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Militant Attack in Mali's North Leaves More Than 20 Dead

Militant Attack in Mali's North Leaves More Than 20 Dead

At least 20 people have been killed in a militia attack on an ethnic Tuareg organization in Mali’s Gao region, which has witnessed a surge of violence between armed groups even as French and West
Italy’s Populists Mobilize in Protest for Early Elections

Italy’s Populists Mobilize in Protest for Early Elections

Italy’s populist leaders, incensed by a failed bid for power, began mobilizing for an early election even as premier-designate Carlo Cottarelli puts together a cabinet to present to the head of state.
South African Court Overturns Seizure of Gupta Properties, Cars

South African Court Overturns Seizure of Gupta Properties, Cars

South Africa’s High Court ruled that the National Prosecuting Authority failed to justify seizing assets linked to the politically connected Gupta family because it hadn’t proved they received funds
Even the Smartest Workers Are Stumped by Danish Visa Rules

Even the Smartest Workers Are Stumped by Danish Visa Rules

Aghiad Ghazal, a researcher in nano-technology at the Technical University of Denmark, was looking forward to having his parents come over from Damascus to see their first grandchild.
On 'Sacred Soil,' Trump Lauds Those Who've Fallen in Service

On 'Sacred Soil,' Trump Lauds Those Who've Fallen in Service

Arlington, Va. (AP) -- President Donald Trump paid a Memorial Day tribute at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, saying he came to "sacred soil" to "honor the lives and deeds of America's greatest
Iran Is Ready to Discuss Yemen Conflict With European Nations

Iran Is Ready to Discuss Yemen Conflict With European Nations

Iran will be holding a new round of talks with Europe on the Yemen conflict, negotiations that have taken on greater significance as the sides try to salvage a nuclear agreement.
The Six Essential Questions About Italy's Political Crisis, Answered

The Six Essential Questions About Italy's Political Crisis, Answered

Almost three months after elections, Italy remains without a real government. The country sank further into political chaos on Sunday after President Sergio Mattarella rejected a euro-skeptic finance
The Thankless Job of Italy’s Next Premier, Thrust Into an Anti-Populist Role

The Thankless Job of Italy’s Next Premier, Thrust Into an Anti-Populist Role

Italy’s new premier-designate Carlo Cottarelli, an economist nicknamed “Mr Scissors” for his fiscal rigor, faces only a short period in power as frustrated euroskeptic parties wage a permanent
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.