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Trump-Mueller Interview Talks Continue After Lawyers Shuffled

Trump-Mueller Interview Talks Continue After Lawyers Shuffled

Donald Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow is continuing talks with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office over a possible interview with the president after turmoil in his legal team risked upending its
May Embarks on Day-Long U.K. Tour to Gauge a Divided Country

May Embarks on Day-Long U.K. Tour to Gauge a Divided Country

Theresa May is touring the U.K. on Thursday to gauge the mood of the country a year before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union.
April 2019 Tax Bills May Catch Some Americans Off Guard

April 2019 Tax Bills May Catch Some Americans Off Guard

Most Americans will owe less in taxes as a result of President Donald Trump’s overhaul of the U.S. tax code, but in a few jurisdictions, about one in 10 will be paying more, according to an analysis
Inspector General Confirms Probe of Warrant to Spy on Trump Aide

Inspector General Confirms Probe of Warrant to Spy on Trump Aide

The Justice Department inspector general confirmed for the first time that he’s looking into whether FBI and department officials acted properly in obtaining a warrant during the 2016 presidential
Serbs Vow to Protect Kin in Kosovo After Seeking Putin's Advice

Serbs Vow to Protect Kin in Kosovo After Seeking Putin's Advice

Serbia vowed to protect its ethnic kin in Kosovo after seeking Russia’s advice on how to respond to a spike in tensions, a move that risks escalating the East-West struggle for influence in the
Ontario's Wynne Plans Years of Deficits With Pre-Election Budget

Ontario's Wynne Plans Years of Deficits With Pre-Election Budget

Ontario plans to run budget deficits for the next six years, breaking a pledge to keep its books balanced as it boosts spending on everything from child care to mental health ahead of a provincial
Mueller Draws Line to Russian Spy’s Work With Manafort and Gates

Mueller Draws Line to Russian Spy’s Work With Manafort and Gates

Rick Gates said he knew Kilimnik was a onetime Russian military intelligence officer, according to a Tuesday court filing.
Trump Renews Amazon Criticism After Report He’s ‘Obsessed’ With Regulating It

Trump Renews Amazon Criticism After Report He’s ‘Obsessed’ With Regulating It

President Donald Trump on Thursday fired off more criticism at Amazon.com Inc., saying his problems with the internet retailer predate his election a day after a report that he’s “obsessed” with
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