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Public Wages Impasse Puts South Africa's Ramaphosa in a Bind

Public Wages Impasse Puts South Africa's Ramaphosa in a Bind

A standoff between South Africa’s government and unions representing its 1.3 million workers over pay puts President Cyril Ramaphosa in a jam.
Trump Trade War Spurs India to Import More Oil, Drones From U.S.

Trump Trade War Spurs India to Import More Oil, Drones From U.S.

India is seeking more oil, drones and aircraft from the U.S. to help narrow its $28 billion trade surplus amid rising concerns of possible collateral damage to its economy from President Donald
Macron Arrives at White House Ahead of Talks With Trump

Macron Arrives at White House Ahead of Talks With Trump

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports from the White House on the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron. He speaks on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
Rand Paul Says He'll Back Pompeo, Ensuring Support in Committee

Rand Paul Says He'll Back Pompeo, Ensuring Support in Committee

Republican Senator Rand Paul said he’ll support Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be the next secretary of state, admitting he changed his mind after the CIA director assured him that he believes the Iraq
Brexit-Backer Liam Fox Offers an Argument for Keeping Customs Union

Brexit-Backer Liam Fox Offers an Argument for Keeping Customs Union

Has a key pro-Brexit member of Theresa May’s Cabinet offered a rationale as to why a euroskeptic might be able to live with keeping the U.K. in the customs union?
Flight Records Unfold Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

Flight Records Unfold Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

Flight records dispute President Donald Trump's alibi given to former FBI director James Comey that he spent only one night in Moscow during a 2013 trip. Bloomberg's Vernon Silver reports on "What'd
Pentagon Says Cloud Winner Must Stay Ahead to Extend Contract

Pentagon Says Cloud Winner Must Stay Ahead to Extend Contract

The winner of the U.S. military’s competition for broad cloud computing services will be evaluated after an initial two-year contract for how well it’s kept up with industry innovations including on
CDC Director Makes $375,000, Far Exceeding His Predecessors’ Pay

CDC Director Makes $375,000, Far Exceeding His Predecessors’ Pay

The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other past directors, government officials confirmed.
White House Deterring Republicans From Defending Pruitt, Sources Say

White House Deterring Republicans From Defending Pruitt, Sources Say

White House officials are cautioning Republican lawmakers and other conservative allies to temper their defense of Scott Pruitt, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
Rosenstein Makes Rare Argument Before Supreme Court

Rosenstein Makes Rare Argument Before Supreme Court

For one afternoon at least, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein went from being President Donald Trump’s Twitter target to being the administration’s Supreme Court mouthpiece.
EU’s Barnier Warns U.K. It Must Produce Its Post-Brexit ‘Vision’

EU’s Barnier Warns U.K. It Must Produce Its Post-Brexit ‘Vision’

The U.K. must present a clear plan for its future relationship with the European Union if Brexit negotiations are to move forward, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said.
Court Blocks Trump Effort to Delay Boost in ‘Gas Guzzler’ Fines

Court Blocks Trump Effort to Delay Boost in ‘Gas Guzzler’ Fines

Automakers will face steeper penalties if they fall short of annual U.S. fuel economy targets after a federal court blocked a Trump administration move to delay a scheduled increase in the fines,
Former Generals Oppose Trump’s CIA Nominee

Former Generals Oppose Trump’s CIA Nominee

Dozens of former senior U.S. military leaders pressed senators to block Gina Haspel from becoming the next CIA director.
Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in Russia during that
Macron Lands in U.S. to Fanfare Ahead of Tough Talks With Trump

Macron Lands in U.S. to Fanfare Ahead of Tough Talks With Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington on Monday for a three-day visit heavy on symbolism and substance as Donald Trump hosts the first official state visit of his presidency.
Lords Defeat May Again on Brexit, This Time Over Rights

Lords Defeat May Again on Brexit, This Time Over Rights

The U.K.’s upper house voted against Prime Minister Theresa May on a key piece of Brexit legislation for the third time in a week.
Finnish President Spoke With Trump About Arctic, Office Says

Finnish President Spoke With Trump About Arctic, Office Says

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto had a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday.
U.K. Urges G-7 to Make Case to Keep Iran Deal as U.S. Wavers

U.K. Urges G-7 to Make Case to Keep Iran Deal as U.S. Wavers

Foreign ministers of Group of Seven nations are wrestling with how and whether to change the Iran nuclear deal as the U.S. wonders whether the pact can be saved.
Mexican Peso Gets Crushed as Lopez Obrador’s Election Lead Looks Untouchable

Mexican Peso Gets Crushed as Lopez Obrador’s Election Lead Looks Untouchable

Mexico’s peso is all of a sudden the worst performing major currency as investors begin to accept that the next president is likely to be the populist firebrand they feared.
Germany Wants to Help U.K. Banks But Needs Concessions

Germany Wants to Help U.K. Banks But Needs Concessions

Germany wants to help U.K. banks get access to the European market after Brexit, but would need Britain to make concessions, according to a person familiar with the German government’s position.