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Russia Balks at Arming Syria With Missiles After Netanyahu Talks

Russia Balks at Arming Syria With Missiles After Netanyahu Talks

Russia has no plans currently to deliver advanced S-300 air-defense systems to Syria, President Vladimir Putin’s aide on military cooperation said.
Why BofA's Hard Line Against Assault Rifles Hasn't Pleased Gun Activists

Why BofA's Hard Line Against Assault Rifles Hasn't Pleased Gun Activists

A pledge not to loan money to some firearms manufacturers came after the bank became entangled in Remington’s bankruptcy.
Italian Populists Bring Promises With Hefty Price Tags

Italian Populists Bring Promises With Hefty Price Tags

Populists may soon be coming to power in Italy with ideas including a flat tax for all that could blow a hole in the country’s finances if they are ever implemented.
Merkel Says Trump's Iran Pullout Harms Trust in Global Order

Merkel Says Trump's Iran Pullout Harms Trust in Global Order

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped up her criticism of U.S. unilateralism, saying President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a nuclear accord with Iran “damages trust in the international
Old Friends, Old Foes and Old Wounds

Old Friends, Old Foes and Old Wounds

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Italy's Political Deadlock

Italy's Political Deadlock

Bloomberg’s John Follain discusses politics in Italy. He speaks with Guy Johnson on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Why U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Stirs Capital Discord: QuickTake

Why U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Stirs Capital Discord: QuickTake

What’s the capital of Israel? Israelis say it’s Jerusalem, and indeed the prime minister’s office is there, as well as the parliament, the highest court and most government ministries. But other
Trump Heads Into Kim Summit Adept at Breaking Deals, Not Making Them

Trump Heads Into Kim Summit Adept at Breaking Deals, Not Making Them

Donald Trump has spent his presidency breaking deals he inherited, confident he could do better. So far, it hasn’t worked.
Trump Tells Automakers He Wants Them to Build More Cars in U.S.

Trump Tells Automakers He Wants Them to Build More Cars in U.S.

President Donald Trump told top auto executives at a meeting in the White House that he wants them to build “millions more cars” in the U.S.
Brexit Bulletin: Max Fudge

Brexit Bulletin: Max Fudge

Today in Brexit: The government’s strategy now appears to be to put off difficult decisions until later. But even ministers know this can’t go on forever.
North Korea's Diplomatic Footprint Dwarfed by U.S. in Singapore

North Korea's Diplomatic Footprint Dwarfed by U.S. in Singapore

The U.S. and North Korea picked Singapore as the venue for a historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. A look at the two countries’ embassies in the city-state illustrates the disparity of
Top Philippine Judge Removed After Attacks on Duterte's Drug War

Top Philippine Judge Removed After Attacks on Duterte's Drug War

The Philippines’ top court took the unprecedented step Friday of removing the nation’s chief justice.
McDonald's Billboards Among Targets of London Travel Ad Ban

McDonald's Billboards Among Targets of London Travel Ad Ban

Billboards advertising junk food offered by vendors like McDonald’s Corp. might be banned from London’s Underground rail and bus network under new plans announced by the city’s mayor as part of his
Trump Plays Into Hands of Iran’s Hard-Liners

Trump Plays Into Hands of Iran’s Hard-Liners

The unraveling of the nuclear deal has left the Islamic Republic at a critical political juncture.
Barisan National Youth Leader on Malaysia Election Takeaways

Barisan National Youth Leader on Malaysia Election Takeaways

Barisan National Youth Leader Shahril Hamdan weighs in on Mahathir Mohamad's victory in Malaysia’s election. Shahril speaks with Sophie Kamaruddin and Haslinda Amin on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
Malaysia King to Pardon Anwar Immediately, Mahathir Says

Malaysia King to Pardon Anwar Immediately, Mahathir Says

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia’s king has indicated he’s willing to immediately pardon jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, his likely successor.
UN Chief Says ‘Straitjacket’ on North Korea Makes Deal Possible

UN Chief Says ‘Straitjacket’ on North Korea Makes Deal Possible

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he’s optimistic that the U.S. and North Korea can reach a historic nuclear deal, crediting a toughened sanctions regime pushed by President
Italy Finally Falls to the Forces of Populism

Italy Finally Falls to the Forces of Populism

First came Brexit, then Donald Trump, and now the rebellion by angry voters has landed its biggest blow on continental Europe.
Bush Cautions Against Isolationism and Praises Humanitarian Work

Bush Cautions Against Isolationism and Praises Humanitarian Work

Former President George W. Bush made a plea for continued humanitarian work overseas and cautioned against the dangers of isolationism.