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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
Guardiola Steps Into Catalan Fight as Spain Runs Electoral Math

Guardiola Steps Into Catalan Fight as Spain Runs Electoral Math

Barcelona airport passengers dashed through the rain clutching their luggage Monday afternoon as police scuffled with demonstrators while more than 1,000 miles away Europe’s most celebrated soccer
Anger Over Syria Unites Trump Defenders and His Biggest Critics

Anger Over Syria Unites Trump Defenders and His Biggest Critics

Republican Senators returning to Washington after a two-week recess will find themselves debating not only how to handle the House’s impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump but also the president’s
Warren on the Rise for Leadership, Electability: Campaign Update

Warren on the Rise for Leadership, Electability: Campaign Update

As Elizabeth Warren continues to rise into a tie with Joe Biden for the lead in polls of Democratic candidates, she also has benefited from increasingly positive voter perception of her, according to
Former Pompeo Adviser to Testify Wednesday: Impeachment Update

Former Pompeo Adviser to Testify Wednesday: Impeachment Update

House committees investigating President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine heard Monday from former National Security Council Russia expert Fiona Hill, who left the administration last summer.
Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada

Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada

In a tight Canadian election that will be remembered for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s self-inflicted wounds, one thing that seems clear is that neither of the two main parties is poised to win
Johnson's Brexit More Costly Than May's, Think Tank Says

Johnson's Brexit More Costly Than May's, Think Tank Says

The Brexit proposals floated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson entail a bigger economic cost than what was agreed by his predecessor Theresa May, according to The UK in a Changing Europe.
There’s No Quick Fix for South Africa’s Hobbled Tax Agency

There’s No Quick Fix for South Africa’s Hobbled Tax Agency

The new head of South Africa’s tax agency says rebuilding the organization will be a long haul after management was “dismantled” and it lost public trust.
Five Key Things to Watch For as South Africa Acts to Fix Eskom

Five Key Things to Watch For as South Africa Acts to Fix Eskom

South Africa has been promising for months to fix Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the state power utility that’s drowning in debt, made record losses and is reliant on government bailouts to remain solvent.
Oil Aside, Putin’s Saudi Bromance So Far Yields Few Dividends

Oil Aside, Putin’s Saudi Bromance So Far Yields Few Dividends

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit on Monday to Saudi Arabia, only his second since he came to power two decades ago, underscores the new depth in ties between the Kremlin and the traditional
Showdown in Tunisia as TV Mogul, Professor Battle for Presidency

Showdown in Tunisia as TV Mogul, Professor Battle for Presidency

Tunisians go to the polls Sunday in a presidential vote that offers two starkly different directions for the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
South Korean PM to Attend Japan Emperor’s Enthronement Ceremony

South Korean PM to Attend Japan Emperor’s Enthronement Ceremony

South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon will travel to Japan next week for the Emperor’s enthronement ceremony, the first high-level visit by a Korean official after a history and trade dispute