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U.S. Extends Hearings Over China Tariffs Amid Trade Truce Talks

U.S. Extends Hearings Over China Tariffs Amid Trade Truce Talks

The U.S. has extended a public hearing on the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods to accommodate everyone who wants to testify, as both governments continue talks
Lawmakers Release Trove of More Than 3,500 Russian-Backed Facebook Ads

Lawmakers Release Trove of More Than 3,500 Russian-Backed Facebook Ads

A trove of thousands of Russian-backed Facebook ads, being made public for the first time, shows that Russia’s main goal was provoking discontent in the U.S.
Mahathir, 92, Sworn in as Malaysia Leader to Cement Power Shift

Mahathir, 92, Sworn in as Malaysia Leader to Cement Power Shift

Mahathir Mohamad officially became Malaysia’s prime minister a day after his disparate coalition ended the ruling coalition’s 61-year grip on power in the Southeast Asian nation.

Brexit Purist Rees-Mogg Shoots Down Possible Customs Compromise

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the hardline Brexit backer who commands a group of Tory lawmakers, shot down a compromise that’s been touted as a possible solution in a Brexit fight consuming the U.K. government.
White House Condemns Iran Rocket Attack, Supports Israel Defense

White House Condemns Iran Rocket Attack, Supports Israel Defense

The U.S. said it supports Israel’s right to defend its citizens Thursday after Iran’s "provocative" rocket attacks launched from Syria amid increased tensions following President Donald Trump’s
Merkel Says Europe Can't Count on U.S. Military Umbrella Anymore

Merkel Says Europe Can't Count on U.S. Military Umbrella Anymore

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe can no longer count on the U.S. for military protection and must “take its destiny into its own hands.”
EU Trying to `Bully' U.K. Over Galileo, Says Science Minister

EU Trying to `Bully' U.K. Over Galileo, Says Science Minister

The European Union is acting like a “bully” by refusing to allow Britain to stay in the bloc’s Galileo satellite navigation system after Brexit, the U.K. science minister said.
Brexit Tsar David Davis Opts Out of Evidence Session on Ireland

Brexit Tsar David Davis Opts Out of Evidence Session on Ireland

Brexit Secretary David Davis often makes the most news when quizzed at parliamentary committees on the government’s latest thinking on leaving the European Union. This time, the news is that he

Pro-Putin Party Eyes New Crackdown After Inauguration Protests

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party is proposing new laws to crack down on dissent after nationwide protests took place against Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a record fourth term as president.
Italy's Berlusconi Gives Green Light to a Populist Government

Italy's Berlusconi Gives Green Light to a Populist Government

Bloomberg’s John Follain discusses politics in Italy. He speaks with Guy Johnson on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Can Putin Stop Israel and Iran Going to War?

Can Putin Stop Israel and Iran Going to War?

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Italy's Populists See Significant Step Toward New Government

Italy's Populists See Significant Step Toward New Government

Italy’s populist leaders took strides toward forming the next administration at a meeting in Rome Thursday, including on the issue of who should be prime minister.
Five Star vs League: Italy's Populists Thrash Out a Policy Plan

Five Star vs League: Italy's Populists Thrash Out a Policy Plan

Italy’s two main populist parties are trying to forge a governing alliance after former premier Silvio Berlusconi dropped his opposition. The euroskeptic League’s Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio of
Mugabe’s Party Fears Zimbabwe Election Loss After His Exit

Mugabe’s Party Fears Zimbabwe Election Loss After His Exit

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is growing increasingly nervous that it could lose power in its first election without Robert Mugabe at its helm.
Randgold Hopeful of Compromise With Congo Over New Mining Rules

Randgold Hopeful of Compromise With Congo Over New Mining Rules

Randgold Resources Ltd. is confident that talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo will lead to a compromise on the country’s new mining rules which risk hurting producers’ profits.
The Democrats Are Moving Left Without Self-Destructing

The Democrats Are Moving Left Without Self-Destructing

Moderates continue to win primaries, with the “resistance” avoiding the suicidal tendencies of the Tea Party.
China Tariff Retaliation Threatens Key States in Trump Country

China Tariff Retaliation Threatens Key States in Trump Country

Retaliatory tariffs China is threatening against U.S. exports would hit hardest in states that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency, bringing home the risks of a trade war ahead of midterm
Trump Voters Would Be Hit Hardest by GOP’s Food Stamp Work Rules

Trump Voters Would Be Hit Hardest by GOP’s Food Stamp Work Rules

A House Republican plan to set stricter work rules for food stamp recipients would disproportionately affect low-income residents in states that supported Donald Trump for president and may imperil
AT&T, Novartis Ties to Cohen Show Push for Trump Insights

AT&T, Novartis Ties to Cohen Show Push for Trump Insights

Donald Trump’s election as the ultimate outsider in 2016 sent companies scrambling to understand the new president.
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