Funding battle looms as Texas governor sees Harvey damage up to $180 billion

HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday challenged Congress to raise the government’s debt limit in order to free up relief spending for Hurricane Harvey, a disaster that the governor of Texas said could require up to $180 billion.

UK says defense commitment in Nordic and Baltic states won’t waver after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will pledge on Monday that its commitment to security and defense in Nordic and Baltic nations will not change after Brexit, seeking to reassure states affected by what foreign minister Boris Johnson described as “Russian antagonism”.

In shift, Merkel backs end to EU-Turkey membership talks

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would seek an end to Turkey’s membership talks with the European Union in an apparent shift of her position during a televised debate weeks before a German election.

Trump Facing Tug-Of-War Over Daca And Immigration Fate Of Dreamers

President Trump faces a tug-of-war over his decision about Dreamers and the DACA program. Ten States have threatened to sue Trump if he renews the program. Dreamers may have to make hard choices in the days ahead. This article discussed their options and what Haitians did in similar circumstances.

Mexico presidential hopeful rejects comparisons to Venezuela

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The current front-runner for Mexico’s 2018 presidential election on Sunday rejected comparisons of his leftist party to Venezuela’s socialist government, saying his movement was a Mexican-made revolution against rampant corruption.