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Twitter Bans Anti-Muslim Group That Trump Retweeted

Twitter Bans Anti-Muslim Group That Trump Retweeted

The accounts of two leaders of Britain First, the fringe group U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted to near-universal condemnation, have been suspended, as has the group’s official page.
Half of Americans Think They’ll Pay More Under GOP Tax Plan, Poll Says

Half of Americans Think They’ll Pay More Under GOP Tax Plan, Poll Says

Half the public thinks they’ll pay higher taxes under the Republican overhaul making its way through Congress in a new Monmouth University poll.
Peter Metcalf Wields the Might of the Outdoor Industry to Protect the Wild

Peter Metcalf Wields the Might of the Outdoor Industry to Protect the Wild

It’s in adventure gear companies’ interest to guard the public lands their customers depend on.
Ramaphosa Set to Rule South Africa After Winning Control of ANC

Ramaphosa Set to Rule South Africa After Winning Control of ANC

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa beat Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in a gripping battle for control of the ruling party, putting him on track to become the nation’s next leader.
House Russia Probe Picks Up Pace

House Russia Probe Picks Up Pace

The House Intelligence Committee’s calendar of witness interviews is loaded this week, as Democrats complain that Republicans are rushing to end the panel’s Russian probe and Republicans counter that
Zimbabwe General Who Ousted Mugabe to Quit Army for New Job

Zimbabwe General Who Ousted Mugabe to Quit Army for New Job

General Constantino Chiwenga, who led the Zimbabwean military ouster of long-term leader Robert Mugabe, will quit the army, the government said.
Puerto Rico Finds $5 Billion More Cash in Latest Disclosure

Puerto Rico Finds $5 Billion More Cash in Latest Disclosure

Puerto Rico boosted its cash count by $5 billion on Monday, saying that it was adjusting its estimate after scouring more than 800 government bank accounts.
Pruitt's EPA Turns to ‘Lean Manufacturing’ to Speed Up Reviews

Pruitt's EPA Turns to ‘Lean Manufacturing’ to Speed Up Reviews

The EPA and several other agencies are in talks with the TSSC about a contract on how they could redesign the way they conduct environmental reviews and permit "high-priority" infrastructure projects
Why You Don't Have to Rush to Get a Divorce Before 2018

Why You Don't Have to Rush to Get a Divorce Before 2018

Republican lawmakers are giving unhappy couples just a little more time to try to work out their differences.
U.S. Military Fired Shots, Man Arrested at U.K. Air Force Base

U.S. Military Fired Shots, Man Arrested at U.K. Air Force Base

U.S. military personnel fired shots during a disturbance at an air force base in the U.K., local police said Monday, as early media reports suggested a man tried to ram the compound’s gates.
Puerto Rico Governor Orders Review of Hurricane-Related Deaths

Puerto Rico Governor Orders Review of Hurricane-Related Deaths

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello ordered a review of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria, acknowledging the government may have under-reported fatalities.
U.S. Judge Steps Down After Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

U.S. Judge Steps Down After Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

A prominent U.S. appeals court judge announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments.
JPMorgan Says Ramaphosa No Magic Bullet for South Africa

JPMorgan Says Ramaphosa No Magic Bullet for South Africa

Investors cheering Cyril Ramaphosa’s victory in South Africa’s ruling-party elections may be getting ahead of themselves.

Mpumalanga ANC Delegates Said to Be Pushed to Back Ramaphosa

Senior African National Congress leaders urged uncommitted delegates from the eastern province of Mpumalanga to back Cyril Ramaphosa for the post of party president at the ANC’s conference in
The Political Year in Photos

The Political Year in Photos

From Brexit and President Donald Trump’s first year in office to crisis in Venezuela and rising tension on the Korean peninsula, Bloomberg presents our best photos in global politics.
EU Aiming for Post-Brexit Trade Deal to Be Ready by January 2021

EU Aiming for Post-Brexit Trade Deal to Be Ready by January 2021

The European Union expects the U.K.’s post-Brexit transition period to last until the end of 2020 and is aiming for a trade deal to kick in immediately after that, according to a European Commission
Emerging-Market Elections Grab Traders’ Attention

Emerging-Market Elections Grab Traders’ Attention

In a surprising start to the last full week before the Christmas break, traders found themselves reacting to a flurry of elections from South Africa to India and Chile.
These Are the Tricks States May Use to Get Around the SALT Deduction

These Are the Tricks States May Use to Get Around the SALT Deduction

Exploiting tax loopholes is a sport associated with rich people and their fancy accountants. State governments may have to start getting fancy, too.
GOP Pushes to Pass Tax Overhaul Bill Within Days

GOP Pushes to Pass Tax Overhaul Bill Within Days

House and Senate Republicans are preparing to vote on tax legislation this week as further details of the plan emerged over the weekend. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Germany Joins French-led Moves to Regulate Bitcoin at G-20 Level

Germany Joins French-led Moves to Regulate Bitcoin at G-20 Level

Germany joined European governments pushing for global bitcoin regulation amid mounting alarm that the world’s most popular digital currency is being used by money-launderers, drug traffickers and