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German government rejects talk of economic stimulus package

BERLIN (AP) – The German government is dismissing talk of a stimulus package for Europe’s biggest economy as growth slows amid international trade tensions and one-off factors at home. A prominent lawmaker in the governing coalition [...]

What’s a Feminist Government? Canada, and Trudeau, Grapple With the Question

“I know some women who are wonderfully kind and generous and loving,” she added, “and I know some men who are — and I know some women and men who are tough and ruthless and cunning. The moment you start attributing any kind of [...]

How Trump Conspired with the Freedom Caucus to Shut Down the Government

Jake Sherman is a senior writer for Politico and co-author of Politico’s Playbook. Anna Palmer is a senior Washington correspondent for Politico and co-author of Politico‘s Playbook. */ ]]> It was as if Mark Meadows were watching [...]

Algerian president names new government, keeps army chief

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria’s powerful army chief has retained his post in a newly-named government despite his call to have ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared unfit for office. Algerian national television announced [...]

May Requests Brexit Delay From E.U. as U.K. Government Remains in Crisis

LONDON — Top officials of the European Union, exasperated by the chaos and dysfunction of British politics, indicated on Wednesday that they were willing to grant a short delay in the deadline for Britain’s departure, but only if [...]

Insult the Government? It May Land Russians in Jail

MOSCOW — Russian lawmakers, moving to further restrict freedom of speech, passed bills on Thursday that would introduce jail terms and fines for insulting the government online or spreading so-called fake news. The bills are seen as an [...]

Huawei Sues U.S. Government Over What It Calls an Unfair Ban

HONG KONG — The Chinese electronics giant Huawei sued the United States government on Wednesday, arguing that it had been unfairly and incorrectly banned as a security threat. The lawsuit will force the government to make its case [...]

U.S. trade deficit rose to 10-year high in 2018, government reports

The U.S. trade deficit grew to $ 621 billion last year, its highest level since 2008, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. While President Trump has made reducing trade deficits a key part of his agenda, the trade gap in goods rose [...]

Full text: Michael Cohen’s opening statement to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

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Montenegrins march demanding government resignation

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) – Several thousand people have rallied in Montenegro demanding the resignation of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic’s government over allegations of corruption. The crowd marched through the capital of [...]