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Germany’s SPD Is Open to Talks on New Merkel Government

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German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz is ready to start talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and is prepared to offer her limited support for a fourth ...

As Brexit Breakthrough Nears, EU's Trade Plan Said to Fall ...

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The European Union is ready for an offer from Theresa May that could unlock Brexit trade talks, even as a consensus is forming in Brussels that the trade ...

May's U.K. Budget Largesse Comes Too Late in the Year for ...

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government delivered the kind of Budget it should have fired up five months ago -- when there was an election at stake ...

Palestinian Factions Call for Elections Before End of 2018 ...

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Palestinian factions meeting in Cairo called on President Mahmoud Abbas to hold legislative and presidential elections by the end of 2018 to cement a ...

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Iran Sees Enemies Ganging Up as Israelis Talk Up Saudi ...

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The shock and awe unleashed by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has prompted concern in Iran, where speculation is mounting that the U.S. and Israel may unite ...

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Under Siege Pakistan Capital Adds to Premier's Woes Before ...

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Religious protesters have held Pakistan’s capital under siege for more than two weeks, strengthening the perception that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan ...

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Facebook to Show Users Which Russian Propaganda They Followed

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Facebook Inc. will show people which Russian propaganda pages or accounts they’ve followed and liked on the social network, responding to a request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election.…

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Kellyanne Conway’s Attack on Alabama Democrat Draws Legal Complaint

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Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, ran afoul of federal law when she attacked the Democratic candidate in Alabama’s Senate special election during a Fox News appearance Monday morning, according to Walter Shaub, former…

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U.K. Bows to Worsening Economy, More Borrowing as Brexit ...

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Hammond sets aside 3 billion pounds for Brexit contigency plan U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s troubled government resigned itself to a deteriorating ...

Canadian CEOs Urge Trudeau to Back Pacific Rim Trade Pact

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Canadian chief executives are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to nail down and implement an 11-nation Pacific Rim trade deal, as Canada holds out ...

Venezuela Tells Diplomats to Tighten Belts as Money Runs ...

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The cash crunch afflicting Venezuela, which has already led to defaults on some bonds, shortages of basic goods at home and IOUs scribbled to service ...

Merkel's Rivals Split Over Chance to Name Their Price for ...

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German voters handed Angela Merkel a victory in September’s election, but they might be about to get her opponents’ policies. Senior figures within the ...

Putin Sees ‘Real Chance’ to End Syria War at Talks With Iran and Turkey

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said there’s a “real chance” to end the 6 1/2 year civil war in Syria as he secured backing from his Turkish and Iranian counterparts for a peace initiative that’s likely to keep his ally Bashar al-Assad in…

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How Hammond's U.K. Stamp Duty Cut Was Drawn-Up Behind His ...

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The policy to cut taxes on home-buying, announced by Philip Hammond on Wednesday, was first drawn up behind his back by advisers to Prime Minister Theresa ...

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Ireland Sees ‘Reasonable Chance’ of Brexit Talks Progress ...

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Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney raised the possibility of a breakthrough in Brexit talks next month, and urged the U.K. to make further concessions to ...

The Senate Tax Bill's Chances Just Got Better

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Bloomberg's Anna Edgerton reports on Sen. Murkowski's pivot on the Obamacare individual mandate repeal effort. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski's decision to agree to smash Obamacare's individual mandate may remove one obstacle to passing the…

Egypt Arrests 29 People on Suspicion of Spying for Turkey ...

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Egyptian authorities have arrested 29 people on suspicion of spying for Turkey as part of a plot to restore the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization to ...

Pakistan Court Orders Release of 2008 Mumbai Attack ...

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A Pakistan High Court ordered the release of Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in a further blow for Pakistan and Indian ...

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Balance of Power: Focus on Sexual Misconduct Looms Over ...

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Democrats are wagering that President Donald Trump’s support for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore — along with a flood of other sexual ...

AT&T Case Vaults Antitrust Chief From Obscurity to Spotlight

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Makan Delrahim was virtually unknown outside the insular world of antitrust law until he dropped a bombshell lawsuit this week to block AT&T Inc.’s megadeal to buy Time Warner Inc. The outcome is likely to establish him either as a bold…

Wednesday, Nov 22

Trump's Staying in Syria, Where America's Enemies Hold the ...

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It’s usually the victors who convene peace conferences, to cement their gains, and that’s what Russia and Iran are trying to do in Syria. The wild card ...

A World Without Merkel

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An election campaign poster of Merkel is seen, peeling apart after heavy rains on Sept. 30, one week after Germany's general election. Photographer: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters. Angela Merkel used to tell Germans “we can do it” when addressing…

How a North Korean Soldier Defected in a Hail of Bullets ...

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Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times ...

UN Command Says North Korea Breached Armistice With Border ...

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North Korea breached the inter-Korean armistice agreement when its border guards fired across the military demarcation line with South Korea at a defecting ...

Tuesday, Nov 21

Senate Releases Tax Bill Text in ‘Unusually Fast’ March to ...

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The Senate released the 515-page text of its sweeping tax legislation for the first time Monday evening -- and Republican leaders plan to hold a floor vote ...

FCC Rollback of Open-Internet Rules Won't Settle Divisive ...

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‘There will be lawsuits’ as FCC actions tested yet again Current rules little over two years old and face replacemnt Federal Communications Commission ...

House Tax Bill Is Littered With Loopholes for Wall Street’s Wealthiest

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Lawmakers who sped a bill through the U.S. House last week may have handed a few more goodies to Wall Street’s wealthiest than they realize. Investors in billion-dollar hedge funds might be able to take advantage of a new, lower tax rate…

Mugabe Faces Final Days in Power as Zimbabwe Impeachment ...

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be facing the last days of his 37 years in power as lawmakers prepare to start proceedings to impeach him. The ...

Monday, Nov 20

No End in Sight for the Mueller Investigation - Bloomberg

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Ty Cobb, Trump’s lawyer, says investigation may be done soon Mueller expected to work well into next year, official says President Donald Trump’s ...

Merkel Moves to Salvage Fourth Term as President Weighs In

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is determined to extend her rule over Europe’s largest economy with or without a governing majority. Stung by the sudden collapse of coalition talks, Merkel turned to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and…

Europe Faces a Hamstrung Germany After Merkel's Coalition Bid Fails

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Christian Lindner (pictured) rejects a deal, throwing Merkel's future into doubt. Bloomberg's Rainer Buergin reports. Angela Merkel may be running out of road after 12 years at the helm in Germany. With the chancellor's attempt to form a…

Congress's Sprint to a Tax Overhaul: Public Votes, Private Talks

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The Republican tax-overhaul effort is in for a marathon debate on the Senate floor at the end of this month, with dozens of doomed Democratic amendments. But the real action will be elsewhere, behind closed doors. Two parallel and largely…

Sunday, Nov 19

Mulvaney Says Would Be OK to Drop Mandate Repeal in Tax Plan

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The White House wouldn’t oppose removing from the Senate tax plan a controversial provision to repeal the individual health-care mandate of the Affordable Care Act, budget director Mick Mulvaney said, a move that could help secure the vote…

Collins Says Tax Plan Passed by Senate Committee Needs ...

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Senator Susan Collins said the Republican tax plan passed by the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday “needs work.”

Mugabe Said to Agree to Stand Down as Zimbabwean President

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Robert Mugabe has agreed to end his four-decade reign as the leader of Zimbabwe and is preparing a statement with the military authorities who took power last week, according to three people familiar with the situation. President Mugabe,…

U.K. Preparing Enhanced Brexit Cash Offer Ahead of Summit

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The U.K. could be about to improve its financial offer to the European Union ahead of a crucial meeting of the bloc’s leaders in December. Members of Prime Minister Theresa May’s divided cabinet will consider Britain’s divorce from the EU…

Saturday, Nov 18

Trump Disaster Assistance Request Draws Bipartisan ...

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A White House request for $44 billion in disaster aid came under intense criticism from Republicans and Democrats, making it likely Congress will provide a ...