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Macron Sets Out U.K.'s Brexit Options as Business Leans on May

French President Emmanuel Macron set out the Brexit options facing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, as business groups continued to press her to seek a close relationship with the European Union and
Mulvaney, Ryan Say Reopen Government, Then Talk About DACA

Mulvaney, Ryan Say Reopen Government, Then Talk About DACA

Congress should vote to open the government tonight or Monday, then there can be discussions about dealing with immigration and other larger issues, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said.
Merkel Closes in on Fourth Term With Her Familiar Coalition Ally

Merkel Closes in on Fourth Term With Her Familiar Coalition Ally

Chancellor Angela Merkel moved forward in her bid to form a fourth-term government after her prospective coalition partner agreed to shelve its misgivings and enter negotiations on a common policy
Pence Heads to Israel, Seeks to Restart Talks With Palestinians

Pence Heads to Israel, Seeks to Restart Talks With Palestinians

Vice President Mike Pence headed to Israel after asking leaders of Egypt and Jordan for help in restarting direct U.S. talks with the Palestinians, amid ebbing hopes of reaching a peace deal that’s
Six People Dead as Congo Security Forces, Protesters Clash

Six People Dead as Congo Security Forces, Protesters Clash

At least six people died when security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital on Sunday, the United Nations said.
Brexit Champion Farage Mulls Starting New Party, Times Says

Brexit Champion Farage Mulls Starting New Party, Times Says

Nigel Farage, former leader of the U.K. Independence Party and a champion of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, is considering forming a new pro-Brexit party, the Sunday Times reported.
Trump's U.K. Visit Should Be Welcomed, Johnson Says in Telegraph

Trump's U.K. Visit Should Be Welcomed, Johnson Says in Telegraph

President Donald Trump should be welcomed to Britain because the nation’s relationship with the U.S. is crucial for security and gives the U.K. its “single most extraordinary economic relationship,”
Iran Armed Forces to Sell ‘Irrelevant’ Businesses, Official Says

Iran Armed Forces to Sell ‘Irrelevant’ Businesses, Official Says

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards and other branches of the military have been instructed to sell off business holdings and commercial assets “irrelevant” to their main function, according to the
Hard Lines on Immigration Drove U.S. to a Shutdown Nobody Wanted

Hard Lines on Immigration Drove U.S. to a Shutdown Nobody Wanted

Everybody said they didn’t want a government shutdown.
Senate at Impasse as Votes Delayed Until Monday: Shutdown Update

Senate at Impasse as Votes Delayed Until Monday: Shutdown Update

The House and Senate were in session Sunday with a federal government shutdown in its second day amid a spending-bill impasse in Congress.
Now Comes the Fight Over Europe’s Future

Now Comes the Fight Over Europe’s Future

Economies are growing again, the flow of refugees has abated, but a potentially disruptive undercurrent remains strong.
Euro-Area ‘Linchpin’ Departs as Bloc Seeks to Start New Chapter

Euro-Area ‘Linchpin’ Departs as Bloc Seeks to Start New Chapter

In February 2015, shortly after Greece’s new anti-bailout government swept to power with promises of ending austerity, a little-known European official flew to Athens on a secret trip to deliver a
China Urges U.S. to Abandon ‘Cold War’ Mindset in Bilateral Ties

China Urges U.S. to Abandon ‘Cold War’ Mindset in Bilateral Ties

China’s National Defense Ministry said the U.S. should abandon a “Cold War” mindset and view Chinese national security and military efforts “rationally and objectively.”

Shutdown Shadows Pence in Cairo as He Begins Rescheduled Trip

Mike Pence arrived in the Middle East on Saturday, leaving his boss to fight Democrats over an federal government shutdown while he makes good on a three-country visit aimed at consolidating U.S.

U.K. Must Stay in Customs Union With EU, Business Group Says

The U.K. should ensure it stays in a close and comprehensive customs agreement with the European Union, providing tariff-free trade in all goods after Brexit, according to the leader of a major
Women March to Denounce Trump One Year After His Inauguration

Women March to Denounce Trump One Year After His Inauguration

In cities across the country, protesters highlighted a raft of issues while urging greater participation in the coming midterm elections.
Trump’s Davos Trip Is ‘Day-to-Day’ During Government Shutdown

Trump’s Davos Trip Is ‘Day-to-Day’ During Government Shutdown

The White House will decide “day-to-day” on whether President Donald Trump, members of his Cabinet and other administration officials will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this
Pence Sharpens Shutdown Attacks in Remarks to Overseas Troops

Pence Sharpens Shutdown Attacks in Remarks to Overseas Troops

Vice President Mike Pence used a visit with U.S. troops in the Middle East to blast Democrats for the partial government shutdown back in Washington, saying “you deserve better,” even as military
McConnell Threatens Early Monday Morning Vote: Shutdown Update

McConnell Threatens Early Monday Morning Vote: Shutdown Update

The House and Senate are in session Saturday as lawmakers try to resolve a spending impasse that partially shut down the federal government at 12:01 a.m.
U.S. Marchers for Women’s Rights Slam Trump, Encourage Voting

U.S. Marchers for Women’s Rights Slam Trump, Encourage Voting

Los Angeles (AP) -- Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's
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