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Rightwinger Picks Brazil Army General as VP, Others Choose Women

Rightwinger Picks Brazil Army General as VP, Others Choose Women

Brazil’s right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro chose an Army general as his running mate, while his direct competitors targeted female and rural voters by choosing women with strong ties to
‘No-Deal’ Brexit Is Now More Likely Than Not, U.K.'s Fox Says

‘No-Deal’ Brexit Is Now More Likely Than Not, U.K.'s Fox Says

Prime Minister Theresa May’s ministers are ratcheting up warnings that Brexit talks risk ending in failure, with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on Sunday predicting a messy split from the
How Zimbabwe's First Election After Mugabe Went Wrong

How Zimbabwe's First Election After Mugabe Went Wrong

Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections were meant to be a new beginning for a nation driven to its knees during two decades of misrule by the autocratic Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took
In Olive-Trade Fight With Trump, EU Braces for Farm-Subsidy Test

In Olive-Trade Fight With Trump, EU Braces for Farm-Subsidy Test

Forget banana peels. Europe is at risk of slipping on olives.
Waning Support in Nigeria's North Poses Vote Risk for Buhari

Waning Support in Nigeria's North Poses Vote Risk for Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid is facing a growing challenge as members of his party defect to the opposition and support diminishes in a key region that’s stood by him
Uproar Over Israel's Definition of Itself Crosses Ethnic Lines

Uproar Over Israel's Definition of Itself Crosses Ethnic Lines

It’s taken a backlash by Israel’s staunchest Arab supporters to spark one of the biggest outpourings of discontent with the Netanyahu government in years.
South Sudan Rivals Sign Deal Seeking to End Five-Year War

South Sudan Rivals Sign Deal Seeking to End Five-Year War

South Sudan’s warring parties signed a peace deal granting rebels key positions in a transitional government, the latest bid to end an almost five-year conflict that’s claimed tens of thousands of
Italy Builds Defenses Against Speculators Amid Budget Talks

Italy Builds Defenses Against Speculators Amid Budget Talks

Matteo Salvini’s message: investors are welcome in Italy but speculators better take a hike.
Powerful Earthquake Kills Scores in Indonesia’s Lombok

Powerful Earthquake Kills Scores in Indonesia’s Lombok

Mataram, Indonesia (AP) -- A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still
Putin's Waning Clout in European Backyard Exposed by Greek Spat

Putin's Waning Clout in European Backyard Exposed by Greek Spat

When Greece, traditionally among Russia’s closest friends in Europe, expelled two Russian diplomats last month for trying to wreck a deal with the neighboring Republic of Macedonia, it exposed
Trump Not Clear on What He's Looking for From China, Says Orient Capital

Trump Not Clear on What He's Looking for From China, Says Orient Capital

Andrew Collier, managing director at Orient Capital Research, discusses the escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China and where he thinks trade is heading. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets:
We May Have Reached Peak Xi Jinping, Says Lowy Institute's McGregor

We May Have Reached Peak Xi Jinping, Says Lowy Institute's McGregor

Richard McGregor, senior fellow at Lowy Institute, discusses the escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China and where he thinks they are headed. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
Ross Signals More Tariff Pain Ahead in China Trade Battle

Ross Signals More Tariff Pain Ahead in China Trade Battle

The Trump administration seems to be in no hurry to back down in the trade dispute with China as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross signals more pain ahead unless Beijing changes its trade behavior as
May Meets Macron as She Charts an 11-Week Path to a Brexit Deal

May Meets Macron as She Charts an 11-Week Path to a Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May meets French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday as part of a diplomatic drive to win European leaders over to her Brexit vision. With just 11 weeks until a divorce accord
Immigrants in Texas Detention Center Mount Hunger Strike, Advocates Say

Immigrants in Texas Detention Center Mount Hunger Strike, Advocates Say

Immigrant fathers formerly separated from their sons are on a hunger strike at a Texas detention center, advocates said, apparently to seek release from government custody and authorization to remain
Mali's President, Ex-Finance Minister to Contest Runoff Vote

Mali's President, Ex-Finance Minister to Contest Runoff Vote

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and a former finance minister will contest a runoff vote in the country’s presidential elections after no candidate secured a majority in the first round.
Mnangagwa Is Elected Zimbabwean President After Deadly Protests

Mnangagwa Is Elected Zimbabwean President After Deadly Protests

Emmerson Mnangagwa won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, a victory for the ruling Zanu-PF party overshadowed by deadly protests, opposition allegations of rigging and criticism by observers that the
Supreme Court Rebels Against Polish Crackdown in Judiciary

Supreme Court Rebels Against Polish Crackdown in Judiciary

The battle for control over Poland’s judiciary intensified as the Supreme Court ruled to suspend a law that would force out two-fifths of its justices and asked the European Union’s top tribunal to

Friends Say Suspect in Bush's Doctor's Killing Was a Mystery

Houston (AP) -- Friends and neighbors of a Houston man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush's doctors said that much of the suspect's life was a mystery to them, describing him
Bolsonaro Likely Running Mate Is Brazilian Royal or General

Bolsonaro Likely Running Mate Is Brazilian Royal or General

Brazil’s leading right-wing candidate for the presidency will likely pick a member of Brazil’s former royal family or a general as his running mate, according to son and fellow lawmaker, Eduardo