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Bulgaria Moves to Take Control of Lottery, Boosting Tax Collection

Bulgaria Moves to Take Control of Lottery, Boosting Tax Collection

Bulgaria is preparing legal amendments take control of lottery gaming, shutting out the current private operators in a bid to improve tax collection.
Nigeria Demands U.K. Return Wanted Former-Oil Minister: Report

Nigeria Demands U.K. Return Wanted Former-Oil Minister: Report

The U.K. should return Nigeria’s former petroleum minister to face a corruption trial unless it produces its own charges against her, The Cable reported, citing the West African nation’s top
U.K. Ministers Weigh Decision to Give Huawei Role in 5G Networks

U.K. Ministers Weigh Decision to Give Huawei Role in 5G Networks

The U.K. government is poised to allow Huawei Technologies Co. a role in developing the country’s fifth-generation wireless broadband networks, as Boris Johnson prepares to reject U.S. President
France Says U.S. Agreed on a Path to Global Tech Tax Accord

France Says U.S. Agreed on a Path to Global Tech Tax Accord

The U.S. and Europe are making progress toward a global pact on the taxation of digital services, with France’s finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, saying on Thursday that American officials agreed on a
Merkel Cautions Europe on Balancing Act in Bipolar World

Merkel Cautions Europe on Balancing Act in Bipolar World

Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, delivers a speech during a special address on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. World leaders,
Mnuchin Still Has Hopes for Ultra-Long Bonds Even After 20-Year

Mnuchin Still Has Hopes for Ultra-Long Bonds Even After 20-Year

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that he still has hopes to eventually issue 50- or 100-year bonds even after the department announced last week plans to add 20-year debt.
Angela Merkel Says Fight Against Climate Change ‘Matter of Survival’

Angela Merkel Says Fight Against Climate Change ‘Matter of Survival’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s worried about the growing conflict between young campaigners for a cleaner planet and those who reject global warming.
Oil Tankers Dawdle Off Libya’s Coast as Warlord Halts Exports

Oil Tankers Dawdle Off Libya’s Coast as Warlord Halts Exports

Off the coast of Libya, one man is holding up several million tons of steel.
Greek Prime Minister Says Turkey-Libya Deal Is Unacceptable and Illegal

Greek Prime Minister Says Turkey-Libya Deal Is Unacceptable and Illegal

Turkey’s maritime border agreement with Libya is unacceptable and illegal, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, amid growing tension in the eastern Mediterranean.
Lebanon’s New PM Tackles Old Debt With Risk, Reward Aplenty

Lebanon’s New PM Tackles Old Debt With Risk, Reward Aplenty

Lebanon’s sky-high bond yields and credit default swap spreads may start to dip if a new government unveiled this week can ease concerns about a sovereign default.
Spain’s Supreme Court Backs Suspension of Catalan President

Spain’s Supreme Court Backs Suspension of Catalan President

Spain’s Supreme Court ruled against a request to suspend an order to debar Catalan regional President Joaquim Torra.
Mystery Central American Firm Targeted in Crackdown on Tax Plot

Mystery Central American Firm Targeted in Crackdown on Tax Plot

A Central American financial institution is suspected of helping clients worldwide evade taxes and launder money, according to tax investigators from the U.S., the Netherlands and three other nations
New Generation of NYC Insurgents Seeks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fervor

New Generation of NYC Insurgents Seeks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fervor

Incumbent New York City Democrats face an unprecedented number of challengers in this year’s primary election, reflecting the party’s ideological divisions and the impact of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s
Zimbabwe Food Crisis Worsens With Few Signs of Corn Imports

Zimbabwe Food Crisis Worsens With Few Signs of Corn Imports

Zimbabwe insists it’s prepared to deal with a deepening food crisis, but the United Nations says that so far there’s little evidence that enough corn is coming in to feed the drought-stricken nation’s
Bulgaria Charges Three Russians in Skripal-Linked Investigation

Bulgaria Charges Three Russians in Skripal-Linked Investigation

Bulgaria charged three Russians for the attempted murder of an arms dealer in an investigation linked to the poisoning attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the U.K.
U.S., China Must Adjust for Stable World, Singapore Leader Says

U.S., China Must Adjust for Stable World, Singapore Leader Says

Both the U.S. and China must make adjustments if they are going to reach a lasting phase-two trade deal that benefits the rest of the world, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.
Singapore Confirms First Case of Coronavirus, Urges Collaboration

Singapore Confirms First Case of Coronavirus, Urges Collaboration

The novel coronavirus outbreak requires countries to collaborate, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, shortly before the city-state confirmed its first case.
Finnish PM Slams Men’s Hiring Bias and Calls for Legislation

Finnish PM Slams Men’s Hiring Bias and Calls for Legislation

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said it’s now clear that women need laws to protect them from discrimination in the work place.
WTO Takes Center Stage in Trump’s Global Trade Drama

WTO Takes Center Stage in Trump’s Global Trade Drama

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Kramp-Karrenbauer erteilt Kabinettsumbildung klare Absage

Kramp-Karrenbauer erteilt Kabinettsumbildung klare Absage

CDU will noch im Laufe des Jahres ein ‘Zukunftsteam’ zusammenstellen.