EU Commission lauds Brexit progress

The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local): 7:45 a.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend that negotiations be broadened to future relations and trade. Juncker told reporters Friday that “I believe that we have now made the breakthrough that we needed.” He said that he would recommend to […]

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How Trump Has Flip-Flopped on Intelligence Agencies

President Trump’s harsh criticism of the F.B.I. elicited a rare and impassioned defense on Thursday from its director, Christopher A. Wray, even as he noted “no shortage of opinions out there” about the bureau.Mr. Wray’s comments to the House Judiciary Committee may as well have described Mr. Trump’s own shifting stances on the F.B.I., C.I.A. and other federal agencies that […]

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Mideast braces for fallout from Trump’s move on Jerusalem

Palestinians shuttered schools and shops and called for protests in West Bank towns on Thursday, while the leader of the Hamas militant group called for a new armed uprising, in widespread show of anger over President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump’s dramatic break on Wednesday with decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem counters long-standing international […]

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Republicans hammer Mueller, FBI as Russia investigation intensifies

Republican activists and lawmakers are engaged in a multi-front attack on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of possible connections between associates of President Trump and Russian agents, trying to stop or curtail the investigation as it moves further into Trump’s inner circle. For months, the president and his allies have been seizing on any whiff of possible impropriety […]

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Trump threatens government shutdown, blames Democrats

President Donald Trump said Wednesday a government shutdown “could happen” and blamed Democrats for the looming threat, claiming “they want to have illegal immigrants pouring into the country, bringing with them crime.” “Democrats are really looking at something very dangerous for our country. They are looking at shutting down, they want to have illegal immigrants, in many cases people that […]

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