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H-1B Visa Limits Pushed by Lawmaker With Tech Company Support

H-1B Visa Limits Pushed by Lawmaker With Tech Company Support

A California congressman, backed by U.S. technology companies, is pushing for the House to consider legislation that would narrow the number of eligible candidates for H-1B visas that are awarded to
Trump to Again Seek to Spin Off U.S. Air-Traffic Control, Official Says

Trump to Again Seek to Spin Off U.S. Air-Traffic Control, Official Says

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget being released Monday will include his plan to spin off U.S. air-traffic control to non-profit management, a White House official said.
Trump May Struggle on $1 Trillion Pledge to Fix Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure

Trump May Struggle on $1 Trillion Pledge to Fix Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure

Donald Trump ran for president on the promise of $1 trillion fix for crumbling U.S. roads, bridges and airports, but the plan he’s rolling out Monday commits the federal government to spending just a
Israel Says U.S. Not in Syria ‘Game’ as Russia Seen Dominant

Israel Says U.S. Not in Syria ‘Game’ as Russia Seen Dominant

Israel is counting on Russian President Vladimir Putin to keep confrontations with Iran and Syria from spiraling into war as the Trump administration mostly watches from the sidelines, a senior aide
Mulvaney Says CFPB Under His Direction Is ‘Not Being Aggressive’

Mulvaney Says CFPB Under His Direction Is ‘Not Being Aggressive’

Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said the agency under his leadership is enforcing the law but “not being aggressive” about its mission.
Merkel Says She’ll Serve Another Full Term, Defying Critics

Merkel Says She’ll Serve Another Full Term, Defying Critics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’s determined to serve another full term, rebuffing party critics who say she sold out to the Social Democrats to extend her 12 years in office.
U.S. Budget Director Warns Interest Rates May ‘Spike’ on Deficit

U.S. Budget Director Warns Interest Rates May ‘Spike’ on Deficit

The U.S. will post a larger budget deficit this year and could see a “spike” in interest rates as a result, but lower deficits are possible over time based on sustained economic growth from Donald
Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

South African President Jacob Zuma’s fate is set to be sealed at a meeting of the top leadership of the ruling African National Congress called to conclude the transition to a new administration.
Top White House Aides Assert Trump's Confidence in John Kelly

Top White House Aides Assert Trump's Confidence in John Kelly

White House officials fanned out on Sunday with the message that President Donald Trump has confidence in John Kelly, the chief of staff under fire for his handling of spousal abuse allegations
Riots Flop as Italy's Far-Right Takes Election Fight to Facebook

Riots Flop as Italy's Far-Right Takes Election Fight to Facebook

Italian authorities braced for the worst Saturday, deploying riot police across the country in anticipation of far-right street fighters wreaking havoc on marches by anti-racists and anti-fascists.
U.K. Government to Offer Vision on Brexit as Divisions Rage

U.K. Government to Offer Vision on Brexit as Divisions Rage

Divisions over Brexit were on display again on Sunday.
Ramaphosa Says South Africa's Transfer of Power Is Near

Ramaphosa Says South Africa's Transfer of Power Is Near

The top leadership of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, which is meeting on Monday, will finalize the issue of transferring power from President Jacob Zuma to a new administration,

Cameroon Imposes Week-Long Curfew in Anglophone Regions

Cameroon authorities stepped up army patrols along the Nigerian border and imposed a week-long nighttime curfew in two English-speaking regions to prevent deadly attacks by secessionists.
Ritz in Riyadh Opens to Public After Saudi Purge

Ritz in Riyadh Opens to Public After Saudi Purge

The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh has reopened for the public after acting as a detention center for Saudi Arabia’s richest men.
Israeli Plane Was Downed by Syrian Missile, Army Spokesman Says

Israeli Plane Was Downed by Syrian Missile, Army Spokesman Says

The Israeli fighter plane that crashed on Saturday likely was hit by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile, an Israeli army spokesman said.
Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide

Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deployed a new weapon at the Olympics to fight back against the Trump administration’s sanctions and threats of a preemptive strike against his nuclear program: His
Trudeau Sees `Clear Path Forward' on Nafta

Trudeau Sees `Clear Path Forward' on Nafta

Justin Trudeau’s latest mission to bolster Nafta ended on an upbeat note, as the Canadian leader said there’s still a “clear path” to a deal while pushing back against U.S. President Donald Trump.
Bank of Russia Worry List Grows Even With Inflation Vanquished

Bank of Russia Worry List Grows Even With Inflation Vanquished

The Bank of Russia is refocusing its sights on trying to support economic growth after inflation settled at the lowest level in the country’s modern history and geopolitical risks receded.
Israel, Iran Lurch Toward Confrontation as Border Region Boils

Israel, Iran Lurch Toward Confrontation as Border Region Boils

Israel and Iran moved closer to confrontation in Syria as rising tensions erupted into the most serious standoff between the sides since the Syrian civil war began seven years ago.
Top U.S. Railroad Official Out After Reports of Moonlighting

Top U.S. Railroad Official Out After Reports of Moonlighting

Heath Hall has resigned as a top official with the Federal Railroad Administration, a Department of Transportation official said.