Every two years, a small league of political scientists and economists fire up computer models they’ve developed to predict who will win the U.S. congressional elections in November. Several who use economic data in their models have concluded that unless the economy gets quite a bit stronger Republicans will not be able to retain their hold on Congress. The U.S. economy is doing well by many measures. But their analysis, based on data running back …
European leaders reached a deal on migration in the early hours of Friday after tortuous talks, but details were vague, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded differences remained on an issue that threatens her political career.
Bitcoin's value slid to its lowest level since November on Friday, as waning investor interest and recent negative headlines from global regulators weakened demand for the cryptocurrency and most of its rivals.
Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and current adviser Kellyanne Conway was reportedly speechless after journalists asked her if the president would cease his attacks on the media in the wake of the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting that left five people dead yesterday. Bloomberg News’ Jennifer Jacobs tweeted on Friday morning that a press gaggle asked Conway if Trump will “stop calling reporters the enemy of the people” — and that Conway had no answer. PRESS GAGGLE: …
Some 600 protestors were arrested during a clangorous occupation of a U.S. Senate office building in Washington on Thursday, where they decried U.S. President Donald Trump's "zero- tolerance" stance on illegal immigration.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador on Thursday to end an "exodus" of illegal immigrants to the United States, urging them to dissuade people from even considering entering the country unlawfully.
Danhua Capital has invested in some of Silicon Valley's most promising startups in areas like drones, artificial intelligence and cyber security. The venture capital firm is based just outside Stanford University, the epicenter of U.S. technology entrepreneurship.
President Trump said Friday he will raise the issue of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next month. "I'll talk to him about everything," the president told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to his golf club in New Jersey. "We're going to talk about Ukraine; we're going to be talking about Syria. We'll be talking about elections ... we don't want anybody tampering with elections," Trump continued. "Perhaps the world can de-escalate. We might be talking about some things President Obama lost." The Trump-Putin summit is scheduled for July 16. Finland has a long history of being neutral ground for Russia and the United States. Bonnie Kristian
Jarrod Ramos, the man accused by police of fatally shooting five people and wounding seven others at the Annapolis Capital Gazette newspaper, was legally allowed to buy a shotgun even though the woman he once stalked warned police years ago that he would be “your next mass shooter.” As reported by WBAL-TV investigative reporter Jayne Miller, Ramos in 2011 pleaded guilty to harassing an unnamed woman who has had to change her name and move …
A taskforce investigating a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) said on Friday it had frozen bank accounts belonging to the political party of former prime minister Najib Razak.
The chief of the U.S. military forces commended South Korea for shouldering nearly all the cost of building the largest U.S. overseas military base, in a speech at the formal opening of the new headquarters in Pyeongtaek.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly told top White House officials he wants the United States to withdraw from the World Trade Organization, a move that would be potentially calamitous for global commerce, the news website Axios reported on Friday, citing people involved in the discussions.