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Opposition Party Sees Opening as Ethiopian Government Vows Changes

Opposition Party Sees Opening as Ethiopian Government Vows Changes

An Ethiopian opposition party whose chairman was freed after more than a year in prison plans to step up its activity as the Horn of Africa nation’s government pledges greater openness in the wake of
Ghana’s President Pledges to Build on Economic Progress of 2017

Ghana’s President Pledges to Build on Economic Progress of 2017

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said efforts to stabilize the economy are beginning to yield results as the rate of debt-growth slowed while the government exceeded targets for keeping spending
Congress Makes Progress on Budget Deal

Congress Makes Progress on Budget Deal

Senate leaders announced a bipartisan two-year budget agreement Wednesday, @elwasson reports #tictocnews https://bloom.bg/2E8sNPQ (Source: Bloomberg)
Carney Steps Up Bank of England Rate Hike Timetable for Brexit-Hit U.K.

Carney Steps Up Bank of England Rate Hike Timetable for Brexit-Hit U.K.

Mark Carney said U.K. interest rates may need to rise at a steeper pace than previously thought to prevent the Brexit-weakened economy from overheating.
Now Brussels Wants to Take Away Your Summer Time

Now Brussels Wants to Take Away Your Summer Time

The European Parliament said Europe should consider ending daylight-saving time because of potential benefits for human health.
House and Senate at Odds Over Budget Deal

House and Senate at Odds Over Budget Deal

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli discusses a bipartisan budget deal in the U.S. Senate and what it means for the House of Representatives. He speaks with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg
Zuma's Delayed Exit Tests Ramaphosa's Power in South Africa

Zuma's Delayed Exit Tests Ramaphosa's Power in South Africa

Less than two months after taking over the leadership of South Africa’s ruling party, Cyril Ramaphosa is facing a key test of his authority: President Jacob Zuma just won’t go away.
North Korea Is Winning the Olympics Before They Even Start

North Korea Is Winning the Olympics Before They Even Start

While North Korea isn't expected to bring home many medals from the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Kim Jong Un has already won more than he could've hoped.

Gambia Readmitted to Commonwealth After Four-Year Absence

Gambia was readmitted to the Commonwealth of Nations on Thursday, signaling the country’s pledge to mend international ties after becoming increasingly isolated under former ruler Yahya Jammeh.
U.K. Lawmakers Fly to Washington to Take On Tech Executives

U.K. Lawmakers Fly to Washington to Take On Tech Executives

U.K. lawmakers have traveled to Washington to pressure executives from Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Twitter Inc. to do more to keep fake news from circulating online.
South Africa Plans to Declare Drought a National Disaster

South Africa Plans to Declare Drought a National Disaster

South Africa plans to declare the drought that’s gripping the western and southern parts of the country a national disaster.
Greece Takes Step to Normalcy With Bond as Bailout Nears End

Greece Takes Step to Normalcy With Bond as Bailout Nears End

Greece will sell 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) of seven-year bonds in another step toward exiting a bailout program in August that has kept the nation afloat.
Moon Schedules Lunch With North Koreans as Kim Parades Weapons

Moon Schedules Lunch With North Koreans as Kim Parades Weapons

South Korean President Moon Jae-in scheduled lunch with high-ranking North Korean officials on Saturday, an announcement that came after Kim Jong Un oversaw a massive military parade in Pyongyang.
Bangladesh Jails Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in Graft Case

Bangladesh Jails Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in Graft Case

A Dhaka court sentenced former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia to five years in prison for embezzling around $250,000 in foreign aid, sparking fears of violence.
George W. Bush Says Russia Meddled in U.S. Election

George W. Bush Says Russia Meddled in U.S. Election

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that “there's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American election.
Bump Stocks Shouldn’t Be Regulated, Public Tells ATF

Bump Stocks Shouldn’t Be Regulated, Public Tells ATF

The agency was flooded with about 36,000 comments on the issue.
U.S. Threatens to Dump Lenders From Veterans Loan Program

U.S. Threatens to Dump Lenders From Veterans Loan Program

Nine lenders have been warned by the U.S. that they will be kicked out of a top mortgage program within months unless they find ways to stop costly rapid refinances of veterans’ loans.
The Crypto Candidate for Congress

The Crypto Candidate for Congress

Political newbie Brian Forde has dazzled marquee crypto investors, who hope he can be the Washington friend they desperately need.
The Mad U.S. Scramble to Dump ‘Trusted Travelers’

The Mad U.S. Scramble to Dump ‘Trusted Travelers’

Hundreds of vetted frequent flyers had their credentials revoked because of where they were born, an advocacy group contends.
U.S. Government Shutdown Begins as Congress Lets Funding Lapse

U.S. Government Shutdown Begins as Congress Lets Funding Lapse

The U.S. government entered a partial shutdown as Congress missed a midnight deadline to pass spending legislation because of a Republican senator’s objections, but the lapse may last only a few hours