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E.U. Hoped to Put Its House in Order This Year. Not Even Close.

BRUSSELS — This was supposed to be the year Europe put its house in order. It would finally ratify a deal with Britain on its departure from the bloc. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, with his grand plans to revitalize the Continent, [...]

Trump: Chief of staff Kelly leaving by the end of the year

White House chief of staff John Kelly had previously said he planned to stay on through the 2020 election, but few in the West Wing believed he would last that long. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images White House His exit [...]

This Year, Also Be Thankful for Dragons

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. For me, this holiday is a time for reflection, and of course, eating and imbibing more than any healthy daily caloric intake model would ever prescribe. Yet what really matters about tomorrow is what should matter [...]

After trading barbs all year, Newsom and Trump meet at California fire zone

President Donald Trump greets California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, and Gov. Jerry Brown as he arrives at Beale Air Force Base on Saturday for a visit to areas affected by wildfires. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo California Since the president [...]

Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Killing Other Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi’s Death

WASHINGTON — Top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a small group of businessmen last year about using private companies to assassinate Iranian enemies of the kingdom, according to three people [...]

How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

*/ ]]> It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such [...]

POLITICO Playbook PM: Haley leaving at end of year

Presented by */ ]]> U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump speak in the Oval Office after announcing Haley’s resignation. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images AXIOS’ JONATHAN SWAN SCOOP: “Trump has accepted Nikki [...]

A Year After Catalonia Secession Vote, New Unrest and Still No Resolution

MADRID — Catalan activists on Monday marked the first anniversary of their disputed independence referendum by blocking train tracks and roads across Spain’s restive northeastern region and trying to break into the Catalan Parliament, [...]

It’s ‘One Tough Year’ After Hurricanes Tore Through British Virgin Islands

TORTOLA, B.V.I. — Every morning, Helen Penn wakes up to the clamor of power drills and hammers. From her hillside home, she sees construction trucks clogging the streets below and tourists spilling out of cruise ships that have slowly [...]

A Year After a Quake Crumbled a Mexico School, Grieving Parents Seek Justice

MEXICO CITY — Just five days before a powerful earthquake struck last year, a history teacher at a Mexico City school gave a lecture about the capital’s propensity for this sort of natural disaster. The talk was part of the school’s [...]