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North Korean Missile Was Seen From Hong Kong-Bound Flight

North Korean Missile Was Seen From Hong Kong-Bound Flight

A North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch in November was witnessed by passengers on a San Francisco-to-Hong Kong commercial flight.
Trump Says ‘No Idea’ If Kazakh Money Was Invested in SoHo Hotel

Trump Says ‘No Idea’ If Kazakh Money Was Invested in SoHo Hotel

President Donald Trump said he has “no idea” whether money from Kazakhstan was invested in Trump SoHo, a condominium hotel in lower Manhattan, while meeting with the country’s authoritarian president.
Tillerson Warns Threat of North Korea War Growing Despite Talks

Tillerson Warns Threat of North Korea War Growing Despite Talks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered a sobering assessment about the possibility of war with North Korea, saying advances in that country’s nuclear program meant the situation was “very tenuous.”
U.S. Slashes Aid to Palestinians Through UN to $60 Million

U.S. Slashes Aid to Palestinians Through UN to $60 Million

The U.S. has told the United Nations agency that aids Palestinians that it’s cutting its contribution by more than half, to $60 million.
‘Never Trump’ CEO Shares Benefits of Tax Overhaul With Employees

‘Never Trump’ CEO Shares Benefits of Tax Overhaul With Employees

AutoNation Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson, who publicly broke with the Republican Party over the nomination of Donald Tump, is giving an array of benefits to employees who stay with the car
Mueller Said to Have Subpoenaed Steve Bannon: NYT

Mueller Said to Have Subpoenaed Steve Bannon: NYT

Steve Bannon, a former top aide to President Trump, is said to have been subpoenaed last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury as part of the ongoing Russia probe.
Chamber to Push for Gas Tax Hike for Road and Bridge Upgrades

Chamber to Push for Gas Tax Hike for Road and Bridge Upgrades

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will call for increasing the federal gas tax by 25 cents a gallon over the next five years to help pay for rebuilding U.S. roads and bridges as part of its push for a
Sessions Cites a Study Ordered by Trump to Back Visa Limits

Sessions Cites a Study Ordered by Trump to Back Visa Limits

The Trump administration released a study Tuesday claiming that most people convicted in U.S. courts of crimes related to international terrorism are foreign-born, a move that amplifies the
Murphy Sworn In as New Jersey Governor

Murphy Sworn In as New Jersey Governor

Philip Dunton Murphy was sworn in as New Jersey’s 56th governor, vowing to support Democratic policies blocked for the past eight years by his Republican predecessor, measures that would put the state
DHS Sec. Nielsen Tells Durbin She Doesn't Recall Trump Profanity

DHS Sec. Nielsen Tells Durbin She Doesn't Recall Trump Profanity

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen faced questions from Democratic Senator Richard Durbin concerning President Trump's reported
Attacks in Mozambique's Gas-Rich North Leave Seven Dead in Week

Attacks in Mozambique's Gas-Rich North Leave Seven Dead in Week

Gunmen killed two people in an attack on a health center in northern Mozambique, bringing to seven the number of fatalities this week in the gas-rich region that’s seen a spate of raids authorities
Democrats Challenge Homeland Security Secretary’s Recall of Trump Meeting

Democrats Challenge Homeland Security Secretary’s Recall of Trump Meeting

Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that numerous people used profanities in an impassioned Oval Office meeting on immigration last week.
Former Health Secretary Tom Price Gets a New Gig as Adviser

Former Health Secretary Tom Price Gets a New Gig as Adviser

After resigning amid scandal from his powerful post as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price has a new gig.
Trump Ends First Year With Lowest Average Approval Rating

Trump Ends First Year With Lowest Average Approval Rating

Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first term, according to Gallup polling.
Trump Tells Xi U.S. Trade Deficit With China ‘Not Sustainable’

Trump Tells Xi U.S. Trade Deficit With China ‘Not Sustainable’

President Donald Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the growing U.S. trade deficit with China isn’t sustainable, the White House said in a statement Tuesday.
Angola Owes $5 Billion to Firms, Plans Eurobond Sale in 2018

Angola Owes $5 Billion to Firms, Plans Eurobond Sale in 2018

Angola owes more than 1 trillion kwanza ($5 billion) to companies in Africa’s second-biggest oil producer and may sell an international bond this year, according to its Macroeconomic Stabilization
Brexit ‘Fear’ Drives British Demand for Irish Passports

Brexit ‘Fear’ Drives British Demand for Irish Passports

Brits are increasing looking to their Irish roots as they seek to keep a foot in the European Union.
South Africa Prosecutors Seek to Recover $4 Billion in Assets

South Africa Prosecutors Seek to Recover $4 Billion in Assets

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, through its Asset Forfeiture Unit, is seeking to recover about 50 billion rand ($4 billion) worth of assets from 17 cases it’s pursuing relating to
U.S. Working Hard to Boost Wind Energy, Adviser Says in Denmark

U.S. Working Hard to Boost Wind Energy, Adviser Says in Denmark

Donald Trump’s administration is working “quite aggressively” to increase the use of renewable energy in the U.S. as part of the president’s plans to boost American energy independence, a senior
Dutch Say Nations Hit By Brexit Shouldn’t Plug EU Budget Hole

Dutch Say Nations Hit By Brexit Shouldn’t Plug EU Budget Hole

Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said European Union countries that are set to suffer the most from Brexit shouldn’t also have to help plug the hole it will tear in the bloc’s budget.