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Former Mugabe Loyalists Race to Ingratiate Themselves With New President

Former Mugabe Loyalists Race to Ingratiate Themselves With New President

Robert and Grace Mugabe are finding just how fleeting loyalty can be.
Eskom Cut Deeper Into Junk as S. Africa Delays Naming Board

Eskom Cut Deeper Into Junk as S. Africa Delays Naming Board

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.’s credit rating was cut to a deeper junk level by Moody’s Investors Service as South Africa delayed appointing a new board at the state-owned power producer and releasing its
Zimbabweans Get a New Experience With Cash in ATMs

Zimbabweans Get a New Experience With Cash in ATMs

Some Zimbabweans were able to withdraw U.S. dollars from automated teller machines this week for the first time in about a year as hard currency started trickling back into the economy following
Balance of Power: Kim Jong Un Gets the Upper Hand

Balance of Power: Kim Jong Un Gets the Upper Hand

U.S. President Donald Trump’s options for stopping North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are dwindling with each new missile test.
Zuma’s Junk-Avoiding Budget Plans May Hurt South African Growth

Zuma’s Junk-Avoiding Budget Plans May Hurt South African Growth

South Africa’s plan to cut spending and raise taxes to stave off further debt downgrades may have unintended consequences -- stunting the economic growth that ratings companies are demanding.
Egypt’s El-Sisi Orders ‘Brute Force’ Operation to Pacify Sinai

Egypt’s El-Sisi Orders ‘Brute Force’ Operation to Pacify Sinai

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered the military to restore security in northern Sinai within three months, authorizing the use of “brute force” days after militants carried out the single
How to Tame Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple

How to Tame Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple

There hasn’t been a concerted effort to stop the runaway tech giants—yet. Would today’s laws even be up to the challenge?
Trump Health Nominee Set to Be Grilled About Ties to Drug Industry

Trump Health Nominee Set to Be Grilled About Ties to Drug Industry

Senators grilled President Donald Trump’s selection to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about his close ties to the pharmaceutical industry and plans tackling high drug prices.
Window Salesman May Become U.K. ‘Gig Economy’ Hero

Window Salesman May Become U.K. ‘Gig Economy’ Hero

It may have taken a retiree to help get vacation time for members of the gig economy.
Yanis Varoufakis on Brexit Negotiations, Ireland, Greece

Yanis Varoufakis on Brexit Negotiations, Ireland, Greece

Former Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses Brexit negotiations, his recommendations around Brexit, the Irish border issue, Emmanuel Macron's policies for France, EU common budget and
South Africa’s Top Judge Seeks Recommendation on Welfare Prosecutions

South Africa’s Top Judge Seeks Recommendation on Welfare Prosecutions

South Africa’s Chief Justice ordered a panel of experts convened by the Constitutional Court to meet with the central bank and Treasury to recommend whether state employees should be investigated for
Truthfeed Spreads Pro-Trump Propaganda

Truthfeed Spreads Pro-Trump Propaganda

The website has connections to the president’s camp—and white supremacists.
Why Is Bannon Bashing McConnell Over Roy Moore Instead of Taxes?

Why Is Bannon Bashing McConnell Over Roy Moore Instead of Taxes?

The GOP tax plan is a boon to the plutocrats who donate to McConnell and a mockery of Bannon’s fiery populism.
House Lawmakers Plan Competing Reports on Trump Investigation

House Lawmakers Plan Competing Reports on Trump Investigation

The House Intelligence Committee spent 10 months trying to conduct a bipartisan probe of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, but repeated bursts of political skirmishing have left Republican and
Trump's Tax Promises Undercut by CEO Plans to Help Investors

Trump's Tax Promises Undercut by CEO Plans to Help Investors

Major companies including Cisco Systems Inc., Pfizer Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. say they’ll turn over most gains from proposed corporate tax cuts to their shareholders.
Senate Suspends Bill Votes to Friday Morning: Tax Debate Update

Senate Suspends Bill Votes to Friday Morning: Tax Debate Update

Republican leaders’ goal is to hold a final vote by the end of the week.
Trump's Clash With Democrats Raises Risk of Government Shutdown

Trump's Clash With Democrats Raises Risk of Government Shutdown

As the brink of a government shutdown gets closer, Democrats have added leverage
‘Trigger’ That Advanced GOP Tax Bill Poses Risks for Senate Vote

‘Trigger’ That Advanced GOP Tax Bill Poses Risks for Senate Vote

A key concession that helped clear Republican tax legislation for a Senate vote as early as Thursday is drawing sharp opposition from conservative groups and some lawmakers.
FCC Got 444,938 Net-Neutrality Comments From Russian Email Addresses

FCC Got 444,938 Net-Neutrality Comments From Russian Email Addresses

It’s unclear if they were from actual Russian citizens or computer bots originating in the U.S. or elsewhere.
Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Stokes Quiet Fight With White House

Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Stokes Quiet Fight With White House

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau grabs headlines, another independent U.S. regulator is quietly locked in its own showdown with the Trump administration.