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Djibouti Needed Help, China Had Money, and Now the U.S. and France Are Worried

Djibouti Needed Help, China Had Money, and Now the U.S. and France Are Worried

The African nation is tiny, poor, strategically located—and deeply in debt to Beijing.
Pity for Draghi Mounts in Despair at Europe's Growth Inertia

Pity for Draghi Mounts in Despair at Europe's Growth Inertia

Economists gathered at an epicenter of Europe’s slowdown said there’s increasing urgency for political action to foster growth and shift the burden from the region’s monetary officials.
Maldives Votes in Crucial Ballot to Elect New Parliament

Maldives Votes in Crucial Ballot to Elect New Parliament

Voting began in the Maldives in a crucial parliamentary election on Saturday many hope would help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih to overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to
Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Sue to Void Trump's New Permit

Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Sue to Void Trump's New Permit

Conservation groups urged a Montana federal court to toss out the new permit that President Donald Trump issued last month in an effort to skirt environmental laws and restart TransCanada Corp.’s
Thai Military Aims Crosshairs on Young Party Taking on Junta

Thai Military Aims Crosshairs on Young Party Taking on Junta

Thailand’s military establishment is intensifying attacks on a young political party that surged in March’s general election and whose 40-year-old leader is the newest symbol of opposition to the
Avenatti, in Tweet, Claims Nike Exec Bribed High School Players

Avenatti, in Tweet, Claims Nike Exec Bribed High School Players

California lawyer Michael Avenatti on Friday made renewed allegations against Nike, 10 days after being charged for trying to extort millions of dollars from the company.
Trump’s Border Threats Snarl Truck Traffic

Trump’s Border Threats Snarl Truck Traffic

It’s become a complete mess for trucks hauling goods from Mexico to the U.S., snarling transport at some of the busiest border crossings in the world.
House Democrats Sue to Block Spending on Trump's Border Wall

House Democrats Sue to Block Spending on Trump's Border Wall

The Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives sued to block President Donald Trump from tapping as much as $8.1 billion for the start of construction of a wall along the nation’s southern border,
Argentina Gets $10.8 Billion From IMF as Peso Hits Record Low

Argentina Gets $10.8 Billion From IMF as Peso Hits Record Low

Government plans to use credit to cover budget, stabilize peso
Trump Says U.S. Is ‘Full’ and Can’t Accommodate More Migrants

Trump Says U.S. Is ‘Full’ and Can’t Accommodate More Migrants

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “full,” and can’t accommodate any more migrants from Latin America, capping a week of heated threats against Mexico over undocumented migration and the flow of
May's Bid to Break Brexit Impasse Stalls as Labour Disappointed

May's Bid to Break Brexit Impasse Stalls as Labour Disappointed

Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempt to break the deadlock over Brexit stalled after the opposition Labour Party said she hasn’t offered “real change” to her policy. The pound fell.
Ecuador to Expel Assange Within ‘Hours to Days,’ WikiLeaks Says

Ecuador to Expel Assange Within ‘Hours to Days,’ WikiLeaks Says

Ecuador plans to expel WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy and has an agreement in place with the U.K. for his arrest, WikiLeaks said citing a source within the Ecuadorian
Kudlow Sees No Letup in China Talks as Both Sides Cite Progress

Kudlow Sees No Letup in China Talks as Both Sides Cite Progress

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said the U.S. and China will continue intense discussions to reach a trade deal as both sides tout progress at the negotiating table.
Fact Check: No Link Between Wind Farms and Cancer Like Trump Claimed

Fact Check: No Link Between Wind Farms and Cancer Like Trump Claimed

“The American Cancer Society is unaware of any credible evidence linking the noise from windmills to cancer.”
Brexit Bulletin: Truth or Trap?

Brexit Bulletin: Truth or Trap?

Today in Brexit: Something had to give, and now we know what it is: Theresa May’s resolve.
May Asks for Labour’s Help on Brexit

May Asks for Labour’s Help on Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May is turning to the Labour opposition in a last-ditch attempt to find a Brexit deal acceptable to parliament. Corbyn welcomed the move and said he would be very happy to meet
Which Defense Companies Benefit From Higher NATO Spending?

Which Defense Companies Benefit From Higher NATO Spending?

The U.S. accounts for 70 percent of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's military expenditure. While other nations in the 29-member alliance have pledged to increase spending, Bloomberg's Emma
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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister on Trial for 1MDB-Linked Charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister on Trial for 1MDB-Linked Charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak faces the first of what is expected to be many trials over charges linked to 1MDB. Bloomberg’s Sophie Kamaruddin reports on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”
Brussels Edition: French Disconnection

Brussels Edition: French Disconnection

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