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Rift Opens Between Trump and Top Donors Over Trade, Immigration

Rift Opens Between Trump and Top Donors Over Trade, Immigration

President Donald Trump’s restrictive views on trade, which play to his political base and are likely to be debated in this year’s congressional elections, are creating a rift with some of the
Some Republicans Fear Party’s Attacks on FBI Will Backfire

Some Republicans Fear Party’s Attacks on FBI Will Backfire

Some Republicans seeking to undermine the investigations into President Donald Trump are aiming their fire at a constituency the GOP has traditionally championed: law enforcement.
SEC Weighs a Big Gift to Companies: Blocking Investor Lawsuits

SEC Weighs a Big Gift to Companies: Blocking Investor Lawsuits

In its determination to reverse a two-decade slump in U.S. stock listings, a regulator might offer companies an extreme incentive to go public: the ability to bar aggrieved shareholders from suing.

Merkel Steps Up Tempo of German Talks to Renew Alliance With SPD

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her prospective coalition partners stepped up the pace of talks to end Germany’s political impasse, setting a nine-day timeline for a final deal on a government platform.
Trump's Davos Debut Woos CEOs

Trump's Davos Debut Woos CEOs

Donald Trump has already made waves in Davos ahead of his keynote speech on Friday. So far he's met with the leaders of the U.K. and Israel and a number of CEOs. Bloomberg's Andrew Barden reports on
Brexit Bulletin: The Fight’s Back On

Brexit Bulletin: The Fight’s Back On

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America First Is Good for the World, Trump Says: Davos Update

America First Is Good for the World, Trump Says: Davos Update

Billionaires, world leaders and investors are gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting to hobnob and discuss topics ranging from the global economy and sexual
Trump Apologizes for Retweets That Strained Relations With U.K.

Trump Apologizes for Retweets That Strained Relations With U.K.

President Donald Trump appeared to make a rare public apology on Friday for retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by a British political activist two months ago, a social media misstep that hurt U.S.
The Hurdles That Remain to Merkel’s Fourth Term

The Hurdles That Remain to Merkel’s Fourth Term

The Social Democrats are struggling with internal party divisions that could yet derail the formation of a government.
Trump Wanted to Fire Mueller Last Year, Sources Say

Trump Wanted to Fire Mueller Last Year, Sources Say

President Donald Trump wanted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in June, three people familiar with the matter said, raising concerns among his top aides and closest supporters that Trump would
Putin’s Enemies See Spring in Russia’s Heartland

Putin’s Enemies See Spring in Russia’s Heartland

The presidential election is a lost cause for opponents, but poverty and corruption may be turning once-reliable supporters against the Kremlin.
What Might Happen If Trump Orders Mueller Fired

What Might Happen If Trump Orders Mueller Fired

President Donald Trump says he doesn’t intend to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign that has spilled over to Trump’s
China Considers Merger of Banking, Insurance Watchdogs

China Considers Merger of Banking, Insurance Watchdogs

China is considering a merger of its banking and insurance regulators, people familiar with the matter said, as it seeks to better coordinate its attempts to counter financial risks in the world’s
Solar Developer Sees Trump Tariffs Giving Gas Rivals a Boost

Solar Developer Sees Trump Tariffs Giving Gas Rivals a Boost

SolarReserve LLC, a California-based renewable-energy developer, said President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on solar equipment imports will benefit the U.S. gas industry.
Trump Ordered Mueller Fired But Later Backed Down, NYT Says

Trump Ordered Mueller Fired But Later Backed Down, NYT Says

President Donald Trump last year ordered the firing of Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the U.S. probe into Russia’s alleged election interference, the New York Times reported.
When Trump Puts America First, These Commodities Are at Risk

When Trump Puts America First, These Commodities Are at Risk

Commodities would be particularly exposed if U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on foreign solar panels and washing machines sparks a tit-for-tat trade war with nations around
Daring Protesters, Romania Picks Tainted Officials for Cabinet

Daring Protesters, Romania Picks Tainted Officials for Cabinet

Unperturbed by mass street demonstrations and European Union warnings over judicial reform, Romania’s ruling party is doubling down on its controversial agenda.
EU Is Open to Brexit Transition Lasting Beyond 2020, Sources Say

EU Is Open to Brexit Transition Lasting Beyond 2020, Sources Say

As the European Union presents its plan for the U.K.’s Brexit transition, many governments are willing to push the expiration date beyond the December 2020 deadline they’ll set out as their official
U.S. Forces Practice Cyberattacks to Counter North Korean Threat

U.S. Forces Practice Cyberattacks to Counter North Korean Threat

U.S. forces in South Korea and the Pacific are honing their capability to conduct offensive cyber operations, according to the Pentagon’s testing office, a sign digital warfare is taking on added
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