What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

02/08/18 02:47 AM EST

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Congressional leaders said they agreed on a two-year budget deal that raises spending and suspends the debt limit through March 1, 2019.

Pelosi set a record for the longest known House speech as she pressed Ryan to allow an open immigration debate.

North Korea intends to send Kim's younger sister to the Winter Olympics, a move that raises the prospect of talks with Seoul and the U.S.

Pence said the U.S. would soon announce new sanctions on North Korea.

Germany's Merkel moved within reach of a fourth term as chancellor after clinching a coalition deal that could result in a fractious government.

The European Union raised its forecasts for eurozone growth, but also warned of market risks.

A top Trump adviser, Robert Porter, quit amid allegations that he was abusive toward his ex-wives.

White House lawyers have until Thursday to recommend whether to release a Democratic memo on the probe of a Trump ex-aide.

Democratic donor money has flooded the 23 Republican-held House districts that Clinton won in the presidential race.

The U.S. military launched an airstrike and aimed artillery fire against forces fighting for the Syrian regime.

 

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