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Trump proposing tax cuts for companies big and small

He would cut the tax rate on the business income reported on individual returns from 35% to 15%, which will benefit some small businesses but also pad the p...


Former British Leader Blair Hints at Comeback as Brexit Roils Elections

Britain's Brexit referendum a year ago was meant to have ended debate about the perennial big question of the country's relationship with Europe. Jeremy Corby...


China expresses concern about deployment of THAAD

Trump sent the carrier group for exercises in waters off the Korean peninsula as a warning, amid growing fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test ...


China urges withdrawal of powerful US missile defense system in South Korea

As tensions reach a boiling point between North Korea, the USA, and the North's neighbors, Japan's government has issued a guide for its citizens on how to surv...


French intelligence report says Assad forces behind April 4 sarin attack

Scores of people were killed in the chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun, which a declassified report claims bears the signature of the regim...


USA ups Korean defenses, top admiral says forces are capable

Both China and North Korea have proposed that the United States and South Korea suspend their large-scale annual military exercises in exchange for a freeze on ...


Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

PARIS Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has made a more impressive start than favourite Emmanuel Macron to the last lap of the French presidential election, a pol...


Trump's NAFTA is already running out of time

Canada and the industry say the U.S.is completely wrong and that the U.S. Lumber Coalition is not using the same types of logs for comparison when arguing Canad...


Peter Dutton denies new citizenship test targets Muslims

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said new arrivals must prize "Australian values" and prove their commitment to the nation. Turnbull now feels that these tests...


Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Paul Ryan with 'heavy lift'

Today, according to the IRS' National Taxpayer Advocate, the federal tax code is almost four million words long. "It would have been a game-changer for Iris...


What We Know About China's Brand New Homegrown Aircraft Carrier

The new carrier, China's first indigenously-produced aircraft carrier , was officially launched at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation's Dalian shipyar...


Ontario boosts forestry road funding by $20M in response to softwood tariffs

President Trump wants to impose a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber imports subsidized by Canada. "I love Canada, but they've outsmarted our politicians fo...


Ivanka Trump Gets Booed at Women's Panel in Germany While Defending Father

Ivanka Trump participated in the panel along with other high-profile women, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who personally invited her to Germany for...


Berlin: Ivanka Trump booed for defending her father

The first daughter recently traveled to Berlin in order to take part in the W20 Summit under the invite of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In this Tuesda...


Maria Sharapova wins Stuttgart Open tennis return match after doping ban

To know you were walking back out there was special. Even her opponent on Wednesday, Italy's Vinci, joined the chorus, saying in the Times: "My personal opini...


Turkish opposition to challenge referendum at European court

Some EU officials hope that, even if it came to formally aborting Turkey's EU bid, the bloc could re-energise talks on trade with a North Atlantic Treaty Organi...


Outcry after report of potential EPA office shuttering

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt entered the fire during his Wednesday visit to the Chicago region as he sought to calm anger over pro...


US, South Korea warn defiant North against new provocation

North Korea's official media reported Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un personally observed the exercises, which involved the firing of more than 300 large-cali...


Venezuela to withdraw from OAS over 'interference in internal affairs'

The country's chief diplomat said that OAS does not have the consent of the affected country to intervene in domestic affairs. Cuba was expelled in 1962. Thousa...


Trump Talks With Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to Fuel Bilateral Trade

And I think the words that have been used have been unfortunate, and have not been constructive", Bruce Heyman told a panel in Detroit, organized Tuesday by the...


France's Macron says Le Pen promoting hate, would weaken economy

Oddschecker reports 68% of bets have been placed on Le Pen since her announcement she is to step aside from the National Front and fight the second round of t...


Trump team softens war talk but vows other pressure on North Korea

But the Trump administration is also stressing that it has powerful options other than military ones, including imposing additional economic sanctions on North ...


Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS

Venezuela is estimated to owe the OAS about $10.5 million in unpaid annual dues. The political unrest has been blamed for 29 deaths in recent weeks. No country...


Arsenal's Koscielny a doubt for Tottenham clash

Leicester can only partially clear Sanchez's cross, the loose ball falls to Monreal whose half-volley takes a wicked deflection and flies past Schmeichel! "Yes...


USA wants to bring N.Korea back to 'path of dialogue'

It said it would win in a "death-defying struggle against the USA imperialists". Leading South Korean presidential contenders have criticized the rushed deplo...


Threat of USA govt shutdown ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

Republicans are likely to need Democratic help to get the short-term spending bill passed, as many conservatives have traditionally declined to vote for similar...


Pentagon: Turkey put United States troops in danger with surprise airstrikes

Ankara accuses the YPG of being a "terrorist group" due to its links with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been engaged in a three decade war with ...


French candidate Macron visits immigrant suburb

The Elabe poll for BFM TV found that one out of two people surveyed considered that Le Pen's campaign had gotten off the ground well, compared with 43 percent f...


Corbyn might not do TV debates if May declines them

Speaking to Sky News on Thursday about the forthcoming election prompted by Bexit, Blair refused to say if he thought Corbyn would be the best prime minister,...


US Concerned Russia Supplying Arms To Afghan Taliban

Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top commander for USA forces in Afghanistan , said he would " not refute " the claim that Russian Federation is funneling weapons...


Ukip leader Paul Nuttall to stand for Parliament

I certainly don't believe in an authoritarian policy towards this and I find, unfortunately, this policy has authoritarian overtones, not undertones. He said:...


Macron must win big now to fulfill campaign pledges

Each minister must be " totally mobilized in this campaign ", Le Foll said, adding that in 2002 Marine Le Pen's father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, also made it into the...


USA may need stronger defense against N. Korea missiles -admiral

China believes the exercises destabilize the situation with North Korea and that if the USA curtailed them the Kim Jong-Un regime might agree to deescalate. B...


Tony Blair refuses to back Jeremy Corbyn for prime minister

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour will not "move the goalposts for people looking forward to retirement" as he attacked Theresa May over the wom...


UN says slight drop in war deaths, but more women among them

At the same time, the Afghan government has failed to take steps to reduce harm to civilians, even as the looming summer fighting season is likely to see even h...