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May's Team Holds Marathon Brexit Session as EU Pre-Empts Verdict

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Theresa May poses with members of the EUXT (SN) sub-Committee on Feb. 22. Photographer: Prime Minister's Press Office via Getty Images. Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her top ministers for an eight-hour session to get them to back her…

Thursday, Feb 22

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Saudis Promise Fun Year in 2018 With 5000 Entertainment Events

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Known for decades as the home of the religious police and stringent public decency laws, Saudi Arabia now hopes to transform itself into an entertainment hub. With more than 5,000 live shows, festivals and concerts planned in 56 cities…

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Iran Says It Could Leave Nuclear Deal If It Fails to Reap ...

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Iran may abandon its nuclear accord with world powers if the U.S. maintains a “policy of confusion and uncertainty” that’s scaring foreign businesses ...

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Trump Jr. Might Be Too Much Even for India

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If you lived in one of India's largest cities, a startling sight would've greeted you when you picked up your morning newspaper last Monday: Whole front pages had been replaced by an artists' impression of a skyscraper. There was to be a…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Nigeria Governor Says 50 Girls Missing After Attack by Militants

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A woman stands in a pool of rain water at a camp in Rann, Nigeria on July 29, 2017. Photographer: Stefan Heunis/AFP via Getty Images. More than 50 girls in Nigeria are missing after Boko Haram militants attacked a school in the northeast…

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Turkey Signals Readiness for Talks to Avoid Clash With Syria

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Turkey signaled it's ready for communication with Syria as Russia sought to avert a direct military clash between the two countries over a Kurdish-held enclave. Turkish intelligence officials “may establish direct or indirect contact when…

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Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

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Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on the latest of the investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday extracted another guilty plea as prosecutors bear down on former Trump…

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Netanyahu Legal Woes Worsen as Ex-Top Aide Agrees to Testify

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Benjamin Netanyahu's legal woes deepened after one of his closest confidants agreed to testify against him in a ballooning corruption scandal, complicating the Israeli leader's efforts to hold on to his job. Shlomo Filber, the suspended…

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Brexit Bulletin: Under Pressure

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Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter. Just as Theresa May's vision for Brexit was beginning to emerge – through a series of speeches and a planned get-together of her inner circle on Thursday…

May Under Pressure After Tory Hardliners Demand Clean Brexit

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Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a potentially dangerous outcry from 62 members of her own party who are demanding a quick, clean break from the European Union, just as she tries to finalize her Brexit plans. Read the full letter from…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Abbas, Haley Trade Barbs Over Trump’s Israel Stand at UN ...

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem a “dangerous ...

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Mueller Charges Ex-Skadden Lawyer With Lying in Russia ...

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An attorney who worked for a prominent law firm was charged with making false statements to federal authorities as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller ...

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UK's Brexit Vision Takes Shape as Davis Calls for Mutual Trust

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Pro-European Union demonstrators wave EU and British Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Feb. 5, 2018. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg. Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to set out next week the kind of…

Johnson Says UK Seeks `Special' EU Relationship: Brexit Update

Bloomberg / World

David Davis promised that the U.K. would lead a “race to the top” rather than undercutting the European Union by tearing up regulations, as Theresa May's government shifts toward a final negotiating position on Brexit. In a speech in…

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Trump Offering 'Fake Jerusalem' as Capital, Palestinians Charge

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With its sky-lit lantern dome, tiered floors and speaker's well, the long-abandoned parliament building on the edge of East Jerusalem needs only a few finishing touches to make it an ideal setting for the birth of a Palestinian state. All…

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Latvia Central Banker Fires Back in Deepening Corruption Scandal

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The embattled head of Latvia's central bank denied seeking bribes and accused two of the country's lenders of conspiring against him as the crisis engulfing the Baltic nation's banking system deepened. “I have taken the decision not to…

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Venezuela Is Jumping Into the Crypto Craze

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President Nicolas Maduro hopes the Petro, launching on Feb. 20, will solve the nation's economic problems. By. Patricia Laya. @PattyLaya More stories by Patricia Laya. February 20, 2018, 1:00 AM PST. From. Illustration: Jonathan Djob…

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Brexit Bulletin: May Prepares a Secret Weapon - Bloomberg

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Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter. Theresa May’s team is looking into a contingency plan to hold back ...

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UK Promises Not to Torch EU Regulation in Post-Brexit Britain

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Brexit Secretary David Davis will reassure the European Union that the U.K. won't try to undercut the bloc by tearing up regulations after the split, making the case for mutual trust between regulators on each side. “Mutual recognition” of…

Monday, Feb 19

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Why Alleged North Korean Links Froze a Baltic Bank

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European banks know that violating U.S. sanctions hurts, paying billions of dollars in fines for providing countries like Iran and Sudan access to the U.S ...

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U.K. Has a Secret Plan to Hold Brexit Cash If EU Refuses to Trade

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Follow @Brexit on Twitter, join our Facebook group and sign up to our Brexit Bulletin. Prime Minister Theresa May’s team is eyeing up a contingency plan to hold back billions of pounds in Brexit payments, if the European Union refuses to…

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Syrian Forces to Back Kurds Against Turkey - Bloomberg

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Syrian government-backed forces are set to enter the border town of Afrin in the coming hours to support Kurdish fighters battling Turkish troops, Syria ...

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Russia Warns US Not to 'Play With Fire' in Syrian Conflict

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the Trump administration not to “play with fire” as he lashed out at the U.S. over what he described as its “provocative” support for autonomy-seeking Kurds in Syria. “The U.S. should stop…

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Iraq Bonds Defy Risks With Returns Four Times Better Than Peers

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A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State militants in the the southern outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. Photographer: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images. Iraq's political risk ranks among the highest in…

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US-Led Group Mulls Asia Infrastructure Effort Amid China Push

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Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. are discussing a joint infrastructure plan, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, as China's own building initiative deepens its economic clout across Asia. Senior officials from the four Group…

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All 65 Aboard Plane Feared Dead in Crash in Southern Iran

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Tehran, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed…

Sunday, Feb 18

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What Is Vladimir Putin Up To? Here's an Educated Guess

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After declaring victory in Syria (again) there's a danger he may turn back to Eastern Europe. by. Tobin Harshaw. @TobinHarshaw More stories by Tobin Harshaw. February 18, 2018, 5:00 AM PST. Gunning for the Baltic States? Photographer:…

Friday, Feb 16

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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency After Prime Minister ...

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Ethiopia declared a state of emergency, a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned following months of protests by opponents of his ...

South Africa's Ramaphosa Pledges Growth, Jobs, Graft Crackdown

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the National address at the Parliament in Cape Town, on Feb. 16, 2018. Photographer: Mike Hutchings/AFP via Getty Images. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to…

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Mandela's Chosen Heir Ramaphosa Takes Power in South Africa

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After missing out two decades ago on becoming president, as Nelson Mandela had hoped he would be, Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, finally took power a day after Jacob Zuma resigned following 10 days of sustained pressure from the ruling African…