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Malaysia Scraps Multibillion-Dollar High-Speed Rail Project to Singapore

Malaysia Scraps Multibillion-Dollar High-Speed Rail Project to Singapore

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he will cancel a proposed multibillion-dollar high-speed railway link to Singapore, scrapping a signature project of his predecessor Najib Razak in what
Investors Bundling Spain With Italy Miss EU Consensus in Madrid

Investors Bundling Spain With Italy Miss EU Consensus in Madrid

Seeing Spanish and Italian spreads blow out on Friday evoked memories of the euro-region contagion for many investors.
Italy Heads to New Vote With Europe as Campaign Faultline

Italy Heads to New Vote With Europe as Campaign Faultline

Italian President Sergio Mattarella asked economist Carlo Cottarelli to form a government with new elections due as early as the fall, as populist leaders railed against the president and the European
EU Proposes a Total Ban on Plastic Forks and Other Products

EU Proposes a Total Ban on Plastic Forks and Other Products

The European Commission proposed a total ban on some single-use plastic products and measures to drastically cut the consumption of others, in the latest push by the EU to reduce carbon emissions and
Police Deploys as Chad Public Workers Hold Strike Over Wages

Police Deploys as Chad Public Workers Hold Strike Over Wages

Police deployed in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, as public-sector workers began a strike to protest salary cuts the government implemented this year as part of austerity measures.
Italy’s Establishment Vetoes the Populists

Italy’s Establishment Vetoes the Populists

Italy’s two populist leaders forged a coalition from very different policy platforms. They found a prime minister that both could accept. Then President Sergio Mattarella vetoed their finance minister
EU Seeks Last-Minute Tariff Reprieve to Avoid Trade Tensions

EU Seeks Last-Minute Tariff Reprieve to Avoid Trade Tensions

The European Union is seeking a last-minute deal with the U.S. to avoid inflaming global trade tensions as President Donald Trump prepares to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports at the end of
Italy's Political Uncertainty Deepens

Italy's Political Uncertainty Deepens

Guntram Wolff, director at Bruegel, discusses the political turmoil in Italy's government. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open." (Source: Bloomberg)
Kenya Prosecutor Orders Charges as Corruption Scandals Erupt

Kenya Prosecutor Orders Charges as Corruption Scandals Erupt

Kenya’s state prosecutor ordered dozens of civil servants to be prosecuted for alleged corruption after the country’s president warned the government will no longer tolerate unethical officials.
Somalia Leader Replaces Supreme Court Head in Judiciary Overhaul

Somalia Leader Replaces Supreme Court Head in Judiciary Overhaul

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo appointed Bashe Yusuf Ahmed as chairman of the Supreme Court, as he overhauls the Horn of Africa nation’s judiciary.
What Letter? Trump Proceeds Like Summit With Kim Is Still On

What Letter? Trump Proceeds Like Summit With Kim Is Still On

President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that his summit with Kim Jong Un was back on, three days after he abruptly called off the historic meeting in a sharply worded letter to the North Korean
Spain's Divided Opposition Struggles With Plan to Oust Rajoy

Spain's Divided Opposition Struggles With Plan to Oust Rajoy

Spain’s opposition parties are struggling to reconcile their differences as they try to converge on a plan for dislodging Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Scottish Leader Pushes Customs Union With EU Brexit Negotiator

Scottish Leader Pushes Customs Union With EU Brexit Negotiator

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reiterated her goal for the U.K. to remain in the customs union and single market in a meeting with Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit
Nigeria Conflict Stops Sorghum Farmers’ Bid to Benefit From Trump

Nigeria Conflict Stops Sorghum Farmers’ Bid to Benefit From Trump

Chinese importers seeking alternative sources of sorghum as risks of a trade spat with the U.S. linger are finding Nigeria, the world’s second-largest producer, unable to fill the gap as violence in
Colombia Heads to Runoff as Rightist Wins First Round Vote

Colombia Heads to Runoff as Rightist Wins First Round Vote

Ivan Duque, an investor-friendly lawyer, whose campaign against a peace accord with Marxist guerrillas has divided Colombians, took first place in the country’s presidential election on Sunday.
Trump Is ‘Boiling the Frog’ With His Attacks on DOJ, Critics Say

Trump Is ‘Boiling the Frog’ With His Attacks on DOJ, Critics Say

Donald Trump’s regular attacks on the U.S. Justice Department, including accusations that the FBI spied on his campaign, strike some critics as “boiling the frog” -- seeing how far he can push his
Why Voters Are Unlikely to Punish Erdogan for the Lira Turmoil

Why Voters Are Unlikely to Punish Erdogan for the Lira Turmoil

The economic numbers say Turkey is booming. The financial markets seem to think it’s on the verge of a crash.
New Zealand Goes Cool on Migrants Just When It Needs Them Most

New Zealand Goes Cool on Migrants Just When It Needs Them Most

Park Hyatt hotel under construction in Auckland Photographer: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg
Bid to Block Trump's Deal on ZTE Would Have Support, Rubio Says

Bid to Block Trump's Deal on ZTE Would Have Support, Rubio Says

A potential bill to prohibit ZTE Corp. and other Chinese telecommunications companies from operating in the U.S. would garner supermajority support in Congress, Republican Senator Marco Rubio said.
Giuliani Accuses Mueller of Leading ‘Rigged’ Probe Into Trump

Giuliani Accuses Mueller of Leading ‘Rigged’ Probe Into Trump

Donald Trump’s lawyer again questioned the legitimacy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, even as a possible interview between Mueller
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