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Senate GOP Tucks Future ‘Traps’ for Multinationals Into Tax Bill

Senate GOP Tucks Future ‘Traps’ for Multinationals Into Tax Bill

Senate Republicans tucked some multibillion-dollar tax increases for corporations into the 515-page tax bill they released this week -- spring-loaded hikes that would begin after 2024 if the economy
AT&T Suit Shows Web Has Enough Rules, Open Internet Foes Say

AT&T Suit Shows Web Has Enough Rules, Open Internet Foes Say

People who cheered the Federal Communications Commission’s move to reject Obama-era net neutrality rules Tuesday say the government already has all the power it needs to regulate internet service

Key Ally to South Africa's ANC Seeks to Limit President's Powers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is seeking to alter the balance of power in its alliance with the ruling African National Congress and wants the party to change its constitution to limit
Hariri Marks Lebanon Independence as Powers Loom Large

Hariri Marks Lebanon Independence as Powers Loom Large

Prime Minister Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon after a near-three-week absence to tackle a crisis triggered by his shock resignation from Saudi Arabia, a decision that has thrust his fragile country
New Era for Zimbabwe as Mugabe Resigns as President

New Era for Zimbabwe as Mugabe Resigns as President

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe, ending his 37-year rule and sparking scenes of wild celebrations throughout the capital. Bloomberg's Arabile Gumede reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak:
The ‘Crocodile’ Emerges as the Improbable Savior of Zimbabwe

The ‘Crocodile’ Emerges as the Improbable Savior of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is turning its weary eyes to Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man known as the crocodile who was Robert Mugabe’s right-hand man for much of his 37-year rule.

Divers Group Says It's Building U.A.E. Naval Base in Somaliland

Divers Marine Contracting LLC started construction of a United Arab Emirates naval base in a semi-autonomous region of northern Somalia.
A World Without Merkel

A World Without Merkel

After the collapse of coalition talks, the German chancellor is looking weaker than ever.
Trump Is Staying in Syria, Where America’s Enemies Hold All the Cards

Trump Is Staying in Syria, Where America’s Enemies Hold All the Cards

Washington’s rivals, and some of its allies, are teaming up on a peace plan.
Corbyn Means Business: Investor Guide to Labour's Plan for U.K.

Corbyn Means Business: Investor Guide to Labour's Plan for U.K.

With Prime Minister Theresa May under fire from her own Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition Labour Party leading in the U.K. polls, the chances are rising for a third election in as many
North Korea Says Terror State Designation Spurs Faith in Nukes

North Korea Says Terror State Designation Spurs Faith in Nukes

U.S. President Donald Trump’s designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is a severe provocation that reminds the country it should keep hold of its "precious nuclear sword," the
China's Former ‘Internet Czar' Ensnared in Xi's Corruption Fight

China's Former ‘Internet Czar' Ensnared in Xi's Corruption Fight

China’s former top internet regulator became the first senior official put under investigation for corruption since President Xi Jinping secured a second term in office during a leadership reshuffle
Berlusconi Comeback Reaches Human Rights Judges

Berlusconi Comeback Reaches Human Rights Judges

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi took his comeback bid to the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday as his lawyers fought to make him eligible for next year’s Italian election.
Hariri Returns to Lebanon to Tackle Political Crisis

Hariri Returns to Lebanon to Tackle Political Crisis

Firas Maksad, deputy executive director at Arabia Foundation, discusses Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon weeks after announcing his resignation as Prime Minister. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak:

Blackwater Founder to Appear Before House Russia-Trump Probe

Erik Prince, the founder of the Blackwater private security firm and a presence during Trump’s presidential transition, is scheduled to appear next week before the House Intelligence Committee as part
Trump's Hopes for Quick Nafta Deal Are Dimming as Talks Slow

Trump's Hopes for Quick Nafta Deal Are Dimming as Talks Slow

After three months of talks, the U.S., Canada and Mexico remain miles apart on a deal to update the region’s flagship trade pact.
These Are the Budget Pitfalls Philip Hammond Needs to Avoid

These Are the Budget Pitfalls Philip Hammond Needs to Avoid

Whatever U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond does in his budget speech on Wednesday, he needs to make sure his plans don’t unravel as some have in the past.
Concert Blast Shows Central African Republic Religious Rift

Concert Blast Shows Central African Republic Religious Rift

Emmanuel Ngallos was playing a keyboard at a concert meant to bring Central African Republic’s Muslims and Christians together when the blast knocked him to the ground -- and highlighted the
Poland Resumes Work on Judicial Overhaul at Center of EU Dispute

Poland Resumes Work on Judicial Overhaul at Center of EU Dispute

Poland’s ruling party resumed work on an overhaul of the nation’s judiciary that’s triggered an unprecedented threat of sanctions by the European Union and protests from groups who say the government
Mladic Faces Genocide Ruling at Yugoslav War-Crimes Tribunal

Mladic Faces Genocide Ruling at Yugoslav War-Crimes Tribunal

A UN tribunal will rule Wednesday on former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, whose charges include genocide, as the court nears the end of its work punishing those who committed war