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Canada Backstops Kinder Morgan for Trans Mountain Delays

Canada Backstops Kinder Morgan for Trans Mountain Delays

Justin Trudeau’s government is prepared to reimburse Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. for any financial losses incurred by “politically motivated” delays in its proposed pipeline expansion to the Pacific
Italy Populists Say Government Talks Entering Final Stretch

Italy Populists Say Government Talks Entering Final Stretch

The leader of the anti-migrant League Matteo Salvini said talks with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement on a populist government for Italy have entered their final lap.
North Korea Threatens to Scrap Trump Meeting on Nuclear Demands

North Korea Threatens to Scrap Trump Meeting on Nuclear Demands

North Korea threatened to walk away from its meeting with President Donald Trump next month if the U.S. made a “one-sided demand” for the regime to surrender its nuclear weapons.
Jailed Malaysian Politician Anwar May Be Released Later

Jailed Malaysian Politician Anwar May Be Released Later

Jailed Malaysia politician Anwar Ibrahim may be released later on Wednesday after the alliance he jointly leads pulled off a surprise election win last week. However, it is increasingly unlikely that
Oil Money Might Help Mahathir Fund Malaysia's Budget Without GST

Oil Money Might Help Mahathir Fund Malaysia's Budget Without GST

A promise to scrap the goods-and-services tax helped Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad win an election that led to Malaysia’s first change in government since independence.
Duterte Says China's Xi Won't Allow His Removal From Office

Duterte Says China's Xi Won't Allow His Removal From Office

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had provided him with a personal assurance that Beijing would not allow him to be removed from office.
Trump Said to Mull 2015 Grid Emergency Law to Save Coal Plants

Trump Said to Mull 2015 Grid Emergency Law to Save Coal Plants

The Trump administration is weighing a broad array of strategies for keeping coal and nuclear power plants online as a matter of national security, with options ranging from invoking a 68-year-old law
Europe Exposes Its Weakness to Russia and China in the Balkans

Europe Exposes Its Weakness to Russia and China in the Balkans

Three times a week at 6:30 a.m., Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic sits down for his Russian class. The aim, he says, is to be able to chat as fluently with Vladimir Putin as he does with western
Carillion Deceived on Debt, Lawmakers Say in Damning Report

Carillion Deceived on Debt, Lawmakers Say in Damning Report

Carillion Plc deceived lenders and investors about its debt levels and was enabled by “complacent” auditors who failed to challenge its “aggressive” accounting, according to a U.K. Parliament report.
Trump's North Korea Gamble May Rely on Iran Monitors He Trashed

Trump's North Korea Gamble May Rely on Iran Monitors He Trashed

Donald Trump’s White House is undermining the international system for detecting illicit nuclear activity just as he may be about to need it.
Burundi Vote Likely to Extend Leader's Rule, Stoke Violence

Burundi Vote Likely to Extend Leader's Rule, Stoke Violence

Burundi holds a referendum Thursday on constitutional changes that would set the stage for another East African leader to rule for the next 16 years, amid warnings the vote may inflame a three-year
Massachusetts Gov. Baker Expects Boston to Be in the Hunt for Amazon HQ2

Massachusetts Gov. Baker Expects Boston to Be in the Hunt for Amazon HQ2

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discusses Amazon, public transportation, regulating Airbnb, sports gambling, solar power, and infrastructure projects in his state. He speaks with Bloomberg's

Tennessee, Florida Opioid Suits Create New Settlement Doubts

Lawsuits filed against Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma LP and other drugmakers by Tennessee and Florida cast more doubt about the viability of settlement talks aimed at addressing the U.S. opioid
Botswana's New Leader Backs Asset Sales in Investment Drive

Botswana's New Leader Backs Asset Sales in Investment Drive

Botswana’s new leader wants to shrink the civil service, sell state companies and cut red tape as he targets increased foreign investment.
Trump’s Attempt to Shame Drugmakers Shows Medicare Costs Soaring

Trump’s Attempt to Shame Drugmakers Shows Medicare Costs Soaring

The U.S spent 60 percent more on drugs for Medicare patients in 2016 than it did in four years earlier, according to newly released federal data, countering pharmaceutical industry arguments that
EU Pledges Steps to Salvage Iran Oil Shipments ‘Within Weeks’

EU Pledges Steps to Salvage Iran Oil Shipments ‘Within Weeks’

The European Union set out to identify “practical solutions” for salvaging the Iran nuclear accord within weeks, as the bloc strives to contain the fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to
Manafort Case Goes Forward After D.C. Judge Denies Dismissal Bid

Manafort Case Goes Forward After D.C. Judge Denies Dismissal Bid

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort failed to persuade a Washington judge to dismiss a federal indictment.
Democratic Rep. Garamendi Says U.S. Must Keep Restrictions on ZTE

Democratic Rep. Garamendi Says U.S. Must Keep Restrictions on ZTE

Congressman John Garamendi, a Democrat from California, discusses the National Defense Authorization Act and President Trump's stance on ZTE, China’s second-largest manufacturer of telecommunications
Trump to Use Mueller One-Year Mark to Blast Probe, Giuliani Says

Trump to Use Mueller One-Year Mark to Blast Probe, Giuliani Says

President Donald Trump and his legal team are planning to use the one-year anniversary this week of Robert Mueller’s appointment to ratchet up pressure on the special counsel to close his
Grassley Threatens Pruitt’s Job in Biofuel Dispute

Grassley Threatens Pruitt’s Job in Biofuel Dispute

Chuck Grassley, Iowa’s senior senator, said he will call for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation if the agency undermines U.S. biofuel mandates.