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CIMB's Razak Says Malaysians Voted Loudly, Clearly for Change

CIMB's Razak Says Malaysians Voted Loudly, Clearly for Change

Chairman of CIMB Group Nazir Razak discusses Mahathir Mohamad's victory in Malaysia’s election, and talks about the impact of a new government on the markets and economy. He speaks with Haslinda Amin
Peace in North Korea Could Cost $2 Trillion If History Is a Guide

Peace in North Korea Could Cost $2 Trillion If History Is a Guide

How much would it cost to keep the peace on the Korean Peninsula? Around $2 trillion over ten years.
Israel Hits Iranian Targets in Syria

Israel Hits Iranian Targets in Syria

Israel conducted its biggest raid inside Syria in at least 30 years, saying Iranian forces there fired a barrage of missiles at the Israeli-held section of the Golan Heights.
Singapore Eyed for Trump-Kim Summit

Singapore Eyed for Trump-Kim Summit

Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore, in Nov. 2015. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
AT&T Says It Was Contacted by Mueller Over Payments to Cohen

AT&T Says It Was Contacted by Mueller Over Payments to Cohen

AT&T Inc. said it was contacted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team late last year for information about payments the company had made to President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer for
Giuliani Says Trump Was ‘Unaware’ of Cohen’s Consulting Income

Giuliani Says Trump Was ‘Unaware’ of Cohen’s Consulting Income

Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that the president didn’t know about payments his personal lawyer Michael Cohen had received from AT&T Inc., Novartis AG and a firm linked to
Kenyan Leader Consolidates Power as Political Alliances Shift

Kenyan Leader Consolidates Power as Political Alliances Shift

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is redefining the nation’s tenuous political alliances in a move that’s likely to help him consolidate power during his final term and leave his deputy William Ruto out
Pruitt Resumes Courting Industry as Ethics Controversies Swirl

Pruitt Resumes Courting Industry as Ethics Controversies Swirl

Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is seeking to shift the limelight away from questions about his ethics and instead focus attention on his efforts to eliminate regulations on oil drillers,
GOP Rebellion on Immigration Bill Could Force House Vote

GOP Rebellion on Immigration Bill Could Force House Vote

At least 17 House Republicans are bucking their party leaders to try and force a vote on immigration legislation that would break a deadlock over the fate of as many as 1.3 million young undocumented
DOJ Plans Meeting to Defuse House GOP Contempt Threat, Source Says

DOJ Plans Meeting to Defuse House GOP Contempt Threat, Source Says

The Justice Department has invited two top House Republican chairmen to a meeting Thursday aimed at accommodating their demands for classified information related to the continuing Russia
North Korea Border Town Is Now China’s Hottest Property Market

North Korea Border Town Is Now China’s Hottest Property Market

A North Korea border town has suddenly become China’s new hot property market.
Roundup of the Top Stories Out of Washington, D.C.

Roundup of the Top Stories Out of Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the testimony by CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea and the other top stories from Washington, D.C. on
Saudi Arabia's Safety-Net Spending Wipes Out New Tax Gains

Saudi Arabia's Safety-Net Spending Wipes Out New Tax Gains

Saudi Arabia’s efforts to ease the burden on ordinary citizens from its promised economic overhaul are taking a toll on its balance sheet.
#MeToo Becomes #WeToo in Victim-Blaming Japan

#MeToo Becomes #WeToo in Victim-Blaming Japan

The hashtag is meant to be used in social media not only by victims, but by those endorsing an end to harassment.
Mahathir Wins in Historic Malaysia Power Shift

Mahathir Wins in Historic Malaysia Power Shift

Former Malaysian prime minister and opposition candidate Mahathir Mohamad (C) celebrates with other leaders of his coalition during a press conference following the 14th general elections in Kuala
Italy’s Berlusconi Says He’s Open to Five Star-League Government

Italy’s Berlusconi Says He’s Open to Five Star-League Government

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he’s open to the formation of a government by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the euro-skeptic League, a populist administration
Mulvaney Is Starting to Lay Out His Vision for Revamped CFPB

Mulvaney Is Starting to Lay Out His Vision for Revamped CFPB

The details were blasted by liberal interest groups and Democrat lawmakers who argued his plan would undermine consumer protections.
Macri Weighs Political Cost of Returning, Cap in Hand, to the IMF

Macri Weighs Political Cost of Returning, Cap in Hand, to the IMF

Argentina’s request for help from the International Monetary Fund will likely impose a political cost on President Mauricio Macri.
U.K. Labour Eyes Shift to Get Close to Single Market

U.K. Labour Eyes Shift to Get Close to Single Market

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party, listens during the opening speeches at the Labour Party Annual Conference in Brighton, U.K.
Australia Weighs the Cost of Resisting China's Meddling

Australia Weighs the Cost of Resisting China's Meddling

When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Australia in March 2017, he had a clear message for policy makers: There’s no need to pick sides between Washington and Beijing.