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Brazilian Assets Soar as Bolsonaro Starts to Deliver on Promises

Brazilian Assets Soar as Bolsonaro Starts to Deliver on Promises

Brazil’s benchmark stock index closed at a record high at the end of Jair Bolsonaro’s first day in office, as the new president delivered on key campaign pledges while his economy minister vowed a
Why Ocasio-Cortez Is Breaking With Pelosi in Key Early Vote

Why Ocasio-Cortez Is Breaking With Pelosi in Key Early Vote

House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to lay down an early marker with party leaders on Congress’s first day by voting against a package of legislative rules because it contains an austerity
White House Meeting Breaks Up Without Deal to End Shutdown

White House Meeting Breaks Up Without Deal to End Shutdown

Congressional leaders were unable to strike a deal to end a partial shutdown of the federal government at a meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday, and the president invited them to return to the
Trump Says Stock Market Suffered 'Glitch' Last Month

Trump Says Stock Market Suffered 'Glitch' Last Month

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a Cabinet meeting on the recent market volatility. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Disparages Mattis, Asks 'What's He Done for Me?'

Trump Disparages Mattis, Asks 'What's He Done for Me?'

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a Cabinet meeting about U.S. policy on Afghanistan. (Source: Bloomberg)
Mexico Needs Law to Cut Bank Fees, Majority Whip Clouthier Says

Mexico Needs Law to Cut Bank Fees, Majority Whip Clouthier Says

Mexico sooner or later will pass a bill to cut bank fees and commissions but should carefully consider the timing of the legislation so as not to disrupt financial markets, said Tatiana Clouthier, the
Shutdown Shuts Out Couples Getting Married in Washington, D.C.

Shutdown Shuts Out Couples Getting Married in Washington, D.C.

Couples hoping kick off the new year by getting married in Washington will have to make other plans. The government shutdown has shuttered the city’s Marriage Bureau.
House Democrats Try to Ease Threat of Battle Over Debt Ceiling

House Democrats Try to Ease Threat of Battle Over Debt Ceiling

House Democrats are moving to make good on Nancy Pelosi’s promise not to use the nation’s debt ceiling as a political weapon to avoid jeopardizing the U.S. credit rating.
Trump Says Government Shutdown Will Last 'as Long as It Takes'

Trump Says Government Shutdown Will Last 'as Long as It Takes'

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a Cabinet meeting about the stalemate over border wall funding that has kept parts of the federal government shut down for 12 days. (Source:
Hasan Minhaj Responds to Netflix Pulling Episode From Saudi Arabia

Hasan Minhaj Responds to Netflix Pulling Episode From Saudi Arabia

Comedian Hasan Minhaj lashed out on Twitter after Netflix Inc. pulled an episode of his show “Patriot Act” from its video service in Saudi Arabia.
Brazil’s Economy Chief Vows to Drain the Swamp of Government Waste

Brazil’s Economy Chief Vows to Drain the Swamp of Government Waste

Brazil’s new economy minister on Wednesday outlined a sweeping overhaul of the country’s state apparatus and business environment to unleash corporate potential and free future generations from debt.
China Is Said Back for American Soy as Trade Talks Planned

China Is Said Back for American Soy as Trade Talks Planned

China is back in the market for U.S. soybeans after taking a holiday break as Washington and Beijing plan more trade discussions.
Trump Trashes Mattis After Exit: ‘What’s He Done for Me?’

Trump Trashes Mattis After Exit: ‘What’s He Done for Me?’

President Donald Trump disparaged just-departed Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his first Cabinet meeting of the new year, criticizing management of the Afghanistan war and claiming he “essentially”
Ocasio-Cortez Breaks With Pelosi in Key Early Vote for Democrats

Ocasio-Cortez Breaks With Pelosi in Key Early Vote for Democrats

Progressive incoming House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to lay down an early marker with party leaders on Congress’s first day by voting against a package of legislative rules because it
Israel Ready to Build Red Sea-Dead Sea Project With Jordan

Israel Ready to Build Red Sea-Dead Sea Project With Jordan

Israel’s regional cooperation minister said Israel is ready to move ahead with a multibillion dollar project with Jordan to pipe water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, an idea that’s been on the
Mozambique Ex-Finance Minister to Fight U.S. Extradition

Mozambique Ex-Finance Minister to Fight U.S. Extradition

Mozambique’s ex-Finance Minister Manuel Chang will oppose extradition to the U.S. after he was arrested on charges related to a debt deal that led to a default in 2017, according to his lawyer.
Netflix Criticized for Yanking ‘Patriot Act’ Episode in Saudi Arabia

Netflix Criticized for Yanking ‘Patriot Act’ Episode in Saudi Arabia

New York (AP) -- Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human rights groups for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" series that criticized the kingdom's
South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Groepe Resigns

South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Groepe Resigns

South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Francois Groepe has resigned, leaving only five people on the central bank’s rate-setting panel.
Netanyahu Worked With Pompeo in Jerusalem Embassy Campaign, Official Says

Netanyahu Worked With Pompeo in Jerusalem Embassy Campaign, Official Says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helped squeeze the president of Honduras into Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s crowded schedule in Brazil, betting that the Latin American leader will move
U.S. Envoy to Russia Visits American Detained on Spy Allegations

U.S. Envoy to Russia Visits American Detained on Spy Allegations

Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, visited an American detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage and spoke afterward with his family.