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Brexit May Freeze U.K. Out of Robotics, EU Digital New Wave

The U.K. is at risk of missing out on the European Union’s booming digital market that spans robotics, battery-powered vehicles and three-dimensional printing.
Labour Could Bend on Immigration to Keep Banks in Britain After Brexit

Labour Could Bend on Immigration to Keep Banks in Britain After Brexit

Britain’s opposition Labour Party would be willing to set aside voter demands for an immigration clampdown in order to secure a Brexit deal that keeps financial services companies in London.
To Save Democracy, This Economist Wants to Kill Its Core Principle

To Save Democracy, This Economist Wants to Kill Its Core Principle

Dambisa Moyo’s Edge of Chaos makes an argument for weighted voting—giving more voting power to the educated, and taking it away for others.
West Should Rediscover Its ‘Democratic Mojo,’ David Cameron Says

West Should Rediscover Its ‘Democratic Mojo,’ David Cameron Says

Western countries need to “mount a fightback” against the rise of populism that’s led to Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, David Cameron said.
Firing of Striking Nurses Stokes Concern About Zimbabwe’s Democracy

Firing of Striking Nurses Stokes Concern About Zimbabwe’s Democracy

The Zimbabwean government’s dismissal of thousands of striking nurses dimmed hopes that the removal of Robert Mugabe as president last year would usher in a new era of stability in the southern
Chris Christie’s Official Portrait to Cost $85,000

Chris Christie’s Official Portrait to Cost $85,000

Australian artist Paul Newton will paint the portrait of the Republican, who left office after eight years in January.
Turkey President's Vote Gamble Brings Him Closer to One-Man Rule

Turkey President's Vote Gamble Brings Him Closer to One-Man Rule

Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught opponents off guard and divided with his call for snap elections, making it even more likely he’ll emerge in a few weeks as Turkey’s first all-powerful executive president.
Merkel Huddles With Macron to Coordinate Trade Pitch to Trump

Merkel Huddles With Macron to Coordinate Trade Pitch to Trump

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel are drawing up a common message on global trade ahead of trips to Washington next week.
Curtain Falls on Cuba’s Castro Era With Selection of New President

Curtain Falls on Cuba’s Castro Era With Selection of New President

Miguel Diaz-Canel took over as Cuba’s president Thursday, moving quickly to downplay expectations of change in an island ruled by the Castro family for six decades.
How an Opioid Deadlier Than Heroin Became Off Limits for Researchers

How an Opioid Deadlier Than Heroin Became Off Limits for Researchers

A powerful illegal opioid is causing tens of thousands of deaths, but a standoff between government researchers and federal law enforcement is keeping scientists from finding a way to stop it from
Trump Lawyer Cohen Drops Suits Against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

Trump Lawyer Cohen Drops Suits Against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, dropped his defamation lawsuits against BuzzFeed and the investigative firm Fusion GPS over a dossier of information about
Kremlin Faces Unappetizing Menu for Helping Sanctioned Rusal

Kremlin Faces Unappetizing Menu for Helping Sanctioned Rusal

Russia’s government has pledged to help the tycoons and companies hit by U.S. sanctions, but hasn’t laid out any detailed plans. United Co. Rusal, the aluminum giant controlled by billionaire Oleg
Amazon’s Other Jeff Steps Into the Spotlight

Amazon’s Other Jeff Steps Into the Spotlight

Retail chief Jeff Wilke talks about the company’s AI ambitions and downplays Trump concerns.
Sen. Rounds Says U.S. Needs a Fair Trade Policy and TPP

Sen. Rounds Says U.S. Needs a Fair Trade Policy and TPP

Sen. Mike Rounds, a Republican from South Dakota, discusses President Donald Trump's tariffs and the impact they will have on his state and U.S. foreign relationships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Tom
Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Say They Feared for Their Lives

Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Say They Feared for Their Lives

The video, recorded on a white customer's cellphone, galvanized people around the country who saw the exchange as modern-day racism.
Does Anybody on Capitol Hill Care About the Trillion Dollar Deficit?

Does Anybody on Capitol Hill Care About the Trillion Dollar Deficit?

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses deficit spending, Nikki Haley and U.S.-North Korea relations. He speaks with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Macron Carries Torch for Europe to White House

Macron Carries Torch for Europe to White House

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China’s Economic Numbers Have a Credibility Problem

China’s Economic Numbers Have a Credibility Problem

Suspicions that the country is cooking the books persist despite a government crackdown on cheating cadres.
The CIA Is Getting a Private-Sector Makeover

The CIA Is Getting a Private-Sector Makeover

Mike Pompeo’s old friend, Brian Bulatao, is bringing business school lessons to the world of espionage.
South America's Star Economy Set to Vote to Keep It That Way

South America's Star Economy Set to Vote to Keep It That Way

With Paraguay’s economy booming, this Sunday’s elections are less about policies and more about the candidates and their party machines.