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Rivalry Heats Up as Northerner Heads South: Italy Campaign Trail

Rivalry Heats Up as Northerner Heads South: Italy Campaign Trail

Italians go to the polls Sunday, March 4 in a close election with voters divided over the country's relationship with the European Union, taxes, and immigration. Here's your daily guide to the latest
Airbnb's Early Lobbying Led to a Win in Cuba: The Influence Game

Airbnb's Early Lobbying Led to a Win in Cuba: The Influence Game

Last year, Airbnb Inc. launched a lobbying campaign as President Donald Trump was calling for limits on American travel to Cuba.
Oracle Lobbied Labor Amid Job Lawsuit: The Influence Game

Oracle Lobbied Labor Amid Job Lawsuit: The Influence Game

Oracle Corp. has never been shy about speaking up in Washington. Last year, that meant lobbying the government on employment regulations while being sued for alleged discrimination.
When Trump’s SEC Punishes Wall Street, It’s Often Done Quietly

When Trump’s SEC Punishes Wall Street, It’s Often Done Quietly

Under President Donald Trump, a top financial regulator isn’t embarrassing Wall Street as much as it used to.
Trump’s Tax Law Could Make Divorces More Bitter

Trump’s Tax Law Could Make Divorces More Bitter

President Donald Trump’s tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation’s top matrimonial attorneys.
Senate Blocks Immigration Plans, Deepening Stalemate on Dreamers

Senate Blocks Immigration Plans, Deepening Stalemate on Dreamers

The Senate blocked four immigration proposals Thursday, deepening a bitter impasse over how to protect 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
In Egypt’s Presidential Election, the Real Drama Is on the Sidelines

In Egypt’s Presidential Election, the Real Drama Is on the Sidelines

Egyptian officials have arrested a top Islamist who ran in the 2012 presidential race, the latest figure ensnared in the crackdown surrounding President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s re-election bid.
What Keeps the B-52 ‘Stratosaurus’ Airborne?

What Keeps the B-52 ‘Stratosaurus’ Airborne?

The Air Force says it sees a mission for the 1950s-era bomber until 2050. How can that be?
Brexit Bulletin: What About Ireland?

Brexit Bulletin: What About Ireland?

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U.K. Lawmaker Says 33 Firms Yet to Sign Women in Finance Charter

U.K. Lawmaker Says 33 Firms Yet to Sign Women in Finance Charter

U.K. lawmaker Nicky Morgan wrote to 33 financial-services firms including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and UBS Group AG asking why they haven’t signed on to a government-backed
Myanmar’s Government Cracks Down on Journalists Under Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s Government Cracks Down on Journalists Under Suu Kyi

Rather than champion the press, she has presided over an administration whose courts have aggressively pursued legal charges against dozens of journalists.
Chinese Envoy Says It's ‘Dangerous’ for U.S. to Confront Beijing

Chinese Envoy Says It's ‘Dangerous’ for U.S. to Confront Beijing

China’s ambassador to the U.S. warned the Trump administration against adopting a confrontational approach to the world’s second-biggest economy.
Australian PM Bans Ministers From Having Sex With Staff

Australian PM Bans Ministers From Having Sex With Staff

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull overhauled the code of conduct for government ministers and barred them from sexual relations with their staff, as he sought to contain a scandal engulfing
Priebus Says Chaos Reigned in Early Days of Trump White House

Priebus Says Chaos Reigned in Early Days of Trump White House

President Donald Trump's first chief of staff says all those reports about chaos in the early days of the Trump White House were true — and then some.
This Far-Right Italian Politician Is Relying on Social Media to Spread Her Message

This Far-Right Italian Politician Is Relying on Social Media to Spread Her Message

Giorgia Meloni’s party commands just 5 percent support in polls, but her Italy-first message is resonating with voters.
Angela Merkel Pays a Steep Price to Stay in Power

Angela Merkel Pays a Steep Price to Stay in Power

The chancellor had to give up some key ministries to form a coalition.
Polluters' Burden From EPA Penalties Is Lightened in Trump Era

Polluters' Burden From EPA Penalties Is Lightened in Trump Era

The Environmental Protection Agency has collected roughly half as much in civil penalties from polluters during President Donald Trump’s first year in the White House than it did under the past three
How British Lawmakers Really Use WhatsApp

How British Lawmakers Really Use WhatsApp

Plotting in U.K. politics has shifted from deep in the heart of the Palace of Westminster to secret groups on WhatsApp. Smoke-filled rooms for the 21st century -- or that’s how it’s often portrayed.
The Biggest Headaches for South Africa's Incoming President

The Biggest Headaches for South Africa's Incoming President

South Africa’s next president faces a tough road in rebuilding investor confidence and reviving the economy in the wake of Jacob Zuma’s nine-year tenure that was marred by scandal, misrule and policy
‘Incensed’ Grassley Rips Sessions for Torching Justice Overhaul

‘Incensed’ Grassley Rips Sessions for Torching Justice Overhaul

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions criticized his criminal justice overhaul a day before a committee vote.