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Saudi Government Seeks to Negotiate Settlements With Detainees

Saudi Government Seeks to Negotiate Settlements With Detainees

The Saudi government is seeking to negotiate financial settlements with detainees that would enable some of those held in a purported anti-corruption crackdown to be freed, according to people with
Hatch to Democrats Saying Tax Cuts Are for the Rich: ‘Bull Crap’

Hatch to Democrats Saying Tax Cuts Are for the Rich: ‘Bull Crap’

A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and a decidedly un-senatorial cry of "bull
EU Gives U.K. Early December Deadline for Brexit Bill Concession

EU Gives U.K. Early December Deadline for Brexit Bill Concession

The U.K. must make concessions on the Brexit bill and give assurances on the Irish border by early next month if talks are to advance to trade this year, European Union President Donald Tusk said.
Rhino's Block Says House Bill Raises Deficits Too Much

Rhino's Block Says House Bill Raises Deficits Too Much

Michael Block, chief strategist at Rhino Trading Partners, and Bloomberg's Michael McKee, discuss the possible impact of U.S. tax reform plans on financial markets. They speak on "Bloomberg Daybreak:
Trump $44 Billion Aid Request Puts Off Puerto Rico Demands

Trump $44 Billion Aid Request Puts Off Puerto Rico Demands

The White House asked Congress for $44 billion in hurricane aid, including funds designated for Texas and Florida, while most of Puerto Rico’s needs would be addressed in a future request.
Key Images From Robert Mugabe’s 37 Years Ruling Zimbabwe

Key Images From Robert Mugabe’s 37 Years Ruling Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has lost his 37-year stranglehold on political power, after military generals took power and pressured him to step down. His tenure in office included allegations of
Tory Battle Over Brexit Date Tests May’s Resolve

Tory Battle Over Brexit Date Tests May’s Resolve

Is Theresa May going to back down from her week-old attempt to write the date of Brexit into law? Justice Secretary David Lidington seemed to hint she might yesterday, but Friday her spokesman pushed
The Business Tax Problem Causing Trouble for the GOP

The Business Tax Problem Causing Trouble for the GOP

The Senate tax plan encountered its first outright Republican opposition this week, from a senator whose concerns might foreshadow the biggest business challenge ahead for the proposal.

Thousands Expected to March to U.S. Embassy in Athens

Thousands of Greeks are expected to march to the U.S. Embassy in Athens to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against the military dictatorship then ruling Greece.
Macron to Meet Lebanon’s Hariri Saturday in Paris

Macron to Meet Lebanon’s Hariri Saturday in Paris

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri will meet President Emmanuel Macron at noon on Saturday at the Elysee Palace in Paris, the French leader’s office said in an emailed statement.
Japan Urges TPP Partners to Sign Pact Before Elections

Japan Urges TPP Partners to Sign Pact Before Elections

Nations working to salvage a mammoth Pacific-rim trade pact that the U.S. abandoned need to move forward before electoral politics get in the way, according to Japan’s chief negotiator.
Carried Interest Tax Break Now Targeted in Senate Plan Too

Carried Interest Tax Break Now Targeted in Senate Plan Too

The change would limit the break to gains on sales of assets held three years or more

Military Dog Wins British Prize for Valor Under Fire

A British military dog that saved the lives of troops in Afghanistan is being decorated for bravery.
Hassett Bets on 3% U.S. Growth, Talks U.S. Tax Overhaul

Hassett Bets on 3% U.S. Growth, Talks U.S. Tax Overhaul

White House chief economist Kevin Hassett says the U.S. economy is poised to deliver a third straight quarter of at least 3 percent growth, the longest such streak since 2005, and a pace that could be
Balance of Power: Cracks Spread Through Global Climate Alliance

Balance of Power: Cracks Spread Through Global Climate Alliance

Warnings that U.S. withdrawal would unravel the Paris climate accord are coming true at the annual UN conference on global warming wrapping up today in Bonn, Germany.
Brexit Talks at a Standoff as Tusk Sets U.K.'s May an Ultimatum

Brexit Talks at a Standoff as Tusk Sets U.K.'s May an Ultimatum

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is stuck in a Brexit stand-off as European leaders set her a deadline to give ground on the exit bill and the future of the Irish border if talks are to move on to
Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe could be impeached if he doesn’t bow to pressure to resign, according to four officials close to mediation efforts aimed at ending a political standoff in the
White Nationalist Rally Organizer Loses Twitter Verification

White Nationalist Rally Organizer Loses Twitter Verification

The organizer of the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has lost his verified status on Twitter, along with several other prominent white nationalists and far-right
The Questionable Math Behind Manafort’s Extravagant Home Renovations

The Questionable Math Behind Manafort’s Extravagant Home Renovations

The former Trump campaign chief made huge payments to home improvement companies when his renovation work was estimated at far less.
Partisan Division Over the Russia Probe Imperils Public Hearings

Partisan Division Over the Russia Probe Imperils Public Hearings

Prospects for public congressional hearings featuring the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner have grown increasingly uncertain.