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Mugabe Era Draws to a Close in Zimbabwe as Impeachment Looms

Mugabe Era Draws to a Close in Zimbabwe as Impeachment Looms

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is facing the last days of his 37 years in power as lawmakers started proceedings to impeach him.
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Asks President Robert Mugabe to Resign

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Asks President Robert Mugabe to Resign

The new leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling party asked Robert Mugabe to resign as president of the southern African nation.
U.S. Vows Tough Sanctions If South Sudan Doesn't End Conflict

U.S. Vows Tough Sanctions If South Sudan Doesn't End Conflict

The U.S. will enact far-reaching sanctions on South Sudanese officials and rebel leaders if they undermine new talks seeking to end a four-year civil war, the top American diplomat in the country
Palestinians Halt Contacts With U.S. Over PLO Office Threat

Palestinians Halt Contacts With U.S. Over PLO Office Threat

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered a halt to all contacts with the U.S. after it threatened to close his authority’s mission in Washington, and won’t allow the issue to be used as
Putin Talks to Trump as Russia Sees Endgame in Syria

Putin Talks to Trump as Russia Sees Endgame in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump by phone for about an hour on Tuesday as the Kremlin mounts a diplomatic push to resolve the war in Syria after a visit
Merkel Tells Her German Rivals: Back Me or Face Voters Again

Merkel Tells Her German Rivals: Back Me or Face Voters Again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’s ready to face voters again to break the country’s political stalemate, betting they won’t blame her for failed talks on forming a coalition.
FCC Chairman to Propose Vacating Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman to Propose Vacating Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will propose vacating Obama-era net neutrality rules, according to a person briefed on the development that will hand a victory to broadband

Haitian Immigrants After 2010 Quake Lose U.S. Protected Status

Almost 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S. following the 2010 earthquake that leveled much of the nation have lost their protected immigrant status and will have 18 months to prepare for their return
Can This Old BP Oil Refinery Help Iran Beat Donald Trump?

Can This Old BP Oil Refinery Help Iran Beat Donald Trump?

The aim is to turn the war-scarred plant into a producer of quality fuel so Iran doesn’t have to rely on imports.
Trump Foundation Says It Will Dissolve as President Promised

Trump Foundation Says It Will Dissolve as President Promised

President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation said in a tax filing that it intends to dissolve, as Trump promised it would last December to avoid conflicts of interest.
Trump Campaign to Stop Paying Donald Jr.'s Legal Bills

Trump Campaign to Stop Paying Donald Jr.'s Legal Bills

The Trump campaign has stopped paying legal bills for Donald Trump Jr. and is setting up a legal defense fund to cover the costs for him and other campaign staffers related to investigations into
Trumpchi Says Its Brand Name Is a Complete Coincidence

Trumpchi Says Its Brand Name Is a Complete Coincidence

Having a famous name doesn’t always ensure a smooth path to success.
Ron Johnson Is 'Encouraged' on Taxes But Slams 'Awful Process'

Ron Johnson Is 'Encouraged' on Taxes But Slams 'Awful Process'

Senator Ron Johnson -- the first GOP senator to voice opposition to the current tax plan -- said he’s encouraged that Republican leaders have been discussing his concerns that pass-through businesses
Krugman Says GOP Using 'Junk Model' for Tax Plan

Krugman Says GOP Using 'Junk Model' for Tax Plan

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, distinguished professor of economics at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, discusses the GOP's tax overhaul plan with Bloomberg's Abigail Doolittle, Julia
Trump Is Called ‘Happy’ to Help UCLA Trio Despite His Jail Tweet

Trump Is Called ‘Happy’ to Help UCLA Trio Despite His Jail Tweet

President Donald Trump’s tweet saying he should have left three basketball players in a Chinese jail doesn’t represent his actual view and was meant as a “rhetorical response” to comments from LaVar
Liberia's Election Body Dismisses Voting Fraud Complaints

Liberia's Election Body Dismisses Voting Fraud Complaints

Liberia’s election commission dismissed charges that the first round of the country’s presidential polls were marred by fraud.
AT&T, U.S. Prepare to Battle in Court Over Time Warner Merger

AT&T, U.S. Prepare to Battle in Court Over Time Warner Merger

The U.S. Justice Department sued to block AT&T Inc.’s $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc., delivering a major blow to the carrier’s bid to create a media and telecommunications empire.
May Wants Something in Return as Brexit Money Offer Set to Rise

May Wants Something in Return as Brexit Money Offer Set to Rise

Prime Minister Theresa May is ready to put more money on the table to settle the Brexit divorce bill -- but the Brits are plugging away at getting the European side to give her something in return.
Steyer’s Campaign to Impeach Trump Is Heading to Times Square

Steyer’s Campaign to Impeach Trump Is Heading to Times Square

Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega donor, said he’s heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of
Judd Gregg Wants Tax Reform on a Revenue Neutral Basis

Judd Gregg Wants Tax Reform on a Revenue Neutral Basis

Former Senator Judd Gregg discusses the GOP tax overhaul plan. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)