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URGENT: Cyprus President Set to Face Leftist Independent in Runoff

URGENT: Cyprus President Set to Face Leftist Independent in Runoff

Nicosia, Cyprus (AP) -- The president of Cyprus appeared headed for a runoff election with a left-wing independent candidate after a first-round vote Sunday in which no candidate was likely to receive
British Lords Get Ready to Disrupt Brexit

British Lords Get Ready to Disrupt Brexit

The road out of the European Union gets bumpier as key legislation heads to the upper house of parliament.
Europe Closes In on Fresh Trade Deal as Trump Puts Up Barriers

Europe Closes In on Fresh Trade Deal as Trump Puts Up Barriers

Europe is approaching the next stop in its global market-opening drive aimed at countering U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist tilt.
Koch Network Plans to Spend $400 Million in U.S. Midterm Cycle

Koch Network Plans to Spend $400 Million in U.S. Midterm Cycle

The conservative political network led by billionaires Charles and David Koch plans to spend close to $400 million on policy and politics during the two-year election cycle that culminates with
Senator Sees End of Trump's Presidency If He Fires Mueller

Senator Sees End of Trump's Presidency If He Fires Mueller

Donald Trump’s presidency would “end” if he followed through on efforts to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, said
Koch Network Warns Trump Against ‘Arbitrary’ Immigration Cuts

Koch Network Warns Trump Against ‘Arbitrary’ Immigration Cuts

The Koch political network on Saturday called on President Donald Trump and members of Congress to avoid any "arbitrary" reductions in immigration as part of negotiations over the future of
Trump Moving On to Infrastructure Push

Trump Moving On to Infrastructure Push

President Donald Trump plans to use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to build momentum for sweeping legislation on infrastructure and immigration that could buoy the White House and fellow
Trump Won’t Announce Nafta Withdrawal in State of Union, Sources Say

Trump Won’t Announce Nafta Withdrawal in State of Union, Sources Say

President Donald Trump doesn’t plan to use his first State of the Union address to announce a formal intent to withdraw from Nafta, say people familiar with the administration’s plans.

Nafta Said to Gain Steam With Agreement on Anti-Corruption Moves

Talks to update Nafta took a step forward after negotiators in Montreal agreed to measures aimed at preventing corruption, the first official “chapter” completed since October, said five people with
Putin Ally Zeman Wins Second Term as Czech President

Putin Ally Zeman Wins Second Term as Czech President

Czech President Milos Zeman, an ardent supporter of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, won a second term in an election victory after warning voters that sheltering Muslim immigrants could lead to
Strikes Loom at Daimler, Siemens as Talks Fail

Strikes Loom at Daimler, Siemens as Talks Fail

Germany’s most powerful union is escalating a dispute over wages and flexible working hours with day-long strikes planned for next week that threaten to hit major industrial companies from Siemens AG
Trump Condemns `Despicable' Taliban Bomb in Kabul That Killed 95

Trump Condemns `Despicable' Taliban Bomb in Kabul That Killed 95

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated explosives in downtown Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others in the worst attack since a truck bombing near the Afghan capital’s
Irish Prime Minister to Campaign to Ease Strict Abortion Laws

Irish Prime Minister to Campaign to Ease Strict Abortion Laws

London (AP) -- The prime minister of Ireland said Saturday he will campaign for a liberalization of the country's strict abortion laws in an upcoming referendum on the divisive issue.
U.S. Says Russian Gas Link Hurts European Security

U.S. Says Russian Gas Link Hurts European Security

The expansion of Russia’s gas pipeline to Germany under the Baltic Sea, which bypasses a number of east European nations, will allow the Kremlin to use energy as a “political tool,” U.S. Secretary of
Erdogan Wants Allies to Back Away From Kurdish Rebels

Erdogan Wants Allies to Back Away From Kurdish Rebels

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turkey’s allies to distance themselves from U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels as his army pushes deeper into Syria to chase away militant groups.
Hong Kong Bans Pro-Democracy Activist Chow From By-Election

Hong Kong Bans Pro-Democracy Activist Chow From By-Election

The Hong Kong government banned pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow from running in a Legislative Council by-election, saying her political beliefs are contrary to the city’s constitution.
Saudi Frees Billionaires Including Alwaleed as Ritz Jail Empties

Saudi Frees Billionaires Including Alwaleed as Ritz Jail Empties

Saudi Arabia freed Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and several of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen from detention this weekend.
Casino Mogul Wynn Quits as GOP Finance Chief After Sex Allegations

Casino Mogul Wynn Quits as GOP Finance Chief After Sex Allegations

Billionaire Steve Wynn has stepped down as Republican National Committee finance chair, the RNC’s chairwoman said, a day after reports that the casino magnate had engaged in multiple instances of
Twitter Says Russian Bots Retweeted Trump 470,000 Times

Twitter Says Russian Bots Retweeted Trump 470,000 Times

Russian-linked Twitter bots shared Donald Trump’s tweets almost half a million times during the final months of the 2016 election, Twitter Inc. said in a submission to Congress.
No Cushy Digs for Turkish Gold Trader Who Helped Convict Banker

No Cushy Digs for Turkish Gold Trader Who Helped Convict Banker

When gold trader Reza Zarrab was taken from a U.S. jail after agreeing to testify about Turkish efforts to help Iranian sanctions evasion, speculation flourished about the luxe confines he might have