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Outspoken Adviser Urges Abe to Shake Up BOJ With New Leaders

Outspoken Adviser Urges Abe to Shake Up BOJ With New Leaders

Amid strong expectations that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may reappoint Haruhiko Kuroda to another term as governor of the Bank of Japan, at least one key voice is calling for fresh blood at the top of

Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Expels Ousted Vice President Mnangagwa

The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, the country’s ruling party, has expelled Emmerson Mnangagwa two days after he was fired by President Robert Mugabe as one of his two deputies.
Venezuela Passes ‘Anti-Hate Law’ to Clamp Down on the Media

Venezuela Passes ‘Anti-Hate Law’ to Clamp Down on the Media

Venezuela approved legislation to clamp down on media, promising to sanction or pull off the air any outlet that broadcasts messages promoting “hate and intolerance.”
Eric Cantor Says Senate Will Be Real Test for Tax Reform

Eric Cantor Says Senate Will Be Real Test for Tax Reform

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Moelis & Co.'s vice chairman, discusses the prospects for tax reform with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
U.K. Cabinet Minister Resigns Over Secret Israeli Meetings

U.K. Cabinet Minister Resigns Over Secret Israeli Meetings

Priti Patel resigned as U.K. international development secretary over talks with the Israeli government behind Prime Minister Theresa May’s back after more revelations of undisclosed visits came to

A ‘Millionaires Tax’ Is Now New Jersey Democrats’ Top Priority

A New Jersey millionaire’s tax boost that Republican Governor Chris Christie vetoed five times will be Democrats’ top priority with their party newly in control of the executive branch, said the
U.S. Subpoenas Icahn Over Biofuel Action While Trump Adviser

U.S. Subpoenas Icahn Over Biofuel Action While Trump Adviser

Federal investigators have issued subpoenas for information on Carl Icahn’s efforts to change biofuel policy while he served as an adviser to President Donald Trump, according to regulatory filings.
Anita Hill: Trump Language Attempts to Normalize Behavior

Anita Hill: Trump Language Attempts to Normalize Behavior

Anita Hill, one of the first women to publicly accuse a powerful man of sexual harassment, discussed President Donald Trump and sexual harassment with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait
Travel Ban Deal Left 1,400 Iraqis in Deportation Limbo

Travel Ban Deal Left 1,400 Iraqis in Deportation Limbo

The ACLU asked a federal judge in Detroit to force the Trump administration to release them.
AT&T Ramps Up Preparations to Fight With U.S. Over Time Warner

AT&T Ramps Up Preparations to Fight With U.S. Over Time Warner

AT&T Inc. is ramping up preparations to fight the U.S. Justice Department in court if the agency sues to block the $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc., according to people familiar with
Anita Hill Describes the Red Flags for Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill Describes the Red Flags for Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill, one of the first women to publicly accuse a powerful man of sexual harassment, criticized President Donald Trump, saying his language “makes an attempt to normalize predatory behavior.”
Maine’s Governor Says Voters Were Wrong to Approve Medicaid Expansion

Maine’s Governor Says Voters Were Wrong to Approve Medicaid Expansion

Maine's governor said Wednesday that residents of his state made an expensive mistake when they voted to expand access to Medicaid under Obamacare.
U.K. Minister Finds Herself in Hot Water

U.K. Minister Finds Herself in Hot Water

Sterling dropped against all of its Group-of-10 peers as newspapers reported that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was preparing to fire International Development Secretary Priti Patel, who held
Argentine Unions Agree on Labor Reform Bill, Macri Says

Argentine Unions Agree on Labor Reform Bill, Macri Says

Argentina’s leading unions have reached an agreement on a labor reform bill with President Mauricio Macri that seeks to reduce labor costs in order to attract foreign investors.
Nominee Drops Paganism Claim, Says Climate Change Is Real

Nominee Drops Paganism Claim, Says Climate Change Is Real

An environmental nominee of President Donald Trump who had dismissed the threat of climate change and labeled carbon dioxide plant food, abandoned those positions Wednesday under questioning from
EU Plans Venezuela Arms Embargo, Adding to Maduro's Pressures

EU Plans Venezuela Arms Embargo, Adding to Maduro's Pressures

The European Union plans to ban the sale of arms and surveillance technologies to Venezuela, the latest move to pressure authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro.
NATO to Boost Command Sites, Cyber Policy With Eye on Russia

NATO to Boost Command Sites, Cyber Policy With Eye on Russia

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization moved to upgrade its command structure for the first time since the end of the Cold War and gave greater weight to cyber defense in signs of heightened
Yellen Hasn't Decided Whether to Remain at Fed, Mnuchin Says

Yellen Hasn't Decided Whether to Remain at Fed, Mnuchin Says

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hasn’t yet decided whether she’ll stay at the central bank in a diminished role when her term as chair ends in February, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
Mnuchin Won't Rule Out Delaying Tax Cut for Corporations

Mnuchin Won't Rule Out Delaying Tax Cut for Corporations

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin isn’t ruling out delaying the start of a corporate tax rate cut, but emphasized the administration’s “strong preference” is for the relief to start in 2018.
Russian Hackers Fueled Catalan Separatism, Madrid Institute Says

Russian Hackers Fueled Catalan Separatism, Madrid Institute Says

Spain’s struggle to quash separatism in its Catalonia region was disrupted by Russian hackers agitating for a break-up, in a hallmark propaganda effort to fracture Europe, according to a