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As Military Tightens Grip, Pakistan's Ex-PM Heads to London

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s former prime minister, left for London on Wednesday ahead of a looming verdict on corruption charges he and his daughter Maryam face amid mounting signs of a military-led
Shinzo Abe Faces Protests, Sinking Polls

Shinzo Abe Faces Protests, Sinking Polls

University of Shizuoka Professor Seijiro Takeshita weighs in on Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's woes. Takeshita speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Slams TPP Again Ahead of Trade Talks With Japan's Abe

Trump Slams TPP Again Ahead of Trade Talks With Japan's Abe

President Donald Trump again soured on the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership ahead of planned trade talks on Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Asia Group's Mohandas on U.S.-China Relations, North Korea

The Asia Group's Mohandas on U.S.-China Relations, North Korea

Siddharth Mohandas, principal and director of research at The Asia Group, discusses U.S.-China trade relations, the U.S.' China policy and President Trump's meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong-un. He
Spain Is Booming and Now Voters Turn Against the Prime Minister

Spain Is Booming and Now Voters Turn Against the Prime Minister

Mariano Rajoy’s gravity-defying run is at risk from the strange logic of Spanish politics.
Likelihood of Full-Scale Trade War Is Not Over Says Dechert's Tao Jingzhou

Likelihood of Full-Scale Trade War Is Not Over Says Dechert's Tao Jingzhou

Tao Jingzhou, Dechert managing partner, discusses the confusion between U.S. and China communication on trade. He speaks with Haidi Lun and David Fickling on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Sanctions Crisis Risks 60,000 Workers and Putin Needs a Plan

Sanctions Crisis Risks 60,000 Workers and Putin Needs a Plan

Two weeks after the U.S. slapped sanctions on Russia’s United Co. Rusal, some workers are starting to worry: will they get paid next week?
Putin Still Wants Deal With Trump, Even After Sanctions, Syria Attack

Putin Still Wants Deal With Trump, Even After Sanctions, Syria Attack

After U.S. sanctions crippled an entire Russian industry and air strikes in Syria threatened the first direct clash between nuclear superpowers since the Cold War, Vladimir Putin is seeking to dial
Brexit Is Causing Ripples in Iceland

Brexit Is Causing Ripples in Iceland

Brexit is causing ripples across the North Atlantic.
Theresa May Faces a New Brexit Challenge From the House of Lords

Theresa May Faces a New Brexit Challenge From the House of Lords

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy faces a renewed threat on Wednesday when her flagship bill returns to Parliament’s upper chamber, where Lords of all political stripes are seeking to
Al-Qaeda Raids in Somalia Scuttle Africa's Plan to Withdraw

Al-Qaeda Raids in Somalia Scuttle Africa's Plan to Withdraw

African troops battling an al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia for the past decade stand little chance of withdrawing by their deadline in two years as the government remains fragile and a spike in militant
Trump’s Trade War Hits Another Red State

Trump’s Trade War Hits Another Red State

What’s the matter with Kansas? It’ll be hardest hit by new Chinese tariffs.
The Five Men Who Could Be Singapore's Next (Young) Leader

The Five Men Who Could Be Singapore's Next (Young) Leader

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 66, has said he will reshuffle his cabinet soon and is widely expected to do so before Parliament reconvenes on May 7. The impending changes will increase the
Senate Won’t Consider Measure to Protect Mueller, McConnell Says

Senate Won’t Consider Measure to Protect Mueller, McConnell Says

The Senate won’t take up legislation designed to thwart any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a week before the
China's $1 Billion White Elephant: the Port Ships Don't Use

China's $1 Billion White Elephant: the Port Ships Don't Use

Each year roughly 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Almost none of them stop to unload cargo.
McConnell Opposes Trump’s Attempt to Cancel Some 2018 Spending

McConnell Opposes Trump’s Attempt to Cancel Some 2018 Spending

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he opposes a White House attempt to cancel billions of dollars in federal spending from last month’s 2018 appropriations bill.
U.S. Talking Directly to N. Korea at 'High Levels,' Trump Says

U.S. Talking Directly to N. Korea at 'High Levels,' Trump Says

Trump says the United States is talking to North Korea directly and at 'high levels.' Bloomberg's Bill Faries joins Julia Chatterley and Scarlet Fu to explain. (Source: Bloomberg)
GOP Rep. Hensarling on Quarles, Stress Tests, Dodd-Frank

GOP Rep. Hensarling on Quarles, Stress Tests, Dodd-Frank

Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling of Texas, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, discusses Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles' testimony before Congress and
Senator Who Led Opposition to Lula’s Party Faces Corruption Trial

Senator Who Led Opposition to Lula’s Party Faces Corruption Trial

Brazilian Senator Aecio Neves, who narrowly lost the 2014 elections to President Dilma Rousseff, will stand trial before the country’s top court on charges of corruption and obstruction of justice.
Tech Firms May Beat Trump in Debate Over Chinese Joint Ventures

Tech Firms May Beat Trump in Debate Over Chinese Joint Ventures

Lobbyists for IBM and other large U.S. technology companies may succeed in gutting a key part of proposed legislation that aims to subject partnerships with Chinese firms to approval by a secretive