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EU Tries to Hold the Line for the Next Difficult Phase of Brexit Talks

EU Tries to Hold the Line for the Next Difficult Phase of Brexit Talks

The European Union will start thrashing out on Wednesday what the 27 countries want from a Brexit transition deal, seeking a united stance they can present to the U.K. once talks break out of the
Republican Lawmaker: Donors Say We Must Get Taxes Done

Republican Lawmaker: Donors Say We Must Get Taxes Done

A House Republican is stating the political necessity for Republicans to deliver tax overhaul legislation this year.
Poland Approves Plan to Build $9.6 Billion Central Airport

Poland Approves Plan to Build $9.6 Billion Central Airport

Poland will build central airport for as much as 35 billion zloty ($9.6 billion) by 2027, reversing a strategy based on expanding smaller regional ports with the help of funds provided by the European
Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Will Be Allowed to Call Into Court Case

Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Will Be Allowed to Call Into Court Case

The Russian lawyer who offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton at a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials last year will be allowed to phone into a hearing
RenTech Founder Urged Bob Mercer to Step Down to Improve Company Morale

RenTech Founder Urged Bob Mercer to Step Down to Improve Company Morale

Jim Simons, the founder of Renaissance Technologies, urged Robert Mercer to step down from his role as co-chief executive officer over concerns that his backing of Breitbart News was hurting morale at
Czech President Favored to Win First Round of January Election, Poll Says

Czech President Favored to Win First Round of January Election, Poll Says

Czech President Milos Zeman has the best chance to win the first of two potential rounds among a wide pool of contestants vying for the country’s highest office in a January vote.
Privatizations Italian Style Raise Eyebrows, May Snub Investors

Privatizations Italian Style Raise Eyebrows, May Snub Investors

Italy’s attempt to cut its ballooning public debt with a possible year-end sale of assets to the state lender is pointing to an unclear privatization strategy that excludes potential commercial

Brexit May Mean 50 New U.K. Regulators to Replace EU Bodies

Brexit campaigners said leaving the European Union would cut red tape. But research by one opposition lawmaker suggests U.K. businesses may face the prospect of dealing with as many as 50 new
South Africa Finance Minister Gigaba Met World Bank on Eskom

South Africa Finance Minister Gigaba Met World Bank on Eskom

South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba met with representatives of the World Bank last week to discuss issues relating to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.
Now Even Syria Is Joining the Paris Climate Agreement

Now Even Syria Is Joining the Paris Climate Agreement

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal may have inadvertently strengthened other nations’ resolve.
Puerto Rico Needs as Much as $21 Billion in Aid, Oversight Official Says

Puerto Rico Needs as Much as $21 Billion in Aid, Oversight Official Says

Puerto Rico will need an unprecedented rescue from the U.S. government to recover from the hurricane that ravaged it in September, deepening a financial crisis that had already pushed it into a
Ex-Soccer Star’s Party Fears Crisis in Liberia Over Election Delay

Ex-Soccer Star’s Party Fears Crisis in Liberia Over Election Delay

The Liberian party of the 1995 world soccer player of the year, George Weah, said it’s concerned that a political crisis could ensue if the Supreme Court decides to annul the outcome of the first
Italy Sees Nothing New on Brexit Divorce Bill After U.K. Talks

Italy Sees Nothing New on Brexit Divorce Bill After U.K. Talks

U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis turned up in Rome Tuesday on a diplomatic drive to win over European leaders, but had nothing new to offer on the bill for Britain’s departure, Italy’s junior
Ousted Catalan Leader Seeks Election Alliance as Deadline Nears

Ousted Catalan Leader Seeks Election Alliance as Deadline Nears

Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont called on separatist groups to forge a last-minute alliance for next month’s snap regional election to maximize the chances of another parliament that
South African Stocks Regulator May Seek Foreign Help in Gupta Probe

South African Stocks Regulator May Seek Foreign Help in Gupta Probe

South Africa’s stock-market regulator said it started a formal investigation into trades in Oakbay Resources and Energy Ltd., a company controlled by the politically connected Gupta family, and may
Ramaphosa Has Early Edge in Race for ANC Presidency, Report Says

Ramaphosa Has Early Edge in Race for ANC Presidency, Report Says

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be ahead in the race to become leader of the ruling African National Congress, but his victory is far from certain, according to an early
The U.K. Is Such a Mess, Not Even Analysts Can Agree What's Going on

The U.K. Is Such a Mess, Not Even Analysts Can Agree What's Going on

Britain’s political landscape is so chaotic that even those trying to cut through the noise --and provide clarity to investors -- can’t agree on what is going on.
50 Banks Have Discussed Brexit Moves With Supervisors

50 Banks Have Discussed Brexit Moves With Supervisors

Daniele Nouy, head of supervision at the European Central Bank, said about 50 banks have discussed their Brexit business-relocation plans with authorities in the European Union.
Polish Prime Minister Fights to Keep Her Job

Polish Prime Minister Fights to Keep Her Job

Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, battling to quell reports that she may soon be dismissed, presented ruling-party leader and potential successor Jaroslaw Kaczynski with plans to streamline
How Merkel’s Fourth-Term Coalition Could Shake Up Germany

How Merkel’s Fourth-Term Coalition Could Shake Up Germany

Though Merkel is one of the most experienced negotiators in Europe, her chances of making this coalition work are less predictable than in the past