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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.
California Becomes First State to Order Solar on New Homes

California Becomes First State to Order Solar on New Homes

California just sent the clearest signal yet that rooftop power is moving beyond a niche market and becoming the norm.
AT&T Says It Hired Cohen for Trump's Views on Tax, Antitrust

AT&T Says It Hired Cohen for Trump's Views on Tax, Antitrust

AT&T last year hired a firm founded by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to get advice on how the administration might handle antitrust enforcement, a corporate tax overhaul
U.S. Treasury Asks If Cohen Bank Records Were Improperly Leaked

U.S. Treasury Asks If Cohen Bank Records Were Improperly Leaked

A day after revelations about money flows into an account set up by President Donald Trump’s longtime attorney, the U.S. Treasury’s internal watchdog is reviewing whether confidential banking
Macri’s Penchant for Slogans Haunts Him After Argentina Turns to IMF

Macri’s Penchant for Slogans Haunts Him After Argentina Turns to IMF

President Mauricio Macri’s favorite economic slogans have come back to haunt him now that he’s seeking help from the same institution many Argentines blame for the traumatic 2001 debt crisis.
Iran Deal Was Never Ratified by Senate, Says Idaho Senator

Iran Deal Was Never Ratified by Senate, Says Idaho Senator

U.S. Senator James Risch, a Republican from Idaho, discusses North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal and Gina Haspel's nomination to lead the CIA. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Trump Says DMZ Is Not the Location of Planned Meeting With Kim

Trump Says DMZ Is Not the Location of Planned Meeting With Kim

President Donald Trump said he and Kim Jong Un won’t meet in the Korea peninsula’s Demilitarized Zone for their unprecedented summit, and praised the North Korean leader for releasing three detained
Russia Urges Trump-Putin Summit After U.S. Rebuff of Iran Deal

Russia Urges Trump-Putin Summit After U.S. Rebuff of Iran Deal

A summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is “extremely important” to safeguard global stability, according to a top Russian diplomat.
Novartis Drawn Into Mueller Probe After Payments to Trump’s Lawyer

Novartis Drawn Into Mueller Probe After Payments to Trump’s Lawyer

Novartis AG was drawn into special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe after paying $1.2 million to a consulting firm led by President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen.
Novartis Got Out-Lawyered by Michael Cohen for Trump Services

Novartis Got Out-Lawyered by Michael Cohen for Trump Services

Put one in the legal win column for Michael Cohen.
Mahathir Says Malaysia Opposition Set for Shock Election Win

Mahathir Says Malaysia Opposition Set for Shock Election Win

Mahathir Mohamad claimed his opposition alliance was heading for a surprise election win.