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European Commission Says Serbia, Montenegro May Join EU by 2025

European Commission Says Serbia, Montenegro May Join EU by 2025

The European Union offered a path to membership to western Balkan nations, calling on a region divided by poverty and ethnic tensions to improve the rule of law, curb corruption and put aside past
Davis Says U.K. ‘Very Clear’ on Brexit, But Barnier Politely Disagrees

Davis Says U.K. ‘Very Clear’ on Brexit, But Barnier Politely Disagrees

The chief Brexit negotiators met in London for the first time this year and while David Davis was at pains to say the U.K. was “very clear” on what it wants out of the talks, his adversary is calling
Azeri Leader Aliyev Calls Snap Presidential Election for April

Azeri Leader Aliyev Calls Snap Presidential Election for April

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev called a snap presidential election for April 11, a surprise move that drew criticism from his domestic opponents.
Otto Warmbier's Father to Join Pence at Olympics in South Korea

Otto Warmbier's Father to Join Pence at Olympics in South Korea

The father of Otto Warmbier will join Vice President Mike Pence at the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in South Korea this week, a Trump administration official said.
Kremlin’s Bid to Woo Rich Exiles Home Meets Skepticism

Kremlin’s Bid to Woo Rich Exiles Home Meets Skepticism

The Kremlin’s expanding its campaign to woo Russian businessmen and their money back home to include those fleeing prosecution. Skeptical exiles aren’t planning to pack their bags any time soon.
Costa Rica Anti-Gay Marriage Candidate Leads Ahead of Runoff

Costa Rica Anti-Gay Marriage Candidate Leads Ahead of Runoff

An evangelical lawmaker and a candidate from Costa Rica’s ruling party look set to face each other in a runoff vote to choose the country’s next president.
Trump’s NHS Tweet Angers Brits Fearful of U.S.-Style Health Care

Trump’s NHS Tweet Angers Brits Fearful of U.S.-Style Health Care

Their main complaint: The U.K. system is becoming too American.
Powell Sworn In as Fed Chief Pledging to Explain Policy Moves

Powell Sworn In as Fed Chief Pledging to Explain Policy Moves

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, minutes after being sworn in as the central bank’s 16th leader, pledged to support continued growth and price stability.
FBI's Wray Under Pressure After Memo Release

FBI's Wray Under Pressure After Memo Release

Tensions between President Donald Trump and the FBII are rising over the release of a disputed memo prepared by House Republicans alleging bias in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016
Trump Rebuked Over Tweet on U.K. Health System

Trump Rebuked Over Tweet on U.K. Health System

The president’s attack on the NHS landS him in hot water.
Netherlands Pulls Its Ambassador From Turkey in Diplomatic Fight

Netherlands Pulls Its Ambassador From Turkey in Diplomatic Fight

The Netherlands withdrew its ambassador from Turkey as talks between the two countries to mend a diplomatic struggle in 2017 over political campaigning were not resolved.
Fraying Israel-Turkey Ties Threaten Planned Natural Gas Venture

Fraying Israel-Turkey Ties Threaten Planned Natural Gas Venture

A U.S.-backed initiative to build an undersea natural gas pipeline between Israel and Turkey looks increasingly troubled.
May Under Fire as Warring Tories Force Brexit Red Line

May Under Fire as Warring Tories Force Brexit Red Line

Bloomberg’s Flavia Krause-Jackson discusses pressure faced by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May as the reality of Brexit sparks a civil war within her political party. She speaks on "Bloomberg
Defiant Zuma Dares South Africa's Ruling Party to Fire Him

Defiant Zuma Dares South Africa's Ruling Party to Fire Him

South African President Jacob Zuma is in a head-to-head struggle with the top leaders of his own party after he defied their call to step down.
Lauri Love Wins Extradition Appeal Over U.S. Hacking Charges

Lauri Love Wins Extradition Appeal Over U.S. Hacking Charges

Lauri Love, a U.K. computer activist accused of hacking into U.S. government computers and stealing data, won his appeal against his extradition to America, after a High Court judge ruled he shouldn’t
Get-Out-of-Jail Win for Lee Hits Reform Push

Get-Out-of-Jail Win for Lee Hits Reform Push

President Moon Jae-in pledged to curtail the power of the chaebol, the family-run businesses that have dominated the economy for decades.
Memo Sparring Reveals U.S. Midterm Battle Lines

Memo Sparring Reveals U.S. Midterm Battle Lines

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S&P Says Disorderly Brexit Would Pressure U.K. Sovereign Rating

S&P Says Disorderly Brexit Would Pressure U.K. Sovereign Rating

A disorderly Brexit may see further cuts to the U.K.’s credit rating, according to S&P Global Ratings.
Dear Jay: High-Powered Advice for the Incoming Fed Chairman

Dear Jay: High-Powered Advice for the Incoming Fed Chairman

As Jerome “Jay” Powell prepares to ascend to the top spot at the Federal Reserve, he doesn’t lack for advice from prominent economists and former policy makers. Here’s what some of them have been