What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

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The tax bill expected to pass Congress this week could shrink the U.S. trade deficit by curbing the incentive for multinationals to shift profits abroad.

Middle-class households would get $61 billion in tax cuts in 2019 under the Republican tax plan.

An Amtrak train carrying 77 passengers along a new route derailed south of Seattle, killing three people and injuring dozens.

Kaspersky filed suit against the U.S., demanding that it rescind a ban on the Russian firm's software in government computers.

Trump stressed his economic and trade policies as he unveiled his new national security strategy.

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Hondurans protested after the OAS said it couldn't validate results from last month's presidential vote.

The U.S. vetoed a U.N. resolution calling on the Trump administration to rescind its move declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital.

South Korea said it scrambled warplanes after five Chinese jets flew into airspace claimed by Seoul.

A GOP proposal to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition for older students.

The ANC chose one of South Africa's richest black men as party leader, in a rejection of Zuma's legacy.

India's ruling party won a regional election in a surprisingly tough victory.

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December 19, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)