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Canada, U.K. Renew Demands on Boeing to Drop Bombardier Dispute

Canada, U.K. Renew Demands on Boeing to Drop Bombardier Dispute

Canada and the U.K. are continuing to press Boeing Co. to drop its trade challenge of Bombardier Inc., with one Canadian minister saying any resolution must also include the cancellation of U.S.
U.K. Growth Outlook Dims as Household Spending Seen Weaker

U.K. Growth Outlook Dims as Household Spending Seen Weaker

The U.K. economy isn’t going to pick up for at least the next two years as consumers struggle to lift spending.
Oil Spill at Sea From Burned Ship off China Spreads ‘Noticeably’

Oil Spill at Sea From Burned Ship off China Spreads ‘Noticeably’

The oil slick caused by the stricken Iranian tanker in the East China Sea has spread “noticeably,” raising the prospect for wider environmental damage from what could be the worst spill in decades.
The Leader of Italy's Next Government May Not Even Be on the Ballot

The Leader of Italy's Next Government May Not Even Be on the Ballot

With polls showing Italy could be paralyzed by a divided parliament after its March election, stand-in Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni may be set for an extended run in office.
GOP Leaders Weigh Stopgap Bill to Avert Govt. Shutdown

GOP Leaders Weigh Stopgap Bill to Avert Govt. Shutdown

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider talks about a possible U.S. government shutdown and a GOP stopgap bill. Schneider also speaks about President Trump's first year in office on "Bloomberg
Hong Kong Court to Rule Later on 3 Activists' Prison Terms

Hong Kong Court to Rule Later on 3 Activists' Prison Terms

Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the
Palestinian Leaders Urge Abbas to Withdraw Recognition of Israel

Palestinian Leaders Urge Abbas to Withdraw Recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders called on President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw recognition of Israel and break off security cooperation, in a move that follows the Trump administration naming Jerusalem as the
Airbus Condemns Brexit, Trump as Double Protectionist Threat

Airbus Condemns Brexit, Trump as Double Protectionist Threat

Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders slammed Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-America trade policies as presenting twin threats to its business.
Bitcoin Can't Save World's Autocrats From the Sanctions Squeeze

Bitcoin Can't Save World's Autocrats From the Sanctions Squeeze

Vladimir Putin’s finance ministry wants to let cryptocurrencies trade on official Russian exchanges. Kim Jong Un’s hackers are stealing digital cash. Nicolas Maduro hopes a cryptocurrency backed by
Farmer-Herder Violence in Central Nigeria Challenges Buhari

Farmer-Herder Violence in Central Nigeria Challenges Buhari

Already grappling with Islamist militants in the northeast, secessionists in the east and unrest in the oil-rich Niger River delta, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is facing an upsurge in violence
Xi Jinping’s Debt Clampdown Has Left a Trail of Dead Projects

Xi Jinping’s Debt Clampdown Has Left a Trail of Dead Projects

In most of China, the economy is powering through Xi’s borrowing bottleneck. But for less-developed areas, the story is not so simple.
U.S. Treasury’s List of Putin ‘Oligarchs’ Jolts Russia’s Elite Class

U.S. Treasury’s List of Putin ‘Oligarchs’ Jolts Russia’s Elite Class

The U.S. Treasury Department is finishing its first official list of “oligarchs” close to President Vladimir Putin’s government, setting off a flurry of moves by wealthy Russians to shield their
Romanian Government Falls as PM Loses Feud With Party Boss

Romanian Government Falls as PM Loses Feud With Party Boss

Romania’s government collapsed for the second time in less than a year as Prime Minister Mihai Tudose lost a struggle with the Black Sea nation’s powerful ruling-party boss.
Trudeau Minister Takes Pro-Nafta Message to Detroit Auto Show

Trudeau Minister Takes Pro-Nafta Message to Detroit Auto Show

The U.S., Canada and Mexico need Nafta to keep the auto sector growing, according to Justin Trudeau’s innovation minister.
German SPD Leader 'Optimistic' Party Will Back Talks With Merkel

German SPD Leader 'Optimistic' Party Will Back Talks With Merkel

German Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz said he’s “optimistic” the party will support coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc, saying a renewed coalition between the rivals will be

GOP Sees Possible DACA Deal as Trump Bemoans Sticking Points

Republican lawmakers held out hope that a deal can be reached allowing young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S., despite President Donald Trump saying the effort is “probably dead” amid
Russia Weighs Biggest Spending Spree Since Putin’s Re-Election

Russia Weighs Biggest Spending Spree Since Putin’s Re-Election

Russia’s government is discussing a proposal to turn on the fiscal taps in what would be the biggest domestic spending spree since President Vladimir Putin last ran for re-election in 2012.
Nafta Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

Nafta Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

The three ministers leading negotiations to revamp Nafta will get two chances for face-to-face talks this month, including one near the slopes of Davos.

Ethiopia Pledges to Release 528 People in First Round of Pardons

Ethiopia said it’s preparing to release 528 detainees including the chairman of an opposition party, state-affiliated media reported, in what would be the first round of pardons announced by the
The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

Carillion Plc, the U.K. construction and services company that collapsed under 1.6 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) of debt, was hardly a household name. But its failure puts another big problem into