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Zuma’s D-Day Near as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

Zuma’s D-Day Near as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

The top leadership of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will finalize the issue of transferring power from President Jacob Zuma to a new administration, party leader Cyril Ramaphosa
Five Star Poster Boy Must Convince Italy He Won’t Trash Economy

Five Star Poster Boy Must Convince Italy He Won’t Trash Economy

Luigi Di Maio sits straight as a board and glances down at his notes as he aims to convince some 400 business leaders that he should become Italy’s youngest ever prime minister.
Poland's Economy Is Decoupled From Politics, Minister Says

Poland's Economy Is Decoupled From Politics, Minister Says

A surge in Polish investment last quarter was a sign of the economy being unaffected by the country’s political dispute with the European Union, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwiecinski
Why Women (Appear to) Earn Less Than Men in the U.K.

Why Women (Appear to) Earn Less Than Men in the U.K.

The U.K. is the biggest, and won’t be the only, country to delve into the explosive topic of the pay gap between women and men. Firms with at least 250 employees in Britain have until April 4 to
First Australians See Slow Progress in Bid for Economic Equality

First Australians See Slow Progress in Bid for Economic Equality

Indigenous Australians, the nation’s poorest and most disadvantaged group, have made ground in health and childhood education but still lag their countrymen in most key measures.
Russian Billionaires Are Building Megaschools to Rival Eton and Exeter

Russian Billionaires Are Building Megaschools to Rival Eton and Exeter

As part of a push to get more Russian business leaders involved in education, President Vladimir Putin sat down with some of the country’s most gifted pupils for a televised chat about the value of
OMB Director Mulvaney Says Budget Seeks $3 Trillion Deficits Cut

OMB Director Mulvaney Says Budget Seeks $3 Trillion Deficits Cut

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on President Trump’s 2019 budget that includes an "aggressive set of spending reforms" to cut deficits by $3 trillion over 10 years. Schneider
Trump Proposes to Cut Medicare and Spend Big on Wall, Defense

Trump Proposes to Cut Medicare and Spend Big on Wall, Defense

President Donald Trump will seek billions of dollars in new spending to build a border wall, improve veterans’ health care and combat opioid abuse in a budget proposal.
U.S. Says Ready for North Korea Talks in Policy Shift

U.S. Says Ready for North Korea Talks in Policy Shift

The U.S. is ready to engage in talks about North Korea’s nuclear program even as it maintains pressure on Kim Jong Un’s regime, Vice President Mike Pence said, signaling a shift in American policy.
Pyongyang Reaches Out to Seoul

Pyongyang Reaches Out to Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, cheered enthusiastically for a unified Korean team, and displayed a sense of humor in weekend
What If the World’s Richest Paid for Government Spending?

What If the World’s Richest Paid for Government Spending?

How many days could the government keep running if the richest person of each country was paying for it?
H-1B Visa Limits Pushed by Lawmaker With Tech Company Support

H-1B Visa Limits Pushed by Lawmaker With Tech Company Support

A California congressman, backed by U.S. technology companies, is pushing for the House to consider legislation that would narrow the number of eligible candidates for H-1B visas that are awarded to
Trump to Again Seek to Spin Off U.S. Air-Traffic Control, Official Says

Trump to Again Seek to Spin Off U.S. Air-Traffic Control, Official Says

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget being released Monday will include his plan to spin off U.S. air-traffic control to non-profit management, a White House official said.
Trump May Struggle on $1 Trillion Pledge to Fix Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure

Trump May Struggle on $1 Trillion Pledge to Fix Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure

Donald Trump ran for president on the promise of $1 trillion fix for crumbling U.S. roads, bridges and airports, but the plan he’s rolling out Monday commits the federal government to spending just a
Israel Says U.S. Not in Syria ‘Game’ as Russia Seen Dominant

Israel Says U.S. Not in Syria ‘Game’ as Russia Seen Dominant

Israel is counting on Russian President Vladimir Putin to keep confrontations with Iran and Syria from spiraling into war as the Trump administration mostly watches from the sidelines, a senior aide
Mulvaney Says CFPB Under His Direction Is ‘Not Being Aggressive’

Mulvaney Says CFPB Under His Direction Is ‘Not Being Aggressive’

Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said the agency under his leadership is enforcing the law but “not being aggressive” about its mission.
Merkel Says She’ll Serve Another Full Term, Defying Critics

Merkel Says She’ll Serve Another Full Term, Defying Critics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’s determined to serve another full term, rebuffing party critics who say she sold out to the Social Democrats to extend her 12 years in office.
U.S. Budget Director Warns Interest Rates May ‘Spike’ on Deficit

U.S. Budget Director Warns Interest Rates May ‘Spike’ on Deficit

The U.S. will post a larger budget deficit this year and could see a “spike” in interest rates as a result, but lower deficits are possible over time based on sustained economic growth from Donald
Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

South African President Jacob Zuma’s fate is set to be sealed at a meeting of the top leadership of the ruling African National Congress called to conclude the transition to a new administration.