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Schulz Signals No Blank Check for France on European Policy

Schulz Signals No Blank Check for France on European Policy

Germany’s Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz signaled he wouldn’t give France a blank check on European policy if he takes the party into a government with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Brexit Breakthrough Risks Leaving Brits in Europe ‘Landlocked’

Brexit Breakthrough Risks Leaving Brits in Europe ‘Landlocked’

The 1.5 million Brits living in Europe face being “landlocked” after Brexit because Friday’s deal doesn’t clarify whether they can move freely between European Union countries after the U.K.’s
Hungarian Ruling Party Lawmaker Mocks Soros With Image of Dead Pig

Hungarian Ruling Party Lawmaker Mocks Soros With Image of Dead Pig

A lawmaker from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party posted a photo of a dead pig on Facebook with a partially veiled reference to billionaire George Soros, who said the government was
Poland’s Incoming Prime Minister: ‘My Dream Is to Re-Christianize the EU’

Poland’s Incoming Prime Minister: ‘My Dream Is to Re-Christianize the EU’

Poland’s incoming prime minister threw down the gauntlet with the European Union, offering to "help the West with proper values" after his allies advanced a judicial overhaul that the bloc has
Congress Averts Shutdown, Stays Focused on Taxes

Congress Averts Shutdown, Stays Focused on Taxes

The U.S. Congress agreed to a two-week extension of federal funding, pushing the deadline to Dec. 22, while maintain a focus on passage of a tax plan. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg
Muslim World Rallies in Protest Against Trump’s Jerusalem Move

Muslim World Rallies in Protest Against Trump’s Jerusalem Move

Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, killing at least two people, in response to rockets fired by Palestinian protesters into Israel.
Brexit Deal in Brussels: What the Fine Print Says and What It Means

Brexit Deal in Brussels: What the Fine Print Says and What It Means

Theresa May got her Brexit breakthrough, ending six months of negotiations with the European Union. But celebration could be short-lived.
Lebanon Conference Calls for More Meetings to Aid Country

Lebanon Conference Calls for More Meetings to Aid Country

A conference held in Paris to help Lebanon ended Friday with pledges to hold three more conferences in European cities next year to support the country’s efforts to avoid being engulfed by the Middle
Trump Bailout of Coal Plant in Gas Country Has Locals Shrugging

Trump Bailout of Coal Plant in Gas Country Has Locals Shrugging

Backers of the government’s proposed bailout say it would add “resilience” to America’s electric grid by rewarding coal and nuclear plants for storing fuel on site.
Never Heard of Hoed & Shouders? It’s a Top Seller in Venezuela

Never Heard of Hoed & Shouders? It’s a Top Seller in Venezuela

Products such as Convenrt toothpaste and Yahnsan’s soap illustrate a knockoff brand bonanza in a country with massive product shortages.
Patagonia and the Big Business of Fighting Trump

Patagonia and the Big Business of Fighting Trump

The clothing company sees its lawsuit over national monuments as part of the mission, and good for sales.
South Africa Court Bypasses Zuma as It Demands Prosecutor Exit

South Africa Court Bypasses Zuma as It Demands Prosecutor Exit

The South African High Court ordered that National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams must vacate his post after ruling that the agreement for Mxolisi Nxasana to step aside in 2015 was
Balance of Power: Now for Theresa May’s Next Brexit Feat

Balance of Power: Now for Theresa May’s Next Brexit Feat

The Brexit breakthrough announced in Brussels in the early hours of Friday is a rare moment in the sun for Theresa May.
How to Launder $1 Billion of Iranian Oil

How to Launder $1 Billion of Iranian Oil

Over six days on the stand, a star witness for the FBI spun a stunning tale of corruption and double-dealing.
Brexit Breakthrough: Deal Reached to Unlock Negotiations

Brexit Breakthrough: Deal Reached to Unlock Negotiations

The U.K. and the European Union struck a deal to unlock divorce negotiations. Bloomberg's Jones Hayden reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe." (Source: Bloomberg)

Former LafargeHolcim CEO Charged With Syria Terrorism Funding

Former LafargeHolcim Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Eric Olsen was placed under formal investigation and charged with funding terrorist groups as part of a French probe into the cement maker’s
Trump Travel Ban Litigation Roadshow Returns to Virginia Court

Trump Travel Ban Litigation Roadshow Returns to Virginia Court

The legal battle over President Donald Trump’s travel ban resumes Friday in Richmond, Virginia, after a pit stop in Seattle, on an inevitable path back to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
Senator’s Shaky Obamacare Deal Poses Challenge for Tax Plan

Senator’s Shaky Obamacare Deal Poses Challenge for Tax Plan

Senator Susan Collins’s deal could unravel fast, putting the Maine lawmaker and her party in a tight spot as GOP leaders seek a major policy win in 2017.
Trump Signs Short-Term Spending Bill to Avert Shutdown

Trump Signs Short-Term Spending Bill to Avert Shutdown

President Donald Trump signed a two-week extension of federal funding that averts a government shutdown on Saturday but defers contentious decisions on spending on defense and domestic programs.
Tories Welcome May’s Brexit Deal as Farage Slams ‘Humiliation’

Tories Welcome May’s Brexit Deal as Farage Slams ‘Humiliation’

Supporters of Brexit split along familiar lines as they learned of Prime Minister Theresa May’s breakthrough in Brussels.