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Trump team girds for battle from both sides on tax plan

But because they did not provide details, it's hard to know how those rules would apply to the Trump companies. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin contended Wednesday that a corporate income tax cut, a tax incentive for repatriating profits earned overseas and a new policy of not taxing foreign earnings taxed elsewhere could boost USA real economic growth to 3 percent a year.



Canada to Trump: 'We're going to play hard'

He adds that the industry had been anticipating the tariff, and had taken steps to ensure that lumber costs remain minimal. First things first, though, Jen Skerritt published an informative Q&A on what the two countries are fighting about.


German minister says Israel's Netanyahu called off planned meeting

German minister says Israel's Netanyahu called off planned meeting

An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a meeting with the visiting German foreign minister over the latter's plans to sit down with Israeli rights groups. Gabriel told Germany's ZDF television he heard about that from Israeli media. Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza in the 1967 Middle East War and has controlled the two regions ever since, despite global criticisms.


United Kingdom committed to 'deep and special European Union partnership'

United Kingdom committed to 'deep and special European Union partnership'

YouGov found some 43% favour a so-called " hard Brexit" where Britain leaves the EU completely, while 36% backed a "soft Brexit" where Britain remains inside the European single market and retains open-borders EU immigration. She is seeking to bolster her majority in parliament ahead of potentially disruptive European Union divorce talks and has gambled that the low level of support for the Labour Party under left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn gives her a good chance to achieve that.


Is Le Pen's nationalist vision risky for all of Europe?

Is Le Pen's nationalist vision risky for all of Europe?

President Hollande said the far right would threaten the break-up of Europe, "profoundly divide France" and "faced with such a risk, I will vote for Emmanuel Macron ". Marine Le Pen expelled him from the party in 2015, though as the party's founder he remains a well-known figure and represents a body of opinion in the party.