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Court Finds South African Finance Chief Gigaba Lied Under Oath

Court Finds South African Finance Chief Gigaba Lied Under Oath

South Africa’s High Court ruled that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba lied under oath when he testified during his tenure as home affairs minister in a case filed by a company that wanted to open a
White House to Hear From Florida School on Shootings

White House to Hear From Florida School on Shootings

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses President Trump's tweets, Russian propaganda and support for gun control in the U.S. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Ramaphosa Tax Gamble Targets Debt Before South African Vote

Ramaphosa Tax Gamble Targets Debt Before South African Vote

South Africa’s ruling party took a political gamble by increasing sales tax ahead of elections next year as new President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to stabilize debt.
Turkey Signals Readiness for Talks to Avoid Clash With Syria

Turkey Signals Readiness for Talks to Avoid Clash With Syria

Turkey signaled it’s ready for communication with Syria as Russia sought to avert a direct clash between the two countries over a Turkish military offensive against a Kurdish enclave.
As Israeli Gas Raises Frowns, El-Sisi Says Egypt Scored ‘Goal’

As Israeli Gas Raises Frowns, El-Sisi Says Egypt Scored ‘Goal’

Egypt’s $15 billion deal to import Israeli gas was a victory that will help to transform the North African country into a regional energy hub, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said on Wednesday.
So Far, Trump Has Stayed Onside With Gun Lobby

So Far, Trump Has Stayed Onside With Gun Lobby

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Trump Public-Works Plan Gets Nudge From $2 Trillion Pension Pool

Trump Public-Works Plan Gets Nudge From $2 Trillion Pension Pool

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will propose using a chunk of Australia’s A$2.53 trillion ($1.99 trillion) pension savings pool to help unlock funding for Trump’s infrastructure push.
U.K. Eyes Longer Brexit Transition and Asks EU to Talk Dates

U.K. Eyes Longer Brexit Transition and Asks EU to Talk Dates

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is asking the European Union for flexibility on the length of the Brexit transition period with just over a year before the country leaves the bloc.
Latvia Central Banker May Skip ECB Meet Amid Calls to Quit

Latvia Central Banker May Skip ECB Meet Amid Calls to Quit

Latvia’s central bank chief faced renewed calls to quit over a bribery scandal that’s roiled the Baltic nation, as it looked likely he would miss a meeting of the European Central Bank’s Governing
As Food Trade Ballooned Under Nafta, So Did Mexican Waistlines

As Food Trade Ballooned Under Nafta, So Did Mexican Waistlines

A recent study found that Mexico has seen obesity rates rise some 15 percent in two decades.
Berlusconi Goes Poaching for Disenchanted Populists

Berlusconi Goes Poaching for Disenchanted Populists

Italians go to the polls on March 4 with voters divided over the country’s relationship with the European Union, taxes, and immigration. Here’s your daily guide to the latest news.
Nuclear Reactors Could Run as Long as 80 Years Under Trump Plan

Nuclear Reactors Could Run as Long as 80 Years Under Trump Plan

The U.S. Energy Department is throwing its support behind a request by utilities to extend the life of some nuclear power reactors -- keeping them in operation for as long as 80 years.
New Jersey Transit’s Hidden Danger: Bad Brakes, Bare Wires, Rotten Parts

New Jersey Transit’s Hidden Danger: Bad Brakes, Bare Wires, Rotten Parts

Federal inspectors found scores of New Jersey Transit train cars riddled with fire risks, faulty brakes and electrical hazards as they scrutinized the troubled railroad that brings 95,000 workers to
Democrats Counter GOP Tax-Cut Pitch by Warning of Long-Term Pain

Democrats Counter GOP Tax-Cut Pitch by Warning of Long-Term Pain

As voters complete their tax returns this year, Kelly Mazeski and other Democratic candidates in high-income, high-tax congressional districts want them to be thinking about the possible pain ahead.
Labor’s Reprieve Is Over as U.S. Supreme Court Case Targets Fees

Labor’s Reprieve Is Over as U.S. Supreme Court Case Targets Fees

Public-sector unions got a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court two years ago. Their time may be running out.
Banker at Heart of Latvia's Widening Drama Fights All Comers

Banker at Heart of Latvia's Widening Drama Fights All Comers

In his quarter century atop Latvia’s central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics has outlasted 19 governments and two currencies, emerging as much more than a guardian of price stability.
Brexit Bulletin: Under Pressure

Brexit Bulletin: Under Pressure

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Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ That Family Is Profiting From Presidency

Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ That Family Is Profiting From Presidency

Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns.
White House: New Clearance Policy Won’t Affect Kushner

White House: New Clearance Policy Won’t Affect Kushner

It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year.