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Days After Trump Aviation Safety Tweet, FAA Chief to Depart

Days After Trump Aviation Safety Tweet, FAA Chief to Depart

The U.S. agency overseeing aviation safety loses its chief at midnight Saturday, days after President Donald Trump took credit in a tweet for the airlines’ safest year on record.
Trump Needs a Miracle to Win His 2017 Trade-Deficit Battle

Trump Needs a Miracle to Win His 2017 Trade-Deficit Battle

President Donald Trump almost certainly failed in his mission to shrink the U.S. trade deficit last year.
Merkel's Frenemies Give Stage to EU Critic of Her Refugee Policy

Merkel's Frenemies Give Stage to EU Critic of Her Refugee Policy

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban claimed credit for shielding Germany from migration in a dig at Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose sister party gave him a platform to criticize her refugee policy.
FCC Rules Out Delaying Net Neutrality Repeal Over Fake Comments

FCC Rules Out Delaying Net Neutrality Repeal Over Fake Comments

The Federal Communications Commission rejected calls to delay ending net neutrality rules over a flawed public comment system, saying it hadn’t relied on millions of identical or suspicious
Venezuelan Generals Accused of Abuses in Fresh U.S. Sanctions

Venezuelan Generals Accused of Abuses in Fresh U.S. Sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions on four Venezuelan military men Friday, accusing them of corruption and rights abuses as the Trump administration intensifies pressure on the South
Airbus Expects China Jet Order During Macron’s Visit

Airbus Expects China Jet Order During Macron’s Visit

Airbus SE is discussing a large plane order from China during French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit this weekend, according to people familiar with the plans.
How Long Will Gary Cohn Work for Donald Trump? ‘I'm Here Today’

How Long Will Gary Cohn Work for Donald Trump? ‘I'm Here Today’

Gary Cohn, the White House chief economic adviser who has been the focus of speculation he will soon depart, won’t make much of a commitment to President Donald Trump.
Gary Cohn Says Government May Push Back Against State Tax Workarounds

Gary Cohn Says Government May Push Back Against State Tax Workarounds

The Trump administration may try to block potential plans by high-tax states including New York and California to shield residents from state and local tax break changes, according to White House
Trump Says He’s a ‘Stable Genius,’ Labels Wolff Book ‘Fiction’

Trump Says He’s a ‘Stable Genius,’ Labels Wolff Book ‘Fiction’

“Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump says on Twitter
Bannon's Clout in Question After Donor Drops Him

Bannon's Clout in Question After Donor Drops Him

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‘Rebel Commander’ Grieve’s Case for Second Referendum on Brexit

‘Rebel Commander’ Grieve’s Case for Second Referendum on Brexit

The Conservative Brexit rebel who dealt Prime Minister Theresa May a parliamentary blow has a hypothetical argument for a second referendum, but he doesn’t want you thinking he sounds like Tony Blair.
What Happens When States Have Their Own Net Neutrality Rules?

What Happens When States Have Their Own Net Neutrality Rules?

California and New York hope to set a nationwide standard
Monthly Salary Hikes? The Messy Business of Paying Venezuelans

Monthly Salary Hikes? The Messy Business of Paying Venezuelans

Venezuela’s economy is in such a state of disrepair that it’s easy to forget that there are still companies operating in the country.
Brazil Presidency Risks Petering Out as Ministers Jump Ship

Brazil Presidency Risks Petering Out as Ministers Jump Ship

A Bloomberg survey found that 14 of the 28 members of cabinet plan to leave the government in the next few months, including the ministers of agriculture, foreign affairs and mines.
Bannon-Trump Fight Roils Already Heated Wisconsin GOP Race

Bannon-Trump Fight Roils Already Heated Wisconsin GOP Race

The high-profile rupture between President Donald Trump and his former chief strategist is already roiling a key U.S. Senate primary in Wisconsin, where Republicans face an early test of party unity
Farmers Gave Trump Their Votes. Now They’re Looking for a Return

Farmers Gave Trump Their Votes. Now They’re Looking for a Return

Farmers are looking for a sign from President Donald Trump that their issues mean as much to him as their votes do.
Marijuana Crackdown by Sessions Leaves GOP Fearing 2018 Backlash

Marijuana Crackdown by Sessions Leaves GOP Fearing 2018 Backlash

The Justice Department’s decision to free federal prosecutors to enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug adds to the political burdens of congressional Republicans trying to hold
Trump’s Threat to Sue Ex-Aide Rings Hollow to Legal Experts

Trump’s Threat to Sue Ex-Aide Rings Hollow to Legal Experts

Donald Trump’s unusual bid to muzzle his one-time top strategist is a flimsy legal gambit that could bring deeper complications for the president if he chooses to pursue it, according to legal
Macron Wins French Pollsters’ First-Ever ‘Beer Test’

Macron Wins French Pollsters’ First-Ever ‘Beer Test’

The French aren’t eager to go drinking with their political leaders, but if they had to choose one to share a beer with, it would be President Emmanuel Macron.
Malaysia Gears Up for Election as Najib Targets ‘Fake News’

Malaysia Gears Up for Election as Najib Targets ‘Fake News’

Malaysia’s political parties are gearing up for an election within months, with the ruling party launching a portal aimed at combating “fake news” and the opposition alliance holding a national