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FBI Director Says Social Media Is ‘a Little More on My Radar’ Now

FBI Director Says Social Media Is ‘a Little More on My Radar’ Now

FBI Director Christopher Wray says social media is “a little more on my radar at the moment,” a wry reference to President Donald Trump’s frequent tweets denigrating the agency he heads and its role
Lawmakers Send Christie Bill Offering Amazon Tax Breaks for HQ

Lawmakers Send Christie Bill Offering Amazon Tax Breaks for HQ

New Jersey lawmakers on their final voting day of the lame-duck session sent outgoing Governor Chris Christie measures to boost pensions for some elected officials and offer Amazon.com Inc. tax breaks
Sen. Gardner on Immigration, Infrastructure, Marijuana

Sen. Gardner on Immigration, Infrastructure, Marijuana

Senator Cory Gardner, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and a Republican from Colorado, discusses immigration reform, infrastructure, and how federal and state law applies to marijuana
North Korea Wins Olympics Trip, But Discord Remains Over Nuclear Weapons

North Korea Wins Olympics Trip, But Discord Remains Over Nuclear Weapons

North Korea’s chief negotiator Ri Son Gwon struck a jovial tone as he sat down on Tuesday morning for his country’s first formal talks with South Korea in more than two years.
Tunisia's PM Urges Calm as Austerity Protests Turn Deadly

Tunisia's PM Urges Calm as Austerity Protests Turn Deadly

Tunisia’s premier called for calm on Tuesday and promised that economic hardships would ease next year after the country’s main opposition party urged Tunisians to step up demonstrations against
‘Historic’ Tax Cuts Axed as Denmark’s Anti-Immigrants Set Agenda

‘Historic’ Tax Cuts Axed as Denmark’s Anti-Immigrants Set Agenda

Denmark’s prime minister is abandoning what could have been the biggest tax cuts in a generation after the party he relies on for political survival said it would only back the plan if rules on
South Africa Lawmakers' Committee to Meet on Impeachment Rules

South Africa Lawmakers' Committee to Meet on Impeachment Rules

A South African parliamentary committee will hold two days of meetings to deliberate on rules to deal with the removal of a president.
Oprah ‘Intrigued’ But Not Planning Presidential Bid, Friend Says

Oprah ‘Intrigued’ But Not Planning Presidential Bid, Friend Says

Oprah Winfrey is not actively considering a run for president in 2020 but has been “intrigued” by the buzz sparked by her impassioned speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, her friend Gayle King said
GOP Agenda Plagued by Multiple Distractions

GOP Agenda Plagued by Multiple Distractions

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the many distractions happening in Washington, while the budget battle continues on Capitol Hill. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
France Tightens Controls on Chinese Investment to Protect Tech

France Tightens Controls on Chinese Investment to Protect Tech

France is tightening controls on Chinese investment to limit access to its technology, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on an official visit to Beijing.

No Deal or Norway Are May's Only Brexit Choices, Brookings Says

The U.K.’s potentially conflicting pledges on Ireland will propel it toward a Norway-style relationship with the European Union after Brexit, the Brookings Institution said.
Groups Backing GOP Congress Say 2017 Was Record Fundraising Year

Groups Backing GOP Congress Say 2017 Was Record Fundraising Year

Two groups focused on boosting House Speaker Paul Ryan’s agenda and the prospects of Republicans maintaining control of Congress said Tuesday they raised a combined $66 million in 2017, the best
‘Only Natural’ That EU Plans for Brexit No Deal, Spokesman Says

‘Only Natural’ That EU Plans for Brexit No Deal, Spokesman Says

The European Commission said it’s surprised U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis is questioning its contingency plans for failing to get a deal with Britain, adding that it was only following the
Poland's Ruling Party Shakes Up Cabinet After EU Sanctions Threat

Poland's Ruling Party Shakes Up Cabinet After EU Sanctions Threat

Poland’s prime minister shook up his cabinet, replacing almost half of an administration that has drawn the threat of European Union sanctions just hours before he traveled to meet the bloc’s
Britain's Ladies See Less Leisure as Men Enjoy Extra Five Hours

Britain's Ladies See Less Leisure as Men Enjoy Extra Five Hours

It’s not just the gender pay gap -- British women are lagging their male counterparts when it comes to downtime as well.
The North Koreans Come In From the Cold

The North Koreans Come In From the Cold

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U.K. Should Have `Canada Plus Plus Plus' Brexit Deal, Italy Says

U.K. Should Have `Canada Plus Plus Plus' Brexit Deal, Italy Says

Britain should be granted the “Canada plus plus plus” trade deal that Brexit Secretary David Davis has called for, Italian Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda said. He made the comments during
Israeli Parliament Tightens Limits to Shopping on Jewish Sabbath

Israeli Parliament Tightens Limits to Shopping on Jewish Sabbath

Israel’s Knesset authorized an ultra-Orthodox cabinet minister to close stores on the Jewish Sabbath, narrowly averting a crisis that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned could bring down his

Five Policies That Will Make or Break Merkel's Next Coalition

Angela Merkel is going for the familiar by seeking to extend her coalition with Germany’s Social Democrats, her partner for the past four years. That doesn’t mean her last-ditch bid to break months of
Fake News Risks Plaguing Brazil Elections, Top Fact-Checkers Say

Fake News Risks Plaguing Brazil Elections, Top Fact-Checkers Say

Brazil’s combination of political polarization and passion for social media offers fertile ground for fake news in the run-up to this year’s elections, leading fact checkers have warned.