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Corbyn Has Little to Celebrate in Britain's Local Elections

Corbyn Has Little to Celebrate in Britain's Local Elections

Theresa May’s Conservatives held ground and the main opposition parties made small gains in local council elections, benefiting from the collapse of the U.K. Independence Party in results that saw
Tesla’s Battery Tweaks Won’t Solve World’s Cobalt Conundrum

Tesla’s Battery Tweaks Won’t Solve World’s Cobalt Conundrum

Cobalt bulls, keep calm. Despite what Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk says, there may be no escaping a coming supply crunch as the auto industry hurtles into the era of electric vehicles.
China Demands U.S. Withdraw Tariffs

China Demands U.S. Withdraw Tariffs

HSBC Business School's Associate Professor and Bloomberg Opinion Columnist, Christopher Balding, discusses his positive outlook on the U.S./China trade talks. He speaks with Betty Liu on "Bloomberg
Asia-Analytica's Loong Says Trade Is Just Opening Salvo

Asia-Analytica's Loong Says Trade Is Just Opening Salvo

Asia-Analytica Managing Director Pauline Loong weighs in on U.S. and China trade relations. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Report on U.S. Troop Cuts ‘Not True,' Seoul Says: Korea Update

Report on U.S. Troop Cuts ‘Not True,' Seoul Says: Korea Update

As the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un draws near, each side is laying the groundwork for discussions. We follow the developments here. Time
Crowell & Moring's Holleyman Optimistic About U.S.-China Trade Talks

Crowell & Moring's Holleyman Optimistic About U.S.-China Trade Talks

Robert Holleyman, Crowell & Moring partner, discusses U.S.-China trade negotiations. He speaks with Bloomberg's Betty Liu and Yvonne Man on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Look Who's Picking Up the Tab for Karl Marx's Birthday Bash

Look Who's Picking Up the Tab for Karl Marx's Birthday Bash

The bronze Karl Marx statue arrives in Trier. Photogtrapher: Harald Tittel/AFP/Getty Images
Flow of Venezuelans Into Brazil Set to Increase, Police Say

Flow of Venezuelans Into Brazil Set to Increase, Police Say

Brazil’s federal police expect the influx of Venezuelans pouring across the border to increase, as the economic and humanitarian crisis in the Andean country deepens.
China Said to Order Reporting Ban on Mnuchin-Led Talks

China Said to Order Reporting Ban on Mnuchin-Led Talks

Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie previews the U.S. and China trade talks. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
D.C. Consultant Among Four Guilty in Political Intelligence Case

D.C. Consultant Among Four Guilty in Political Intelligence Case

A jury’s verdict sent a warning to Washington’s political intelligence industry and funds that rely on it: Trading on government secrets is as risky as using insider corporate information.
U.K. Speaker Accused of Bullying by Former Top Lords Official

U.K. Speaker Accused of Bullying by Former Top Lords Official

John Bercow was accused of bullying by a former top official in the U.K. House of Lords, who said the House of Commons Speaker doesn’t meet the standard of behavior expected in the role.
In Brazil, Defaced Bills Draw Central Bank Into Election Fray

In Brazil, Defaced Bills Draw Central Bank Into Election Fray

Defaced bank notes featuring the image of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have dragged Brazil’s central bank into the country’s polarized pre-election debate.
Meet the Real Force Behind the Brexit Talks

Meet the Real Force Behind the Brexit Talks

The public face of negotiations might be David Davis and Michel Barnier, but this pair is making the process work.
Argentina Raises Rates to 40% After Peso Selloff Prompts Third Abrupt Increase

Argentina Raises Rates to 40% After Peso Selloff Prompts Third Abrupt Increase

Argentina stepped up the fight against the collapse of its currency with a third interest rate increase in one week and the announcement of tighter government spending targets.
Brexit Transition Must Be Extended, According to U.K. Officials

Brexit Transition Must Be Extended, According to U.K. Officials

The Brexit transition period will need to be extended potentially for years because any new customs regime will not be ready to come into force in time, according to senior British officials.
Ryan Allows House Chaplain to Stay After Priest Rescinds Resignation

Ryan Allows House Chaplain to Stay After Priest Rescinds Resignation

The U.S. House chaplain rescinded his resignation Thursday, and Speaker Paul Ryan said he’ll let the chaplain stay.
Theresa May in Crisis After Brexiters Reject Compromise

Theresa May in Crisis After Brexiters Reject Compromise

Nina Schick, Rasmussen Global’s director of data and polling, discusses Brexit negotiations over an EU customs union and the Irish border, and Italy's attempt to form a government. He speaks with
Giuliani’s Remarks May Hurt Bid to Keep Trump’s Secrets in Cohen Case

Giuliani’s Remarks May Hurt Bid to Keep Trump’s Secrets in Cohen Case

By admitting that President Donald Trump reimbursed a hush payment to a porn actress, Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani have spawned a fresh crop of questions about possible campaign-finance
D.C. Consultant Found Guilty of Stealing Medicare Secrets

D.C. Consultant Found Guilty of Stealing Medicare Secrets

A Manhattan jury convicted a Washington consultant of stealing government secrets as part of a scheme to pass insider tips to hedge funds.
The Takeaways From Sanders' Comments About Stormy Daniels Payment

The Takeaways From Sanders' Comments About Stormy Daniels Payment

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump "didn't know at the time" that his lawyer Michael Cohen paid former adult film actress Stormy Daniels but "eventually