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FBI's Wray Under Pressure After Memo Release

FBI's Wray Under Pressure After Memo Release

Tensions between President Donald Trump and the FBII are rising over the release of a disputed memo prepared by House Republicans alleging bias in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016
Trump Rebuked Over Tweet on U.K. Health System

Trump Rebuked Over Tweet on U.K. Health System

The president’s attack on the NHS landS him in hot water.
Netherlands Pulls Its Ambassador From Turkey in Diplomatic Fight

Netherlands Pulls Its Ambassador From Turkey in Diplomatic Fight

The Netherlands withdrew its ambassador from Turkey as talks between the two countries to mend a diplomatic struggle in 2017 over political campaigning were not resolved.
Fraying Israel-Turkey Ties Threaten Planned Natural Gas Venture

Fraying Israel-Turkey Ties Threaten Planned Natural Gas Venture

A U.S.-backed initiative to build an undersea natural gas pipeline between Israel and Turkey looks increasingly troubled.
May Under Fire as Warring Tories Force Brexit Red Line

May Under Fire as Warring Tories Force Brexit Red Line

Bloomberg’s Flavia Krause-Jackson discusses pressure faced by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May as the reality of Brexit sparks a civil war within her political party. She speaks on "Bloomberg
Defiant Zuma Dares South Africa's Ruling Party to Fire Him

Defiant Zuma Dares South Africa's Ruling Party to Fire Him

South African President Jacob Zuma is in a head-to-head struggle with the top leaders of his own party after he defied their call to step down.
Lauri Love Wins Extradition Appeal Over U.S. Hacking Charges

Lauri Love Wins Extradition Appeal Over U.S. Hacking Charges

Lauri Love, a U.K. computer activist accused of hacking into U.S. government computers and stealing data, won his appeal against his extradition to America, after a High Court judge ruled he shouldn’t
Get-Out-of-Jail Win for Lee Hits Reform Push

Get-Out-of-Jail Win for Lee Hits Reform Push

President Moon Jae-in pledged to curtail the power of the chaebol, the family-run businesses that have dominated the economy for decades.
Memo Sparring Reveals U.S. Midterm Battle Lines

Memo Sparring Reveals U.S. Midterm Battle Lines

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S&P Says Disorderly Brexit Would Pressure U.K. Sovereign Rating

S&P Says Disorderly Brexit Would Pressure U.K. Sovereign Rating

A disorderly Brexit may see further cuts to the U.K.’s credit rating, according to S&P Global Ratings.
Dear Jay: High-Powered Advice for the Incoming Fed Chairman

Dear Jay: High-Powered Advice for the Incoming Fed Chairman

As Jerome “Jay” Powell prepares to ascend to the top spot at the Federal Reserve, he doesn’t lack for advice from prominent economists and former policy makers. Here’s what some of them have been
NYC Dives Into Tough Neighborhoods, Emerges as Safest Big City

NYC Dives Into Tough Neighborhoods, Emerges as Safest Big City

Just a few years ago, violence was so rampant at Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn, New York, that residents referred to the walkway that cuts through the public-housing complex as Death Valley.
Islamic State, al-Qaeda Support Fuels Attacks in West Africa

Islamic State, al-Qaeda Support Fuels Attacks in West Africa

Islamist militant groups in West Africa’s Sahel region are using increased support from al-Qaeda and Islamic State and enhanced cooperation among themselves to carry out more sophisticated and deadly
U.S. Urges Kenya to Reopen TV Stations That Aired Mock Inauguration

U.S. Urges Kenya to Reopen TV Stations That Aired Mock Inauguration

The U.S. urged Kenya’s government to reopen three television channels shut down last week for broadcasting a mock inauguration by the opposition.
Opposition Leader, Judges Arrested in Maldives Turmoil

Opposition Leader, Judges Arrested in Maldives Turmoil

A Maldivian opposition supporter stands facing police during a protest demanding the release of political prisoners in Male, Maldives, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.
Immigration Deal’s Chances Slip as Trump and Democrats Dig In

Immigration Deal’s Chances Slip as Trump and Democrats Dig In

Chances for an immigration deal in Congress are dimming as Republicans and Democrats pull further apart and President Donald Trump threatens to walk away from any agreement that doesn’t meet his
Democrats See Campaign Issue in House GOP Memo Alleging Bias

Democrats See Campaign Issue in House GOP Memo Alleging Bias

A House panel meets Monday to consider releasing a rebuttal to the disputed memo alleging bias in the Russia investigation, as Democrats signaled a willingness to use the issue against rank-and-file
Courts May Decide Brazil’s Election, Attorney General Warns

Courts May Decide Brazil’s Election, Attorney General Warns

Brazil’s democracy is under strain and this year’s presidential race risks being dragged into a lengthy legal quagmire, the country’s attorney general said in an interview.
Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.