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February 20, 2017 9:33 PM Snap's IPO Draws Barclays CEO, But London Investors Remain Wary

A full team of Snap Inc. executives, advisers, and the Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Plc attempted to sell the story of the social media company’s IPO in London Monday. So far it has been a tough sell. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and fellow executives faced questions from investors about declining user engagement, according to fund managers present at the meeting 17

February 20, 2017 7:51 PM Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

LONDON — Thousands of protesters against U.S. President Donald Trump rallied outside Britain’s Parliament on Monday, while lawmakers inside urged the government to rescind its offer to the president of a state visit stamped with pomp, pageantry and royal approval. In a passionate debate that’s unlikely to change the British government’s position, Trump 18

February 20, 2017 7:37 PM Russia Announces Another Ceasefire Deal With Ukraine Amid Tensions With West

European powers are backing a new ceasefire agreement announced Saturday for embattled eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists have been locked in conflict for three years. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the deal, set to begin Monday, was settled with input from his German and French counterparts, and comes 14

February 20, 2017 6:18 PM American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's appearances in Brussels. A background picture of the American flag that went up alongside the European Union flag as Pence and EU leader Donald Tusk spoke on Monday had 51 stars instead of the usual 50, one for each state. The EU flag featuring 12 stars 11

February 20, 2017 5:20 PM British parliament debates Trump visit

LONDON — British lawmakers on Monday kicked off a debate on whether to withdraw an invitation to President Trump for a state visit — ­an offer that had been extended by the British prime minister with un­precedented speed. The debate, held in Parliament’s Westminster Hall, was triggered after a petition calling on the British government to cancel the state 13

February 20, 2017 3:46 PM Trump asked people to ‘look at what’s happening … in Sweden.’ Here’s what’s happening there

President Trump caused confusion during a Saturday rally in Florida when he said: “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?” Trump then mentioned the French cities of Nice and Paris and the Belgian capital, Brussels. The three European cities were all attacked by terrorists over the past two years. Although Trump 12

February 20, 2017 9:13 AM House of Lords begins debating Brexit bill

LONDON: Britain’s House of Lords begins debating a bill Monday empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to kickstart Brexit – a potentially tricky test given her Conservatives do not hold a majority there. Discussions in the unelected upper house of parliament get underway after the lower House of Commons overwhelmingly approved the draft legislation earlier 14

February 20, 2017 8:00 AM Kraft Heinz Needs to Plug the Leaks

It's not like Warren Buffett to have a deal crumble faster than investors could even say "Kreinzlever" -- or whatever the merger of Kraft Heinz Co. and Unilever would have been called. Part of the reason Kraft Heinz's $143 billion bid (backed by Buffett and 3G Capital) never got off the ground was reportedly because word of the transaction seeped out to the public 17

February 20, 2017 7:28 AM Jim Mattis to Baghdad: ‘We’re Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody’s Oil’

BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Monday, promising that, despite what President Trump said last month, the administration would not try to seize Iraq’s oil. Nor, he said, would the administration repay Iraqis who have worked and fought side by side with American troops by excluding them from the United States — as Mr. Trump 14

February 19, 2017 7:44 PM Shadow president or mere shadow? In Europe, Pence seeks to reassure allies unnerved by Trump

BRUSSELS — Diplomats and leaders across Europe had one crucial — if unstated — question for Vice President Pence when he visited Munich and Brussels this weekend: Is he the shadow president or a mere shadow of the president? And if the mission of Pence’s trip abroad was clear — to reassure worried allies this weekend that, yes, despite what his boss may say, the United 9