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Putin Ally Zeman Wins Second Term as Czech President

Putin Ally Zeman Wins Second Term as Czech President

Czech President Milos Zeman, an ardent supporter of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, won a second term in an election victory after warning voters that sheltering Muslim immigrants could lead to
Strikes Loom at Daimler, Siemens as Talks Fail

Strikes Loom at Daimler, Siemens as Talks Fail

Germany’s most powerful union is escalating a dispute over wages and flexible working hours with day-long strikes planned for next week that threaten to hit major industrial companies from Siemens AG
Trump Condemns `Despicable' Taliban Bomb in Kabul That Killed 95

Trump Condemns `Despicable' Taliban Bomb in Kabul That Killed 95

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated explosives in downtown Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others in the worst attack since a truck bombing near the Afghan capital’s
Irish Prime Minister to Campaign to Ease Strict Abortion Laws

Irish Prime Minister to Campaign to Ease Strict Abortion Laws

London (AP) -- The prime minister of Ireland said Saturday he will campaign for a liberalization of the country's strict abortion laws in an upcoming referendum on the divisive issue.
U.S. Says Russian Gas Link Hurts European Security

U.S. Says Russian Gas Link Hurts European Security

The expansion of Russia’s gas pipeline to Germany under the Baltic Sea, which bypasses a number of east European nations, will allow the Kremlin to use energy as a “political tool,” U.S. Secretary of
Erdogan Wants Allies to Back Away From Kurdish Rebels

Erdogan Wants Allies to Back Away From Kurdish Rebels

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turkey’s allies to distance themselves from U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels as his army pushes deeper into Syria to chase away militant groups.
Hong Kong Bans Pro-Democracy Activist Chow From By-Election

Hong Kong Bans Pro-Democracy Activist Chow From By-Election

The Hong Kong government banned pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow from running in a Legislative Council by-election, saying her political beliefs are contrary to the city’s constitution.
Saudi Frees Billionaires Including Alwaleed as Ritz Jail Empties

Saudi Frees Billionaires Including Alwaleed as Ritz Jail Empties

Saudi Arabia freed Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and several of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen from detention this weekend.
Casino Mogul Wynn Quits as GOP Finance Chief After Sex Allegations

Casino Mogul Wynn Quits as GOP Finance Chief After Sex Allegations

Billionaire Steve Wynn has stepped down as Republican National Committee finance chair, the RNC’s chairwoman said, a day after reports that the casino magnate had engaged in multiple instances of
Twitter Says Russian Bots Retweeted Trump 470,000 Times

Twitter Says Russian Bots Retweeted Trump 470,000 Times

Russian-linked Twitter bots shared Donald Trump’s tweets almost half a million times during the final months of the 2016 election, Twitter Inc. said in a submission to Congress.
No Cushy Digs for Turkish Gold Trader Who Helped Convict Banker

No Cushy Digs for Turkish Gold Trader Who Helped Convict Banker

When gold trader Reza Zarrab was taken from a U.S. jail after agreeing to testify about Turkish efforts to help Iranian sanctions evasion, speculation flourished about the luxe confines he might have
Trump Said to Have Wanted to Fire Mueller Last Year

Trump Said to Have Wanted to Fire Mueller Last Year

Bloomberg View's Tim O'Brien discusses President Donald Trump's alleged attempt to fire Robert Mueller last year. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman, Scarlet Fu and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You
Three Cabinet Ministers  Offer Brexit Assurances to U.K. Businesses

Three Cabinet Ministers Offer Brexit Assurances to U.K. Businesses

Three U.K. cabinet ministers promised a speedy agreement on a Brexit transition phase in an open letter to British businesses, seeking to give them certainty over the immediate future.
Trump's Trans Soldier Ban Should Be Put to Rest, Washington Says

Trump's Trans Soldier Ban Should Be Put to Rest, Washington Says

President Donald Trump’s stalled effort to ban transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. military can’t win in court and should be thrown out, the state of Washington told a federal judge.
Peterson's De Bolle Says Trump Was 'More Measured' in Davos

Peterson's De Bolle Says Trump Was 'More Measured' in Davos

Monica De Bolle, Peterson Institute senior fellow, discusses President Donald Trump's 'America First' pitch at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. She speaks with Shery
Mexico's Fox Says Trump Has Exploited Fear

Mexico's Fox Says Trump Has Exploited Fear

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox, author of "Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets," discusses President Trump, Nafta, immigration and U.S.-Mexico relations on "Bloomberg Markets:
Pentagon Wins as Trump Readies a $716 Billion Budget Request

Pentagon Wins as Trump Readies a $716 Billion Budget Request

President Donald Trump will propose $716 billion in defense spending in his fiscal 2019 budget request, a 7.2 percent from his request for this year that backs the Pentagon’s push for a major buildup,
Trump the Salesman Urges Davos to Stop Worrying and Buy American

Trump the Salesman Urges Davos to Stop Worrying and Buy American

Davos may have been expecting Donald Trump the flamethrower on Friday. Instead it got Donald Trump the salesman.
Wynn Resorts Tumbles as Founder Accused of Pattern of Harassment

Wynn Resorts Tumbles as Founder Accused of Pattern of Harassment

Wynn Resorts Ltd. shares sank more than 8 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported that its founder, casino industry legend Steve Wynn, sexually harassed numerous women over many years.

U.S. Hits Ukraine Separatists, Russian Officials With Sanctions

The Trump administration is punishing 21 people and nine companies with sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.
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