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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.
Ethics Panel Expands Probe Into Republican Blake Farenthold

Ethics Panel Expands Probe Into Republican Blake Farenthold

The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas.
U.K.'s Irish Fudge Will Come Back to Haunt May as Foster Hedges

U.K.'s Irish Fudge Will Come Back to Haunt May as Foster Hedges

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May managed to kick the Irish border question far enough down the road to allow Brexit talks to move on. But Arlene Foster, who keeps her in power, hasn’t gone away.
U.K., EU Strike Deal to Unlock Brexit Negotiations

U.K., EU Strike Deal to Unlock Brexit Negotiations

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May speak to reporters about reaching a deal with the U.K. government on the Irish border that will allow Brexit talks to
Brexit Breakthrough Deal Shows Give and Take: Some Key Points

Brexit Breakthrough Deal Shows Give and Take: Some Key Points

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described it as a negotiation where both sides -- the European Union and the U.K. -- “had to listen to each other, adjust their position and show a
Brexit Bulletin: Breakthrough Before Breakfast

Brexit Bulletin: Breakthrough Before Breakfast

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EU's Juncker Says Breakthrough Made in Brexit Talks

EU's Juncker Says Breakthrough Made in Brexit Talks

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks to reporters about reaching a deal with the U.K. government on the Irish border that will allow Brexit talks to move on to the second phase. (Source:
May Has Got Her Brexit Breakthrough, Now For the Hard Part

May Has Got Her Brexit Breakthrough, Now For the Hard Part

The U.K. and the European Union struck a deal to unlock divorce negotiations, opening the way for talks on what businesses are keenest to nail down -- the nature of the post-Brexit future.
Corbyn's Message to Utilities Is That Paying Tax Won't Save You

Corbyn's Message to Utilities Is That Paying Tax Won't Save You

The U.K.’s opposition Labour Party warned utility companies they can’t escape its plans to put them back under government control and that their efforts to change financial habits were just cosmetic.
Defiant Merkel Critics Press Her to Consider Minority Rule

Defiant Merkel Critics Press Her to Consider Minority Rule

If Angela Merkel has emerged weaker from the fall election and failed attempt to form a coalition, then some in her party want to weaken her further still.
Japan's Lone Gay Lawmaker Says Same-Sex Marriage Will Take Years

Japan's Lone Gay Lawmaker Says Same-Sex Marriage Will Take Years

Facing opposition from conservative elements in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party, Japan’s only openly gay lawmaker said it could take a decade for the country to legalize same-sex
Nunes Cleared in Ethics Probe of Disclosing Classified Material

Nunes Cleared in Ethics Probe of Disclosing Classified Material

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was cleared by the Ethics Committee of disclosing classified information, opening the way for him to resume full control of the panel’s investigation