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France Faces Transport Chaos as Unions Protest Macron Plans

France Faces Transport Chaos as Unions Protest Macron Plans

Trains and planes were canceled across France as unions pushed forward with protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to strip benefits from some state workers.
Pressure Builds for Probe of Pruitt’s Travel, $50-a-Night Condo

Pressure Builds for Probe of Pruitt’s Travel, $50-a-Night Condo

Lawmakers and watchdog groups are pressuring federal investigators to widen a probe into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s travel and security protection.
Trump and Putin Discuss Potential Summit Meeting

Trump and Putin Discuss Potential Summit Meeting

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on a potential summit meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
China Announces New Tariffs for Some U.S. Imported Goods

China Announces New Tariffs for Some U.S. Imported Goods

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on Washington's reactions on China decision for imposing new tariffs for certain imported goods from the U.S. as a response for Trump's tariffs on aluminum and steel.
Trump’s Amazon Tweets Dent His Stock Market Bragging Rights

Trump’s Amazon Tweets Dent His Stock Market Bragging Rights

Donald Trump has long bragged how his presidency has been a boon to the stock market. His recent attacks on Amazon are undermining that position.
Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting American Factories After Prices Skyrocket

Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting American Factories After Prices Skyrocket

Here’s one way to assess President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum: America’s factories already aren’t feeling so great.
Still Mr. 97 Percent, Egypt's El-Sisi Defeats Token Opponent

Still Mr. 97 Percent, Egypt's El-Sisi Defeats Token Opponent

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi cruised to a second term as Egypt’s president, scooping up more than 97 percent of valid votes in an election where the only other candidate was a little-known supporter.
Netanyahu Backtracks on African Migrant Plan, Then Shifts Again

Netanyahu Backtracks on African Migrant Plan, Then Shifts Again

Israel scrapped its plan to deport tens of thousands of migrants back to Africa.
Trump Claims CNN, Network TV News Are ‘Worried’ About Sinclair

Trump Claims CNN, Network TV News Are ‘Worried’ About Sinclair

President Donald Trump derided several U.S. news outlets as "fakers" afraid of increased competition from Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose reputation as a hero of the fight to end white-minority rule in South Africa was tainted by kidnapping and fraud convictions, has died. She was 81.
Third Woman Sues to Void Secrecy Pact Linked to Trump

Third Woman Sues to Void Secrecy Pact Linked to Trump

A former employee of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team is seeking to nullify a non-disclosure agreement, saying it potentially put her on the hook to pay $1.5 million because she sued the
U.S. Supreme Court Won't Make PLO Pay $656 Million Terror Award

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Make PLO Pay $656 Million Terror Award

The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization escaped a $656 million damage award as the U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by American victims of six bombing and shooting
Trump Discussed White House Invitation to Putin in Phone Call

Trump Discussed White House Invitation to Putin in Phone Call

The U.S. president didn’t propose just any summit, according to the Russian government.
Howard Buffett Says Weak Mexican Border Is Helping Fuel Drug Epidemic

Howard Buffett Says Weak Mexican Border Is Helping Fuel Drug Epidemic

Howard Buffett, son of one of the world’s richest men, has been running the sheriff’s department in his rural Illinois county for the past several months.
Ethiopia’s New Premier Vows to Unify Country Rocked by Unrest

Ethiopia’s New Premier Vows to Unify Country Rocked by Unrest

Ethiopia’s new prime minister vowed to improve relations with long-time foe Eritrea and work with opposition parties to tackle protests that have posed the biggest risk to his party’s rule in a
Trump Officials Seek Tougher Entry Laws as Caravan Heads to U.S.

Trump Officials Seek Tougher Entry Laws as Caravan Heads to U.S.

The Trump administration is crafting legislation to make it harder for refugees to gain asylum in the U.S. and loosen restrictions on detaining immigrants apprehended near the border, a senior White
Trump’s China Concern Adds Pressure in Race to Be First With 5G

Trump’s China Concern Adds Pressure in Race to Be First With 5G

The Trump administration’s concern about China’s growing technology clout is putting even more pressure on U.S. wireless carriers in their marketing battle over which company will be the first to
Nigerian Government Names Alleged Treasury Looters in Face-Off

Nigerian Government Names Alleged Treasury Looters in Face-Off

Nigeria named more than two dozen individuals suspected of looting billions of dollars of public funds in an anti-graft campaign that’s pitted political parties against each other.
Trump Tweets on Trade, Mexico

Trump Tweets on Trade, Mexico

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses U.S. trade relations and comments made by President Trump. He speaks with Tom Keene and Lisa Abramowicz on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Chicago Boy Helps Calm Bankers’ Fears About Brazilian Election Wild Card

Chicago Boy Helps Calm Bankers’ Fears About Brazilian Election Wild Card

A top contender to become Brazil’s next president has a peculiar way of easing bankers’ concerns about his past comments on the economy: admitting his ignorance.