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Trump Administration Releases Details of Infrastructure Plan

Trump Administration Releases Details of Infrastructure Plan

President Donald Trump’s administration released a plan Monday it says would stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in new investment, shorten project permitting time to two years, improve training to get
Sexy ‘Graft’ Video May Lead Russia to Block Instagram, YouTube

Sexy ‘Graft’ Video May Lead Russia to Block Instagram, YouTube

Russia may block access to YouTube and Instagram after billionaire Oleg Deripaska won a court injunction against videos and photographs that showed him and Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Prikhodko
Fox Beefs Up Sky News Remedies in Bid for Regulatory Clearance

Fox Beefs Up Sky News Remedies in Bid for Regulatory Clearance

21st Century Fox Inc. bolstered remedies in a bid to win regulatory approval for its takeover of European pay-TV broadcaster Sky Plc, seeking to address concerns that the deal would give billionaire
Slovak Premier Urges Faster Aid Use as EU Budget Debate Heats Up

Slovak Premier Urges Faster Aid Use as EU Budget Debate Heats Up

Slovakia should relax its public-procurement rules to speed up the absorption of European Union aid funds to gain leverage in the intensifying debate over whether the bloc should reduce financing for
National Portrait Gallery Unveils Obama Portraits

National Portrait Gallery Unveils Obama Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.
How South Africa’s Zuma Could Be Shown the Door

How South Africa’s Zuma Could Be Shown the Door

The African National Congress’s top decision-making panel is due to discuss a transition of state power to a new leader at a meeting in Pretoria on Monday.
Trump Turns to Infrastructure Amid Personnel Shakeup

Trump Turns to Infrastructure Amid Personnel Shakeup

President Donald Trump is expected to release his budget recommendation and long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday amid a backdrop of personnel issues in the White House. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli
Berlusconi Wants 82-Year-Old Ally as Italian Premier, Officials Say

Berlusconi Wants 82-Year-Old Ally as Italian Premier, Officials Say

Silvio Berlusconi wants his right-hand man Gianni Letta to be considered for the role of prime minister if his center-right coalition wins next month’s election, according to senior officials in his
Ex-Trump Adviser Gorka Removed From Hungarian Wanted List

Ex-Trump Adviser Gorka Removed From Hungarian Wanted List

Hungarian police have removed Sebastian Gorka, a former counter-terrorism adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, from its list of wanted persons.
Rouhani Wants Women in Third of State Management Roles by 2021

Rouhani Wants Women in Third of State Management Roles by 2021

President Hassan Rouhani ordered a third of government managerial jobs to be filled by women within three years.
Political Fires Humble Trump’s Agenda-Setting Capacity

Political Fires Humble Trump’s Agenda-Setting Capacity

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U.S. Signals Willingness to Talk to North Korea

U.S. Signals Willingness to Talk to North Korea

The U.S. has signaled a major shift in policy toward North Korea as Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is ready to engage in talks about North Korea's nuclear program. Bloomberg's Peter Pae
Berlusconi Papering Over the Cracks in His Italian Alliance

Berlusconi Papering Over the Cracks in His Italian Alliance

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Nafta’s Red Tape Fight Hits a Snag

Nafta’s Red Tape Fight Hits a Snag

The U.S., Canada and Mexico are at odds over a proposal to beef up Nafta’s powers to cut red tape.
Democrats Lose Immigration Clout But May Gain an Election Issue

Democrats Lose Immigration Clout But May Gain an Election Issue

Congressional Democrats who provided needed votes to reopen the government after Friday’s brief shutdown now head into a fight over the intractable issue of immigration with their clout to help young
House Departures Give Democrats Hope of Winning GOP Strongholds

House Departures Give Democrats Hope of Winning GOP Strongholds

After a quarter century of easily winning re-election, California Republican Ed Royce was facing an unusually competitive contest this year in a U.S. House district that has swung from solidly
Sudan Reappoints Spy Chief Who Was Once Accused of Plotting Coup

Sudan Reappoints Spy Chief Who Was Once Accused of Plotting Coup

Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir reappointed the former intelligence chief who was accused of plotting a coup five years ago, as the North African country faces sporadic protests over rising living
As Sinai Conflict Deadline Approaches, Militant Deaths Mount

As Sinai Conflict Deadline Approaches, Militant Deaths Mount

Egypt’s military said it killed almost 30 militants in Sinai over the past few days, in a full-throttle burst as a presidential deadline to pacify the restive peninsula approached.
Brexit Bulletin: Are We Nearly There Yet?

Brexit Bulletin: Are We Nearly There Yet?

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Irish PM to Meet May as Hopes Rise for Northern Irish Accord

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is set to meet his British counterpart Theresa May, amid speculation a deal to break the deadlock over Northern Ireland’s power-sharing assembly is at hand.