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Trump Allies Giuliani, Pompeo, Barr Drawn Into Impeachment Focus

Trump Allies Giuliani, Pompeo, Barr Drawn Into Impeachment Focus

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, his Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr were all drawn deeper into the House impeachment inquiry after new details of the
Coal States Urge Trump Administration to Tackle Plant Closures

Coal States Urge Trump Administration to Tackle Plant Closures

Six coal states are pressing the Trump administration to wrap up an almost two-year inquiry into whether coal and nuclear plant retirements are threatening the electric grid.
Australian Leader Told Trump He Was Ready to Assist With Probe

Australian Leader Told Trump He Was Ready to Assist With Probe

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Donald Trump he was ready to help “shed further light” on matters under investigation, amid reports the U.S. president sought his help in a Justice
Giuliani Subpoenaed by House Panels in Impeachment Inquiry

Giuliani Subpoenaed by House Panels in Impeachment Inquiry

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was subpoenaed for documents Monday by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, as the impeachment inquiry into the president accelerates.
U.K.'s Johnson Confronts Moment of Truth for Brexit Strategy

U.K.'s Johnson Confronts Moment of Truth for Brexit Strategy

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing the moment of truth for his Brexit strategy as he prepares to present his blueprint for a deal to the European Union in days.
Modi Wants to Take Away India’s Plastic Bags and Spoons

Modi Wants to Take Away India’s Plastic Bags and Spoons

India has a mammoth plastic waste problem and no easy way to dispose of the 9.4 million tons it generates each year.
Hong Kong Protests Won't Have a Pretty Ending, China Beige Book CEO Says

Hong Kong Protests Won't Have a Pretty Ending, China Beige Book CEO Says

Leland Miller, China Beige Book chief executive officer, discusses the long-term implications of the Hong Kong protests with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and Amanda Lang on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
Giuliani Subpoenaed by House Democrats in Impeachment Inquiry

Giuliani Subpoenaed by House Democrats in Impeachment Inquiry

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was subpoenaed for documents Monday by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, as the impeachment inquiry into the president
Italy’s Conte Eyes New Budget to Test Limits of EU Flexibility

Italy’s Conte Eyes New Budget to Test Limits of EU Flexibility

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is set to test the limits of the European Union’s flexibility with a budget framework for 2020 that falls short on debt reduction targets and fails to reduce Italy’s
Brazil’s Lula Refuses to Swap Jail for House Arrest

Brazil’s Lula Refuses to Swap Jail for House Arrest

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has rejected prosecutors’ request that he leave prison for house arrest, setting up a potential clash with judges over his sentence for corruption
Trump Impeachment Fight Is Hurting the Market for Biofuel Credits

Trump Impeachment Fight Is Hurting the Market for Biofuel Credits

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is reverberating in the market for biofuel credits as his fight against Democrats is likely to take precedence over the “giant package” for ethanol
Maduro Says Venezuela to Activate Crypto Payment Method ‘Soon’

Maduro Says Venezuela to Activate Crypto Payment Method ‘Soon’

Venezuela’s government is using cryptocurrencies as a “method for free national and international payments,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised press conference.
U.S. Tour Guide Accused as Spy for China's Security Service

U.S. Tour Guide Accused as Spy for China's Security Service

The U.S. arrested a California man accused of spying for China’s security service while working as a tour guide in the San Francisco area.
SALT Tax-Cap Challenge by New York and New Jersey Is Tossed

SALT Tax-Cap Challenge by New York and New Jersey Is Tossed

Four states in the eastern U.S. lost a legal challenge to a provision of the 2017 law that limited write-offs for state and local taxes, as a federal judge threw out a lawsuit seeking to block the
U.S. Steps Up Strikes on Islamic State Militants in Libya

U.S. Steps Up Strikes on Islamic State Militants in Libya

The U.S. has stepped up airstrikes on Islamic State militants in southern Libya, where a breakdown in security has allowed the extremists who once controlled parts of the North African country to
Bannon Decries Release of Ukraine Transcript: Impeachment Update

Bannon Decries Release of Ukraine Transcript: Impeachment Update

President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of tweets over the weekend attacking Democrats and demanding to meet the whistle-blower who said the president asked Ukraine’s president to dig up political
Orban Picks New Hungarian Commissioner After EU Parliament Slap

Orban Picks New Hungarian Commissioner After EU Parliament Slap

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was forced to change his pick for the European Union’s executive arm, after lawmakers in Brussels rejected his first candidate without even giving him a chance of
Japan’s Abe Rolls the Dice on His Political Legacy With Tax Hike

Japan’s Abe Rolls the Dice on His Political Legacy With Tax Hike

Shinzo Abe will almost certainly become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister next month. Whether he’ll be remembered as a success could well hinge on how the country’s economy weathers what happens
Bolton Rejects Trump’s Claims of Success on North Korea Nukes

Bolton Rejects Trump’s Claims of Success on North Korea Nukes

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton said the U.S. can’t “simply pretend” North Korea is making progress toward denuclearizing and said Kim Jong Un will never give up his nuclear stockpile
GOP Lawmaker Resigns, Will Plead Guilty in Insider-Trading Case

GOP Lawmaker Resigns, Will Plead Guilty in Insider-Trading Case

U.S. Representative Christopher Collins, a Republican from New York who was an early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential run, is resigning from Congress and pleading guilty in an insider-trading