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Nigerian Troops Rescue Chibok Girl Taken in 2014 Mass Abduction

Nigeria’s military said it rescued a girl who was among the more than 200 students kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists from their dormitory in the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014.
Why Trump's Break With Steve Bannon Is a Big Deal

Why Trump's Break With Steve Bannon Is a Big Deal

Michael Steel of Hamilton Place Strategies and former press secretary to former House Speaker John Boehner, discusses the political fallout from President Donald Trump's break with Steve Bannon. He
U.S. Urges U.K. to Cut EU Rules After Brexit to Boost Trade

U.S. Urges U.K. to Cut EU Rules After Brexit to Boost Trade

The U.S. wants Britain to cut European Union regulations after Brexit to boost the chances of striking a free-trade deal between the two countries.
U.S. to End Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

U.S. to End Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two sources told the Associated Press.
Merkel's German Coalition Plan Faces an Increasingly Wary Public

Merkel's German Coalition Plan Faces an Increasingly Wary Public

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to extend her governing alliance with the Social Democrats faces increasing public skepticism as she prepares to begin talks with the rival party, according to a
Will Bannon Splinter Loyal Trump Supporters?

Will Bannon Splinter Loyal Trump Supporters?

Bloomberg Businessweek Columnist Joshua Green discusses Trump’s break with Steve Bannon. He speaks with David Westin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
Zuma's No-Fee Plan Imperils South African Universities

Zuma's No-Fee Plan Imperils South African Universities

President Jacob Zuma’s move to scrap tuition fees for students from poor South African homes and freeze tariffs for those from working-class households may cause chaos during registration at public
How Merkel Is Taking on Facebook and Twitter

How Merkel Is Taking on Facebook and Twitter

Germany has now begun enforcing Europe’s toughest law aimed at reining in hate speech and fake news on social media.
Trump Versus Bannon May Spell Trouble for Republicans

Trump Versus Bannon May Spell Trouble for Republicans

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Protests in Iran Put Rouhani on the Spot

Protests in Iran Put Rouhani on the Spot

The president must navigate between the people and the ayatollahs and contend with forces outside his control, such as sluggish foreign investment—and Donald Trump.
State Governments Are Already Gaming the Republican Tax Overhaul

State Governments Are Already Gaming the Republican Tax Overhaul

If state lawmakers succeed in working around the new cap on SALT deductions, federal tax collectors would miss out on revenue they’re depending on to fund the corporate tax cuts at the center of the
Virginia Republican Wins Election After His Name Is Drawn From a Bowl

Virginia Republican Wins Election After His Name Is Drawn From a Bowl

A Republican won a Virginia state House of Delegates race so close that its outcome was determined by pulling his name out of a ceramic bowl Thursday.
Mike Pompeo Is the Anti-Tillerson

Mike Pompeo Is the Anti-Tillerson

The CIA chief and former Tea Party Republican from Kansas is everything Trump likes in an appointee—decisive, combative, and loyal.
Trump Steps Up Efforts to Check China Influence in Latin America

Trump Steps Up Efforts to Check China Influence in Latin America

The Trump administration is pushing back against China’s efforts to boost its economic ties with Latin America, as the rivalry intensifies between the world’s two largest economies.
Ohio Voter Challenges Election Roll Purge in Supreme Court Clash

Ohio Voter Challenges Election Roll Purge in Supreme Court Clash

Larry Harmon got a surprise when he went to his Kent, Ohio, polling place for a 2015 local election: He was no longer registered and couldn’t vote.
Iran Protests Could Give Trump an Advantage on Nuclear Deal

Iran Protests Could Give Trump an Advantage on Nuclear Deal

A wave of protests against the Iranian government is adding new urgency to President Donald Trump’s deliberations over whether to rip up the nuclear deal with Tehran that he has long threatened to
Trump’s Break With Bannon Over Book Forces GOP to Choose Sides

Trump’s Break With Bannon Over Book Forces GOP to Choose Sides

Steve Bannon pledged his continued support of Donald Trump after the president’s forceful denunciation of his former chief strategist finalized a political divorce that is forcing a reckoning within
Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Might Mint Hedge Fund Riches, Losses

Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Might Mint Hedge Fund Riches, Losses

They’ve lost in court. They’ve been rebuffed by government agencies. Now, the fates of hedge funds and other investors in mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could lie with an old
As Chaos and Despair Grow in Libya, Qaddafi Son Plans Comeback

As Chaos and Despair Grow in Libya, Qaddafi Son Plans Comeback

The fugitive son and onetime heir apparent of Libya’s late Muammar Qaddafi is planning a comeback.
Brexit Bulletin: Bluffing?

Brexit Bulletin: Bluffing?

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