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Iran Signals More Escalation With Warning on Gulf Violations

Iran Signals More Escalation With Warning on Gulf Violations

Iran is responsible for security in the Persian Gulf and is acting more vigorously to protect it, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, suggesting that a showdown between his country and Western powers
Airstrike by Libya Strongman Kills 43 in Growing Proxy War

Airstrike by Libya Strongman Kills 43 in Growing Proxy War

A drone strike carried out by forces loyal to eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar killed at least 43 people attending a meeting at a southern town, a local official said, in the latest
Somalia Executes Two Al-Shabaab Militants for Mogadishu Attack

Somalia Executes Two Al-Shabaab Militants for Mogadishu Attack

Somalian authorities executed two al-Shabaab militants who were convicted for a December attack that killed at least 13 people in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Tolerance Level in Beijing Higher Than Most Expected, Says Chatham House’s Summers

Tolerance Level in Beijing Higher Than Most Expected, Says Chatham House’s Summers

Tim Summers, senior consulting fellow for APAC at Chatham House, discusses the protests in Hong Kong with Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg)
10% Tariff Surprised Markets, Chinese Delegation, Says INTL FCStone’s Friedrichs

10% Tariff Surprised Markets, Chinese Delegation, Says INTL FCStone’s Friedrichs

Darin Friedrichs, senior Asia commodity analyst at Intl Fcstone, discusses the Chinese government asking state buyers to hold imports of U.S. agriculture products and what it means for the trade
China Said to Ask State Buyers to Halt U.S. Agriculture Imports

China Said to Ask State Buyers to Halt U.S. Agriculture Imports

The Chinese government is said to have asked state buyers to hold imports of U.S. agricultural products. Bloomberg’s Anna Kitanaka reports on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Lam: Those With Ulterior Motives Are Going to Destroy Hong Kong

Lam: Those With Ulterior Motives Are Going to Destroy Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned of a “very dangerous situation” as protesters moved to shut down the Asian financial hub with a general strike and commute disruptions on Monday. Lam spoke to
Biden Calls Trump ‘Significant Contributor’ to Rise of Hate

Biden Calls Trump ‘Significant Contributor’ to Rise of Hate

Democratic front-runner Joe Biden lashed out at President Donald Trump for contributing to a climate of division and violence, arguing that the only way to change course is to defeat the president.
China Warming to Idea of Yuan as Trade War Weapon, Analysts Say

China Warming to Idea of Yuan as Trade War Weapon, Analysts Say

Analysts say the yuan’s sudden slump is a sign China’s central bank will allow more depreciation after the U.S. vowed to hit the country’s products with new tariffs.
Boldest Kashmir Move in 70 Years Boosts Modi, Provokes Pakistan

Boldest Kashmir Move in 70 Years Boosts Modi, Provokes Pakistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke seven decades of autonomy in the disputed Muslim-majority state of Kashmir has consolidated his position as strongman and started a new chapter in
China Halts U.S. Agriculture Purchases as Trade War Heats Up

China Halts U.S. Agriculture Purchases as Trade War Heats Up

China is stepping away from further U.S. farm imports and said it doesn’t rule out more tariffs after President Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions with its biggest agricultural trading partner last
Hong Kong's Economic Pain Set to Deepen as Protests Intensify

Hong Kong's Economic Pain Set to Deepen as Protests Intensify

The earliest indicator of Hong Kong’s economy for the second half of 2019 signals that conditions are set to deteriorate in the city as protests disrupt local businesses.
Mexico Says Texas Shooting Was ‘Act of Terrorism’ Against Mexicans

Mexico Says Texas Shooting Was ‘Act of Terrorism’ Against Mexicans

Mexico's government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left seven of its citizens dead an "act of terrorism" against Mexicans and hopes it will lead to
Australia Won’t Consider Hosting U.S. Missiles, PM Morrison Says

Australia Won’t Consider Hosting U.S. Missiles, PM Morrison Says

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out hosting U.S. missile bases in Australia, and said no such request was made during key diplomatic talks between the two allies over the weekend.
Beijing Is Definitely Waiting This Movement Out, Says Lowy Institute’s Bland

Beijing Is Definitely Waiting This Movement Out, Says Lowy Institute’s Bland

Ben Bland, director of Southeast Asia project at Lowy Institute, discusses the protests in Hong Kong and where he sees the protests heading. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.” (Source:
Man Claiming to Be Puerto Rico’s Governor Will Let Courts Decide

Man Claiming to Be Puerto Rico’s Governor Will Let Courts Decide

Pedro Pierluisi, the man sworn in as Puerto Rico’s governor in a constitutionally fuzzy secret ceremony, said Sunday that the island’s court system should decide if he’s the rightful leader of the
Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact

Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact

Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbors warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust.”
Philippines ‘Iron Lady’ Leads Push for Fair Alcohol Taxes

Philippines ‘Iron Lady’ Leads Push for Fair Alcohol Taxes

Olivia Limpe-Aw is leading a group of Philippine liquor billionaires in asking President Rodrigo Duterte for equitable treatment in his plan to raise liquor taxes.
Senate GOP Leader McConnell Suffers Fractured Shoulder in Fall

Senate GOP Leader McConnell Suffers Fractured Shoulder in Fall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suffered a fractured shoulder on Sunday after tripping on an outside patio at his home in Kentucky, according to a statement from his office.