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Trump's Tariff Relief Comes Down to the Wire Ahead of May 1 Deadline

Trump's Tariff Relief Comes Down to the Wire Ahead of May 1 Deadline

President Donald Trump hasn’t decided whether to extend allied nations relief from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, even though temporary exemptions are set to expire in less than 24 hours.
Former Bush Ethics Lawyer, a Trump Critic, Enters Minnesota Senate Race

Former Bush Ethics Lawyer, a Trump Critic, Enters Minnesota Senate Race

A former Republican White House lawyer in President George W. Bush's administration and a prominent critic of President Donald Trump announced Monday that he'll run for Al Franken's Minnesota Senate
Corporate America Is Saving Boatloads on Trump Tax-Cut Windfall

Corporate America Is Saving Boatloads on Trump Tax-Cut Windfall

America’s companies are swimming in cash thanks to the big cut in the corporate tax rate.
After Political Snag, Israel in Gear to Host Giro D’Italia

After Political Snag, Israel in Gear to Host Giro D’Italia

After resolving a brief crisis over the status of its proclaimed capital, Israel is ready to finally get things underway this week with its historic hosting of the Giro d'Italia cycling race.
Trump Floats Kim Summit in Demilitarized Zone, Singapore

Trump Floats Kim Summit in Demilitarized Zone, Singapore

President Donald Trump said Monday his administration is considering holding a potential meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone marking the North’s border with South Korea,
Trump, Pence to Speak at NRA Convention Friday in Dallas

Trump, Pence to Speak at NRA Convention Friday in Dallas

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will both speak at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas on Friday.
With Italy's Coalition Talks Failing, Five Star Seeks June Vote

With Italy's Coalition Talks Failing, Five Star Seeks June Vote

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement said it’s seeking new elections in Italy as early as June after efforts to start government talks with both the center-right alliance and the center-left
Brazil’s Lost Fiscal Decade Is a Time Bomb Awaiting the Next President

Brazil’s Lost Fiscal Decade Is a Time Bomb Awaiting the Next President

Brazil’s next president will face a myriad of daunting tasks. The one challenge that will most shape the country’s future is whether it can put its public accounts in order.
Mnuchin Ready to Talk Trade in China

Mnuchin Ready to Talk Trade in China

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's upcoming trip to China and peace talks on the Korean peninsula. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
May Loses ‘Human Shield’ Ahead of Big Brexit Week

May Loses ‘Human Shield’ Ahead of Big Brexit Week

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Here's How the EU Will Punch Back Against Trump Trade Tariffs

Here's How the EU Will Punch Back Against Trump Trade Tariffs

President Donald Trump will decide by midnight Monday if the U.S. will slap permanent aluminum and steel tariffs on the European Union, inflaming trans-Atlantic tensions and raising the chances of a
Congo's Katumbi to Return Home When Vote Certain to Go Ahead

Congo's Katumbi to Return Home When Vote Certain to Go Ahead

Democratic Republic of Congo presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi said he’ll return from exile once he’s convinced long-delayed presidential elections are going to take place.
May Promotes Anti-EU Former Banker, Shifting the Brexit Balance

May Promotes Anti-EU Former Banker, Shifting the Brexit Balance

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has named Sajid Javid, a 48-year-old euroskeptic, as home secretary in an appointment that could tip the balance of power in the Cabinet toward a harder Brexit.
Barnier Says Risk Remains in Brexit Talks, No Spirit of Revenge

Barnier Says Risk Remains in Brexit Talks, No Spirit of Revenge

Brexit talks could yet fail as the two sides grapple with the Irish border issue, Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief negotiator, said.
Theresa May Appoints Sajid  Javid as U.K. Home Secretary

Theresa May Appoints Sajid Javid as U.K. Home Secretary

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Sajid Javid as home secretary, Bloomberg News reports.
At Least 26 Killed in Missile Attack on Syria, Iranian Positions

At Least 26 Killed in Missile Attack on Syria, Iranian Positions

Missile attacks targeted Syrian and Iranian military positions in two Syrian provinces late Sunday, killing at least 26 people, a monitoring group said.
Nine Journalists Among 29 Dead in Kabul Blasts Claimed by Islamic State

Nine Journalists Among 29 Dead in Kabul Blasts Claimed by Islamic State

Back-to-back bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul have killed 29 people including nine journalists in the deadliest attack on Afghanistan’s media since 2001.
Italy's Governing Options Ebb as Di Maio Clashes With Renzi

Italy's Governing Options Ebb as Di Maio Clashes With Renzi

Efforts to start government talks between Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star and the center-left Democratic Party were thrown into disarray as leaders of the two parties said dialogue was
The Pentagon Could Get Self-Driving Vehicles First

The Pentagon Could Get Self-Driving Vehicles First

Forget Uber, Waymo and Tesla: the next big name in self-driving vehicles could be the Pentagon.
Eyeing 2020, Mayors Dream of First City Hall-to-White House Leap

Eyeing 2020, Mayors Dream of First City Hall-to-White House Leap

Running a big city isn’t just potholes, garbage pickup and parking fines. In recent years, it’s been immigration, police violence and culture wars -- national issues that may boost the prospect of a