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An Abe Challenger Is Training Women to Crack Japan’s Male-Dominated  Parliament

An Abe Challenger Is Training Women to Crack Japan’s Male-Dominated Parliament

Seiko Noda plans to use the forum to prepare a new generation of women for the challenges of political leadership in Japanese society.
Trump Legal War With California Escalates Over Land, Air

Trump Legal War With California Escalates Over Land, Air

As the Trump administration went to court to void a California law obstructing the sale of federal land, the state was threatening to sue the U.S. if it waters down automobile fuel-efficiency
Trump Pushing for Preliminary Nafta Deal by Mid-April, Sources Say

Trump Pushing for Preliminary Nafta Deal by Mid-April, Sources Say

The Trump administration is pushing for a preliminary Nafta deal to announce at a summit in Peru next week, according to three people familiar with the talks.
Trade Tension With China, U.S. Pushes South Korea Toward Vietnam

Trade Tension With China, U.S. Pushes South Korea Toward Vietnam

Facing persistent trade tensions with China and the U.S., South Korea is deepening ties with Vietnam, which is on course to surpass the U.S. as Korean companies’ second-biggest export market.
Mulvaney Gives Congress Advice on Stripping Away His CFPB Powers

Mulvaney Gives Congress Advice on Stripping Away His CFPB Powers

In the CFPB’s semi-annual report to Congress released Monday, Mulvaney reiterated suggestions that have been at the top of Republican wish lists for years.
U.S.-China Trade Dispute in 'First Inning,' Cowen's Krueger Says

U.S.-China Trade Dispute in 'First Inning,' Cowen's Krueger Says

Chris Krueger, Cowen Washington Research Group policy analyst, discusses the impact of China’s retaliatory measures against U.S, imports instituted today. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley
Leaky-Washington Defense Set for Fund Consultant on Trial

Leaky-Washington Defense Set for Fund Consultant on Trial

A Washington consultant charged with passing government information to hedge funds was part of a Washington culture where leaks and sharing information are the norm, his lawyer said at the start of an
Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across America With No End in Sight

Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across America With No End in Sight

They started in West Virginia, then Oklahoma and Kentucky. Now, Arizona could be next.
EPA Moves to Cut Obama’s Auto Mileage Rules

EPA Moves to Cut Obama’s Auto Mileage Rules

The Trump administration has determined that looming fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks must be revised.
Are Democrats Their Own Worst Enemy in 2018?

Are Democrats Their Own Worst Enemy in 2018?

Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt examines the optimism surrounding the Democratic Party heading into the 2018 mid-term election and how the party's old guard could be making some big mistakes. He
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.