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Trump Says Payment to Stormy Daniels Was Legal

Trump Says Payment to Stormy Daniels Was Legal

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli discusses a change in President Trump's "Stormy" story. He speaks with Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
Swaps Show Anxiety Rising as Mexico Frontrunner Solidifies Lead

Swaps Show Anxiety Rising as Mexico Frontrunner Solidifies Lead

Mexico’s debt rose to the riskiest in almost a year after leftist presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador widened his lead ahead of the July 1 vote.
Trump's Name Could Disappear From Another New York Tower

Trump's Name Could Disappear From Another New York Tower

A New York judge ruled a condominium building on the city’s west side isn’t obligated to keep President Donald Trump’s name emblazoned on it.
U.S.-China Trade Talks End With Key Differences Still Unresolved

U.S.-China Trade Talks End With Key Differences Still Unresolved

Two days of U.S.-China trade discussions ended in Beijing with an agreement to keep on talking, and little else.
Another Top EPA Official Is Leaving, Sources Say

Another Top EPA Official Is Leaving, Sources Say

A third top EPA official is leaving the agency amid intensifying scrutiny of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s travel, spending and condo rental.
Ivory Coast’s Army Fears More Mutinies Over Bonus Dispute

Ivory Coast’s Army Fears More Mutinies Over Bonus Dispute

Ivory Coast’s army has been placed on alert on concern that some troops may restart mutinies.
Trump's Tariffs Are Making Things Even Worse for U.S. Newspapers

Trump's Tariffs Are Making Things Even Worse for U.S. Newspapers

A Canada-U.S. trade fight is adding to their costs.
VW Says CEO Testimony Sought by U.S. Congress Isn't Necessary

VW Says CEO Testimony Sought by U.S. Congress Isn't Necessary

Volkswagen AG said a hearing for which the U.S. Congress is seeking testimony from its CEO is "not necessary."
How Can U.S. Fight the Opioid Crisis? Try Antidote Patents

How Can U.S. Fight the Opioid Crisis? Try Antidote Patents

The Trump administration should fight the opioid epidemic with a novel weapon, say the city of Baltimore and a consumer advocacy group: overriding patents on the widely-used overdose antidote
Iran Accuses Trump of ‘Bullying’ as Nuclear Deal Deadline Nears

Iran Accuses Trump of ‘Bullying’ as Nuclear Deal Deadline Nears

Iran intensified its criticism of President Donald Trump days before he decides whether to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal that lifted punishing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Gabon’s President Reappoints Issoze-Ngondet as Prime Minister

Gabon’s President Reappoints Issoze-Ngondet as Prime Minister

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo reappointed Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet as prime minister.
Six Key Issues in the China Trade Talks

Six Key Issues in the China Trade Talks

Top economic officials from the Trump administration have arrived in China for trade talks. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli examines the main issues the United States looks to address on "Bloomberg Markets:
FDA Chief Floats Rethinking of Laws Allowing Drug-Plan Rebates

FDA Chief Floats Rethinking of Laws Allowing Drug-Plan Rebates

Days ahead of the expected rollout of a White House plan to tackle soaring drug prices, a top U.S. health official asked whether the legal status of drug-plan rebates should get another look.
Gay-Rights Groups Rebuke Serb Minister for ‘Archaic’ Remarks

Gay-Rights Groups Rebuke Serb Minister for ‘Archaic’ Remarks

Serbian gay-rights groups rebuked a government minister on Thursday for his call to halt imports of a children’s book that depicts same-sex couples as parents, saying his comments are “archaic.”
Iran's Surge in Oil Exports Doesn't Mean Output Is On the Rise

Iran's Surge in Oil Exports Doesn't Mean Output Is On the Rise

Iran is seeing bumper oil exports. But that doesn’t mean production is on a similar trend.
Stuck In the Middle: These Are Theresa May's Four Brexit Options

Stuck In the Middle: These Are Theresa May's Four Brexit Options

Prime Minister Theresa May is stuck. Her inner Brexit Cabinet has rejected her proposed customs relationship with the European Union. But the alternative would crash into the long-running Irish border
Italian President Prepares Last-Ditch Attempt to Form Government

Italian President Prepares Last-Ditch Attempt to Form Government

Italian President Sergio Mattarella will hold a new round of talks with parties next week in a final attempt to form a political government two months after inconclusive elections, a senior state

Zimbabwe Ruling Party Primaries Marked by Upsets And Mayhem

Zimbabwe’s ruling party saw some major upsets and raucous bickering during its primaries this week ahead of general elections due by August.
Brazil Avoids Default Risk by Approving Venezuela Loan Pay-Out

Brazil Avoids Default Risk by Approving Venezuela Loan Pay-Out

Brazil avoided a possible default as Congress approved funds for the payment of a loan guarantee made to Venezuela and Mozambique.