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Trump’s Tax Plan Triggers Ire From China to the EU

Trump’s Tax Plan Triggers Ire From China to the EU

The regions are expressing their concern that the bill may not comply with international rules and frustration about the effect it may have on local markets.
Angola Gem Firm Distances Itself From Former President’s Family

Angola Gem Firm Distances Itself From Former President’s Family

An Angolan state-owned diamond company is pulling out of an investment in a Swiss firm controlled by the husband of the billionaire daughter of the former president, as the country’s new leader
As May Scrambles to Save Brexit, ‘Doctor No’ Party Stands Firm

As May Scrambles to Save Brexit, ‘Doctor No’ Party Stands Firm

"You can’t have your cake and eat it" has always been the European Union’s mantra in Brexit negotiations. It turns out maybe Northern Ireland could, but history doesn’t bode well for an agreement.
U.K. Proposes Staying Close to EU Rules to Unlock Brexit Talks

U.K. Proposes Staying Close to EU Rules to Unlock Brexit Talks

The U.K. is seeking to rescue Brexit talks after this week’s embarrassing breakdown by signaling a change of tack that would mean staying close to European Union rules beyond its divorce from the
Key Trudeau Minister Stays in Beijing for Talks After Xi Dinner

Key Trudeau Minister Stays in Beijing for Talks After Xi Dinner

China and Canada continue to haggle over terms to launch free trade negotiations, with Justin Trudeau’s lead minister on the file staying behind in Beijing for talks.
Lebanon’s Hariri Says He’ll Stay in Office

Lebanon’s Hariri Says He’ll Stay in Office

Lebanon’s prime minister said he would remain in office after governing partners pledged to stay out of neighboring conflicts, a month after his resignation threatened to drag the country deeper into
Future Czech Premier Babis Calls for ‘Massive’ State Investment

Future Czech Premier Babis Calls for ‘Massive’ State Investment

The Czech Republic must significantly increase state spending on infrastructure projects, billionaire Andrej Babis said.
Nigerian Lawmakers Approve $74 Billion Three-Year Spending Plan

Nigerian Lawmakers Approve $74 Billion Three-Year Spending Plan

Nigerian lawmakers approved the government’s $74 billion expenditure plan for the next three years, paving the way for the adoption of the 2018 record budget aimed at spurring economic growth after a
Labour Attacks May’s EU Negotiations as ‘Embarrassment’ to U.K.

Labour Attacks May’s EU Negotiations as ‘Embarrassment’ to U.K.

The U.K.’s opposition Labour Party called Brexit Secretary David Davis to answer questions from lawmakers following the collapse of divorce talks, with their spokesman Keir Starmer calling
Europe Scolds Trump on Iran, Jerusalem in Tillerson Meeting

Europe Scolds Trump on Iran, Jerusalem in Tillerson Meeting

A joint press conference by the European Union’s foreign-policy chief and the U.S. Secretary of State descended into a thinly veiled exchange of rebukes, adding to signs of increased strain in the
Michael I, Last King of Romania, Dies at 96

Michael I, Last King of Romania, Dies at 96

He reigned as king of Romania during War World II until Communists forced him to abdicate and leave for exile in 1947.
Mueller Dives Into Trump's Deutsche Bank Records

Mueller Dives Into Trump's Deutsche Bank Records

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is said to have subpoenaed records relating to President Donald Trump's dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as part of his probe into Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

Malaysia 1MDB Scandal Is ‘Kleptocracy at Its Worst,’ Sessions Says

The alleged corruption related to a Malaysian state investment fund is “kleptocracy at its worst,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday.
Saudi King Absent at GCC Summit Overshadowed by Qatar Crisis

Saudi King Absent at GCC Summit Overshadowed by Qatar Crisis

The Saudi delegation was headed by Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Tuesday.
EU Says Onus Is on U.K. for Brexit Progress

EU Says Onus Is on U.K. for Brexit Progress

The European Commission said it is waiting for a sign from the U.K. government before Brexit negotiations can resume.

Oil Firms Pledge to Plug Methane Leaks in Bid to Burnish Image

As the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era curbs on greenhouse gas emissions, more than two dozen oil companies are uniting in a voluntary effort to pare methane leaks and better position

Germany Says Trump’s ‘Withdrawal’ Means Europe Must Step Up

The U.S. under President Donald Trump is losing its ability to shape global events, requiring Germany and France to jointly assert European interests, according to Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s acting
Balance of Power: Nearing a ‘Point of No Return’ for Turkey

Balance of Power: Nearing a ‘Point of No Return’ for Turkey

Turkey watchers are beginning to think the unthinkable might happen: A hard split of NATO’s second-largest military from the West.
How the Kremlin Tried to Pose as American News Sites on Twitter

How the Kremlin Tried to Pose as American News Sites on Twitter

Twitter has suspended dozens of accounts masquerading as U.S. news sources that had more than 500,000 followers.
U.K.'s Net Worth Nears 10 Trillion Pounds After Record 2016 Jump

U.K.'s Net Worth Nears 10 Trillion Pounds After Record 2016 Jump

The U.K.’s net worth increased the most on record last year, as the value of land continued to increase.