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  • Investments in Russia become focus in congressional race

    Investments in Russia become focus in congressional race

    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:56 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:56:38 GMT
    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:58:42 GMT
    Financial disclosures filed by Republican Greg Gianforte in his bid for congress show $240,000 in investments in Russian firms under sanction by the U.S. government.
    Financial disclosures filed by Republican Greg Gianforte in his bid for congress show $240,000 in investments in Russian firms under sanction by the U.S. government.
  • Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House'

    Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House'

    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:56 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:56:15 GMT
    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:58:08 GMT
    NRA members say they couldn't be happier that a gun owner and advocate is now in the White House.
    NRA members say they couldn't be happier that a gun owner and advocate is now in the White House.
  • At 100 days in, Trump seems both outsider and insider

    At 100 days in, Trump seems both outsider and insider

    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:55 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:55:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:55 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:55:32 GMT
    Trump touts success in first 100 days, attacks news media and accuses them of failing to tell the truth.
    Trump touts success in first 100 days, attacks news media and accuses them of failing to tell the truth.
  • Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

    Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:52 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:52:40 GMT
    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:52 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:52:40 GMT
    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is hunting for votes in rural areas of France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, has made inroads among people who feel left behind France's cities.
    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is hunting for votes in rural areas of France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, has made inroads among people who feel left behind France's cities.
  • At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change'

    At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change'

    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:40 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:40:03 GMT
    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:40 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:40:03 GMT
    On Day 100 in office, Trump to visit Pennsylvania to talk tough on trade, mark milestone with rally.
    On Day 100 in office, Trump to visit Pennsylvania to talk tough on trade, mark milestone with rally.
  • Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

    Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-04-30 03:01:05 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-04-30 03:01:05 GMT
    Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to affect political sentiment.
    Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to affect political sentiment.
  • Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad denies FIFA bribery claims

    Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad denies FIFA bribery claims

    Saturday, April 29 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-04-29 23:41:04 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-04-29 23:41:04 GMT
    Asian Olympic leader Sheik Ahmad of Kuwait denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.
    Asian Olympic leader Sheik Ahmad of Kuwait denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.
  • Missouri governor to pay fee for using nonprofit donor list

    Missouri governor to pay fee for using nonprofit donor list

    Saturday, April 29 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-04-29 21:22:50 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-04-29 21:27:16 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has agreed to pay a penalty to the state Ethics Commission for failing to report that his gubernatorial campaign used a donor list from a charity he founded.
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has agreed to pay a penalty to the state Ethics Commission for failing to report that his gubernatorial campaign used a donor list from a charity he founded.
  • Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests

    Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests

    Saturday, April 29 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-04-29 20:39:27 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-04-29 20:39:27 GMT
    Hundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners.
    Hundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners.
  • The Latest: Hollande says abstaining would boost Le Pen

    The Latest: Hollande says abstaining would boost Le Pen

    Saturday, April 29 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-04-29 20:30:25 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-04-29 20:30:25 GMT
    Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says her new campaign ally Nicolas Dupont-Aignan would be her prime minister if she is elected next Sunday as France's president.
    Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says her new campaign ally Nicolas Dupont-Aignan would be her prime minister if she is elected next Sunday as France's president.
  • French president: May 7 vote will gauge support for EU exit

    French president: May 7 vote will gauge support for EU exit

    Saturday, April 29 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-04-29 10:39:29 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-04-29 10:39:29 GMT
    Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel says he thinks British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election was to be able to push for a more personalized exit from the European Union _ "Theresa's Brexit.".
    Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel says he thinks British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election was to be able to push for a more personalized exit from the European Union _ "Theresa's Brexit.".
  • Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response

    Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response

    Saturday, April 29 2017 6:10 AM EDT2017-04-29 10:10:09 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 6:10 AM EDT2017-04-29 10:10:09 GMT
    The European Union condemned the violence that swept Macedonia's parliament and said that the cornerstones of democracy should be respected.
    The European Union condemned the violence that swept Macedonia's parliament and said that the cornerstones of democracy should be respected.
  • Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

    Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

    Saturday, April 29 2017 2:44 AM EDT2017-04-29 06:44:30 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 2:44 AM EDT2017-04-29 06:44:30 GMT
    President Donald Trump to become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years.
    President Donald Trump to become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years.
  • Manafort-linked lobbying firm registers as foreign agent

    Manafort-linked lobbying firm registers as foreign agent

    Saturday, April 29 2017 2:44 AM EDT2017-04-29 06:44:16 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 2:44 AM EDT2017-04-29 06:44:16 GMT
    A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former campaign aides to President Donald Trump has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.
    A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former campaign aides to President Donald Trump has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.
  • Far-right candidate bedeviled by France's Nazi history

    Far-right candidate bedeviled by France's Nazi history

    Saturday, April 29 2017 2:08 AM EDT2017-04-29 06:08:17 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 2:08 AM EDT2017-04-29 06:08:17 GMT
    French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's far-right party is in new turmoil _ its temporary leader is stepping down over allegedly casting doubt on Nazi gas chambers.
    French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's far-right party is in new turmoil _ its temporary leader is stepping down over allegedly casting doubt on Nazi gas chambers.
  • FIFA audit official admits bribery in US federal probe

    FIFA audit official admits bribery in US federal probe

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:19:24 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:19:24 GMT
    The sprawling American investigation of bribery and corruption in international soccer has reached into Asia, and claimed the first guilty plea from a senior official in the new FIFA leadership.
    The sprawling American investigation of bribery and corruption in international soccer has reached into Asia, and claimed the first guilty plea from a senior official in the new FIFA leadership.
  • The Latest: Trump assures NRA he'll support gun rights

    The Latest: Trump assures NRA he'll support gun rights

    Friday, April 28 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 22:20:19 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 22:20:19 GMT
    NRA convention attendees who want to hear Trump speak can't bring in firearms.
    NRA convention attendees who want to hear Trump speak can't bring in firearms.
  • Warren, Sanders unhappy by Wall Street-paid Obama speech

    Warren, Sanders unhappy by Wall Street-paid Obama speech

    Friday, April 28 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-28 22:07:44 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-28 22:07:44 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former President Barack Obama will give a speech to a September health care conference that will be paid for by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former President Barack Obama will give a speech to a September health care conference that will be paid for by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.
  • The Latest: France's Macron would keep up Mideast operations

    The Latest: France's Macron would keep up Mideast operations

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:28:38 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:32:15 GMT
    Soccer great Zinedine Zidane says that the French should do anything they can to avoid having far-right candidate Marine Le Pen win the presidency.
    Soccer great Zinedine Zidane says that the French should do anything they can to avoid having far-right candidate Marine Le Pen win the presidency.
  • Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult of Elizabeth Warren

    Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult of Elizabeth Warren

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:20:44 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:20:44 GMT
    President Donald Trump revived one of his favorite _ and most controversial _ taunts against Elizabeth Warren on Friday, derisively calling the Massachusetts senator 'Pocahontas'.
    President Donald Trump revived one of his favorite _ and most controversial _ taunts against Elizabeth Warren on Friday, derisively calling the Massachusetts senator 'Pocahontas'.
  • The Latest: Macedonia protesters seek new election

    The Latest: Macedonia protesters seek new election

    Friday, April 28 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-28 19:28:05 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-28 19:28:05 GMT
    Macedonia's interior minister has offered his resignation a day after protesters stormed the country's parliament.
    Macedonia's interior minister has offered his resignation a day after protesters stormed the country's parliament.
  • Iran: Tehran's mayor attacks Rouhani in pre-election debate

    Iran: Tehran's mayor attacks Rouhani in pre-election debate

    Friday, April 28 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-04-28 18:59:49 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-04-28 18:59:49 GMT
    Tehran's mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf has accused President Hassan Rouhani's administration of dishonesty, mismanagement and supporting the rich at the expense of the poor masses.
    Tehran's mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf has accused President Hassan Rouhani's administration of dishonesty, mismanagement and supporting the rich at the expense of the poor masses.
  • S. Korea disputes Trump comments on missile system, trade

    S. Korea disputes Trump comments on missile system, trade

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:50 PM EDT2017-04-28 16:50:01 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:50 PM EDT2017-04-28 16:50:01 GMT
    South Korea says it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or pay for the U.S. missile defense system.
    South Korea says it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or pay for the U.S. missile defense system.
  • Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

    Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

    Friday, April 28 2017 3:40 AM EDT2017-04-28 07:40:08 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 3:40 AM EDT2017-04-28 07:40:08 GMT
    Republicans control the White House and Congress, but the groups that stand in opposition to the National Rifle Association say even in the face of daunting presidential election results _ they are ready to rumble.
    Republicans control the White House and Congress, but the groups that stand in opposition to the National Rifle Association say even in the face of daunting presidential election results _ they are ready to rumble.
  • Lawmakers attacked as protesters storm Macedonian parliament

    Lawmakers attacked as protesters storm Macedonian parliament

    Friday, April 28 2017 3:08 AM EDT2017-04-28 07:08:59 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 3:08 AM EDT2017-04-28 07:08:59 GMT
    Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to...
    Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government.
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:47:34 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:47:34 GMT
    Among 10 Things to Know for Friday: Flynn probe intensifies, Trump's risky tax plan, United settles with passenger.
    Among 10 Things to Know for Friday: Flynn probe intensifies, Trump's risky tax plan, United settles with passenger.
  • Turkey's electoral board releases final referendum tally

    Turkey's electoral board releases final referendum tally

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:09:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:09:35 GMT
    Turkey's electoral authority has released the official tally of the country's referendum, saying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp won narrowly in the vote that will greatly boost the powers of his office.
    Turkey's electoral authority has released the official tally of the country's referendum, saying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp won narrowly in the vote that will greatly boost the powers of his office.
  • UK anti-terror police detain man with knives near Parliament

    UK anti-terror police detain man with knives near Parliament

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:09:12 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:09:12 GMT
    Police say they have arrested a man for possession of offensive weapons near the Houses of Parliament in London.
    Police say they have arrested a man for possession of offensive weapons near the Houses of Parliament in London.
  • Political mainstay heads home to Utah, questions in his wake

    Political mainstay heads home to Utah, questions in his wake

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:07:12 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:07:12 GMT
    Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is back in his home state of Utah for emergency surgery on his foot, just days after shocking the political world by announcing that he won't seek election.
    Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is back in his home state of Utah for emergency surgery on his foot, just days after shocking the political world by announcing that he won't seek election.
  • The Latest: Police say 77 injured in Macedonia clashes

    The Latest: Police say 77 injured in Macedonia clashes

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:58:13 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:58:13 GMT
    Macedonian opposition party leader has called for an end to a political deadlock that has left parliament unable to elect a speaker for three weeks.
    Macedonian opposition party leader has called for an end to a political deadlock that has left parliament unable to elect a speaker for three weeks.
  • After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish

    After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:18:51 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:18:51 GMT
    French presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are returning to more traditional campaigning a day after they both turned up at a threatened Whirlpool factory to court workers.
    French presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are returning to more traditional campaigning a day after they both turned up at a threatened Whirlpool factory to court workers.
  • The Latest: France's Macron would formalize first lady role

    The Latest: France's Macron would formalize first lady role

    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-04-27 21:38:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-04-27 21:38:54 GMT
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has visited a sports complex in a working-class immigrant suburb of Paris.
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has visited a sports complex in a working-class immigrant suburb of Paris.
  • From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed

    From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:49:11 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:49:11 GMT
    A president's first 100 days can be packed with action or a mere warm-up of what's to come.
    A president's first 100 days can be packed with action or a mere warm-up of what's to come.
  • The Latest: Turkey releases official referendum results

    The Latest: Turkey releases official referendum results

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:19:49 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:19:49 GMT
    Turkey's electoral authority has released the official tally of the referendum on expanding presidential powers, confirming a narrow win for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp.
    Turkey's electoral authority has released the official tally of the referendum on expanding presidential powers, confirming a narrow win for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp.
  • The Latest: Witness describes arrest of UK terror suspect

    The Latest: Witness describes arrest of UK terror suspect

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:59:44 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:59:44 GMT
    A witness to the arrest by counterterror police of a man near Britain's Parliament says that he saw several knives on the ground.
    A witness to the arrest by counterterror police of a man near Britain's Parliament says that he saw several knives on the ground.
  • Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate

    Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:19:09 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:19:09 GMT
    An alliance of Kenya's main opposition groups has named its presidential candidate to face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August elections.
    An alliance of Kenya's main opposition groups has named its presidential candidate to face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August elections.
  • Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

    Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:30:53 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:33:43 GMT
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney...
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
  • Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

    Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:39:20 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:39:20 GMT
    President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt.
    President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt.
  • European Central Bank says economy is 'increasingly solid'

    European Central Bank says economy is 'increasingly solid'

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:27:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:31:22 GMT
    The European Union says economic sentiment across the 19-country eurozone is at its highest level for nearly a decade, the latest signal that the region's recovery has pushed up a gear or two.
    The European Union says economic sentiment across the 19-country eurozone is at its highest level for nearly a decade, the latest signal that the region's recovery has pushed up a gear or two.
  • 2 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

    2 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:08 AM EDT2017-04-27 12:08:29 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:08 AM EDT2017-04-27 12:08:29 GMT
    A man suspected of links to radical Islam shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion in an incident under investigation by national counterterrorism prosecutors.
    A man suspected of links to radical Islam shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion in an incident under investigation by national counterterrorism prosecutors.
  • Anti-Trump bar earmarks its profits for progressive causes

    Anti-Trump bar earmarks its profits for progressive causes

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:40:24 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:40:24 GMT
    A new anti-Trump bar in New York City is giving patrons the chance to put their money where their politics are by earmarking profits for a range of progressive causes.
    A new anti-Trump bar in New York City is giving patrons the chance to put their money where their politics are by earmarking profits for a range of progressive causes.
  • Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS

    Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:28 AM EDT2017-04-27 10:28:17 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:31 AM EDT2017-04-27 10:31:04 GMT
    Venezuela is threatening to quit the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's...
    Venezuela is threatening to quit the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers.
  • Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

    Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-27 07:39:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-27 07:39:52 GMT
    Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has upstaged her French presidential opponent Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign visit to a home appliance factory that symbolizes the loss of French jobs overseas.
    Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has upstaged her French presidential opponent Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign visit to a home appliance factory that symbolizes the loss of French jobs overseas.
  • Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks

    Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:19:35 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:19:35 GMT
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz needs surgery and will be away from the Capitol for several weeks.
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz needs surgery and will be away from the Capitol for several weeks.
  • UK leader meets top EU officials for Brexit working dinner

    UK leader meets top EU officials for Brexit working dinner

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-04-26 20:26:52 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-04-26 20:34:46 GMT
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is taking time out from her election campaign to meet the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator and head of the bloc's executive.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is taking time out from her election campaign to meet the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator and head of the bloc's executive.
  • Albania opposition threatens 'civil disobedience' in vote

    Albania opposition threatens 'civil disobedience' in vote

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:18:29 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:18:29 GMT
    Albania's opposition is threatening to block voting on May 7, demanding that a caretaker government bring the country to the June polls.
    Albania's opposition is threatening to block voting on May 7, demanding that a caretaker government bring the country to the June polls.
  • The Latest: Sarkozy to vote for Macron in French runoff

    The Latest: Sarkozy to vote for Macron in French runoff

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:49:11 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:49:11 GMT
    Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron.
    Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron.
  • Turkish opposition to challenge referendum at European court

    Turkish opposition to challenge referendum at European court

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:19:00 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:19:00 GMT
    Turkey's main opposition party says it will challenge the outcome of the April 16 referendum on expanding the president's powers at the European Court of Human Rights.
    Turkey's main opposition party says it will challenge the outcome of the April 16 referendum on expanding the president's powers at the European Court of Human Rights.
  • 1 person dies in Kenya's primary elections

    1 person dies in Kenya's primary elections

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-04-26 15:26:44 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-04-26 15:31:10 GMT
    A Kenyan police official says one person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi.
    A Kenyan police official says one person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi.
  • Montenegro opposition vows to freeze NATO membership

    Montenegro opposition vows to freeze NATO membership

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-04-26 14:48:03 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-04-26 14:48:03 GMT
    Montenegro's pro-Russia opposition has vowed to freeze the Balkan country's future membership in NATO if it wins the next parliamentary election, saying upcoming approval of the accession treaty is illegal.
    Montenegro's pro-Russia opposition has vowed to freeze the Balkan country's future membership in NATO if it wins the next parliamentary election, saying upcoming approval of the accession treaty is illegal.
  • Anti-Brexit advocate launches tactical UK voting campaign

    Anti-Brexit advocate launches tactical UK voting campaign

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-04-26 12:58:15 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-04-26 12:58:15 GMT
    Businesswoman Gina Miller, who took the British government to court in a successful bid to win Parliament a vote on Brexit, is now urging voters to back pro-EU candidates at the ballot box.
    Businesswoman Gina Miller, who took the British government to court in a successful bid to win Parliament a vote on Brexit, is now urging voters to back pro-EU candidates at the ballot box.
  • Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

    Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:39:35 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:39:35 GMT
    Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
    Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  • Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

    Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:18 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:18:19 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:18 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:18:19 GMT
    Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House of Representatives.
    Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House of Representatives.
  • France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite

    France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:47 AM EDT2017-04-26 06:47:23 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:47 AM EDT2017-04-26 06:47:23 GMT
    French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country known as the gastronomic center of the Western world.
    French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country known as the gastronomic center of the Western world.
  • No sign probes into Russia, Trump campaign will die down

    No sign probes into Russia, Trump campaign will die down

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:46 AM EDT2017-04-26 06:46:55 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:46 AM EDT2017-04-26 06:46:55 GMT
    An FBI investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russia continue to shadow the administration, each new development a focus of White House press briefings and attention on...
    An FBI investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russia continue to shadow the administration, each new development a focus of White House press briefings and attention on Capitol Hill.
  • Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime

    Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:09:04 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:09:04 GMT
    The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump campaign rallies show no evidence that any laws were...
    The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump campaign rallies show no evidence that any laws were broken.
  • Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

    Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-04-26 02:28:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-04-26 02:28:31 GMT
    Researchers with Japanese antivirus firm Trend Micro say that the campaign of French presidential front runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers.
    Researchers with Japanese antivirus firm Trend Micro say that the campaign of French presidential front runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers.
  • Senate confirms No. 2 at Justice; will lead Russia probe

    Senate confirms No. 2 at Justice; will lead Russia probe

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:08:49 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:08:49 GMT
    The Senate has confirmed Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, putting the longtime federal prosecutor in place to oversee a federal investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. elections.
    The Senate has confirmed Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, putting the longtime federal prosecutor in place to oversee a federal investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. elections.
  • Officials promoting inclusivity after Trump rise face recall

    Officials promoting inclusivity after Trump rise face recall

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:56:29 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:56:29 GMT
    Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity are fighting efforts to recall them from office.
    Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity are fighting efforts to recall them from office.
  • Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

    Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:08:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:08:31 GMT
    President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone by turning to a...
    President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone by turning to a presidential tool he once derided.
  • The Latest: Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

    The Latest: Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-04-25 21:37:50 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-04-25 21:37:50 GMT
    The father of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says he thinks his daughter has produced a "too laid-back" campaign in the French presidential race.
    The father of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says he thinks his daughter has produced a "too laid-back" campaign in the French presidential race.
  • States combat rising number of laser strikes on aircraft

    States combat rising number of laser strikes on aircraft

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-04-25 20:40:30 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-04-25 20:40:30 GMT
    Michigan is poised to join a growing list of states that are making it a crime to attack aircraft with lasers, which endanger pilots and passengers.
    Michigan is poised to join a growing list of states that are making it a crime to attack aircraft with lasers, which endanger pilots and passengers.
  • Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

    Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-04-25 20:07:19 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-04-25 20:07:19 GMT
    The top court of the United Methodist Church is considering invalidating the election of the first openly gay bishop.
    The top court of the United Methodist Church is considering invalidating the election of the first openly gay bishop.
  • The Latest: Flynn told DIA about Russia, lawyer says

    The Latest: Flynn told DIA about Russia, lawyer says

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:48:47 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:48:47 GMT
    The White House is refusing to provide lawmakers with information and documents related to President Donald Trump's first national security adviser's security clearance and payments from organizations tied to the...
    The White House is refusing to provide lawmakers with information and documents related to President Donald Trump's first national security adviser's security clearance and payments from organizations tied to the Russian and Turkish governments.
  • Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

    Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-04-25 12:48:06 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-04-25 12:48:06 GMT
    The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout.
    The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout.
  • France honors police officer killed in Champs-Elysees attack

    France honors police officer killed in Champs-Elysees attack

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:27 AM EDT2017-04-25 12:27:26 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:27 AM EDT2017-04-25 12:27:26 GMT
    France's top officials and presidential candidates are honoring in a national ceremony the police officer killed by an Islamic extremist on the Champs-Elysees.
    France's top officials and presidential candidates are honoring in a national ceremony the police officer killed by an Islamic extremist on the Champs-Elysees.
  • Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

    Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-04-25 11:57:12 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-04-25 11:57:12 GMT
    French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff...
    French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.
  • Turkish court rejects opposition bid to appeal referendum

    Turkish court rejects opposition bid to appeal referendum

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-04-25 11:19:41 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-04-25 11:19:41 GMT
    Turkey's highest administrative court has rejected the main opposition party's bid to appeal the result of the referendum on boosting the president's powers.
    Turkey's highest administrative court has rejected the main opposition party's bid to appeal the result of the referendum on boosting the president's powers.
  • Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

    Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:37 AM EDT2017-04-25 09:37:27 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:37 AM EDT2017-04-25 09:37:27 GMT
    The campaign of Emmanuel Macron says it has fought off a series of cyberespionage attempts dating back to December, adding a little more meat to previous allegations that it was the subject of an electronic...
    The campaign of Emmanuel Macron says it has fought off a series of cyberespionage attempts dating back to December, adding a little more meat to previous allegations that it was the subject of an electronic eavesdropping campaign.
  • Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'

    Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:56 AM EDT2017-04-25 07:56:15 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:56 AM EDT2017-04-25 07:56:15 GMT
    For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has startled world leaders with his unpredictability, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.
    For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has startled world leaders with his unpredictability, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.
  • French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

    French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:06 AM EDT2017-04-25 07:06:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:06 AM EDT2017-04-25 07:06:17 GMT
    European markets have jumped higher, with France's main index hitting its highest level since early 2008, amid relief over the results of the first round of the French presidential election.
    European markets have jumped higher, with France's main index hitting its highest level since early 2008, amid relief over the results of the first round of the French presidential election.
  • Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts Tokyo

    Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts Tokyo

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-04-25 05:06:18 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-04-25 05:06:18 GMT
    U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally after election results in France over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will remain intact.
    U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally after election results in France over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will remain intact.
  • Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

    Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:57:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:57:09 GMT
    A coin flip has decided the new president of a tiny southern Illinois village after an election this month ended in a tie.
    A coin flip has decided the new president of a tiny southern Illinois village after an election this month ended in a tie.
  • Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

    Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:56:52 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:56:52 GMT
    A new book by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) looks at what Kasich calls the positivity of his presidential campaign compared with the election cycle's negativity.
    A new book by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) looks at what Kasich calls the positivity of his presidential campaign compared with the election cycle's negativity.
  • Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

    Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:57:15 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:57:15 GMT
    UC Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus have filed a lawsuit against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating student rights to free speech.
    UC Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus have filed a lawsuit against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating student rights to free speech.
  • Alitalia workers nix deal to avoid airline bankruptcy

    Alitalia workers nix deal to avoid airline bankruptcy

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:36:16 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:36:16 GMT
    Alitalia workers on Monday had a final day to vote on a government-brokered deal aimed at saving Italy's flagship airline from bankruptcy.
    Alitalia workers on Monday had a final day to vote on a government-brokered deal aimed at saving Italy's flagship airline from bankruptcy.
  • Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

    Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:48:18 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:48:18 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career.
    Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career.
  • Justices won't hear challenge to Alabama campaign law

    Justices won't hear challenge to Alabama campaign law

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:37:21 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:37:21 GMT
    The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the transfer of campaign contributions between political action committees.
    The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the transfer of campaign contributions between political action committees.
  • The Latest: Israeli president denounces Le Pen's comments

    The Latest: Israeli president denounces Le Pen's comments

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:06:46 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:06:46 GMT
    Former French Manuel Valls says the defeated Socialist Party is self-destructing and has to look forward to rebuild.
    Former French Manuel Valls says the defeated Socialist Party is self-destructing and has to look forward to rebuild.
  • The Latest: Obama discusses civic engagement, not politics

    The Latest: Obama discusses civic engagement, not politics

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:37:19 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:37:19 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama will lead a panel discussion with students as the first public event of his post-presidential life.
    Former President Barack Obama will lead a panel discussion with students as the first public event of his post-presidential life.
  • Correction: Russia-Trump-Congress story

    Correction: Russia-Trump-Congress story

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:17:37 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:17:37 GMT
    The House intelligence committee has asked top law enforcement and intelligence officials to testify in open and closed hearings next week on Russian activities during the election.
    The House intelligence committee has asked top law enforcement and intelligence officials to testify in open and closed hearings next week on Russian activities during the election.
  • Albania opposition blocks main roads before June 18 vote

    Albania opposition blocks main roads before June 18 vote

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:17:33 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:17:33 GMT
    Albanian opposition supporters have blocked the country's main road links, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.
    Albanian opposition supporters have blocked the country's main road links, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.
  • Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

    Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:16:12 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:16:12 GMT
    New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is warning world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change.
    New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is warning world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change.
  • French election result gives markets a start-of-week lift

    French election result gives markets a start-of-week lift

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:05:57 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:05:57 GMT
    Global stocks are mostly higher as investors ponder the outcome from the first round of the French presidential election.
    Global stocks are mostly higher as investors ponder the outcome from the first round of the French presidential election.
  • Romanian political leader loses bid to get sentence quashed

    Romanian political leader loses bid to get sentence quashed

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:46:25 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:46:25 GMT
    A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the ruling party leader to quash his sentence for vote rigging during a 2012 referendum.
    A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the ruling party leader to quash his sentence for vote rigging during a 2012 referendum.
  • Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

    Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:16:27 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:16:27 GMT
    Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping out in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to...
    Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping out in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday.
  • French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:37:26 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:37:26 GMT
    French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff...
    French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.
  • Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

    Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:25:50 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:25:50 GMT
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France.
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France.
  • French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:16:45 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:16:45 GMT
    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.
    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.
  • Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

    Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:32:25 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:32:25 GMT
    An Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.
    An Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.
  • 11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

    11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:53:28 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:53:28 GMT
    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal.
    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal.
  • Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

    Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:12:42 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:12:42 GMT
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France.
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France.
  • The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

    The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:02:41 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:02:41 GMT
    Candidates in France's presidential election have started to cast their votes.
    Candidates in France's presidential election have started to cast their votes.
  • France: 2 men charged in thwarted pre-election attack

    France: 2 men charged in thwarted pre-election attack

    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-04-23 22:52:52 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-04-23 22:52:52 GMT
    French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before the presidential election.
    French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before the presidential election.
  • German nationalists elect top duo for general election

    German nationalists elect top duo for general election

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:42:07 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:42:07 GMT
    Germany's nationalist Alternative for Germany party has elected two new top candidates for the September general election, after the party's best-known politician said last week she wouldn't be available.
    Germany's nationalist Alternative for Germany party has elected two new top candidates for the September general election, after the party's best-known politician said last week she wouldn't be available.
  • Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

    Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 12:22:37 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 12:22:37 GMT
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening"...
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies.
  • Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

    Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 07:22:27 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:24 AM EDT2017-04-23 07:24:50 GMT
    Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth.
    Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth.
  • Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

    Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-04-23 05:52:09 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-04-23 05:52:09 GMT
    Voters waking up in some French overseas territories are preparing to vote first in France's unpredictable presidential election _ one day earlier than in the mainland.
    Voters waking up in some French overseas territories are preparing to vote first in France's unpredictable presidential election _ one day earlier than in the mainland.
  • The Latest: French campaigns halt prior to presidential vote

    The Latest: French campaigns halt prior to presidential vote

    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:12:01 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:12:01 GMT
    The final hours of many election campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and social media campaigns.
    The final hours of many election campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and social media campaigns.
  • Divisions, protests erupt at German nationalist convention

    Divisions, protests erupt at German nationalist convention

    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-04-22 19:23:15 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-04-22 19:26:47 GMT
    Germany's best-known nationalist politician calls on members of the Alternative for Germany to endorse her more pragmatic course instead of turning the party into a "fundamental opposition.".
    Germany's best-known nationalist politician calls on members of the Alternative for Germany to endorse her more pragmatic course instead of turning the party into a "fundamental opposition.".
  • Turkey's justice minister: Time to contest vote results over

    Turkey's justice minister: Time to contest vote results over

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:12:35 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:12:35 GMT
    Turkey's justice minister has slammed the main opposition party for contesting the outcome of Sunday's referendum on expanding presidential powers and said there is no judicial path to reverse the ruling.
    Turkey's justice minister has slammed the main opposition party for contesting the outcome of Sunday's referendum on expanding presidential powers and said there is no judicial path to reverse the ruling.
  • Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

    Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:02:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:02:41 GMT
    France began picking itself up from another attack claimed by the Islamic State group, with Hollande calling together his security council and with his would-be successors treading carefully before the election...
    France began picking itself up from another attack claimed by the Islamic State group, with Hollande calling together his security council and with his would-be successors treading carefully before the election this weekend.
  • Police arrest man with knife at Paris' Gare du Nord station

    Police arrest man with knife at Paris' Gare du Nord station

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:32:11 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:32:11 GMT
    A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote.
    A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote.
  • Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

    Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:23:09 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:28:30 GMT
    Donald Trump Jr. will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat.
    Donald Trump Jr. will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat.
  • Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

    Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:22:38 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:28:09 GMT
    The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
    The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
  • The Latest: Far-left candidate goes on with final event

    The Latest: Far-left candidate goes on with final event

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:11:50 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:11:50 GMT
    French officials say the two police officers injured on the Champs-Elysees by a gunman who killed one of their colleagues are both out of danger.
    French officials say the two police officers injured on the Champs-Elysees by a gunman who killed one of their colleagues are both out of danger.
  • Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

    Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:23:42 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:26:32 GMT
    A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years...
    A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago.
  • Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

    Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:12:45 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:12:45 GMT
    President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Thursday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate.
    President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Thursday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate.
  • Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

    Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:31 AM EDT2017-04-22 09:31:49 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:31 AM EDT2017-04-22 09:31:49 GMT
    Venezuela's energized opposition is planning sit-ins, silent marches to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it tries to build on the momentum of recent street demonstrations against socialist...
    Venezuela's energized opposition is planning sit-ins, silent marches to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it tries to build on the momentum of recent street demonstrations against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
  • 'Drain the swamp' more a Trump slogan than a practice so far

    'Drain the swamp' more a Trump slogan than a practice so far

    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:02 AM EDT2017-04-22 07:02:11 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:06 AM EDT2017-04-22 07:06:09 GMT
    President Donald Trump is taking more steps that appear to move away from his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.
    President Donald Trump is taking more steps that appear to move away from his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.
  • The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

    The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:54 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:54:20 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:58:21 GMT
    Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election.
    Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election.
  • Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

    Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:42:33 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:42:33 GMT
    President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the...
    President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the landmark agreement.
  • Trump secrecy moves threaten his 'drain the swamp' pledge

    Trump secrecy moves threaten his 'drain the swamp' pledge

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:10:04 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:10:04 GMT
    Donald Trump insists his "drain the swamp" promise was more than a throwaway presidential campaign slogan and his aides are figuring out how to deliver on cleaning up Washington.
    Donald Trump insists his "drain the swamp" promise was more than a throwaway presidential campaign slogan and his aides are figuring out how to deliver on cleaning up Washington.
  • How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

    How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

    Friday, April 21 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-21 20:58:34 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-21 20:58:34 GMT
    There's been some draining of 'the swamp' in Trump's first three months _ but not too much.
    There's been some draining of 'the swamp' in Trump's first three months _ but not too much.
  • Trump: Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France

    Trump: Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:40:33 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:40:33 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he believes Thursday's attack in Paris will "probably help" far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's upcoming election.
    President Donald Trump says he believes Thursday's attack in Paris will "probably help" far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's upcoming election.
  • 11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

    11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:38:51 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:38:51 GMT
    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal.
    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal.
  • The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

    The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:18:41 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:18:41 GMT
    Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the...
    Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.
  • Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone

    Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-04-21 14:48:19 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-04-21 14:48:19 GMT
    A closely watched survey is showing that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone is running at a six-year high.
    A closely watched survey is showing that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone is running at a six-year high.
  • Turkish opposition challenges presidential powers vote

    Turkish opposition challenges presidential powers vote

    Friday, April 21 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-04-21 13:48:50 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-04-21 13:48:50 GMT
    Days after the election authority rejected its request to annul the referendum on boosting the president's powers, Turkey's main opposition says it will apply to the country's highest administrative court.
    Days after the election authority rejected its request to annul the referendum on boosting the president's powers, Turkey's main opposition says it will apply to the country's highest administrative court.
  • Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote

    Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:38:33 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:38:33 GMT
    Asian stocks are higher ahead of weekend voting in the first round of France's closely watch presidential election after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate results.
    Asian stocks are higher ahead of weekend voting in the first round of France's closely watch presidential election after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate results.
  • Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

    Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:08:46 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:08:46 GMT
    A southern Illinois county is poised to hold a coin toss to decide who will be next leader of a tiny local town.
    A southern Illinois county is poised to hold a coin toss to decide who will be next leader of a tiny local town.
  • Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

    Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:30:54 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:32:54 GMT
    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and...
    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.
  • The Latest: Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack

    The Latest: Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:10:11 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:10:11 GMT
    Paris police and soldiers have sealed off the area around the Champs-Elysees after an attack on police, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.
    Paris police and soldiers have sealed off the area around the Champs-Elysees after an attack on police, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.
  • Iran approves 6 to run for president, but Ahmadinejad is out

    Iran approves 6 to run for president, but Ahmadinejad is out

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 06:28:56 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 2:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 06:28:56 GMT
    Iranian state media says the Guardian Council has vetted candidates for next month's presidential election and will forward the final list to the Interior Ministry.
    Iranian state media says the Guardian Council has vetted candidates for next month's presidential election and will forward the final list to the Interior Ministry.
  • Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack

    Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:59:06 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:59:06 GMT
    Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees.
    Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees.
  • Asian stocks advance after US markets rally

    Asian stocks advance after US markets rally

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:28:29 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:28:29 GMT
    US stocks are rising as industrial and materials companies and banks all move higher.
    US stocks are rising as industrial and materials companies and banks all move higher.
  • GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

    GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:09:40 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:09:40 GMT
    Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after two people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government...
    Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after two people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years.
  • Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

    Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:40:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:40:48 GMT
    Federal judges have found Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters.
    Federal judges have found Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters.
  • Topsy-turvy French election still has surprises in store

    Topsy-turvy French election still has surprises in store

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:19:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:19:52 GMT
    A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote.
    A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote.
  • Iowa lawmakers OK 20-week abortion ban, 3-day wait period

    Iowa lawmakers OK 20-week abortion ban, 3-day wait period

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:18:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:18:52 GMT
    Iowa legislators sent Gov. Terry Branstad a measure Tuesday that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking the procedure.
    Iowa legislators sent Gov. Terry Branstad a measure Tuesday that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking the procedure.
  • Obama offers France's Macron luck, advice ahead of election

    Obama offers France's Macron luck, advice ahead of election

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:19:43 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:19:43 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama has spoken by telephone with France's Emmanuel Macron and is hinting at support for the upstart, middle-way presidential candidate.
    Former President Barack Obama has spoken by telephone with France's Emmanuel Macron and is hinting at support for the upstart, middle-way presidential candidate.
  • The Latest: Trump says strong Europe 'very important'

    The Latest: Trump says strong Europe 'very important'

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:20:42 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:20:42 GMT
    President Donald Trump believes he will "soon" get new health care legislation passed by Congress.
    President Donald Trump believes he will "soon" get new health care legislation passed by Congress.
  • Utah's Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress

    Utah's Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress

    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:27:31 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:32:35 GMT
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's surprising decision not to run for re-election gives the GOP congressman a chance to make a future run for governor while clearing the way for a number of ambitious Utah Republicans to...
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's surprising decision not to run for re-election gives the GOP congressman a chance to make a future run for governor while clearing the way for a number of ambitious Utah Republicans to try to replace him.
  • Average mortgage rate drops to 5-month low

    Average mortgage rate drops to 5-month low

    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:08:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:08:18 GMT
    Average 30-year US mortgage rate falls below 4 percent.
    Average 30-year US mortgage rate falls below 4 percent.
  • The Latest: French candidate on EU: We change it or we leave

    The Latest: French candidate on EU: We change it or we leave

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:59 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:59 GMT
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has had a phone call with former U.S. President Barack Obama.
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has had a phone call with former U.S. President Barack Obama.
  • EX-UKIP leader Farage says he won't run in UK election

    EX-UKIP leader Farage says he won't run in UK election

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:46 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:46 GMT
    Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, Britain's best-known exponent of Brexit, says he won't run for Parliament in June's election.
    Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, Britain's best-known exponent of Brexit, says he won't run for Parliament in June's election.
  • Correction: Trump-Wisconsin story

    Correction: Trump-Wisconsin story

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:20:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:20:32 GMT
    President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.
    President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.
  • Correction: House Election-Georgia story

    Correction: House Election-Georgia story

    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-04-20 17:00:20 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-04-20 17:00:20 GMT
    A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm...
    A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural

    Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-20 15:10:14 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-20 15:10:14 GMT
    Powered by billionaires and corporations, President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.
    Powered by billionaires and corporations, President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.
  • France's 11 presidential hopefuls stake out positions on TV

    France's 11 presidential hopefuls stake out positions on TV

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:59:28 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:59:28 GMT
    The 11 men and women hoping to be France's next president are appearing on national television seeking to sway voters in the nail-biting, unpredictable election campaign.
    The 11 men and women hoping to be France's next president are appearing on national television seeking to sway voters in the nail-biting, unpredictable election campaign.
  • French shares outperform as polls show narrow Macron lead

    French shares outperform as polls show narrow Macron lead

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 12:07:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 12:07:23 GMT
    Shares are gaining in Asia after crude oil prices rebounded from an overnight sell-off and Japan reported stronger-than-expected exports in March.
    Shares are gaining in Asia after crude oil prices rebounded from an overnight sell-off and Japan reported stronger-than-expected exports in March.
  • Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban

    Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-20 07:39:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-20 07:39:52 GMT
    The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq has filed an amicus brief supporting a federal judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
    The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq has filed an amicus brief supporting a federal judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
  • French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

    French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 07:07:57 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 07:07:57 GMT
    French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says all the presidential contenders _ and all French people _ are potential attack targets.
    French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says all the presidential contenders _ and all French people _ are potential attack targets.
  • Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:19 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:19:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:19 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:19:32 GMT
    Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first executions in nearly 12 years has been thwarted by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary.
    Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first executions in nearly 12 years has been thwarted by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary.
  • Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers approve June 8 election

    Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers approve June 8 election

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:09:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:09:35 GMT
    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her decision to seek a snap election.
    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her decision to seek a snap election.
  • Captured Mexican ex-governor appears in Guatemala court

    Captured Mexican ex-governor appears in Guatemala court

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-04-20 01:49:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-04-20 01:49:57 GMT
    A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges is appearing before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition.
    A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges is appearing before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition.
  • Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

    Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-04-19 22:48:07 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-04-19 22:48:07 GMT
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018.
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018.
  • The Latest: Police, protesters clash ahead of Le Pen rally

    The Latest: Police, protesters clash ahead of Le Pen rally

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:49:08 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:49:08 GMT
    French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon is holding a rally and concert in Paris four days before a vote likely to devastate his once-powerful party.
    French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon is holding a rally and concert in Paris four days before a vote likely to devastate his once-powerful party.
  • Trump declares Georgia Democrats are 'failing'

    Trump declares Georgia Democrats are 'failing'

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:47:34 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:47:34 GMT
    President Donald Trump is says Democrats in Georgia are "failing" after a congressional election that is now headed to a runoff.
    President Donald Trump is says Democrats in Georgia are "failing" after a congressional election that is now headed to a runoff.
  • Pound surge suggests UK election will yield smoother Brexit

    Pound surge suggests UK election will yield smoother Brexit

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:14:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:14:57 GMT
    The British pound's surge since Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise call for an early election is an early sign of confidence that the country's exit from the European Union will be smoother for the economy than...
    The British pound's surge since Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise call for an early election is an early sign of confidence that the country's exit from the European Union will be smoother for the economy than many had feared.
  • Turkey electoral board rejects request to annul referendum

    Turkey electoral board rejects request to annul referendum

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:06:11 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:06:11 GMT
    Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable.
    Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable.
  • The Latest: Turkish protesters rally against election board

    The Latest: Turkish protesters rally against election board

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-04-19 18:34:28 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-04-19 18:34:28 GMT
    Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's electoral board has rejected the oppositions' petitions to annul the referendum on expanding the powers of the presidency.
    Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's electoral board has rejected the oppositions' petitions to annul the referendum on expanding the powers of the presidency.
  • Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

    Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:27:03 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:27:03 GMT
    President Donald Trump has embraced autocrats as potential partners without hesitation, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home.
    President Donald Trump has embraced autocrats as potential partners without hesitation, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home.
  • The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election

    The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:06:25 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:06:25 GMT
    A senior European Parliament lawmaker says he hopes that British Prime Minister Theresa May, if strengthened by an election, will show readiness to compromise in Brexit talks.
    A senior European Parliament lawmaker says he hopes that British Prime Minister Theresa May, if strengthened by an election, will show readiness to compromise in Brexit talks.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:05:53 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:05:53 GMT
    Among 10 Things to Know: Special election for House seat in Georgia headed to runoff; Pence issues another strong warning to North Korea; Police say gunman in Fresno, California, targeting whites chose 3 men at...
    Among 10 Things to Know: Special election for House seat in Georgia headed to runoff; Pence issues another strong warning to North Korea; Police say gunman in Fresno, California, targeting whites chose 3 men at random.
  • Nationalist leader Petry won't head German election campaign

    Nationalist leader Petry won't head German election campaign

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-04-19 13:44:41 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-04-19 13:44:41 GMT
    The best-known figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany says that she won't be its top candidate in September's German election _ a decision that appears to reflect growing opposition among other leading...
    The best-known figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany says that she won't be its top candidate in September's German election _ a decision that appears to reflect growing opposition among other leading members of the party.
  • The Latest: Georgia congressional race heads to runoff

    The Latest: Georgia congressional race heads to runoff

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 12:45:41 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 12:45:41 GMT
    Democrat Jon Ossoff has dropped below the majority vote he needs to avoid a runoff in Georgia's nationally watched special congressional election.
    Democrat Jon Ossoff has dropped below the majority vote he needs to avoid a runoff in Georgia's nationally watched special congressional election.
  • Early results show defeat for Jakarta's Christian governor

    Early results show defeat for Jakarta's Christian governor

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-04-19 11:25:23 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-04-19 11:25:23 GMT
    Preliminary election results show the minority Christian governor of the Indonesian capital has been resoundingly defeated by his Muslim challenger after a campaign that highlighted the country's religious and...
    Preliminary election results show the minority Christian governor of the Indonesian capital has been resoundingly defeated by his Muslim challenger after a campaign that highlighted the country's religious and racial divides.
  • Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack

    Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 10:45:51 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 10:45:51 GMT
    Belgium's federal prosecutor says the country had opened an investigation into one of the suspects arrested for plotting an attack that officials say was thwarted days before the French presidential elections.
    Belgium's federal prosecutor says the country had opened an investigation into one of the suspects arrested for plotting an attack that officials say was thwarted days before the French presidential elections.
  • UK leader calls for early election to boost Brexit bid

    UK leader calls for early election to boost Brexit bid

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:56:33 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:56:33 GMT
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to make an unexpected statement in Downing Street, triggering speculation that she plans to call an early election.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to make an unexpected statement in Downing Street, triggering speculation that she plans to call an early election.
  • High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

    High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:37 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:37:06 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:37 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:37:06 GMT
    A congressional election Tuesday in Georgia is the latest proxy between President Donald Trump and the opposition movement that loathes him.
    A congressional election Tuesday in Georgia is the latest proxy between President Donald Trump and the opposition movement that loathes him.
  • Suburban Chicago Trump backer beats challenger by 151 votes

    Suburban Chicago Trump backer beats challenger by 151 votes

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:26:05 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:28 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:28:19 GMT
    A suburban Chicago mayor whose support for Donald Trump ignited a tougher-than-expected re-election campaign has narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger.
    A suburban Chicago mayor whose support for Donald Trump ignited a tougher-than-expected re-election campaign has narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger.
  • For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

    For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 07:45:46 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 07:45:46 GMT
    President Donald Trump has displayed a willingness to embrace autocrats as potential partners, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home.
    President Donald Trump has displayed a willingness to embrace autocrats as potential partners, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home.
  • Sanders urges Democrats to reach out to Trump supporters

    Sanders urges Democrats to reach out to Trump supporters

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:44:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:44:28 GMT
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met with six Kentucky voters at a Frankfort coffee shop on Tuesday as part of a tour of Republican states along with new Democratic National Committee...
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met with six Kentucky voters at a Frankfort coffee shop on Tuesday as part of a tour of Republican states along with new Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez.
  • Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

    Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:37:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:37:05 GMT
    French far right candidate Marine Le Pen is promising a freeze on long-term visas as soon as she takes office, then a tax on any company that hires foreign workers.
    French far right candidate Marine Le Pen is promising a freeze on long-term visas as soon as she takes office, then a tax on any company that hires foreign workers.
  • The Latest: Trump, May speak about British election plans

    The Latest: Trump, May speak about British election plans

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:36:52 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:36:52 GMT
    The British pound has fallen sharply amid mounting speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to call an early general election.
    The British pound has fallen sharply amid mounting speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to call an early general election.
  • Official: French police thwart attack days before election

    Official: French police thwart attack days before election

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:16:14 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:16:14 GMT
    The French interior minister says that police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an "imminent" attack in France as it prepares to vote Sunday in the first round of its presidential...
    The French interior minister says that police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an "imminent" attack in France as it prepares to vote Sunday in the first round of its presidential election.
  • California professor on paid leave for anti-Trump tweet

    California professor on paid leave for anti-Trump tweet

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:23:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:25:54 GMT
    Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will be on paid leave for the rest of the semester.
    Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will be on paid leave for the rest of the semester.
  • Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

    Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:24:04 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:24:04 GMT
    Turkey's prime minister has called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will expand the powers of the office of the president.
    Turkey's prime minister has called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will expand the powers of the office of the president.
  • The Latest: State of emergency extended in Turkey

    The Latest: State of emergency extended in Turkey

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:57:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:57:17 GMT
    The European Union is calling on the Turkish authorities to launch "transparent investigations" into "alleged irregularities" during last weekend's referendum on increased powers for the country's presidency.
    The European Union is calling on the Turkish authorities to launch "transparent investigations" into "alleged irregularities" during last weekend's referendum on increased powers for the country's presidency.
  • The Latest: Melenchon is in 7 places at once, with hologram

    The Latest: Melenchon is in 7 places at once, with hologram

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:56:44 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:56:44 GMT
    French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron says he will simplify the country's famously complex labor laws within weeks of taking office.
    French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron says he will simplify the country's famously complex labor laws within weeks of taking office.
  • British pound jumps higher after election is called

    British pound jumps higher after election is called

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-04-18 17:44:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-04-18 17:44:05 GMT
    The British currency has jumped higher on the news that the country will hold an election that's likely to strengthen the current government's mandate in its Brexit talks.
    The British currency has jumped higher on the news that the country will hold an election that's likely to strengthen the current government's mandate in its Brexit talks.
  • World stocks slide as geopolitics, European votes weigh

    World stocks slide as geopolitics, European votes weigh

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-04-18 14:24:14 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-04-18 14:27:27 GMT
    Asian stocks were mixed as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan and an expected turn to trade issues.
    Asian stocks were mixed as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan and an expected turn to trade issues.
  • Trump rallies Georgia Republicans ahead of special election

    Trump rallies Georgia Republicans ahead of special election

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:26:26 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:26:26 GMT
    President Donald Trump is rallying voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to "get out and vote" Republican ahead of Tuesday's special election.
    President Donald Trump is rallying voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to "get out and vote" Republican ahead of Tuesday's special election.
  • Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

    Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:25:54 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:25:54 GMT
    President Donald Trump is attacking the leading Democratic candidate running in a conservative Georgia congressional district.
    President Donald Trump is attacking the leading Democratic candidate running in a conservative Georgia congressional district.
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