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GOP Leaders Struggle to Avert Shutdown Following Fiery Rhetoric

GOP Leaders Struggle to Avert Shutdown Following Fiery Rhetoric

Republican leaders in Congress are angling for another short-term funding measure to avert a government shutdown at the end of this week while trying to keep a dispute over immigration separate from
Germany's Social Democrats Show Divide on Alliance With Merkel

Germany's Social Democrats Show Divide on Alliance With Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats began taking sides on forming a government with Angela Merkel as the party leadership stepped up efforts to convince doubters of the need for a rerun of their grand
Brexit Bulletin: Boris Fights Back

Brexit Bulletin: Boris Fights Back

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EU Toughens Demands on U.K. for Brexit Transition in Draft

EU Toughens Demands on U.K. for Brexit Transition in Draft

The European Union has stepped up the demands for concessions that the U.K. must make during the transition period that follows Brexit, pushing back the cut-off date for the acquisition of rights for
New U.S. Embassy Criticized By Trump Opens in London

New U.S. Embassy Criticized By Trump Opens in London

The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time.
Marriott Pulls Banned ‘Books’ From China Hotel to Avert Backlash

Marriott Pulls Banned ‘Books’ From China Hotel to Avert Backlash

Marriott International Inc., which apologized to China last week over perceived political slights on its website, has removed from a local hotel decorative copies of a book that alleges government
House Panel Wants Bannon to Explain Comey Firing: AP

House Panel Wants Bannon to Explain Comey Firing: AP

Washington (AP) -- Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President
China's Xi Urges Trump to Seek Settlement of Trade Disputes

China's Xi Urges Trump to Seek Settlement of Trade Disputes

Chinese leader Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump that the two sides must work together to find solutions to trade and economic disputes, state media reported.
Israel Turns the Screw on Tycoons

Israel Turns the Screw on Tycoons

Anger at close ties between government and business has spurred tighter regulation.
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.