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Trump Signals Interest in Gun Background Checks After Shooting

Trump Signals Interest in Gun Background Checks After Shooting

President Donald Trump is using part of the U.S. holiday weekend in South Florida to discuss how to improve school safety and prevent gun violence following the country’s latest mass shooting.
Spain's Guindos Poised to Get Top ECB Job With Eurogroup Backing

Spain's Guindos Poised to Get Top ECB Job With Eurogroup Backing

Euro-area finance ministers agreed to nominate Spain’s Luis de Guindos to be the next vice president of the European Central Bank, a move that will hand Madrid a top seat at the helm of the bank for
Why the Global Banking Spotlight Is Shining on Latvia

Why the Global Banking Spotlight Is Shining on Latvia

One of its biggest lenders is accused of laundering money for North Korea. Its central bank chief was detained by anti-corruption police. All in a matter of days. What’s going on in Latvia? The Baltic
Poland Spurns Calls for Apology Over Premier’s Holocaust Remarks

Poland Spurns Calls for Apology Over Premier’s Holocaust Remarks

Poland’s government refused to apologize on Monday for Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s comments about “Jewish perpetrators” during World War II, escalating a row that’s upended the country’s
Ethiopia Needs ‘Fresh Forces' to Deal With Upheaval, Party Says

Ethiopia Needs ‘Fresh Forces' to Deal With Upheaval, Party Says

Ethiopia’s ruling party needs “fresh forces” in its leadership to tackle political upheaval and achieve its economic goals after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s shock resignation last week, a
U.K., EU to Kick Irish Riddle Down Road Again, Eurasia Says

U.K., EU to Kick Irish Riddle Down Road Again, Eurasia Says

The U.K. and the European Union are close to agreeing a strategy to prevent the Irish question hindering the Brexit process moving forward next month, Eurasia Group said.
U.S. Oil Exports Go Up a Gear as Supertanker Sets Sail for China

U.S. Oil Exports Go Up a Gear as Supertanker Sets Sail for China

The flood of U.S. oil exports stepped up a gear on Monday after the first fully laden supertanker sailed from an American port, alleviating a bottleneck that’s limited overseas shipments.
Lauri Love’s Lawyer Says U.S. Won’t Appeal Extradition Ruling

Lauri Love’s Lawyer Says U.S. Won’t Appeal Extradition Ruling

The U.S. abandoned efforts to extradite British computer activist Lauri Love, according to his lawyer, prompting a London court to remove his bail conditions on Monday.
Togo Opposition, Government Begin Talks to Resolve Crisis

Togo Opposition, Government Begin Talks to Resolve Crisis

Representatives of Togo’s government and the opposition began talks on Monday to resolve a months-long political crisis triggered by proposed constitutional changes that have mobilized months of mass
Trump Blames FBI as Mueller Pushes Ahead

Trump Blames FBI as Mueller Pushes Ahead

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Climate Rulebook Likely Done This Year, With or Without U.S.

Climate Rulebook Likely Done This Year, With or Without U.S.

The climate rulebook being drafted to keep a lid on Earth’s rising temperatures should be finished by the end of the year, with or without the U.S. government’s help.
New Greek Loans Prove Elusive as Talks Near on Post-Bailout Life

New Greek Loans Prove Elusive as Talks Near on Post-Bailout Life

Greece is not expected to get its next slice of financial aid just yet, as a couple of key reforms linked to the bailout loans remain outstanding, according to a report obtained by Bloomberg. The

Syrian Forces to Back Kurds Against Turkey

Syrian government-backed forces are set to enter the border town of Afrin in the coming hours to support Kurdish fighters battling Turkish troops, Syria’s state-run media reported on Monday, raising
Monti Says `Luckily' Italian Campaign Promises Will Be Broken

Monti Says `Luckily' Italian Campaign Promises Will Be Broken

Former Prime Minister Mario Monti says he isn’t worried about political parties making costly campaign promises “so liberally and so irresponsibly” ahead of Italy’s March 4 election.
Merkel Sets Up Potential Successor With Key Party Appointment

Merkel Sets Up Potential Successor With Key Party Appointment

Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a strong signal in the debate over her preferred successor as German leader by appointing close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as general secretary of her Christian
Berlusconi Boycotts Peace Pact as His Italian Coalition Creaks

Berlusconi Boycotts Peace Pact as His Italian Coalition Creaks

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.
Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syrian Conflict

Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syrian Conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the Trump administration not to “play with fire” as he lashed out at the U.S. over what he described as its “provocative” support for autonomy-seeking
Brexit Bulletin: Theresa May’s Vision Emerges

Brexit Bulletin: Theresa May’s Vision Emerges

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Signs of Thaw in South Africa Mine Fight as Ramaphosa Starts

Signs of Thaw in South Africa Mine Fight as Ramaphosa Starts

South African mining companies agreed to postpone a legal challenge to the government’s controversial new industry rules after President Cyril Ramaphosa said he’s committed to finding a solution to
Doping Charge Could Hurt Russia's Chance At Reinstatement

Doping Charge Could Hurt Russia's Chance At Reinstatement

Pyeongchang, South Korea (AP) -- Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.