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Trump Sends Fewer Mexicans Back Home Than Obama

Trump Sends Fewer Mexicans Back Home Than Obama

President Donald Trump sent 26 percent fewer Mexicans back home this year through November than Barack Obama did in the same period in 2016, despite vows to crack down on illegal immigration, Mexican
Christmas Pardon in Brazil Sparks Anger Rather Than Goodwill

Christmas Pardon in Brazil Sparks Anger Rather Than Goodwill

A wide-ranging pardon for prisoners decreed by Brazil’s President Michel Temer was a traditional humanitarian gesture and not an attempt to limit anti-corruption efforts, the justice ministry wrote in
The Road Ahead for Washington in 2018

The Road Ahead for Washington in 2018

Maggie Gage, Credit Suisse head of political strategies, discusses the 2018 legislative agenda with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
May to Meet Macron in January as Britain Prepares Trade Talks

May to Meet Macron in January as Britain Prepares Trade Talks

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet French President Emmanuel Macron next month as Britain gears up for trade talks with the European Union, according to officials from both nations.
Italy's President Dissolves Parliament, Triggering Elections

Italy's President Dissolves Parliament, Triggering Elections

Italian President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament on Thursday, setting the country on the path to a national election on March 4 that could lead to a hung parliament and a period of political
Trump Warns China Over Prohibited Fuel Sales to North Korea

Trump Warns China Over Prohibited Fuel Sales to North Korea

President Donald Trump warned that alleged illicit Chinese oil sales to North Korea may jeopardize a peaceful resolution to the confrontation over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.
Confidence Gap Between Republicans and Democrats Is Widest Since Bush Was President

Confidence Gap Between Republicans and Democrats Is Widest Since Bush Was President

Republican household sentiment exceeds that of Democrats by the widest margin since George W. Bush was president. Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index data on Thursday showed a gauge of confidence among
Italy Risks New Turmoil as President Paves Way for Election

Italy Risks New Turmoil as President Paves Way for Election

President Sergio Mattarella set Italy on the path to a national election likely in March that could lead to a hung parliament and a long period of political turbulence.
U.S. and Turkey Resume Visa Service, Easing Diplomatic Break

U.S. and Turkey Resume Visa Service, Easing Diplomatic Break

The U.S. and Turkey resumed visa services, three months after they were suspended amid an escalating feud between the NATO allies. Turkish assets rallied, pushing the stock market to a record high.
Two Saudi Princes Are Released After Graft Probe

Two Saudi Princes Are Released After Graft Probe

Two sons of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah have been released after being detained in the kingdom’s declared crackdown on corruption, according to a person familiar with the matter and a Saudi
Jobless Claims Held Steady, Signaling Solid U.S. Labor Market

Jobless Claims Held Steady, Signaling Solid U.S. Labor Market

The number of people filing for U.S. unemployment benefits held steady last week, in part reflecting estimated data for 13 states and still consistent with a strong job market, Labor Department
Banks Offer Cash-Strapped Clients a Way to Game Trump’s Tax Plan

Banks Offer Cash-Strapped Clients a Way to Game Trump’s Tax Plan

Americans have a new reason to take on debt during the holidays this year: early taxes.
It’s Been One of the Worst Years Ever for Billion-Dollar U.S. Weather Disasters

It’s Been One of the Worst Years Ever for Billion-Dollar U.S. Weather Disasters

In the year that President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord and downplayed global warming as a security threat, the U.S. received a harsh reminder of the perils of the rise in the planet’s
Italy’s Premier Gentiloni Says Election Campaign Is ‘Imminent’

Italy’s Premier Gentiloni Says Election Campaign Is ‘Imminent’

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Italy’s election campaign is “imminent” as President Sergio Mattarella prepared to dissolve parliament on Thursday, triggering a national vote probably in March
NYC Subway Chief Faces Task of Fixing System Without Choking It

NYC Subway Chief Faces Task of Fixing System Without Choking It

Andy Byford, who becomes president of New York City’s transit system in January, has the unenviable job of modernizing a century-old system of underground subway tunnels beset with track fires, power
Italy's Five Star Movement Leads in Election Polls

Italy's Five Star Movement Leads in Election Polls

Italy's Five Star Movement is leading the incumbent Democratic party by six points in the latest polls. The Italian Ixe agency shows the anti-establishment party claiming 29% of the vote share.
Putin Orders Agents to ‘Liquidate Bandits’ After Terror Attack

Putin Orders Agents to ‘Liquidate Bandits’ After Terror Attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed a crackdown after a supermarket bomb injured 10 people in St. Petersburg, the latest in a series of attacks linked to Islamic extremists that have targeted his
'Orwellian' Offshore Tax Will Hit Some Firms Harder Than Others

'Orwellian' Offshore Tax Will Hit Some Firms Harder Than Others

The name that Republican tax writers gave to a new, multi billion-dollar business levy implies that it targets foreign earnings from “intangible” intellectual property -- hitting tech firms and
Democrat Jones Officially Declared Winner of Alabama Senate Election

Democrat Jones Officially Declared Winner of Alabama Senate Election

Montgomery, Ala. (AP) -- Democrat Doug Jones' historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate
Tillerson Defends U.S. Foreign Policy During Trump's First Year

Tillerson Defends U.S. Foreign Policy During Trump's First Year

Rex Tillerson defended U.S. foreign policy during his first year as secretary of state, touting gains in pressuring North Korea, battling Islamic State and supporting Ukraine in the face of Russian