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US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives to testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2019.

The one impeachment witness who Republicans can’t claim is a ‘never Trumper’ just threw Trump under the bus

Gordon Sondland donated $1 million to the president's inauguration committee and has been loyal to Trump.
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager.

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager says there’s ‘no limit’ to how AI can benefit humans

The Danish politician, known for her stringent regulation of big tech, was speaking at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana

French President Macron dunked on Trump for pulling out of Syria without telling his NATO allies

Emmanuel Macron told The Economist the Syria withdrawal represents the "brain-death of NATO," and that the EU is "on the edge of a precipice."
Women load red peppers into a sack in a field for a company producing powdered paprika, one of Hungary's best-known staples, in Batya, Hungary, September 26, 2016.

In the European Union, farming subsidies have enriched those in power and created an ‘agricultural mafia’

Europe's farm program is one of the largest globally. It would be difficult to change even though it is fueling corruption, according to the report.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen during his holiday in the Siberian forest, October 7, 2019.

Vladimir Putin is looking unstoppable after a string of victories that Trump handed to him on a plate

This week alone, the Russian president has usurped the US as a new kingmaker in Syria and gained a closer ally in Europe's backyard.
Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker

The EU prepares to delay Brexit until next year as MPs plot to scupper Boris Johnson’s deal

MPs are planning to push for a second referendum and attach a customs union to Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.

1 in 5 Muslim women in Malaysia believe husbands have a right to beat their wives

70% of Muslim women said polygamy was a right for men, but only 32% would allow it for their own marriage.

Boris Johnson prepares for another Brexit delay under ‘all circumstances’ as talks with the EU stall

Hopes are beginning to fade that Johnson's government will be able to negotiate and ratify a new deal by the end of October.

A flood of new data from the US and eurozone suggests recession risks are flashing red. Here’s a full rundown of the wreckage.

The latest economic warning signs arrived after the World Trade Organization allowed the US to levy $7.5 billion in tariffs on European imports.