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Labor Set to Win Queensland Vote in Blow to Turnbull

Labor Set to Win Queensland Vote in Blow to Turnbull

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor government is favored to return to power in the northeast Australian state, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and raising doubts about
New York Could Lose Some Top Earners Under GOP Tax Bill, Goldman Says

New York Could Lose Some Top Earners Under GOP Tax Bill, Goldman Says

New York City could lose some of its highest-income residents if the tax bill making its way through the U.S. Congress becomes law, according to estimates from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
U.K. Faces Brexit Deadline on Ireland as Varadkar Clings On

U.K. Faces Brexit Deadline on Ireland as Varadkar Clings On

Prime Minister Theresa May has a week to find a compromise on the conflicting Brexit demands from the north and south of Ireland, just as a political scandal threatening the Irish government could
U.K. Seeks to Remove Brexit Sting With Industrial Strategy

U.K. Seeks to Remove Brexit Sting With Industrial Strategy

Business Secretary Greg Clark said reviving Britain’s flagging productivity lies at the heart of the industrial strategy the government unveiled on Monday to help chart the future of the country’s
Meredith to Buy Time Inc. With Koch Backing

Meredith to Buy Time Inc. With Koch Backing

Meredith Corp. agreed to acquire Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion in cash, swallowing the once-mighty home of Fortune and Sports Illustrated after the internet age wreaked havoc on even the most
Franken Says He Doesn't Remember Photos, Plans Return to Senate

Franken Says He Doesn't Remember Photos, Plans Return to Senate

Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, his future in the U.S. Senate in doubt after allegations he groped women, told a home-state newspaper he’s “looking forward to getting back to work” and doesn’t remember
Chechen Leader to Stay Despite Saying He'll Go, Kremlin Says

Chechen Leader to Stay Despite Saying He'll Go, Kremlin Says

Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who won a new five-year term last year, said it’s time for him to step aside and let the Kremlin choose a successor. The Kremlin said Kadyrov is staying in his post.
Trump Sticks With Moore as Republican Senators Want Him Gone

Trump Sticks With Moore as Republican Senators Want Him Gone

President Donald Trump doubled down on his call for Alabama voters to defeat Democrat Doug Jones, even as Republican senators want Roy Moore, their party’s nominee in the state’s U.S. Senate race, to
John Conyers Steps Down From Top Committee Spot Amid Accusations

John Conyers Steps Down From Top Committee Spot Amid Accusations

Representative John Conyers, the longest-serving U.S. House member, stepped down as the top Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee amid a probe by the Ethics Committee into allegations of
Republicans Rush to Build Support Ahead of Senate Tax Debate

Republicans Rush to Build Support Ahead of Senate Tax Debate

Republican lawmakers are scrambling to lock up the votes needed to finalize a tax bill that can make it to President Donald Trump’s desk by the end of the year, without the benefit of an important
Afghan Solar Plant Wins Development Bank Backing

Afghan Solar Plant Wins Development Bank Backing

Afghanistan will build its first 20-megawatt solar power plant in a bid to meet rising energy demand in a country that imports most of its electricity.
Israel, Egypt Said to Discuss Gas Exports

Israel, Egypt Said to Discuss Gas Exports

Government ministers from Egypt and Israel held a call last week to discuss the potential sale of Israeli gas to Egypt, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
Ireland's Varadkar Pushes to Avoid Election Amid Brexit Concern

Ireland's Varadkar Pushes to Avoid Election Amid Brexit Concern

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will continue contacts with the leader of the opposition to avoid an election just as Brexit talks intensify.
U.K. Could Be Set Back for Missing EU's Deadline, Davidson Says

U.K. Could Be Set Back for Missing EU's Deadline, Davidson Says

The U.K. is close to running out of time in its divorce negotiations with the European Union and would be set back by missing a December deadline to resolve several thorny issues, Scottish
Pakistan Minister Quits to End Standoff With Islamist Group

Pakistan Minister Quits to End Standoff With Islamist Group

Pakistan’s law minister resigned as the government moved to end a three-week long protest by supporters of an Islamist right-wing party that had besieged the nation’s capital, Islamabad.
Trump Vows to End CFPB `Disaster' With Temporary Head Mulvaney

Trump Vows to End CFPB `Disaster' With Temporary Head Mulvaney

A high-stakes legal clash is unfolding over President Donald Trump’s temporary pick to run Elizabeth Warren’s favorite bank regulator, and the White House is holding its ground.
What You Need to Know About the CFPB

What You Need to Know About the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now has a legal battle on its hands.
Kenyan Opposition Plans Further Protests Against President

Kenyan Opposition Plans Further Protests Against President

Kenya’s main opposition alliance is pressing its campaign against Uhuru Kenyatta, saying it will hold an event to commemorate victims of political violence on Tuesday, the day he is scheduled to be
GOP’s Fridge Promise on Taxes Has Some Seeking Cold, Hard Facts

GOP’s Fridge Promise on Taxes Has Some Seeking Cold, Hard Facts

Republican leaders have called their bill to overhaul the U.S. taxation system a major boon for the middle class, including a tax cut big enough for a family of four to buy a new refrigerator.