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London's McGuinness Hopes for Progress on Brexit Talks

London's McGuinness Hopes for Progress on Brexit Talks

City of London Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness discusses the deadlock in Brexit talks and her hopes for progress after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May met with EU President Donald Tusk and other
White House Weighs Personal Mobile Phone Ban for Staff

White House Weighs Personal Mobile Phone Ban for Staff

The White House may ban its employees from using personal mobile phones while at work, raising concerns among some staffers including that they’ll be cut off from family and friends, according to
Meade to Seek Ruling Party Nod in Mexico’s 2018 Presidential Race

Meade to Seek Ruling Party Nod in Mexico’s 2018 Presidential Race

Jose Antonio Meade threw his hat in the ring to become the presidential candidate of Mexico’s ruling party in the July 2018 election, hours after resigning his post as finance minister.
Franken Apologizes Again While Saying He's Resuming Senate Work

Franken Apologizes Again While Saying He's Resuming Senate Work

Senator Al Franken apologized again for his behavior and said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” after several women accused him of inappropriate kissing and touching.
Trump-Appointed Judge Gets CFPB Lawsuit

Trump-Appointed Judge Gets CFPB Lawsuit

Leandra English’s battle to temporarily head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be decided by Washington U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump nominee.
Brexit Deal Hinges on Irish Border Riddle as Talks Go to Wire

Brexit Deal Hinges on Irish Border Riddle as Talks Go to Wire

Theresa May’s chances of getting a Brexit breakthrough in the coming days hinge on the prime minister convincing the Northern Ireland party that props up her government to accept the U.K. position on
Firebrand Brazilian Candidate Calls for Subsidized Gun Ownership

Firebrand Brazilian Candidate Calls for Subsidized Gun Ownership

Gun ownership should be subsidized, right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro told a gathering of business executives and reporters on Monday.
Pemex CEO Becomes Mexico’s Finance Minister

Pemex CEO Becomes Mexico’s Finance Minister

He succeeds Jose Antonio Meade, who announced plans to run for president. Carlos Trevino, Pemex’s chief administration officer, will become CEO.
Puerto Rico Hands FEMA Power to Approve Any Use of Hurricane Aid

Puerto Rico Hands FEMA Power to Approve Any Use of Hurricane Aid

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said the island has agreed to give the Federal Emergency Management Agency unprecedented power to oversee disaster-relief spending, a step that may mollify
Iran-Sanctions Trial Judge Confirms Atilla Is Only Defendant

Iran-Sanctions Trial Judge Confirms Atilla Is Only Defendant

Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla will be the only defendant in a U.S. trial over Iranian sanctions violations, the judge overseeing the case told potential jurors.
Marchionne, Barra to Meet With Pence Amid Discord Over Nafta

Marchionne, Barra to Meet With Pence Amid Discord Over Nafta

Executives from the U.S.-based automakers are set to meet with Vice President Mike Pence Monday amid tension over the Trump administration’s efforts to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Supreme Court Justices Signal Divide on Patent-Review System

Supreme Court Justices Signal Divide on Patent-Review System

U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled Monday they are divided over a review system that has invalidated hundreds of patents, hearing arguments in a case being closely watched by the technology and drug
U.S. Senate Pushes for Thursday Tax Plan Vote

U.S. Senate Pushes for Thursday Tax Plan Vote

Washington lawmakers are pushing to get a vote on proposed tax overhaul legislation by Thursday. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
Honduran Electoral Authority Goes Quiet as Opposition Takes Lead

Honduran Electoral Authority Goes Quiet as Opposition Takes Lead

Salvador Nasralla, Patriotic Alliance Party (Alianza) 2017 Honduran presidential candidate, center, casts a ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on
Treasury Market's Overlords Tackle Key Question of Transparency

Treasury Market's Overlords Tackle Key Question of Transparency

As Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other overseers of the $14.3 trillion U.S. government bond market gather Tuesday for a conference on the industry’s evolution, one key question looms large:
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Assault Rifle, Open-Carry Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Assault Rifle, Open-Carry Appeals

The U.S. Supreme Court steered clear of the intensifying gun debate after the mass shootings in Nevada and Texas, turning away two appeals from firearms advocates, including one that sought a
Dancing Ballerinas Help Kick Off Christmas at the White House

Dancing Ballerinas Help Kick Off Christmas at the White House

Ballerinas leaping to the strains of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" helped to launch this year's Christmas at the White House, featuring a traditional decor that Melania Trump chose for her family's
Gas Giant Norway Warns Brexit Parties to Keep It in the Game

Gas Giant Norway Warns Brexit Parties to Keep It in the Game

As it girds for the possibility that Britain and the EU won’t reach a Brexit deal before the end of the year, Norway wants Europe’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, to acknowledge the special status
Beijing Rage Over Child Abuse, Evictions Shows Xi Challenge

Beijing Rage Over Child Abuse, Evictions Shows Xi Challenge

Migrant workers in southern Beijing worry about where they’ll sleep after being evicted. In middle-class areas, abuse allegations have parents wondering if kindergartens are safe. They all blame the
Terror Extends Its Reach in Sinai, Creating a Village of Widows

Terror Extends Its Reach in Sinai, Creating a Village of Widows

The slaughter in Egypt’s northern Sinai region is the most deadly example of how Islamic State-inspired militants are switching to more mass-casualty assaults on civilians.