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LeBron James Calls Morey Tweet on Hong Kong ‘Misinformed’

LeBron James Calls Morey Tweet on Hong Kong ‘Misinformed’

One of the NBA’s biggest stars waded into a controversy over freedom of speech and the business of basketball in China, stirring a social-media storm.
A Swiss Bank Keeps Cropping Up in Venezuelan Corruption Cases

A Swiss Bank Keeps Cropping Up in Venezuelan Corruption Cases

CBH “is the go-to bank for Venezuelans to hide money,” a former prosecutor says.
Trump Restraint on Turkey Sanctions Leaves Congress Wanting More

Trump Restraint on Turkey Sanctions Leaves Congress Wanting More

The penalties imposed by the administration mounted to a milder punishment than that demanded by U.S. lawmakers of both parties
Mozambique Votes Against Backdrop of $50 Billion Gas Bonanza

Mozambique Votes Against Backdrop of $50 Billion Gas Bonanza

Mozambicans vote Tuesday in elections that have the highest stakes in the southeast African nation’s history, after a campaign marked by violence, insurgent attacks and fallout from a debt scandal.
Putin’s Big Dollar Dump Cost Russia $8 Billion in One Year

Putin’s Big Dollar Dump Cost Russia $8 Billion in One Year

The first year of President Vladimir Putin’s experiment in diversifying away from the U.S. dollar cost Russia about $7.7 billion in potential returns.
Ethiopia Uses Drones in Bid to Help Improve Food Security

Ethiopia Uses Drones in Bid to Help Improve Food Security

A former JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst is using drones and satellites to boost Ethiopia’s agricultural exports and improve food security in a nation once synonymous with famine.
Empowering Local Chiefs Will Drive Diversity: Equality Summit

Empowering Local Chiefs Will Drive Diversity: Equality Summit

India’s #MeToo movement has boosted awareness about the epidemic of sexual harassment faced by women in the country, with some saying they are witnessing the beginnings of long-overdue legal and
Is Hong Kong Under ‘De Facto Curfew?’

Is Hong Kong Under ‘De Facto Curfew?’

Hong Kong’s subway system has closed early for more than a week, cutting off the main mode of transportation for millions of residents. Bloomberg’s Iain Marlow reports on “Bloomberg Markets: China
He Beat Italy’s Populists. Now Conte’s Tangled Up in Trump Probe

He Beat Italy’s Populists. Now Conte’s Tangled Up in Trump Probe

Giuseppe Conte wasn’t going to let anyone spoil his party.
Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Vows to Address Housing Crunch in Policy Speech

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Vows to Address Housing Crunch in Policy Speech

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledged measures to address the city’s notorious housing shortage, as she prepared to deliver her annual policy address despite concerns about possible disruption by
Moon Apologizes as Justice Minister Quits

Moon Apologizes as Justice Minister Quits

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made a public apology after his justice minister and close confidant bowed to pressure and resigned just five weeks into the job. Bloomberg’s Jihye Lee reports
Trump Sanctioning Turkey Isn't Out of the Ordinary, Geopolitical Futures' Friedman Says

Trump Sanctioning Turkey Isn't Out of the Ordinary, Geopolitical Futures' Friedman Says

George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures founder and chairman, discusses President Donald Trump announcing he'll impose sanctions on Turkey in response to the nation's advance into Syria. He speaks with
China Wants More Talks Before Signing Trade Deal With Trump

China Wants More Talks Before Signing Trade Deal With Trump

China seems to be pressing pause on President Trump’s mini trade deal, wanting further talks before any potential signing ceremony. Bloomberg’s Tom Mackenzie reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”
Europe's Embargo Threat Over Syria Attack Rings Hollow in Turkey

Europe's Embargo Threat Over Syria Attack Rings Hollow in Turkey

Following days of condemnation over Turkey’s military offensive into Syria, all the European Union could decide on was to ask member states to think twice before signing new arms deals with Ankara.
Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal on Knife Edge

Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal on Knife Edge

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was hanging in the balance Tuesday, after the European Union Presidency said more time was needed before a summit of its leaders this week.
Hong Kong Under ‘De Facto Curfew’ as Subway Stations Shut Early

Hong Kong Under ‘De Facto Curfew’ as Subway Stations Shut Early

Hong Kong’s subway system has closed early for more than a week, effectively cutting off the main mode of transportation for millions of residents. Many are now wondering how long it will last.
Hong Kong Protesters Rage Against Corporate China's Growing Control

Hong Kong Protesters Rage Against Corporate China's Growing Control

The black-clad protesters pushing back against China’s influence in Hong Kong aren’t just focusing on Carrie Lam and the police. They’re also targeting mainland-based brands such as Bank of China
Indonesia Oligarchs Are Trying to Yank Power From the President

Indonesia Oligarchs Are Trying to Yank Power From the President

Indonesia’s elites are edging closer to securing constitutional changes to strip President Joko Widodo of key powers in a move that could eventually end direct elections, presenting the most crucial
U.S. Urges Immediate Cease-Fire in Syria as It Sanctions Turkey

U.S. Urges Immediate Cease-Fire in Syria as It Sanctions Turkey

President Donald Trump said he’ll impose sanctions on Turkey in response to the nation’s advance into Syria, days after he cleared the way for the offensive by pulling American forces from the area.
South Korea’s Moon Faces Crisis With Echoes of Park’s Downfall

South Korea’s Moon Faces Crisis With Echoes of Park’s Downfall

Three years ago, South Korea’s Moon Jae-in was among the masses in the streets of Seoul seeking to oust a president accused of ignoring the people’s will. Now, his own presidency is facing a similar