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How Will the White House Respond to China's Tariffs on U.S. Goods?

How Will the White House Respond to China's Tariffs on U.S. Goods?

Bloomberg's Emma O'Brien and Kevin Cirilli discuss Chinese tariffs on U.S. goods and possible White House reaction. They speak on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Austrian Anti-Smoking Campaign Challenges Populists on Home Turf

Austrian Anti-Smoking Campaign Challenges Populists on Home Turf

Anti-tobacco activists turned the tables on a populist party in Austria’s ruling coalition by submitting more than half a million signatures against a reinstated law that allows smoking in bars and
It's Tariffs at 20 Paces in Trump-Xi Trade War

It's Tariffs at 20 Paces in Trump-Xi Trade War

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On the Road With the Caravan of Refugees Targeted by Trump

On the Road With the Caravan of Refugees Targeted by Trump

Trump has turned their plight into a rallying cry against illegal immigration.
Brazil on Edge as Lula Awaits Supreme Court Judgment

Brazil on Edge as Lula Awaits Supreme Court Judgment

Brazil’s Supreme Court is to rule on former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s plea to remain at liberty despite a lengthy prison sentence.
Macron Vows to Push On as Blockade Threatens Trains and Campuses

Macron Vows to Push On as Blockade Threatens Trains and Campuses

French President Emmanuel Macron renewed his pledge to overhaul swathes of the French economy on Wednesday, disregarding a crippling train strike that is poised to last weeks and students blockading
Egypt Arrests News Editor in Media Crackdown After El-Sissi’s Re-Election

Egypt Arrests News Editor in Media Crackdown After El-Sissi’s Re-Election

Egyptian authorities have arrested the editor of an independent news website for operating without a license, the latest episode in a widening crackdown on independent media, officials said Wednesday.
Forming Italy's Next Government Amid Deadlock

Forming Italy's Next Government Amid Deadlock

Bloomberg’s John Follain discusses Italian politics. He speaks with Guy Johnson on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Five Star Wants a Coalition Deal With Anyone But Berlusconi

Five Star Wants a Coalition Deal With Anyone But Berlusconi

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement said it’s ready to go into government with any of Italy’s major parties -- except Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia.
Trump Legal Team Departure Opens Gaps in Mueller Probe Defense

Trump Legal Team Departure Opens Gaps in Mueller Probe Defense

The shrinking of Donald Trump’s legal team has opened a gap in criminal law expertise that could expose the president to legal risk if he agrees to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Republicans Put Target on Pelosi in Fight to Control Congress

Republicans Put Target on Pelosi in Fight to Control Congress

If there’s one person Republican congressional candidates can rally around for their November election campaigns, it’s House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
These Hedge Fund Trades Can Escape New Carried Interest Limits

These Hedge Fund Trades Can Escape New Carried Interest Limits

The Internal Revenue Service knocked down one way for hedge fund managers to dodge restrictions in President Donald Trump’s tax law. But for some managers, there’s still a way out.
Pentagon to Respond on Cloud Contract Rivals Say Favors Amazon

Pentagon to Respond on Cloud Contract Rivals Say Favors Amazon

The Pentagon says it’s received 1,089 comments -- including submissions from 46 companies -- on its plans for a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract in a sign of the intense interest and sharp
Brexit Bulletin: Brexit Fever

Brexit Bulletin: Brexit Fever

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UN Peacekeeper Killed, 11 Injured in Central African Republic

UN Peacekeeper Killed, 11 Injured in Central African Republic

A United Nations peacekeeper in the Central African Republic was killed Tuesday and 11 others injured after their temporary base northeast of Bambari town was attacked by a local militia group.
McMaster Denounces Putin and His 'Pernicious Form of Aggression'

McMaster Denounces Putin and His 'Pernicious Form of Aggression'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, in his final days in office, condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin in a speech on Tuesday night.
Mexico Starts Giving Caravan Migrants Transit Visas

Mexico Starts Giving Caravan Migrants Transit Visas

The Mexican government began handing out transit or humanitarian visas to people in a caravan of Central American migrants, and said the procession of 1,000 or so migrants that drew criticism from
Putin Trio of Syria Winners Seen Accepting Partition for Now

Putin Trio of Syria Winners Seen Accepting Partition for Now

The triple alliance of Russia, Turkey and Iran, now the dominant actors in Syria’s war, is stepping up efforts to impose a peace. It may end up presiding over a partition.
Corbyn Remains Untouchable as Anti-Semitism Row Engulfs Labour

Corbyn Remains Untouchable as Anti-Semitism Row Engulfs Labour

A week after Jews gathered outside Parliament to protest against him while inside one of his own lawmakers accused him of lying, Jeremy Corbyn looks more secure than ever at the helm of Labour.
Spreading Nigerian Violence Draws Military to Policing Role

Spreading Nigerian Violence Draws Military to Policing Role

It’s a common scene along Nigeria’s main roads -- barriers stopping cars, machine-gunners poised behind sandbags and stern-looking soldiers checking vehicle trunks and scrutinizing the faces of