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Brexit Rebels in Scotland Add to Theresa May's Disarray

Brexit Rebels in Scotland Add to Theresa May's Disarray

Britain’s quest to leave the European Union is riddled with infighting, and now another domestic political battle looks set to rumble on through the increasingly tricky negotiations.
Why China's First Steps Into MSCI Are Such a Big Deal

Why China's First Steps Into MSCI Are Such a Big Deal

Some 234 of China’s large-cap domestic stocks are about to get a significant new inflow of investment. They are among the companies that MSCI Inc., the New York-based provider of financial tools, is
Iran Deal Withdrawal May Spur Arms Race, Ex-DOE Head Moniz Says

Iran Deal Withdrawal May Spur Arms Race, Ex-DOE Head Moniz Says

Ernest Moniz, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal when he served as U.S. energy secretary in the Obama administration, warned that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the
Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Defends Release of Cohen Bank Data

Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Defends Release of Cohen Bank Data

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, defended his explosive disclosure last week of more than $1 million in payments from companies including AT&T Inc. to
In Gaza Camps, Palestinian Dream of Return Still Burns Bright

In Gaza Camps, Palestinian Dream of Return Still Burns Bright

At a protest camp near Gaza’s border with Israel, young men huddle around two plastic kites whose long tails end in tightly-wound rags. One dips the rags in a bucket of gasoline and lights them,
Mexico's Fox Says Trump Has Been Stubborn on Nafta

Mexico's Fox Says Trump Has Been Stubborn on Nafta

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox, author of "Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets," discusses Nafta negotiations, President Trump, and the Mexican presidential election. He speaks on
U.K. Launches Fund to Stop Companies From Heading to U.S. for Capital

U.K. Launches Fund to Stop Companies From Heading to U.S. for Capital

A U.K. government-backed bank started a funding program that seeks to stop British entrepreneurs from going overseas to raise money they need to scale up their businesses.
Anti-Graft Fight Helps Ghana's President Win Over Skeptics

Anti-Graft Fight Helps Ghana's President Win Over Skeptics

Few Ghanaians were surprised when President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged that he would fulfill his campaign promise to fight graft. But what’s caught their attention was his appointment this year of an
World’s Largest ID Database Exposed by Indian Government Errors

World’s Largest ID Database Exposed by Indian Government Errors

India’s government counts on high-tech encryption, multi-layered authentication, and even 13-feet high walls to protect the world’s largest biometric database.
U.K. Officials Weigh Brexit Options for Fixing Irish Border

U.K. Officials Weigh Brexit Options for Fixing Irish Border

Extending the U.K.’s transitional customs arrangements with the European Union could be a way to resolve the thorniest question facing the Brexit negotiations, according to people familiar with the
Mueller Refutes Manafort’s Claim of Grand Jury Leaks by Government

Mueller Refutes Manafort’s Claim of Grand Jury Leaks by Government

Special counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge to reject a request by Paul Manafort for a hearing to determine whether government officials improperly leaked secret grand-jury information to the
Costly Helicopter Rides for U.S. Officials Show Afghanistan’s Security Decline

Costly Helicopter Rides for U.S. Officials Show Afghanistan’s Security Decline

The deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan is turning up in a new way: The cost for U.S. personnel to take a three-mile helicopter flight to Kabul’s airport is surging.
Former Senate Leader Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Cancer

Former Senate Leader Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Cancer

Former Senate leader Harry Reid was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas.
U.S. Senators to Introduce Bill Halting Canada Paper Tariffs

U.S. Senators to Introduce Bill Halting Canada Paper Tariffs

A bipartisan group of 10 senators led by Republican Susan Collins will introduce a bill that would pause duties on paper imported from Canada, according to a copy of the bill obtained by Bloomberg
Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on First Day, EPA Watchdog Says

Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on First Day, EPA Watchdog Says

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented around-the-clock armed security protection on his very first day, according to new details disclosed Monday by the agency's internal
Trump Talks With Man Hailed as Hero in Waffle House Shooting

Trump Talks With Man Hailed as Hero in Waffle House Shooting

President Donald Trump has spoken with a Tennessee man who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Waffle House.
Melania Trump Had Surgery to Treat Benign Kidney Condition, White House Says

Melania Trump Had Surgery to Treat Benign Kidney Condition, White House Says

First lady Melania Trump underwent successful surgery to treat a kidney condition on Monday, the White House said.
Trump Muddies ZTE Role in China Talks as Ross Reviews Sanctions

Trump Muddies ZTE Role in China Talks as Ross Reviews Sanctions

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the U.S. is exploring alternatives to punish China’s ZTE Corp. for breaking sanctions law separately from trade negotiations, a two-track strategy that President
Northeastern's Waxman Sees Big Rift Between Palestinians and Trump

Northeastern's Waxman Sees Big Rift Between Palestinians and Trump

Dov Waxman, Northeastern University professor of political science, discusses what's behind the clashes on the Gaza-Israel border with David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Split-Screen Coverage of Violence in Gaza and Ceremony in Jerusalem

Split-Screen Coverage of Violence in Gaza and Ceremony in Jerusalem

Palestinian death toll climbs as U.S. officials unveil contentious new embassy.