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Mercenaries Hurt in U.S. Syria Strikes Treated at Russian Defense Hospitals

Mercenaries Hurt in U.S. Syria Strikes Treated at Russian Defense Hospitals

Scores of Russian mercenaries wounded in U.S. strikes in Syria are being treated at Defense Ministry hospitals.
Ukrainian Opposition Leader Saakashvili Flies to Netherlands

Ukrainian Opposition Leader Saakashvili Flies to Netherlands

Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili flew to the Netherlands, his wife's home country, on Wednesday after being ejected from Ukraine into neighboring Poland.
Tillerson Says Kushner’s Mideast Peace Plan Is ‘Well Advanced’

Tillerson Says Kushner’s Mideast Peace Plan Is ‘Well Advanced’

The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan is “fairly well advanced,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.
Macron Kicks French Press Corps Out of Elysee Palace

Macron Kicks French Press Corps Out of Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron is evicting the presidential press corps from the Elysee Palace.
Zuma Calls South African ANC’s Push for Him to Resign ‘Unfair’

Zuma Calls South African ANC’s Push for Him to Resign ‘Unfair’

South African President Jacob Zuma said the push by his ruling party for him to resign is “unfair,” in his first television interview since the African National Congress decided to replace him as the
German SPD to Back Merkel Coalition to Halt Slump, Left Says

German SPD to Back Merkel Coalition to Halt Slump, Left Says

The German Social Democratic Party rank and file will likely back another grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel in a vote next month to try to halt a slump in their support, a senior lawmaker
Zuma Remains Defiant as South Africa's ANC Moves to Oust Him

Zuma Remains Defiant as South Africa's ANC Moves to Oust Him

The noose tightened on South African President Jacob Zuma as the ruling African National Congress said it’s preparing to hold a vote of no confidence in him on Thursday, after the police went raided
Can Netanyahu Weather the Latest Bribery Storm?

Can Netanyahu Weather the Latest Bribery Storm?

Israel's longest-serving prime minister since its founding father has seemed to have nine lives. He may need a tenth.

South Africa’s ANC to Proceed With No-Confidence Motion Against Zuma

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress to proceed with a no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma, Bloomberg News reports.
Juncker Lashes Out at Boris Johnson's Speech: Brexit Update

Juncker Lashes Out at Boris Johnson's Speech: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson kicked off Theresa May’s “Road Map to Brexit” with an appeal to supporters of European Union membership to embrace the U.K.’s future outside the bloc. But his speech was far more than
Merkel Doesn't Have a `Grand Coalition,' Lawmaker Says

Merkel Doesn't Have a `Grand Coalition,' Lawmaker Says

Gesine Loetzsch, a lawmaker from Germany's Die Linke party, discusses Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to end months of political deadlock by forming a government. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets:
Jeff Bezos Can’t Beat Washington, So He’s Joining It: The Influence Game

Jeff Bezos Can’t Beat Washington, So He’s Joining It: The Influence Game

Move over Google: Amazon is becoming the capital’s most powerful tech lobbying force
Facebook Has Lobbied Spies, Storm Watchers: The Influence Game

Facebook Has Lobbied Spies, Storm Watchers: The Influence Game

For all Facebook Inc.’s appearances in Washington recently, the social media giant is a lobbying novice compared with other big technology companies. Facebook had few political influence efforts until
Trump’s Passion for Tariffs Faces Stiff Headwinds From His Party

Trump’s Passion for Tariffs Faces Stiff Headwinds From His Party

President Donald Trump’s zeal for new a round of tariffs is running into cold, hard economic and political reality: lawmakers from his own party who think it’s a bad idea.
Google Lobbying Shifts to Transport, Health: The Influence Game

Google Lobbying Shifts to Transport, Health: The Influence Game

Google’s gravest threat is probably a regulatory crackdown on its lucrative search engine, and there’s a resurgent drumbeat about its size and power in Washington. If the company’s worried, that’s not
Netanyahu Clings to Power After Police Recommend Indictment

Netanyahu Clings to Power After Police Recommend Indictment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he has no plan to go to early elections, as his coalition closed ranks around a leader who police say should stand trial for bribery.
Brexit Bulletin: I Love You. Now Shut Up

Brexit Bulletin: I Love You. Now Shut Up

Boris Johnson has a message for Britain’s unhappy Remainers: He’d really like them to be quiet
German Economy Zips Along as Trade and Spending Drive Growth

German Economy Zips Along as Trade and Spending Drive Growth

Germany’s robust economic upswing extended into the fourth quarter, buttressing growth in the euro area as policy makers prepare to wind down stimulus.
U.S. Pushes to Put Pakistan on Terrorism Financing Watchlist

U.S. Pushes to Put Pakistan on Terrorism Financing Watchlist

The U.S. is pushing to get Pakistan placed on an international terror-financing watchlist a month after President Donald Trump suspended about $2 billion in military aid to the nuclear-armed nation.
North Korea Should Be Kept ‘Under Siege,’ Japanese Politician Says

North Korea Should Be Kept ‘Under Siege,’ Japanese Politician Says

South Korea must stay in line with U.S. and Japanese plans to keep North Korea “under siege,” the chairman of Japan’s lower house committee on foreign affairs said, referring to the policy of