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Trump Asks Judge to Dismiss Accuser’s Defamation Case

Trump Asks Judge to Dismiss Accuser’s Defamation Case

Summer Zervos claims President Donald Trump defamed her by denying that he’d groped her and branding women who accused him of similar behavior as liars.
Honduras Slips Deeper Into Political Crisis

Honduras Slips Deeper Into Political Crisis

Honduras is slipping deeper into crisis nine days after its presidential election as international monitors question the vote count and sections of the police force rebel.
Trump Joke Lands Unevenly at Event With Schwarzman, Rubenstein

Trump Joke Lands Unevenly at Event With Schwarzman, Rubenstein

Just this weekend, Steve Schwarzman hosted Trump at his Park Avenue home for a fundraising event.
Russian Athletes Allowed at 2018 Olympics Without Flag, Anthem

Russian Athletes Allowed at 2018 Olympics Without Flag, Anthem

Russian athletes will be invited to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but their anthem won’t play, their flag won’t fly and any medals they win won’t accrue toward the country medal count, the
Steve Bannon Returns to Morning Radio Show on Sirius

Steve Bannon Returns to Morning Radio Show on Sirius

Steve Bannon, chief architect of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, will return to Sirius XM radio’s Patriot Channel and oversee election coverage on the station for his conservative media company
Treasury Watchdog Sees U.S. Financial Market Risks Rising

Treasury Watchdog Sees U.S. Financial Market Risks Rising

The U.S. agency that analyzes threats to financial-market stability is waving a red flag about elevated stocks and bonds.
Trump Says He Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Trump Says He Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump is telling Middle East leaders that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, a decision that risks inflaming tensions in the region and could
Trump’s Plan for Jerusalem Embassy Leaves Key Details Unresolved

Trump’s Plan for Jerusalem Embassy Leaves Key Details Unresolved

President Donald Trump will formally declare Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital and direct the State Department to start the process of moving the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv, a historic shift of
Mueller Investigates Trump's Deutsche Bank Records

Mueller Investigates Trump's Deutsche Bank Records

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is said to have subpoenaed records relating to President Donald Trump's dealings with Deutsche Bank as part of his probe into Russian meddling in U.S. elections.
Saudi Corruption Settlement Talks Should End in a Few Weeks, Official Says

Saudi Corruption Settlement Talks Should End in a Few Weeks, Official Says

Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said talks to reach settlement agreements with suspects detained in the kingdom’s declared crackdown on graft should conclude in a few weeks.
Maduro Rival Resigns From Post as Venezuela Ambassador to UN

Maduro Rival Resigns From Post as Venezuela Ambassador to UN

Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s ambassador to the United Nations since 2014 and former Petroleos de Venezuela head, resigned from his post amid a string of arrests at the oil giant he used to run, he said
Morawiecki Floated as Potential Polish Premier

Morawiecki Floated as Potential Polish Premier

Already the face of Poland’s government for many investors, former bank executive and current Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki may soon become its face for everyone.
Labour Lawmakers Call for U.K. to Stay in EU Customs Union

Labour Lawmakers Call for U.K. to Stay in EU Customs Union

U.K. opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s policy of constructive ambiguity on Brexit came under pressure Tuesday as his lawmakers argued that Britain should stay inside the European Union’s
Kennedy Sends Mixed Messages in Supreme Court Cake Case

Kennedy Sends Mixed Messages in Supreme Court Cake Case

Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy sent mixed messages during a spirited and divisive U.S. Supreme Court argument Tuesday over a Colorado baker who refuses to make cakes for same-sex weddings.
GOP Leaders Push House Holdouts on Government Funding Deadline

GOP Leaders Push House Holdouts on Government Funding Deadline

House Republican leaders are moving to quell a rebellion within their ranks over a stopgap spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown on Saturday by attempting to push forward with a two-week
Patagonia's Stand Against Public-Land Cuts Overwhelms Website

Patagonia's Stand Against Public-Land Cuts Overwhelms Website

The website of outdoor apparel retailer Patagonia struggled to handle traffic after the company condemned President Donald Trump’s move to remove federal protection from swaths of public land.
Zinke Fires Back at Patagonia Over Utah Monument Downsizing

Zinke Fires Back at Patagonia Over Utah Monument Downsizing

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fired back at Patagonia Inc. after the outdoor gear retailer protested the Trump administration’s move to shrink a pair of national monuments in Utah.
Big Banks Would Benefit from the Tax Bill — After an Initial Hit

Big Banks Would Benefit from the Tax Bill — After an Initial Hit

The Republican tax bill is good news for big banks. At least, it will be once the initial pain wears off.
Author Disputes Mueller’s Claim That Manafort Ghostwrote Op-Ed

Author Disputes Mueller’s Claim That Manafort Ghostwrote Op-Ed

To the list of activities attracting the attention of prosecutors, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort just added a new one: editor.