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Israel Minister Plans Trump Train Station at Western Wall

Israel Minister Plans Trump Train Station at Western Wall

Jerusalem (AP) -- Israel's transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims — and ending
South Sudan Fighting Leaves at Least 20 Dead After Cease-Fire

South Sudan Fighting Leaves at Least 20 Dead After Cease-Fire

Almost two dozen government troops were killed in South Sudan during fighting, just a day after a cease-fire agreement came into effect, according to the main rebel group.
Liberia Commission Tallying Results in Presidential Run-Off

Liberia Commission Tallying Results in Presidential Run-Off

Liberian election officials are tallying results in a presidential run-off between retired soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai.
Japan Lashes Out as South Korea Reviews Landmark Sex-Slave Deal

Japan Lashes Out as South Korea Reviews Landmark Sex-Slave Deal

Japan reacted angrily after a South Korean government-backed panel said Wednesday that the nations’ two-year old agreement over wartime sex slaves didn’t properly reflect the views of the women
Arab World Won't Be Led by Tehran or Ankara, U.A.E. Says

Arab World Won't Be Led by Tehran or Ankara, U.A.E. Says

The Arab world needs to come together under Saudi-Egyptian leadership to push back against the ambitions of regional rivals Iran and Turkey, a U.A.E. minister has said.

Singer Files Sex Assault Complaint Against Former Trump Aide

Washington (AP) -- A singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager for hitting her twice on her
GOP, Democrats Gird for Congress Fight

GOP, Democrats Gird for Congress Fight

There are profound differences between the House and Senate Republicans. It may play a big role going into 2018. Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe." (Source: Bloomberg)
China to Discuss First Revisions to Constitution Since 2004

China to Discuss First Revisions to Constitution Since 2004

China’s leading policy makers plan to discuss next month a proposal to amend the national constitution for the first time since 2004, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Secessionist Crisis in Cameroon Risks Sliding Into a Rebellion

Secessionist Crisis in Cameroon Risks Sliding Into a Rebellion

A secessionist push in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions is on the brink of a full-blown revolt, threatening political stability in a country ruled by one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.
Cricket Star Khan Takes on Pakistan's Fading Political Dynasties

Cricket Star Khan Takes on Pakistan's Fading Political Dynasties

A decade after the assassination of the Islamic world’s first female premier, Benazir Bhutto, her party’s struggles have opened the door for opposition leader Imran Khan to take on the dynastic
Haley Claims Credit for Cuts to UN Budget, Already in Decline

Haley Claims Credit for Cuts to UN Budget, Already in Decline

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, took credit for a five percent cut in the world body’s two-year operating budget, saying she wouldn’t let the generosity of American taxpayers
Why This Struggling Coal Stock Skyrocketed on Tuesday

Why This Struggling Coal Stock Skyrocketed on Tuesday

A U.S. coal miner that’s seen its shares plunge 93 percent this year and its debt rated as junk just enjoyed the biggest intraday rally in almost 20 years.
Angry Young, Rural Voters to Set Economic Tone for India in 2018

Angry Young, Rural Voters to Set Economic Tone for India in 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably boost spending to retain young voters and those in India’s hinterland, who are straying away from his party as joblessness grows.
AccuWeather Is Giving Employees Bonuses Because of the Tax Overhaul

AccuWeather Is Giving Employees Bonuses Because of the Tax Overhaul

AccuWeather Inc., the digital provider of weather forecasts and warnings, is giving all of its employees “special” year-end bonuses, citing its growing confidence in economic growth following the
‘Made in Vietnam’ Export Boom Defies Trump’s Trade Threats

‘Made in Vietnam’ Export Boom Defies Trump’s Trade Threats

From mobile phones to furniture, Vietnam’s export boom shows no signs of losing steam, defying a gloomy outlook at the beginning of the year when U.S. President Donald Trump persisted with his trade
Liberia's Ballot Counting Begins in Presidential Run-Off

Liberia's Ballot Counting Begins in Presidential Run-Off

Ballot counting began in Liberia in a presidential run-off between retired soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai.
Ex-Deputy Labor Sec. Lu Says Wage Growth Is Lagging

Ex-Deputy Labor Sec. Lu Says Wage Growth Is Lagging

Former U.S. Deputy Labor Secretary Christopher Lu discusses U.S. tax policy and its impact on the labor market with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
Liberia's Sirleaf Sets Up Joint Transition Team, Presidency Says

Liberia's Sirleaf Sets Up Joint Transition Team, Presidency Says

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued an executive order establishing a joint presidential transition team for a proper and orderly transfer of executive power, the presidency said in a statement.
Trump's Border Wall Faces Major Obstacles

Trump's Border Wall Faces Major Obstacles

Almost a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the border wall he passionately promoted throughout his election campaign amounts to eight prototypes, no more than 30 feet long each, sitting in a desert
Homeowners in High-Tax States Race to Beat Property Tax Cap

Homeowners in High-Tax States Race to Beat Property Tax Cap

Homeowners in states with the highest property taxes are looking to prepay 2018 bills ahead of a $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local levies, including property taxes, in the GOP tax