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German Chancellor Clears Hurdle With Coalition Deal on Migrants

German Chancellor Clears Hurdle With Coalition Deal on Migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel halted the immediate threat of a government break up, crafting a plan to tighten migration and keep her Bavarian sister party in the fold. Under the deal, holding
Italy's Government Cracks Down on Short-Term Work Contracts

Italy's Government Cracks Down on Short-Term Work Contracts

Italy’s populist government approved a law that makes it harder to put employees on short-term contracts, the Cabinet’s first legislative initiative after taking office last month.
British Doctors Lack Transparency Where Big Pharma Pays

British Doctors Lack Transparency Where Big Pharma Pays

Half of British doctors who received payments from the pharmaceutical industry last year remained anonymous -- prompting a call for greater transparency from drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc.
Polish Judges Face Off Against Government as Court Protests Loom

Polish Judges Face Off Against Government as Court Protests Loom

Tensions over Poland’s judicial revamp grew a day after a warning shot from the European Union.
Merkel Averts German Coalition Crisis With Migration Deal

Merkel Averts German Coalition Crisis With Migration Deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel halted the immediate threat of a government breakup in Europe’s biggest economy, crafting a plan to tighten migration and keep her Bavarian sister party in the fold.
U.K. Businesses at ‘Breaking Point’ Over Lack of Brexit Clarity

U.K. Businesses at ‘Breaking Point’ Over Lack of Brexit Clarity

U.K. companies are at “breaking point” over the lack of clarity on Brexit, and are slowing down their investments as they await answers to key questions surrounding Britain’s departure from the
How Car Companies Are Blasting Trump's Import Investigation

How Car Companies Are Blasting Trump's Import Investigation

Two words sum up how auto companies are portraying the future if the Trump administration determines that car imports are a national security threat and slaps imported vehicles and parts with tariffs:
U.S. Seeks to Block China Mobile's Entry, Escalating Tension

U.S. Seeks to Block China Mobile's Entry, Escalating Tension

The U.S. moved to block China Mobile Ltd. from entering its telecommunications market on national security grounds, launching another salvo in the fight between the world’s two biggest economies days
Saudi Arabia Names Mega City's CEO as Adviser to Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia Names Mega City's CEO as Adviser to Crown Prince

Klaus Kleinfeld, who ran Siemens AG and Arconic Inc., will take a new role advising Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince on his reform plans, leaving his current position as chief executive officer of the
May in Talks With Feuding Cabinet Members on Brexit Proposal

May in Talks With Feuding Cabinet Members on Brexit Proposal

Theresa May is holding one-to-one talks with cabinet ministers in an attempt to win their support for her Brexit plan after surprising them with a new proposal for a customs deal with the European
Trump Has Interviewed Four for Supreme Court Seat, Sources Say

Trump Has Interviewed Four for Supreme Court Seat, Sources Say

President Donald Trump has spoken with four potential replacements for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, his first interviews ahead of a nomination he’s said he’ll announce July 9.
BMW, Hyundai Join GM in Pressing U.S. to Forgo Auto Tariffs

BMW, Hyundai Join GM in Pressing U.S. to Forgo Auto Tariffs

BMW AG and Hyundai Motor Co. urged the U.S. not to impose tariffs on auto imports, joining General Motors Co. in pressing their case to the Commerce Department even as a top aide to President Donald
Santander Says Brexit, Catalan Crisis May Impact Its Business

Santander Says Brexit, Catalan Crisis May Impact Its Business

Banco Santander SA, Spain’s largest bank, said Catalan independence aspirations and Brexit-related uncertainty may have an “adverse material effect” on its business and results, according to a
Trump Tweets, Saudis Scramble: Here's How the U.S. Steers OPEC

Trump Tweets, Saudis Scramble: Here's How the U.S. Steers OPEC

The U.S. isn’t a member of OPEC, a cartel that’s anathema to the free-market capitalism of the world’s biggest economy. Yet presidents have long pressured its top producer Saudi Arabia to adjust oil
Susan Collins Says Can't Support Judge Who Would Overturn Abortion Law

Susan Collins Says Can't Support Judge Who Would Overturn Abortion Law

President Donald Trump shouldn’t pick someone for the Supreme Court who doesn’t respect legal precedent, including the “settled” 1973 decision that legalized abortion, Republican Senator Susan Collins
Mexico Heads to Polls With Leftist on Brink of Historic Victory

Mexico Heads to Polls With Leftist on Brink of Historic Victory

Mexicans head to ballot stations Sunday to elect a president and they’re set to hand power to a left-wing leader for the first time in decades, in a revolt against entrenched corruption, crime and
Pressure Grows on May Before Key Brexit Gathering

Pressure Grows on May Before Key Brexit Gathering

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is under mounting pressure as she prepares for a crunch meeting this week aimed at ending the war inside her cabinet over Brexit.
Merkel Faces Crunch Time in Showdown on Migrant Policy

Merkel Faces Crunch Time in Showdown on Migrant Policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is about to find out whether party rebels against her migration policy are ready to back off or will push ahead with a political crisis that could deprive her of a
World's Biggest Trading Bloc a Step Closer After Tokyo Meeting

World's Biggest Trading Bloc a Step Closer After Tokyo Meeting

Asian trade ministers took another step toward creating what could be the world’s biggest trading bloc on Sunday, expressing hope that a deal could be signed by the end of this year.
New Hong Kong Housing Policies Will Bring Focus, Carrie Lam Says

New Hong Kong Housing Policies Will Bring Focus, Carrie Lam Says

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said new housing policies announced on Friday were a demonstration of her government’s political determination.