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Turkish Troops Attack Kurds in Syria as U.S. Warnings Ignored

Turkish Troops Attack Kurds in Syria as U.S. Warnings Ignored

Turkey launched a ground offensive against Kurdish forces in northwest Syria -- in defiance of the U.S. -- to create what it called a security buffer along the border.
For Investors Used to Political Drama, Shutdown Is One More Sideshow

For Investors Used to Political Drama, Shutdown Is One More Sideshow

After a year of political spectacle, a government shutdown looks like it won’t divert investors from the economic and earnings tidings that have occupied Wall Street’s minds of late.
Don’t Worry, You Can Still Buy a Gun During a Government Shutdown

Don’t Worry, You Can Still Buy a Gun During a Government Shutdown

FBI background checks will continue while other agencies send workers home.
North Korea Goes Ahead With Seoul Visit After Olympics Deal

North Korea Goes Ahead With Seoul Visit After Olympics Deal

An advance team for North Korea arrived in Seoul on Sunday as Pyongyang reversed a decision to cancel the visit, a day after signing an agreement with the South to march under a unified flag at next
Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Shutdown

Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Shutdown

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Macron Raises Hope for Britain's Post-Brexit EU Market Access

Macron Raises Hope for Britain's Post-Brexit EU Market Access

French President Emmanuel Macron may have raised hopes for Britain’s post-Brexit relations with the European Union, saying the U.K. will likely end up with something “between full access and a trade
Pressure Mounts on Zuma to Quit as South African President

Pressure Mounts on Zuma to Quit as South African President

South Africa’s ruling party is intensifying pressure on President Jacob Zuma to step down and allow his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, to accelerate his efforts to stamp out corruption and restore investor
From Tax Refunds to Restrooms, What the Shutdown Has Shut Down

From Tax Refunds to Restrooms, What the Shutdown Has Shut Down

Visitors to national parks will be prevented from using the full-service restrooms. Tourists won’t be able to get into the National Air and Space Museum after Sunday. The Internal Revenue Service will
South Korea Seeks North’s Explanation for Canceling Advance Team Visit

South Korea Seeks North’s Explanation for Canceling Advance Team Visit

South Korea has officially asked North Korea to explain why it canceled dispatching an advance team to the South to prepare for concerts during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, according to Yonhap.
Shutdown Starts Amid Blame Game as Trump Marks First Year

Shutdown Starts Amid Blame Game as Trump Marks First Year

The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Saturday as finger-pointing intensified on both sides and members of Congress explored whether there was any hope of bringing it to a quick end.
U.S. Government Shutdown Starts as GOP Spending Bill Hits Wall

U.S. Government Shutdown Starts as GOP Spending Bill Hits Wall

The U.S. government officially entered a partial shutdown early Saturday as Senate leaders struggled to reach a deal to at least temporarily resume funding for federal operations before Americans
Merkel’s Coalition Plans Face Make-or-Break Vote

Merkel’s Coalition Plans Face Make-or-Break Vote

German Social Democratic Party members made their pitches for and against resuming a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a crunch vote that will determine the country’s government make-up
House Plan for Sexual-Harassment Complaints Would Bypass Ethics Watchdog

House Plan for Sexual-Harassment Complaints Would Bypass Ethics Watchdog

A bipartisan House bill to strengthen protection for congressional employees who file sexual-harassment complaints would bar review by Congress’s outside ethics watchdog.

Trump Tweets Effort to Keep Government Open Is ‘Not Looking Good’

Washington (AP) -- Trump tweets as shutdown nears: Effort to keep government open is "Not looking good," blames Democrats.
Trump Can Go to Davos With Government Shut Down, Officials Say

Trump Can Go to Davos With Government Shut Down, Officials Say

President Donald Trump can attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week even if the U.S. government shuts down over a spending impasse, senior administration officials said.
Predict It Sees a Jump in the Odds of a Government Shutdown

Predict It Sees a Jump in the Odds of a Government Shutdown

John Phillips, Predict It co-founder, discusses the odds of a government shutdown with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu, Julia Chatterley and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
Google Executives Pledge to Scour More Content Ahead of Midterm Elections

Google Executives Pledge to Scour More Content Ahead of Midterm Elections

The chief executive officers of Alphabet Inc.’s Google and YouTube pledged to scour videos and other content more closely for misleading news and inappropriate messages on their web services ahead of
Facebook Trustworthiness Ratings Boost ‘Fake News Award’ Winner

Facebook Trustworthiness Ratings Boost ‘Fake News Award’ Winner

Facebook Inc.’s plan to rank news sources by their trustworthiness boosted the shares of New York Times Co. -- one of the top winners in President Donald Trump’s “Fake News Awards.”
Twitter Finds 1,062 More Accounts Linked to Russian Agency

Twitter Finds 1,062 More Accounts Linked to Russian Agency

Twitter Inc. said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Time Warner Merger Trial Could Be Delayed by Government Shutdown

Time Warner Merger Trial Could Be Delayed by Government Shutdown

A U.S. government shutdown might put the brakes on the Justice Department’s effort to block AT&T Inc.’s proposed takeover of Time Warner Inc.