc.’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer will give evidence to U.K. lawmakers in late April, in the wake of allegations that information on millions of its users was misused.
Ex-HSBC Worker Extradition Risks Crashing Into Spanish Politics

Ex-HSBC Worker Extradition Risks Crashing Into Spanish Politics

Former HSBC Holdings Plc computer specialist Herve Falciani is in trouble again in Spain, and this time may be at risk of getting caught up in a Catalan political drama.
Middle East Emerges as Possible Energy Winner in U.S.-China Spat

Middle East Emerges as Possible Energy Winner in U.S.-China Spat

The Middle East is emerging as a potential beneficiary of the brewing trade war between the U.S. and China as the Asian nation strikes back with retaliatory tariffs on American petrochemical products.
Nafta Talks Enter ‘Intensive’ Phase After Ministers Meet in Washington

Nafta Talks Enter ‘Intensive’ Phase After Ministers Meet in Washington

Nafta talks have entered a new, intensive phase of discussions and will continue in the coming days, Canada’s foreign minister said after meeting with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts in Washington.
Democrats Aim to Turn Obamacare Into Asset From Burden in 2018

Democrats Aim to Turn Obamacare Into Asset From Burden in 2018

Andy Kim decided to run against House Republican Tom MacArthur last year as he watched TV coverage of GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare while waiting in a hospital room for news on his unborn son.
Lobbyist Tied to Pruitt's Condo Had Clients Facing EPA

Lobbyist Tied to Pruitt's Condo Had Clients Facing EPA

The energy lobbyist whose wife leased a bedroom to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt last year had a roster of clients with business before the EPA, handing fodder to
South African Court Adjourns Zuma's Graft Case Until June

South African Court Adjourns Zuma's Graft Case Until June

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s corruption case was adjourned until June 8, signaling that a criminal trial may be delayed until at least the end of the year.
The Latest on Violence on the Gaza-Israel Border

The Latest on Violence on the Gaza-Israel Border

A picture taken on April 6, 2018 from the southern Israeli kibbutz of Nahal Oz across the border of the Gaza strip shows Palestinian men protesting. Thousands of Palestinians are to protest Friday
Palestinians Clash With Israeli Troops Along Gaza Border

Palestinians Clash With Israeli Troops Along Gaza Border

At least seven Palestinians were killed as thousands of Gazans gathered to protest near the border with Israel for a second straight Friday, clashing with soldiers amid thick clouds of smoke from
With Ties Strained, Pakistan's PM Makes First Visit to Kabul

With Ties Strained, Pakistan's PM Makes First Visit to Kabul

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi made his first visit to Kabul on Friday to hold counter-terrorism talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani aimed at easing tensions between the
Mueller Reveals Search in Manafort Case, Suggesting New Path

Mueller Reveals Search in Manafort Case, Suggesting New Path

Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed to lawyers for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, that they obtained a search warrant for information about five telephone numbers, suggesting
Europe’s Populist Strongman Faces Judgment

Europe’s Populist Strongman Faces Judgment

Viktor Orban is unlikely to lose this weekend’s election in Hungary, but he might not win as big.
Lebanon Wins $11 Billion as Donors Push for Better Governance

Lebanon Wins $11 Billion as Donors Push for Better Governance

Lebanon received about $11 billion in loans and grants at a Paris conference organized to help turn around one of the world’s most indebted economies and stabilize a critical corner of the Middle
Nazi-Looted Art Ordered Returned to Holocaust Victim's Heirs

Nazi-Looted Art Ordered Returned to Holocaust Victim's Heirs

A New York judge awarded two Nazi-looted paintings to the heirs of an Austrian-Jewish Holocaust victim whose collection of hundreds of pieces of art was systematically stolen by Hitler’s army in 1938.
China Vows to Fight Trump Tariffs ‘to the End’ as Tension Rises

China Vows to Fight Trump Tariffs ‘to the End’ as Tension Rises

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is ordering the U.S. Trade Representative to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese goods.