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Europe Stands Firm on Trade Position as Global Tensions Increase

Europe Stands Firm on Trade Position as Global Tensions Increase

France and the European Union staked out strong positions on trade with the U.S. as global tensions escalated in the face of tariff threats.
Unions Squeeze Companies to Divulge Plans for Tax Windfall

Unions Squeeze Companies to Divulge Plans for Tax Windfall

Unions are pressing companies they bargain with to disclose details of what they’re doing with savings from the Trump tax cuts, the latest move by organized labor to pressure corporations to pass
Brewing Trade Fight Takes Aim at Swing-State Soybeans

Brewing Trade Fight Takes Aim at Swing-State Soybeans

The brewing trade dispute between the U.S. and China is taking aim at American farmers in a way that could have an impact on the midterm elections.
Merkel Coalition Hits Back at Trump's Attack on Gas Pipeline

Merkel Coalition Hits Back at Trump's Attack on Gas Pipeline

Germany’s governing coalition pushed back against President Donald Trump’s criticism of a gas pipeline with Russia.
Zuckerberg Senate Testimony Is Set for April 10

Zuckerberg Senate Testimony Is Set for April 10

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, the panels’ chairmen said Wednesday.
U.K.’s Ruling Conservative Party Says It Pays Women More

U.K.’s Ruling Conservative Party Says It Pays Women More

The party of Britain’s only ever female prime ministers has revealed that on average it pays its female employees more than its men.
Russia Accuses U.K., U.S. of Poisoning Spy to Maintain Western Unity

Russia Accuses U.K., U.S. of Poisoning Spy to Maintain Western Unity

Russia’s spy chief accused the U.K. and the U.S. of poisoning a former double agent to maintain Western unity against Moscow.
Trump Says ‘Strong Action’ Coming ‘Today’ on Border Security

Trump Says ‘Strong Action’ Coming ‘Today’ on Border Security

President Donald Trump signaled he’ll take "strong action" Wednesday on border security after earlier promising to deploy the U.S. military.
Super-PAC Backing GOP Control of Congress Raises Record Amount

Super-PAC Backing GOP Control of Congress Raises Record Amount

A super political action committee focused on bolstering House Speaker Paul Ryan’s agenda and Republicans’ effort to maintain control of Congress said Wednesday it raised a record $15 million during
Trump and Xi Wait to See Who Blinks First as Trade Fight Heats Up

Trump and Xi Wait to See Who Blinks First as Trade Fight Heats Up

President Donald Trump said a trade war with China was “lost many years ago” by his predecessors.
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.