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Trump returns from Asia. President Donald Trump has returned to the US after his 12-day trip to Asia, and now has to deal with a White House and Republican party embroiled in multiple scandals.
Mohamed El-Erian is reportedly being considered for a post at the Fed. Allianz economist and former CEO of bond fund giant Pimco Mohamed El-Erian is being considered by Trump for a Fed board governor position, according to multiple reports.
Japan's economy loses momentum. The Japanese economy grew at a 0.3% quarter-over-quarter clip in the September quarter...
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Trump returns from Asia to a White House and party in crisis

Trump returns from Asia to a White House and party in crisis

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President Donald Trump returned home from a 12-day trip to Asia to a White House and Republican party embroiled in multiple scandals.
The Republicans are staring down the barrel of losing a crucial Senate seat in Alabama, which should be a GOP stronghold.
Trump campaign members face renewed scrutiny over their contacts with Russia.
The Republican tax plan will need the Democrats blessing to avoid massive spending cuts to programs like Medicare and Border Patrol.
President Donald Trump has returned home after a 12-day marathon trip across Asia to a White House, and a...
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Tensions are rising between China and Taiwan - and the US isn't helping matters

Tensions are rising between China and Taiwan - and the US isn't helping matters

Chiang Ying-ying/AP China views Taiwan as a renegade province, reinforced by Taiwan's former president, Ma Ying-jeou, who regularly implied it was part of China. Once Tsai... Read more ...

Countries in Asia are looking for ways to counter China's growing power...

Countries in Asia are looking for ways to counter China's growing power - with and without the US's help

REUTERS/Jason Lee China's more assertive posture in its near abroad has its neighbors more concerned about Beijing's ambitions, and President Donald Trump's seeming vacillation... Read more ...

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The mattress that helped us with one of our biggest sleeping problems is up to $200 cheaper for Memorial Day

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Putin has lost faith in Trump's promise to improve US-Russia relations

Putin has lost faith in Trump's promise to improve US-Russia relations

Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin said President Donald Trump's promises to improve US-Russia relations have stalled because of... Read more ...

Belfast's Europa Hotel hosts major celebration of tourism

Belfast's Europa Hotel hosts major celebration of tourism

Yesterday, Belfast's now-famous Europa Hotel hosted a major celebration of tourism, 40 years on from when it had the disreputable tag of most bombed hotel in the world. In... Read more ...

People are sharing their worst first date stories and they will make you...

People are sharing their worst first date stories and they will make you laugh and cringe all at the same time

NBC It's no secret that first dates can be rough, but a viral Reddit thread of horror stories might convince you to never date again. One person recalled how their date asked... Read more ...

Gigi Hadid made $9.5 million last year - and the 23-year-old's total worth...

Gigi Hadid made $9.5 million last year - and the 23-year-old's total worth is just as mind-boggling

Getty Images Supermodel Gigi Hadid raked in $9.5 million in 2017 , according to Forbes. That makes her the fifth highest-paid model of last year, trailing after only her pal... Read more ...

This $30 Echo Dot accessory lets you take Alexa anywhere you go, without the...

This $30 Echo Dot accessory lets you take Alexa anywhere you go, without the hassle of cables and outlets

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Amazon's Alexa keeps recordings of your voice - here's how to delete them

Amazon's Alexa keeps recordings of your voice - here's how to delete them

AP Amazon 's Alexa -powered smart speakers record all of their conversations with humans. The devices store transcripts and audio files of the interactions on the Alexa... Read more ...

A woman made a racially offensive gesture at an Asian-American man following...

A woman made a racially offensive gesture at an Asian-American man following an alleged road rage incident

James Ahn/Facebook James Ahn claims that he was involved in a road rage incident near Fremont, California, last week. Ahn, who said he was driving at the speed limit, said a... Read more ...