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Trump Calls Immigrants With Lottery Visas ‘Worst of the Worst’

Trump Calls Immigrants With Lottery Visas ‘Worst of the Worst’

President Donald Trump told law enforcement officers Friday that immigrants who enter the U.S. through visa lotteries are “the worst of the worst.”
EU Leaders and May Are Now Friends, and That’s Risky for Her

EU Leaders and May Are Now Friends, and That’s Risky for Her

The British prime minister and the European Union are learning to dance.
It Isn’t a Very Merry Christmas for the Trump Tree Ornament

It Isn’t a Very Merry Christmas for the Trump Tree Ornament

Lots of presidential bling still sells for full price. One notable item has been deeply discounted.
Trump Seeks Merit-Based System U.S. Immigration System

Trump Seeks Merit-Based System U.S. Immigration System

President Donald Trump discusses reforms he is seeking for U.S. immigration policy. He spoke at a graduation ceremony for police undergoing FBI training in Virginia. (Source: Bloomberg)
Everything You Need to Know About the GOP Tax Bill

Everything You Need to Know About the GOP Tax Bill

Here are key changes to U.S. tax law for individuals and businesses that have emerged from the final Republican bill.
Nafta May Be on Track for an Unhappy New Year

Nafta May Be on Track for an Unhappy New Year

The U.S., Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving Nafta.
Tillerson Presses Russia, China for Continuing North Korean Ties

Tillerson Presses Russia, China for Continuing North Korean Ties

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to the United Nations to call out Russia and China for giving North Korea an economic lifeline.
Video Goes Viral of Trump Nominee Struggling to Answer Basic Questions

Video Goes Viral of Trump Nominee Struggling to Answer Basic Questions

A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions.
Macron and Merkel’s Unity on Full Display During Summit Week

Macron and Merkel’s Unity on Full Display During Summit Week

They met for talks in Paris on Wednesday, shared a joke in Brussels on Thursday, and stood side-by-side on Friday to deliver their common vision for Europe.
Jury Rules for Arpaio in Lawsuit by Flake’s Son and Former Daughter-in-Law

Jury Rules for Arpaio in Lawsuit by Flake’s Son and Former Daughter-in-Law

An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the since-dismissed animal cruelty case he brought against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons.
Trump Vows to ‘Rebuild’ FBI, Deflects Questions About Flynn Pardon

Trump Vows to ‘Rebuild’ FBI, Deflects Questions About Flynn Pardon

President Donald Trump said that “people are very, very angry” about the conduct of the FBI and said he would “rebuild” the bureau as he left the White House on Friday to participate in a graduation
Court Action Buoys Ramaphosa's Bid to Lead South Africa's ANC

Court Action Buoys Ramaphosa's Bid to Lead South Africa's ANC

The fractious race to succeed South African President Jacob Zuma as leader of the African National Congress faced further disarray by court rulings likely to disqualify more than 100 delegates who
Trump Says Moore Should Concede Loss in Alabama Senate Race

Trump Says Moore Should Concede Loss in Alabama Senate Race

President Donald Trump called on Republican candidate Roy Moore to concede losing the Alabama Senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones.
Merkel Touts Strong Europe as Carrot for SPD to Enter Government

Merkel Touts Strong Europe as Carrot for SPD to Enter Government

Angela Merkel said Germany needs a stable government to strengthen Europe in a world fraught with risk as her Social Democratic rivals agreed to talks that could lead to a renewed alliance with the
Amazon to Pay $118 Million to Settle Italian Tax Probe

Amazon to Pay $118 Million to Settle Italian Tax Probe

Amazon.com Inc. will pay 100 million euros ($118 million) to the Italian tax authorities for the period of 2011-2015 in a settlement that closes the fiscal probe by the country’s tax police, Italy’s
Ramaphosa Clearly Ahead in Tight Race to Lead ANC, Sisulu Says

Ramaphosa Clearly Ahead in Tight Race to Lead ANC, Sisulu Says

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading by more than 300 votes in the race to become the next leader of the ruling African National Congress, his running mate, Human Settlements
McCain Critical to Passing GOP Tax Reform

McCain Critical to Passing GOP Tax Reform

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli discusses how important Senator John McCain is to passing GOP tax reform and the fallout from the Alabama senate race. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source:
U.K. to Hold EU to Pledge on Early Trade Scoping: Brexit Update

U.K. to Hold EU to Pledge on Early Trade Scoping: Brexit Update

European Union leaders formally agreed that the U.K. has offered enough on the divorce settlement for talks to move on to the future relationship. Leaders are in Brussels on Friday for the second day
Republicans’ Ticking Tax Clock(s)

Republicans’ Ticking Tax Clock(s)

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How Chile’s Shifting Politics Baffled Markets

How Chile’s Shifting Politics Baffled Markets

For quarter of a century in Chile the same political coalitions proposed the same policies and the markets looked on with indifference. Not any longer.