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U.S. Sanctions Israeli Billionaire Gertler Over Congo Deals

U.S. Sanctions Israeli Billionaire Gertler Over Congo Deals

The U.S. sanctioned Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, one of the biggest individual mining investors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in what it calls a clampdown on human-rights abusers and
Cuban President Raul Castro Will Stay in Office Until April

Cuban President Raul Castro Will Stay in Office Until April

A Castro will be Cuba’s president for at least a little longer.
Trump Appointee Who Wanted to Help Coal Gets Coal for Christmas

Trump Appointee Who Wanted to Help Coal Gets Coal for Christmas

Despite months of trying, Republican Neil Chatterjee never did manage to pass a rule to save struggling coal plants by the end of his stint leading the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. As
Tax Plan Has Majority of Americans ‘Concerned’ About Homebuying

Tax Plan Has Majority of Americans ‘Concerned’ About Homebuying

U.S. taxpayers don’t share Wall Street’s enthusiasm about the tax bill passed yesterday by Congress, at least when it comes to housing.

May Wins Polish Support for Speedy Brexit Deal to Help Business

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May left Warsaw on Thursday afternoon with the support of the Polish government for a generous settlement on services after Brexit and unity in fighting propaganda
Government Shutdown Looms After Tax Victory

Government Shutdown Looms After Tax Victory

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses a possible U.S. government shutdown after the passing of the tax overhaul bill and reaction from President Trump. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
Fresh Scandal Shakes Mexico's Ruling Party Before Election

Fresh Scandal Shakes Mexico's Ruling Party Before Election

The arrest of the former treasurer of Mexico’s ruling party is the latest scandal to rock President Enrique Pena Nieto’s political group ahead of elections in which popular demand for a clampdown on
UN Defies Trump's Threats by Passing Resolution on Jerusalem

UN Defies Trump's Threats by Passing Resolution on Jerusalem

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a measure critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s
Israel's Mossad Spy Agency Turns to Facebook for Recruiting

Israel's Mossad Spy Agency Turns to Facebook for Recruiting

Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is turning to Facebook for headhunting help.
Switzerland Says the EU Is Trying to Weaken Its Financial Center

Switzerland Says the EU Is Trying to Weaken Its Financial Center

Switzerland says it fears the European Union is out to undermine its financial industry by granting Swiss stock exchanges only a temporary regulatory green light.
Peru's President Faces Lawmakers in Bid to Save Presidency

Peru's President Faces Lawmakers in Bid to Save Presidency

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told Peru’s Congress Thursday that allegations linking him with a continent-wide bribery scandal are false, as he fights to save his 17-month presidency from today’s impeachment
Rajoy Hostage to Catalonia as Vote Shows Rifts

Rajoy Hostage to Catalonia as Vote Shows Rifts

Mariano Rajoy has placed his bets. Tonight he finds out which way the cards will fall in Catalonia.
Burundi Claims Crisis Is Over as It Expects Refugees to Return

Burundi Claims Crisis Is Over as It Expects Refugees to Return

Burundi’s government said it expects 60,000 refugees to return next year in a sign the East African nation’s more than two-year political crisis is over, a claim disputed by an opposition leader who
Why Land Seizure Is Back in News in South Africa

Why Land Seizure Is Back in News in South Africa

More than two decades after white-minority rule ended in South Africa, most of its profitable farms and estates are still owned by white people, and about 95 percent of the country’s wealth is in the
How Facebook’s Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda

How Facebook’s Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda

Some of unit’s clients stifle opposition, stoke extremism.
Wall Street Is Making Even More Billionaires of U.S. Colleges

Wall Street Is Making Even More Billionaires of U.S. Colleges

Endowments are riding the bull market to riches, but some question whether students should get more help.
Trump’s ‘So-Called Judge’ Set to Review 11-Nation Refugee Ban

Trump’s ‘So-Called Judge’ Set to Review 11-Nation Refugee Ban

Donald Trump’s immigration agenda is back in court with a challenge to his October ban on refugees from 11 countries -- before a judge who didn’t rule to the president’s liking in the past.
Koch Political Network to Spend Millions Selling Tax Overhaul

Koch Political Network to Spend Millions Selling Tax Overhaul

The political network backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is planning a “multi-million dollar” effort in 2018 to promote the tax overhaul legislation passed this week by

Saudi Arabia Begins Payouts to Buffer Belt-Tightening Blow

Saudi Arabia paid 2 billion riyals ($533.3 million) to citizens in the first month of a cash transfer program meant to cushion the blow of austerity measures as the kingdom tries to diversify its
Ex-Industry Lobbyists Win Top Jobs in Agencies They Once Fought

Ex-Industry Lobbyists Win Top Jobs in Agencies They Once Fought

Across the Trump administration, former advocates for coal, banking and pesticides are now shaping government policy.