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South Africa Prosecutors Seek to Recover $4 Billion in Assets

South Africa Prosecutors Seek to Recover $4 Billion in Assets

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, through its Asset Forfeiture Unit, is seeking to recover about 50 billion rand ($4 billion) worth of assets from 17 cases it’s pursuing relating to
U.S. Working Hard to Boost Wind Energy, Adviser Says in Denmark

U.S. Working Hard to Boost Wind Energy, Adviser Says in Denmark

Donald Trump’s administration is working “quite aggressively” to increase the use of renewable energy in the U.S. as part of the president’s plans to boost American energy independence, a senior
Dutch Say Nations Hit By Brexit Shouldn’t Plug EU Budget Hole

Dutch Say Nations Hit By Brexit Shouldn’t Plug EU Budget Hole

Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said European Union countries that are set to suffer the most from Brexit shouldn’t also have to help plug the hole it will tear in the bloc’s budget.
All Senate Democrats Endorse Resolution on Net Neutrality Change

All Senate Democrats Endorse Resolution on Net Neutrality Change

All 49 senators who caucus with the Democrats have signed on to a measure to undo the Republican-led gutting of Obama-era net neutrality rules.
U.K.’s Falling Immigration Is a Boon for May, But Not for Business

U.K.’s Falling Immigration Is a Boon for May, But Not for Business

Net immigration to the U.K. is likely to fall to 180,000 in 2018, the closest the government has come to meeting its longstanding target of a reduction to the “tens of thousands.”
Czech Cabinet Quits as Tycoon Premier Heads for More Talks

Czech Cabinet Quits as Tycoon Premier Heads for More Talks

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis headed for fresh political talks aimed at forming a majority cabinet after his first government failed to win a vote of confidence in parliament and was forced to resign
South African Reserve Bank Names First Woman to MPC Since 2014

South African Reserve Bank Names First Woman to MPC Since 2014

South Africa’s Reserve Bank named the first woman to the Monetary Policy Committee in more than three years, bringing the rates-setting panel to seven members.
Sanders Says Trump Isn’t Racist, Citing ‘The Apprentice’

Sanders Says Trump Isn’t Racist, Citing ‘The Apprentice’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said claims that President Donald Trump is racist are “outrageous,” citing his success as a public figure and his star turn on television as a host on NBC’s
Romanian President Hosts Talks on PM After Government Falls

Romanian President Hosts Talks on PM After Government Falls

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is meeting political parties as the Black Sea nation looks to appoint its third prime minister in a year following this week’s shock unraveling of the government.
Trump Anxiety, Harassment Fallout to Dominate Davos Forum

Trump Anxiety, Harassment Fallout to Dominate Davos Forum

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week will host its usual line-up of industry titans, globe-trotting financiers and politicians of all ideological hues. The

Russian Pollster to Skip Presidential Vote Amid Kremlin Squeeze

Russia’s main independent pollster said it has stopped publishing surveys related to the March presidential election for fear of legal problems under a Kremlin-backed law that designated the group a
Trump Sidesteps Rising Gulf Tensions in Call Praising Qatar

Trump Sidesteps Rising Gulf Tensions in Call Praising Qatar

A call between President Donald Trump and Qatar’s ruler on Monday was notable for what it didn’t include -- a reference to the escalation in the long-running dispute between U.S. allies in the Gulf.
Government Shutdown Deadline Looms

Government Shutdown Deadline Looms

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the latest developments on the threat of a U.S. government shutdown. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump to Arab Gulf Countries: Cool Your Jets

Trump to Arab Gulf Countries: Cool Your Jets

The U.S. president has a message for the Arab world’s feuding monarchies.
Japan Broadcaster Joins Hawaii in Issuing False Missile Alert

Japan Broadcaster Joins Hawaii in Issuing False Missile Alert

Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued a false alert about a North Korean missile launch, adding to questions about the reliability of early-warning systems after a similar incident in Hawaii.
Merkel Coalition Opposes AfD Chairing Budget Committee, Sources Say

Merkel Coalition Opposes AfD Chairing Budget Committee, Sources Say

Lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s caretaker government are trying to stop the far-right Alternative for Germany party from chairing a key committee in the Bundestag, according to two
The Case Against College

The Case Against College

“Education’s like John Gotti,” Bryan Caplan writes in a new broadside against the U.S. system. “Guilty as sin, but everyone’s petrified to testify against it.”
ECB Bank-Crisis Management Needs Improvement, Auditors Find

ECB Bank-Crisis Management Needs Improvement, Auditors Find

The European Central Bank should upgrade its procedures for handling bank crises by improving its response to the most urgent cases and by streamlining its coordination with the euro-area bank-failure
Don't Panic, Lula's Not a Radical, Party Chief Tells Wall Street

Don't Panic, Lula's Not a Radical, Party Chief Tells Wall Street

Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is no threat to Brazil’s financial stability and investor nervousness about his possible victory in October’s elections is unjustified, the leader of the
Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

Litigators are settling more cases as labor agencies and federal courts fill up with business friendly appointees.