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Federal Contractors Are Offshoring at a Fast Clip Under Trump

Federal Contractors Are Offshoring at a Fast Clip Under Trump

Despite President Donald Trump’s promises to bring millions of jobs back to the U.S., corporate contractors for the government have been “outsourcing” positions at a speedy pace, according Good Jobs

U.K.'s May Warns of Islamic State Threat During Visit to Iraq

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May warned that the threat of Islamic State remains even after its twin defeats in its strongholds of Raqqa and Mosul.
Chaos Threatens Key Leadership Vote for South Africa's ANC

Chaos Threatens Key Leadership Vote for South Africa's ANC

Court challenges, allegations of vote rigging and outbreaks of violence -- South Africa’s ruling party is in disarray less than three weeks before it’s scheduled to choose a new leader to replace
Now for the Real Fight: Why the Brexit Bill Is the Easy Part

Now for the Real Fight: Why the Brexit Bill Is the Easy Part

As negotiators close in on an agreement over the Brexit divorce terms, the long-awaited prize of trade talks comes into view.
Trump Seeks Details on Solar Imports Before Setting Tariffs

Trump Seeks Details on Solar Imports Before Setting Tariffs

President Donald Trump’s trade representative requested more details about how low-cost imported solar panels have harmed U.S. manufacturers as the White House considers imposing tariffs.

Ethiopia Says Saudi Arabia Has Expelled More Than 1,300 of Its Citizens

Ethiopia says more than 1,300 citizens have been expelled from Saudi Arabia in "recent days" after a warning for undocumented migrants to voluntarily leave the Gulf nation expired.
A Guide to Britain First, the Anti-Islam Group Trump Retweeted

A Guide to Britain First, the Anti-Islam Group Trump Retweeted

Britain First, which has operated at the fringes of politics for years, had a moment in the international spotlight on Wednesday after its videos showing anti-immigration and anti-Islamic messages
Companies Get Extra Incentive to Disclose Bribes: No Charges

Companies Get Extra Incentive to Disclose Bribes: No Charges

The Justice Department is extending an Obama-era program that encourages companies to admit to foreign bribery, with a twist.
Senate Tax Trigger Would Allow for $350 Billion Increase, Sources Say

Senate Tax Trigger Would Allow for $350 Billion Increase, Sources Say

Senate Republicans are discussing adding provisions to their tax bill that could trigger up to $350 billion in automatic tax increases over 10 years, according to two people briefed by congressional
Mortgage Industry Panics Over Obscure Provision in Senate Tax Bill

Mortgage Industry Panics Over Obscure Provision in Senate Tax Bill

The mortgage industry is panicking over a provision in the Senate tax bill that some analysts and trade groups say may drive small lenders out of the business.
Trump Announces New Sanctions on North Korea

Trump Announces New Sanctions on North Korea

President Donald Trump said Wednesday after a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping that major new sanctions will be imposed on North Korea.
Convicted War Criminal Kills Himself With Poison at UN Court

Convicted War Criminal Kills Himself With Poison at UN Court

A Bosnian Croat leader convicted of war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia died after drinking poison as he was declared guilty in court.
The Latest on Trump’s Anti-Muslim Video Retweets

The Latest on Trump’s Anti-Muslim Video Retweets

The Twitter Inc. accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @POTUS and @realDoanldTrump, are seen on an Apple Inc. iPhone arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
Monica Lewinsky Slams HLN Special Carrying Her Name

Monica Lewinsky Slams HLN Special Carrying Her Name

She suggested calling it “The Starr Investigation” or “The Clinton Impeachment” instead.
Praljak Has Died After Taking Poison at the Hague, Croatian State TV Says

Praljak Has Died After Taking Poison at the Hague, Croatian State TV Says

Croatian state TV says Slobodan Praljak has died after taking poison at war crimes court in The Hague.
Sen. Ron Johnson Says Trump Made Good Case for Tax Bill

Sen. Ron Johnson Says Trump Made Good Case for Tax Bill

Sen. Ron Johnson, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and a Republican from Wisconsin, discusses progress made on the Senate GOP tax plan and explains his reservations about the bill. He speaks
U.K. and EU Edge Toward Brexit Deal as Ireland Is Final Hurdle

U.K. and EU Edge Toward Brexit Deal as Ireland Is Final Hurdle

U.K. and the European Union negotiators reached an outline deal on the Brexit divorce bill, clearing an obstacle to talks, and Ireland’s European commissioner predicted that a breakthrough on the
Oil Market’s Vital Signs Reveal Zero Tolerance for OPEC Nasties

Oil Market’s Vital Signs Reveal Zero Tolerance for OPEC Nasties

As the oil market continues its steady rehabilitation from the worst crash in a generation, one thing is becoming increasingly clear before OPEC’s key meeting in Vienna on Thursday: there’s going to
Barnier Says Britannia Won’t Rule the (EU) Waves After Brexit

Barnier Says Britannia Won’t Rule the (EU) Waves After Brexit

Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, laid out a set of conditions that the U.K. must respect if it wants to play a part in bolstering the region’s defense in the future.
It’s a Daunting Time for Mick Mulvaney to Take a Second Job

It’s a Daunting Time for Mick Mulvaney to Take a Second Job

The administration is in pivotal negotiations over federal spending, and his office is engaged in grueling deliberations over deep budget cuts.