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UN Says Tens of Thousands Flee Extremists Attacks in Nigeria

UN Says Tens of Thousands Flee Extremists Attacks in Nigeria

The United Nations expressed “grave concern” about an upsurge of violence in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, which has been ravaged by Islamist group Boko Haram’s insurgency.
Democrats Willing to Add Border Security Funds: Shutdown Update

Democrats Willing to Add Border Security Funds: Shutdown Update

The partial U.S. government shutdown is in its 19th day, and President Donald Trump is scheduled to join Senate Republicans at a private lunch before meeting later at the White House with
Mnuchin to Brief Democrats on Easing Deripaska-Linked Sanctions

Mnuchin to Brief Democrats on Easing Deripaska-Linked Sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will brief key House Democrats Thursday on plans to end sanctions against three companies tied to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
Trump Threatens to Halt Disaster Aid to California Fire Victims

Trump Threatens to Halt Disaster Aid to California Fire Victims

President Donald Trump threatened to halt federal disaster assistance to victims of California wildfires unless that state changes its forest management practices, though much of the state’s forests

Mozambique Ex-Minister Facing Extradition to U.S. Gets Own Cell

Former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang, accused of accepting bribes in a $2 billion debt scandal, will be moved to his own prison cell in South Africa after his lawyer complained he had to
Orban’s New Dilemma: a Belle-Epoque Eatery's Almost-Free Lunch

Orban’s New Dilemma: a Belle-Epoque Eatery's Almost-Free Lunch

A restaurant founded during the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is engulfed in a dispute over Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s governing style, which protesters have taken to the streets
Sen. Perdue Sees Cooler Heads Prevailing on Border Security

Sen. Perdue Sees Cooler Heads Prevailing on Border Security

Senator David Perdue, a Republican from Georgia, discusses the standoff over border security, the partial government shutdown, the Federal Reserve's rate path, and U.S. debt. He speaks with
Fears Are Growing About the EU’s Presidency Host

Fears Are Growing About the EU’s Presidency Host

The European Union presidency is bringing some unwanted attention for its current host.
U.S.-China Trade Deal Likely Months Away Says Horizon Investment's Valliere

U.S.-China Trade Deal Likely Months Away Says Horizon Investment's Valliere

Greg Valliere, Horizon Investments chief global strategist, discusses the U.S. government shutdown and trade talks with China. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
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.