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Kelly Says ‘Dreamers’ Aren’t Priority for Deportation

Kelly Says ‘Dreamers’ Aren’t Priority for Deportation

"Dreamers" protected by an Obama-era program that President Donald Trump has said will end on March 5 are not top targets for deportation as long as they lack criminal records, the White House chief
White House Says Trump Was Only Joking About Treason

White House Says Trump Was Only Joking About Treason

Spokesman Hogan Gidley says Trump "was obviously joking" when he made the comments during an economic speech in Ohio on Monday.
EU Offers Western Balkans Path to Membership After Brexit

EU Offers Western Balkans Path to Membership After Brexit

The European Union offered a path to membership to western Balkan nations, calling on a region divided by poverty and ethnic tensions to improve the rule of law, curb corruption and put aside past
Inaction on Sleep Apnea Draws Ire of NTSB in Train Crashes

Inaction on Sleep Apnea Draws Ire of NTSB in Train Crashes

Just months after U.S. rail and highway regulators said they were withdrawing plans to screen truckers and railroad engineers for a dangerous sleep disorder, accident investigators blamed it for two
Trump’s Rhetoric Helpless Against Rise of Trade Deficit With China

Trump’s Rhetoric Helpless Against Rise of Trade Deficit With China

The U.S. trade gap in goods with the Asian power surged 8.1 percent last year to a record $375 billion, according to Commerce Department data released Tuesday.
Denmark’s Ruling Coalition Agrees on Smaller Tax-Cut Plan

Denmark’s Ruling Coalition Agrees on Smaller Tax-Cut Plan

The Danish government and its parliamentary ally have agreed to 5 billion kroner of tax cuts, Ritzau reported, citing Finance Minister Kristian Jensen.
Israel Seeks Peace But Is Ready for Any Scenario, Netanyahu Says

Israel Seeks Peace But Is Ready for Any Scenario, Netanyahu Says

While Israel seeks peace, it’s prepared for any scenario, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, following a tour of the Golan Heights.
Trump Ready to Release Infrastructure Plan Monday, Official Says

Trump Ready to Release Infrastructure Plan Monday, Official Says

President Donald Trump expects to release on Monday his long-awaited plan to generate at least $1.5 trillion to upgrade U.S. roads, bridges, airports and other public works, according to a White House
Justices Deal Legal Blows to Two Ohio Abortion Clinics

Justices Deal Legal Blows to Two Ohio Abortion Clinics

The Ohio Supreme Court has delivered a pair of blows to abortion clinics in Toledo and Cleveland.
Trump Did GM and Ford’s Foes a Major Favor by Cutting U.S. Taxes

Trump Did GM and Ford’s Foes a Major Favor by Cutting U.S. Taxes

Tax cuts signed by an America First president are turning out to be a major boon to some of the world’s biggest automakers -- except those based in the U.S.
Assange Continues Battle to Get U.K. Arrest Warrant Dropped

Assange Continues Battle to Get U.K. Arrest Warrant Dropped

WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange is making another bid to leave Ecuador’s embassy in London, saying his 5 1/2-years in the Kensington building has been punishment enough.
Ireland's Varadkar Issues Warning to U.K. on Brexit Promises

Ireland's Varadkar Issues Warning to U.K. on Brexit Promises

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said it’s “right” to be concerned that the border question in Brexit talks remains to be fully settled, issuing a veiled warning to Britain that a resolution is
Trump Uses NFL Player's Death to Push Democrats on Border Safety

Trump Uses NFL Player's Death to Push Democrats on Border Safety

President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the death of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson by a suspected drunk driver twice deported from the U.S. to pressure Democrats to pass stricter border
Will President Trump Listen to His Lawyers on Mueller?

Will President Trump Listen to His Lawyers on Mueller?

President Donald Trump's attorneys are advising him not to speak to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
What It Actually Takes to Launch a Nuclear Strike

What It Actually Takes to Launch a Nuclear Strike

How much power does Trump have to launch a nuclear strike? In reality, it's not as simple as pushing a button (Source: Bloomberg)

South Africa Delays Zuma’s Speech as ANC Weighs President’s Fate

South Africa’s parliament agreed to delay President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation speech scheduled for Thursday with the ruling party to debate whether to push him to step down.
Italian Establishment Rules Out Grand Coalition After March Vote

Italian Establishment Rules Out Grand Coalition After March Vote

Former prime ministers Silvio Berlusconi and Matteo Renzi insisted they’ll force a repeat election rather than form a so-called grand coalition if no political force wins a parliamentary majority when
Selloff Shows Risk of Trump’s Bull Market Bet

Selloff Shows Risk of Trump’s Bull Market Bet

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Zuma Resignation Appears Nearer as ANC Delays Crisis Meeting

Zuma Resignation Appears Nearer as ANC Delays Crisis Meeting

South African President Jacob Zuma appeared a step closer to resigning after the ruling African National Congress delayed an emergency meeting to discuss whether to force him from office.
Mandela Foundation Says South Africa’s President Zuma Must Go

Mandela Foundation Says South Africa’s President Zuma Must Go

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says South Africa's scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma must go “sooner rather than later.”