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U.K. Lords Inflict 15th Defeat on May Over Key Brexit Bill

U.K. Lords Inflict 15th Defeat on May Over Key Brexit Bill

The upper chamber of the U.K. Parliament inflicted a final defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May over her flagship piece of Brexit legislation on Wednesday.
It's Brexit Decision Time, EU to Tell May, as Progress Stalls

It's Brexit Decision Time, EU to Tell May, as Progress Stalls

The European Union will press Prime Minister Theresa May for a clearer idea of her plans for Brexit as she goes face-to-face with her fellow leaders on Thursday for the final time before a crunch
Zuckerberg Accepts EU Parliament Grilling Over Data Scandal

Zuckerberg Accepts EU Parliament Grilling Over Data Scandal

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to face a grilling from European Union lawmakers over how the data of as many as 2.7 million Europeans could have ended up in the hands
China’s Top Economic Envoy to Meet With Key Republicans

China’s Top Economic Envoy to Meet With Key Republicans

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser will meet with key Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday.
Egypt's Baby Boom Needs a Pumped-Up Economy, El-Sisi Says

Egypt's Baby Boom Needs a Pumped-Up Economy, El-Sisi Says

Egypt’s economy needs to grow by at least 7.5 percent a year to lift living standards for a surging population, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Wednesday.
U.K. Said to Threaten Veto on EU's New Galileo Contract Tenders

U.K. Said to Threaten Veto on EU's New Galileo Contract Tenders

The U.K. is considering vetoing the release of new contract tenders for the European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation system if the bloc doesn’t relax its stance on restricting Britain’s access to
Nigerian Lawmakers Approve Record Budget Ahead of Elections

Nigerian Lawmakers Approve Record Budget Ahead of Elections

Nigerian lawmakers approved a 2018 budget of 9.1 trillion naira ($25 billion), its biggest yet, to help boost economic growth less than a year before general elections.
Trump Tower Meeting: Key Moments From the Senate Documents

Trump Tower Meeting: Key Moments From the Senate Documents

Transcripts released Wednesday are shedding new light on the June 2016 meeting.

South Africa ‘State-Capture’ Body Starts Probe, Plans Hearings

A South African judicial commission probing allegations that members of the Gupta family and their allies worked with former President Jacob Zuma and his son to loot billions of rand from state
Trump Jr. Denies Telling Dad Before Meeting Russians at Trump Tower

Trump Jr. Denies Telling Dad Before Meeting Russians at Trump Tower

Donald Trump Jr. stated that he did not alert his father before meeting with Russians in a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, according to transcripts of interviews released Wednesday by the Senate
Italy's Populist Leaders Set to Meet in Final Push for Power

Italy's Populist Leaders Set to Meet in Final Push for Power

Italy’s populist leaders are set to meet Wednesday in a final push for a coalition agreement with bond-market concerns mounting.
Trump Jr. Says He Didn't Tell His Dad Before Meeting Russians

Trump Jr. Says He Didn't Tell His Dad Before Meeting Russians

Donald Trump Jr. said he didn’t tell his father before a 2016 meeting with Russians who promised to deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to transcripts of interviews released
Pruitt Says His Legal Fund Won’t Take Cash From Those With EPA Business

Pruitt Says His Legal Fund Won’t Take Cash From Those With EPA Business

A private fund to help Scott Pruitt pay legal bills amid investigations of his taxpayer-funded travel, unorthodox condo rental and security protection will not accept donations from people with
Facing ZTE Backlash, Trump Says Talks With China Are Just Getting Started

Facing ZTE Backlash, Trump Says Talks With China Are Just Getting Started

President Donald Trump continued to defend the lifeline he offered to Chinese telecom-equipment maker ZTE, insisting trade talks with Beijing are just getting started.
‘With Friends Like That’: EU’s Tusk Blasts Trump’s Europe View

‘With Friends Like That’: EU’s Tusk Blasts Trump’s Europe View

The European Union must cope with the “capricious assertiveness” of President Donald Trump’s administration just as it has to deal with the rise of China and Russian aggression, EU President Donald
Trump Says ‘We’ll Have to See’ If Kim Summit Goes On

Trump Says ‘We’ll Have to See’ If Kim Summit Goes On

President Donald Trump said North Korea hasn’t directly raised concerns about his proposed summit with its leader Kim Jong Un.
Facebook, Uber Execs Top Guest List for Macron's Tech Huddle

Facebook, Uber Execs Top Guest List for Macron's Tech Huddle

Tech should do good. And Emmanuel Macron, though busy with climate change, Europe, Iran, reforming the French economy and trade tensions with the U.S., will see to it.
U.K. Government to Take Over Stricken Rail Line

U.K. Government to Take Over Stricken Rail Line

The U.K. Government will take control of a key rail artery linking London with Edinburgh in a move that escalates a debate over whether Britain’s wider rail network should be re-nationalized.
EU Readies Measures to Protect Firms From U.S. Sanctions on Iran

EU Readies Measures to Protect Firms From U.S. Sanctions on Iran

The European Union is prepared to institute a so-called blocking statute to protect European companies if the Trump administration re-imposes sanctions following the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Iran
May Ally Signals `Open Mind' on Least-Favored Customs Option

May Ally Signals `Open Mind' on Least-Favored Customs Option

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley said she’s open-minded about the two customs options being shuffled by the U.K. government, suggesting she could perhaps withdraw support for Prime Minister