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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.
Trump’s Vow to Fix ‘Third-World’ U.S. Airports Is Hurt by Tax Bill

Trump’s Vow to Fix ‘Third-World’ U.S. Airports Is Hurt by Tax Bill

President Donald Trump has compared landing at Los Angeles International and other U.S. airports to arriving in a third-world country. But a provision in the tax bill passed by the House of
Senate Panel Approves Tax Plan as GOP Leaders Gird for Fight

Senate Panel Approves Tax Plan as GOP Leaders Gird for Fight

Hours after House Republicans jubilantly passed their tax bill, their colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee approved a far different version -- one that postpones difficult questions as lawmakers
Sex-Misconduct Cases Vex Both Parties After Moore, Franken News

Sex-Misconduct Cases Vex Both Parties After Moore, Franken News

Allegations about improper sexual conduct by a Democratic senator and a Republican senatorial candidate are forcing the Senate to confront a difficult dilemma: where to draw the line and how to mete
We’ll Wait for U.K.’s Brexit Concessions, EU Leaders Tell May

We’ll Wait for U.K.’s Brexit Concessions, EU Leaders Tell May

European Union leaders say they will wait for Theresa May to deliver further Brexit concessions and guarantees, putting into doubt whether talks will advance to the future trade relationship in
Salvatore Riina, Sicilian Mafia’s ‘Boss of Bosses,’ Is Dead

Salvatore Riina, Sicilian Mafia’s ‘Boss of Bosses,’ Is Dead

Salvatore “the Beast” Riina, the Sicilian mafia godfather who ordered the killings of judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, as well as politicians and mobsters, has died. He had turned 87 the
Brexit Bulletin: In Time for the Deadline?

Brexit Bulletin: In Time for the Deadline?

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Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Resigns Before Nation Assumes EU Presidency

Bulgarian parliament’s Speaker Dimitar Glavchev stepped down after the opposition Socialists accused him of censorship and demanded his resignation, seven weeks before the Black Sea nation assumes the
Mugabe’s Defiance of Generals Leaves Zimbabwe in Political Limbo

Mugabe’s Defiance of Generals Leaves Zimbabwe in Political Limbo

Zimbabwe entered a third day of political limbo as talks dragged on between President Robert Mugabe and military generals who took power and want him to end his 37-year rule.
Morgan Creek's CEO Says U.S. Tax Reform Bill Is Terrible

Morgan Creek's CEO Says U.S. Tax Reform Bill Is Terrible

Mark Yusko, chief executive officer and chief investment officer at Morgan Creek Capital Management, discusses the U.S. tax reform bill and its potential impact on markets. He speaks on "Bloomberg
Norway Idea to Exit Oil Stocks Is ‘Shot Heard Around the World’

Norway Idea to Exit Oil Stocks Is ‘Shot Heard Around the World’

Norway’s proposal to sell off $35 billion in oil and natural gas stocks brings sudden and unparalleled heft to a once-grassroots movement to enlist investors in the fight against climate change.
Bitcoin Is the New Crisis Currency

Bitcoin Is the New Crisis Currency

About a third of the customers queuing at La Maison du Bitcoin’s teller windows in Paris aren’t speculating on the value of the cryptocurrency. They’re sending digital money home to Africa.
Why So Much Is at Stake in Italy's Next Elections

Why So Much Is at Stake in Italy's Next Elections

Italy’s all-too-familiar postwar brew of government dysfunction, economic stagnation and toxic debt has investors worried again, even as the specter of populist revolt recedes elsewhere in Europe. The