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Tories Attack May’s ‘Mad’ Brexit Date Law, Threaten Revolt

Tories Attack May’s ‘Mad’ Brexit Date Law, Threaten Revolt

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is heading for a showdown with her own Tory party over what one member of Parliament called her “mad” plan to write the date of Brexit into British law.
German Parties Reconvene as Coalition Talks Deadline Looms

German Parties Reconvene as Coalition Talks Deadline Looms

German party officials meet again Wednesday to continue efforts to find common ground on key policies just two days before a self-imposed deadline to determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel will be
Duterte Lashes Out at Trudeau as Ties With Trump Warm

Duterte Lashes Out at Trudeau as Ties With Trump Warm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European officials over their criticism of alleged human rights abuses under the country’s drug

Congo's Electoral Body Says Vote Schedule Depends on Funding

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s international partners must provide urgent financial support for the country’s electoral process so that delayed polls can take place next December, the head of the
South African Communities to Join Mining Charter Review Case

South African Communities to Join Mining Charter Review Case

A group of South African mining communities will be allowed to join a case in which producers are seeking a review of the government’s Mining Charter.
SFO Stalls on Airbus Probe as U.K. Seeks Brexit Business

SFO Stalls on Airbus Probe as U.K. Seeks Brexit Business

U.K. prosecutors have stalled on their plan to bring charges in a bribery probe of Airbus SE’s GPT unit in Saudi Arabia, according to people with knowledge of the case, as anti-corruption campaigners
Wall Street Penalties Have Fallen in Trump’s First Year, Study Says

Wall Street Penalties Have Fallen in Trump’s First Year, Study Says

In its latest fiscal year, Wall Street’s top regulator sought the smallest amount of penalties since 2013, a drop that took place as the agency went months without permanent leadership and could show
May’s Flagship Brexit Bill Is Back in Parliament. What Happens Now?

May’s Flagship Brexit Bill Is Back in Parliament. What Happens Now?

the Brexit bill is so important that it’s being handled by a “Committee of the Whole House” -- debated in the main chamber of the Commons, where everyone gets to chip in.
Buhari Travels to Nigeria's Southeast Amid Secession Calls

Buhari Travels to Nigeria's Southeast Amid Secession Calls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting two southeastern states to boost his All Progressives Congress party’s chances in a region where there have been growing calls for secession.
Rep. Gohmert on Taxes, Republicans, Gun Control

Rep. Gohmert on Taxes, Republicans, Gun Control

Rep. Louie Gohmert Jr., a member of the House Judiciary Committee and a Republican from Texas, discusses tax reform, Russia, and gun control. He speaks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene on "Bloomberg
With Arctic Drilling Under Attack, Norway Oil Chiefs Fight Back

With Arctic Drilling Under Attack, Norway Oil Chiefs Fight Back

The man overseeing western Europe’s biggest crude spigot is fighting back against the oil doubters.
Carney Says Brexit Implications for Interest Rates Are Ambiguous

Carney Says Brexit Implications for Interest Rates Are Ambiguous

Come March 2019, when the U.K. is due to formally leave the European Union, the Bank of England may have to be ready to move either direction on monetary policy.
Kill Nafta? It's Not as Easy as Trump Might Think

Kill Nafta? It's Not as Easy as Trump Might Think

Shipping containers are unloaded from a cargo ship at the Port of Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release international
Leader of Warsaw Seeks to Ban Fringe Party After Racist Rally

Leader of Warsaw Seeks to Ban Fringe Party After Racist Rally

The president of Poland’s capital, Warsaw, is seeking to outlaw a far-right group after white nationalists paraded in the city center during a weekend rally.
Trump Chases U.S. Arms Deals in Asia to Help Him Win Re-Election

Trump Chases U.S. Arms Deals in Asia to Help Him Win Re-Election

President Donald Trump asked Vietnam’s prime minister why his country wasn’t buying more American military equipment, in a meeting that was a microcosm of his 11-day Asia tour.
Russia’s Medvedev Says He Met ‘Friendly’ Trump at Asia Summit

Russia’s Medvedev Says He Met ‘Friendly’ Trump at Asia Summit

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he spoke with Donald Trump at a summit meeting, describing the U.S. president as “an open, friendly person” even amid heightened tensions between their
Balance of Power: Germany’s Iron Chancellor Looks Vulnerable

Balance of Power: Germany’s Iron Chancellor Looks Vulnerable

Over her 12 years as German chancellor Angela Merkel has become Europe’s preeminent leader, shaping the bloc with pragmatic policies as she tackled the financial crisis, Russian aggression and a
Moscow Wants to Sell MiG-35s to More Than 30 Countries

Moscow Wants to Sell MiG-35s to More Than 30 Countries

Russia is targeting export sales of at least $10 billion for the new MiG-35, the country’s most advanced jet fighter, as it prepares to offer the aircraft commercially from next year.
Resigned PM Tells Lebanese to 'Chill,' Says He's Coming Home

Resigned PM Tells Lebanese to 'Chill,' Says He's Coming Home

Beirut (AP) -- Ten days after his surprise resignation plunged Lebanon into crisis and raised fears of regional turmoil, Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday called on everyone to "chill."
Russia to Retaliate Against Foreign Media Over RT Within Weeks

Russia to Retaliate Against Foreign Media Over RT Within Weeks

Russia will expand controversial legislation on “foreign agents” for use against all media that receive funding from abroad, with the first outlets likely to be hit this month in retaliation over U.S.