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Companies From Amplats to StanChart on Alert Amid Zimbabwe Coup

Companies From Amplats to StanChart on Alert Amid Zimbabwe Coup

Companies are being vigilant over their operations in Zimbabwe after military vehicles descended on the capital of Harare and the army seized power, threatening President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule.
Labour Party Leader in Scotland Steps Down After Abuse Claim

Labour Party Leader in Scotland Steps Down After Abuse Claim

The acting leader of the Labour Party in Scotland has stepped down after a woman made allegations of abuse against him.
Balance of Power: Curtain Draws on Mugabe Era With Zimbabwe in Ruins

Balance of Power: Curtain Draws on Mugabe Era With Zimbabwe in Ruins

Robert Mugabe’s four-decade grip on Zimbabwe is nearing its end, at the hands of the same soldiers who hoisted him to power after the war against the white-minority regime of Rhodesia.
Zimbabwe President Mugabe Confined to His Home, Zuma Says

Zimbabwe President Mugabe Confined to His Home, Zuma Says

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is confined to his home in Harare but is otherwise fine, South African President Jacob Zuma said.
Russian Legislators Back Law Allowing Crackdown on Foreign Media

Russian Legislators Back Law Allowing Crackdown on Foreign Media

Russian lawmakers approved hastily drafted legislation that opens the way to a crackdown on foreign media in retaliation for U.S. actions against Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT.
The Brutal Fight to Mine Your Data and Sell It to Your Boss

The Brutal Fight to Mine Your Data and Sell It to Your Boss

Silicon Valley makes billions of dollars peddling personal information, supported by an ecosystem of bit players. One of them, an upstart called HiQ, is going up against LinkedIn in a battle for your
Frugal Billionaire Seen as Tough Negotiator for Copper Funds

Frugal Billionaire Seen as Tough Negotiator for Copper Funds

At first glance, the prospect of a new business-friendly president in Chile augurs well for the economy and in turn for bondholders in giant state copper miner Codelco.
Chart: Africa’s Longest-Serving Leaders

Chart: Africa’s Longest-Serving Leaders

Mugabe’s tenure as president spans 37 consecutive years, the second-longest after Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who took power eight months before him.
U.K. Labor Market Shows Signs of Slowing as Employment Falls

U.K. Labor Market Shows Signs of Slowing as Employment Falls

The U.K. labor market showed signs of slowing in the third quarter as the number of people in work fell for the first time in almost a year even as unemployment held at a 42-year low.
Tillerson Defers New Myanmar Sanctions Despite ‘Horrific’ Scenes

Tillerson Defers New Myanmar Sanctions Despite ‘Horrific’ Scenes

The U.S. doesn’t believe broad-based economic sanctions against Myanmar would help resolve a crisis that has seen more than 600,000 minority Muslim Rohingya refugees flee to neighboring Bangladesh
Zimbabwe Doesn’t Have Its Own Currency and Bitcoin Is Surging

Zimbabwe Doesn’t Have Its Own Currency and Bitcoin Is Surging

Bitcoin climbed as much as 10 percent on Zimbabwe’s Golix exchange on Wednesday after the country’s armed forces seized power.
AT&T Engages Washington Firepower With Megadeal on the Line

AT&T Engages Washington Firepower With Megadeal on the Line

AT&T is fighting an increasingly public battle with Justice Department antitrust officials, who have questioned whether the combined company would wield too much power.
Roy Moore Faces Fresh Accusations of Unwanted Sexual Advances

Roy Moore Faces Fresh Accusations of Unwanted Sexual Advances

Three more women accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of making unwanted advances, while his lawyer sought to discredit a previous accuser as a broadening scandal weighs on the Alabama Republican’s
Nafta Bickering Begins Again Today

Nafta Bickering Begins Again Today

The talks broke up last time amid stark differences between the countries.
Trump Campaign’s Foreign-Policy Team Is Under Mueller’s Microscope

Trump Campaign’s Foreign-Policy Team Is Under Mueller’s Microscope

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is continuing his interviews with White House staff this month, where a key topic are the connections emanating from a little-known foreign policy lightweight who served
Johnson Is First GOP Senator to Oppose Plan: Tax Debate Update

Johnson Is First GOP Senator to Oppose Plan: Tax Debate Update

House leaders cleared the way for a Thursday vote on their tax-overhaul bill as Senate tax writers released a late-night draft that would make many individual breaks temporary and repeal a key part of

Zimbabwe's Biti Sees Opportunity for Transitional Authority

The “coup” carried out by Zimbabwe’s military offers an opportunity for the country to bring in a “national transitional authority” to deal with its problems, Tendai Biti, the leader of the opposition
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.