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How Mugabe Lost His Grip on Power

How Mugabe Lost His Grip on Power

The catalyst was his decision last week to fire long-time ally Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president.
The Latest News on Zimbabwe’s Crisis

The Latest News on Zimbabwe’s Crisis

Zimbabwean soldiers regulate traffic in Harare on Nov. 15.
Mortgage Insurance Program Knocked by GOP Slips But Doesn't Fall

Mortgage Insurance Program Knocked by GOP Slips But Doesn't Fall

The financial health of a top U.S. mortgage program worsened this year, which could make it harder for affordable-housing advocates to persuade a key government agency to cut the fees it charges
A Tough Ticket to Get: One Man’s Harrowing Path Out of Yemen

A Tough Ticket to Get: One Man’s Harrowing Path Out of Yemen

Mohammed al-Jabry wanted to save his cancer-stricken grandfather. That meant getting the 69-year-old out of one of the world’s most overlooked war zones.
Global Deaths From Terrorism Drop in 2016, Spread in the West

Global Deaths From Terrorism Drop in 2016, Spread in the West

The number of terrorism-related deaths fell for a second year in 2016, though more countries in the West were affected as tactics shifted to so-called lone-wolf attacks, according to a global study.
China Sending Envoy to North Korea After Trump Talks With Xi

China Sending Envoy to North Korea After Trump Talks With Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping is dispatching a special envoy to visit North Korea this week, shortly after he hosted U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Beijing.
How Australian Voters Forced the Push for Same-Sex Marriage: Q&A

How Australian Voters Forced the Push for Same-Sex Marriage: Q&A

While Australians have long backed changing the law to allow same-sex marriage, converting that support into political action has been challenging. However, a nationwide postal vote, ordered by Prime

House Panel Considers Waiving Rule That Makes Tax Hikes Harder

A House panel that’s in charge of preparing the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’’ for a floor vote Thursday was poised to begin by waiving a rule that’s designed to make it harder to increase taxes.
Papa John's Apologizes for ‘Divisive’ Statements After NFL Furor

Papa John's Apologizes for ‘Divisive’ Statements After NFL Furor

Papa John’s International Inc. apologized for making “divisive” comments after Chief Executive Officer John Schnatter blamed the NFL’s national-anthem controversy for hurting its sales.
Google Critic Thiel Gave Money to Official Probing Search Giant

Google Critic Thiel Gave Money to Official Probing Search Giant

Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist who backed Donald Trump’s presidential run, gave $300,000 to a political campaign of Josh Hawley, the Missouri attorney general who opened an antitrust
What Can Saudi Arabia Really Do About Hezbollah?

What Can Saudi Arabia Really Do About Hezbollah?

Given the Iranian-backed militant group’s growing tentacles, maybe not much.
Thailand Says It's on Track to End Military Rule in 2018

Thailand Says It's on Track to End Military Rule in 2018

Thailand said it remains on course for elections next year and that curbs on political parties will soon be eased, as pressure mounts on the military government to roll back restrictions on
Blasts Heard in Zimbabwe Capital as Army Denies Takeover

Blasts Heard in Zimbabwe Capital as Army Denies Takeover

Explosions were heard in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, early Wednesday after soldiers and several armored vehicles were seen in the city amid a deepening split between the military and the
Cheese and Bourbon May Face Backlash From U.S. Solar Tariff

Cheese and Bourbon May Face Backlash From U.S. Solar Tariff

If President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels, Wisconsin cheese and Kentucky whiskey may pay the price.
Why Brexit Talks Might Not Move Forward in December

Why Brexit Talks Might Not Move Forward in December

Nina Schick, Hanbury Strategy associate director, discusses the outlook for Brexit negotiations. She speaks with Bloomberg's Abigail Doolittle and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?" (Source:
Senate Backs Trump Nominee Despite McCain Criticisms on Torture

Senate Backs Trump Nominee Despite McCain Criticisms on Torture

The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for the top legal post at the Transportation Department despite his role in crafting legal justifications for torture during the Bush
Senate Republicans Toss Potential Obamacare Bomb Into Tax Bill

Senate Republicans Toss Potential Obamacare Bomb Into Tax Bill

The plan released Tuesday night mixes two red-hot debates by adding a repeal of the Obamacare law’s individual mandate to their tax legislation.
The Key Takeaways From Jeff Sessions' House Testimony

The Key Takeaways From Jeff Sessions' House Testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied he lied or misled Congress about contacts with Russia by people involved in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, saying he simply forgot about a meeting.
Petrobras Chief Rushing to Deliver as Election Season Nears

Petrobras Chief Rushing to Deliver as Election Season Nears

He’s trying to finish his work before an unpredictable presidential campaign makes it harder to sell assets and complete a key compensation deal with Brazil’s government.
Angola's Dos Santos Family Under Pressure to Give Up Key Posts

Angola's Dos Santos Family Under Pressure to Give Up Key Posts

The children of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos are facing increasing pressure to step down from key posts, two months after the first leadership change in Africa’s second-biggest oil