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Trump Laments Picking Sessions, Ignores Gowdy’s ‘Spy’ Dismissal

Trump Laments Picking Sessions, Ignores Gowdy’s ‘Spy’ Dismissal

President Donald Trump said he wishes he’d never made Jeff Sessions his attorney general because the former Republican senator recused himself from the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Navarro Rebukes Mnuchin for Declaring China Trade War ‘On Hold’

Navarro Rebukes Mnuchin for Declaring China Trade War ‘On Hold’

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro criticized Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for declaring the U.S.-China trade war was on hold, calling the remarks an “unfortunate sound bite” and
Spanish Opposition Close to Securing Votes to Topple Rajoy, Sources Say

Spanish Opposition Close to Securing Votes to Topple Rajoy, Sources Say

The Socialists, Spain’s biggest opposition party, are close to lining up the support they need to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote Friday, according to people briefed on the
Brazilian Reality Trumps Reform Agenda as Petrobras CEO Departs

Brazilian Reality Trumps Reform Agenda as Petrobras CEO Departs

Track news, public opinion and financial indicators related to Brazil’s presidential election
Republicans Boost Odds of Keeping Senate Control

Republicans Boost Odds of Keeping Senate Control

Republicans are maintaining an edge over Democrats in their quest to keep control of the U.S. Senate in November’s election.
Brexit ‘Mac Fac’ Brexit Plan Worthy of Willy Wonka, Senator Says

Brexit ‘Mac Fac’ Brexit Plan Worthy of Willy Wonka, Senator Says

An Irish Senator quipped that “max fac,” one of Britain’s ideas to solve the border impasse in Brexit talks, is so outlandish it might have been designed by Willy Wonka, the childrens’ book character.
Here's Where Things Stand on the Trump-Kim Summit

Here's Where Things Stand on the Trump-Kim Summit

The U.S. and North Korea are pushing to salvage a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 in Singapore.
OECD's Gurria Says Cannot Have a Knee-Jerk Reaction to Italy

OECD's Gurria Says Cannot Have a Knee-Jerk Reaction to Italy

Angel Gurria, secretary-general at OECD, discusses the political turmoil in Italy, the ECB's role in Italy's uncertainty, the formation of a government, global growth and what he'll talk to Wilbur
Brexit Bulletin: Europe, Heal Thyself

Brexit Bulletin: Europe, Heal Thyself

Today in Brexit: With Italy dominating the headlines, a prominent anti-Brexit voice has a warning for the EU.
Roseanne Barr Blames ‘Ambien Tweeting’ for Slur That Led to Show’s Cancellation

Roseanne Barr Blames ‘Ambien Tweeting’ for Slur That Led to Show’s Cancellation

The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that "racism is not a known side effect" after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel her show.
ADA Economics' Tenconi Says Italy Situation Is Overdone

ADA Economics' Tenconi Says Italy Situation Is Overdone

Rafaella Tenconi, chief economist and founder of ADA Economics, discusses the political chaos in Italy and the bond market. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trudeau Says ‘Australian Colleagues’ Warned on China's Aecon Bid

Trudeau Says ‘Australian Colleagues’ Warned on China's Aecon Bid

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “Australian colleagues” told his government about the challenges of allowing the Chinese to buy engineering companies before it made the decision to last week
Bayer Wins U.S. Approval for Monsanto After Two-Year Quest

Bayer Wins U.S. Approval for Monsanto After Two-Year Quest

Bayer AG won U.S. antitrust approval for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co., clearing the last major regulatory hurdle to forming the world’s biggest seed and agricultural-chemicals provider
Trudeau Plays Longer Game Against ‘Ruthless’ U.S. Bottom Line

Trudeau Plays Longer Game Against ‘Ruthless’ U.S. Bottom Line

Justin Trudeau wants to build a Canadian economy that will thrive a decade or more from now -- if that means losing a short-term edge to Donald Trump, so be it.
All Eyes on Italy Auction to Gauge If the Bond Storm Has Passed

All Eyes on Italy Auction to Gauge If the Bond Storm Has Passed

Is the worst over for Italian bonds? The nation’s debt auction on Wednesday could provide a clue or two.
Breaking Down the U.S.-China Trade Relationship

Breaking Down the U.S.-China Trade Relationship

Amy Celico, principal at Albright Stonebridge Group, discusses the U.S.-China trade relationship, the Trump administration moving ahead with $50B in tariffs on China and the U.S.-North Korea Summit in
Italy's Establishment Faces Populist Push With No Champion

Italy's Establishment Faces Populist Push With No Champion

The Italian establishment is heading into a showdown against the populists with its armies in disarray.
Trump Goes Ahead With China Tariffs

Trump Goes Ahead With China Tariffs

President Trump is turning up the heat on China again, saying he's going ahead with tariffs of $50B on imports. The White House has set dates it will release a list of targets, making this the most
U.S. to Put Limits on Some Visas for Chinese Citizens

U.S. to Put Limits on Some Visas for Chinese Citizens

The Trump administration will set limits on Chinese visa applications to help protect American intellectual property, a State Department official said Tuesday, in the latest sign of continued trade
U.S. Multinationals in China Still Worried About a Trade War

U.S. Multinationals in China Still Worried About a Trade War

American companies still fret they’ll get caught in the crossfire of a trade war between the U.S. and China.