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2018 may not be a great year for political centrists — but they do have one good idea

In a small dining area at New York’s Washington Square Hotel on Tuesday, a group of third-party centrist candidates met together to try and gin up …

Obama’s Job Approval Rating Double That of W.’s at Same Point in Second Term

As Barack Obama drifts toward the end of his presidency, his steadily rising job approval ratings during 2016 occasionally get mentioned as an ace in …

Hillary Clinton

White House coordinated with State Department, Clinton campaign on email issue, documents show

Newly disclosed emails show top Obama administration officials were in close contact with Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign in early 2015 about the potential fallout from revelations that the former secretary of state used a private email server.<p>Their discussion included a request …

3 charged with unlawfully shipping military tech to Russia

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man and two Russian nationals have been arrested and charged after federal authorities say they were involved in a …

New York City

Donald Trump says 70 percent of federal regulations 'can go'

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said as much as 70 percent of federal agency regulations could be eliminated if he is elected on November 8, just hours after an adviser said the candidate would seek to cut 10 percent.<p>Mr Trump, who blamed regulations for stifling business, told a …

Book celebrates Vladimir Putin as 'global cultural phenomenon'

Pro-Kremlin website compiles book of pop culture depictions of president and says it will send him a copy for his birthday<p>What can you get the man who has everything? In the case of Vladimir Putin, a pro-Kremlin website has decided the appropriate gift is a book of pop culture depictions of the …

The Philippine Foreign Minister Wants to End 'Shackling Dependency' on the U.S.

The Philippines wants to liberate itself from a “shackling dependency” on the U.S., according to the country’s Foreign Affairs Secretary, Perfecto …

White House reportedly puts thousands of deportation cases on hold

The Obama adminstration has delayed deportation proceedings against more than 56,000 Central American immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally since 2014, The New York Times reported Thursday.<p>Federal officials told the Times that some deportation cases have been pushed as far back as 2023, …

Google has designed a free and open source font for all the world’s languages

Five years ago Google set out on an ambitious project to create a font family that encompasses the 800 languages and 110,000 characters found in the Unicode standard. Now available under open source, Noto’s aim is to get rid of the blank boxes that commonly appear when a computer or website isn’t …

Typography

Four Things You Can Do To Stop Trump

Your grandchildren will not ask what you did during the 2012 election. But if Trump is elected, I guarantee they will ask what you were doing during October and November 2016.<p>This election cycle, it is not sufficient to silently vote for Clinton and see what happens. The polls have narrowed …

Twitter tanks 20.1% as would-be suitors drop out

SAN FRANCISCO —Twitter shares plunged 20.1% Thursday after published reports said would-be suitors including Google would not bid for the struggling social media company.<p>Technology news outlet Recode said Google and Disney would not pursue Twitter and Apple was unlikely to buy it either, deflating …

Russia warns US not to strike Syrian army

Russia has issued one of its strongest warnings yet against Western intervention in Syria, hinting it may respond with its own missiles.<p>Washington has reportedly been considering limited airstrikes on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.<p>The Defence Ministry in Moscow reportedly believes such an …

Global finance leaders pledge closer cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials on Friday promised to cooperate more closely and utilize all their policy tools to bolster an anemic global …

Economy

Michelle Obama and Melania Trump pictured together at White House meeting as Donald Trump considers administration appointments

• <b>Obama says "an excellent conversation" with Trump at White House</b>• <b><br>Trump calls Obama "a very, very good man"</b>• <b><br>Melania Trump also meets the first lady</b>• <b><br>Nigel Farage to be Trump's go-between</b>• <b><br>How the world's cartoonists reacted</b><p>The White House has released an image of Michelle Obama speaking to Melania Trump - …

McConnell: Saudi 9/11 law could have 'unintended ramifications'

The Republican Senate leader blames the White House for not engaging sooner with Congress.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that a new law allowing U.S. victims of terrorism to sue foreign governments may have “unintended ramifications,” despite Congress’s overwhelming …

The Amusement Of Bolivia's Workers Revolting Against Socialism

As I mentioned yesterday there’s trouble and strife in the Bolivian mining sector. To the point that striking miners have been blockading roads and even beat to death a minister of the government. It’s not unusual to find people rioting when economic distress arrives. And it’s most certainly true …

Michigan massacre suspect identified as Jason Dalton

Seven people were shot and killed and several others wounded in the US state of Michigan on Saturday night.<p>A suspect was arrested and has been named as Jason Dalton.<p>Authorities and local media said three separate and apparently random shootings took place in Kalamazoo County.<p>“We have multiple …

Putin's next strike could be anywhere in the world, warns Polish official

Adviser to Poland’s president says Russia’s Syria intervention demonstrated to US that its diplomatic ‘pivot to Asia’ was a mistake<p>Vladimir Putin’s new geopolitical ambitions have led the US to realise it made a strategic mistake turning away from Europe and making a pivot to Asia, the foreign …

Russia

US elections 2016: Voting begins in US presidential race

<b>The nationwide process of selecting candidates to run in November's US presidential race is under way in the state of Iowa.</b><p>Voters have begun meeting - or caucusing - across the state in schools, churches and other venues.<p>With half the Republican votes counted, it appears that there is a three-way …

Government

The 'birth lottery' and economic mobility

The U.S. has long been heralded as a land of opportunity -- a place where anyone can succeed regardless of the economic class they were born into.<p>But a new report released on Monday by Stanford University's Center on Poverty and Inequality calls that into question.<p>The report assessed poverty …

American Airlines posts record profit for 4Q, all of 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines reported a record profit for the fourth quarter and all of 2015 as a sharp drop in fuel prices more than …

American Airlines

Refiner Phillips 66's Profit Plunges 43%

U.S. refiner Phillips 66 reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by robust gasoline margins due to lower crude costs.<p>The company's shares were up about 1 percent at $79.75 in premarket trading on Friday.<p>Adjusted earnings, excluding special items of $60 million, were $710 million, …

Latest Snowden Revelation Shows NSA Hacked Into Israeli Drone Cameras

Confirms Israel is arming its drones<p>The NSA was built to spy, with the uncomfortable question being “on whom?” The agency, long a background player in paranoid cinema like 1998’s <i>Enemy of the State</i>, re-entered the public consciousness in 2013 in a big way with revelations from former NSA contractor …

Surveillance

Fears of global liquidity crunch haunt Davos elites

Rising Fed interest rates means "liquidity could drop dramatically, and that scares everyone", warns IMF deputy<p>The International Monetary Fund is increasingly alarmed by signs that market liquidity is drying up and may trigger an even more violent global sell-off if investors rush for the exits at …

Egypt intensifies crackdown ahead of Arab Spring anniversary

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have intensified a crackdown on dissent ahead of next week's anniversary of the country's 2011 Arab Spring …

Extremism

Vietnam PM retains a slim chance for shot at top post

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's prime minister still retains a slim chance of challenging his rival, the ruling communist party chief, for the top …

Mapped: How the migration crisis is a strain on Europe's democracies

As hundreds of thousands of migrants made their way to Europe, their arrival and EU's reaction highlighted how the fabric of European integration is fraying, according to a new report. Click on our interactive map to find out more about the state of democracy in Europe and beyond<p>Tap here if you are …

ECB holds out chance of more stimulus at March meeting

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi let rattled investors know that the bank is poised to take action as soon as its …

Get Over It: There Is No More Federal Deficit

You almost have to ask where the deficit has gone. Consider the following.<p>The Treasury projected last week in its monthly report on federal finances that the deficit next year (fiscal 2017) will be more than $25 billion less than it was this year. This will be the seventh consecutive year the …