What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

Date : 05/21/2019 @ 8:02AM
Source : Dow Jones News

What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (May 21, 2019).

Barr, who has drawn criticism as U.S. attorney general under Trump, said in an interview that his belief in executive power is more about protecting the presidency than the current officeholder.

Trump directed former White House counsel McGahn to rebuff a congressional subpoena to testify on Tuesday, escalating a standoff.

A judge ruled the president can't block a subpoena from a House committee seeking financial records from his longtime accounting firm.

Cohen told a House panel earlier this year that he believed a Trump lawyer suggested he give false testimony about a Moscow project.

Hard-line pro-Iran militias in Iraq denounced a rocket strike near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, the agency said.

The IRS audited just 0.59% of individual tax returns last year, marking the seventh straight annual decline.

Forecasters warned of a risk of devastating tornadoes developing from the Texas panhandle into Oklahoma.

Ukraine's new leader moved to dissolve parliament and vowed to end a conflict with separatists.

Sweden took the first formal steps toward requesting Assange's extradition from the U.K.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 21, 2019 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)

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