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March 29, 2017 3:05 PM Latest on Brexit: Spanish minister says reciprocity is key

Spain's foreign minister says his country "regrets, but also respects the United Kingdom's decision" to leave the European Union. Speaking at a parliamentary committee hearing to analyze the fallout of Brexit, Alfonso Dastis said Spain is looking to prioritize agreements on the rights of EU citizens and the financial relationship between Britain and the remaining 51

March 29, 2017 3:05 PM Latest on Brexit: German minister expects tough Brexit talks

Germany's foreign minister predicts a bumpy road for the negotiations between Britain and the EU over the United Kingdom's decision to leave the bloc. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday: "The negotiations certainly won't be easy for either side." Gabriel told reporters in Berlin that "we will certainly see a whole row of points of conflict" 47

March 29, 2017 12:20 PM Latest on Brexit: UKIP lawmakers celebrate Brexit's launch

UK Independence Party members who serve in the European Union's lawmaking body celebrated the official launch of Britain's exit from the bloc in style. Soon after Britain delivered a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk triggering the Brexit process, UKIP member Ray Finch cut a big cake at the Old Hack bar across the street from the European Parliament 37

March 29, 2017 12:05 PM Rare scrutiny for Jared Kushner, entangled in Russia probe

WASHINGTON -- Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. In a matter of days, Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, drew headlines for leaving Washington for a ski vacation while a signature 49

March 29, 2017 11:12 AM Barcelona defends Messi over 'unfair' suspension by FIFA

Soccer star suspended for verbally abusing an assistant referee Barcelona says Lionel Messi's four-match international suspension for insulting a linesman was "unfair and totally disproportionate." Barcelona released a statement Wednesday expressing "its surprise and indignation" with FIFA's decision to sideline the playmaker for so long following the incident 22

March 29, 2017 8:41 AM Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. In a matter of days, Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, drew headlines for leaving Washington for a ski vacation while a signature 56

March 28, 2017 10:53 PM Trump tried to bar Sally Yates from testifying on Russia

White House denies it made any effort to prevent former attorney general from appearing before Congress. WASHINGTON—The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Washington Post has learned 29

March 28, 2017 9:28 PM Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria over record number of civilians reported killed in U.S. strikes

“It is only American planes that are active, and they are targeting everywhere,” said one Syrian activist, about fears the U.S. may be acting with an unprecedented disregard for civilian lives. MOSUL, IRAQ—A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering 34

March 28, 2017 6:34 PM House panel’s Russia probe effectively put on hold

The House Intelligence Committee’s probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, including potential ties between the Trump team and the Kremlin, is effectively on hold, after its chairman said the panel would not interview more witnesses until two intelligence chiefs return to Capitol Hill for a still-unscheduled private briefing. Committee 20

March 28, 2017 6:34 PM How the White House and Republicans Blew Up the House Russia Investigation

The evidence is now clear that the White House and Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, have worked together to halt what was previously billed as a sweeping investigation of Russian interference in last year’s election. “We’ve been frozen,” Jim Himes, a Democratic representative from Connecticut who is a member of the Committee 33