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May Had Secret Brexit Showdown With Tories Who Want Clean Break

May Had Secret Brexit Showdown With Tories Who Want Clean Break

Brexit-backing Conservatives held private talks with Theresa May to demand that the U.K. prime minister sticks to her plan for a clean break with the European Union.
What to Watch When Kim Jong Un Crosses Into South Korea

What to Watch When Kim Jong Un Crosses Into South Korea

When Kim Jong Un crosses the border dividing the two Koreas to shake hands with southern counterpart Moon Jae-in on Friday, his footsteps will be laden with symbolism.

Cambridge Analytica's Promotion of Discontent Tied to Bannon

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie told House Democrats that Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former adviser, was behind much of the company’s early focus on promoting public
Najib Predicts He'll Extend Grip on Power in Malaysia Election

Najib Predicts He'll Extend Grip on Power in Malaysia Election

Five years after leading his party to its narrowest victory yet, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak says he’s expecting a “better result” in an election that will pit him against his one-time
Trump to Pick Paula Dobriansky for Top State Department Job, Sources Say

Trump to Pick Paula Dobriansky for Top State Department Job, Sources Say

The Trump administration plans to nominate Paula Dobriansky, a senior diplomatic official under President George W. Bush, to the top policy job at the State Department, according to three people
House Passes Bill Overhauling Music Royalties for Digital Age

House Passes Bill Overhauling Music Royalties for Digital Age

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation Wednesday to overhaul music copyrights, a step toward reforming the way musicians and songwriters are paid by online streaming
Sen. Risch on Macron Address and Fate of Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. Risch on Macron Address and Fate of Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. James Risch, an Idaho Republican, talks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli about French President Emmanuel Macron's address and the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Thanks Kanye West for ‘Dragon Energy’ Tweet. Yes, Really

Trump Thanks Kanye West for ‘Dragon Energy’ Tweet. Yes, Really

President Donald Trump thanked rapper Kanye West for sharing his “dragon energy” on Wednesday, a thing that really happened.
It's Aimed at Trump, But Macron's Nuclear Rescue Needs Iran Too

It's Aimed at Trump, But Macron's Nuclear Rescue Needs Iran Too

French President Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Washington is just the public face of what’s been an intensive effort by European leaders to rescue the nuclear deal with Iran from U.S. President Donald
Scandals Keep Hitting Japan's Finance Ministry, With Abe at Risk

Scandals Keep Hitting Japan's Finance Ministry, With Abe at Risk

The day after playing golf with Donald Trump this month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was no doubt looking forward to some good press to bolster his falling approval rating. Instead, most papers
Trudeau Under Fire for Funding Kinder Morgan Pipeline Opponents

Trudeau Under Fire for Funding Kinder Morgan Pipeline Opponents

Justin Trudeau’s government isn’t doing anything to make his job easier.
Sessions Won't Say If He's Recused From Probe of Trump's Lawyer

Sessions Won't Say If He's Recused From Probe of Trump's Lawyer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused Wednesday to say whether he’s recused himself from involvement in the Justice Department’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael
OMB's Mulvaney Draws Bipartisan Criticism Over Lobbyist Comments

OMB's Mulvaney Draws Bipartisan Criticism Over Lobbyist Comments

Republicans and Democrats expressed outrage Wednesday over a statement by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney that when he was a congressman he gave priority access to lobbyists who donated to
Federal Prosecutor in N.Y. Wins Term Extension From Judge

Federal Prosecutor in N.Y. Wins Term Extension From Judge

A federal judge extended the term of the prosecutor whose office is investigating President Donald Trump’s lawyer.
Trump Tax Revamp Threatens to Make Gas Pipelines Pay $18.5 Billion

Trump Tax Revamp Threatens to Make Gas Pipelines Pay $18.5 Billion

Pipeline owners led by Enbridge Inc. and Williams Cos. could be forced to refund as much as $18.5 billion to drillers, utilities and even United Airlines Inc. for upfront payments they charged
Here's a Scorecard of the Scott Pruitt Investigations

Here's a Scorecard of the Scott Pruitt Investigations

Scott Pruitt drew criticism from the moment President Donald Trump installed him at the helm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, since the former Oklahoma attorney general had built his
Trump Veterans Pick Accused of Being Pill-Dispensing ‘Candyman’

Trump Veterans Pick Accused of Being Pill-Dispensing ‘Candyman’

President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department, Ronny Jackson, met with White House officials on Wednesday night as aides prepared for his possible withdrawal following
GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Macron, Syria, DACA

GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Macron, Syria, DACA

Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, discusses French President Macron's address to Congress, Iran, Syria, immigration, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He speaks on
Rep. Zeldin Says U.S. Should Be Willing to Decertify Iran Deal

Rep. Zeldin Says U.S. Should Be Willing to Decertify Iran Deal

Rep. Lee Zeldin discusses French President Macron's proposed amendments to the Iran nuclear deal, and Macron's call for the U.S. to rejoin the Paris climate accord. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery
Apple’s Tim Cook Meets With Trump in Oval Office

Apple’s Tim Cook Meets With Trump in Oval Office

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Wednesday amid a brewing trade war between the U.S. and China.