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Balance of Power: Consequences Come Quickly on Jerusalem Move

Balance of Power: Consequences Come Quickly on Jerusalem Move

President Donald Trump might have expected Palestinian anger over his recognition of disputed Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Even he may be shocked by the vehemence of the reaction.
Italy Records Europe's Biggest Rise in People at Risk of Poverty

Italy Records Europe's Biggest Rise in People at Risk of Poverty

Italians at risk of poverty rose by more than 3 million since the 2008 financial crisis, marking the biggest increase among European nations. The trend continued last year despite the country’s return
Polish Ruling Party Set to Switch Prime Ministers

Polish Ruling Party Set to Switch Prime Ministers

Poland’s ruling party is set to switch prime ministers halfway into the parliamentary term to refocus on the economy after spending the last two years on political reforms, with Finance Minister
Why the Stock Wobble Isn’t Helping Gold

Why the Stock Wobble Isn’t Helping Gold

Falling stock prices and geopolitical risks haven’t done much to support gold amid expectations of tighter U.S. monetary policy.

Kaspersky to Close Washington Office But Expand Non-State Sales

A Russian software-maker, whose products are banned for use in federal information systems by the U.S. government, is seeking to remain in the North American market and prove its products have no
Pound Falls a 3rd Day as Brexit Headlines Signal No Progress

Pound Falls a 3rd Day as Brexit Headlines Signal No Progress

The pound fell for a third day as Brexit headlines suggested discussions remained deadlocked ahead of an imminent deadline to move talks onto trade.
Homebuying Doesn’t Hinge on the Mortgage Tax Break

Homebuying Doesn’t Hinge on the Mortgage Tax Break

One of America’s most popular tax breaks is about to be rendered nearly useless. And there are few economists rushing to defend it.
The Superstar Lawyer Tied to Harvey Weinstein Isn’t Panicked

The Superstar Lawyer Tied to Harvey Weinstein Isn’t Panicked

David Boies has represented some of the biggest and most controversial names in the business. Can his reputation survive his entanglements?
IMF’s Christine Lagarde Slams Ukraine Over Corruption

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Slams Ukraine Over Corruption

The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine to end attacks on its anti-graft agencies, joining a growing chorus of criticism of the country’s reform efforts that already includes the U.S. and the
The High-Powered Lawyers Fighting Over AT&T’s Future

The High-Powered Lawyers Fighting Over AT&T’s Future

A who’s who: The new U.S. antitrust chief, who has sued to block the deal with Time Warner, takes on Daniel Petrocelli, who defended the president in the Trump University litigation. Et al.
Firms Making Predatory Mortgages to Veterans Face Crackdown

Firms Making Predatory Mortgages to Veterans Face Crackdown

The U.S. is taking steps to stamp out the practice of servicemembers and veterans being pressured into taking mortgages they don’t need, a move that officials say will lower consumer costs and could
Trump’s Middle-Class Tax Pledges Go Unfulfilled in Senate Bill

Trump’s Middle-Class Tax Pledges Go Unfulfilled in Senate Bill

President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders are on the brink of achieving their top priority, centerpiece tax legislation, but only after a series of inaccurate claims and broken
Alabama Senate Race Exposes Deep Rift Within Republican Party

Alabama Senate Race Exposes Deep Rift Within Republican Party

The U.S. Senate contest in Alabama is shaping up as a flashpoint in a war among Republicans over the future of the party.
Portman Says He’s ‘Pretty Confident’ on 20%: Tax Debate Update

Portman Says He’s ‘Pretty Confident’ on 20%: Tax Debate Update

House and Senate Republicans are working this week on compromise tax-overhaul legislation in an effort to send it to President Donald Trump by the end of the year.
Hamas Calls for Intifada as Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Move

Hamas Calls for Intifada as Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Move

The Gaza Strip’s militant Hamas rulers called for a new uprising against President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while protesters burned American flags and pictures of
Brexit Bulletin: Trying Again

Brexit Bulletin: Trying Again

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World Leaders Denounce Trump's Jerusalem Move

World Leaders Denounce Trump's Jerusalem Move

World leaders have condemned President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. He also plans to relocate the U.S. embassy to the city and there is concern that the move could
Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Australia to Jubilation

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Australia to Jubilation

Australia legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, paving the way for the first gay weddings to be held early next year and triggering jubilant celebrations at Parliament House.
World Leaders Condemn Trump's Embassy Move to Jerusalem

World Leaders Condemn Trump's Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Victor Kattan, senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore Middle East Institute, discusses President Trump moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the implications
Backroom Dealing Shows Europe’s Two Key Players Mean Business

Backroom Dealing Shows Europe’s Two Key Players Mean Business

When Angela Merkel’s push for a fourth term ran into trouble last month, she immediately called Emmanuel Macron.
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