Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says President Donald Trump's tax plan will amount to _ in Mnuchin's words _ "the biggest tax cut" and the "largest tax reform" in U.S. history. Mnuchin gave that description during a speech in Washington on Wednesday morning. The White House is set to release the broad outlines of his proposed overhaul later in the day. Trump wants cuts for individuals and businesses, even as the government struggles with mounting debt.
Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 26th - 7:32am
Iraqi paramilitary forces said Wednesday that they have captured Hatra, a 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces have been battling the Islamic State group for months.
Thai police on Wednesday arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived at a Bangkok airport on an international flight, saying the suspect had a criminal record and had already confessed to the crime.
Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday three of its troops have been killed and four wounded in eastern Ukraine in an apparent flare-up of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists.
Turkish police launched simultaneous operations across the country on Wednesday, detaining more than 1,000 people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Warrants were issued for the detention of some 2,200 other suspects, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Chris Den Hond and John Leicester, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 26th - 6:13am
Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday by making a surprise campaign stop to a home appliance factory that's the latest hot-button symbol of French job losses to plants overseas.
Thomas Adamson and Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 26th - 6:06am
France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible for the deadly assault.
In a story April 24 about tests in Africa for a malaria vaccine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the World Health Organization is hoping to wipe out malaria by 2040. In fact, WHO wants to reduce malaria mortality rates by at least 90 percent by 2030.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has backed the country's foreign minister in a spat over his meeting with a rights group in Israel, saying it must be possible to meet critical organizations in a democracy.
The European Union says the referendum in Turkey two weeks ago has raised "serious concerns" within the bloc on the democratic standards in Ankara and said it was up to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to clarify his position whether Turkey still wants to become an EU member.