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EU’s Barnier Warns U.K. It Must Produce Its Post-Brexit ‘Vision’

EU’s Barnier Warns U.K. It Must Produce Its Post-Brexit ‘Vision’

The U.K. must present a clear plan for its future relationship with the European Union if Brexit negotiations are to move forward, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said.
Court Blocks Trump Effort to Delay Boost in ‘Gas Guzzler’ Fines

Court Blocks Trump Effort to Delay Boost in ‘Gas Guzzler’ Fines

Automakers will face steeper penalties if they fall short of annual U.S. fuel economy targets after a federal court blocked a Trump administration move to delay a scheduled increase in the fines,
Former Generals Oppose Trump’s CIA Nominee

Former Generals Oppose Trump’s CIA Nominee

Dozens of former senior U.S. military leaders pressed senators to block Gina Haspel from becoming the next CIA director.
Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in Russia during that
Macron Lands in U.S. to Fanfare Ahead of Tough Talks With Trump

Macron Lands in U.S. to Fanfare Ahead of Tough Talks With Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington on Monday for a three-day visit heavy on symbolism and substance as Donald Trump hosts the first official state visit of his presidency.
Lords Defeat May Again on Brexit, This Time Over Rights

Lords Defeat May Again on Brexit, This Time Over Rights

The U.K.’s upper house voted against Prime Minister Theresa May on a key piece of Brexit legislation for the third time in a week.
Finnish President Spoke With Trump About Arctic, Office Says

Finnish President Spoke With Trump About Arctic, Office Says

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto had a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday.
U.K. Urges G-7 to Make Case to Keep Iran Deal as U.S. Wavers

U.K. Urges G-7 to Make Case to Keep Iran Deal as U.S. Wavers

Foreign ministers of Group of Seven nations are wrestling with how and whether to change the Iran nuclear deal as the U.S. wonders whether the pact can be saved.
Mexican Peso Gets Crushed as Lopez Obrador’s Election Lead Looks Untouchable

Mexican Peso Gets Crushed as Lopez Obrador’s Election Lead Looks Untouchable

Mexico’s peso is all of a sudden the worst performing major currency as investors begin to accept that the next president is likely to be the populist firebrand they feared.
Germany Wants to Help U.K. Banks But Needs Concessions

Germany Wants to Help U.K. Banks But Needs Concessions

Germany wants to help U.K. banks get access to the European market after Brexit, but would need Britain to make concessions, according to a person familiar with the German government’s position.
Boris Johnson Declines to Say If He'd Resign Over Customs Union

Boris Johnson Declines to Say If He'd Resign Over Customs Union

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson declined to say whether he’d resign if Parliament forced the prime minister into staying in the customs union with the European Union after Brexit.
‘Buckets of Money’ Case Tests Power of SEC Judges in Trump Era

‘Buckets of Money’ Case Tests Power of SEC Judges in Trump Era

The U.S. Supreme Court considered bolstering the president’s power over federal agencies in a clash over the constitutional status of the in-house judges who handle complaints at the Securities and
Turkish Lawmakers Swap Parties in Effort to Challenge Erdogan

Turkish Lawmakers Swap Parties in Effort to Challenge Erdogan

Turkey’s main political opposition came to the rescue of a smaller party, enabling it to overcome a legal bar to competing in June’s elections in the first major sign of cooperation to challenge
Hillary Clinton Says Free Press Is Under ‘Open Assault’ in Trump Era

Hillary Clinton Says Free Press Is Under ‘Open Assault’ in Trump Era

Hillary Clinton excoriated President Donald Trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on Sunday that press rights and free speech are “under open assault.”
Germany to Take 10,000 Refugees From UN Resettlement Program

Germany to Take 10,000 Refugees From UN Resettlement Program

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the country will take in some 10,000 migrants who were selected by the United Nations' refugee agency.
Putin to Back $162 Billion Spending Spree for New Term

Putin to Back $162 Billion Spending Spree for New Term

Vladimir Putin is planning a roughly 10 trillion-ruble increase in spending on health care, education and infrastructure, according to people familiar with the plans.
Madagascans Protest New Electoral Law as President Warns of Coup

Madagascans Protest New Electoral Law as President Warns of Coup

Hundreds of opposition demonstrators took to the streets of Madagascar’s capital to protest a deadly crackdown on an anti-government rally, as the country’s president warned of a coup plot.
Armenian Premier Resigns Under Pressure of Mass Protests

Armenian Premier Resigns Under Pressure of Mass Protests

Armenia’s long-term leader Serzh Sargsyan suddenly resigned as prime minister on Monday, less than a week after taking office amid massive opposition protests.
Greece Beats Bailout Targets Again as Debt-Relief Talks Loom

Greece Beats Bailout Targets Again as Debt-Relief Talks Loom

The European Commission confirmed on Monday that Greece beat its bailout targets again last year, strengthening the government’s case against demands to bring forward additional tax measures
U.S. Softens Stance on Rusal Sanctions; Aluminum Plunges

U.S. Softens Stance on Rusal Sanctions; Aluminum Plunges

The U.S. softened its position on sanctions against Russian metals giant United Co. Rusal, sparking a record plunge in aluminum prices.