The Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected, indicating that it sees the economy growing fast enough to merit a tap on the brakes. But it also dropped the number of expected rate increases in 2019.
President Trump has ordered a rapid withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. ground troops from Syria within 30 days, declaring the four-year American-led war against the Islamic State militant group as largely won, officials said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Moving to end a looming government shutdown, Congress is hoping to pass a stopgap spending bill this week that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8 — and would punt the impasse over a southern border wall to the new year and a divided Congress.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner worked with advocates, legislators, and those on both ends of the political spectrum to forge a deal intended to make the nation’s criminal justice system fairer.
After months of torturous negotiations, acrid insults, internal tensions, and enough social media airtime to fill a Netflix series, Italy’s populist leaders bowed to the demands of the European Union to roll back its expensive, rules-flouting budget.