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The EU Is Taking an Important Step Toward a New U.S. Trade Deal

The EU Is Taking an Important Step Toward a New U.S. Trade Deal

The European Union’s executive arm is preparing to ask the bloc’s governments for the green light to start negotiations with the U.S. on a free-trade deal, highlighting hopes of keeping at bay the
Trump Still Considering Emergency Declaration, White House Says

Trump Still Considering Emergency Declaration, White House Says

President Donald Trump’s administration is still considering declaring a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border as a government shutdown over his proposed wall stretches on, White House Press
Rosenstein Ready to Leave Once Attorney General Confirmed, Source Says

Rosenstein Ready to Leave Once Attorney General Confirmed, Source Says

Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, is expected to leave the Justice Department after a new attorney general
Trump Needs Better Understanding of How Border Works, Rep. Cuellar Says

Trump Needs Better Understanding of How Border Works, Rep. Cuellar Says

Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, discusses border security needs and potential solutions in response to President Donald Trump's push for a border wall. He speaks on "Bloomberg
China Announces $29 Billion Annual Tax Cut for Small Companies

China Announces $29 Billion Annual Tax Cut for Small Companies

China will reduce the tax burden for small and micro-sized companies by 200 billion yuan ($29 billion) per year for the next three years, the latest government move to aid smaller corporates that are
Economic Pain Builds Pressure for Trade Deal

Economic Pain Builds Pressure for Trade Deal

The outlook for a U.S.-China trade deal suddenly appears much better, though not necessarily due to any breakthrough in talks that wrapped up today in Beijing.
An Embattled Bashir Dances as Sudanese Rage Over Prices

An Embattled Bashir Dances as Sudanese Rage Over Prices

Sudan’s embattled long-time president Omar al-Bashir danced a jig on stage and told thousands of supporters that elections are the only way out of the current crisis, as he looked to reverse a tide of
Pompeo Seeks to Soothe Strains With Surprise Visit to Iraq

Pompeo Seeks to Soothe Strains With Surprise Visit to Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Baghdad on Wednesday, an effort that appeared aimed partly at patching up relations strained during President Donald Trump’s surprise
Even If U.S. Reaches Trade Agreement With China, Can it Last?

Even If U.S. Reaches Trade Agreement With China, Can it Last?

Peter Trubowitz, professor of international relations at the London School of Economics, discusses U.S.-China trade negotiations and the standoff over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall.
PBOC to Start New Medium-Term Lending Tool in January, Yi Says

PBOC to Start New Medium-Term Lending Tool in January, Yi Says

The Chinese central bank will start lending money to banks under a new policy instrument in late January, the governor announced in an interview, promising that China will avoid both massive stimulus
U.K. Productivity Puzzle Continues With Smallest Rise Since 2016

U.K. Productivity Puzzle Continues With Smallest Rise Since 2016

U.K. productivity rose at the slowest pace in two years between July and September, disappointing news for policy makers seeking to tackle a decade of stagnation.
Hong Kong Moves to Make Disrespecting Chinese Anthem a Crime

Hong Kong Moves to Make Disrespecting Chinese Anthem a Crime

Hong Kong unveiled legislation to make disrespecting China’s national anthem a crime -- from internet posts to sporting events -- fueling concern about free speech in the former British colony.
Japan Summons South Korean Envoy Over Forced Labor Lawsuits

Japan Summons South Korean Envoy Over Forced Labor Lawsuits

Japan’s Foreign Ministry summoned the South Korean ambassador to seek talks in an escalating standoff over forced labor claims that it has said risks undermining the legal basis for relations between
May Loses Again as Parliament Dictates Timetable: Brexit Update

May Loses Again as Parliament Dictates Timetable: Brexit Update

Theresa May was defeated for the second time in two days on her Brexit legislation, as lawmakers voted to take control of the timetable for what happens if Parliament rejects her divorce agreement
U.S. Says China Willing to Buy More American as Trade Talks End

U.S. Says China Willing to Buy More American as Trade Talks End

The Trump administration wrapped up the latest round of trade talks in Beijing, noting a commitment by China to buy more U.S. agricultural goods, energy and manufactured items.
Italy Recruits to Fight the EU. Just Don’t Mention Putin

Italy Recruits to Fight the EU. Just Don’t Mention Putin

Deputy Prime Minister Salvini traveled to Poland as part his party’s recruitment drive before European elections.
Balkan Nation Closes In on Key Vote to Open EU, NATO Doors

Balkan Nation Closes In on Key Vote to Open EU, NATO Doors

The Republic of Macedonia will try to clear the biggest hurdle to joining NATO and the European Union this month with a decisive vote to change its name that will either open the path to membership or
Trump’s Prime-Time Pitch on Wall Fails to Break Shutdown Impasse

Trump’s Prime-Time Pitch on Wall Fails to Break Shutdown Impasse

Donald Trump summoned the nation’s attention to the Oval Office on Tuesday for a prime time pronouncement on the border wall standoff at the center of the government shutdown. Then, he offered nothing
China’s Secret Children Step Out of the Shadows

China’s Secret Children Step Out of the Shadows

Survivors of the one-child policy recall forced adoptions and derailed careers.
Italian Finance Chief Resists Populists' Goal to Seize Carige

Italian Finance Chief Resists Populists' Goal to Seize Carige

Italy’s populist leaders clashed with Finance Minister Giovanni Tria over the fate of struggling Banca Carige SpA, with both deputy premiers saying the government should nationalize it.