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U.K. Labour Lords Expect to Defeat May Over Customs Union

U.K. Labour Lords Expect to Defeat May Over Customs Union

The U.K. Labour Party expects to defeat Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Lords this week in a move that could force her to shift her Brexit policy toward closer ties with the European Union.
Pruitt’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth Is Found to Break Spending Laws

Pruitt’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth Is Found to Break Spending Laws

The Environmental Protection Agency violated spending laws by installing a $43,000 secure "privacy booth" in the office of Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Government Accountability Office has
U.K. Facial Recognition Startup May Help Brexit’s Irish Border Problem

U.K. Facial Recognition Startup May Help Brexit’s Irish Border Problem

A London-based facial recognition startup has talked to the U.K. government over how it can help manage border crossings between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following the U.K.’s
Japan Wonders If Abe Can Bounce Back Again After Scandals Pile Up

Japan Wonders If Abe Can Bounce Back Again After Scandals Pile Up

Abe’s future has come under intense speculation amid a drip-feed of scandals that have prompted a series of public apologies and driven his poll numbers to near record lows.
Zimbabwe Working on Logistics for Diaspora Vote, Moyo Says

Zimbabwe Working on Logistics for Diaspora Vote, Moyo Says

Sibusiso Moyo, Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister, said the country is working on the logistics of allowing citizens who live outside the country to vote in general and presidential elections
U.S. Cuts Off China's ZTE From American Tech for Seven Years

U.S. Cuts Off China's ZTE From American Tech for Seven Years

The U.S. government said Chinese telecommunications-gear maker ZTE Corp. violated the terms of a sanctions settlement and imposed a seven-year ban on purchases of crucial American technology needed to
Trump Bucks Treasury in Ripping China, Russia as FX Meddlers

Trump Bucks Treasury in Ripping China, Russia as FX Meddlers

President Donald Trump accused China and Russia of devaluing their currencies, breaking from his own Treasury chief’s view that no major trading partners are currency manipulators.
EPA Chief of Staff Approved Raises for Aides, Watchdog Finds

EPA Chief of Staff Approved Raises for Aides, Watchdog Finds

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s chief of staff signed off on controversial raises for employees of as much as 72 percent, according to the agency’s internal watchdog.
Chemical Inspectors in Syria So Far Blocked From Attack Site

Chemical Inspectors in Syria So Far Blocked From Attack Site

Inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog met Syrian officials in Damascus on Monday but have so far been denied access to the former rebel stronghold where the alleged use of toxic
Oracle Co-CEO Tells Trump Pentagon Cloud Plan Makes ‘No Sense’

Oracle Co-CEO Tells Trump Pentagon Cloud Plan Makes ‘No Sense’

Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz said she discussed the U.S. Defense Department’s cloud-computing contract with President Donald Trump, and understands that the Pentagon’s plan is to
Chemical Weapons Team in Syria Kept From Alleged Attack Site

Chemical Weapons Team in Syria Kept From Alleged Attack Site

Douma, Syria (AP) -- Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday,
Google’s Facebook Copycat Moves Leave It More Exposed to Privacy Backlash

Google’s Facebook Copycat Moves Leave It More Exposed to Privacy Backlash

Facebook took all the heat, but consumers are still skittish about the search giant when it comes to privacy
Trump Push for Quick Nafta Deal Slowed by Persistent Divide

Trump Push for Quick Nafta Deal Slowed by Persistent Divide

President Donald Trump’s push for a quick resolution to Nafta talks is being stymied by persistent differences among the U.S., Canada and Mexico over a handful of make-or-break issues.
Hochberg Says Chances Are Slim for U.S. Negotiating Into TPP

Hochberg Says Chances Are Slim for U.S. Negotiating Into TPP

Former Export-Import Bank of the United States Chairman and President Fred Hochberg discusses President Donald Trump's renewed interest in TPP ahead of his meeting with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo
Peterson Institute's Schott Sees Japan Steel Tariffs as Way to Leverage Talks

Peterson Institute's Schott Sees Japan Steel Tariffs as Way to Leverage Talks

Peterson Institute for International Economics Senior Fellow, Jeffrey Schott, explains what might come of Abe meeting Trump in Mar-A-Lago and how the U.S. might re-join the TPP. He speaks with Haidi
U.S. to Hit Russia With New Sanctions

U.S. to Hit Russia With New Sanctions

Bloomberg's Ros Krasney discusses new sanctions that may be put on Russia after the latest tensions coming out of Syria. She speaks with Betty Liu on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia." (Source:
Trump Announces 'Precision Strikes' on Syria

Trump Announces 'Precision Strikes' on Syria

President Donald Trump says the U.S. has launched precision strikes on targets associated with the Syrian chemical weapons program. (Source: Bloomberg)
Bolsonaro, Marina Silva Tied in Brazil Amid Racism Charges

Bolsonaro, Marina Silva Tied in Brazil Amid Racism Charges

The first poll since Brazil’s former president was arrested showed environmentalist Marina Silva technically tied as a leading candidate in the next election with Jair Bolsonaro, who is facing
Control Risks MENA Director Discusses Syria Tensions

Control Risks MENA Director Discusses Syria Tensions

Henry Smith, Mena director at Control Risks on Syria Air Strikes, and Mohammad Al Hajj, equity strategist at EFG Hermes Mena, react to joint air strikes in Syria by the U.S., U.K., and France. They
Former First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health, Spokesman Says

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health, Spokesman Says

Houston (AP) -- Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday.
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