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May’s Cabinet Won’t Agree Brexit Plan This Week, Official Says

May’s Cabinet Won’t Agree Brexit Plan This Week, Official Says

Theresa May’s inner circle of Brexit ministers did not agree a plan for resolving the Irish border question despite more than two hours of intense talks Wednesday, officials said.
Trudeau to Start U.S. Tour With Talk at University of Chicago

Trudeau to Start U.S. Tour With Talk at University of Chicago

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embarking on a four-day U.S. tour with the first stop in Chicago to discuss how public service can contribute to stronger economic and political ties between
How Poland Is Losing Powerful Friends

How Poland Is Losing Powerful Friends

A Holocaust law is just the latest action by the Warsaw government to upset its allies.

How to Impeach a President, Peruvian Edition, Part II: QuickTake

Seven weeks after Peru’s president dodged impeachment, the opposition is considering another attempt. Two parties have drafted impeachment motions that accuse Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of lying about his
A Guide to Russia and North Korea’s Status in the Olympics

A Guide to Russia and North Korea’s Status in the Olympics

The buildup to the Feb. 9-25 Olympics has been dominated by doping politics—and actual politics.
Gentiloni Sees Tough Reality of Coalition Politics in Berlin

Gentiloni Sees Tough Reality of Coalition Politics in Berlin

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni is touted as a figure who could bring Italy’s mainstream parties together if next month’s election produces a hung parliament.
Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches

Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches

Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. have thrown their support behind proposals in Congress to deal with cross-border data requests from law enforcement -- even as the issue heads
Island Paradise Becomes Latest Flashpoint in India-China Rivalry

Island Paradise Becomes Latest Flashpoint in India-China Rivalry

A power struggle in the Maldives, a tiny Indian Ocean nation known for scenic luxury resorts and crystal-clear blue water, is taking center stage in a wider battle for regional influence between India
Mnuchin Says He Isn’t ‘Overly Concerned’ About Market Plunge

Mnuchin Says He Isn’t ‘Overly Concerned’ About Market Plunge

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin checked in with Wall Street investors Tuesday morning following Monday’s stock market plunge but said he’s “not overly concerned” about a short-term selloff.
House Passes a Temporary Spending Bill

House Passes a Temporary Spending Bill

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on the House passing a temporary spending bill to keep the U.S. government open until March 23 and fund the Defense Department through September
Trump Orders ‘National Vetting Center’ to Meet Campaign Pledge

Trump Orders ‘National Vetting Center’ to Meet Campaign Pledge

President Donald Trump has ordered the government to create a plan to establish a “National Vetting Center” to centralize the work of agencies that scrutinize foreign nationals immigrating to or
Trudeau, Seeking to Avoid Pot Delay, Sends Ministers to Senate

Trudeau, Seeking to Avoid Pot Delay, Sends Ministers to Senate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the rare step of sending four cabinet members to Canada’s Senate, seeking to expedite the passage of a bill allowing recreational marijuana to be legalized later
Britain's Party of Business Is Having a Lot of Trouble With Business

Britain's Party of Business Is Having a Lot of Trouble With Business

For a leader of the U.K.’s party of business, Prime Minister Theresa May has had plenty of corporate headaches in her 18 months in power.
May Takes Aim at Gig Economy With New Safeguards for Workers

May Takes Aim at Gig Economy With New Safeguards for Workers

U.K. Prime Minster Theresa May will crack down on unfair working practices on Wednesday, unveiling extra safeguards for agency workers and those employed by gig-economy companies including Uber
U.K. Plc Makes an ‘Urgent Appeal’ to Theresa May on Brexit

U.K. Plc Makes an ‘Urgent Appeal’ to Theresa May on Brexit

U.K. Plc issued an “urgent appeal” to Prime Minister Theresa May to get off the fence on Brexit or risk serious damage to business.
Congress Seeking Bigger Budget Deal While Avoiding Shutdown

Congress Seeking Bigger Budget Deal While Avoiding Shutdown

The short-term spending bill passed by the House to avoid a government shutdown this Friday may get replaced with a longer-term budget plan that raises spending caps for defense and domestic programs
Pakistan to Profile Citizens to Combat Rampant Tax Avoidance

Pakistan to Profile Citizens to Combat Rampant Tax Avoidance

Pakistan will use its national identity database to build profiles of potential taxpayers in a renewed bid to broaden its tax base, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said.
Ecuador Assures WikiLeaks's Leader Assange of Continued Asylum

Ecuador Assures WikiLeaks's Leader Assange of Continued Asylum

Ecuador on Tuesday assured Julian Assange that its grant of diplomatic asylum remained in place, allowing the WikiLeaks leader to remain in the country’s London embassy where he fled to avoid
White House Won't Rule Out Pence Meeting North Koreans at Games

White House Won't Rule Out Pence Meeting North Koreans at Games

For the third time in two days, senior Trump administration officials declined to rule out a meeting between Vice President Mike Pence and his North Korean counterparts during the Winter Olympics in
Heritage Foundation's Moore Says Selloff Was Triggered By Jobs Report

Heritage Foundation's Moore Says Selloff Was Triggered By Jobs Report

Stephen Moore, visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, discusses President Trump, the market selloff, wages and the Fed on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)