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Palestinian Factions Call for Elections Before End of 2018

Palestinian Factions Call for Elections Before End of 2018

Palestinian factions meeting in Cairo called on President Mahmoud Abbas to hold legislative and presidential elections by the end of 2018 to cement a recent agreement to end a decade of splits that
Iran Sees Its Rivals Uniting as Israel Talks Up Saudi Ties

Iran Sees Its Rivals Uniting as Israel Talks Up Saudi Ties

The shock and awe unleashed by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has prompted concern in Iran, where speculation is mounting that the U.S. and Israel will unite with the kingdom to take the fight to its
Merkel Offered Path to Fourth Term as Main Rivals Debate Backing

Merkel Offered Path to Fourth Term as Main Rivals Debate Backing

Germany’s biggest opposition party is debating whether to begin talks with Angela Merkel on a minority government or a coalition, offering a way to restore political leadership in Europe’s biggest
Swiss Get Juncker House Call as EU Seeks to Anchor Economic Ties

Swiss Get Juncker House Call as EU Seeks to Anchor Economic Ties

The European Union’s attempt to streamline its complicated relationship with Switzerland may get a boost on Thursday.
As Brexit Crunch Nears, EU Trade Plans Said to Fall Short

As Brexit Crunch Nears, EU Trade Plans Said to Fall Short

The European Union is ready for an offer from Theresa May that could unlock Brexit trade talks, even as a consensus is forming in Brussels that the future deal available won’t be anything like the
May's U.K. Budget Largesse Comes Too Late in the Year for Voters

May's U.K. Budget Largesse Comes Too Late in the Year for Voters

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government delivered the kind of Budget it should have fired up five months ago -- when there was an election at stake.
Australia Fears Asia Power Shift to China If U.S. Withdraws

Australia Fears Asia Power Shift to China If U.S. Withdraws

Australia is concerned that China’s military expansion in the South China Sea will lead to clashes in Asia and wants the U.S. to remain involved in the region, according to a new policy paper released
At Top Swaps Watchdog, Wall Street Fines Have Fallen Off a Cliff

At Top Swaps Watchdog, Wall Street Fines Have Fallen Off a Cliff

The U.S.’s top swaps watchdog appears to be losing its bark and its bite.
Texas Congressman Barton Apologizes After Lewd Photo Emerges

Texas Congressman Barton Apologizes After Lewd Photo Emerges

Texas Republican Representative Joe Barton apologized Wednesday after a lewd photo of himself surfaced on the internet, but a spokeswoman said he has no plans to resign.
Moore Camp Touts Trump's Support in Fundraising Mailing

Moore Camp Touts Trump's Support in Fundraising Mailing

The campaign of embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of improper sexual conduct when they were teenagers, trumpeted President Donald Trump’s
Trump to Meet With Congressional Leaders on Budget Next Tuesday

Trump to Meet With Congressional Leaders on Budget Next Tuesday

President Donald Trump will meet next Tuesday with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders on a federal spending plan to keep the government open after current funding expires Dec. 8, said
Trump Rejects Icahn-Backed Bid to Change Biofuel Mandate

Trump Rejects Icahn-Backed Bid to Change Biofuel Mandate

The Trump administration is formally rejecting a bid to relieve refiners of their obligation to fulfill annual biofuel quotas, dealing a blow to billionaire investor Carl Icahn and oil companies that
U.K.'s Nicky Morgan Says Budget Is Encouraging

U.K.'s Nicky Morgan Says Budget Is Encouraging

U.K. Treasury Select Committee Chair Nicky Morgan discusses the outlook for the U.K. economy and budget with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
Norquist Says Middle Class Better Off After Tax Overhaul

Norquist Says Middle Class Better Off After Tax Overhaul

Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform president, explains why middle class Americans will be better off if the GOP tax overhaul plan passes. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli and Shery Ahn
Fellow Democrat Urges Conyers to Step Down From Committee After Allegations

Fellow Democrat Urges Conyers to Step Down From Committee After Allegations

Two Democrats called on Representative John Conyers to step down as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee while the House Ethics Committee investigates sexual harassment claims against him. A
Iranian Charged in ‘Game of Thrones’ Hack, Extortion Scheme

Iranian Charged in ‘Game of Thrones’ Hack, Extortion Scheme

An Iranian man with ties to the country’s military taunted HBO employees with the email greeting "Hi All losers!" before announcing he’d stolen scripts to unreleased “Game of Thrones” episodes and
Trump Pushes to Limit Facebook and Google’s Liability in Nafta

Trump Pushes to Limit Facebook and Google’s Liability in Nafta

The Trump administration is pushing to add legal protections in Nafta that would limit the liability of internet giants such as Google and Facebook.

Governor Welcomes Resignations of Two Minnesota Legislators After Allegations

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday welcomed the imminent resignations of two male lawmakers accused of repeated sexual harassment as an important first step to cleaning up misconduct in state
Citgo Arrests Tighten Maduro's Grip on Venezuela's Oil Economy

Citgo Arrests Tighten Maduro's Grip on Venezuela's Oil Economy

After quashing street protests and corralling his political opponents, President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela’s economic engine.
Uber Hack Prompts Calls for Probes, Punishment From Congress

Uber Hack Prompts Calls for Probes, Punishment From Congress

Uber Technologies Inc.’s failure to disclose a major hack of customer and driver information and an attempt to cover it up is being investigated by state and federal officials.