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Labor Favored to Maintain Power in Queensland as Count Continues

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor Party is favored to be returned to power in the Australian state of Queensland as counting continues in a weekend election that hangs in the balance.
Egypt Attackers Hoisted Islamic State Flag

Egypt Attackers Hoisted Islamic State Flag

Egypt raised its security alert to the highest level on Saturday as it emerged that the Islamic State may have been behind a mosque attack in the restive north Sinai in which more than 300 people
Merkel Woos Her Opponents With Prospect of Another Grand Coalition

Merkel Woos Her Opponents With Prospect of Another Grand Coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel previewed the agenda of her next government, saying any coalition partner would have to support a balanced budget and broadly pro-business policies.
Zimbabwe Ex-Finance Minister Faces Corruption, Fraud Charges

Zimbabwe Ex-Finance Minister Faces Corruption, Fraud Charges

Ignatius Chombo, Zimbabwe’s finance minister until the military seized control of the country, was charged with three offenses including corruption, abuse of office and fraud.
Catalan Separatists Have a New Plan to Defy Madrid's Authority

Catalan Separatists Have a New Plan to Defy Madrid's Authority

The most popular party in Catalonia has a new strategy for wresting control away from the authorities in Madrid after a declaration of independence failed last month.
Trump Vows to Revive ‘Total Disaster’ Consumer Bureau With Mulvaney

Trump Vows to Revive ‘Total Disaster’ Consumer Bureau With Mulvaney

President Donald Trump said he is naming White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to be the temporary head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, setting up a high-stakes legal clash over the
Merkel Stabilizes Her Grip on Germany in Spite of Enemies

Merkel Stabilizes Her Grip on Germany in Spite of Enemies

Angela Merkel returned to the international stage on Friday with a path to her fourth term opening up and her enemies in retreat.

Endangered Butterfly, Mexican Shrub May Be Hurdles to Trump Wall

Environmentalists suing to block President Donald Trump from constructing a wall along the Mexican border say the project would imperil endangered species including the Quino checkerspot butterfly and
Flynn Cooperating With Prosecutors Could Be Dangerous for Trump

Flynn Cooperating With Prosecutors Could Be Dangerous for Trump

The prospect of Michael Flynn’s cooperation with federal prosecutors raises the possibility of new lines of inquiry and potentially valuable evidence in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation

Poles Protest Planned Overhaul of Courts, Election Body

Poles in cities across the country are on the streets protesting plans by the ruling party to push through new laws that would give it greater control over the courts and the national election
Cordray Taps Aide for Consumer Bureau in Challenge to Trump

Cordray Taps Aide for Consumer Bureau in Challenge to Trump

Richard Cordray announced that Friday would be his last day leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and named one of his lieutenants to immediately take over as acting director.
Trump Renews Calls for Wall, Ban After Egypt Terror Attack

Trump Renews Calls for Wall, Ban After Egypt Terror Attack

President Donald Trump cited the deadly terrorist attack in Egypt to renew his calls for construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border and a travel ban aimed at blocking citizens of several
Powell Set for Senate Confirmation Hearings

Powell Set for Senate Confirmation Hearings

The Senate Banking Committee will hold hearings on Fed Chair Nominee Jerome Powell next week. Bloomberg's Sarah McGregor previews the hearings on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Israel's Health Minister Resigns Over Sabbath Train Work

Israel's Health Minister Resigns Over Sabbath Train Work

Israeli media reports that the country's health minister, who heads a powerful ultra-Orthodox political party in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, is resigning over railway infrastructure work taking
Irish PM Vows to Try to Avoid Election Amid Brexit Crunch

Irish PM Vows to Try to Avoid Election Amid Brexit Crunch

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar pledged to work with the opposition over the weekend to try to avoid a general election, as Brexit negotiations hurtle toward a crunch point.
Trump Supporters Confuse LeVar Burton With LaVar Ball Online

Trump Supporters Confuse LeVar Burton With LaVar Ball Online

President Donald Trump is feuding with LaVar Ball and LeVar Burton is taking the hit on Twitter.

Arpaio Pursued Case to Hurt Flake, Son’s Lawsuit Says

A federal lawsuit set to go to trial next month marks the latest legal action brought against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations that he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get
Police: U.S. Diplomat Shot in Foot Outside Rio De Janeiro

Police: U.S. Diplomat Shot in Foot Outside Rio De Janeiro

Brazilian police say an American diplomat was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery while traveling outside of Rio de Janeiro.
Ivanka Trump Says Malia Obama Should Be ‘Off Limits’ to Media

Ivanka Trump Says Malia Obama Should Be ‘Off Limits’ to Media

Ivanka Trump is condemning recent tabloid coverage of President Barack Obama's eldest daughter, Malia.
U.K.'s May Seeks Assurances in Meeting With EU's Tusk

U.K.'s May Seeks Assurances in Meeting With EU's Tusk

Prime Minister Theresa May said there’s a "genuine feeling" that both the EU and the U.K. want to break the deadlock in Brexit talks after meeting EU President Donald Tusk and other leaders for