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U.K. Outlook Cut to Negative by Moody’s on Policy ‘Paralysis’

U.K. Outlook Cut to Negative by Moody’s on Policy ‘Paralysis’

The U.K.’s sovereign credit rating was placed on negative outlook by Moody’s Investors Service, which said the country’s ability to set policy has weakened in the Brexit era along with its commitment
Corbyn Kicks Off Election Campaign With Attack on U.K. ‘Elite’

Corbyn Kicks Off Election Campaign With Attack on U.K. ‘Elite’

Jeremy Corbyn criticized what he called the U.K.’s “corrupt system” that favors billionaires over wider society, in a speech kicking off his opposition Labour Party’s campaign to defeat Prime Minister
Syria Shows Risks of U.S. Withdrawal for Europe: Irrelevance

Syria Shows Risks of U.S. Withdrawal for Europe: Irrelevance

Asked if the European Union hadn’t exposed its impotence during Turkey’s recent military offensive inside Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron was blunt in his response: “I share your outrage.”
Johnson Might Yet Get Brexit Done: Counting the Votes

Johnson Might Yet Get Brexit Done: Counting the Votes

Boris Johnson was defeated in Parliament on Oct. 19. But analyzing that vote, and the comments that members of parliament made in the run-up, suggests that the prime minister still has a chance of
To Win Giuliani’s Help, Oligarch’s Allies Pursued Biden Dirt

To Win Giuliani’s Help, Oligarch’s Allies Pursued Biden Dirt

Associates of a Ukrainian oligarch fighting extradition to the U.S. were working to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden last summer in an effort to get Rudy Giuliani’s help in the
Ramaphosa Vows to Tackle Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

Ramaphosa Vows to Tackle Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

South Africa will step up policing and provide additional funding to combat gender-based violence, after two days of protests over crimes against women, said President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Brits Protest Boris Johnson’s ‘Attack on Democracy’

Brits Protest Boris Johnson’s ‘Attack on Democracy’

Thousands are taking to the streets after the prime minister announced plans to suspend Parliament.
Hammond Warns Johnson He'll Fight a No-Deal Brexit in Parliament

Hammond Warns Johnson He'll Fight a No-Deal Brexit in Parliament

Philip Hammond warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson he’ll work through Parliament along with other former Cabinet ministers to try to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union without a divorce deal.
Canada Hails ‘Positive Step’ in Bitter Detainee Feud With China

Canada Hails ‘Positive Step’ in Bitter Detainee Feud With China

But Freeland says relations with Beijing remain strained even after ministerial talks
For Ireland Plc, Pain of No-Deal Brexit Is Starting to Hit Home

For Ireland Plc, Pain of No-Deal Brexit Is Starting to Hit Home

Ireland’s biggest companies are getting a taste of the pain that could come from the U.K. crashing out of the European Union without a deal.
Brexit Bulletin: Factually Challenged

Brexit Bulletin: Factually Challenged

Today in Brexit: Mark Carney is pulling up Boris Johnson on his facts.
Is Parliament Ready to Back a No-Deal Brexit? You Do the Math

Is Parliament Ready to Back a No-Deal Brexit? You Do the Math

Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy rests, he says, on the idea that the U.K. Parliament is now ready to back a no-deal Brexit.
‘We Are Part of the Problem’: Billionaires and Heirs Demand Wealth Tax

‘We Are Part of the Problem’: Billionaires and Heirs Demand Wealth Tax

They’re an eclectic bunch -- some of the nation’s most privileged heirs alongside entrepreneurs who have made spectacular fortunes in real estate, finance and Silicon Valley. But collectively they’re
Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf, Chamber Comes Out: Weekend Reads

Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf, Chamber Comes Out: Weekend Reads

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Hunt Accuses Johnson of Dodging Scrutiny in Race to Lead U.K.

Hunt Accuses Johnson of Dodging Scrutiny in Race to Lead U.K.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has signaled he’s ready to fight an aggressive campaign against Boris Johnson in the race to become U.K. prime minister, by accusing him of trying to avoid public
Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures

Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures

Millions take to the streets in Hong Kong after the extradition bill is suspended; Boeing Co. and Airbus SE go head-to-head at the Paris Air Show; and Hope Hicks, former White House communications
Hunt and Johnson in Final Runoff to Be UK Premier: Brexit Update

Hunt and Johnson in Final Runoff to Be UK Premier: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt won through to the final runoff in the race to succeed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May after five rounds of voting by Conservative members of Parliament. Grassroots
Lying Politicians Leading U.K. to No-Deal Brexit, Ex-Envoy Says

Lying Politicians Leading U.K. to No-Deal Brexit, Ex-Envoy Says

The U.K.’s former ambassador to the European Union blasted the “denial, delusion-mongering and deception” in British politics, which he predicts is leading the country to a damaging no-deal Brexit.
Johnson Storms Ahead and Softens No-Deal Threat: Brexit Update

Johnson Storms Ahead and Softens No-Deal Threat: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson surged ahead in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister after coming first in the latest ballot of Conservative party MPs. Outsider Rory Stewart gained on his rivals, while
Brexit Britain Contemplates Another Foreign Central Bank Boss

Brexit Britain Contemplates Another Foreign Central Bank Boss

The Bank of England job has rarely been more political and the only outsider in the running isn’t afraid to speak his mind.