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Jamaica Plans to Buy Venezuela's Stake in Kingston Refinery

Jamaica Plans to Buy Venezuela's Stake in Kingston Refinery

The Jamaican government intends to buy Venezuela’s stake in the Kingston oil refinery, allowing it to start a delayed plan to boost production.
Haiti’s President Says Trump Got at Least One Thing Right

Haiti’s President Says Trump Got at Least One Thing Right

Our interview with Haitian President Jovenel Moise.
UN Urges Greece, Republic of Macedonia to Resolve Name Issue Soon

UN Urges Greece, Republic of Macedonia to Resolve Name Issue Soon

The United Nations urged Greece and its neighbor, the Republic of Macedonia, to resolve their 27-year-old dispute.
Tillerson’s State Department Loses Top Career Diplomat

Tillerson’s State Department Loses Top Career Diplomat

Rex Tillerson faces another key vacancy at the State Department after Tom Shannon, the State Department’s No. 3 official and a career diplomat known especially for his understanding of Latin America,
American Water Works CEO Says Water Infrastructure Needs $1T Investment

American Water Works CEO Says Water Infrastructure Needs $1T Investment

American Water Works CEO Susan Story discusses the United States' aging water infrastructure and why private industry is part of the answer to bring it up to date. She speaks with David Westin on
Schulz Signals Play for Germany’s Foreign Ministry in Coalition Talks

Schulz Signals Play for Germany’s Foreign Ministry in Coalition Talks

German Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz signaled he’s making a play for the Foreign Ministry in coalition talks.
Trump Falsely Claims He Had Most-Watched State of the Union

Trump Falsely Claims He Had Most-Watched State of the Union

President Donald Trump says the ratings for his first State of the Union address this week are "the highest number in history," but that is not true.
Fallout Continues Over FBI Memo

Fallout Continues Over FBI Memo

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses a government memo that may be released concerning FBI bias. He speaks with Michael McKee on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. Envoy for North Korea Says Military Option ‘Not Close’

U.S. Envoy for North Korea Says Military Option ‘Not Close’

The United States' special envoy for North Korea says America is not close to taking military action against the North.
Statue of U.S. Lawmaker Who Survived Holocaust Is Unveiled in Hungary

Statue of U.S. Lawmaker Who Survived Holocaust Is Unveiled in Hungary

A statue of late, Hungarian-born U.S. Representative Tom Lantos has been unveiled in his childhood district in Budapest.
U.K. Lawmaker Takes on Facebook With His Own Social Network App

U.K. Lawmaker Takes on Facebook With His Own Social Network App

Matt Hancock, the U.K.’s new Culture Secretary, has decided to take on Big Tech. In Suffolk.
U.K.’s Davis Slams Forecasts About Harmful Brexit

U.K.’s Davis Slams Forecasts About Harmful Brexit

U.K. Brexit secretary David Davis speaks in the House of Commons in London about analysis of the cost of Brexit. Earlier this week Buzzfeed leaked a study which showed Britain will be poorer once it
Pro-Brexit Minister Attacks Civil Service, Spurring Backlash

Pro-Brexit Minister Attacks Civil Service, Spurring Backlash

A pro-Brexit government minister stepped up his attack on the country’s civil servants on Thursday after leaked forecasts suggested leaving the European Union would damage Britain.
Poland Digs In Over Nazi Complicity Bill

Poland Digs In Over Nazi Complicity Bill

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki defended a bill outlawing public allegations of Polish complicity in Holocaust-era crimes that has sparked denunciations and counter-legislation in Israel, where it’s
Pakistani Politician, Wife Found Dead at Home in Karachi

Pakistani Politician, Wife Found Dead at Home in Karachi

Pakistani police say they have found the bullet-riddled bodies of a veteran politician and his wife at their home in Karachi.
U.K. Prime Minister Told That to the Chinese, She’s ‘Auntie May’

U.K. Prime Minister Told That to the Chinese, She’s ‘Auntie May’

U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Thursday that he wished the people of Britain could see Theresa May as the rest of the world sees her. It was helpful, then that China’s television has told the
Saudi, U.A.E. Move to Quell Clashes Threatening Yemen Alliance

Saudi, U.A.E. Move to Quell Clashes Threatening Yemen Alliance

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates moved to contain deadly infighting between their Yemeni allies that threatens to jeopardize their common fight against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Refiner Bankruptcy Adds to Pressure to Overhaul Biofuel Program

Refiner Bankruptcy Adds to Pressure to Overhaul Biofuel Program

The bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the biggest refiner on the U.S. East Coast, has invigorated efforts to overhaul a 13-year-old federal program promoting biofuels that has drawn
Trump's $1.5 Trillion Public Works Plan Doesn't Say Who Pays

Trump's $1.5 Trillion Public Works Plan Doesn't Say Who Pays

President Donald Trump wants $1.5 trillion for infrastructure. All he needs is a way to pay for it.
GOP's Election-Year Dilemma: Push Partisan Bills or Compromise?

GOP's Election-Year Dilemma: Push Partisan Bills or Compromise?

As House and Senate Republicans plot their strategy for 2018, one question will dominate the discussions: how partisan they should be going into an election year.