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Mueller Distorted Fraud Case, Manafort Lawyer Says: Trial Update

Mueller Distorted Fraud Case, Manafort Lawyer Says: Trial Update

Jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud trial are hearing closing arguments summarizing the dramatic testimony over the last two weeks. Witnesses said he made $60 million as a political consultant in
Nigerian Senate Head Says He's Mulling Running for President

Nigerian Senate Head Says He's Mulling Running for President

Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari when Africa’s top oil producer holds elections in February.
Manafort Virginia Fraud Trial: Day-by-Day Recap at a Glance

Manafort Virginia Fraud Trial: Day-by-Day Recap at a Glance

Jurors have left for the weekend, set to resume deliberating Monday over whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors or Manafort’s defense were the most persuasive.
Erdogan Cast Aside as Trump Favors Other Middle East Strongmen

Erdogan Cast Aside as Trump Favors Other Middle East Strongmen

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could be forgiven for wondering why he alone among traditional allies in the Middle East has been singled out for U.S. sanctions on human-rights grounds.
A Climate Change Wake-Up Call From Germany

A Climate Change Wake-Up Call From Germany

Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.It’s sinking in that Germany’s 500
Traders Hedging for More Losses in World's Worst Stock Market

Traders Hedging for More Losses in World's Worst Stock Market

Turkish shares are already the world’s worst performers this year. Options traders are bracing for more losses.
U.K. Could Drop Train-Fare Link to Highest Measure of Inflation

U.K. Could Drop Train-Fare Link to Highest Measure of Inflation

Britain is looking at dropping the link between rail fares and the highest measure of inflation in a move aimed at staving off criticism surrounding annual hikes in ticket prices.
Hunt Says EU Nations Realize No-Deal Brexit Would Be Mistake

Hunt Says EU Nations Realize No-Deal Brexit Would Be Mistake

U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he’s worried that talks with the European Union may not yield a deal on Brexit, but that more EU nations are now realizing how much of a “mistake” that would
U.K. Inflation Rate Accelerates on Fuel, Transport, Games

U.K. Inflation Rate Accelerates on Fuel, Transport, Games

U.K. inflation accelerated for the first in eight months in July, boosted by the cost of auto fuel, transport tickets and computer games.
Italy Says Highway Managers Must Go After Bridge Collapse

Italy Says Highway Managers Must Go After Bridge Collapse

The Italian government called on managers at Atlantia Spa’s highway-operator unit to resign following the collapse of a bridge in the northern city of Genoa that killed at least 37 people.
Harvey Levin Is Casting the TMZ Primary

Harvey Levin Is Casting the TMZ Primary

The man who reinvented gossip has set out to find the next celebrity president—and keep his brand relevant.
Why Two Years of Historic Wildfires Haven’t Made Southern California Safer

Why Two Years of Historic Wildfires Haven’t Made Southern California Safer

The state will keep burning unless it rethinks building in fire country.
Mueller Probe Seen Pushing Past Trump-Demanded September 1 Deadline

Mueller Probe Seen Pushing Past Trump-Demanded September 1 Deadline

Special Counsel Robert Mueller doesn’t have to shut down his Russia investigation in the weeks before November’s congressional elections despite claims by President Donald Trump’s lawyers that he
Trump's Amazon-Bashing Tweets Steer Clear of Pentagon Cloud Bid

Trump's Amazon-Bashing Tweets Steer Clear of Pentagon Cloud Bid

Donald Trump often tweets about the many ways he dislikes Amazon.com Inc. and its founder Jeff Bezos -- from the president’s contention that the online merchant has a sweetheart deal with the Postal
Jewels, a Yacht and Old Cars: Brazil Sees Candidates Assets

Jewels, a Yacht and Old Cars: Brazil Sees Candidates Assets

From the candidate whose sole asset consists of a 2009 silver Chevy hatchback to a multi-millionaire yacht owner, Brazil’s presidential race offers a snapshot of the country’s social divisions.
Russian Trolls Amped Up Tweets for Pro-Trump Website's Content

Russian Trolls Amped Up Tweets for Pro-Trump Website's Content

Russia’s social-media trolling operation began stepping up its Twitter presence to new heights in late July 2017 -- more than eight months after sowing discord and disinformation in the 2016
British Police: Crash Suspect Is Briton of Sudanese Origin

British Police: Crash Suspect Is Briton of Sudanese Origin

British authorities said they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the
Oil Major and Miner Ethics Scrutinized by Methodist Investors

Oil Major and Miner Ethics Scrutinized by Methodist Investors

Divestment may be too blunt an instrument to encourage the world’s biggest oil and mining companies to behave ethically: the Methodist Church is prepared to back those committed to mending their ways.
Germany’s Infrastructure Skids Into Crisis on Merkel’s Autobahn

Germany’s Infrastructure Skids Into Crisis on Merkel’s Autobahn

In Langsdorf, a tiny 200-person village about 25 miles from Germany’s Baltic coast, the only thing separating residents from the local tavern Zur Kastanie is a narrow strip of pavement. The normally
Zimbabwe Ruling Party Challenges Opposition Election-Result Suit

Zimbabwe Ruling Party Challenges Opposition Election-Result Suit

Zimbabwe’s ruling party asked the Constitutional Court to reject an opposition petition to overturn last month’s election result.