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South Africa’s Civil Servants to Get Above-Inflation Wage Increase

South Africa’s Civil Servants to Get Above-Inflation Wage Increase

Unions representing South African civil servants and the government agreed to above-inflation increases for workers, the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council said.
Venezuelans Head to the Polls for a Vote That’s All But Won

Venezuelans Head to the Polls for a Vote That’s All But Won

Amid boycotts and humanitarian crisis, Venezuelans head for a vote
Farm Bill's Future Hinges on Fight Over Limits on Immigration

Farm Bill's Future Hinges on Fight Over Limits on Immigration

A fight over U.S. immigration policy -- not agriculture -- led to the demise of farm legislation on Friday.
North Korean Pushback Undercuts U.S. Exuberance Over Kim Meeting

North Korean Pushback Undercuts U.S. Exuberance Over Kim Meeting

The dizzying pace of North Korean-U.S. diplomacy this year had President Donald Trump fielding questions about whether he might win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Weidmann Signals Openness to Succeeding Draghi as ECB President

Weidmann Signals Openness to Succeeding Draghi as ECB President

Jens Weidmann signaled he’s open to succeeding Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank chief’s strongest hint so far that he wants the job.
Fox News Wins Dismissal of Retaliation Suit by Ex-Host Tantaros

Fox News Wins Dismissal of Retaliation Suit by Ex-Host Tantaros

Fox News won dismissal of a lawsuit by former host Andrea Tantaros alleging retaliation over her 2016 sexual harassment complaint that described the network as operating like a “sex-fueled, Playboy
Italy's Populist League Gives Public a Say on Coalition Program

Italy's Populist League Gives Public a Say on Coalition Program

All of Italy gets to have its say on the populist coalition’s policy program this weekend, when the League, one of two parties involved.
Trump to Nominate Admiral as U.S. Ambassador to South Korea

Trump to Nominate Admiral as U.S. Ambassador to South Korea

President Donald Trump moved to fill a key gap in his foreign policy team by picking Admiral Harry Harris to be his nominee for ambassador to South Korea.
Democrats Want Trump Administration to Help Them Sue Russia

Democrats Want Trump Administration to Help Them Sue Russia

The Democratic National Committee is seeking a court order that would essentially force President Donald Trump’s administration to aid the group’s lawsuit accusing Russia of interfering in the 2016
ZTE Has to Change Management for U.S. Reprieve, Kudlow Says

ZTE Has to Change Management for U.S. Reprieve, Kudlow Says

Chinese telecom company ZTE will have to change its management to win a reprieve from U.S. sanctions, said the director of the White House National Economic Council.
Officials Dispute Trump’s Talk of an FBI Spy Planted in His Campaign

Officials Dispute Trump’s Talk of an FBI Spy Planted in His Campaign

U.S. officials are pushing back against allegations embraced by President Donald Trump that the Justice Department planted a spy in his 2016 campaign.
Venezuela Election 'Has No Credibility': Human Rights Watch

Venezuela Election 'Has No Credibility': Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch Americas Executive Director Jose Miguel Vivanco discusses the Venezuelan presidential election with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Facebook Rethinks News Organizations as Political Advertisers

Facebook Rethinks News Organizations as Political Advertisers

Facebook Inc. doesn’t know how news organizations will fit into an initiative to provide transparency for political advertising on its social network.
Kudlow Says China Offered ‘at Least’ $200 Billion in New Trade

Kudlow Says China Offered ‘at Least’ $200 Billion in New Trade

China offered to reduce its trade surplus with the U.S. by “at least $200 billion” in talks to head off a possible trade war, the director of the White House National Economic Council said.
Democrats Say Energy Regulator Moving Backward on Climate Change

Democrats Say Energy Regulator Moving Backward on Climate Change

Just weeks after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission launched a sweeping review of its natural gas pipeline policy, its members are again split on the extent to which they should take climate
U.S. Adds to Venezuela Pressure With Sanctions Days Before Vote

U.S. Adds to Venezuela Pressure With Sanctions Days Before Vote

The Trump administration renewed its efforts to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro by sanctioning former National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello Rondon and three other Venezuelans,
Trump Wanted to Double Amazon’s Postal Rates, Report Says

Trump Wanted to Double Amazon’s Postal Rates, Report Says

President Donald Trump pushed U.S. Postal Service officials to double package delivery rates paid by Amazon and other companies, the Washington Post reported.
Farmers Are Suffering Setbacks Under GOP Control, Texas Republican Says

Farmers Are Suffering Setbacks Under GOP Control, Texas Republican Says

A freshman Republican from one of the nation’s deepest-red districts said the rejection of House farm legislation on Friday is the latest setback for agriculture under GOP leadership.
New Jersey Offers to Probe Fraud at For-Profit Colleges If Federal Government Won’t

New Jersey Offers to Probe Fraud at For-Profit Colleges If Federal Government Won’t

New Jersey’s new attorney general says he’ll finish the probes himself.