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Theresa May’s Political Nightmare Just Keeps Getting Worse

Theresa May’s Political Nightmare Just Keeps Getting Worse

The U.K. prime minister spent Monday morning swerving questions about Brexit, tax evasion and sexual harassment in front of an audience of business titans.
How China and Environmentalists Became Unlikely Bedfellows

How China and Environmentalists Became Unlikely Bedfellows

If politics make strange bedfellows, few are more unlikely than the growing link between China and the environmentalists seeking to rein in climate change.
Oil Pierces Two-Year High as Saudi Roundup Rattles Markets

Oil Pierces Two-Year High as Saudi Roundup Rattles Markets

Oil prices have climbed by $15 from their nadir this year to breach $57 a barrel on Monday, spurred by a cascade of events that began with widespread arrests among Saudi Arabia’s elite.
Was Modi's Grand Cash Ban a Big Waste of Time?

Was Modi's Grand Cash Ban a Big Waste of Time?

Corruption, black money, terrorism, fake currency -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi resolved to eliminate all in one stroke when he announced India’s biggest-ever cash ban on Nov. 8 last year.
Manafort Claims Worth of $28 Million But Mueller Has His Doubts

Manafort Claims Worth of $28 Million But Mueller Has His Doubts

Paul Manafort, the indicted former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, says he’s worth $28 million. But prosecutors have their doubts and aren’t convinced about the value of his Trump Tower
House Tax Chief Plans to ‘Simplify’ Rules on Partnerships, LLCs

House Tax Chief Plans to ‘Simplify’ Rules on Partnerships, LLCs

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said Sunday he anticipates changes in the Republican tax bill that would “simplify” rules surrounding a proposed 25 percent tax rate for partnerships, limited
Ross Says He’ll ‘Probably’ Sell Stake in Putin-Linked Company

Ross Says He’ll ‘Probably’ Sell Stake in Putin-Linked Company

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faces questions about his financial disclosures to Congress and the government after a report that he has business ties to the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir
May to Say Brexit Transition Phase ‘Crucial’ for U.K. Business

May to Say Brexit Transition Phase ‘Crucial’ for U.K. Business

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will tell one of the nation’s biggest business groups that she backs a Brexit transition period to give companies more certainty, while urging executives to be more
House Tax Proposal Seen Hiking Bills on Some Lower Earners Long Term

House Tax Proposal Seen Hiking Bills on Some Lower Earners Long Term

Congressional Republicans scrambled on Sunday to respond to economic studies that suggest the House’s tax-overhaul bill would benefit the highest earners most in the long run and would fail to pay for

Berlusconi Coalition Seen Taking Sicily Before 2018 Election

A coalition backed by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appeared headed for a narrow victory in Sunday’s regional vote in Sicily, defeating a populist challenge ahead of next year’s
After ‘Paradise Papers,’ Democrats Call on GOP to Slow Down Tax Bill

After ‘Paradise Papers,’ Democrats Call on GOP to Slow Down Tax Bill

House Republicans should slow down their consideration of a tax-overhaul bill after investigative reports Sunday alleged offshore tax-avoidance by U.S. multinational companies including Apple Inc. and
Weakened Trump Looks to the ‘King of China’ to Give Him a Boost

Weakened Trump Looks to the ‘King of China’ to Give Him a Boost

Shortly after Donald Trump’s surprise election win, Barack Obama gave some advice to President Xi Jinping in the final minutes of their last meeting as leaders of the world’s biggest economies.
26 Killed in Church Attack in Texas' Deadliest Mass Shooting

26 Killed in Church Attack in Texas' Deadliest Mass Shooting

Sutherland Springs, Texas (AP) -- A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people
Crackdown on Billionaires and Other Top Officials Shakes Up Saudi Arabia

Crackdown on Billionaires and Other Top Officials Shakes Up Saudi Arabia

Even by the standards of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose meteoric ascent has put him on the cusp of the Saudi throne at the age of 32, the Saturday night crackdown was stunning.
Congo Plans to Hold Presidential Elections in December 2018

Congo Plans to Hold Presidential Elections in December 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo will hold delayed presidential elections on Dec. 23, 2018, the electoral commission said, a year later than opponents of President Joseph Kabila have demanded.
Hezbollah Chief Says Saudi Arabia Behind Lebanon PM Resignation

Hezbollah Chief Says Saudi Arabia Behind Lebanon PM Resignation

The chief of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group said Saudi Arabia was behind Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s abrupt resignation, adding that the reasons he gave for stepping down did not align with
Catalan Saga Takes New Twist as Puigdemont Turns Himself In

Catalan Saga Takes New Twist as Puigdemont Turns Himself In

Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont turned himself in voluntarily to Belgian police on Sunday in a fresh twist that brings to 15 the number of political figures who are being detained and could

What Saudi-Watchers Are Saying About the Prince's Corruption Crackdown

Saudi Arabia arrested dozens of princes, officials and businessmen in a sweeping anti-corruption crackdown seen to be clearing the way for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s accession to the throne.