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Roy Moore’s Wife: ‘One of Our Attorneys Is a Jew’

Roy Moore’s Wife: ‘One of Our Attorneys Is a Jew’

The wife of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is defending her husband against accusations of bigotry by pointing out that one of their attorneys “is a Jew.”
U.S., EU Team Up Against China in Blasting World Trading System

U.S., EU Team Up Against China in Blasting World Trading System

The U.S. and Europe argued the world trading system is failing to live up to expectations, even as China defended the existing order and urged countries to forge ahead with globalization.

The View From Brussels: Where the EU Says Brexit Heads Next

The Brexit deal agreed last week was hailed by both sides as a major step forward. But it conceals plenty of pitfalls, unanswered questions and opportunities for new confrontations as talks head into
U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Sexual-Orientation Bias Case

U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Sexual-Orientation Bias Case

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a chance to decide whether the main federal job-bias law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Trump Plans to Give Final Push to GOP Tax Plan

Trump Plans to Give Final Push to GOP Tax Plan

Work continues on Capitol Hill on finalizing tax legislation as President Donald Trump prepares to tout the plan in a speech on Wednesday. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg

Angola Too Small for Four Phone Operators, Dos Santos Says

Angola’s plan to allow a fourth telecommunications company to enter the market will make life tougher for existing operators and probably lead to consolidation, according to Isabel dos Santos,
Abu Dhabi Says It Paid ‘Right’ Price for $450 Million Da Vinci

Abu Dhabi Says It Paid ‘Right’ Price for $450 Million Da Vinci

A senior Abu Dhabi official said the Gulf emirate has paid the right price to acquire Leonardo da Vinci’s $450 million painting “Salvator Mundi,” to be displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Some Brits Aren’t Living as Long. Is Austerity to Blame?

Some Brits Aren’t Living as Long. Is Austerity to Blame?

Lengthening lifespans are no longer something Britons can take for granted.
Putin Says Russia Will Resume Flights to Cairo

Putin Says Russia Will Resume Flights to Cairo

President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Egypt that Russia will restore flights to Cairo, two years after it suspended air links when terrorists blew up a passenger jet.
Uber Stays on London Streets Until at Least April on Appeal

Uber Stays on London Streets Until at Least April on Appeal

Uber Technologies Inc.’s London fate won’t be decided until mid-way through 2018 after a judge said that she will schedule an appeal hearing in either April or June, meaning the company can operate in
Why Trump Is Painting a Rosy Picture on Red Tape

Why Trump Is Painting a Rosy Picture on Red Tape

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Nuns’ Coffins Become Latest Flashpoint in Catalan Dispute

Nuns’ Coffins Become Latest Flashpoint in Catalan Dispute

The removal of religious artifacts from a Catalan museum has become the latest flashpoint in the region’s independence dispute.
Putin Claims Victory at Syria Base on Triumphal Mideast Tour

Putin Claims Victory at Syria Base on Triumphal Mideast Tour

President Vladimir Putin made a surprise stop at Russia’s airbase in Syria to declare “victory” in his two-year military campaign, part of a whirlwind three-nation Middle East tour aimed at
How China’s Anti-Smog Push Left Citizens Freezing

How China’s Anti-Smog Push Left Citizens Freezing

Increased gas burning has resulted in shortages in some of the chilly northern provinces as winter approaches, leaving citizens freezing and businesses hamstrung.

URGENT: Russia's Putin Stops At Russian Military Base in Syria

Moscow (AP) -- The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria.
Ambitious Climate Suit Pitting Teens Against Trump Faces Test

Ambitious Climate Suit Pitting Teens Against Trump Faces Test

When a group of 21 kids sued the federal government a couple of years ago for failing to protect the country’s air, land and water, it didn’t seem likely to get very far.
Defiant Netanyahu Pushes Back Against EU Pressure on Jerusalem

Defiant Netanyahu Pushes Back Against EU Pressure on Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented Israel as a guarantor of European Union security, as he sought to push back against increasing pressure from the bloc for a more conciliatory policy toward
Manafort Pal Still Profiting From Mostly Silent Pro-Trump Group

Manafort Pal Still Profiting From Mostly Silent Pro-Trump Group

Laurance Gay, the godfather to one of Manafort’s daughters, has been paid about $830,000 since the creation of Rebuilding America Now in June 2016.
The Middle Class Might Not Even Notice If the GOP Cuts Their Taxes

The Middle Class Might Not Even Notice If the GOP Cuts Their Taxes

And “most families won’t see anything” until April 2019.