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Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, Resigns, Turning Chaos Into Uncertainty

ROME — The most nationalist, populist and dysfunctional Italian government in decades collapsed on Tuesday as the country’s prime minister announced his resignation in the face of a mutinous power play by the hard-line and increasingly [...]

63 Killed as Explosion Turns Kabul Wedding Into Carnage

KABUL, Afghanistan — An explosion ripped through a packed wedding hall in Kabul late on Saturday evening, killing 63 people and wounding 182, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said. The spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, said [...]

U.S. Sanctions Turn Iran’s Oil Industry Into Spy vs. Spy

The oil traders say foreigners, who they assume are working on behalf of the United States, have offered astronomical sums, ranging from $ 100,000 to $ 1 million, just for the bank account numbers the Oil Ministry used in a sale. Some [...]

Trump’s China battle heads into the danger zone

The Trump administration’s currency manipulation charge requires consultation with the IMF about potential remedies. And that could go nowhere. | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images trade The surprise labeling of China as a currency manipulator [...]

Hong Kong Strike Sinks City Into Chaos, and Government Has Little Reply

Labor unions said hundreds of thousands may have joined the strike, and some groups, like workers at Hong Kong Disneyland, did announce work stoppages. Others took a day of leave or called in sick to join the protests. After weeks of [...]

Investigation ongoing into Texas shooting that left 20 dead

EL PASO, Texas (AP) – The shooting that killed 20 people at a crowded El Paso department store will be handled as a domestic terrorism case, federal authorities said as they weighed hate-crime charges against the suspected gunman that [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Sanders and Warren team up, the NRSC goes into the field and the DCCC gets much-needed help

Presented by */ ]]> Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) largely aligned against other candidates on the Democratic debate stage Tuesday night. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY THE DEMOCRATIC [...]

Suburban women recoil as Donald Trump dives into racial politics

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Carol Evans approves of Donald Trump’s immigration policy. She gives him credit for the strong economy. But the Republican from the affluent Milwaukee suburbs of Waukesha County, a GOP bedrock in the state, just [...]

Bob Mueller, Mr. Rogers and Captain Picard walk into a bar…

Home News Bob Mueller, Mr. Rogers and Captain Picard walk into a bar… In today’s Unpresidented podcast, Cliff and I talk about Bob Mueller’s testimony tomorrow before the US House, Boris Johnson becoming the new British prime minister, [...]

Over Local Objections, China Muscles Into Belarus

BREST, Belarus — There are no banners, no slogans or even raised voices, never mind fists. But, for more than a year now, hundreds of protesters have gathered each Sunday to feed pigeons in Lenin Square and, in a heavily camouflaged [...]