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Republican Senators Push Back Against Trump on McCabe's Firing

Republican Senators Push Back Against Trump on McCabe's Firing

Republican lawmakers pushed back against the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and efforts by President Donald Trump and his lawyer to link it to the investigation into Russian meddling in
U.K. Alleges Facebook-Linked Data Firm CEO Made False Statements

U.K. Alleges Facebook-Linked Data Firm CEO Made False Statements

The head of a data company accused of improperly using information from Facebook Inc. profiles during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign deliberately misled U.K. lawmakers in testimony last month,
Trump Escalates Rift With China Ahead of Tense G-20 Meetings

Trump Escalates Rift With China Ahead of Tense G-20 Meetings

President Donald Trump’s tensions with China came to the fore on the eve of a meeting of global finance chiefs, which was already set to be dominated by opposition to the U.S.’s tariffs on steel and
Johnson Contradicts May Over Court's Role in U.K. After Brexit

Johnson Contradicts May Over Court's Role in U.K. After Brexit

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it’s “claptrap” to say the European Court of Justice will continue to have some influence over the U.K. after it leaves the European Union, contradicting Prime
Facebook Post Pushes Norway Government to Brink of Collapse

Facebook Post Pushes Norway Government to Brink of Collapse

Norway’s Solberg could face tough choice: sacrifice justice minister or put whole cabinet to vote.
U.K. Has Evidence Russia Stockpiled Nerve Agent, Johnson Says

U.K. Has Evidence Russia Stockpiled Nerve Agent, Johnson Says

Russia’s Ambassador to EU Tells BBC Spy-Poison May Have Come From U.K. Lab
Protectionism, N. Korea Nukes Targeted by Southeast Asia Summit

Protectionism, N. Korea Nukes Targeted by Southeast Asia Summit

Southeast Asian nations and Australia vowed to unite in opposing protectionism, while also using their summit in Sydney to urge North Korea to denuclearize immediately.
Turkey Captures Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds

Turkey Captures Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds

Turkish-led forces captured the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, driving out Kurdish fighters and declaring control two months after starting an offensive to expel U.S.-backed Kurdish forces
Brexit Bankers May Find Home in Luxembourg's Red-Light District

Brexit Bankers May Find Home in Luxembourg's Red-Light District

Luxembourg’s red-light district could soon be a home for bankers escaping Brexit.
China's Xi Gets 100% of Votes for New Term as Key Ally Named VP

China's Xi Gets 100% of Votes for New Term as Key Ally Named VP

China’s parliament unanimously reappointed Xi Jinping as president while installing one of his most trusted allies as vice president, highlighting how little public opposition remains to his rule.
U.K. Should Consider Extending Brexit Talks, Commons Panel Says

U.K. Should Consider Extending Brexit Talks, Commons Panel Says

The U.K. is running short of time to reach a full deal with the European Union and should consider seeking an extension of next year’s withdrawal deadline in order to complete the work, the U.K.
Facebook on Defensive as Cambridge Case Exposes Data Flaw

Facebook on Defensive as Cambridge Case Exposes Data Flaw

Facebook Inc. wants you to know: this wasn’t a breach.
Trump Aims Directly at Mueller in Ramped-Up Criticism of Probe

Trump Aims Directly at Mueller in Ramped-Up Criticism of Probe

President Donald Trump made his most direct attack to date on the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian election meddling being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the latest sign that a
Turnout Seen High as Putin Seeks Mandate Amid Standoff With West

Turnout Seen High as Putin Seeks Mandate Amid Standoff With West

Officials reported a high turnout among voters in Russian presidential elections that are expected to hand Vladimir Putin a mandate to rule until 2024 amid an escalating standoff with the West.
Trump Labor Board Scrambles to Avoid Pro-Worker Ruling, Lawyers Claim

Trump Labor Board Scrambles to Avoid Pro-Worker Ruling, Lawyers Claim

The NLRB is allegedly ignoring its own guidelines to make sure a key case over corporate liability doesn’t become precedent.

Companies Seeking Reprieve From Steel Tariffs Get Ground Rules

President Donald Trump’s administration outlined rules for how automakers, pipeline operators and other companies can seek exemptions from new steel and aluminum tariffs that could be worth billions
Trump's Personal Lawyer Calls for Mueller Probe to Be Shut Down

Trump's Personal Lawyer Calls for Mueller Probe to Be Shut Down

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should shut down the investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign.
Tech Giants Set to Face 3% Tax on Revenue Under New EU Plan

Tech Giants Set to Face 3% Tax on Revenue Under New EU Plan

Large digital companies operating in the European Union, such as Alphabet Inc. or Twitter Inc., could face a 3 percent tax on their gross revenues based on where their users are located, according to

Zuma Mulls Seeking Review of Decision to Prosecute Him for Graft

Former South African President Jacob Zuma is considering seeking a review of the decision by prosecutors to make him stand trial on allegations including corruption and fraud.
Mauritius President Quits After Clash Over Shopping Expenses

Mauritius President Quits After Clash Over Shopping Expenses

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the island nation’s first woman head of state, quit in the wake of a scandal over a shopping expenses that led to a breakdown in her relationship with the