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Merkel's Coalition Talks Advance With German Refugee-Policy Deal

Merkel's Coalition Talks Advance With German Refugee-Policy Deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel moved forward in talks on forming her next government as negotiators reached a deal on refugee policy.
Early Word on a Contract May Have Helped Investors Cash In

Early Word on a Contract May Have Helped Investors Cash In

Sounds dodgy, but there may not be anything illegal about that.

Amnesty International Says Nigeria Air Raids Kill 35 People

Amnesty International accused the Nigerian military of killing 35 people last month in air raids carried out to stop an attack by herders on farming villages in the country’s northeast.
Brexit Minister Hits Back After Leak of Impact Forecasts

Brexit Minister Hits Back After Leak of Impact Forecasts

The leak of government forecasts on the economic impact of leaving the European Union is giving both sides of the debate a chance to rehash arguments from the 2016 campaign.
Macron Can Push French Economy On After Best Growth in Six Years

Macron Can Push French Economy On After Best Growth in Six Years

French President Emmanuel Macron’s push to help businesses is handing the economy a chance to extend its strongest expansion in six years.
Trump’s Agenda Faces Tough Fiscal Reality After State of the Union

Trump’s Agenda Faces Tough Fiscal Reality After State of the Union

Fscal headwinds mean he’s likely to have less legislative success in his second year in office.
Trump’s Push to Fire Mueller Heightens Political, Not Legal, Risk

Trump’s Push to Fire Mueller Heightens Political, Not Legal, Risk

President Donald Trump is facing a potentially awkward interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Even Trump’s Allies Scorn Plan for Federal 5G: ‘We’re Not Venezuela’

Even Trump’s Allies Scorn Plan for Federal 5G: ‘We’re Not Venezuela’

It’s been both conservative dogma and law for more than 20 years: private companies rather than the government should guide the future of U.S. telecommunications.
Kenyan Crisis Deepens as Opposition Set to Inaugurate Leader

Kenyan Crisis Deepens as Opposition Set to Inaugurate Leader

Kenya’s main opposition alliance defied warnings of a crackdown and prepared to inaugurate its leader as a so-called people’s president, threatening to deepen the East African nation’s political
Macron, Rihanna to Meet in Senegal to Push Children’s Education

Macron, Rihanna to Meet in Senegal to Push Children’s Education

It won’t be the first time Rihanna has helped a French enterprise.
Women Activists Take Aim at Iran’s Veil Laws

Women Activists Take Aim at Iran’s Veil Laws

The humble metal cabinets that house telephone wiring on streets the world over have become a stage for Iranian women protesting the country’s strict laws on wearing the veil.
Brexit Bulletin: Annoying the EU

Brexit Bulletin: Annoying the EU

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U.S. Names Oligarchs, Kremlin Elite But Avoids New Sanctions

U.S. Names Oligarchs, Kremlin Elite But Avoids New Sanctions

The U.S. identified 210 Russian billionaires and top officials in a sweeping list required under last summer’s sanctions law, but underlined that those named aren’t being targeted for new
Latest Updates on Russia Sanctions List

Latest Updates on Russia Sanctions List

Washington (AP) -- The Latest on the Trump administration and Russia sanctions (all times local):
Can Trump Fire the Special Counsel? Not Directly

Can Trump Fire the Special Counsel? Not Directly

President Donald Trump has said he doesn’t intend to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel whose investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign has spilled over to Trump’s associates and
Five Star Turns Screw on Renzi With Pledge to Italian Savers

Five Star Turns Screw on Renzi With Pledge to Italian Savers

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement is turning the spotlight onto victims of Italy’s banking crises in the run-up to the March 4 general election, symbolically fielding a small businessman who
Spain's Elite Edges Away From Rajoy

Spain's Elite Edges Away From Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy is rallying his troops for a political fightback. But his troops aren’t so sure.
Pentagon Says Human Error Muzzled Afghanistan Watchdog's Report

Pentagon Says Human Error Muzzled Afghanistan Watchdog's Report

The Pentagon has barred an official watchdog from providing unclassified guideposts in his reports on the Afghanistan war.
Which Trump Will Deliver the State of the Union?

Which Trump Will Deliver the State of the Union?

U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider examines the key themes of the speech and how Trump may approach the address. She speaks
Kenyan Opposition to Inaugurate Odinga as State Warns Media

Kenyan Opposition to Inaugurate Odinga as State Warns Media

Kenya’s main opposition group prepared to inaugurate Raila Odinga as the country’s so-called people’s president, as the government warned the media not to provide live coverage of the event.