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Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump‘s campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The nascent initiative has been an intense focus in recent weeks and includes taking steps to change state party rules, crowd out potential … Continue reading Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia gains majority ownership of giant Freeport mine

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia finalized the transfer of majority control over a giant gold and copper mine from U.S. company Freeport-McMoRan, the government said Friday, in a long-awaited deal that boosts the president’s re-election campaign. The Phoenix, Arizona-based Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. initially owned about 90 percent of the Grasberg mine since it … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia gains majority ownership of giant Freeport mine

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate approves stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.- Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:03 p.m. The Senate has approved legislation to temporarily fund the government and avoid a federal shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall. Senators passed the measure on voice vote Wednesday without … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate approves stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Meadows urges Trump to veto stopgap bill

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.- Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 8 p.m. The leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus is urging President Donald Trump to veto a stopgap spending plan that would avoid a partial government shutdown set to begin early … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Meadows urges Trump to veto stopgap bill

BENI, Congo | Elections in the time of Ebola: Congo votes amid disease

BENI, Congo — What’s an election campaign without shaking hands with potential voters? Congolese candidates in the thick of an Ebola outbreak, now the second deadliest in history, are finding out in uncomfortable ways. Jaribu Muliwavyo seeks another term as provincial deputy in North Kivu, the restless center of the outbreak. He’s sad when he … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Elections in the time of Ebola: Congo votes amid disease

WASHINGTON | Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump’s next chief of staff

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration,” Trump tweeted Friday. “I look forward to working with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump’s next chief of staff

SYDNEY  | Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

SYDNEY  — Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. He said in a speech that Australia will recognize east Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital only after a settlement has been reached on … Continue reading SYDNEY  | Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital