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Trump Says He Was ‘Forced’ to Watch CNN on His Asia Trip

Trump Says He Was ‘Forced’ to Watch CNN on His Asia Trip

Just back from Asia, President Donald Trump has resumed his morning tweeting routine — this time citing what he's calling a "successful" trip and slamming a regular media target.
U.K. Committee to Invite Twitter to Face Lawmakers

U.K. Committee to Invite Twitter to Face Lawmakers

U.K. lawmakers are planning to invite representatives from Twitter Inc. to give oral evidence as part of the government’s investigation into Russian influence in the country’s recent elections,
Democrats Flip Another Seat in Oklahoma’s Legislature

Democrats Flip Another Seat in Oklahoma’s Legislature

Democrats have flipped another statehouse seat in deeply conservative Oklahoma amid growing frustration over years of state budget shortfalls and recent scandals that led to the resignation of
Ghana Plans Eurobond Sale to Help Fund Smaller 2018 Budget Gap

Ghana Plans Eurobond Sale to Help Fund Smaller 2018 Budget Gap

Ghana announced plans to sell $1 billion in Eurobonds next year to help plug its budget hole, even as the nation forecast that the deficit will narrow.
Trump Returns, Greeted by Tax Reform Debate

Trump Returns, Greeted by Tax Reform Debate

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses President Trump's return from a trip abroad to be welcomed by a tax reform debate in Washington. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source:
Lebanon’s President Condemns ‘Hostile’ Saudi Detention of Hariri

Lebanon’s President Condemns ‘Hostile’ Saudi Detention of Hariri

Lebanon’s president accused Saudi Arabia of holding Prime Minister Saad Hariri against his will in an “act of aggression” against his country’s sovereignty.
Britain Ready to Quiz Facebook and Twitter on Russian Meddling

Britain Ready to Quiz Facebook and Twitter on Russian Meddling

Britain is so alarmed by the extent and scale of Russian interference that lawmakers are getting ready to interrogate Silicon Valley giants -- in person and in Washington.
Hannity Gives Roy Moore 24 Hours to Clarify ‘Inconsistencies’

Hannity Gives Roy Moore 24 Hours to Clarify ‘Inconsistencies’

Fox News host Sean Hannity has given Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore 24 hours to explain “inconsistencies” in his response to allegations of child molestation.
Kremlin Downplays Defense Ministry’s Video Game Screenshot Blunder

Kremlin Downplays Defense Ministry’s Video Game Screenshot Blunder

The Kremlin is downplaying the Russian Defense Ministry's blunder when it backed its allegations of the U.S. colluding with the Islamic State group in Syria with a screenshot from a video game.
Zimbabwe Power Brokers: Key Figures in Battle to Succeed Mugabe

Zimbabwe Power Brokers: Key Figures in Battle to Succeed Mugabe

Four key people within Zimbabwe’s ruling party will determine how the battle to succeed him plays out.
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