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Congolese Opposition Forms Coalition to Challenge Kabila

Congolese Opposition Forms Coalition to Challenge Kabila

Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo formed a coalition that will back Moise Katumbi’s candidacy for president in elections scheduled for December.
Will Trump's Message Resonate in Pennsylvania?

Will Trump's Message Resonate in Pennsylvania?

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses an election in Pennsylvania and influence from President Trump. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Mueller Mulls Charge Decision as Putin Cruises Toward Another Win

Mueller Mulls Charge Decision as Putin Cruises Toward Another Win

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Germany’s Biggest-Selling Paper Drops Topless Models

Germany’s Biggest-Selling Paper Drops Topless Models

Berlin (AP) -- Germany's biggest-selling newspaper says it is ending a decades-long practice of commissioning photos of topless female models.
EON-Innogy Energy Deal Could Spark Regulatory Power Struggle

EON-Innogy Energy Deal Could Spark Regulatory Power Struggle

EON SE’s 22 billion-euro ($27.1 billion) bid for Innogy SE could spark political sparring between two of Europe best known antitrust officials who may both want to review the deal that’s set to
Brazilian Men Will Stop Getting Cash After Killing Their Wives

Brazilian Men Will Stop Getting Cash After Killing Their Wives

The country is grappling with one of the highest rates of femicide in the world.
Party Calls Burundi’s President ‘All-Time Visionary’ Before Referendum

Party Calls Burundi’s President ‘All-Time Visionary’ Before Referendum

Burundi’s ruling party declared President Pierre Nkurunziza an incomparable “all-time visionary,” as the troubled East African country prepares for a referendum on constitutional changes.
Slovak Leader’s Protege Quits With Cabinet’s Fate in the Balance

Slovak Leader’s Protege Quits With Cabinet’s Fate in the Balance

Slovakia’s interior minister resigned, dealing the worst blow yet to Prime Minister Robert Fico’s government in a political crisis that is fueling the biggest protests in the euro-area nation since
Murphy’s Promises Meet Budget Reality as New Jersey Pension Hole Looms

Murphy’s Promises Meet Budget Reality as New Jersey Pension Hole Looms

Governor Phil Murphy’s campaign pledges are about to collide with New Jersey politics, Wall Street skeptics and a massive budget deficit.
BBC Staff to Testify at UN on Iran Targeting Persian Service

BBC Staff to Testify at UN on Iran Targeting Persian Service

The BBC said Monday its journalists will appeal for the first time directly to the UN over what the broadcaster describes as the “persecution and harassment” by Iran of those affiliated with its
Tillerson Cuts Short Africa Trip Amid ‘Pressing Matters’ in U.S.

Tillerson Cuts Short Africa Trip Amid ‘Pressing Matters’ in U.S.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Chad Monday to show U.S. support for a key counter-terrorism ally furious over its inclusion on the Trump administration’s visa-ban list.
Abe’s Government Under Fire as Japan Scandal Grips Inner Circle

Abe’s Government Under Fire as Japan Scandal Grips Inner Circle

Japan’s government said Monday that the names of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and his finance minister were deleted from documents at the heart of a land scandal that erupted last year.
Indian Farmers Call Off Protest After State Bows to Demands

Indian Farmers Call Off Protest After State Bows to Demands

Tens of thousands of farmers gathered in India’s financial capital called off their agitation late on Monday after the Maharashtra government accepted their main demands, including widening the scope
Italy’s Electoral Puzzle Raises Hard Questions on Euro Reform

Italy’s Electoral Puzzle Raises Hard Questions on Euro Reform

France’s Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious plans for the euro area will get a reality check on Monday when the bloc’s finance ministers meet for the first time since Italy’s bombshell election further
Czechs Look to Fix Lost Highway Decades With New Road Boom

Czechs Look to Fix Lost Highway Decades With New Road Boom

As the European Union’s richest eastern nation, the Czech Republic has pulled ahead of both new and older members in a range of economic categories. Speed of travel isn’t one of them.
Anti-Peace Deal Candidate Wins Colombian Presidential Primary

Anti-Peace Deal Candidate Wins Colombian Presidential Primary

Ivan Duque’s campaign to be Colombia’s next leader got a boost Sunday as he won a presidential primary by a landslide while his party picked up the largest number of seats in Congress.
Tillerson Urges Patience on Trump-Kim Meeting Specifics

Tillerson Urges Patience on Trump-Kim Meeting Specifics

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. expects North Korea to be in direct touch after President Donald Trump agreed to Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet, urging patience as preparations for
Opposition Alliance in Kenya Seen `Dead' as Odinga Breaks Ranks

Opposition Alliance in Kenya Seen `Dead' as Odinga Breaks Ranks

Kenya’s main opposition alliance was cast into disarray after its leader Raila Odinga broke ranks and agreed to a truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta following a seven-month standoff over disputed