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Merkel Tells Rivals She's Open to New Elections

Merkel Tells Rivals She's Open to New Elections

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’s ready to face voters again to break the country’s political stalemate, betting they won’t blame her for failed talks on forming a coalition. Bloomberg's
A Week of Desperation: Inside Mugabe’s Fight to Stay in Power

A Week of Desperation: Inside Mugabe’s Fight to Stay in Power

Neither the military or his political opponents could get him out
Additional Remains of U.S. Soldier Johnson Found in Niger

Additional Remains of U.S. Soldier Johnson Found in Niger

The Pentagon says it has recovered additional remains of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four U.S. soldiers killed in the African nation of Niger in October.
Senate Releases Tax Bill Text in ‘Unusually Fast’ March to Vote

Senate Releases Tax Bill Text in ‘Unusually Fast’ March to Vote

The Senate released the 515-page text of its sweeping tax legislation for the first time Monday evening -- and Republican leaders plan to hold a floor vote on it within 10 days.
FCC to Review TV Station Ownership Cap

FCC to Review TV Station Ownership Cap

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency will consider altering and possibly killing a national limit on TV station ownership, in a move that may lead to more media mergers
Why Trump-Voting States May Be Lagging in the Jobs Race

Why Trump-Voting States May Be Lagging in the Jobs Race

Don’t look to the labor market to heal America’s political divide.
FCC Chairman Proposes Abandoning Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman Proposes Abandoning Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday proposed vacating Obama-era net neutrality rules, handing a victory to broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp.
Mugabe Ends 37-Year Zimbabwe Rule Under Impeachment Threat

Mugabe Ends 37-Year Zimbabwe Rule Under Impeachment Threat

Bowing to a nation that had turned against him, Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe, ending his 37-year rule and sparking scenes of wild celebration throughout the capital.
Ethics Panel to Investigate Harassment Claims Against Conyers

Ethics Panel to Investigate Harassment Claims Against Conyers

The House Ethics Committee is opening an investigation into allegations that Democratic Representative John Conyers sexually harassed some members of his staff.
From Street Protests to Kingmaker, Chile’s New Left Comes of Age

From Street Protests to Kingmaker, Chile’s New Left Comes of Age

After the results of Chile’s elections altered the political landscape and raised the prospect of a neck-to-neck race for the presidency four weeks from now, attention is turning to the left-wing

The Latest on the Conyers Sexual-Harassment Allegations

Longtime Michigan Representative John Conyers told The Associated Press that he hasn't settled any sexual-harassment complaints with any staff members.
Somaliland's Ruling Party Candidate Declared Election Winner

Somaliland's Ruling Party Candidate Declared Election Winner

The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote.
Man With Alleged Link to Iran’s Military Charged in ‘Game of Thrones’ Hack

Man With Alleged Link to Iran’s Military Charged in ‘Game of Thrones’ Hack

An Iranian man with ties to the country’s military taunted HBO employees with the email greeting "Hi All losers!" before announcing he’d stolen scripts to unreleased “Game of Thrones” episodes and
Germany Wants Brexit Progress as U.K. Prepares Offer

Germany Wants Brexit Progress as U.K. Prepares Offer

Germany is keen for Brexit talks to move on to the next phase as the European side wants two things for a breakthrough: a better offer on the divorce bill, and greater certainty that Theresa May can
Nigeria Leaves Key Rate at Record High as Inflation Persists

Nigeria Leaves Key Rate at Record High as Inflation Persists

Nigeria’s central bank left its key interest rate at a record high to fight inflation after the economy expanded in the third quarter.
Turkey Forgets Lesson It Taught Russia on Ending Market Rout

Turkey Forgets Lesson It Taught Russia on Ending Market Rout

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shouldn’t forget the time he taught Russian leader Vladimir Putin how to manage a currency crisis.
Great Barrier Reef Pitted Against Coal Jobs in Australia Vote

Great Barrier Reef Pitted Against Coal Jobs in Australia Vote

The fate of a billionaire’s Australian mega-mine hinges on weekend elections in Queensland state.
Past SNL Performers, Staff Sign Statement Supporting Franken

Past SNL Performers, Staff Sign Statement Supporting Franken

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator.
Trudeau Replaces Trump as Biggest Obstacle to Pacific Trade Pact

Trudeau Replaces Trump as Biggest Obstacle to Pacific Trade Pact

Canada’s prime minister has been criticized by Australian and Japanese media since failing to show for a Nov. 10 summit in Vietnam with the other 10 leaders of countries still involved in the
Schaeuble Presses German Parties as Bid to End Deadlock Resumes

Schaeuble Presses German Parties as Bid to End Deadlock Resumes

Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s de-facto elder statesman, called on parties to halt polarization and start building a government as Chancellor Angela Merkel raises the prospect of new elections to break