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Strange Bedfellows? Group Unites Old Foes in Hunt for Health Fix

Strange Bedfellows? Group Unites Old Foes in Hunt for Health Fix

Some big names in health care want to fix what they see as a broken system. First, they are mending fences.
South Africa Business Confidence Rises to Highest Since Nene Fired

South Africa Business Confidence Rises to Highest Since Nene Fired

South African business confidence rose to the highest level since before Nhlanhla Nene was fired as finance minister in 2015, the first of many events that hurt prospects and impacted markets in the
British Judge Upholds Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange

British Judge Upholds Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange

A British judge on Tuesday upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving his legal position unchanged after more than five years inside the Ecuadorean Embassy.
U.S. Needs Allies in Era of Great Power Rivalry, Air Force Says

U.S. Needs Allies in Era of Great Power Rivalry, Air Force Says

The U.S. is facing a renewal of great power competition that requires its military to present “credible” options to civilian leaders that can be acted upon, the Air Force chief of staff said.
Senate Leaders Closing In on Budget Deal to Raise Spending Caps

Senate Leaders Closing In on Budget Deal to Raise Spending Caps

Senate leaders were closing in on a budget deal Tuesday that would lift caps on defense and domestic spending and break the cycle of temporary funding bills to keep the government operating.
Wells Fargo Aside, Washington Is Getting Friendlier to Banks

Wells Fargo Aside, Washington Is Getting Friendlier to Banks

Wells Fargo & Co.’s unprecedented punishment that bans it from growing seems at odds with the pro-business agenda that is sweeping through Washington under President Donald Trump.
Kenya Charges Opposition Figure as Protests Erupt After Arrests

Kenya Charges Opposition Figure as Protests Erupt After Arrests

Kenyan authorities charged an opposition figure over his attendance at a mock inauguration ceremony, as protests erupted over the arrest of anti-government leaders.
Modi Aide Says Indian Health Care Plan an ‘Absolute Game Changer’

Modi Aide Says Indian Health Care Plan an ‘Absolute Game Changer’

India’s push toward universal health care has Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political opponents worried, a top government adviser said.

Russian Oligarchs on U.S. Treasury List Facing Added Scrutiny

Russia’s billionaire oligarchs are beginning to face additional scrutiny on at least some financial transactions following U.S. publication of a list of wealthy Russians identified as allies of
Zimbabwe Opposition Leader’s Cancer Worsens, Official Says

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader’s Cancer Worsens, Official Says

The health of Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has worsened, a senior party official said.
President Signs Law to Outlaw Linking Poland With Holocaust

President Signs Law to Outlaw Linking Poland With Holocaust

Far-right protesters called on Polish President Andrzej Duda to sign into law a contested bill making it illegal to blame Poland for complicity in the Nazi drive to exterminate Jews during World War
Maldives Leader Says Supreme Court Order Was a ‘Coup’

Maldives Leader Says Supreme Court Order Was a ‘Coup’

The president of the Maldives said Tuesday he ordered a state of emergency to investigate "this plot, this coup" involving a Supreme Court ruling last week that ordered the release of imprisoned
Brexit Bulletin: Draghi’s Warning

Brexit Bulletin: Draghi’s Warning

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Bannon Interview With House Panel Delayed for Negotiations

Bannon Interview With House Panel Delayed for Negotiations

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon’s interview with a House committee looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has been delayed a week, according to lawmakers
Rise of an English Gentleman Threatens the Hardest of Brexits

Rise of an English Gentleman Threatens the Hardest of Brexits

He holds no ministerial post, but Jacob Rees-Mogg holds more and more sway when it comes to Europe.
Merkel Pushes for Coalition Breakthrough as Markets Add Urgency

Merkel Pushes for Coalition Breakthrough as Markets Add Urgency

Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for a breakthrough to end Germany’s political impasse, citing turmoil in global markets as a sign that Europe’s biggest economy needs a stable government.
Iranian Women Win Apology Over TV Advice to Kiss Husbands' Feet

Iranian Women Win Apology Over TV Advice to Kiss Husbands' Feet

Iranian state TV offered a rare apology after broadcasting a professed female expert on religious issues advising women to comfort husbands, even those who are violent or addicted to drugs, by
Pence Signals Openness to Talks With North Korea at Olympics

Pence Signals Openness to Talks With North Korea at Olympics

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declined to rule out talks with North Korean officials while attending Winter Olympics events in South Korea, even as he urged the isolated regime to abandon it nuclear

House Republicans Introduce New Stopgap Funding Measure

House Republicans on Monday night introduced legislation that would extend most government funding at current levels until March 23.
Trump to Get Briefing on Democrats' Rebuttal to GOP Memo

Trump to Get Briefing on Democrats' Rebuttal to GOP Memo

President Donald Trump’s staff will brief him Tuesday on a Democratic memo countering Republicans’ claims of FBI and Justice Department bias in the Russia probe, his chief of staff said.