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Social Media Firms Face New U.K. Regulator in Planned Crackdown

Social Media Firms Face New U.K. Regulator in Planned Crackdown

The U.K. government plans to sketch out proposals to crack down on online pornography and incitement to violence as soon as this month, two people familiar with the matter said.
Iowa Democratic Chair Tried to Salvage Caucus Mess in Late Email

Iowa Democratic Chair Tried to Salvage Caucus Mess in Late Email

The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party sought to reassure top state party officials after disastrous delays in reporting caucus results raised questions about the future of the first-in-the-nation
Brexit Bulletin: Fishy Business

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Johnson Races to Pass U.K. Terror Law Before Next Convict Freed

Johnson Races to Pass U.K. Terror Law Before Next Convict Freed

The U.K. is rushing to pass a law to halt the automatic release of people jailed on terror-related offenses who complete half their sentences -- before the next convict becomes eligible at the end of
Trump Peace Plan Faces Rebuke in Draft UN Resolution

Trump Peace Plan Faces Rebuke in Draft UN Resolution

President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan is facing a backlash at the United Nations, as Security Council members negotiate a resolution that pushes back against the U.S. proposal announced at
America’s Trade Deficit With the EU Reaches Record $178 Billion

America’s Trade Deficit With the EU Reaches Record $178 Billion

The European Union’s trade surplus with the U.S. just hit a record high in 2019, a milestone the bloc probably doesn’t want noticed too widely in Washington given upcoming talks with an American
Guyana Backs Exxon Deal, Slams ‘Malicious’ NGO Study

Guyana Backs Exxon Deal, Slams ‘Malicious’ NGO Study

Guyana vigorously defended its oil contract with Exxon Mobil Corp. after the deal was criticized by human-rights group Global Witness just a month before the country holds a general election.
Kenya Sees U.S.-Africa Trade Pace-Setter Role; Warns on Security

Kenya Sees U.S.-Africa Trade Pace-Setter Role; Warns on Security

Kenya, set to negotiate a free-trade agreement with the U.S., sees itself as a pace-setter for bilateral deals with the world’s biggest economy in sub-Saharan Africa while remaining committed to
Supreme Court Will Weigh Expediting Democrats’ Obamacare Appeals

Supreme Court Will Weigh Expediting Democrats’ Obamacare Appeals

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled it will use its Feb. 21 private conference to discuss whether to consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act on a fast-track schedule that would mean a decision by the
China Sacrifices a Province to Save the World from Coronavirus

China Sacrifices a Province to Save the World from Coronavirus

Musician Zhang Yaru’s grandmother died on Monday after slipping into a coma. She was repeatedly turned away from hospital.
Buttigieg and Sanders Battle to Virtual Tie: Campaign Update

Buttigieg and Sanders Battle to Virtual Tie: Campaign Update

The Iowa Democratic Party has released more results from Monday’s caucus.
Trailing in Iowa, Biden Snags Nod From Electrial Workers’ Union

Trailing in Iowa, Biden Snags Nod From Electrial Workers’ Union

Joe Biden won the backing of a major labor union Wednesday, a welcome boost after partial results from the Iowa caucuses indicated he had a disappointing finish.
Venezuela’s Guaido to Meet Trump at White House Today

Venezuela’s Guaido to Meet Trump at White House Today

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido will meet with Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday, a further signal of renewed support from the U.S. president for his bid to depose authoritarian
Netanyahu’s Election Hopes Rope U.S. Into Africa’s ‘Last Colony’

Netanyahu’s Election Hopes Rope U.S. Into Africa’s ‘Last Colony’

Israel asked the U.S. to open a consulate in Moroccan-annexed Western Sahara to help it normalize ties with the North African nation, an official said, a move that would bolster both Morocco’s
Serbs Protest for Clean Air After Topping Pollution Death List

Serbs Protest for Clean Air After Topping Pollution Death List

Serbian activists are staging nationwide protests, demanding the government fight pollution after the Balkan state was ranked worst in Europe for deaths resulting from smog.
How Sinn Fein Ignited Irish Election (But Won’t Win)

How Sinn Fein Ignited Irish Election (But Won’t Win)

Long an outsider in Irish politics because of its links with the Irish Republican Army, Sinn Fein is moving center stage. Just days before a Feb. 8 general election, the party surged ahead of Prime
Recycling Rises on European Agenda With 40 Measures Planned

Recycling Rises on European Agenda With 40 Measures Planned

Electronic circuit boards and computer components sit in a scrapyard ahead of recycling at the Aurubis AG metals plant in Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday, April 21, 2016. China has accumulated most of
Sudan Will See Benefits From Israeli Meeting, Al-Burhan Says

Sudan Will See Benefits From Israeli Meeting, Al-Burhan Says

The head of Sudan’s ruling council said the benefits of his meeting with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu will be apparent soon, as controversy swirled at home over his apparent historic vow to move toward
Russia’s Keynesian Government Vows Cash Injection

Russia’s Keynesian Government Vows Cash Injection

Russia’s new first deputy prime minister vowed to oversee a “serious injection of liquidity” into the economy in his first speech since a government overhaul aimed at boosting growth.
It Takes 'Much Too Long' to Build Affordable Housing, Says San Francisco Mayor

It Takes 'Much Too Long' to Build Affordable Housing, Says San Francisco Mayor

San Francisco Mayor London Breed discusses her proposal to speed up the production of affordable housing, called Affordable Housing Now, with Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett. (Source: Bloomberg)