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Transition Talks to Get Green Light in January: Brexit Update

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The U.K. and European Union reached a breakthrough deal last week to get Brexit talks moving on to the future trading relationship. Now the U.K. needs to decide what kind of trade deal it's pitching for and the next stage in talks will be…

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Kenya Opposition Delays Plan to Swear-In Leader as President

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Supporters react in the crowd during a National Super Alliance (NASA) political rally in Nairobi, Kenya. Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg. Kenya's main opposition alliance postponed indefinitely plans to swear-in its leader as president…

Sunday, Dec 10

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Netanyahu Faces Ire During EU Trip Over Trump's Jerusalem Step

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a chilly reception this week when he travels to the European Union in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.…

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U.K. Seeks `Canada Plus Plus Plus' EU Trade Deal, Davis Says

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Britain wants a trade deal with the European Union that includes the best parts of the bloc’s agreements with Japan, Canada and South Korea, along with financial services, Brexit Secretary David Davis said, showing optimism a pact can be…

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China Airs Pessimism on North Korea as Kim Touts UN Talks

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China expressed pessimism about bringing the North Korean standoff to a peaceful resolution, even as Kim Jong Un's regime touted new United Nations support for “regular” talks. Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi said Saturday “the outlook is…

Tougher U.S. Tone Toward Saudi Arabia Exposes Rift on Key ...

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With a series of rebukes of Saudi Arabia this week, President Donald Trump’s administration appears to be taking a more assertive stance toward a key ...

Saturday, Dec 9

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'Track Changes' Shows Manafort Can't Be Trusted, Mueller Argues

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Paul Manafort walks to his vehicle outside the U.S. Courthouse after a bond hearing in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg. Paul Manafort, the onetime campaign chairman of President Donald Trump, suggested…

Friday, Dec 8

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Inside May's Race to a Late-Night Brexit Deal

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It was 11 p.m. Thursday night and the staff Christmas party at 10 Downing St. was in full swing, with karaoke blasting and wine washing down the samosas and sausage rolls. Downstairs, Prime Minister Theresa May shut herself in her private…

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Turkish Leader Restarted Iran Laundering Scheme, Witness ...

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Turkey’s prime minister personally ordered the resumption of a scheme to launder billions of dollars in Iranian oil revenue and circumvent U.S. sanctions ...

Thursday, Dec 7

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Turkish Banker Case Takes Odd Turn as Zarrab Sued for Rape

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The trial against a Turkish banker accused of laundering money for Iran took a bizarre turn as the U.S. government's star witness was sued for rape by a man who says he was a fellow inmate in a New York City jail. The lawsuit against Reza…

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Liberia's Supreme Court Says Runoff Vote Should Go Ahead

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Liberia's Supreme Court told the electoral commission to proceed with organizing the final round of presidential elections that was initially scheduled Nov. 7 but put on hold to probe allegations of fraud during the first round. The runoff…

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Schulz's 'United States of Europe' Proposal Unites Everyone Against Him

Martin Schulz gestures while speaking during the SPD's federal party convention in Berlin on Dec. 7. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg. German Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz used a 75-minute speech Thursday to make an urgent…

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May's Defense Chief Says Kill Jihadis Before Allowing Them ...

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British citizens who fought for the Islamic State abroad are better off dead and should be stopped from returning home, according to the country’s new ...

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Russia Takes a Step Toward the Post-Putin Era

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The president has made Russia a geopolitical disruptor without a coherent domestic policy. That's not sustainable. by. Leonid Bershidsky. @Bershidsky More stories by Leonid Bershidsky. December 7, 2017, 5:54 AM PST. Mirror, mirror, who's…

Wednesday, Dec 6

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It's Official: Putin Says He'll Run for Re-Election

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President Vladimir Putin, who's ruled Russia for 18 years, announced he will seek a new six-year term in March. Constitutional limits mean it's likely to be his last. “I can't think of a better time or place to announce it -- thank you for…

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Are the Saudi Arrests a Crackdown, Shakedown or Purge?

The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, where the Saudi government is believed to be holding some detainees. Photographer: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP. There's never been a housecleaning quite like this one. Dozens of Saudi Arabia's richest and most…

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Fatal Flood Leaves Saudis Asking When Their Prince Will Deliver

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The Jeddah floods have left some wondering how much has changed now that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is in charge. Photographer: Fayez Nureldine/AF/Getty Images. When the rain came at dawn, Aamir Farouk was prepared for the worst. He…

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U.S. Bomber Flies With Japanese, Korean Jets in Show of Force

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The U.S. deployed a B-1B Lancer bomber to the Korean peninsula Wednesday as part of a joint exercise with South Korea involving 230 warplanes, Yonhap News said, citing an unidentified source. A similar drill in September saw the aircraft…

Tuesday, Dec 5

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Europe Scolds Trump on Iran, Jerusalem in Tillerson Meeting

A joint press conference by the European Union's foreign-policy chief and the U.S. Secretary of State descended into a thinly veiled exchange of rebukes, adding to signs of increased strain in the world's most powerful alliance. “The Iran…

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Why a Killing in Yemen Threatens to Escalate War: QuickTake Q&A

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Saudi fighter planes bombed the presidential palace in Sana'a for the first time in almost three years of war. Photographer: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. Switching sides in a war often carries extreme risk, and former Yemeni President…

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Eleventh Hour Brexit Upset Sets New Deadline for Theresa May

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Follow @Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter. Theresa May came closer than ever on Monday to the Brexit deal she's been working on for months. A last-minute upset over the Irish border left…

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Brexit Bulletin: Scuppered - Bloomberg

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Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter. The dramatic unraveling of a potential Brexit deal during Theresa May ...

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Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records, Source Says

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller zeroed in on President Donald Trump's business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections widens. Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany's largest…

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UN Political Chief Heads to North Korea on Rare Visit

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United Nations (AP) -- The U.N. political chief is heading to North Korea on a rare four-day visit at the invitation of the government for a wide-ranging discussion on policy issues "of mutual interest and concern." U.N. spokesman Stephane…

Monday, Dec 4

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How to Spy on Kim Jong Un's Nuclear Plans From 6000 Miles Away

When North Korea unleashed an earth-shaking nuclear bomb of as much as 250 kilotons on Sept. 3, one man wasn't fazed. Almost 6,000 miles (9,650 kilometers) from Pyongyang, in Colorado, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. has for years watched the…

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Son Says Missile May Be Chance for North Korea Talks

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The youngest son of former President Kim Dae Jung is one of just a few South Koreans to have met Kim Jong Un. He hopes a second meeting isn't far away. Six years ago, Kim Hong-gul chatted with the current North Korean leader as part of a…

Gandhi Set to Take Congress Leadership as India Poll ...

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Rahul Gandhi is set to take the reins of India’s opposition Congress party from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who led the organization for two decades. The ...

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Who's an Oligarch? Rich Russians Fret Over US Sanctions Label

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When Debevoise & Plimpton lawyers held a seminar in Moscow to explain the impact of new U.S. sanctions legislation, they had to rent out a hall in a hotel to hold all the worried clients who signed up. A big reason for the interest is a…

Sunday, Dec 3

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House Republicans Prepare Contempt Action Against FBI, DOJ

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U.S. House Republicans are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material related to the Russia-Trump probes and…

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U.K.'s May Fighting Fires at Home as EU Brexit Deadline ...

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to put out multiple political fires at home as she prepares for a crucial meeting in Brussels that she hopes ...