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2020 Candidate Pete Buttigieg Lays Out Foreign-Policy Vision

2020 Candidate Pete Buttigieg Lays Out Foreign-Policy Vision

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to repeal the 2001 authorization for use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan, calling it a "blank check" that has led to an "endless war."
Raab, Hunt, Hancock, Leadsom and Gove Vie for Tory Leadership Spotlight

Raab, Hunt, Hancock, Leadsom and Gove Vie for Tory Leadership Spotlight

The Conservative leadership race burst into life as candidates set out rival visions for how to deliver Brexit. This is a selection of highlights from speeches by former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab,
Former Environmental Chiefs Blast EPA's Retreat Under Trump

Former Environmental Chiefs Blast EPA's Retreat Under Trump

Under President Donald Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency is abandoning its core mission to protect the air, water and human health, former leaders of the agency told Congress Tuesday.
Accused Mar-a-Lago Infiltrator Allowed to Represent Herself

Accused Mar-a-Lago Infiltrator Allowed to Represent Herself

A Chinese woman charged with unlawfully entering President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida will be allowed to represent herself in court, as she snubbed having an attorney defend her
Bankers’ Still Focus of Irish ‘Anger’ as Bonus Debate Heats Up

Bankers’ Still Focus of Irish ‘Anger’ as Bonus Debate Heats Up

Irish bankers are still the subject of public ire, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said, as he mulls the question of whether to restore bonuses at bailed-out firms.
Trump’s Venezuela Sanctions Cripple Colombia’s Fuel-Smuggling Racket

Trump’s Venezuela Sanctions Cripple Colombia’s Fuel-Smuggling Racket

Colombians in border towns next to Venezuela are queuing to do something many of them haven’t done for decades: visit a gas station.
White House Sees Russia, China Planting Stories of U.S. Discord

White House Sees Russia, China Planting Stories of U.S. Discord

The U.S. has reason to believe Russia, China and other countries are spreading false stories about internal divisions in the Trump administration, White House national security adviser John Bolton
How Trump (and Iowa) Changed How You Fuel Your Car

How Trump (and Iowa) Changed How You Fuel Your Car

Ethanol, the intoxicating alcohol found in beer, wine and liquor, has been powering automobiles in the U.S. since the era of the Model T more than a century ago. Since the 1970s, when oil became more
States to File Antitrust Suit to Block T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

States to File Antitrust Suit to Block T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

A group of states sued to block T-Mobile US Inc.’s proposed takeover of Sprint Corp. on antitrust grounds, putting pressure on the Justice Department as it nears a final decision on the merger of the
Trump Backed Off His Tariff Threat—But This Border Town Is Still Feeling the Pain

Trump Backed Off His Tariff Threat—But This Border Town Is Still Feeling the Pain

The turmoil in Laredo started soon after President Donald Trump’s threat to put tariffs on Mexican goods. It hasn’t let up since -- even after he backed down.
Xi Has Few Good Options After Trump’s Ultimatum on G-20 Meeting

Xi Has Few Good Options After Trump’s Ultimatum on G-20 Meeting

By now, Xi Jinping is used to Donald Trump’s tariff threats. But the U.S. president’s latest ultimatum is personal, and the Chinese leader’s response could have far-reaching consequences for his
Leadsom Says She’ll Work With Labour on Next Stage of Brexit

Leadsom Says She’ll Work With Labour on Next Stage of Brexit

Andrea Leadsom said she’d work with opposition Labour lawmakers to chart the U.K.’s future relationship with the European Union if she succeeds Theresa May as prime minister.
Puerto Rico Seeks to Move Island's Presidential Primary to March

Puerto Rico Seeks to Move Island's Presidential Primary to March

Puerto Rico lawmakers are seeking to move up the island’s Democratic presidential primary to March to inject issues affecting the bankrupt island into the race.
Spain’s Premier Courts Allies as Opponents Vow to Obstruct Him

Spain’s Premier Courts Allies as Opponents Vow to Obstruct Him

Pedro Sanchez kicked off a new round of talks with rivals in a bid to remain Spain’s prime minister as parties to his political right repeated pledges to obstruct him.
Here’s a Timeline of All Trump’s Key Quotes on Powell and the Fed

Here’s a Timeline of All Trump’s Key Quotes on Powell and the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has been publicly criticized by President Donald Trump over the central bank’s interest-rate increases in 2018 and continued shrinking of its balance sheet.
Orban’s Court Chief Survives Impeachment Attempt in Parliament

Orban’s Court Chief Survives Impeachment Attempt in Parliament

Hungary’s parliament refused to oust the head of the court administration, cementing in power Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s appointee who was criticized for abusing her power when selecting judges.
Trump Renews Fed Attack, Says Euro Is `Devalued' Against Dollar

Trump Renews Fed Attack, Says Euro Is `Devalued' Against Dollar

President Donald Trump slammed the Federal Reserve for high interest rates in a tweet on Tuesday, complaining the euro and other currencies were “devalued” against the dollar.
Russia Frees Detained Reporter in Rare U-Turn After Protests

Russia Frees Detained Reporter in Rare U-Turn After Protests

Russia ordered the release of an investigative journalist whose arrest on drug charges triggered a wave of protests about pressure on the media, in a rare Kremlin reversal in the face of mounting
Iran Frees U.S. Resident as Diplomacy Gathers Steam

Iran Frees U.S. Resident as Diplomacy Gathers Steam

Iran freed a U.S. resident imprisoned on espionage charges, a possible overture toward the Trump administration as international efforts to end a standoff between Washington and Tehran gather
Putin Focus Not Enough for Arrested Investor to Keep Key Asset

Putin Focus Not Enough for Arrested Investor to Keep Key Asset

A Russian court ordered Baring Vostok Capital Partners to immediately give up control of a bank at the center of an investor dispute that’s shaken business confidence and drawn the attention of
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