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Five Star Wants a Coalition Deal With Anyone But Berlusconi

Five Star Wants a Coalition Deal With Anyone But Berlusconi

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement said it’s ready to go into government with any of Italy’s major parties -- except Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia.
Trump Legal Team Departure Opens Gaps in Mueller Probe Defense

Trump Legal Team Departure Opens Gaps in Mueller Probe Defense

The shrinking of Donald Trump’s legal team has opened a gap in criminal law expertise that could expose the president to legal risk if he agrees to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Republicans Put Target on Pelosi in Fight to Control Congress

Republicans Put Target on Pelosi in Fight to Control Congress

If there’s one person Republican congressional candidates can rally around for their November election campaigns, it’s House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
These Hedge Fund Trades Can Escape New Carried Interest Limits

These Hedge Fund Trades Can Escape New Carried Interest Limits

The Internal Revenue Service knocked down one way for hedge fund managers to dodge restrictions in President Donald Trump’s tax law. But for some managers, there’s still a way out.
Pentagon to Respond on Cloud Contract Rivals Say Favors Amazon

Pentagon to Respond on Cloud Contract Rivals Say Favors Amazon

The Pentagon says it’s received 1,089 comments -- including submissions from 46 companies -- on its plans for a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract in a sign of the intense interest and sharp
Brexit Bulletin: Brexit Fever

Brexit Bulletin: Brexit Fever

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UN Peacekeeper Killed, 11 Injured in Central African Republic

UN Peacekeeper Killed, 11 Injured in Central African Republic

A United Nations peacekeeper in the Central African Republic was killed Tuesday and 11 others injured after their temporary base northeast of Bambari town was attacked by a local militia group.
McMaster Denounces Putin and His 'Pernicious Form of Aggression'

McMaster Denounces Putin and His 'Pernicious Form of Aggression'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, in his final days in office, condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin in a speech on Tuesday night.
Mexico Starts Giving Caravan Migrants Transit Visas

Mexico Starts Giving Caravan Migrants Transit Visas

The Mexican government began handing out transit or humanitarian visas to people in a caravan of Central American migrants, and said the procession of 1,000 or so migrants that drew criticism from
Putin Trio of Syria Winners Seen Accepting Partition for Now

Putin Trio of Syria Winners Seen Accepting Partition for Now

The triple alliance of Russia, Turkey and Iran, now the dominant actors in Syria’s war, is stepping up efforts to impose a peace. It may end up presiding over a partition.
Corbyn Remains Untouchable as Anti-Semitism Row Engulfs Labour

Corbyn Remains Untouchable as Anti-Semitism Row Engulfs Labour

A week after Jews gathered outside Parliament to protest against him while inside one of his own lawmakers accused him of lying, Jeremy Corbyn looks more secure than ever at the helm of Labour.
Spreading Nigerian Violence Draws Military to Policing Role

Spreading Nigerian Violence Draws Military to Policing Role

It’s a common scene along Nigeria’s main roads -- barriers stopping cars, machine-gunners poised behind sandbags and stern-looking soldiers checking vehicle trunks and scrutinizing the faces of
Trump to Dine With Executive From Amazon Competitor Oracle

Trump to Dine With Executive From Amazon Competitor Oracle

President Donald Trump will dine on Tuesday with Oracle Corp. co-chief executive Safra Catz, whose company is competing with Amazon.com Inc. for a multibillion-dollar Pentagon contract, people
Trump Tariffs Target Key Ingredients for Dozens of Drugs

Trump Tariffs Target Key Ingredients for Dozens of Drugs

The Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on thousands of Chinese-manufactured products would target dozens of key products used by drugmakers, as well as medical devices including pacemakers and
U.S. Leaves Door Open to China Talks Amid Trade-War Fears

U.S. Leaves Door Open to China Talks Amid Trade-War Fears

The Trump administration indicated it’s willing to negotiate with China on escalating frictions between the world’s two biggest economies, helping to ease fears among investors of a tit-for-tat trade
Trump Ending Obamacare Subsidies Lowered Insurance Cost for Many

Trump Ending Obamacare Subsidies Lowered Insurance Cost for Many

President Donald Trump’s attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act last year didn’t work as planned: Premiums for one group of consumers actually fell.

U.S. Supreme Court Says Tribune Creditor Suit May Be Revived

The U.S. Supreme Court offered a ray of hope for Tribune Co. creditors who are seeking to claw back money from the media company’s former shareholders.
EPA Drops Mention of ‘Climate Change’ in Auto-Emissions Reversal

EPA Drops Mention of ‘Climate Change’ in Auto-Emissions Reversal

The phrase "climate change" is nowhere to be found in the 38-page document outlining the EPA’s finding that auto efficiency standards enacted by the Obama administration to fight climate change are
Trump’s Campaign Said It Was Better at Facebook. Facebook Agrees

Trump’s Campaign Said It Was Better at Facebook. Facebook Agrees

An internal Facebook white paper, published days after the election, shows the company’s data scientists agree that Donald Trump’s campaign outperformed Hillary Clinton’s.
Trump Says He Wants to Bring Troops in Syria Home

Trump Says He Wants to Bring Troops in Syria Home

President Donald Trump discussed military troops in Syria on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. during a press conference with leaders of Baltic states. (Source: Bloomberg)