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EU to agree further Brexit delay but could kick UK out on June 1
The European Union will grant Britain another delay to Brexit on certain conditions, including that it holds European Parliament elections, according to a draft statement by the bloc’s national leaders, who are due to decide on the matter on Wednesday.
After Guard blacklisted, Iran president says US is ‘leader of world terrorism’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the United States was the real 'leader of world terrorism' after Washington blacklisted Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a 'foreign terrorist organization.'
Europe slams ‘exaggerated’ US tariff threat and prepares to retaliate
The EU has hit back at new U.S. proposals to target European goods with tariffs, following a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling over subsidies for Airbus.
Trump: US to Put Tariffs on $11B in EU Goods
President Donald Trump says the United States will impose new tariffs on more than $11 billion worth of exports from the European Union, after the World Trade Organization ruled last year the EU was illegally subsidizing aircraft maker Airbus.
IMF forecast: Global growth will weaken this year to 3.3%
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded its outlook for growth in the United States, Europe, Japan and the overall global economy and pointed to heightened trade tensions as a key reason.
With almost all votes in, Netanyahu-led right wins decisively
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a clear electoral victory Wednesday morning, with some 97 percent of votes showing his Likud party tied with Blue and White, but the right-wing bloc with a decisive lead and Netanyahu possessing a clear path to forming a governing coalition.
Results all but final, jostling for coalition spots begins
Headed toward his largest-ever election victory as leader of the Likud party, and with the Knesset’s right-wing bloc holding a clear lead, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was widely seen Wednesday morning as having secured a fifth term in office.
New poll finds Palestinians deeply distrust their leaders
A new public opinion survey showed the overwhelming majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are disillusioned with their leaders and desperate for presidential elections.
Labor bemoans ‘worst result ever’ after polls show historic failure
Labor Party leaders lamented the faction’s apparently poor showing in Tuesday’s national elections, with exit polls predicting it would fall to historic lows.
New Right, just shy of electoral threshold, sets sights on soldiers’ votes
Several parties were eagerly awaiting the tally of the soldiers’, diplomats’ and prisoners’ votes Wednesday morning, as a count of some 97 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s elections revealed they were very close to the 3.25-percent electoral threshold.
Inside the United States
Attorney General Barr puts team in place to investigate FBI probe of Trump
Attorney General William Barr has established an investigative team that he intends to use to look into the origins of an FBI counter-intelligence investigation into Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Blizzard forecast for Midwest could break April snow records
It appears winter isn't finished quite yet. A major blizzard is expected to dump heavy snow on parts of the Midwest in the coming days, possibly setting new records for the month of April.
Mueller report will be released within a week: U.S. attorney general
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers on Tuesday that he intends to release 'within a week' a redacted version of the long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
House Dems cancel vote on budget plan amid internal revolt
House Democratic leaders on Tuesday abandoned plans to vote on a key budget measure this week in the face of sharp opposition from both progressives and moderates.
Oregon set to join 'compact' of states that would award electors to winner of national popular vote
Oregon is on the way to joining a group of states looking to overhaul the Electoral College system.
Evangelical churches, ministry groups see highest increase in giving since 2014, ECFA reports
Evangelical churches and ministries saw an increase in giving in 2017, the highest increase since 2014, according to a new report by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.