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Putin Family Split Offers Peek at Secret Dealings of Russia Inc.

Putin Family Split Offers Peek at Secret Dealings of Russia Inc.

During his courtship and marriage, Kirill Shamalov catapulted into the ranks of the super-rich with a little help from some of the closest allies of his father-in-law: Russian President Vladimir
Trump Seeks to Sink Second Lawsuit Saying He Profits From Office

Trump Seeks to Sink Second Lawsuit Saying He Profits From Office

Fresh off a victory in New York, Trump administration attorneys will reprise their argument that the president can’t be sued for benefiting from his business interests by people who can’t prove
Dutch Eye ‘Crucial’ Chinese Trade as Trump Shakes Global Order

Dutch Eye ‘Crucial’ Chinese Trade as Trump Shakes Global Order

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country will leverage its close trading partnership with China while taking a “step-by-step” approach to U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape the
Barclays Chief Told May to Sacrifice Single Market Access

Barclays Chief Told May to Sacrifice Single Market Access

Barclays Plc Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley told British Prime Minister Theresa May to be prepared to sacrifice access to the single European market after Brexit if it means gaining control of its
Ontario Party Leader Quits Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

Ontario Party Leader Quits Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

The opposition party in Canada’s most populous province will select an interim leader Friday after the former head resigned overnight in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
Canada, Mexico May Keep Nafta Investor Dispute System Without U.S.

Canada, Mexico May Keep Nafta Investor Dispute System Without U.S.

Canada and Mexico are seeking to preserve dispute-settlement panels only for their own companies in a revamped Nafta deal, if the U.S. insists on opting out them, according to two Canadian government
Ramaphosa Says South Africa Has no Cash for Nuclear Plants

Ramaphosa Says South Africa Has no Cash for Nuclear Plants

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is next in line to lead the country, said the government currently can’t afford to build new nuclear power reactors.
Trump Brings 'America First' to Davos as Mueller Probe Advances

Trump Brings 'America First' to Davos as Mueller Probe Advances

President Donald Trump arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday amid concerns about U.S. trade policy and Trump's comments that he is looking forward to a meeting with
Berlusconi Sees Tajani as ‘Beautiful Choice’ for Italian Premier

Berlusconi Sees Tajani as ‘Beautiful Choice’ for Italian Premier

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said the current president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani would be a “beautiful choice” for the leadership of Italy’s government after the

Zuma-Gupta Ties Under Spotlight in South African Graft Probe

A South African commission of inquiry will investigate whether President Jacob Zuma played any role in the Gupta family’s alleged offer of cabinet posts to people including former Deputy Finance
Trump Out to Show Davos Elite He Knows Best

Trump Out to Show Davos Elite He Knows Best

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on President Trump's visit to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Schneider speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
EU Court Rules Against Sexuality Test for Asylum-Seekers

EU Court Rules Against Sexuality Test for Asylum-Seekers

The European Union's top court says that asylum-seekers in the bloc shouldn't be psychologically tested on their sexual orientation as part of the procedure to grant them protection.

Tensions Exposed After Saudi Official Calls Kuwaiti Minister a ‘Mercenary’

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait made a rare public appearance after a Saudi official insulted a Kuwaiti minister.
Trump Tax Cuts Will Be Smaller Than Expected for Many Companies

Trump Tax Cuts Will Be Smaller Than Expected for Many Companies

Opponents of the new corporate tax cuts were right. Many companies didn’t pay the full rate before the law passed -- so they won’t see splashy reductions in 2018, according to their own estimates.
The High Cost of Free Speech, From Charlottesville to the Women’s March

The High Cost of Free Speech, From Charlottesville to the Women’s March

The security bill for one smaller rally was $84,281 for body cameras, $14,982 for a chain-link fence, $823 for 250 Chick-fil-A sandwiches for the police ...
From Cars to Cows, Here’s Where Nafta Talks Stand on Big Issues

From Cars to Cows, Here’s Where Nafta Talks Stand on Big Issues

Negotiations to modernize Nafta are in their sixth round with few signs of a breakthrough, even as President Donald Trump continually applies pressure by threatening to withdraw if the U.S. can’t get
Russia Offers Cryptos Legal Cover as Central Bank Dissents

Russia Offers Cryptos Legal Cover as Central Bank Dissents

Russia’s Finance Ministry published draft legislation to regulate operations using cryptocurrencies, putting it at odds with the central bank’s resistance to allowing their exchange into rubles and
May Says She’ll Look ‘Very Seriously’ at Action on Bitcoin

May Says She’ll Look ‘Very Seriously’ at Action on Bitcoin

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to consider clamping down on bitcoin as she raised concerns that cryptocurrencies are being used by criminals.
May ‘Appalled’ to Learn of Groping at London Charity Dinner

May ‘Appalled’ to Learn of Groping at London Charity Dinner

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned the attitudes of men at the top of British business after revelations of a London charity dinner where hostesses were harassed and groped.
Hammond Has Bad News for Lawmakers Wanting Say in Brexit

Hammond Has Bad News for Lawmakers Wanting Say in Brexit

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond gave the clearest indication yet that U.K. lawmakers won’t have the full facts before them when they vote on the deal taking Britain out of the European