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China, South Korea Pledge to Move Past U.S. Missile Shield Spat

China, South Korea Pledge to Move Past U.S. Missile Shield Spat

Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in pledged in Beijing to put a spat over Seoul’s deployment of a U.S. missile shield behind them and work to improve ties between the
Trump to Provide Update on His 2-for-1 Deregulation Program

Trump to Provide Update on His 2-for-1 Deregulation Program

U.S. President Donald Trump will provide an update on his drive to curb and scale back regulations at a White House event Thursday, according to an administration official.
China Summons Australia's Ambassador Amid Spat Over Meddling

China Summons Australia's Ambassador Amid Spat Over Meddling

China summoned Australia’s ambassador in Beijing amid friction between the two nations after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government accused the Asian powerhouse of political meddling.
Japan Public Sees ‘No Point’ Fleeing From North Korea Missiles

Japan Public Sees ‘No Point’ Fleeing From North Korea Missiles

Few Japanese followed official warnings to take shelter following the launch of North Korean ballistic missiles in August and September, according to a Japanese government survey.
Trump Says 'Historic' Tax Victory Is Close

Trump Says 'Historic' Tax Victory Is Close

President Trump is saying a compromise tax bill is close and the legislation will be "extremely impressive." Bloomberg's Joe Sobczyk reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
All the Things Set to Occupy EU Leaders Other Than U.K.'s Brexit

All the Things Set to Occupy EU Leaders Other Than U.K.'s Brexit

As the European Union prepares to declare that divorce talks with the U.K. have made sufficient progress to move on to negotiations about their future relationship, the bloc’s leaders, gathering in
Ecuador’s Vice President Found Guilty in Odebrecht Corruption Case

Ecuador’s Vice President Found Guilty in Odebrecht Corruption Case

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was found guilty by a three-judge panel at Ecuador’s top court Wednesday of "illicit association" related to a sweeping corruption probe involving Brazilian firm
Trump Congratulates Alabama Democrat, Moore Remains Silent

Trump Congratulates Alabama Democrat, Moore Remains Silent

President Donald Trump called the newly elected senator from Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones, to congratulate him on his victory and invite him to the White House, even as the Republican candidate has
House Republicans Combine Defense Increase With Funding Bill

House Republicans Combine Defense Increase With Funding Bill

House Republicans moved forward with a plan that would dare Senate Democrats to shut down the government next week if they don’t accept a military spending bill paired with a measure to keep the rest
Embattled EPA Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws After Criticism

Embattled EPA Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws After Criticism

Michael Dourson, a former chemical industry consultant who was tapped to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, withdrew his nomination after Republican senators raised
‘Make-or-Break’ Time for South Africa as ANC Chooses New Leaders

‘Make-or-Break’ Time for South Africa as ANC Chooses New Leaders

Almost a quarter-century after Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress to power at the end of apartheid and the world heralded the birth of the “rainbow nation,” South Africa stands at a
Puerto Rico Grid Fix Won't Meet Governor's Plan, Corps Says

Puerto Rico Grid Fix Won't Meet Governor's Plan, Corps Says

Puerto Rico’s electrical grid is unlikely to be fully restored until the end of May, the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday -- months longer than the timeline offered by the
Turkish Banker Seeks Mistrial Over ‘Sensational’ Testimony

Turkish Banker Seeks Mistrial Over ‘Sensational’ Testimony

The trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping violate U.S sanctions against Iran should be halted because prosecutors offered sensational evidence about the role of Turkish officials including
Trump Promises `Giant Tax Cut' for Christmas

Trump Promises `Giant Tax Cut' for Christmas

President Donald Trump promised everyday Americans a “giant tax cut for Christmas” in a speech that the White House billed as his closing argument for a tax overhaul that Republicans in Congress
Yellen Says Tax Plan May Provide 'Some Lift' to Economy

Yellen Says Tax Plan May Provide 'Some Lift' to Economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a news conference in Washington about U.S. tax policy. (Source: Bloomberg)
10,000 Kilometers of Fiber-Optic Cable Show China's Interest in Warming Arctic

10,000 Kilometers of Fiber-Optic Cable Show China's Interest in Warming Arctic

Talks with Finland to build a telecommunications cable on the polar seabed could give China a new entry point to shaping the development of the warming Arctic.
Saudi’s $19 Billion Stimulus Will Prioritize Housing and Small Business

Saudi’s $19 Billion Stimulus Will Prioritize Housing and Small Business

Saudi Arabia on Thursday unveiled a 72 billion-riyal ($19.2 billion) program to bolster private-sector growth, with money to support housing construction as well as fee waivers for small businesses,
Cameron Decries Trump’s Attacks on the Media

Cameron Decries Trump’s Attacks on the Media

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron joined the chorus criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump for his tirades against journalists.
Rubio Might Be the Last Hurdle Left for the GOP Tax Plan

Rubio Might Be the Last Hurdle Left for the GOP Tax Plan

Republican Senator Marco Rubio is facing a choice of whether his vote will match his tweets and become a roadblock to major tax legislation that his party leaders are rushing toward a final vote.
Ivanka Trump Store to Open Thursday in New Era for Brand

Ivanka Trump Store to Open Thursday in New Era for Brand

Ivanka Trump’s brand is about to open a store in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, marking her second foray into brick-and-mortar commerce in the U.S.