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Trump to Shrink Utah Monuments Holding Artifacts, Minerals

Trump to Shrink Utah Monuments Holding Artifacts, Minerals

President Donald Trump said Monday that he’ll shrink two national monuments in Utah that contain stunning red-sandstone vistas, historic relics and energy resources, arguing his predecessor
Justices Suggest They May Let States Legalize Sports Gambling

Justices Suggest They May Let States Legalize Sports Gambling

U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they may uphold New Jersey’s legalization of sports gambling, in a move that could ripple quickly across the country and let other states grab some of the
Europe to Weigh If U.S. Tax Cuts Violate Global Trade Rules

Europe to Weigh If U.S. Tax Cuts Violate Global Trade Rules

European Union finance ministers will discuss U.S. legislation to slash taxes at a meeting in Brussels Tuesday and whether the new plan violates international trade rules.
May Breaks From Key Juncker Lunch to Call Northern Irish Ally

May Breaks From Key Juncker Lunch to Call Northern Irish Ally

Prime Minister Theresa May broke away from her key lunch meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to call the head of the Northern Irish party that has threatened to bring down
May Risks Brexit Mutiny With Irish Deal

May Risks Brexit Mutiny With Irish Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May’s reported Brexit concession to the European Union on Northern Ireland risked further disuniting the U.K. as regional leaders at either end of the country immediately called
Eli Lake: Flynn Guilty Plea Doesn't Tell Us Much

Eli Lake: Flynn Guilty Plea Doesn't Tell Us Much

Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake examines the question of collusion between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Lake is a Bloomberg
Nordea's Move Into Bank Union Raises Stakes on Deposit Insurance

Nordea's Move Into Bank Union Raises Stakes on Deposit Insurance

As it prepares to welcome a bank that will dwarf its $256 billion economy, Finland is eager to end a two-year logjam in talks over a common deposit-insurance system in the euro zone.
Houston Rebuffed by U.S. Supreme Court on Same-Sex Benefits

Houston Rebuffed by U.S. Supreme Court on Same-Sex Benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court let a challenge go forward to Houston’s practice of providing benefits to the same-sex spouses of city employees, leaving intact a Texas Supreme Court decision that calls the
Trump Sees 'Very Big Day' for U.S. Stock Market

Trump Sees 'Very Big Day' for U.S. Stock Market

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the impact of tax reform on the stock market and what he considers "unfair" treatment of General Michael Flynn. He speaks to reporters before leaving for a trip
GOP Senator Chuck Grassley: The Wealthy Invest, Others Spend on Booze or Women

GOP Senator Chuck Grassley: The Wealthy Invest, Others Spend on Booze or Women

Washington (AP) -- A top Republican senator said Monday his comments were misinterpreted when he defended GOP efforts to scale back the federal estate taxes because it helps those who invest rather
Mallya Funded Formula-1 Team With Kingfisher Fraud, Lawyer Says

Mallya Funded Formula-1 Team With Kingfisher Fraud, Lawyer Says

A lawyer for Indian prosecutors rejected the “grandiose narrative” that Vijay Mallya is the victim of a government conspiracy and urged a London court to extradite the Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. founder
Limpopo Province Backs Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's ANC

Limpopo Province Backs Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's ANC

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa won the endorsement of a fifth province to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of the ruling party, giving him a commanding lead in the nomination
Saudis Bomb Yemen Palace as War Takes New Turn With Saleh Death

Saudis Bomb Yemen Palace as War Takes New Turn With Saleh Death

Saudi Arabian warplanes bombed the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital, stepping up attacks on Houthi rebels after they killed the country’s former president just when he appeared set to switch
Gandhi Set to Take Congress Leadership as India Poll Intensifies

Gandhi Set to Take Congress Leadership as India Poll Intensifies

Rahul Gandhi is set to take the reins of India’s opposition Congress party from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who led the organization for two decades.
China and Canada Fail to Agree on Launching Free Trade Talks

China and Canada Fail to Agree on Launching Free Trade Talks

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and China's Premier Li Keqiang (R) attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Fred DUFOUR
Trump Endorses Roy Moore for Senate, Despite Sex Allegations

Trump Endorses Roy Moore for Senate, Despite Sex Allegations

President Donald Trump gave Alabama Republican Roy Moore his full endorsement in a U.S. Senate special election, overlooking allegations by multiple women that the former state Supreme Court justice
Eleventh Hour Brexit Upset Sets New Deadline for Theresa May

Eleventh Hour Brexit Upset Sets New Deadline for Theresa May

Theresa May came closer than ever on Monday to the Brexit deal she’s been working on for months. A last-minute upset over the Irish border left all parties embarrassed and doesn’t bode well for a
Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Son Says Missile May Be Chance for North Korea Talks

Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Son Says Missile May Be Chance for North Korea Talks

The youngest son of former President Kim Dae Jung is one of just a few South Koreans to have met Kim Jong Un. He hopes a second meeting isn’t far away.
Balance of Power: Trump May Make Good on Jerusalem Promise

Balance of Power: Trump May Make Good on Jerusalem Promise

U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be seriously considering recognizing contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that risks enraging Arab opinion.
Greece Just Witnessed Something It Hasn’t Seen Since 2006

Greece Just Witnessed Something It Hasn’t Seen Since 2006

Greece’s economy expanded for a third straight quarter for the first time in more than a decade, providing a foundation for the country’s attempts to exit its bailout program next year.