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U.K.’s May Sees Desire for Progress in Talks Over Money With EU

Prime Minister Theresa May said there’s a “genuine feeling” that both the European Union and the U.K. want to break the deadlock in Brexit talks after meeting EU President Donald Tusk and other leaders for discussions on the financial settlement. “There are still issues across the various matters that we’re negotiating on to be resolved but there’s been a very positive atmosphere in the talks,” May told reporters in Brussels after an EU summit with Eastern Partnership countries. “And a genuine feeling that we want to move forward together.” May was in Brussels as she seeks guarantees from the EU side that an improved offer on the divorce bill will be met by a firm pledge to allow talks to move on to trade. Suspicions remain in London that the EU will simply bank any new promise from May an...

FDP’s Beer Says Merkel Was Ready to Accommodate Greens

November 24th, 2017, 5:03 PM UTC Nicola Beer, general secretary of the Free Democratic Party, discusses the role German Chancellor Angela Merkel played in the failed negotiations for a “Jamaica” coalition. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Rainer Buergin. (Source: Bloomberg)

Merkel Rival Opens Door to German Coalition

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Black Friday frenzy as throngs of shoppers line up for deals

Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Will this holiday shopping season break records? Strategic Resource Group Managing Director Burt Flickinger on expectations for the holiday shopping season. Fox Business And the absolute worst housing market in the world is … The global housing market is showing signs of weakness. Home prices have been falling in parts of the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Russia, Qatar and Macedonia have all experienced drops in home prices from 5 to 7.5%. But according to Business Insider, the weakest housing market in the world goes to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The beleaguered island is experiencing continued economic woes, high unemployment, massive emigration, and a near-catastrophic national debt crisis and credit rating downgrade...

Tom Izzo tells his star: ‘If you ever get hurt again, I’m gonna kill ya’

© (Getty Images) Miles Bridges, Tom Izzo Tom Izzo is ready to have his star swingman back. Miles Bridges will be a game-time decision for Friday’s contest against Connecticut as he continues to recover from a sprained ankle. Izzo said the injury is mild enough that if the team were in the NCAA Tournament, Bridges would be playing, hands down. “I miss Miles,” Izzo said, via ESPN. “I told him on the bench, ‘If you ever get hurt again, I’m gonna kill ya.'” Bridges sustained the injury Sunday and didn’t play Thursday in the first round of the PK80 Invitational, where the Spartans defeated DePaul, 73-51. Bridges, a 6-7 guard-forward combo, was projected to be a top lottery pick in the 2017 NBA Draft but decided to return for his sophomore season t...

Cowboys fans wanted Romo to replace Prescott during awful loss

Click to expand Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO UP NEXT The Dallas Cowboys’ freefall has people calling quarterback Dak Prescott a bust, which seems a bit over the top. The Thanksgiving Day loss to the Los Angeles Chargers also happened to come with former Cowboys QB Tony Romo in the broadcast booth for CBS, so guess what happened? Fans Chanting for @tonyromo to comeback. Lets go 9 pic.twitter.com/SJXx8JADYR – Rachel Rizzuti (@Rizzuti09) November 24, 2017 Yup. Here’s more: @tonyromopic.twitter.com/MZMBsAIlbl – Mike (@miketorres_) November 24, 2017 Out of all the people saying Tony Romo is better than Dak Prescott (which he is), imagine what Jerry Jones is thinking and how much he is regretting letting his favorite player go for some kid that was obviously over...

Red Sox need to spend big this winter to keep up with Yankees

© Adam Glanzman / Getty Images Sport / Getty The Evil Empire has returned, and its shadow has cast over the American League East. Yes, the New York Yankees’ rebuild hit the accelerator last season, as the Baby Bombers came within one game of reaching the World Series in a year which began without postseason aspirations. That news is no more concerning than it is in Boston, where the Red Sox enjoyed a brief run as kings of the division while the Yankees restocked the cupboards. Despite back-to-back AL East titles, the Red Sox have resumed the role of underdogs, and will need president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski to get ownership to open their collective wallet this winter in order to compete with the Yankees in 2018. Here’s why Dombrowski needs to spend big: The marke...

50 Top Tech Gifts Under $100

For those on a budget or with many people on their holiday shopping list, most of this season’s hottest tech gifts might seem too expensive. The latest iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, laptops, and video game consoles cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. The good news is that there are actually a number of cheaper tech items on the market this year. Some of these exciting, quality items are less-expensive versions of big brand name products, but most are manufactured by businesses like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung. Many of this year’s hot products include headphones, portable speakers, smart hubs and speakers, and streaming devices that cost well under $100. This includes the latest generation of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, the new Google Home Mini, the Kindle Fire, and...

Turkey: U.S. to Stop Arming Syrian Kurdish Fighters

Ankara, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart that the United States will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters. Cavusoglu said Trump relayed his decision during a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Erdogan. Cavusoglu said he was present in Erdogan’s office during the telephone call. Turkey considers the Kurdish Syrian fighters, known by the initials YPG, to be terrorists because of their affiliation to outlawed Kurdish rebels in Turkey. “Mr. Trump clearly stated that he had given clear instructions and that the YPG won’t be given arms, and that this nonsense should have ended a long time ago,” Cavusoglu said in a press conference in the Turk...

US demands visits with oil executives jailed in Venezuela

U.S. diplomats are demanding that Venezuela give them immediate access to jailed oil executives who hold American passports. The State Department said in a statement Friday that the U.S. Embassy in Caracas made the request to the government under international law. It follows this week’s arrest of six high-ranking executives from Citgo, a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela’s state oil company. Venezuela accuses them of embezzlement stemming from a $4 billion deal to refinance bonds. Five of the six Venezuelan executives have dual U.S. citizenship. Oil-rich Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, yet low crude prices plunged the country into financial crisis. The international scuffle could further strain relations between the Trump administration and Venezuela ...