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Hernandez Takes Lead in Honduras Vote as Opponents Cry Fraud

Hernandez Takes Lead in Honduras Vote as Opponents Cry Fraud

Honduras’ pro-American leader took the lead in the nation’s presidential election as opposition supporters took to the streets to allege fraud and bonds extended their sell-off.
Trump Administration Switches Sides on Challenge to SEC Judges

Trump Administration Switches Sides on Challenge to SEC Judges

The Trump administration switched sides in a clash that could upend the Securities and Exchange Commission’s hearing process, telling the U.S. Supreme Court that agency judges were appointed in
Security Agency Feuds Threaten Buhari’s Graft War in Nigeria

Security Agency Feuds Threaten Buhari’s Graft War in Nigeria

When agents of Nigeria’s financial crimes body arrived this month to arrest a former intelligence chief fired by President Muhammadu Buhari for stashing $43 million in cash in his wife’s apartment,
Pakistan Hits Back Against U.S. Accusations in Terror Stalemate

Pakistan Hits Back Against U.S. Accusations in Terror Stalemate

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi rejected U.S. accusations that the country provides sanctuary to militant groups and said attacks in the region were originating across the border in
Australian Banks Face Public Inquiry Amid String of Scandals

Australian Banks Face Public Inquiry Amid String of Scandals

Australia’s banks will be subject to a wide-ranging public inquiry after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull bowed to pressure to address scandals besetting the industry.

Oil Drilling in Alaska Refuge Hits Snag Over Budget Protocol

A bid to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling faces a hold up over an arcane budget rule, a development that may mean it can’t be included in the tax overhaul legislation.
May Vies With Trump for Aramco Listing

May Vies With Trump for Aramco Listing

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said London is “extremely well-placed’’ to win a planned stock exchange listing by Saudi Arabia Oil Co., as she competes against U.S. President Donald Trump for the
Get Ready for Concealed Guns in All 50 States

Get Ready for Concealed Guns in All 50 States

House panel approves law that will allow firearms-owners to cross any state line with a hidden weapon.

Vote-Hacking Fears Help State Officials Get Security Clearances

Three months before some U.S. states host primary elections, the Department of Homeland Security has begun offering security clearances to state officials to more easily share classified information
Australia Lawmaker Quits Labor Party Role Over China Remarks

Australia Lawmaker Quits Labor Party Role Over China Remarks

Australian Senator Sam Dastyari resigned from a senior position within the opposition Labor party after an audio recording revealed he deliberately contradicted its policy on China’s role in the South
New Evidence the GOP Tax Bills Tilt Toward the Wealthy

New Evidence the GOP Tax Bills Tilt Toward the Wealthy

President Donald Trump is pitching the Republican tax-cut plan as aimed primarily at helping middle-class Americans, but the biggest beneficiaries of cuts in the individual tax rates are in the
Trump Firms Must Save Records for AGs' Emoluments Lawsuit

Trump Firms Must Save Records for AGs' Emoluments Lawsuit

Twenty-three Trump businesses including his Mar-a-Lago Club must retain records after they receive subpoenas from the attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia as part of a lawsuit
As Mass Shootings Fade, Lawmakers Restart Push to Expand Gun Rights

As Mass Shootings Fade, Lawmakers Restart Push to Expand Gun Rights

A bill in the House Judiciary Committee would require states to honor concealed-carry handgun permits issued by other states.
Stabilization Bill Couldn’t Fix the Damage of Repealing Obamacare’s Mandate

Stabilization Bill Couldn’t Fix the Damage of Repealing Obamacare’s Mandate

Passing a bipartisan Obamacare stabilization bill wouldn’t do much to cushion the blow from repealing the health law’s requirement that all individuals buy health insurance, the Congressional Budget
North Korea Claims U.S. in Range of Nuclear Missiles

North Korea Claims U.S. in Range of Nuclear Missiles

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed a missile launch showed he can strike the entire U.S. with a nuclear weapon, signaling a new phase in his standoff with President Donald Trump. Bloomberg
Trump’s Anti-Muslim Retweets Stir Outrage and an Ally’s Rebuke

Trump’s Anti-Muslim Retweets Stir Outrage and an Ally’s Rebuke

Whether or not the videos were accurate, “the threat is real,” the White House says.
EU Pledges Increased African Investments to Slow Migration

EU Pledges Increased African Investments to Slow Migration

European Council President Donald Tusk said the bloc was “ready to do more” to create jobs and economic opportunities for Africa and its people.
Blankenship Plans to Run for Senate in West Virginia

Blankenship Plans to Run for Senate in West Virginia

The former Massey Energy chief executive went to prison after a 2010 mine explosion that left 29 dead.
U.K., EU Working on Irish Border Fix as Brexit Crunch Nears

U.K., EU Working on Irish Border Fix as Brexit Crunch Nears

The U.K. and the European Union are working against the clock to find a compromise on the Irish border that will allow Brexit talks to move on to trade.
Trump Jr. to Be Interviewed by House Intelligence Panel Dec. 6, Source Says

Trump Jr. to Be Interviewed by House Intelligence Panel Dec. 6, Source Says

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, will be interviewed behind closed doors next week by the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russian election interference.
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