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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
Turkey Election Overhaul Seen Boosting Erdogan Gains Momentum

Turkey Election Overhaul Seen Boosting Erdogan Gains Momentum

Sweeping changes to Turkey’s electoral laws that could help President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tighten his grip on power are set to begin their passage through parliament, with the opposition warning that
A Cuban President Not Named Castro Will Inherit Troubled Economy

A Cuban President Not Named Castro Will Inherit Troubled Economy

The Castro family is finally relinquishing the presidency in Cuba. Six decades of rule by first Fidel and then Raul is coming to an end as the Communist government turns to a younger generation to
It's All Xi, All the Time in China as Party Influence Expands

It's All Xi, All the Time in China as Party Influence Expands

“Chairman Xi is a descendant of the revolution,” said Liu Yanbin, as he paid a visit to a Chinese revolutionary shrine in Xibaipo, some 350 kilometers (220 miles) from Beijing.
May Faces Calls to Retaliate Against Russia After Spy Attack

May Faces Calls to Retaliate Against Russia After Spy Attack

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May faces calls to crack down on Russian influence in Britain amid reports that investigators have linked Vladimir Putin’s regime to last week’s poisoning of a former spy
U.S. Will Make No Concessions Before North Korea Talks, Pompeo Says

U.S. Will Make No Concessions Before North Korea Talks, Pompeo Says

The U.S. will make no concessions to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in discussions leading to potential talks between the reclusive leader and President Donald Trump, and during any subsequent
Warren Keeps Pressure on Banking Bill, Says No 2020 Run in Mind

Warren Keeps Pressure on Banking Bill, Says No 2020 Run in Mind

Senator Elizabeth Warren said a bill giving banks relief from rules imposed after the 2008 financial crisis could usher in a new round of taxpayer-funded bailouts, while making it easier for banks to
Hammond Signals `Light at End of Tunnel' for U.K.

Hammond Signals `Light at End of Tunnel' for U.K.

Britain may soon start to see the beginning of the end of austerity, as the Chancellor of the Exchequer prepares to announce the smallest deficit in a decade during his Spring Statement on Tuesday.
Brexit Ad Luring U.K. Companies to France Banned by London Tube

Brexit Ad Luring U.K. Companies to France Banned by London Tube

The London Underground banned an ad designed to lure British businesses to northern France after Brexit, saying the issue was too controversial.
Italy's Ruling Party Chews Over Kingmaker Role

Italy's Ruling Party Chews Over Kingmaker Role

Italy’s ruling party will discuss whether it should play the role of potential kingmaker following its defeat in inconclusive elections a week ago as it plots a course forward without former Prime
China's Goal in Trump-Kim Talks: Ensure They Don't Collapse

China's Goal in Trump-Kim Talks: Ensure They Don't Collapse

For much of the past year, China has repeatedly -- sometimes with exasperation -- called on the U.S. and North Korea to sit down and chat. Now the goal is to ensure they keep talking.
China Scraps Presidential Term Limits

China Scraps Presidential Term Limits

China’s parliament voted to repeal presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to keep power indefinitely in a formal break from succession rules set up after Mao Zedong’s turbulent rule.
China Minister Says Trade War Would Bring ‘Disaster’ to World

China Minister Says Trade War Would Bring ‘Disaster’ to World

China’s trade minister Zhong Shan warned that a trade war with the U.S. would bring disaster to the global economy, but said his nation won’t start one and that talks with the Trump administration
Aviation Industry Braces for Brexit With CEOs Divided on Fallout

Aviation Industry Braces for Brexit With CEOs Divided on Fallout

At an aviation summit in Brussels this past week, Europe’s main airlines put on a display of unity over the challenges ahead. But the industry’s chief executive officers were divided when it came to
U.K. Lawmakers Angry After Carillion Paid Millions to Advisers

U.K. Lawmakers Angry After Carillion Paid Millions to Advisers

British lawmakers released documents that show law firms and consultants got millions of pounds from Carillion Plc, a day before the failing company’s chairman asked for an emergency government loan

U.K. Government Seeks Public's Advice on Cutting Plastic Use

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will seek the public’s view on how the country can be a leader in reducing plastic waste.
Australia Denies Security Deal Was Behind U.S. Tariff Exemptions

Australia Denies Security Deal Was Behind U.S. Tariff Exemptions

Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo denied that Australia struck a security agreement with the U.S. to get exempted from tariffs on steel and aluminum announced by President
Doug Ford, Ex-Toronto Mayor's Brother, to Lead Ontario PC Party

Doug Ford, Ex-Toronto Mayor's Brother, to Lead Ontario PC Party

Doug Ford, brother of former Toronto Mayor Rob, was named leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party three months ahead of a general election in Canada’s biggest province.
Sessions Takes on ‘Activist’ Judges Slowing Down Trump’s Agenda

Sessions Takes on ‘Activist’ Judges Slowing Down Trump’s Agenda

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed out at “activist” judges who issue nationwide injunctions, actions that have so far created a roadblock to President Donald Trump’s plan to enact new rules
Trump in Campaign Mode on Steel, Drug-Dealer Death Penalty Idea

Trump in Campaign Mode on Steel, Drug-Dealer Death Penalty Idea

President Donald Trump tried to energize his base at a free-wheeling rally on Saturday, talking up the plan for steel import tariffs, criticizing the media and Democrats and praising the idea of the