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Universities hit back as Brazil slashes scholarship funds

May 9, 2019

University deans and education experts in Brazil are pushing back against the government's decision to block all forthcoming scholarships for master's and doctorate students

New analysis: Trump deficits worse than promised

May 9, 2019

A new nonpartisan analysis says President Trump's budget plan would produce significantly larger budget deficits than promised when it was released in March, mostly because its estimates of economic growth are too rosy

Board extends power to cover Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities

May 9, 2019

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances voted on Thursday to extend its power and bring all of the U.S. territory's 78 municipalities under its supervision for the first time

Greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls

May 7, 2019

Greece's left-wing prime minister has promised crisis-weary voters a series of tax-relief measures before elections, after outperforming budget targets set by bailout creditors

Students in Brazil protest school budget cuts

May 7, 2019

Students from Brazil's federal high schools have protested sharp budget cuts carried out by President Jair Bolsonaro's administration

Lebanon stock trading suspended over central bank strike

May 6, 2019

The Beirut Stock Exchange says it is suspending trading due to the open strike declared by the employees of Lebanon's central bank

Wyoming US Sen. Mike Enzi won't seek re-election in 2020

May 5, 2019

Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announced Saturday that he will not run for a fifth term in 2020

Republican lawmakers in Kansas revive tax relief legislation

May 3, 2019

The Kansas Senate has approved a new tax relief bill aimed at helping individuals and businesses who are paying more in state income taxes because of changes in federal tax laws

Budget office: $177B in added costs from Trump drug plan

May 2, 2019

Budget office: Trump administration plan to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries will cost taxpayers another $177 billion over 10 years

Biden's campaign revives Democratic splits on foreign policy

May 2, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden touts his foreign policy credentials as key to his 2020 presidential campaign, but his emphasis gives new life to some old fault lines in Democratic politics

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