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Trump Vows Farmers Will Be ‘Better Off’ Because of Trade Fight

Trump Vows Farmers Will Be ‘Better Off’ Because of Trade Fight

President Donald Trump promised U.S. farmers that they will emerge from a trade dispute with China better off despite threats from Beijing to impose tariffs targeting American agricultural products.
Trump Says U.S. Close on Nafta Revision But Threatens Pullout

Trump Says U.S. Close on Nafta Revision But Threatens Pullout

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is close to renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico but nonetheless threatened to pull out of the landmark free-trade agreement.
Neal Katyal Runs a Legal SWAT Team to Combat President Trump

Neal Katyal Runs a Legal SWAT Team to Combat President Trump

The former solicitor general once argued for the White House at the Supreme Court. Now he’s on the other side.
Xi Warns Against Returning to a ‘Cold War Mentality’

Xi Warns Against Returning to a ‘Cold War Mentality’

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated pledges to open sectors from banking to auto manufacturing in a speech that also warned against returning to a “Cold War mentality” amid trade disputes with
May Hints at Softer Stance on EU Migration in Brexit Trade Talks

May Hints at Softer Stance on EU Migration in Brexit Trade Talks

Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would look at the issue of European migration as part of negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, an indication she may be willing to
Trump Says He'll Meet With North Korea's Kim in May or June

Trump Says He'll Meet With North Korea's Kim in May or June

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May or early June, and expressed hope they’d reach a deal on “de-nuking” the Korean peninsula.
Russia Retaliation for Sanctions Could Hit U.S. Companies

Russia Retaliation for Sanctions Could Hit U.S. Companies

Russia has promised a “harsh response” to the new U.S. sanctions that sent its financial markets into a tailspin, but without similar leverage over the American economy, the Kremlin is likely to look
Pruitt’s Condo Deal, Travel Draw Rebuke From Top Ethics Official

Pruitt’s Condo Deal, Travel Draw Rebuke From Top Ethics Official

The federal government’s top ethics officer prodded the Environmental Protection Agency to scrutinize Administrator Scott Pruitt’s unorthodox rental of a Capitol Hill condo and travel habits, saying
Sen. Wicker Says Facebook 'Winked' at Privacy Concerns

Sen. Wicker Says Facebook 'Winked' at Privacy Concerns

Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, discusses allegations concerning Facebook's use of personal data ahead of this week's Congressional Hearings. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jonathan
U.K.'s May Condemns ‘Horrific’ Attack on Civilians in Syria

U.K.'s May Condemns ‘Horrific’ Attack on Civilians in Syria

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the suspected chemical weapon attack that killed at least 40 Syrian civilians as “horrific” and “reprehensible,” and said the U.K. is “working with allies on any
U.S. Attorney Named to Give Congress Records on Clinton's Emails

U.S. Attorney Named to Give Congress Records on Clinton's Emails

Attorney General Jeff Sessions put Chicago U.S. Attorney John Lausch in charge of providing Congress with documents on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server
Trump Says U.S. Will Respond to Syria Attack ‘Forcefully’

Trump Says U.S. Will Respond to Syria Attack ‘Forcefully’

President Donald Trump said the U.S. will respond “forcefully” to a suspected chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime over the weekend, after suggesting earlier that
Macron Not Ready to Wean France Off Spending Addiction Just Yet

Macron Not Ready to Wean France Off Spending Addiction Just Yet

French President Emmanuel Macron’s first annual checkup with the European Union’s budget doctor won’t be pretty.
Trump’s Company Asked Panama’s President for Help in Hotel Dispute

Trump’s Company Asked Panama’s President for Help in Hotel Dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump's company appealed directly to Panama's president to intervene in its fight over control of a luxury hotel.
Agencies Expected to Sign Memo to Speed Up Public Works Approvals

Agencies Expected to Sign Memo to Speed Up Public Works Approvals

More than a dozen federal agencies agreed to slash the time needed for environmental reviews and permitting on major infrastructure projects, a cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure
Ryan, Pelosi Grip on Power in Play in November Elections

Ryan, Pelosi Grip on Power in Play in November Elections

The hold House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have on their party leadership roles could be the biggest casualties of a November election that may upend control of the chamber and
The Latest: UN Seeks Way to Address Chemical Arms in Syria

The Latest: UN Seeks Way to Address Chemical Arms in Syria

Beirut (AP) -- The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):
Malaysia's Mahathir Warns Chinese Investors

Malaysia's Mahathir Warns Chinese Investors

Chinese investors in Malaysia will face tougher scrutiny if former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad wins back power in the upcoming election. Mahathir spoke exclusively with Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin
Pentagon Says It's Not Conducting Missile Strikes: Syria Update

Pentagon Says It's Not Conducting Missile Strikes: Syria Update

A Syrian airbase was hit with a missile attack early on Monday, the country’s official news agency reported, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a “big price to pay” in response to