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North Korea Speaks With Seoul as Trump Touts Nuke Button

North Korea Speaks With Seoul as Trump Touts Nuke Button

North Korea contacted authorities in Seoul over a hotline for the first time in about two years, paving the way for a thaw during the Winter Olympics despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s fresh taunts
Israeli Seen as Heir to Netanyahu Says Two-State Idea Is Over

Israeli Seen as Heir to Netanyahu Says Two-State Idea Is Over

An Israeli politician considered a leading candidate to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said world powers should stop trying to create a Palestinian state.
Iran’s Elite Guard Says Anti-Government Protests Are Over

Iran’s Elite Guard Says Anti-Government Protests Are Over

Thousands took part in pro-government rallies in Iran as the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps declared an end to the anti-establishment unrest that left about 20 people dead over the past
Suicide Bomber Strikes Mosque in Northeast Nigeria, Killing 14

Suicide Bomber Strikes Mosque in Northeast Nigeria, Killing 14

A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare
Nigeria Loses Almost Half Its Power Output After Pipeline Fire

Nigeria Loses Almost Half Its Power Output After Pipeline Fire

A fire at a Nigerian pipeline interrupted gas supplies to companies generating more than 3,000 megawatts in Africa’s most populous nation, the government said.
New Year, Another Spending Fight in Washington

New Year, Another Spending Fight in Washington

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses shifts within the Trump administration and a looming government shutdown. He speaks with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source:
Iran's Poor Turn Against Its Ruling Clerics

Iran's Poor Turn Against Its Ruling Clerics

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MIT President Says Immigrant Travel Ban Will Hurt U.S. Economy

MIT President Says Immigrant Travel Ban Will Hurt U.S. Economy

If higher education is under attack from restrictive U.S. immigration policies, the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology considers it a personal battle.
US Airstrike in Somalia Destroys Vehicle Carrying Explosives

US Airstrike in Somalia Destroys Vehicle Carrying Explosives

Mogadishu, Somalia (AP) -- The U.S. military says it has carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed two al-Shabab extremists and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives, "preventing it from
Pro-Brexit Fox Says Only Fools Would Rule U.K. Out of TPP Pact

Pro-Brexit Fox Says Only Fools Would Rule U.K. Out of TPP Pact

The U.K. will explore all options for future trade deals around the world after Brexit including a tie-up with countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said.
Norway Suspends Arms, Ammo Exports to U.A.E. Amid War in Yemen

Norway Suspends Arms, Ammo Exports to U.A.E. Amid War in Yemen

Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) -- Norway said Wednesday it has suspended exports of munitions and arms to the United Arab Emirates as a "precautionary line," based on its assessment of the situation in
Trump Hardens Immigration Stance Heading Into Shutdown Talks

Trump Hardens Immigration Stance Heading Into Shutdown Talks

President Donald Trump is hardening his demands for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, a dispute with congressional Democrats that hangs over talks this week to avoid a
Trudeau Embraces the Economy Just as It Begins to Gear Down

Trudeau Embraces the Economy Just as It Begins to Gear Down

All Justin Trudeau wants to talk about is the economy. That may change.
Bitcoin Falls Into Gray Area of Disclosure Rules for Congress

Bitcoin Falls Into Gray Area of Disclosure Rules for Congress

To guard against insider trading and financial conflicts, members of Congress and federal officials must file regular reports on their assets -- including stocks, bonds and derivatives.
Iran Minister Says Government Will Listen to Protester Demands

Iran Minister Says Government Will Listen to Protester Demands

Iran’s labor minister pledged to listen to the demands of protesters who’ve taken to the streets over the past week even as state-run media said counter-rallies are being staged to support the
Illiberal Leaders Vow Unity Amid Shrinking Post-Brexit EU Funds

Illiberal Leaders Vow Unity Amid Shrinking Post-Brexit EU Funds

Poland’s new premier urged a united front with Hungary in talks over the European Union’s next budget cycle, closing ranks against suggestions the two countries should get less aid for undermining the
North Korea Calls Hotline to South for the First Time in Two Years

North Korea Calls Hotline to South for the First Time in Two Years

North Korea contacted authorities in Seoul over a hotline for the first time in about two years, paving the way for a thaw during the Winter Olympics despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s fresh taunts
Brexit Bulletin: The Predictions Edition

Brexit Bulletin: The Predictions Edition

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Putin’s Rival Can’t Run for President, But He’s Still a Threat

Putin’s Rival Can’t Run for President, But He’s Still a Threat

Did the Russian leader add to Alexey Navalny’s protest prowess by barring him from this year’s election?
The Year That Makes or Breaks Brexit

The Year That Makes or Breaks Brexit

We take a look at various scenarios for 2018.