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Merkel Goes Back to Work as German Rivals Open Door to Coalition

Merkel Goes Back to Work as German Rivals Open Door to Coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her European Union partners it’s business as usual again as she returned to the international stage and the Social Democratic opposition leader opened the door to
Corbyn’s Labour Is Talking to a $57 Billion Hedge Fund That Bets Against the Pound

Corbyn’s Labour Is Talking to a $57 Billion Hedge Fund That Bets Against the Pound

The U.K. Labour Party is consulting a hedge fund that is betting against Britain’s currency and says the economy may need an International Monetary Fund bailout.
Egypt Suffers Worst Attack as 235 Killed in Mosque Assault

Egypt Suffers Worst Attack as 235 Killed in Mosque Assault

Militants armed with guns and explosives stormed a crowded mosque in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai on Friday, killing at least 235 people and wounding 109 others in the deadliest single attack in the
Merkel to Sit Down With Rival as German Coalition Edges Closer

Merkel to Sit Down With Rival as German Coalition Edges Closer

Germany’s opposition leader agreed to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel next week to discuss forming her next government.
Flynn Lawyers Said to Stop Cooperation With White House

Flynn Lawyers Said to Stop Cooperation With White House

Bloomberg's Stephanie Baker discusses the Russia probe and whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may be talking with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. She speaks on "Bloomberg
Mnangagwa Vows to Revive Zimbabwe’s Democracy, Economy

Mnangagwa Vows to Revive Zimbabwe’s Democracy, Economy

Emmerson Mnangagwa took office as Zimbabwe’s new president with pledges to hold democratic elections on time next year and to revive the economically distressed southern African nation.
Russia-OPEC Agree on Framework to Extend Oil Cuts

Russia-OPEC Agree on Framework to Extend Oil Cuts

OPEC and Russia have crafted the outline of a deal to extend their oil production cuts to the end of next year, although both sides are still hammering out crucial details, according to people
Balance of Power: Mueller’s the Elephant in the Room This December

Balance of Power: Mueller’s the Elephant in the Room This December

December will be a make-or-break month for U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul bid, and coincides with a dangerous distraction: signs that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia election

Former Nigerian Vice President Abubakar Quits Ruling Party

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar, seen as a potential contender for 2019 presidential elections, quit the ruling All Progressives Congress party, saying it lacked internal democracy.
Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn In as Second Zimbabwe Leader

Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn In as Second Zimbabwe Leader

Emmerson Mnangagwa is Zimbabwe’s new president after he was inaugurated in the capital, Harare.
Putin Peace Plan Gets Boost as Syria Opposition Unites for Talks

Putin Peace Plan Gets Boost as Syria Opposition Unites for Talks

Syria’s fragmented opposition agreed at a meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh to form a single bloc to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad, giving a boost to a Russian-led diplomatic drive to end

Franken Apologizes After Four Women Allege Inappropriate Touching

Democratic Senator Al Franken issued a Thanksgiving explanation and apology in the wake of four women alleging that he had touched them inappropriately, a message that ended with a promise to regain
The GOP Tax Plan Is Entering Its Make-or-Break Week

The GOP Tax Plan Is Entering Its Make-or-Break Week

The $1.4 trillion item on President Donald Trump’s wish list is headed into the legislative equivalent of a Black Friday scrum next week.
China Upholding UN Sanctions Against North Korea, Trade Figures Show

China Upholding UN Sanctions Against North Korea, Trade Figures Show

China reported no imports of coal, iron, lead, aluminum, zinc or copper from North Korea in October, according to a breakdown of Customs data released Friday.
Germany's SPD Decides to Accept Negotiations With Merkel

Germany's SPD Decides to Accept Negotiations With Merkel

Germany’s biggest opposition party said it’s open to talks on backing a government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, offering a way to restore political stability to Europe’s biggest economy.
Macron Turns Spotlight to Women’s Issues After Weinstein Scandal

Macron Turns Spotlight to Women’s Issues After Weinstein Scandal

France’s president “has made equality of the sexes a major objective of his presidency,” state secretary for gender equality Marlene Schiappa said in an interview
Big Tech Becomes Theresa May’s Scapegoat

Big Tech Becomes Theresa May’s Scapegoat

The prime minister is bashing Facebook and Twitter, although they’re cooperating with U.K. law enforcement on terrorism.
These Funds Bet on Catalonia Politics...and Won

These Funds Bet on Catalonia Politics...and Won

For proof that taking on political risk is a winning formula in Europe this year, look no further than Pimco’s wager on Spanish unity.
Eight Men Washed Ashore in Japan Claim to Be North Koreans

Eight Men Washed Ashore in Japan Claim to Be North Koreans

Eight men found on the northwestern coast of Japan late Thursday claim to be North Koreans whose boat broke down and drifted ashore on a fishing trip hundreds of miles from home.
Flynn’s Lawyers Have Stopped Cooperating With Trump’s Legal Team

Flynn’s Lawyers Have Stopped Cooperating With Trump’s Legal Team

The legal team for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has stopped sharing information with President Donald Trump’s lawyers about the special counsel’s investigation into Russian
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