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Senate Matches House's 1.4% Tax Proposal for College Endowments

Senate Matches House's 1.4% Tax Proposal for College Endowments

The Senate version of the Republican tax bill would tax wealthy private college endowments at 1.4 percent of net investment income, the same levy as the House proposal introduced last week.
Brexit Dilemma Hurtles Toward Ireland: to Veto or Not

Brexit Dilemma Hurtles Toward Ireland: to Veto or Not

A dilemma is hurtling toward Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar: should he risk derailing the entire Brexit negotiation process over the border question?
Elon Musk’s Most-Liked Instagram Post Touches a Nerve in Turkey

Elon Musk’s Most-Liked Instagram Post Touches a Nerve in Turkey

“Atatürk Anıtkabir,” he wrote, deploying the proper Turkish characters.
Putin Gets in a Few Words With Trump But Still No Formal Meeting

Putin Gets in a Few Words With Trump But Still No Formal Meeting

“In terms of a scheduled, formal meeting, there’s not one on the calendar and we don’t anticipate that there will be one,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Russia Acts to Name U.S. Media as ‘Foreign Agents’ in RT Dispute

Russia Acts to Name U.S. Media as ‘Foreign Agents’ in RT Dispute

Russia is poised to list U.S. media outlets as “foreign agents” by extending legislation used to restrict the activities of civil society groups, in retaliation for an American order requiring state
China Gave Trump a Win on Trade and He Didn’t Even Know It

China Gave Trump a Win on Trade and He Didn’t Even Know It

American and other securities firms scored what looks like a big win Friday when China announced new rules allowing them to own 51 percent stakes in joint ventures. It’s just the sort of

U.S. Air Force Official: Missile Targeting Saudis Was Iranian

Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore "Iranian markings," the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday.
Hamptons Homebuyers Have Already Figured Out How to Game the Tax Plan

Hamptons Homebuyers Have Already Figured Out How to Game the Tax Plan

Out in the Hamptons, Wall Street’s favored beach resort on Long Island, brokers and buyers already have a workaround for a tax-plan provision under consideration in Congress that would take away the
TPP Trade Deal Gets Bogged Down Near Finish Line

TPP Trade Deal Gets Bogged Down Near Finish Line

After a day of confusion, a much-anticipated framework agreement on a Pacific trade deal was at risk of being scuppered, raising the prospect the pact -- already many years in the making -- could be
Greece Puts $12.8 Billion Investments at Risk as Projects Stall

Greece Puts $12.8 Billion Investments at Risk as Projects Stall

Two of Greece’s biggest projects -- together valued at about 11 billion euros ($12.8 billion) -- have stalled on bureaucratic and legal wranglings, raising questions about the country’s ability to
Saudi Shocks Reawaken Global Oil Markets to Political Risk

Saudi Shocks Reawaken Global Oil Markets to Political Risk

For the first time in three years, the chief concern in the oil market isn’t too much supply.
Lebanon Demands PM Return From Saudi Arabia as Tensions Rise

Lebanon Demands PM Return From Saudi Arabia as Tensions Rise

Lebanon’s president called on Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return from Saudi Arabia, amid fears his sudden resignation from Riyadh last Saturday was part of a looming confrontation between the
EU Raises Specter of No Deal This Year as Brexit Talks Drag

EU Raises Specter of No Deal This Year as Brexit Talks Drag

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier raised the prospect of Brexit talks failing to reach a breakthrough by year-end, saying the U.K. has two weeks to come up with a better offer on the
Mueller Said to Investigate Flynn's Ties to Turkey: WSJ

Mueller Said to Investigate Flynn's Ties to Turkey: WSJ

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is said to be investigating an alleged plan for White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and his son that would've paid them $15 million to deliver a Muslim
Balance of Power: Why Team Trump Might Not Want a Putin Sitdown

Balance of Power: Why Team Trump Might Not Want a Putin Sitdown

From the White House’s perspective, now might be not be the best time for pictures of Donald Trump sitting down with Vladimir Putin.
Manafort Charges Renew Questions About Skadden's Work in Ukraine

Manafort Charges Renew Questions About Skadden's Work in Ukraine

One of New York’s most prestigious law firms raised eyebrows five years ago when it produced a report for the pro-Russian government in Ukraine that largely defended the prosecution and conviction of
Tillerson Calls Wave of Arrests in Saudi Arabia ‘Well Intended’

Tillerson Calls Wave of Arrests in Saudi Arabia ‘Well Intended’

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a wave of arrests in Saudi Arabia that snared at least 11 princes, a billionaire investor and former government officials was “well intended,” but he
Xi, Trump Offer Dueling Visions of Globalization at Asia Forum

Xi, Trump Offer Dueling Visions of Globalization at Asia Forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump laid down starkly contrasting visions for Asia’s future Friday, with Xi pledging a new era of globalization propelled by his nation’s
Why Saudis Are Getting Tough With Their Neighbors: QuickTake Q&A

Why Saudis Are Getting Tough With Their Neighbors: QuickTake Q&A

Tensions are rising between Saudi Arabia and an increasing number of its neighbors, as the kingdom expands its proxy war with Iran over regional hegemony. The Saudi government warned its nationals on
Customers Defy Trump Attacks to Buy Obamacare, and Vote for It

Customers Defy Trump Attacks to Buy Obamacare, and Vote for It

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have repeatedly said Obamacare is failing, or even dead. Yet there are signs across the country that support for the law’s programs is