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Germany to Demand U.K. Pay for Post-Brexit Bank Access

Germany to Demand U.K. Pay for Post-Brexit Bank Access

Germany will demand the U.K. pay for the privilege of its financial firms having access to European Union markets after Brexit as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government maintains a hard-line stance
China, Japan Criticize Canada’s Bid to Play North Korea Mediator

China, Japan Criticize Canada’s Bid to Play North Korea Mediator

Two of North Korea’s closest neighbors have criticized Canada’s effort to help coordinate the international response to Kim Jong Un’s weapons program.
Czech President Vows Continued Backing for Billionaire Prime Minister

Czech President Vows Continued Backing for Billionaire Prime Minister

Czech President Milos Zeman, who’s vying for re-election this month, pledged to stand by Prime Minister Andrej Babis even if his minority cabinet fails to win parliamentary approval on its first try.
May to Meet Financiers to Talk Post-Brexit Trade Deal

May to Meet Financiers to Talk Post-Brexit Trade Deal

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet a group of City financiers on Thursday to discuss safeguarding London’s financial services in any trade deal with the European Union following Brexit.
Ex-State Treasurer Cowell Named CEO of Girls Who Invest

Ex-State Treasurer Cowell Named CEO of Girls Who Invest

North Carolina’s former state treasurer was named chief executive officer of Girls Who Invest, the nonprofit that’s sent recruits to Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group LP and other big investment
What Will Donald Trump Find in Davos?

What Will Donald Trump Find in Davos?

No U.S. president has attended the Alpine confab in almost two decades. Trump’s reception could be as chilly as the weather.
Trump Lawyer Hits Back Against Russia Dossier

Trump Lawyer Hits Back Against Russia Dossier

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Republican Tax Plan Hurts Colleges in Blue States Most

Republican Tax Plan Hurts Colleges in Blue States Most

A new levy on university endowments will hit schools primarily in Democratic jurisdictions.
Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's Delegation to Davos

Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's Delegation to Davos

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead to nation’s delegation to World Economic Forum gathering in Davos later this month, the presidency said in an emailed statement.
In Colombia, Marxist Rebels Hold the Oil Industry Hostage

In Colombia, Marxist Rebels Hold the Oil Industry Hostage

Guerrillas have resumed attacks on critical energy infrastructure, threatening the government’s pursuit of foreign investors.
Breitbart Rift With Bannon Gives Conservative Rivals an Opening

Breitbart Rift With Bannon Gives Conservative Rivals an Opening

Breitbart News was already contending with an exodus of advertisers. Now the public face of the conservative outlet is gone, and competitors are licking their chops.
Business Lobby Risks Clash With Trump on Trade, Immigration

Business Lobby Risks Clash With Trump on Trade, Immigration

Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue called for pro-trade policy and immigration changes and warned against dysfunction in Washington, setting up the largest business lobby for potential

Catalan Separatists Rally Behind Puigdemont for President

Catalonia’s two main pro-independence parties agreed to support ousted regional president Carles Puigdemont’s bid for a second term in office to mount a new challenge to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano
Zuma Agrees to a Gupta Probe in Bid to Keep Job

Zuma Agrees to a Gupta Probe in Bid to Keep Job

South African President Jacob Zuma agreed to the appointment of a commission to probe allegations that his son’s business partners had exerted undue influence over state decisions, a move aimed at
U.K. Factories on Best Run Since 1997 Amid Global Upswing

U.K. Factories on Best Run Since 1997 Amid Global Upswing

U.K. manufacturers posted a seventh consecutive month of expansion in November as sectors from food producers to makers of games and sports equipment increased output.
Lobbyists Have a New Secret Weapon

Lobbyists Have a New Secret Weapon

Walmart’s successful campaign to kill a piece of the tax bill it hated was greased by computer code designed in a Harvard dorm room.
Deutsche Bank Ties May Spur Recusals by New U.S. Attorneys

Deutsche Bank Ties May Spur Recusals by New U.S. Attorneys

The newest U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan don’t need formal introductions to Deutsche Bank AG.
Trump Again Demands Wall as Lawmakers Chase Immigration Deal

Trump Again Demands Wall as Lawmakers Chase Immigration Deal

President Donald Trump said he’s not backing down on funding a border wall in any immigration deal as lawmakers from both parties were rushing to cobble together an agreement that can survive
Congo May More Than Double Tax on Critical Cobalt Supply

Congo May More Than Double Tax on Critical Cobalt Supply

The Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing to more than double a tax on two-thirds of global cobalt supply, potentially increasing the cost of the critical battery metal just as the world begins to
Tunisians Clash With Police as Protests Over Economy Build

Tunisians Clash With Police as Protests Over Economy Build

Tunisian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators in the capital, Tunis, as increasingly violent protests test a government struggling to put its finances in order and attract