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White House Calls FBI’s McCabe ‘Bad Actor’ Amid Firing Debate

White House Calls FBI’s McCabe ‘Bad Actor’ Amid Firing Debate

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday called former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe a “bad actor.”
Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in rolling attacks on some of the country’s most
Senate’s Rollback of Banking Rules Faces Headwinds in House

Senate’s Rollback of Banking Rules Faces Headwinds in House

House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling says the House won’t rubber-stamp the Senate bill.
Oil and Gas Leaders Warn Trump He Risks Harming Their Industry

Oil and Gas Leaders Warn Trump He Risks Harming Their Industry

President disagrees with executives about the importance of keeping dispute settlement procedures in the Nafta accord.
Peru’s Congress Starts Impeachment Proceedings Against President

Peru’s Congress Starts Impeachment Proceedings Against President

Peru’s Congress voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for a second time in three months for allegedly lying about his ties to disgraced Brazilian builder
Haitians Sue Trump Administration Over Immigration Policy

Haitians Sue Trump Administration Over Immigration Policy

Haitian immigrants are suing President Donald Trump and Homeland Security officials, alleging racism influenced a decision to end a program allowing them to live and work legally in the U.S. after
South Korea Shrugs Off Trump's Latest Threat to Draw Down Troops

South Korea Shrugs Off Trump's Latest Threat to Draw Down Troops

South Korea had a muted reaction after President Donald Trump hinted the administration might roll back military support for its longtime ally, a threat that came as the two sides seek to overhaul
Street Fight Looms as Turkey Moves to Storm Kurd Stronghold

Street Fight Looms as Turkey Moves to Storm Kurd Stronghold

Turkey is preparing for a street-by-street fight to capture the most important Kurdish-held town in northern Syria, and if victorious, won’t transfer control to the Syrian government, according to a
Councilwoman’s Murder Deals Blow to Temer’s Security Policy in Rio

Councilwoman’s Murder Deals Blow to Temer’s Security Policy in Rio

Brazilians are reacting with outrage to the murder of a prominent councilwoman and human rights activist in Rio de Janeiro, in a blow to President Michel Temer’s decision to deploy the military to
Ring the Doorbell and Run: How Nuclear Rivals Harass Each Other

Ring the Doorbell and Run: How Nuclear Rivals Harass Each Other

Ringing the doorbell in the middle of the night and running away. Obscene phone calls. Cutting off power and water supplies. Car chases, aggressive confrontations and children intimidated.
Mr. Tan Goes to Washington: The Undoing of a Tech Mega-Deal

Mr. Tan Goes to Washington: The Undoing of a Tech Mega-Deal

Hock Tan had a trick for winning over skeptical investors.
Manafort Challenges Mueller's Indictment Power in Dismissal Bid

Manafort Challenges Mueller's Indictment Power in Dismissal Bid

Paul Manafort leveled his harshest attack yet on the legitimacy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a new court filing, echoing the longtime complaints of his former boss, President Donald Trump.
Senate Backs Bill Relaxing Post-Crisis Rules for Smaller Banks

Senate Backs Bill Relaxing Post-Crisis Rules for Smaller Banks

The U.S. Senate passed legislation that would ease constraints on regional and community banks while mostly snubbing Wall Street, giving the finance industry its best chance in years of rolling back
Trump Swaps Fed Fan Cohn for Critic Kudlow as Central Bank Hikes

Trump Swaps Fed Fan Cohn for Critic Kudlow as Central Bank Hikes

The Federal Reserve’s independence and monetary-policy approach had a White House ally in Gary Cohn. His successor Larry Kudlow may be a different story.
Zuma Exit Spurs Revival of South Africa's Once-Cowed Parliament

Zuma Exit Spurs Revival of South Africa's Once-Cowed Parliament

Jacob Zuma’s exit as South Africa’s president has given a new lease of life to the nation’s previously submissive parliament.
Trump Tells Boeing He Wants a ‘Good Price’ on Fighter Jets—or Else

Trump Tells Boeing He Wants a ‘Good Price’ on Fighter Jets—or Else

President Donald Trump used a visit to a Boeing Co. aircraft factory in St. Louis to tout the Republican tax overhaul and urge the company to give the government a “good price” for its fighter jets,
Slovenian Premier Resigns Months Before Planned General Ballot

Slovenian Premier Resigns Months Before Planned General Ballot

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar unexpectedly resigned just months before the small Balkan European Union member was scheduled to hold regular general elections.
U.K. Braced for Russian Response in Spy Poisoning Rift

U.K. Braced for Russian Response in Spy Poisoning Rift

Britain is braced for President Vladimir Putin’s reaction after Prime Minister Theresa May threw out 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter on U.K.
Americans May Get Permanent Tax Cut in ‘Phase Two,’ Kudlow Says

Americans May Get Permanent Tax Cut in ‘Phase Two,’ Kudlow Says

Tax cuts for individuals should be made permanent under ‘phase two’ of an overhaul, according to Larry Kudlow, the incoming White House economic adviser.