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Saving America from Trump’s tax reform

Saving America from Trump’s tax reform

US President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans had an opportunity – and a responsibility – to reform the US tax code to address three major economic challenges: slowing growth, rising inequality, and a looming fiscal crisis.

Saudi-led coalition intensifies air strikes after Saleh's death

Saudi-led coalition intensifies air strikes after Saleh's death

Saudi Arabia and its allies struck a day after Saleh's son vowed to lead a campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthis.

This $5bn startup made its first cancer vaccine — for just one person

This $5bn startup made its first cancer vaccine — for just one person

For Moderna Therapeutics, the road to a cancer breakthrough begins on the back of a FedEx truck.

Darb Al Saai gets ready for National Day festivities

Darb Al Saai gets ready for National Day festivities

Qatar National Day celebrations will start on December 9 at Darb Al Saai and will continue for 10 days.

Spanish PM urges return of ‘democratic’ Catalonia

Spanish PM urges return of ‘democratic’ Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said yesterday that he wanted to return to a “democratic and free” Catalonia as he aimed to rally support for a unified Spain on his first visit to the turbulent region since it declared independence.

Short on boots and backing, Sahel force faces uphill battle

Short on boots and backing, Sahel force faces uphill battle

Snipers from a new West African force lie prone on a rooftop in central Mali, scanning the horizon for militants who have infiltrated this sparsely populated region south of the Sahara and made it a launchpad for deadly attacks.

Ousted Catalan leader calls for united front for independence

Ousted Catalan leader calls for united front for independence

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called on Saturday for a united political front in the Dec. 21 election to continue the drive for independence from Spain and to protest against the imprisonment of former members of the regional government.

Yankees still can’t solve Keuchel in loss to Astros

Yankees still can’t solve Keuchel in loss to Astros

It was a return to the bad old days of the 2015 American League wild-card game. Or, really, just about any other time the Yankees have faced Houston’s Dallas Keuchel.

More hawkish Fed’s stance gives BoJ chief a push for time being

More hawkish Fed’s stance gives BoJ chief a push for time being

The Federal Reserve has made Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s job a bit easier by confirming it’s about to start paring its balance sheet and push ahead with interest rate hikes. But the Fed could complicate matters for the BoJ before too long.

US-backed force makes sweeping advance in east Syria

US-backed force makes sweeping advance in east Syria

US-backed fighters made a sweeping advance against jihadists on Sunday in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, capturing territory just kilometres from the provincial capital, a monitor said.

Transport Minister meets visiting dignitaries

Transport Minister meets visiting dignitaries

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti met with Ramin Guluzade, (left), Azerbaijan Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies and Moulay Hafid Elalamy, (right), Moroccan Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy.

IEX plans to nab listings from rivals by charging cheaper, simpler fees

IEX plans to nab listings from rivals by charging cheaper, simpler fees

A year after disrupting the US stock market with a new approach to handling trades, upstart stock exchange operator IEX Group is planning to nab listings from rivals by charging simpler, cheaper fees, Sara Furber, IEX’s head of listings, said in a recent interview.