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China Eyes Role Rebuilding Syria While Putin Spars With West

China Eyes Role Rebuilding Syria While Putin Spars With West

Western powers are reluctant to help rebuild Syria after its civil war, because they think the wrong side won. Russia and Iran played a major part in that outcome -- but they can’t afford a bill
May Lands in Poland to Seek Brexit Ally After Firing Deputy

May Lands in Poland to Seek Brexit Ally After Firing Deputy

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Poland on Thursday to attempt to get close -- but not too close -- to its new government, as she sought to move the agenda forward after firing her closest
House Republican Leaders Push Bare-Bones Temporary Funding

House Republican Leaders Push Bare-Bones Temporary Funding

The House is set to vote on a bare-bones stopgap funding plan that would avert a government shutdown on Saturday and likely force the Senate to abandon attempts to add other provisions.

Supreme Court Lets Trump Team Withhold DACA Documents for Now

The U.S. Supreme Court said President Donald Trump’s administration doesn’t have to immediately turn over documents consulted by government officials before they acted to end a deferred-deportation
Ramaphosa Pledges Crackdown on Graft in First Speech as ANC Leader

Ramaphosa Pledges Crackdown on Graft in First Speech as ANC Leader

Cyril Ramaphosa pledged a crackdown on corruption in his first speech as the leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress.
Trump Plans Tax Signing on Jan. 3 Due to Technical Issue

Trump Plans Tax Signing on Jan. 3 Due to Technical Issue

President Donald Trump plans to sign the tax bill on Jan. 3 to ensure automatic spending cuts to Medicare and other programs don’t take effect, according to a House Republican aide familiar with the
Top Democrat Warns Trump on Firing Mueller, Pardoning Witnesses

Top Democrat Warns Trump on Firing Mueller, Pardoning Witnesses

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee warned President Donald Trump against firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller or pardoning key witnesses like Michael Flynn in the continuing Russia
Wells Fargo, AT&T Try to Show Unpopular Tax Cut Helps Workers

Wells Fargo, AT&T Try to Show Unpopular Tax Cut Helps Workers

Looks likes corporate America is trying to sway public opinion on the unpopular tax bill -- or at least gain favor with the president.
Hidden Benefit to U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts: Lower Utility Bills

Hidden Benefit to U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts: Lower Utility Bills

There’s one place where every American may benefit from lower corporate income-tax rates: utility bills.
Sen. David Perdue Touts Tax Bill as Success for Trump

Sen. David Perdue Touts Tax Bill as Success for Trump

Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia discusses the passage of the GOP tax bill on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Signs Order to Boost U.S. Production of Critical Minerals

Trump Signs Order to Boost U.S. Production of Critical Minerals

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reduce dependency of critical minerals used in everything from batteries to phones.

Judge in ‘Dreamer’ Case Acknowledges Both Sides of the Fight

Just as Congress is divided over ending the so-called Dreamer program for children of undocumented immigrants, a federal judge voiced sympathy for arguments on both sides of the aisle.
Britain to EU: You Need Our Banks as Much as They Need You

Britain to EU: You Need Our Banks as Much as They Need You

The day after the European Union’s chief negotiator warned that there could be no special deal for Britain’s finance sector, the U.K. sent a message back: You need our banks as much as they need you.
Tax Overhaul May Mean Lower Prices for Manhattan Homebuyers

Tax Overhaul May Mean Lower Prices for Manhattan Homebuyers

The U.S. tax overhaul sent Wednesday to President Donald Trump for his signature is likely to push down home prices in high-cost markets such as Manhattan and Westchester County to the north as buyers
Al Franken to Officially Leave US Senate Seat on Jan. 2

Al Franken to Officially Leave US Senate Seat on Jan. 2

St. Paul, Minn. (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken plans to officially leave the U.S. Senate on Jan. 2.
May's Top Cabinet Ally Damian Green Quits After Porn Claims

May's Top Cabinet Ally Damian Green Quits After Porn Claims

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s effective deputy, Damian Green, resigned after an official investigation found that he’d made misleading statements about pornography on one of his parliamentary
Trump Says Tax Cut Behind AT&T $1,000 Bonus Plan

Trump Says Tax Cut Behind AT&T $1,000 Bonus Plan

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House about AT&T Inc.'s employee bonus and the passage of the Republican tax bill. (Source: Bloomberg)
Why the North Korea Threat Isn’t Pushing Japan to Go Nuclear

Why the North Korea Threat Isn’t Pushing Japan to Go Nuclear

But some senior Japanese lawmakers have broken a long-held taboo and called for debate.

South Africa's ANC Agrees to Push Constitutional Change on Land

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress agreed to seek a change in the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation, provided it doesn’t affect the economy and food
White House Takes Victory Lap After Tax Bill Passage

White House Takes Victory Lap After Tax Bill Passage

President Donald Trump set some broad parameters for the bill, officials said, and he scored some changes.