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Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit

Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit

Published 20/08/2017

Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit. [more…]

Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

Published 19/08/2017

Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump "in no way, shape or form" equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters. [more…]

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

Published 14/08/2017

With U.S. Congress members focused during their August recess on finding ways to lower the corporate tax rate, industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax. [more…]

Police raid office of Samsung family homes over decorating expenses

Police raid office of Samsung family homes over decorating expenses

Published 07/08/2017

South Korean police on Monday raided a management office for residences of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee and his family over alleged misappropriation of company funds used to pay for interior renovations, they said. [more…]

Merkel may win election, but lose her finance minister

Merkel may win election, but lose her finance minister

Published 21/07/2017

German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party CDU Angela Merkel and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) attend the CDU party convention in Essen, Germany, December 7, 2016.

Wolfgang Schaeuble has won his parliamentary seat a dozen times, survived an attempt on his life and guided Angela Merkel through the euro zone crisis. Now, the German chancellor may have to sacrifice him to secure a coalition deal.

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Senate delays healthcare vote as McCain recovers from surgery

Senate delays healthcare vote as McCain recovers from surgery

Published 17/07/2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at a Harden County Republican party fundraiser in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, U.S., June 30, 2017.

The U.S. Senate will delay its consideration of healthcare legislation while Arizona Republican Senator John McCain recuperates from surgery, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday.

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Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

Published 16/07/2017

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to reporters as she leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus to unveiling of Senate Republicans' revamped proposal to replace Obamacare health care legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. July 13, 2017.

Eight to 10 Republican U.S. senators have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to roll back Obamacare, moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, who opposes the bill, said on Sunday.

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U.S. health insurers want Cruz proposal dropped from Senate bill

U.S. health insurers want Cruz proposal dropped from Senate bill

Published 15/07/2017

Two major U.S. health insurance groups on Friday called on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to drop from a healthcare bill a provision proposed by Senator Ted Cruz that allows insurers to offer stripped-down, low-cost healthcare plans.

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Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges

Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges

Published 15/07/2017

Earl Simmons, also known as the rapper DMX, exits the U.S. Federal Court in Manhattan following his presentment on income tax evasion charges in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017.

Rap artist and Hollywood actor DMX pleaded not guilty on Friday to federal charges that he concealed income from the government for years to avoid paying $1.7 million in taxes.

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Defense, euro zone center stage for Franco-German alliance as Brexit looms

Defense, euro zone center stage for Franco-German alliance as Brexit looms

Published 13/07/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron (R Rear) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L Rear), stand as from L-R, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, European Commission Vice-President and EU Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and German Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office Michael Roth sign documents during the launch of the “Alliance for Sahel” at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 13, 2017.

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