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Silicon Valley Skewered by Democrats for a Slow Russia Response

Silicon Valley Skewered by Democrats for a Slow Russia Response

The companies got a rocky start to what was likely to be a very long day before the Senate and House Intelligence committees.
Greece Is Planning a EU30 Billion Debt-Swap Exercise

Greece Is Planning a EU30 Billion Debt-Swap Exercise

The Greek government is planning an unprecedented debt swap worth 29.7 billion euros ($34.5 billion) aimed at boosting the liquidity of its paper and easing the sale of new bonds in the future.
Century-Old Letter Stirs Palestinian Anger Over U.K. Commemoration of Balfour

Century-Old Letter Stirs Palestinian Anger Over U.K. Commemoration of Balfour

A century-old letter is triggering Palestinian protests that aim to disrupt Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to London this week.
Putin in Iran Rallies Opposition to Trump Threat on Nuclear Deal

Putin in Iran Rallies Opposition to Trump Threat on Nuclear Deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the international community to rally in support of the Iranian nuclear accord after talks with leaders of the Islamic Republic, following U.S. President Donald

House Republicans Delay Release of Tax Bill Amid Late Disputes

The House Ways and Means Committee postponed its planned release of a tax bill by one day, moving the release to Thursday amid unresolved questions about the timing of a corporate tax rate cut and
200 Died in North Korea Nuclear Test Site Accident: Reports

200 Died in North Korea Nuclear Test Site Accident: Reports

About 200 people may have died when tunnels collapsed at a North Korean nuclear test site in October, TV Asahi reported, citing unidentified people familiar with North Korean matters.
House Panel to Interview Russian Who Was at Trump Tower Meeting

House Panel to Interview Russian Who Was at Trump Tower Meeting

The House Intelligence Committee is scheduled Thursday to interview Ike Kaveladze, a Russian-born California businessman who attended a controversial meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 between Donald

U.K.'s Green Denies Inappropriate Sexual Advances Toward Writer

Prime Minister Theresa May’s closest cabinet ally has been drawn into the furor over allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment at the top of British politics.
Manafort Gave Banks Wildly Varying Estimates of His Wealth

Manafort Gave Banks Wildly Varying Estimates of His Wealth

When Paul Manafort wanted to borrow money in the past five years he gave lenders wildly varying estimates of his wealth, ranging from $19 million to $136 million, according to Special Counsel Robert
New York City Terror Attack With Truck Kills 8; Suspect Held

New York City Terror Attack With Truck Kills 8; Suspect Held

A suspected terrorist plowed a truck down a bicycle path in lower Manhattan blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, killing eight and seriously wounding several more before an officer shot and
Papadopoulos Claimed Trump Campaign Approved Russia Meeting

Papadopoulos Claimed Trump Campaign Approved Russia Meeting

Former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos made a significant claim in an email: Top Trump campaign officials agreed to a pre-election meeting with representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Corbyn’s Plan to Get May’s Tories to Give Up 58 Brexit Secrets

The main U.K. opposition party wants to deploy a parliamentary tool hardly used since the 19th century to get Theresa May’s Conservatives to spill Brexit secrets.
The Fence Driving a Wedge Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

The Fence Driving a Wedge Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

On the upper deck of the Hamza Fort border check-point in Pakistan’s South Waziristan, Major General Nauman Zakaria points to a 12-foot high fence just yards away -- the latest initiative the military
Trump’s Lawyer Ty Cobb Says Mueller's First Big Moves Won't Change His Strategy

Trump’s Lawyer Ty Cobb Says Mueller's First Big Moves Won't Change His Strategy

Donald Trump’s lawyer said Tuesday that his legal strategy remains unchanged in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s moves to indict the president’s former campaign manager and secure a plea
Trump Says He’s Ordering Tougher Vetting After New York Attack

Trump Says He’s Ordering Tougher Vetting After New York Attack

President Donald Trump ordered the Department of Homeland Security to bolster the vetting of immigrants coming into the U.S. after an Uzbek man allegedly drove a truck down a bike path in New York,
House Tax Writers Are Planning to Keep Top Individual Rate at 39.6%

House Tax Writers Are Planning to Keep Top Individual Rate at 39.6%

House Republican tax writers are planning to keep the top individual income tax rate at 39.6 percent, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
Do Indictments Signal Mueller Road Map?

Do Indictments Signal Mueller Road Map?

Bloomberg's David Voreacos discusses the first indictments in Robert Mueller's Russia probe with Shery Ahn and David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Sanders Says Mueller Probe Will Wrap Up Soon

Sanders Says Mueller Probe Will Wrap Up Soon

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responds to questions on tax reform and the Mueller investigation during a briefing on Tuesday. (Source: Bloomberg)
Big Media Makes Late Push to Kill Advertising Levy in Tax Bill

Big Media Makes Late Push to Kill Advertising Levy in Tax Bill

The last thing big media companies want is a change in the tax code that would make advertising more expensive for clients like McDonald’s and Wal-Mart.
Russian Company Tied to Trump Tower Chat May Stiff U.S.

Russian Company Tied to Trump Tower Chat May Stiff U.S.

A Russian-controlled firm is balking at paying a $5.9 million settlement to the U.S. that let it avoid a trial which threatened to expose an intricate international money-laundering scheme.