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U.S. Touts Afghanistan Special-Operations Raids in Rare Detail

U.S. Touts Afghanistan Special-Operations Raids in Rare Detail

The Pentagon has disclosed the extent of raids by U.S. special operations forces in Afghanistan for the first time in years, as the Trump administration boasts of a more aggressive effort against
House GOP Pushes Funding Gambit Day Ahead of Shutdown Deadline

House GOP Pushes Funding Gambit Day Ahead of Shutdown Deadline

House Republican leaders quelled most of the squabbles among GOP lawmakers over a stopgap funding bill and were moving toward a vote, making a bid to force the Senate to accept their trimmed-down
Uber’s Loss in Europe Shows Trans-Atlantic Split Over Technology

Uber’s Loss in Europe Shows Trans-Atlantic Split Over Technology

A European Union decision to treat Uber Technologies Inc. like a taxi company spotlights a trans-Atlantic divide over how governments cope with disruptive technologies and could embolden U.S. cities
Mueller Is Looking Into a U.S. Foundation Backed by Russian Money

Mueller Is Looking Into a U.S. Foundation Backed by Russian Money

Robert Arakelian, a lobbyist and employee of the foundation, recently testified to the special counsel’s office about the organization and its funding, two people familiar with the probe said.
Mueller's Silence Cuts Through Noise of Trump Russia Inquiries

Mueller's Silence Cuts Through Noise of Trump Russia Inquiries

Through all the controversy, threats and noise surrounding the Trump-Russia investigation, one person has been conspicuously silent: Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Ryan Pushes Trump to Follow Tax Win With U.S. Welfare Revamp

Ryan Pushes Trump to Follow Tax Win With U.S. Welfare Revamp

Republicans want to channel momentum from the GOP’s victory on taxes into a push to overhaul the nation’s welfare programs, though some of President Donald Trump’s advisers prefer a less controversial
Tax-Free Bitcoin-to-Ether Trading in U.S. to End Under GOP Plan

Tax-Free Bitcoin-to-Ether Trading in U.S. to End Under GOP Plan

Investors in bitcoin and other virtual currencies would lose a lucrative tax break under the Republican tax bill that’s on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk.
IMF Says Egypt Should Be Ready to Act If Inflation Heats Up

IMF Says Egypt Should Be Ready to Act If Inflation Heats Up

The International Monetary Fund lauded Egypt’s economic reform efforts but urged the central bank to be ready to take action if slowing inflation heats up.
Brexit Bulletin: A Christmas Argument

Brexit Bulletin: A Christmas Argument

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Ramaphosa Lacks Majority in Top Body of South Africa's ANC

Ramaphosa Lacks Majority in Top Body of South Africa's ANC

Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, has a tenuous hold on power in the party after his allies fell short of securing outright control over its
What Might Happen If Trump Orders Mueller Fired

What Might Happen If Trump Orders Mueller Fired

President Donald Trump says he doesn’t intend to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign that has spilled over to Trump’s
What Can Catalonia’s Separatists Do Next?

What Can Catalonia’s Separatists Do Next?

An election in Catalonia Dec. 21 gives voters another chance to express their view on whether the region should press ahead with its fight to break away or remain within Spain.
Reyl's Liew Says Tax Cut May Not Impact Wage Growth

Reyl's Liew Says Tax Cut May Not Impact Wage Growth

Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at Reyl Singapore, discusses the passing of the U.S. tax plan and its impact on the economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
North Korea Is Suspect in Hack of Seoul Bitcoin Exchange

North Korea Is Suspect in Hack of Seoul Bitcoin Exchange

South Korean investigators are looking into North Korea’s possible involvement in the hack of a Seoul-based cryptocurrency exchange that collapsed this week, according to a person familiar with the
Republican Tax Bill on its Way to Trump's Desk

Republican Tax Bill on its Way to Trump's Desk

The votes are in and Congressional Republicans have passed the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code since Reagan was in the White House. Bloomberg's Laura Davison reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak:
North Korea Soldier Defections Reach Highest Rate This Century

North Korea Soldier Defections Reach Highest Rate This Century

A second North Korean soldier in as many months fled across the heavily fortified land border separating the two Koreas, capping a year that has seen the most military defections this century from Kim
Conard Says Corporate Tax Cuts Are Essential

Conard Says Corporate Tax Cuts Are Essential

Ed Conard, author of "The Upside of Inequality," discusses the GOP tax bill and its potential impact on the U.S. economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
The Good and the Bad in the GOP Tax Bill

The Good and the Bad in the GOP Tax Bill

Alex Brill, resident fellow at AEI, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discuss the passing of the U.S. tax plan and what it means for the U.S. economy.
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