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Corbyn Paid 48,000 Pounds in Tax Last Year, Labour Says

Corbyn Paid 48,000 Pounds in Tax Last Year, Labour Says

Jeremy Corbyn paid 48,080 pounds ($68,000) in tax last year, his Labour Party said on Friday.
Cape Town Water Crisis Eases as Residents Curb Consumption

Cape Town Water Crisis Eases as Residents Curb Consumption

The risk that the drought-hit city of Cape Town will run out of water well before the start of the winter rainy season has eased after residents heeded a call to slash consumption and the government
Merkel Sees ‘Serious’ Gaps to Bridge in German Coalition Endgame

Merkel Sees ‘Serious’ Gaps to Bridge in German Coalition Endgame

Chancellor Angela Merkel said German parties need to overcome “very serious differences” if they want to seal a government pact this weekend and pave the way for her fourth term.
Treasury Warns of Upheaval If U.S. Sanctions Russian Debt

Treasury Warns of Upheaval If U.S. Sanctions Russian Debt

The U.S. Treasury Department warned that Russia’s sovereign debt market is too important to sanction without risking global financial turmoil, signaling the Trump administration is wary of targeting
Putin to Push State-of-Nation Speech Closer to March Vote, Officials Say

Putin to Push State-of-Nation Speech Closer to March Vote, Officials Say

The Kremlin has decided to delay Vladimir Putin’s annual state-of-the-nation speech to closer to the March 18 vote, according to three officials familiar with the plans.
Soft-Brexit Lawmakers Fight for Customs Union in Commons Battle

Soft-Brexit Lawmakers Fight for Customs Union in Commons Battle

A group of pro-European Union lawmakers have tabled an amendment in an attempt to force the government to keep the U.K. in the customs union after Brexit.
Peru Bribery Probes Are Scaring Officials, Stalling Investment, Group Says

Peru Bribery Probes Are Scaring Officials, Stalling Investment, Group Says

Government officials in Peru are so scared of being accused of corruption that they have hobbled an infrastructure program needed to revive economic growth, an industry group said.
FBI Director Said to Oppose Releasing Nunes Memo

FBI Director Said to Oppose Releasing Nunes Memo

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the feud over the public release of a House intelligence memo prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Minister’s Case Puts May’s Fragile Hold on Her Party on Display Again

Minister’s Case Puts May’s Fragile Hold on Her Party on Display Again

Theresa May’s fragile hold on her party was yet again on display with her inability to punish a minister who wrongly repeated a claim that independent officials were plotting to keep the U.K. in the
Tensions Rise Within Brazil’s Economic Team Ahead of Election

Tensions Rise Within Brazil’s Economic Team Ahead of Election

As Brazil’s election race heats up, so are tensions in the country’s economic "dream team."
Trump vs. the FBI

Trump vs. the FBI

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U.K. Minister Welcomes Zimbabwe Announcement on Land Reform

U.K. Minister Welcomes Zimbabwe Announcement on Land Reform

The U.K. has welcomed Zimbabwe’s decision to rescind its policy limiting land-lease periods to white farmers to 5 years and include them in 99-year leases that were previously only afforded to black
YouTube Apologizes for Translation Error in Polish Leader’s Video About Holocaust Bill

YouTube Apologizes for Translation Error in Polish Leader’s Video About Holocaust Bill

Poland’s attempts to defend a bill outlawing public allegations it was complicit in Holocaust-era crimes were dealt a blow by a translation blunder that turned the prime minister’s words on their
At Tillerson’s State Department, Seven of Nine Top Jobs Are Empty

At Tillerson’s State Department, Seven of Nine Top Jobs Are Empty

Arms control, trade policy and human rights are affected
A Tale of Two Sanctuary States in the Age of Trump

A Tale of Two Sanctuary States in the Age of Trump

Texas and California offer opposite reactions to immigration.
France Sends More Police to Calais After Migrant Gunfight

France Sends More Police to Calais After Migrant Gunfight

Calais, France (AP) -- Police reinforcements arrived Friday in the French port city of Calais after clashes among migrants left 22 people injured, with the interior minister warning of more potential
Brexit Bulletin: The Heart of the Battle

Brexit Bulletin: The Heart of the Battle

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U.K.’s May Refuses to Fire Minister in Brexit Impact Dispute

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won’t fire a Brexit minister for wrongly saying he had heard of a plot by independent officials to keep the country inside the European Union.
U.K. Can't Be in Europe Customs Union After Brexit, Fox Says

U.K. Can't Be in Europe Customs Union After Brexit, Fox Says

The U.K. must not enter into a new customs union with the European Union after it leaves the bloc, Trade Secretary Liam Fox said.
Need Faster Growth? Spend More on Educating India's Children

Need Faster Growth? Spend More on Educating India's Children

More than 100 million people are expected to enter India’s workforce by 2022, yet a lack of investment in education has put the South Asian nation in danger of wasting the demographic dividend that
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