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Brexit Talks in Peril After May Rejects EU Draft Deal

Brexit Talks in Peril After May Rejects EU Draft Deal

The European Union presented the U.K. with a draft divorce deal that Theresa May said no British prime minister could ever accept. The pound fell.
Ethiopian Jews Threaten Mass Hunger Strike Over Israel Move

Ethiopian Jews Threaten Mass Hunger Strike Over Israel Move

Representatives for thousands of Ethiopian Jews announced Wednesday they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates funding to allow them to join their families in that country.
Major Says U.K. Voters Have Right to ‘Reconsider’: Brexit Update

Major Says U.K. Voters Have Right to ‘Reconsider’: Brexit Update

The European Union on Wednesday published the draft legal text that will form the basis for the Brexit divorce treaty. It’s explosive, and includes a fallback option for Northern Ireland to remain in
Summers Warns Next U.S. Recession Could Outlast Previous One

Summers Warns Next U.S. Recession Could Outlast Previous One

The next U.S. recession could drag on longer than the last one that stretched 18 months. That’s the assessment of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
Norway to Ban Semi-Automatic Firearms After 2011 Attack

Norway to Ban Semi-Automatic Firearms After 2011 Attack

Norway is moving to ban semi-automatic firearms as of 2021, which will mark a decade since Anders Behring Breivik used such weapons to kill 69 people, a lawmaker said Wednesday.
As Trump Eyes Re-Election, Kushner Loses Some Access

As Trump Eyes Re-Election, Kushner Loses Some Access

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Pro-EU Tory Rebellion Grows Further as May Ever More Boxed In

Pro-EU Tory Rebellion Grows Further as May Ever More Boxed In

There are now 10 Conservative Party lawmakers backing a rebel amendment calling for the U.K. to participate in a customs union following Brexit -- enough to defeat Prime Minister Theresa May in
Berlusconi Aims for Fifth Term as Premier: Italy Campaign Trail

Berlusconi Aims for Fifth Term as Premier: Italy Campaign Trail

Italians go to the polls on March 4 with voters divided over the country’s relationship with the European Union, taxes and immigration. Here’s your daily guide to the latest news.
How Defective Guns Became the Only Product That Can’t Be Recalled

How Defective Guns Became the Only Product That Can’t Be Recalled

Taurus sold almost a million handguns that can potentially fire without anyone pulling the trigger. The government won’t fix the problem. The NRA is silent.
Manafort Joined Trump as Ukraine Work Slowed, Cash Woes Rose

Manafort Joined Trump as Ukraine Work Slowed, Cash Woes Rose

Among the enduring curiosities of Donald Trump’s presidential run was his announcement that campaign chairman Paul Manafort was an unpaid volunteer.
Trump’s Personal Pilot Meets Key Quality for FAA Job: Loyalty

Trump’s Personal Pilot Meets Key Quality for FAA Job: Loyalty

If President Donald Trump is seeking loyalty from whomever he appoints to oversee the nation’s aviation system, his personal pilot fits the bill.
Pritzker’s $171,000-a-Day Campaign Costs Him in Illinois Race

Pritzker’s $171,000-a-Day Campaign Costs Him in Illinois Race

The same enormous wealth that has benefited J.B. Pritzker’s campaign is now complicating what until a few weeks ago looked like an easy victory for him in the March 20 Democratic primary.
Bitcoin-Futures Regulator Clears Employees to Trade Crypto Coins

Bitcoin-Futures Regulator Clears Employees to Trade Crypto Coins

The U.S.’s main commodities regulator recently told its employees that they are allowed to invest in cryptocurrencies, a determination that came weeks after the agency began overseeing Bitcoin
Congress Hits Same Hurdles on Guns as It Did on Immigration

Congress Hits Same Hurdles on Guns as It Did on Immigration

The congressional reaction to the Florida school massacre is beginning to look a lot like its faltering response on immigration: Almost everyone agrees on a narrow policy solution that’s quickly
Johnson: Irish Border ‘Being Used’ to Keep U.K. in Customs Union

Johnson: Irish Border ‘Being Used’ to Keep U.K. in Customs Union

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson upped his rhetoric about the U.K.’s border with Ireland, saying the issue was being exploited to sabotage Brexit.
Afghan President Offers Taliban Political Recognition, Talks

Afghan President Offers Taliban Political Recognition, Talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani presented his most comprehensive peace plan to the Taliban in a bid to bring them to the negotiating table and end the nation’s near 17-year war, a move the U.S. signaled
Brexit Bulletin: Boxed In, May Fights Brussels

Brexit Bulletin: Boxed In, May Fights Brussels

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Mexico Plans Retaliation If U.S. Imposes Steel Tariffs

Mexico Plans Retaliation If U.S. Imposes Steel Tariffs

Mexico will place retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if President Donald Trump includes it on a list of nations that would face steel tariffs, according to a person close to the Latin American
Duterte Allies Seek to Emulate China’s Anti-Poverty Programs

Duterte Allies Seek to Emulate China’s Anti-Poverty Programs

In a sign of China’s growing influence in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party is holding a two-day summit in Manila to develop policies that imitate the Communist Party’s