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Spain's King Felipe Urges Catalan Leaders to Act Responsibly

Spain's King Felipe Urges Catalan Leaders to Act Responsibly

Spain’s King Felipe VI called on Catalonia’s leaders to act responsibly as they form a new government following elections that handed separatists a majority in the regional parliament.
Flake: Someone in GOP Will Challenge Trump in Primary, If Not Me

Flake: Someone in GOP Will Challenge Trump in Primary, If Not Me

President Donald Trump is likely to face a challenge from an independent candidate, and possibly a fellow Republican, if he runs for a second term, as voters thirst for a more centrist alternative,
Nigerian Military Kills Militants in Air Strike Near Lake Chad

Nigerian Military Kills Militants in Air Strike Near Lake Chad

The Nigerian air force bombarded Boko Haram locations at Tumbun Rago in the northeast near Lake Chad on Sunday, killing “scores” of militants, spokesman Olatokumbo Adesanya said in an emailed

Turkey Sacks Some 2,700 More Public Sector Workers

Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has fired 2,756 more people from its public service sector for alleged links to terror groups as it presses ahead with purges launched following last year's failed
South Africa's Ruling ANC to Ask Zuma to Step Down: City Press

South Africa's Ruling ANC to Ask Zuma to Step Down: City Press

Members of South Africa’s newly elected African National Congress’ executive committee will meet with President Jacob Zuma to advise him to step down, Johannesburg’s City Press reported, citing
North Korea Rejects New Sanctions, Vows Revenge on Sympathizers

North Korea Rejects New Sanctions, Vows Revenge on Sympathizers

North Korea rejected tighter United Nations sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear expansion, describing the move as an “act of war” and vowing to take revenge on U.S. sympathizers who approved it.
Trump's 11-Nation Refugee Ban Partially Blocked by Court

Trump's 11-Nation Refugee Ban Partially Blocked by Court

President Donald Trump’s 11-nation refugee ban was partially blocked by a judge who found that it violated federal rule-making requirements.
Judge Partially Lifts Trump Administration Ban on Refugees

Judge Partially Lifts Trump Administration Ban on Refugees

Seattle (AP) -- A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim
Trump Pounces on Report FBI's Deputy Director Plans to Retire

Trump Pounces on Report FBI's Deputy Director Plans to Retire

President Donald Trump jumped on reports that Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe plans to retire in a few months after coming under blistering criticism from some congressional Republicans.
Goldman Sees Rate Hikes Ahead as Slack Wrung Out of Labor Market

Goldman Sees Rate Hikes Ahead as Slack Wrung Out of Labor Market

President Donald Trump’s tax cuts hand him ownership of wherever the U.S. economy turns starting in 2018, and at Goldman Sachs the view is that tighter monetary policy is ahead.

Thousands of Israelis Take to the Streets Against Corruption

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated against government corruption as police move to wrap up an investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on suspicions of bribery.
Credit Suisse Risks 3rd Straight Loss on Trump Tax Overhaul

Credit Suisse Risks 3rd Straight Loss on Trump Tax Overhaul

Credit Suisse Group AG is at risk of posting a third consecutive annual loss after predicting it will take a 2.3 billion-francs ($2.33 billion) hit from a U.S. tax overhaul signed into law by
Catalan Separatist Ambitions Barred by Criminal Probe

Catalan Separatist Ambitions Barred by Criminal Probe

After the cheers and celebrations of his surprise election victory, Catalonia’s would-be president, Carles Puigdemont, has to navigate the difficult legacy of October’s illegal drive to break away
Trump Travel Ban Dealt Blow by San Francisco Appeals Court

Trump Travel Ban Dealt Blow by San Francisco Appeals Court

President Donald Trump’s restrictions on travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries, Venezuela and North Korea were largely struck down by a federal appeals court, raising uncertainty as the
Saudis Seek $6 Billion From Alwaleed, Wall Street Journal Says

Saudis Seek $6 Billion From Alwaleed, Wall Street Journal Says

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained since early November in a corruption probe, faces a demand from Saudi Arabian authorities of at least $6 billion to win his freedom, the Wall Street Journal
Billion-Dollar Writedowns Pile Up as Companies Analyze Tax Bill

Billion-Dollar Writedowns Pile Up as Companies Analyze Tax Bill

President Donald Trump has signed a tax overhaul and companies are rejoicing. But the most immediate effect of the new law could be a one-time accounting headache.
Pentagon Watchdog Cites Top U.S. Space Contractors for Quality-Control Lapses

Pentagon Watchdog Cites Top U.S. Space Contractors for Quality-Control Lapses

The Pentagon’s Inspector General cited key contractors in the military’s primary space launch program, including billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., for a range of
GOP Bill's Conflicting Dates Stir Debate on Early Tax Payments

GOP Bill's Conflicting Dates Stir Debate on Early Tax Payments

Inconsistent dates in the Republican tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday have stirred debate over whether some people might be able to get an extra break on their state and
Theresa May Eyes 2022 Vote After Surviving a Tumultuous Year

Theresa May Eyes 2022 Vote After Surviving a Tumultuous Year

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to rule out running for another term in 2022 as she shrugged off suggestions that 2017 has been the worst year of her political career.
BofA Says Tax Act Forces $3 Billion Fourth-Quarter Earnings Cut

BofA Says Tax Act Forces $3 Billion Fourth-Quarter Earnings Cut

Bank of America Corp. expects to take a roughly $3 billion hit to fourth-quarter net income after the U.S. tax bill slashed corporate rates.