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U.S. Criticizes Pakistan for Freeing Alleged Mumbai Mastermind

U.S. Criticizes Pakistan for Freeing Alleged Mumbai Mastermind

The U.S. escalated its criticism of Pakistan’s decision to set free the alleged mastermind of the deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai, with the White House warning that the move may damage bilateral
Spain Supreme Court Takes Control of Catalan Separatist Probe

Spain Supreme Court Takes Control of Catalan Separatist Probe

A Spanish Supreme Court judge will take on the cases against ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and former members of his government who planned an illegal declaration of independence.
Texas Woman Accused of Mailing Bombs to Obama, Governor

Texas Woman Accused of Mailing Bombs to Obama, Governor

A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs to President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott that prosecutors say could have maimed or killed the two leaders.
May Wary of Being Bitten Again in Game of Brexit Brinkmanship

May Wary of Being Bitten Again in Game of Brexit Brinkmanship

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May right now cares more about the choreography of what happens next in Brexit negotiations than the kind of deal she’ll get when they end.

Russia Welcomes Sudan Leader Wanted for Genocide by World Court

Russia warmly welcomed relations with Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir, who’s wanted for crimes including genocide by the International Criminal Court, as he made his first visit to the country.
Poland's Conservative Government Approves Ban on Sunday Shopping

Poland's Conservative Government Approves Ban on Sunday Shopping

Poland’s ruling party approved a law that will gradually impose a ban on Sunday shopping, meeting the demand of its conservative Catholic supporters with a measure that risks undermining economic
Tangled Incentives Push Drugmakers Away From an Opioid Solution

Tangled Incentives Push Drugmakers Away From an Opioid Solution

For the drug industry, building a better pain pill is a problem.
Trump Says He’ll Golf With Tiger Woods, Speak With Erdogan

Trump Says He’ll Golf With Tiger Woods, Speak With Erdogan

President Donald Trump said he plans to speak to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday before playing golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.
Senate Floor Vote Looms for Trump's $1.4 Trillion Tax Cut

Senate Floor Vote Looms for Trump's $1.4 Trillion Tax Cut

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilii discusses President Trump's plan for a $1.4 trillion tax cut and GOP efforts on tax reform on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
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