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Cynthia Nixon Calls Public Housing Conditions ‘Devastating’

Cynthia Nixon Calls Public Housing Conditions ‘Devastating’

Actress and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has visited a New York City public housing high-rise where she says conditions are "devastating."
Australia Should Chill Out About Chinese Cash, Watchdog Says

Australia Should Chill Out About Chinese Cash, Watchdog Says

Australia needs to be more relaxed about Chinese cash despite the political tensions that come with it, says the head of Australia’s foreign investment watchdog.
Macron Lays Out Artificial-Intelligence Push Against China, U.S.

Macron Lays Out Artificial-Intelligence Push Against China, U.S.

President Emmanuel Macron is rolling out France’s strategy to close an artificial-intelligence gap with the U.S. and China.
Democrats Take Positive View of Walmart in Reversal for Retailer

Democrats Take Positive View of Walmart in Reversal for Retailer

Walmart Inc., which has taken more progressive stands on everything from worker pay to gay rights in recent years, has won over the majority of Democrats -- a reversal for a retailer that has long
Ecuador Cuts WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s Internet at Embassy

Ecuador Cuts WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s Internet at Embassy

Ecuador's government said Wednesday it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet connection at the nation's London embassy.
Trump Loses First Skirmish in Suit Over D.C. Hotel Profits

Trump Loses First Skirmish in Suit Over D.C. Hotel Profits

President Donald Trump will have to contend for now with a lawsuit brought by the District of Columbia and Maryland claiming he’s improperly profiting from his posh downtown Washington hotel.
GOP Rep. Kevin Brady on Phase Two of Tax Cuts, IRS, Debt, Tariffs

GOP Rep. Kevin Brady on Phase Two of Tax Cuts, IRS, Debt, Tariffs

Republican Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, discusses phase two of tax cuts, the IRS, debt, tariffs, and China. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Ireland Sets Abortion Referendum for May 25

Ireland Sets Abortion Referendum for May 25

Ireland will hold a referendum May 25 on whether to lift a constitutional ban on most abortions.
WTO Chief Warns About First Signs of U.S.-China Trade War

WTO Chief Warns About First Signs of U.S.-China Trade War

The head of the WTO warned about the first signs of a trade war involving the U.S. and China, as Europe kept alive a threat to join Beijing in pushing back against President Donald Trump.
U.S. Supreme Court Grapples With Partisan-Gerrymandering Lawsuits

U.S. Supreme Court Grapples With Partisan-Gerrymandering Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court took its second look this term at calls for limits on excessively partisan voting maps, and the likely outcome is as hazy as ever.
‘Cryptodad’ Regulator Catches Some Twitter Heat

‘Cryptodad’ Regulator Catches Some Twitter Heat

CFTC chief J. Christopher Giancarlo, beloved by the crypto crowd, is learning the pitfalls of Twitter fame.
Chad Considers Changes That Could Extend President’s Rule to 2033

Chad Considers Changes That Could Extend President’s Rule to 2033

A constitutional forum in Chad backed a referendum on extending presidential terms and scrapping the post of prime minister, moves that could enable Idriss Deby to extend his almost three-decade rule
Facebook Ordered to Comply With U.S. Tax Probe of Irish Unit

Facebook Ordered to Comply With U.S. Tax Probe of Irish Unit

Facebook must allow a U.S. judge to inspect documents it has avoided showing the IRS as part of an investigation into the company’s use of an Irish subsidiary for tax purposes.
NATO, EU Military Alignment 'Absolutely Necessary,' Says Transport Commissioner Bulc

NATO, EU Military Alignment 'Absolutely Necessary,' Says Transport Commissioner Bulc

In a revamp of their defense strategy, the EU and NATO unveiled a joint military-mobility plan to help counter Russia and other security threats. The EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc speaks with
Trump Aide Rick Gates Communicated With Former Russian Spy Before Election

Trump Aide Rick Gates Communicated With Former Russian Spy Before Election

A month before the 2016 presidential election, a campaign aide to Donald Trump directly communicated with a man he knew was a onetime Russian spy, according to a court filing by Special Counsel Robert
U.S. ‘Hopeful’ of New Nafta Deal in Near Future, Lighthizer Says

U.S. ‘Hopeful’ of New Nafta Deal in Near Future, Lighthizer Says

The Trump administration is hopeful it can reach agreement in principle on a new Nafta “in the next little bit,” the president’s top trade negotiator said.
Polish Ruling Party Support Plunges Amid EU Clash, Bonus Scandal

Polish Ruling Party Support Plunges Amid EU Clash, Bonus Scandal

Poland’s ruling party suffered its biggest drop in popularity in two years.
Stormy Daniels Seeks to Depose Trump and His Lawyer in Hush-Money Lawsuit

Stormy Daniels Seeks to Depose Trump and His Lawyer in Hush-Money Lawsuit

The adult-film actress who says she was paid to keep quiet about a sexual relationship with President Donald Trump asked a federal judge for permission to depose Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen,
Brexit Transition Means Business as Usual for Banks, BOE Says

Brexit Transition Means Business as Usual for Banks, BOE Says

U.K. financial regulators sought to reassure banks and insurers that they can rely on a transition period to ease their adjustment to Brexit, putting pressure on the European Union to do the same.