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Johnson and Hunt Go Head-to-Head in Race to Be Next U.K. Leader

Johnson and Hunt Go Head-to-Head in Race to Be Next U.K. Leader

The public face of Brexit, Boris Johnson, will fight former remainer and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to become Britain’s next prime minister in a critical contest for the country and the European
Spying Fears Prompt EU to Jam Leaders’ Phones at Brussels Summit

Spying Fears Prompt EU to Jam Leaders’ Phones at Brussels Summit

The European Union is jamming mobile phone signals in the room where leaders are holding a summit on Thursday over fears details of their secret discussions could fall into the wrong hands.
Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Rebuking Trump

Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Rebuking Trump

Senators voted to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia in a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s decision to use an emergency declaration to move forward on the deal despite congressional objections.
J.C. Penney Says Trump's Proposed Tariffs Will Impact Women More

J.C. Penney Says Trump's Proposed Tariffs Will Impact Women More

Women would bear the brunt of the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on apparel coming from China, according to J.C. Penney Co.
Trump Weighs Limits on Uranium Imports After Commerce Cites Security Risk

Trump Weighs Limits on Uranium Imports After Commerce Cites Security Risk

The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended the White House take steps to protect the domestic production of uranium after finding the nation’s reliance on imports was a national security risk, said
Iran Tensions Prompt Lawmakers to Revisit Trump's War Powers

Iran Tensions Prompt Lawmakers to Revisit Trump's War Powers

Rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran are giving new urgency to a long-unresolved fight over whether Donald Trump and other presidents have abused their power in taking the country into war.
Trump Says Powell Will ‘Do What’s Right’ on Interest Rates

Trump Says Powell Will ‘Do What’s Right’ on Interest Rates

Donald Trump said Thursday he expects Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will “eventually” cut interest rates, after again suggesting he could remove the central bank chief this week.
Trump Suggests Iran's Downing of U.S. Drone Wasn't Intentional

Trump Suggests Iran's Downing of U.S. Drone Wasn't Intentional

President Donald Trump said Iran made “a very bad mistake” by shooting down a U.S. drone but suggested it was an error by an individual who was “loose and stupid” and he declined to detail any
Trump Praises Mexico's Crackdown on Migrants Crossing Into U.S.

Trump Praises Mexico's Crackdown on Migrants Crossing Into U.S.

President Donald Trump praised Mexico’s efforts to crack down on migrants crossing the border into the U.S. after the two countries entered an agreement aimed at stemming the flow of people crossing
Ontario Premier Replaces Finance Chief Amid Backlash Over Cuts

Ontario Premier Replaces Finance Chief Amid Backlash Over Cuts

Premier Doug Ford replaced his finance chief and three other top ministers after just one year, as Ontario’s government faces growing discontent over spending cuts.
New Jersey Sues Over Sale of ‘Deadly’ 100-Round Ammunition Magazine

New Jersey Sues Over Sale of ‘Deadly’ 100-Round Ammunition Magazine

New Jersey sued a Nevada company for selling large-capacity ammunition magazines online to an undercover agent in violation of a cease-and-desist letter sent under the East Coast state’s strict
Pot Advocates Blame Cuomo for Demise of Legalization in New York

Pot Advocates Blame Cuomo for Demise of Legalization in New York

New York lawmakers failed to agree on how to legalize marijuana, dealing a setback to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s progressive agenda. Advocates said Cuomo and the state’s legislature didn’t appreciate the
Hope Hicks Said Trump Open to Foreign Election Help, Nadler Says

Hope Hicks Said Trump Open to Foreign Election Help, Nadler Says

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks said she believed President Donald Trump was “serious” when he said he would accept information about a political rival from a foreign source, the
Zambian President Says Fears of a Debt Crisis Are Unfounded

Zambian President Says Fears of a Debt Crisis Are Unfounded

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said the southern African nation, whose Eurobonds are trading at distressed levels, is able to repay its debts and will soon emerge from an economic slump.
Apple Warns of iPhone Tariff Risks as China Supply Chain Exposed

Apple Warns of iPhone Tariff Risks as China Supply Chain Exposed

Apple Inc. urged the Trump administration not to proceed with tariffs of as much as 25% on a new slate of products imported from China, saying it would reduce the company’s contribution to the U.S.
Supreme Court Backs 40-Foot Cross in Maryland Intersection

Supreme Court Backs 40-Foot Cross in Maryland Intersection

The U.S. Supreme Court said a 40-foot cross can continue serving as a war memorial in a busy Maryland intersection, a ruling that bolsters the government’s power to display religious symbols on public
Private Equity Retail ‘Abuses’ Spur Senator to Plan Legislation

Private Equity Retail ‘Abuses’ Spur Senator to Plan Legislation

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is adding her voice to a growing list of politicians admonishing private equity’s stewardship of debt-laden retailers. And she says she is trying to do something about
McConnell Opposes Bipartisan Push for Lawmaker Pay Increase

McConnell Opposes Bipartisan Push for Lawmaker Pay Increase

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a interview he doesn’t support a bipartisan House effort to increase pay for members of Congress for the first time in a decade, likely scuttling the
New York Approves Green New Deal as Washington Turns a ‘Blind Eye’

New York Approves Green New Deal as Washington Turns a ‘Blind Eye’

New York State’s version of the Green New Deal is heading to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is expected to sign it into law.
Putin Warns U.S. War With Iran Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

Putin Warns U.S. War With Iran Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that a war between the U.S. and Iran would be “catastrophic” for the Middle East and may trigger a fresh wave of refugees from the region.