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T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile US Inc. is getting some well-connected help in Washington as it seeks to win approval for its purchase of Sprint Corp.: a lobbying firm staffed by former Trump campaign aides.
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Racked Up $3.1 Million Bill for Security in First Year

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Racked Up $3.1 Million Bill for Security in First Year

U.S. taxpayers spent at least $3.1 million guarding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt around the clock during his first year on the job, according to newly released records.
Cohen Judge to Hear From Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Next Week

Cohen Judge to Hear From Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Next Week

The judge overseeing review of evidence seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is set to hear arguments next week from Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult
Trump Picks Anti-Immigration Hard-Liner to Lead Refugee Bureau

Trump Picks Anti-Immigration Hard-Liner to Lead Refugee Bureau

President Donald Trump announced plans to nominate a retired foreign service officer affiliated with an organization that critics call an anti-immigrant hate group to run the State Department bureau
Former Australian PM Rudd Says North Korea's Position Has Been 'Relatively Consistent'

Former Australian PM Rudd Says North Korea's Position Has Been 'Relatively Consistent'

Kevin Rudd, Asia Society president and former prime minister of Australia, discusses the state of U.S.-North Korea relations with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance
Rep. Rooney on North Korea Talks, China Trade

Rep. Rooney on North Korea Talks, China Trade

Rep. Francis Rooney, vice chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a Republican from Florida, discusses the cancellation of talks between the U.S. and North Korea and what the U.S. hopes to
Manafort Trial in Virginia Pushed to July 24 With No Explanation

Manafort Trial in Virginia Pushed to July 24 With No Explanation

The bank and tax fraud trial of Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman of President Donald Trump, was delayed by two weeks to July 24 in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. The judge didn’t
Trump Says China's ZTE to Pay $1.3 Billion Fine to Re-Open

Trump Says China's ZTE to Pay $1.3 Billion Fine to Re-Open

President Donald Trump said the U.S. would allow Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker ZTE Corp. to remain in business after paying a $1.3 billion fine, changing its management and board and
Christie Successor Touts $300 Million Repair He Once Scorned

Christie Successor Touts $300 Million Repair He Once Scorned

Governor Phil Murphy, who once called his predecessor’s back-channel financing of New Jersey’s $300 million statehouse renovation “an insult and an exercise in arrogance,” now says the project is
AP: Trump Lawyer Met Russian Oligarch at Trump Tower

AP: Trump Lawyer Met Russian Oligarch at Trump Tower

Washington (AP) -- Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president, according to a
Spain's Rajoy Vows to Complete His Term

Spain's Rajoy Vows to Complete His Term

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he aims to see out the rest of his four-year term after the opposition called a vote of no-confidence in his scandal-plagued administration. Bloomberg's Maria
Trump Says Kim Summit 'Could Still Happen' on June 12

Trump Says Kim Summit 'Could Still Happen' on June 12

President Donald Trump pivoted from Thursday's cancellation of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the meeting still may happen. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on
Under Pressure From Trump, Saudis Put Brakes on Oil's Rally

Under Pressure From Trump, Saudis Put Brakes on Oil's Rally

The world’s largest oil exporter just made quite a policy swerve. Within six weeks, Saudi Arabia has gone from advocating higher prices to trying to stop the rally at $80 a barrel.
Trudeau Government Says 2017 Deficit Is In Line With Projections

Trudeau Government Says 2017 Deficit Is In Line With Projections

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released interim results for the 2017 fiscal year that it says shows are “broadly” in line with its deficit projections.
Trump Continues to Push Claim FBI Informant Was a Campaign ‘Spy’

Trump Continues to Push Claim FBI Informant Was a Campaign ‘Spy’

President Donald Trump repeated his unsubstantiated claim that an FBI informant who contacted advisers to his 2016 campaign was a political “spy,” a day after Justice Department officials briefed
North Korea Means 'Very Little Bad' for U.S.-China Trade, Says Haines

North Korea Means 'Very Little Bad' for U.S.-China Trade, Says Haines

Terry Haines, head of political analysis at Evercore ISI, discusses the foreign policy implications of the cancelled meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He
Trump Casts Long Shadow at Buoyant Putin's Geopolitical Show

Trump Casts Long Shadow at Buoyant Putin's Geopolitical Show

President Vladimir Putin scored a major victory by luring leaders from China, Japan and France to his annual economic showcase. But even with the most powerful lineup ever, the conversation kept
Trump Says North Korea Summit May Go Ahead After ‘Productive Talks’

Trump Says North Korea Summit May Go Ahead After ‘Productive Talks’

President Donald Trump says his June historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may be back on and could be extended following “very productive” talks between the two countries.
Ex-Special Envoy Mitchell Says Negotiate Prior to Trump-Kim Meeting

Ex-Special Envoy Mitchell Says Negotiate Prior to Trump-Kim Meeting

George Mitchell, former U.S. Senate majority leader and special envoy, discusses the cancellation of a scheduled meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the
EU Replays Its Brexit Playbook, Sensing U.K. Still in Disarray

EU Replays Its Brexit Playbook, Sensing U.K. Still in Disarray

When a European Union official, summing up the state of Brexit talks on Thursday, described many of the U.K.’s ideas as “fantasy,” it maintained a strategy of dismissing Britain’s approach that hasn’t