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Merkel presses allies to cut funds for Turkey's EU bid

European leaders agreed on Thursday to explore cuts in EU funds to Turkey that are linked to Ankara's stalled bid to join the bloc after German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for action in response to what she described as "unacceptable" Turkish behavior on human rights.

Merkel sends positive signal to May on Brexit talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered one of her most positive assessments of Brexit talks in months on Thursday, saying she believed negotiations between the EU and Britain were moving forward and dismissing the prospect of a breakdown.


McCain pushes for tax cuts to ease economic pain

ST. PAUL Sen. John McCain said on Thursday many Americans were struggling to find jobs and pay rising food and fuel bills, and predicted the tax cuts he would support as president would spur economic growth.