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Ireland ‘Can Count on Us’ in Brexit Border Fight, Merkel Says

Ireland ‘Can Count on Us’ in Brexit Border Fight, Merkel Says

Ireland can be sure of German support as it demands Britain avoids the re-emergence of a hard border following Brexit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Why Is Rees-Mogg Being So Reasonable on Brexit Deal? Simple Math

Why Is Rees-Mogg Being So Reasonable on Brexit Deal? Simple Math

He says he’s focusing more on the final destination than the route.
Slovak Leader Shuns Cabinet Lineup as Political Tension Persists

Slovak Leader Shuns Cabinet Lineup as Political Tension Persists

Slovakia’s president rejected a cabinet lineup proposed by the ruling coalition, extending a political shakeup sparked by the murder of a journalist and the biggest public protests since the fall of
Swedish Opposition Ready to Join Tax War That Government Avoids

Swedish Opposition Ready to Join Tax War That Government Avoids

Sweden can’t delay cutting corporate taxes or it will find it hard to compete following drastic changes in taxes and trade in the U.S., according to a key opposition leader.
Xi Is Just Getting Started After China’s Biggest Government Shakeup in Years

Xi Is Just Getting Started After China’s Biggest Government Shakeup in Years

The message from the massive government shakeup completed Tuesday in Beijing is clear: Chinese President Xi Jinping is just getting started.
Hungarian Opposition Negotiations Falter in Boost to Orban

Hungarian Opposition Negotiations Falter in Boost to Orban

Hungarian opposition parties remained divided after talks on a common strategy faltered with three weeks to go before parliamentary elections.
Kenyan Opposition Urges Probe of Cambridge Analytica Role in Election

Kenyan Opposition Urges Probe of Cambridge Analytica Role in Election

Kenya’s biggest opposition party called for an independent probe of Cambridge Analytica’s role in last year’s protracted presidential elections that were marred by violence.
Trump Congratulated Putin on Election ‘Victory,’ Kremlin Says

Trump Congratulated Putin on Election ‘Victory,’ Kremlin Says

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, hours after the Kremlin said it was still waiting for a White House call on the Russian leader’s re-election.
Zuckerberg Summoned by U.K. Parliament as Data Firm Faces Searches

Zuckerberg Summoned by U.K. Parliament as Data Firm Faces Searches

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg may have to do a tour of European parliaments to appease lawmakers in the wake of allegations a British firm that helped Donald Trump win the 2016
Sarkozy Is Said to Be Quizzed in French Campaign Finance Probe

Sarkozy Is Said to Be Quizzed in French Campaign Finance Probe

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning by police in an investigation into suspected illegal financing of his successful 2007 campaign, a person familiar with the matter
South Africa Seeks to Finalize Mining Charter Within Months

South Africa Seeks to Finalize Mining Charter Within Months

South Africa plans to finalize and gazette a new Mining Charter in the first half of this year -- ideally by the end of May, said Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.
China Approves Giant Propaganda Machine to Improve Global Image

China Approves Giant Propaganda Machine to Improve Global Image

China has approved the creation of one of the world’s largest propaganda machines as it looks to improve its global image, according to a person familiar with the matter.
McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said he “should be allowed to finish his job.”
Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Trade Lavish Praise in U.S. Visit

Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Trade Lavish Praise in U.S. Visit

President Donald Trump demonstrated his administration’s embrace of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, welcoming Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to the Oval Office for a meeting high on mutual praise but short
Fed Still Reigns Supreme Over Banks, Despite Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Fed Still Reigns Supreme Over Banks, Despite Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Even if the Dodd-Frank overhaul clears the House, U.S. lenders will remain inside a cage built by the Federal Reserve.
Why Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Is Turning to Nuclear Power

Why Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Is Turning to Nuclear Power

With the world’s second-biggest proven reserves of oil, Saudi Arabia seems an unlikely aspirant to the nuclear-energy club. Yet the largest oil exporter plans to build at least 16 nuclear reactors
Brexit Bulletin: Postponing the Cliff Edge

Brexit Bulletin: Postponing the Cliff Edge

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Crisis Ends as Norway's Listhaug Resigns Claiming `Witch Hunt'

Crisis Ends as Norway's Listhaug Resigns Claiming `Witch Hunt'

Norway’s Justice Minister Sylvi Listhaug resigned just hours ahead of a no-confidence vote in parliament that risked toppling the minority coalition government.
EU Digs In Over Banks’ Post-Brexit Access, But Divisions Emerge

EU Digs In Over Banks’ Post-Brexit Access, But Divisions Emerge

The European Union is preparing to offer the U.K. a bare bones deal for its banks after Brexit, even as divisions are starting to emerge within the bloc about how harshly to treat the City.