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Germany says fewer Britons became citizens last year

BERLIN (AP) – German authorities say the number of British nationals receiving German citizenship declined last year after a Brexit-related peak in 2017, but Britons were still the second-biggest group seeking German nationality. Many [...]

It Turns Out Rain Really DID Stop Trump Attending the WWI Memorial in France Last Year.

U.S. POLITICS The Left made fun of Trump for not going to a WWI memorial. As usual, they were wrong. on May 28, 2019 Tweet reddit Whatsapp Email Share Share Print A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department [...]

New law to ban all lobbying in former lawmaker’s first year

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A new Maine law bans future lawmakers from any paid lobbying within their first year out of office. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills recently signed the bill into law. An Associated Press review found about two dozen [...]

Capri Dispatch: Capri Welcomes 2.3 Million Tourists a Year but Wants to Limit the Trash They Leave Behind

CAPRI, Italy — Luigi Esposito, whose ancestors have lived on Capri since 1810, objects when he hears people describe the island as “the most beautiful place in the world.” “There are many beautiful places in the world,” he [...]

Nita Lowey pours cold water on talk of reviving earmarks this year

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey says she doesn’t expect to revive earmarks in House spending bills for fiscal year 2020, blunting talk from top Democrats about potentially reviving them this year. Ms. Lowey said in a [...]

2019 Is a Sensitive Year for China. Xi Is Nervous.

Since Mr. Xi, 65, abolished the term limit on his presidency last year, murmurs of discontent have risen among academics, businesspeople and former officials, despite censorship and the security police. Chinese leaders’ worries have [...]

Year Before Killing, Saudi Prince Told Aide He Would Use ‘a Bullet’ on Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia told a top aide in a conversation in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist killed in October, if Mr. Khashoggi did not return to the [...]

Trilobites: What Lunar New Year Reveals About the World’s Calendars

Lunar New Year kicked off Tuesday as one of the most important holidays in Vietnam, South Korea, China and other Asian countries. Typically, it starts on the second new moon after winter solstice. On the Gregorian calendar, the civil [...]

Dumplings, Figure Skating and Riot Gear: Xi Jinping’s New Year Tour

BEIJING — He cooked dumplings with families, made small talk with delivery workers and tried out riot gear with the police. President Xi Jinping of China sought to project an image as a strong and folksy leader during a two-day tour [...]

NJ Gov. Murphy to give speech detailing 1st year in office

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is set Tuesday to deliver his first state of the state address, a year after he took over from Chris Christie. The Democrat, a former Wall Street executive and Obama administration ambassador [...]