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Turkey Says Trump Pledged to End U.S. Arming of Syrian Kurds

Turkey Says Trump Pledged to End U.S. Arming of Syrian Kurds

President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. would stop arming Kurdish fighters in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said Friday, ending a policy that had inflamed
Jailed Brazilian Lawmaker Loses Right to Work in Congress

Jailed Brazilian Lawmaker Loses Right to Work in Congress

A jailed Brazilian lawmaker on day release has lost his right to work in Congress, following a unanimous decision by an appeals court in Brasilia.
U.K.'s May Is Set Dinner Deadline for Brexit Progress in 10 Days

U.K.'s May Is Set Dinner Deadline for Brexit Progress in 10 Days

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has 10 days to come up with a new offer on the Brexit divorce bill if she wants to break the deadlock in negotiations before the end of the year.
FDP's Beer Says Merkel Was Ready to Accommodate Greens

FDP's Beer Says Merkel Was Ready to Accommodate Greens

Nicola Beer, general secretary of the Free Democratic Party, discusses the role German Chancellor Angela Merkel played in the failed negotiations for a "Jamaica" coalition. She speaks with Bloomberg's
Merkel Rival Opens Door to German Coalition

Merkel Rival Opens Door to German Coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her EU partners it’s business as usual again as she returned to the international stage and the Social Democratic opposition leader opened the door to a governing
Turkey: U.S. to Stop Arming Syrian Kurdish Fighters

Turkey: U.S. to Stop Arming Syrian Kurdish Fighters

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart that the United States will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters.
Russia Loses Sochi Olympic Crown as Doping Scandal Claims Medals

Russia Loses Sochi Olympic Crown as Doping Scandal Claims Medals

Russia lost its top ranking in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics when it was stripped of two more gold medals in the doping scandal that’s engulfed the nation’s athletes.
Merkel Was Ready to Back Greens on EU Pot of Money, FDP Says

Merkel Was Ready to Back Greens on EU Pot of Money, FDP Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was poised to back an additional financial facility for the euro area before talks on forming a governing coalition broke down, a Free Democratic Party negotiator said.
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.