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Egypt's Military to Investigate Presidential Hopeful Annan

Egypt's Military to Investigate Presidential Hopeful Annan

Egypt’s army said it would investigate a former military chief who’s challenged incumbent Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for the presidency.
Europe and Draghi Reap Davos Praise for Return of Economic Mojo

Europe and Draghi Reap Davos Praise for Return of Economic Mojo

Europe, too-often a poster child for economic and political crisis, is suddenly finding itself heaped with praise at the World Economic Forum.
‘Blended Finance’ Could Lift Sustainable Development by $1 Trillion

‘Blended Finance’ Could Lift Sustainable Development by $1 Trillion

An additional $1 trillion could be found for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals if development banks focus on making investments digestible for private pools of capital.
Trump Shows Allies Aren’t Shielded From ‘America First’ Trade Moves

Trump Shows Allies Aren’t Shielded From ‘America First’ Trade Moves

A long-standing security alliance is not enough to protect countries from U.S. President Donald Trump’s first big protectionist move.
The Winners and Losers in Trump’s Trade Crackdown

The Winners and Losers in Trump’s Trade Crackdown

The U.S.’s decision this week to slap duties on imports of solar panels and washing machines will have an impact from China to Sweden. But sorting out the winners from the losers isn’t
Boris Johnson Demands Millions for NHS. Hammond Is Unimpressed

Boris Johnson Demands Millions for NHS. Hammond Is Unimpressed

As Theresa May’s Cabinet met Tuesday, Boris Johnson called for the prime minister to boost government spending on the National Health Service. At least one senior U.K. minister is not impressed.
Elite Eye Davos Debutantes for Economic Cues

Elite Eye Davos Debutantes for Economic Cues

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Spain on Alert to Stop Puigdemont From Sneaking Back Into Barcelona

Spain on Alert to Stop Puigdemont From Sneaking Back Into Barcelona

If Carles Puigdemont believes he can smuggle himself back into Barcelona without getting caught by Spanish police, he should think again, Interior Minister Jose Ignacio Zoido said.
Pence Says ‘Balanced Approach’ Needed on DACA

Pence Says ‘Balanced Approach’ Needed on DACA

President Donald Trump is willing to resolve the dispute over young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview in Jerusalem.
Pacific Nations Agree to Save TPP Trade Pact After Trump Quit

Pacific Nations Agree to Save TPP Trade Pact After Trump Quit

The 11 members of a Pacific trade pact abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump have reached a deal on a revised agreement, with the nations expecting to sign a final deal by early March.
New Jersey Transit’s Engines Parked as Train-Control Software Won’t Work

New Jersey Transit’s Engines Parked as Train-Control Software Won’t Work

New Jersey Transit’s race to fulfill a federal mandate for emergency train-braking has left it short of equipment, causing weeks of service cuts and crowding that are likely to worsen as the December
Transcript: Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Discusses Economy, Land, Debt

Transcript: Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Discusses Economy, Land, Debt

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa spoke to Bloomberg News about how he intends reviving his country’s economy and re-engaging with international lenders in the post-Robert Mugabe era.
Pence Says U.S. Must Play ‘Preeminent’ Role as Peace Broker

Pence Says U.S. Must Play ‘Preeminent’ Role as Peace Broker

Vice President Mike Pence told Bloomberg News the U.S. should retain its dominant role as mediator of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, rebuffing Palestinian appeals to the European Union to take the
Davos Debates What Trump’s Tax Cuts Actually Mean

Davos Debates What Trump’s Tax Cuts Actually Mean

President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax overhaul drew praise and warnings from finance chiefs attending the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.
Agencies Went on Despite Shutdown, and Some Ask If That’s Legal

Agencies Went on Despite Shutdown, and Some Ask If That’s Legal

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the Trump administration didn’t want to "weaponize" the federal government shutdown, so many national parks remained accessible and routine functions
Business Groups Spent Big on Lobbying During the Tax Overhaul

Business Groups Spent Big on Lobbying During the Tax Overhaul

Three groups seeking to influence the most extensive changes to the American tax code since the 1980s spent more than $56 million on their lobbying efforts in the last three months of 2017, according
Americans Cheer Their Economy. Their President, Not So Much

Americans Cheer Their Economy. Their President, Not So Much

President Donald Trump is breaking the convention that when Americans feel good about the economy they credit their leader.
Schumer Rescinds Wall Offer to Trump in Immigration Talks

Schumer Rescinds Wall Offer to Trump in Immigration Talks

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he withdrew the offer he made last week to give President Donald Trump more than the initial $1.6 billion he requested for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Shutdown Deal Turns Democrats on Each Other Before Midterms

Shutdown Deal Turns Democrats on Each Other Before Midterms

Most of the blame fell squarely on Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.
China Has Plenty of Options to Retaliate Against U.S. Tariffs

China Has Plenty of Options to Retaliate Against U.S. Tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump may soon get a lesson about tangling with China on trade: Beijing can punch back.