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EPA Chief's Family Also Stayed at Lobbyist's $50-a-Night Condo

EPA Chief's Family Also Stayed at Lobbyist's $50-a-Night Condo

The Environmental Protection Agency says family members of Administrator Scott Pruitt also stayed in the Capitol Hill condominium partly owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist under his $50-per-night
Russia Detains Tycoon Magomedov Over Suspected Fraud

Russia Detains Tycoon Magomedov Over Suspected Fraud

Russia arrested Summa Group co-owner Ziyavudin Magomedov, who has been in talks to sell his stake in a key port, as part of case into suspected embezzlement of state funds for infrastructure and
Trump Renews Amazon Attack, Says ‘Post Office Scam’ Must Stop

Trump Renews Amazon Attack, Says ‘Post Office Scam’ Must Stop

President Donald Trump lit into Amazon.com Inc. for the second time in three days with a pair of Twitter messages that said the online retailer “must pay real costs (and taxes) now!”
Israel Threatens More Force After Gaza Protests Leave 16 Dead

Israel Threatens More Force After Gaza Protests Leave 16 Dead

Israel threatened to use greater force to quell violent Palestinian protests along the Gaza Strip border, rejecting allegations it used excessive firepower against demonstrations that left at least 16
Cher Wants Saudi Crown Prince to Free Royal Detainee

Cher Wants Saudi Crown Prince to Free Royal Detainee

So now it’s U.S. singer Cher’s turn to weigh in on the wave of arrests that targeted senior officials, royals and billionaires in Saudi Arabia.
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Sierra Leone Holds Run-Off as Opposition Shows Narrow Lead

Sierra Leone Holds Run-Off as Opposition Shows Narrow Lead

Sierra Leone holds a presidential run-off vote on Saturday for the right to rule the West African nation that’s facing the challenge of reviving an economy battered by the Ebola outbreak and a drop in
Putin's Imperial Rule Spurs Trash Protests in Moscow Suburbs

Putin's Imperial Rule Spurs Trash Protests in Moscow Suburbs

Thousands of residents of the Moscow suburbs have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest foul odors from overflowing trash dumps, in an unusual surge of anti-government activism that’s set
Mayor of Senegal Capital Sentenced to Five Years for Fraud

Mayor of Senegal Capital Sentenced to Five Years for Fraud

A court in Senegal sentenced opposition leader Khalifa Sall, the mayor of the West African nation’s capital Dakar, to five years in prison for fraud.
Russian Hacker Suspect Faces U.S. Judge After Moscow Snubbed

Russian Hacker Suspect Faces U.S. Judge After Moscow Snubbed

The Czech Republic has extradited to the U.S. Yevgeniy Nikulin, a Russian citizen accused of hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox.
Turkey Calls France a Terrorism Host After Macron Meets Kurds

Turkey Calls France a Terrorism Host After Macron Meets Kurds

Turkey accused France of being a host for terrorism after President Emmanuel Macron met a delegation of Kurds from the Syrian Democratic Forces and praised their efforts in stabilizing areas in the
Palestinians Killed in Clashes With Israel at Gaza Border

Palestinians Killed in Clashes With Israel at Gaza Border

A mass protest of thousands of Palestinians along Gaza’s border with Israel, billed as peaceful by its Hamas organizers, erupted in violence Friday, with at least 16 Palestinians killed and several
EU Sours on Reviving Trade-Pact Push With U.S. Amid Tariffs Row

EU Sours on Reviving Trade-Pact Push With U.S. Amid Tariffs Row

The European Union distanced itself from the idea of reviving talks on a broad free-trade agreement with the U.S. as part of EU efforts to gain a permanent exemption from President Donald Trump’s
Japan's Aso Pushes Back Against Trump on Bilateral Trade Deals

Japan's Aso Pushes Back Against Trump on Bilateral Trade Deals

Japan’s chief in economic talks with the U.S. doesn’t want wrangling over metals tariffs to drag the economic and military allies into bilateral trade discussions.
Amazon Severs Ties With Top Lobbying Firms in Washington

Amazon Severs Ties With Top Lobbying Firms in Washington

Amazon cut ties with Washington’s biggest lobbying firm and brought on new advisers following passage of the tax overhaul bill last year and in the face of new challenges in the age of President
EPA Chief’s $50-a-Night Rental Raises White House Angst

EPA Chief’s $50-a-Night Rental Raises White House Angst

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s lease at a Washington apartment owned by a lobbyist friend allowed him to pay $50 a night for a single bedroom, but only on the nights when
Sessions Rejects Republican Calls for a Second Special Counsel

Sessions Rejects Republican Calls for a Second Special Counsel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected calls from Republican lawmakers for a second special counsel to look into potential misconduct by the Justice Department and the FBI in past investigations of
SpaceX’s Broadband-From-Space Plan Gets Final FCC Approval

SpaceX’s Broadband-From-Space Plan Gets Final FCC Approval

Elon Musk’s SpaceX won approval from the FCC to offer broadband service from space, using a constellation of 4,425 satellites racing around the Earth in low orbits.
Trump to Cite Cost, Safety for Auto Emissions Rollback, Sources Say

Trump to Cite Cost, Safety for Auto Emissions Rollback, Sources Say

The Trump administration will argue that the high cost of meeting Obama-era fuel economy standards discourages motorists from trading in less-efficient vehicles, as it sets about weakening the rules,
The Weapons of a Modern-Day Trade War

The Weapons of a Modern-Day Trade War

Tariffs and countertariffs may mark the start of an inevitable showdown between the U.S. and China.