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Female, Middle-Aged and Let Down by Renzi: Italy’s Swing Voters

Female, Middle-Aged and Let Down by Renzi: Italy’s Swing Voters

Almost a third of Italians have yet to decide who to vote for in next month’s general election, more than enough to determine the outcome.
Merkel’s Fiercest Rivals Are Coming Back to Haunt Her

Merkel’s Fiercest Rivals Are Coming Back to Haunt Her

In Angela Merkel’s moment of weakness, some of the fiercest rivals she sidelined during her ascent to the German chancellery are back to haunt her.
Trump Evangelical Ally Seeking Gowdy’s South Carolina House Seat

Trump Evangelical Ally Seeking Gowdy’s South Carolina House Seat

An evangelical pastor who as an early and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump said he’s entering the race to succeed Representative Trey Gowdy in South Carolina.
Economists Predict What Might Happen in the Italian Elections

Economists Predict What Might Happen in the Italian Elections

Italians head to the polls on March 4, but with a hung parliament the likeliest outcome, there’s a one-in-four chance they’ll be right back to where they started within a year.
Facebook, Google Could Face Tighter Rules on Political Ads

Facebook, Google Could Face Tighter Rules on Political Ads

Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and other online platforms would face stricter rules for political advertising according to a proposed framework that will be considered by the Federal Election
Rift Widens in Australia’s Government After Sex Scandal

Rift Widens in Australia’s Government After Sex Scandal

Australia’s coalition government is in danger of fracturing over the fallout from Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s extramarital affair with a former staffer.
White House Counsel Granted Permanent Security Clearance, Official Says

White House Counsel Granted Permanent Security Clearance, Official Says

White House Counsel Don McGahn has been granted permanent security clearance, a government official said Thursday evening.
U.K. Should Strive for Partial Customs Union With EU, IOD Says

U.K. Should Strive for Partial Customs Union With EU, IOD Says

Britain should aim for a partial customs union with the European Union once it quits the bloc, according to the Institute of Directors.
What May Be U.S.’s First Drone-Linked Aircraft Crash Is Being Investigated

What May Be U.S.’s First Drone-Linked Aircraft Crash Is Being Investigated

A helicopter’s crash landing in South Carolina this week may have been triggered by a civilian drone, which would make it the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S.
Netanyahu to Follow Putin in Munich Wake-Up Call to the West

Netanyahu to Follow Putin in Munich Wake-Up Call to the West

A decade ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin chose the West’s annual security conference in Munich to say “what I really think” about the U.S. Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu plans to use this week’s
Jihadists Close Mali Schools as Revolt Against State Flares

Jihadists Close Mali Schools as Revolt Against State Flares

When Islamist militants came to his village school and threatened to kill the teachers if they didn’t leave, Moussa Diallo wasn’t surprised.
States to Get Classified Briefings on 2018 Election Threats

States to Get Classified Briefings on 2018 Election Threats

With the threat of Russian interference continuing to loom over American elections, U.S. intelligence authorities are arming state officials with classified updates on risks to their electoral systems
EPA Chief’s First-Class Travel Was Prompted by ‘Aggressive’ Encounters

EPA Chief’s First-Class Travel Was Prompted by ‘Aggressive’ Encounters

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s much-criticized reliance on first-class flights to whisk him around the world is necessary to ensure his protection amid ‘vulgar’
Powell Seeks to Bury Era of Fed ‘Barons’

Powell Seeks to Bury Era of Fed ‘Barons’

Jerome Powell is the first Federal Reserve chairman in more than a decade to have any background in the private sector. That could explain changes he’s implemented in his first weeks on the job.
SEC Official Slams Dual-Class Shares Used by Alphabet, Snap

SEC Official Slams Dual-Class Shares Used by Alphabet, Snap

Alphabet Inc., Snap Inc. and Facebook Inc. all have dual-share classes -- a practice that has drawn criticism from investor advocates who say it can allow insiders to control companies for decades.
Justice Thomas Says Court Confirmation Shouldn’t Be ‘Spectacle’

Justice Thomas Says Court Confirmation Shouldn’t Be ‘Spectacle’

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose 1991 nomination divided the country, said the judicial confirmation process is driving away some of the best candidates because they don’t want to be part
Senate Fails to Advance Any Immigration Plans

Senate Fails to Advance Any Immigration Plans

The U.S. Senate blocked four immigration proposals Thursday, including a bipartisan measure that the White House threatened to veto amid criticism by President Donald Trump. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur
Trudeau Is About to Walk Into Another Controversy in Asia

Trudeau Is About to Walk Into Another Controversy in Asia

Canada’s Justin Trudeau is about to walk into another Asian controversy.
Judge Says U.S. Must Use Energy Standards in Loss to Trump

Judge Says U.S. Must Use Energy Standards in Loss to Trump

The Trump administration was ordered to begin using new national energy efficiency standards that the federal government had refused to implement, the attorneys general of New York and California said