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Trump Has Unlikely Ally on Salaries: Mexico's Leftist Candidate

Trump Has Unlikely Ally on Salaries: Mexico's Leftist Candidate

One of Donald Trump’s most vocal opponents, Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said he sees eye to eye with the U.S. president on one point: raising wages of his nation’s
Trump-Picked Watchdog Tells Banks He Really, Really Likes Them

Trump-Picked Watchdog Tells Banks He Really, Really Likes Them

Former banker Joseph Otting told a crowd of bankers that his Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is doing its best to make life easier for them -- a sentiment that might have been surprising
U.S. Deficit to Surpass $1 Trillion Two Years Ahead of Estimates

U.S. Deficit to Surpass $1 Trillion Two Years Ahead of Estimates

The U.S. budget deficit will surpass $1 trillion by 2020, two years sooner than previously estimated, as tax cuts and spending increases signed by President Donald Trump do little to boost long-term

Tammy Duckworth Becomes First U.S. Senator to Give Birth While in Office

Chicago (AP) -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl, making her the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.
South Sudan’s Ex-Army Chief Challenges President With Rebel Group

South Sudan’s Ex-Army Chief Challenges President With Rebel Group

South Sudan’s former army chief Paul Malong formed a rebel group aimed at toppling President Salva Kiir’s administration.
Poland Says Path to Ending EU Standoff Over Courts Is Still Hazy

Poland Says Path to Ending EU Standoff Over Courts Is Still Hazy

The Polish government gave its clearest indication in weeks that it’s still far from finding a solution to its two-year standoff with the European Union over democratic values.
Trump to Attempt to Cut Back on $1.3 Trillion Spending Deal

Trump to Attempt to Cut Back on $1.3 Trillion Spending Deal

With the federal budget deficit expanding and congressional elections seven months away, the Trump administration plans to ask Congress for cuts in domestic programs that were part of a bipartisan
Basques Seek Spain Budget Breakthrough in Catalonia

Basques Seek Spain Budget Breakthrough in Catalonia

The Basque region’s ruling party is sending a delegation to Barcelona for talks with senior figures close to the Catalan separatists as it seeks to pave the way for a deal on the Spanish budget,
No Irish Border Brexit Alternative From U.K. Yet, Officials Say

No Irish Border Brexit Alternative From U.K. Yet, Officials Say

The U.K. hasn’t yet put forward an alternative “backstop” solution for the Irish border, with Brexit negotiations making slow progress since last month’s summit breakthrough, people familiar with the
Trump Vows Farmers Will Be ‘Better Off’ Because of Trade Fight

Trump Vows Farmers Will Be ‘Better Off’ Because of Trade Fight

President Donald Trump promised U.S. farmers that they will emerge from a trade dispute with China better off despite threats from Beijing to impose tariffs targeting American agricultural products.
Trump Says U.S. Close on Nafta Revision But Threatens Pullout

Trump Says U.S. Close on Nafta Revision But Threatens Pullout

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is close to renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico but nonetheless threatened to pull out of the landmark free-trade agreement.
Neal Katyal Runs a Legal SWAT Team to Combat President Trump

Neal Katyal Runs a Legal SWAT Team to Combat President Trump

The former solicitor general once argued for the White House at the Supreme Court. Now he’s on the other side.
Xi Warns Against Returning to a ‘Cold War Mentality’

Xi Warns Against Returning to a ‘Cold War Mentality’

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated pledges to open sectors from banking to auto manufacturing in a speech that also warned against returning to a “Cold War mentality” amid trade disputes with
May Hints at Softer Stance on EU Migration in Brexit Trade Talks

May Hints at Softer Stance on EU Migration in Brexit Trade Talks

Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would look at the issue of European migration as part of negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, an indication she may be willing to
Trump Says He'll Meet With North Korea's Kim in May or June

Trump Says He'll Meet With North Korea's Kim in May or June

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May or early June, and expressed hope they’d reach a deal on “de-nuking” the Korean peninsula.
Russia Retaliation for Sanctions Could Hit U.S. Companies

Russia Retaliation for Sanctions Could Hit U.S. Companies

Russia has promised a “harsh response” to the new U.S. sanctions that sent its financial markets into a tailspin, but without similar leverage over the American economy, the Kremlin is likely to look
Pruitt’s Condo Deal, Travel Draw Rebuke From Top Ethics Official

Pruitt’s Condo Deal, Travel Draw Rebuke From Top Ethics Official

The federal government’s top ethics officer prodded the Environmental Protection Agency to scrutinize Administrator Scott Pruitt’s unorthodox rental of a Capitol Hill condo and travel habits, saying
Sen. Wicker Says Facebook 'Winked' at Privacy Concerns

Sen. Wicker Says Facebook 'Winked' at Privacy Concerns

Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, discusses allegations concerning Facebook's use of personal data ahead of this week's Congressional Hearings. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jonathan
U.K.'s May Condemns ‘Horrific’ Attack on Civilians in Syria

U.K.'s May Condemns ‘Horrific’ Attack on Civilians in Syria

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the suspected chemical weapon attack that killed at least 40 Syrian civilians as “horrific” and “reprehensible,” and said the U.K. is “working with allies on any
U.S. Attorney Named to Give Congress Records on Clinton's Emails

U.S. Attorney Named to Give Congress Records on Clinton's Emails

Attorney General Jeff Sessions put Chicago U.S. Attorney John Lausch in charge of providing Congress with documents on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server