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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.
Death of Tsvangirai Threatens Unity of Zimbabwe’s Opposition

Death of Tsvangirai Threatens Unity of Zimbabwe’s Opposition

The death of Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has left his party in disarray ahead of presidential elections later this year.

The Likely Losers in South Africa’s Imminent Cabinet Shake-Up

Several Zuma appointees who’ve proven ineffectual or been implicated in corruption are likely to lose their jobs.
Tillerson Seeks an Accord With Turkey's President Over Syria

Tillerson Seeks an Accord With Turkey's President Over Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Hezbollah to withdraw from foreign conflicts.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Resigns After Failing to Quell Unrest

Ethiopian Prime Minister Resigns After Failing to Quell Unrest

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned as the leader of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies after failing to end months of unrest in the Oromia region.
Russian Foreign Ministry Says Five Russians Killed in U.S. Syria Strike

Russian Foreign Ministry Says Five Russians Killed in U.S. Syria Strike

The Feb. 7 clash marked the first time Russian combatants in Syria died in a U.S. strike.
Trump Says ‘So Many Signs’ Florida School Shooter Was Disturbed

Trump Says ‘So Many Signs’ Florida School Shooter Was Disturbed

President Donald Trump said there were “so many signs” that alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz had mental health problems and that neighbors and classmates should have reported those signs to
Ramaphosa Elected South African President After Zuma Quits

Ramaphosa Elected South African President After Zuma Quits

Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president a day after Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling African National Congress.
Poles Abroad Asked to Report ‘Anti-Polish’ Statements

Poles Abroad Asked to Report ‘Anti-Polish’ Statements

Poland's senate leader has appealed to Poles living abroad to report to the authorities any statements deemed "anti-Polish" or hurt "Poland's good name."
Ethiopian Prime Minister Submits Resignation Letter, Report Says

Ethiopian Prime Minister Submits Resignation Letter, Report Says

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his letter of resignation, a ruling party-linked broadcaster reported.
Spanish Party Weighs Tax Incentives to Lure Blockchain Firms

Spanish Party Weighs Tax Incentives to Lure Blockchain Firms

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party is preparing legislation including possible tax breaks to attract companies using blockchain technology.
London May Lose to New York After Brexit, Bundesbank Warns

London May Lose to New York After Brexit, Bundesbank Warns

The U.K.’s exit from the European Union will be a watershed moment for the City of London and weaken its role as one of the world’s leading financial centers, Bundesbank Executive Board member Joachim