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Amsterdam Wins Brexit Contest to Host EU Drugs Regulator

Amsterdam Wins Brexit Contest to Host EU Drugs Regulator

The Netherlands won the contest to host the London-based European Medicines Agency in the first concrete political victory in the battle for Brexit spoils.
Trump Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terror

Trump Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terror

President Donald Trump said Monday he will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, subjecting the regime to additional sanctions. Bloomberg's Bill Faries reports on "Bloomberg Markets."
No End in Sight for the Mueller Investigation

No End in Sight for the Mueller Investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is expected to continue well into next year, according to a U.S. official.
Tax Revamp Helps Fund Managers But Leaves Their Investors to Pay

Tax Revamp Helps Fund Managers But Leaves Their Investors to Pay

Chalk up a win for asset managers in the Congressional battle over reshaping the U.S. tax regime. For everyone else, however, the celebration will have to wait.
Spanish Prosecutor's Sudden Death Gives Rajoy a Catalan Dilemma

Spanish Prosecutor's Sudden Death Gives Rajoy a Catalan Dilemma

The sudden death of Spain’s chief prosecutor is putting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Catalan policy on the spot.
Trump Says U.S. Will Label North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror

Trump Says U.S. Will Label North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, subjecting the regime to additional sanctions and reinforcing its status as an international pariah.
Germany’s Talks Collapsed When an Old Ally Turned on Merkel

Germany’s Talks Collapsed When an Old Ally Turned on Merkel

It was five minutes before midnight in Berlin. After another long day of political negotiations, Christian Lindner’s hands were shaking. He had a dramatic decision to announce.
Automakers Rebuke Trump’s Nafta Stance in Call for More Free Trade

Automakers Rebuke Trump’s Nafta Stance in Call for More Free Trade

Instead of threatening to pull out of Nafta, the Trump administration should be courting new trade partners to boost U.S. jobs and exports, the head of a U.S. trade association for automobile
How Tweets, Taxes Are Hurting Trump and the GOP

How Tweets, Taxes Are Hurting Trump and the GOP

Jim Messina, chief executive officer at The Messina Group and former White House deputy chief of staff under Barack Obama, discusses the negative impact of President Donald Trump's tweets and how the

South Africa Panel Asks Treasury to Probe Welfare Agency

South Africa’s National Treasury should investigate the conduct of officials at the welfare agency and the Social Development department for possible prosecution, according to a panel appointed by the
Merkel Says She’d Rather Face Voters Than Risk an Unstable Germany

Merkel Says She’d Rather Face Voters Than Risk an Unstable Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’d rather face new elections than govern without a majority, betting that voters won’t blame her after four-party talks on forming a coalition collapsed.
Zarrab Trial in U.S. Over Iran Sanctions Is Delayed a Week

Zarrab Trial in U.S. Over Iran Sanctions Is Delayed a Week

The trial of a Turkish-Iranian gold trader accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions and bribing senior Turkish officials was put off for a week as mystery continues to shroud the proceedings.
Keystone XL Approval May Open Door for Foes to Fight Route

Keystone XL Approval May Open Door for Foes to Fight Route

Nebraska’s approval of an alternative route could throw more uncertainty into the mix for the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Zimbabwe Ruling Party Says Mugabe Informed of Impeachment Plan

Zimbabwe Ruling Party Says Mugabe Informed of Impeachment Plan

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been formally notified by the country’s ruling party of the plan to impeach him, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front said in a statement.
Lew’s New Job Means Six of the Last Seven Treasury Secretaries Got Finance Gigs

Lew’s New Job Means Six of the Last Seven Treasury Secretaries Got Finance Gigs

Jacob Lew is becoming a partner at private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg, which means six of the last seven U.S. Treasury heads have gone on to land roles at multibillion-dollar financial houses.
Saudi Billionaires Look for Ways to Protect Assets From Any Government Purge

Saudi Billionaires Look for Ways to Protect Assets From Any Government Purge

Wealthy Saudis are seeking to restructure their businesses to ring fence assets in case authorities widen their declared crackdown on corruption, according to three people with knowledge of the
Norway's PM Isn’t Worried by Her Country's Weak Exchange Rate

Norway's PM Isn’t Worried by Her Country's Weak Exchange Rate

The prime minister of Norway welcomed the weak exchange rate that’s been triggered by fears of a protracted slump in the housing market.
Second Woman Accuses Franken of Inappropriate Touching

Second Woman Accuses Franken of Inappropriate Touching

Democrat Al Franken faces a second allegation of touching a woman inappropriately, this time while he was a U.S. senator.
What You Need to Know About the Brexit Bill

What You Need to Know About the Brexit Bill

It’s the itemized bill the European Union wants to hand the U.K. as it leaves the bloc, and the issue that’s pushed talks into deadlock.
German President Urges Parties to Return to Negotiating Table

German President Urges Parties to Return to Negotiating Table

Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the country’s political parties to return to the negotiating table and avoid the need for new elections.