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Turkey Approves Crucial Election Law Seen Boosting Erdogan

Turkey Approves Crucial Election Law Seen Boosting Erdogan

Turkey’s parliament voted to approve sweeping changes to electoral laws that could help President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cement his grip on power.
The Five Most Important Moves in Xi's Big China Cabinet Shake-Up

The Five Most Important Moves in Xi's Big China Cabinet Shake-Up

China’s sweeping government restructuring plan gives President Xi Jinping more direct control over the levers of money and power by consolidating, creating or eliminating dozens of agencies.
Ethiopians Flee to Kenya After Army ‘Mistakenly’ Kills Nine

Ethiopians Flee to Kenya After Army ‘Mistakenly’ Kills Nine

Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group fled to neighboring Kenya after the military said it “mistakenly” killed nine civilians and injured 12 others in a market town that straddles
Murder and Protests Rock a Small European Nation

Murder and Protests Rock a Small European Nation

An outcry over alleged corruption following a shocking double murder has set Slovakia on course for early elections.
To Merkel's Packed In-Tray, Add Trump's Non-Stop Germany Bashing

To Merkel's Packed In-Tray, Add Trump's Non-Stop Germany Bashing

Angela Merkel’s most immediate challenge when she resumes office no longer looks to be refugees, Russia nor even rising populism: It’s President Donald Trump’s relentless focus on Germany.
Tillerson on Trump-Kim Meeting Specifics: `Remain Patient'

Tillerson on Trump-Kim Meeting Specifics: `Remain Patient'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. expects North Korea to be in direct touch after President Donald Trump agreed to Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet, urging patience as preparations for
China Unveils 'Revolutionary' Plan to Give Communist Party Even More Power

China Unveils 'Revolutionary' Plan to Give Communist Party Even More Power

China unveiled a “revolutionary” government restructuring plan that consolidates Communist Party authority, giving President Xi Jinping more direct control over the levers of money and power.
Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Donald Trump isn’t retreating from gun-safety proposals that might cross the NRA, his spokeswoman said Monday after the White House released a package of policies that didn’t include the most
Tillerson Says Substance Used in Ex-Spy Poisoning Is From Russia

Tillerson Says Substance Used in Ex-Spy Poisoning Is From Russia

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined the British government in saying the poison used in an attack on a former Russian spy in the U.K. clearly came from Russia, calling the episode an “egregious
Trump Says Kudlow Has ‘Very Good Chance’ at Taking Cohn’s Job

Trump Says Kudlow Has ‘Very Good Chance’ at Taking Cohn’s Job

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that economist and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow has “a very good chance” at replacing Gary Cohn, the outgoing director of the White House National Economic
Trump Blocks Broadcom Takeover of Qualcomm on Security Risks

Trump Blocks Broadcom Takeover of Qualcomm on Security Risks

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday blocking Broadcom Ltd. from pursuing its hostile takeover of Qualcomm Inc., scuttling a $117 billion deal that had been scrutinized by a
GOP Ending House Russia Probe Despite Democrats’ Objections

GOP Ending House Russia Probe Despite Democrats’ Objections

Republicans who control the House Intelligence Committee ended an investigation into the 2016 presidential election over intense objections from Democrats, saying they found no evidence of collusion
Trump Hotels Goes Beyond Own Brands, May Manage for Kushner Cos.

Trump Hotels Goes Beyond Own Brands, May Manage for Kushner Cos.

Trump Hotels is looking to expand beyond its regular business to managing lodging properties under brands other than its own. The first step in that direction may be running a hotel linked to the
Congress Is Unlikely to Try to Block Trump's Tariffs, Cornyn Says

Congress Is Unlikely to Try to Block Trump's Tariffs, Cornyn Says

The Senate’s second-ranking Republican said there’s little chance Congress will block President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel, but lawmakers who support free trade will keep lobbying
Ex-Trump Associate Outlines Decades of Spy Work for U.S.

Ex-Trump Associate Outlines Decades of Spy Work for U.S.

Felix Sater, a felon and former business associate of President Donald Trump, claims he was a crucial informant on some of the largest U.S. intelligence efforts of the past two decades, including the
Manitoba Offers Tax Cuts as Deficit Narrows to C$521 Million

Manitoba Offers Tax Cuts as Deficit Narrows to C$521 Million

Manitoba plans to offer tax relief as the Canadian province inches closer to its pledge to return to a budget surplus.
Trump to Host Saudi Crown Prince at White House on March 20

Trump to Host Saudi Crown Prince at White House on March 20

President Donald Trump plans to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington on March 20, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.
U.S. Posts Biggest Budget Deficit Since 2012

U.S. Posts Biggest Budget Deficit Since 2012

The U.S. recorded a $215 billion budget deficit in February -- its biggest in six years -- as revenue declined.
Juncker Angers EU Friends and Foes With German Ally in Key Job

Juncker Angers EU Friends and Foes With German Ally in Key Job

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker came under fire from lawmakers for appointing his German chief of staff to the institution’s top civil-service post, highlighting the persistent risks
Amb. Gary Locke Says Xi Has 'Huge Ambitions'

Amb. Gary Locke Says Xi Has 'Huge Ambitions'

Former United States Ambassador to China Gary Locke, chairman of Locke Global Strategies, discusses Chinese President Xi Jinping's consolidation of power and trade between China and the United States.