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U.S. Airlines Bumped Fewer People in 2017 After Dragging Incident

U.S. Airlines Bumped Fewer People in 2017 After Dragging Incident

After months of controversy last year triggered by the forcible dragging of a doctor off a flight in Chicago, airlines significantly cut down on bumping passengers.
Davis Says EU Threat Over Brexit Transition ‘Not in Good Faith’

Davis Says EU Threat Over Brexit Transition ‘Not in Good Faith’

As British ministers struggle to agree on what they want from Brexit, the U.K.’s chief negotiator accused the European Union of being “discourteous” and acting in bad faith.
Senate Panel Advances Goodfriend’s Fed Nomination by Thinnest Margin

Senate Panel Advances Goodfriend’s Fed Nomination by Thinnest Margin

The chances that President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, Marvin Goodfriend, will get confirmed in the U.S. Senate took two big hits on Wednesday.
Netanyahu Questions Integrity of Police Probes Against Him

Netanyahu Questions Integrity of Police Probes Against Him

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu questioned the integrity of police probing corruption allegations against him after the police commissioner said a “powerful” figure had hired private eyes to
Senate Budget Deal Has Tax Credits for Only Nuke Project in U.S.

Senate Budget Deal Has Tax Credits for Only Nuke Project in U.S.

A broad budget agreement being voted on Thursday by U.S. lawmakers includes tax credits that would benefit two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia by Southern Co., according to the bill’s
Biofuel Producers, Nuclear Power Get Boost in U.S. Budget Deal

Biofuel Producers, Nuclear Power Get Boost in U.S. Budget Deal

Tax credits that would benefit biofuel producers and a nuclear reactor project being constructed by Southern Co. are among the energy incentives in a budget deal that Congress must pass by midnight to
U.S. Senator: Give Me ‘Five Minutes’ With Larry Nassar

U.S. Senator: Give Me ‘Five Minutes’ With Larry Nassar

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says it's too bad that court officers stopped a Michigan man from punching disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.
Qaddafi Ties Halt Return to Libya Ghost Town in Peace Setback

Qaddafi Ties Halt Return to Libya Ghost Town in Peace Setback

The people in the camps are members of an ethnic minority co-opted by Muammar Qaddafi and then thrust into some of the most brutal fighting of the 2011 civil war only to end up on the losing side.
U.K. ‘Disappointed’ at Bermuda’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

U.K. ‘Disappointed’ at Bermuda’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The U.K. government expressed disappointment Thursday that Bermuda has abolished same-sex marriage, but said it would have been wrong to overturn the decision by the British island territory.
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.