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Fox News Says Guest Who Criticized McCain Won’t Be Back

Fox News Says Guest Who Criticized McCain Won’t Be Back

Fox News says a retired Air Force general who called Senator John McCain "Songbird John.”
Italy’s Populists Closer on Policies, But Premier Still Unresolved

Italy’s Populists Closer on Policies, But Premier Still Unresolved

Italian populist leaders Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini pushed their head-to-head bargaining for a new government into the weekend.
Trump Speech to Propose More Pharmaceutical Competition

Trump Speech to Propose More Pharmaceutical Competition

President Donald Trump will propose a sweeping effort to bring down U.S. drug prices Friday, according to senior administration officials, in a plan to make good on a campaign promise. Bloomberg's
Avenatti Says Cohen Tried to Hide Stormy Deal’s Trump Link

Avenatti Says Cohen Tried to Hide Stormy Deal’s Trump Link

President Donald Trump’s lawyer tried to keep a document linking the president to a $130,000 payment hidden, according to an email disclosed by Michael Avenatti.
AT&T’s Top Washington Official Out Over Hiring of Trump’s Lawyer

AT&T’s Top Washington Official Out Over Hiring of Trump’s Lawyer

AT&T Inc. has few peers when it comes to corporate influence in Washington. But like the rest of the nation’s capital, it was caught on the outside looking in by Donald Trump’s election triumph.
How AT&T’s Desperate Hunt for Trump Insight Led to Cohen Fiasco

How AT&T’s Desperate Hunt for Trump Insight Led to Cohen Fiasco

Hiring the president’s personal lawyer proved to be a “big mistake,” the CEO now acknowledges.
South Sudan President’s Office Cites Price Spike for Central Bank Purge

South Sudan President’s Office Cites Price Spike for Central Bank Purge

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir fired the central bank’s governor after he failed to rein in consumer prices that almost tripled last year, the presidency said.
Russia to Soften Plan for Retaliation Against U.S. Sanctions

Russia to Soften Plan for Retaliation Against U.S. Sanctions

Russia’s parliament plans to adopt a bill on counter-measures to U.S. and EU sanctions this month after softening the initial draft.
California’s Jerry Brown Has an Enviable Surplus. He Wants to Save It

California’s Jerry Brown Has an Enviable Surplus. He Wants to Save It

California Governor Jerry Brown likely will have a higher-than-projected surplus in his final budget update that he’ll unveil Friday.
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
James Comey on Leadership, Trump, and Why He’s No Longer a Republican

James Comey on Leadership, Trump, and Why He’s No Longer a Republican

The former FBI director talks to Bloomberg Businessweek.
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.