Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

World 10/23/18, 07:18

Japan's government said Tuesday that a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a hastily arranged news conference late Tuesday that Japan was informed by Qatar that ...

Interior Dept. contradicts Ben Carson on new watchdog hiring

U.S. 10/18/18, 19:20

Contradicting a claim by a Cabinet secretary, the Interior Department said Thursday that a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not be reassigned to lead an internal watchdog agency at Interior.Spokeswoman Heather Swift said in a statement that an email sent by HUD Secretary Ben ...

President Trump tells his Cabinet to cut the fat

Politics 10/17/18, 20:54

Deregulation doesn’t make headlines as often as some other topics. While Americans can see the results of policies such as tax cuts immediately in their paychecks, cutting stifling red tape across the Federal bureaucracy is a long-term investment in building a stronger, freer, and more competitive America. But regulation is the perfect ...

Trump ask Cabinet to cut next year’s budgets by 5 percent

Politics 10/17/18, 13:31

President Donald Trump says he's asking every Cabinet secretary to trim their next-year budgets by 5 percent, dubbing it the "nickel plan." Trump says there's a lot of "waste" and "fat" in the federal budget and he wants to get rid of it. The president says some Cabinet secretaries can probably exceed ...

Macron seeks to regain initiative with government reshuffle

Europe 10/16/18, 00:17

French president Emmanuel Macron has appointed a high-profile political ally to the key post of interior minister during a limited cabinet reshuffle aimed at preparing for upcoming economic and social reforms.Christophe Castaner, 52, who heads Macron's party La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move), replaces Gerard Collomb who resigned ...

Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

Politics 10/15/18, 20:01

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing a court order that allows for the questioning of a Trump administration Cabinet member in a legal dispute over the 2020 census.A New York-based federal appeals court has said that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may be deposed about how a citizenship question came to ...

UK’s ex-Brexit chief urges cabinet to rebel against PM May

Europe 10/14/18, 06:55

Britain's former Brexit secretary is urging members of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet to rebel against her proposed deal with the European Union over the terms of Britain's departure from the bloc.David Davis wrote in the Sunday Times that May's plans for some continued ties with the EU under her ...

South African finance minister resigns after graft testimony

World 10/09/18, 07:07

South Africa's finance minister resigned on Tuesday after acknowledging missteps during the scandal-tainted tenure of former president Jacob Zuma.The resignation of Nhlanhla Nene was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has pledged to clean up corruption and revive South Africa's economy, which is in recession. The president appointed Tito Mboweni, ...

South African finance minister criticized after testimony

Africa 10/08/18, 02:12

South Africa's finance minister is under pressure after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.Opposition parties are criticizing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, whose appointment to President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet this year was widely welcomed as a break from the ...

Japan’s PM reshuffles Cabinet; foreign, trade ministers stay

World 10/02/18, 03:28

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his Cabinet following his re-election as president of the ruling party, retaining key diplomatic and economy posts as Japan tackles tough trade talks with the U.S.Japan's newly appointed Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. ...

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