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How a Remote Iranian Port Could Heighten China-India Tensions

How a Remote Iranian Port Could Heighten China-India Tensions

A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India.
Top Farm-State Lawmakers Skeptical of Trump Making Farmers Whole

Top Farm-State Lawmakers Skeptical of Trump Making Farmers Whole

Leading lawmakers on congressional agriculture committees said Tuesday they’re skeptical that the White House can fix any economic harm for farmers arising from a trade dispute with China by giving
Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is Cooperating With Mueller's Russia Probe

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is Cooperating With Mueller's Russia Probe

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that his company is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
What Sen. Moran Wants to Hear From Mark Zuckerberg

What Sen. Moran Wants to Hear From Mark Zuckerberg

Sen. Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, talks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang prior to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before lawmakers. (Source: Bloomberg)
Billionaire's Quest for Power Stress Tests Czech Democracy

Billionaire's Quest for Power Stress Tests Czech Democracy

Czech President Milos Zeman advised billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis to hold talks with the Communists and a far-right party after he has failed to muster majority backing in parliament.
Trump Lawyer Reportedly Invested in New York City Taxi Medallions

Trump Lawyer Reportedly Invested in New York City Taxi Medallions

The FBI raid on the offices of President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, included one surprising aspect: taxi medallions. Agents were seeking documents on Cohen’s ownership of “numerous” New
Trump Has the Power to Fire Mueller, White House Says

Trump Has the Power to Fire Mueller, White House Says

The White House “has been advised” that President Donald Trump has the authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday.
Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's Value While Senators Question Apology

Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's Value While Senators Question Apology

Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg defended the social network’s value before Congress and pledged to correct its mistakes, as senators questioned whether he’ll deliver after years of failed
Trump’s Alleged Affairs Become a Legal Threat After Raid on His Lawyer

Trump’s Alleged Affairs Become a Legal Threat After Raid on His Lawyer

An FBI raid on Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer has transformed the president’s purported affairs with an ex-Playboy model and an adult film star from political obstacles he could swat away into
Trump Praises Xi’s Speech, Easing U.S.-China Trade Tensions

Trump Praises Xi’s Speech, Easing U.S.-China Trade Tensions

President Donald Trump praised Xi Jinping’s “kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers” on Tuesday after the Chinese president pledged to open the nation’s banking and auto manufacturing sectors.
South Africa MPC Member Prefers Single-Point CPI Target

South Africa MPC Member Prefers Single-Point CPI Target

A single-point inflation target for South Africa would be simpler to aim for, Monetary Policy Committee member Fundi Tshazibana said.
White House Says Trump Can Fire Mueller. Republicans Warn It’d Be a Mistake

White House Says Trump Can Fire Mueller. Republicans Warn It’d Be a Mistake

President Donald Trump has been advised he has authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, a White House spokeswoman said, as top Republicans in Congress warned that doing so may put his
No Evidence of Credible Threats Against Pruitt, Democrats Say

No Evidence of Credible Threats Against Pruitt, Democrats Say

Senate Democrats have obtained internal Environmental Protection Agency documents they say show no evidence of specific, credible, physical threats against Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert Set to Resign

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert Set to Resign

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the resignation of U.S. Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Sweden Democrats, Party With Neo-Nazi Roots, Tries to Soften Its Image

Sweden Democrats, Party With Neo-Nazi Roots, Tries to Soften Its Image

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats may have shunned some of its more extreme members, but the party with neo-Nazi roots is still far from being welcomed by the establishment.
Trump Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert to Resign

Trump Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert to Resign

Bossert has served in the White House since Trump’s inauguration.
Sen. Kennedy Doesn't Want to Regulate Facebook

Sen. Kennedy Doesn't Want to Regulate Facebook

Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, discusses Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's upcoming testimony to Congress and possible regulation of social-media companies. He speaks
Sen. Thune Says Social Media Rules to Be Weighed 'Down the Road'

Sen. Thune Says Social Media Rules to Be Weighed 'Down the Road'

Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and a Republican from South Dakota, discusses Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill and the
Russia Gas Link ‘Not Possible’ If Ukraine Is Harmed, Merkel Says

Russia Gas Link ‘Not Possible’ If Ukraine Is Harmed, Merkel Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a new Russian natural-gas pipeline is impossible if it leaves Ukraine empty-handed.
Trump Cancels Trip to Peru Summit to Oversee Syria Response

Trump Cancels Trip to Peru Summit to Oversee Syria Response

President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip this weekend to South America where he was to participate in a summit with other Western Hemisphere leaders, the White House said, as he contemplates a