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Facing Brexit Defeat, Theresa May Turns to Damage Control

LONDON — Facing a critical vote by British lawmakers on her plans for leaving the European Union, or Brexit, the question for Prime Minister Theresa May seems to be not whether she will lose but by how much. Britain’s Parliament [...]

Orban and His Allies Cement Control of Hungary’s News Media

BERLIN — Hundreds of private Hungarian news outlets have been simultaneously donated by their owners to a central holding company run by people close to the far-right prime minister Viktor Orban, cementing Mr. Orban’s grip on the [...]

In Lion Air Crash, Black Box Data Reveals Pilots’ Struggle to Regain Control

Data from the jetliner that crashed into the Java Sea last month shows the pilots fought to save the plane almost from the moment it took off, as the Boeing 737’s nose was repeatedly forced down, apparently by an automatic system [...]

First polls close, with control of Congress on the line

POLITICO Illustration/AP and Getty Images Elections The long wait is over for a night that will render Americans’ first verdict on Donald Trump’s early presidency. By DAVID SIDERS 11/06/2018 06:00 PM EST Share on Facebook [...]

GOP zeroes in on Minnesota in fight for House control

Minnesota 1st District congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn works a parade in Waterville, Minn. | Jim Mone/AP Photo Elections Republicans are mostly on defense, but flipping two Democratic districts Trump carried could boost their hopes [...]

Keino denies wrongdoing, tells AP he didn’t control money

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Kip Keino has denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, telling The Associated Press that he didn’t have control over the government money that prosecutors say was embezzled and misused around [...]

GOP closes in on Heitkamp knockout — and control of the Senate

“There’s a level of arrogance and rash statements that doesn’t reflect the typical North Dakota,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said of her challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer’s recent statements. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Elections The [...]

Pennsylvania redistricting boosts Democrats’ bid for House control

There’s little good news for Republicans when it comes to the battle for control of the U.S. House, save for one district in southwestern Pennsylvania that every prognosticator says is a virtual lock to flip to the GOP next month. The tradeoff [...]

With Vatican Talks and Bulldozers, China Aims to Control Christianity

BEIJING — Over the last two years, China’s estimated 60 million Christians have felt the power of a newly assertive government eager to bring their faith to heel. The authorities have demolished hundreds of Protestant churches across [...]

China’s Sea Control Is a Done Deal, ‘Short of War With the U.S.’

NEAR MISCHIEF REEF, South China Sea — As the United States Navy reconnaissance plane banked low near Mischief Reef in the South China Sea early this month, a Chinese warning crackled on the radio. “U.S. military aircraft,” came [...]