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Iceland Coalition Talks Collapse as Center-Left Efforts Fail

Iceland Coalition Talks Collapse as Center-Left Efforts Fail

Iceland’s president is giving political parties more time to discuss possible coalitions after Left Green Movement leader Katrin Jakobsdottir failed to form a governing alliance.
Nestle Union Warns Catalan Boycott Could Harm Jobs in Spain

Nestle Union Warns Catalan Boycott Could Harm Jobs in Spain

A Spanish union representing Nestle SA workers is pushing back against calls for a boycott of Catalan products, saying that punishing a major employer in the region with separatist ambitions could
Saudi-Iran Tension Rattles Lebanese Bonds After PM Resignation

Saudi-Iran Tension Rattles Lebanese Bonds After PM Resignation

Lebanese bonds dropped on Monday after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri unexpectedly resigned in a speech from Saudi Arabia, raising concerns that a renewed confrontation between the kingdom and regional
Corbyn Reaches Out to U.K. Business After Election Near-Miss

Corbyn Reaches Out to U.K. Business After Election Near-Miss

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn set out to reassure U.K. companies that he has plenty in common with them, a sign of how seriously he takes the prospect of winning power after his
There’s a Space Race in Frankfurt for Post-Brexit Bank Offices

There’s a Space Race in Frankfurt for Post-Brexit Bank Offices

With talks about Brexit largely deadlocked, banks have begun putting their contingency plans into action. The focus: Frankfurt.
Lawmakers Have the Internet in Their Sights

Lawmakers Have the Internet in Their Sights

I was in the room last week when lawyers for Facebook Inc., Google and Twitter Inc. went in front of U.S. lawmakers to try and explain how Russian agents used their social networks in campaigns
New York’s Upper East Side Could Be the Biggest Loser From the Tax Plan

New York’s Upper East Side Could Be the Biggest Loser From the Tax Plan

Taxpayers in New York’s 12th Congressional District, which includes the Upper East Side, may have the least to gain from income-tax cuts in a House bill released last week.
Liberia Supreme Court Halts Presidential Second-Round Vote

Liberia Supreme Court Halts Presidential Second-Round Vote

Liberia’s Supreme Court ruled that Tuesday’s presidential runoff vote may not proceed until a complaint over alleged irregularities in the Oct. 10 first round poll is heard.
Trump Is Leaving Japan Empty-Handed on Trade

Trump Is Leaving Japan Empty-Handed on Trade

They autographed baseball caps, played nine holes of golf and shared an intimate dinner, but Trump and Abe’s visit hasn’t resulted in much concrete action to address the U.S. president’s main
Spain’s Economy Wobbles as Catalonia Uncertainty Takes a Toll

Spain’s Economy Wobbles as Catalonia Uncertainty Takes a Toll

Spain’s services industry’s took a hit last month during the crisis in Catalonia, dealing a blow to one of the euro area’s best-performing economies.
Balance of Power: Saudi Turmoil Sends Shockwaves Across Middle East

Balance of Power: Saudi Turmoil Sends Shockwaves Across Middle East

Hopes for any semblance of order returning to the Middle East were dealt a body blow this weekend.
Greenwich Riches, Bridgeport Woes Tell Tale of Two Connecticuts

Greenwich Riches, Bridgeport Woes Tell Tale of Two Connecticuts

The Chinese delegation wanted to know how it could duplicate the success of hedge-fund mecca Greenwich, Connecticut.
Trump's H-1B Reform Is to Make Life Hell for Immigrants and Companies

Trump's H-1B Reform Is to Make Life Hell for Immigrants and Companies

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is challenging an unusually large number of H-1B applications
Criticized, Investigated and Scorned, De Blasio Is Poised to Win

Criticized, Investigated and Scorned, De Blasio Is Poised to Win

“The gap between his approval rating and the vote he’ll get is huge,” said the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.
The Drug Kingpin Running Venezuela's Bond Negotiations

The Drug Kingpin Running Venezuela's Bond Negotiations

Vice President Tareck El Aissami has summoned bondholders to a meeting in Caracas as Venezuela prepares to restructure its crushing debt. For some, the meeting could land them behind bars.
Trump Jr. Hinted at Review of Anti-Russia Law, Moscow Lawyer Says

Trump Jr. Hinted at Review of Anti-Russia Law, Moscow Lawyer Says

A Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump’s oldest son last year says he indicated that a law targeting Russia could be re-examined if his father won the election and asked her for written
Why the Next Four Days Will Be Crucial for the GOP Tax Bill

Why the Next Four Days Will Be Crucial for the GOP Tax Bill

The House tax-writing committee begins debate Monday on the GOP’s proposed overhaul, kicking off four frantic days for lobbyists and lawmakers to revise a bill that represents President Donald Trump’s
How Trump White House Wound Up Releasing Dire Climate Report

How Trump White House Wound Up Releasing Dire Climate Report

The Trump administration has dismissed the threat of climate change, proposed cuts to climate research and remade scientific advisory boards. Yet it released a report on Friday that said climate
Mugabe Signals Deepening Divide in Zimbabwe's Ruling Party

Mugabe Signals Deepening Divide in Zimbabwe's Ruling Party

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signaled a worsening split in his ruling party ahead of elections next year by announcing he’s prepared to fire his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Rich Nations Fail to Help Developing World Fight Climate Change

Rich Nations Fail to Help Developing World Fight Climate Change

Wealthy nations are falling short on promises to help the developing world reduce greenhouse gases by investing in clean energy, jeopardizing the global fight against climate change.
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