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Zimbabwe Opposition Makes 10 Key Demands for Credible Election

Zimbabwe Opposition Makes 10 Key Demands for Credible Election

Zimbabwe’s upcoming elections are being billed as the most important in a generation as the southern African nation tries to rebuild after Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule and revive an economy that’s
EU Regional Aid to Shrink Under Plan Rebuked by Eastern Members

EU Regional Aid to Shrink Under Plan Rebuked by Eastern Members

The European Union’s executive proposed a cut in regional aid in the bloc’s next budget and stricter conditions to access the funds.
Iowa Lawmakers Approve Most Restrictive U.S. Abortion Bill

Iowa Lawmakers Approve Most Restrictive U.S. Abortion Bill

Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Rees-Mogg Delivers Ultimatum Over May's Post-Brexit Customs Plan

Rees-Mogg Delivers Ultimatum Over May's Post-Brexit Customs Plan

He insists it’s neither a threat nor an ultimatum, but Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg’s latest challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May over the type of Brexit to pursue feels a lot like both.
Will There Be a Showdown Between Mueller and Trump's Legal Team?

Will There Be a Showdown Between Mueller and Trump's Legal Team?

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses Mueller possibly using subpoena power if President Trump does not want to talk. He speaks with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source:
Reeling From Job Cuts, Mexican Oil Country Pins Hopes on a Rebel

Reeling From Job Cuts, Mexican Oil Country Pins Hopes on a Rebel

In the wetlands of Tabasco in southeast Mexico, indigenous farmers stand guard outside oil wells. They have no official status—but anyone who wants to do business there has to pay to get past.
Armenia Unrest Eases as Protest Leader Poised to Gain PM Post

Armenia Unrest Eases as Protest Leader Poised to Gain PM Post

Armenia’s ruling Republican Party said it will support the candidate for prime minister who gets backing from one-third of the nation’s parliament members in a May 8 vote, clearing the way for
Asia Arms Itself in Global Defense Shift

Asia Arms Itself in Global Defense Shift

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Ethiopia, Djibouti May Swap Stakes in Airlines, Ports

Ethiopia, Djibouti May Swap Stakes in Airlines, Ports

Ethiopia and Djibouti agreed to swap stakes in strategic public enterprises including airlines, ports and telecommunications companies, as the Horn of Africa neighbors pursue deeper economic
How Free Soup Can Build a Constituency in Venezuela

How Free Soup Can Build a Constituency in Venezuela

The main attraction at Javier Bertucci’s presidential campaign rally wasn’t the Christian hip hop, the interpretive dancers or even the bouncy castle. It was the soup.
Denmark Names Tech Millionaire TV-Star as New Education Minister

Denmark Names Tech Millionaire TV-Star as New Education Minister

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen reshuffled his cabinet to include one of the country’s most famous venture capitalists ahead of a general election due by June 2019.
What Happens If Trump Tries to Fight a Subpoena?

What Happens If Trump Tries to Fight a Subpoena?

Bloomberg’s Stephanie Baker discusses the possibility of President Donald Trump receiving a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. She speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
America’s Last-Ditch Climate Strategy of Retreat Isn’t Going So Well

America’s Last-Ditch Climate Strategy of Retreat Isn’t Going So Well

After two vicious floods, Sidney, N.Y., decided to pull back from the river. Seven years later, things haven’t turned out as planned.
No-Deal Brexit Risk Is Back as Barnier Warns Talks May Fail

No-Deal Brexit Risk Is Back as Barnier Warns Talks May Fail

The prospect of a no-deal Brexit is real again. European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier is ramping up his rhetoric and officials in private worry that the risk of a messy divorce, which had
Macron Calls Australian PM’s Wife ‘Delicious’

Macron Calls Australian PM’s Wife ‘Delicious’

Was it a Freudian slip? A joke about French gastronomy? A parody of Trump’s infamous comments?
U.S. Criticizes Burundi’s Plans to Alter Presidential Term Limits

U.S. Criticizes Burundi’s Plans to Alter Presidential Term Limits

The U.S. State Department said a referendum to amend Burundi’s constitution that includes changing presidential terms “through a non-transparent process” will undermine the East African nation’s
Koch-Backed Groups Are Selling Trump’s Tax Cuts Door-to-Door Ahead of the Midterms

Koch-Backed Groups Are Selling Trump’s Tax Cuts Door-to-Door Ahead of the Midterms

They’re spending $20 million to convince voters of the benefits of the GOP’s central achievement.
Leidos's Treatment of Female Whistle-Blower Gets Pentagon Review

Leidos's Treatment of Female Whistle-Blower Gets Pentagon Review

Defense Department attorneys are reviewing possible disciplinary action against Leidos Holdings Inc. after the Pentagon’s inspector general backed allegations that the information technology company
Trump’s Legal Team Lacks Security Clearances Needed for Mueller Negotiations

Trump’s Legal Team Lacks Security Clearances Needed for Mueller Negotiations

Donald Trump’s current team of lawyers lacks the security clearances needed to discuss sensitive issues related to a possible presidential interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to
Economists Invoke Great Depression in Warning to Trump on Trade

Economists Invoke Great Depression in Warning to Trump on Trade

To some of the biggest voices in U.S. economics, it could be 1930 all over again.
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