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S. Africa Budget to Go Ahead on Feb.21, Treasury's Momoniat Says

S. Africa Budget to Go Ahead on Feb.21, Treasury's Momoniat Says

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa decided the nation’s budget will be presented on Feb. 21 as planned, Ismail Momoniat, the head of tax and financial sector policy at the National Treasury,
Trump Cabinet Secretary Says He’ll Repay Wife’s European Airfare

Trump Cabinet Secretary Says He’ll Repay Wife’s European Airfare

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Thursday pledged to repay more than $4,000 for his wife's airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe that mixed business and sightseeing.
Trump Administration Agrees to Release Some Visitor Logs

Trump Administration Agrees to Release Some Visitor Logs

The Trump administration settled a lawsuit by a liberal consumer-rights group over access to visitor logs for four government agencies located in the White House complex.
Trump  Wants Sales Tax Applied to Online Purchases, Mnuchin Says

Trump Wants Sales Tax Applied to Online Purchases, Mnuchin Says

A bill is pending that would allow states to collect tax on internet sales. A 1992 Supreme Court ruling exempted out-of-state retailers.
South Africa Officials Need ‘Lifestyle Audits’ to Detect Corruption

South Africa Officials Need ‘Lifestyle Audits’ to Detect Corruption

South Africa should more closely monitor the activities and financial dealings of senior civil servants if President Cyril Ramaphosa is to succeed in his battle to fight corruption, a National
Senator to Stop Blocking Some Justice Nominees Over Marijuana

Senator to Stop Blocking Some Justice Nominees Over Marijuana

Colorado's Republican U.S. senator says there's been enough progress on negotiations over marijuana with the Trump administration that he will stop blocking nominees for some jobs in the Justice
Trump Says Making Schools, Children Safer to Be 'Top Priority'

Trump Says Making Schools, Children Safer to Be 'Top Priority'

President Donald Trump says the U.S. must tackle difficult mental health issues as he addressed the nation after Wednesday's school shooting at a Florida high school that claimed 17 lives and wounded
El Salvador Commutes Woman’s 30-Year Abortion Sentence

El Salvador Commutes Woman’s 30-Year Abortion Sentence

El Salvador's Supreme Court has commuted the sentence of a woman serving 30 years in prison for what she says was a stillbirth.
U.S. Denies Plan for ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea

U.S. Denies Plan for ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea

The Trump administration doesn't have a “bloody nose” strategy focused on a military strike against North Korea, according to senators who've been briefed by the White House.
Grassley Says He Wants to Discuss Gun Legislation After Massacre

Grassley Says He Wants to Discuss Gun Legislation After Massacre

A day after another school shooting massacre, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley indicated he’s willing to discuss new gun measures.
Trump Calls for Action on Mental Health After Shooting, Gives No Specifics

Trump Calls for Action on Mental Health After Shooting, Gives No Specifics

President Donald Trump said that the nation should take unspecified action on mental health issues on Thursday.
Mandela's Chosen Heir Ramaphosa Takes Power in South Africa

Mandela's Chosen Heir Ramaphosa Takes Power in South Africa

After missing out two decades ago on becoming president, Cyril Ramaphosa, finally took power a day after Jacob Zuma resigned.
Colombia Grew Least Since 2009 in Finance Minister's Nightmare Year

Colombia Grew Least Since 2009 in Finance Minister's Nightmare Year

Colombia’s economy grew at its weakest pace in nearly a decade in 2017, capping a nightmare year for Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas.
Trump Loses Again on Travel Ban in Ruling by Second Appeals Panel

Trump Loses Again on Travel Ban in Ruling by Second Appeals Panel

A second federal appeals court rejected President Donald Trump’s latest restrictions on travel to America from six mostly Muslim countries.
Russia Blocks Critic’s Site, Warns Google About Billionaire Yacht Videos

Russia Blocks Critic’s Site, Warns Google About Billionaire Yacht Videos

The videos show billionaire Oleg Deripaska on a yacht with a deputy prime minister and a woman described as an escort.
FCC Chairman’s Ties With Sinclair Are Subject of Probe, Source Says

FCC Chairman’s Ties With Sinclair Are Subject of Probe, Source Says

The FCC’s internal watchdog is probing whether the agency’s chairman improperly pushed for rule changes, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Bannon Met With Mueller’s Team, Source Says

Bannon Met With Mueller’s Team, Source Says

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team over the course of two days, according to a person close to Bannon.
Trump Administration Torches Immigration Plan Before Senate Vote

Trump Administration Torches Immigration Plan Before Senate Vote

The Trump administration blasted a bipartisan immigration proposal as an “egregious violation” of the president’s principles for a deal.
New York Nonprofits Must Disclose Large Donors, Appeals Court Rules

New York Nonprofits Must Disclose Large Donors, Appeals Court Rules

A conservative advocacy group lost a bid to revive its challenge to New York’s rule requiring public disclosure of donors who give more than $5,000 to nonprofits in the state.