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Merkel Finance Chief's Arrival Puts European Policy in Play

Merkel Finance Chief's Arrival Puts European Policy in Play

Bloomberg’s Birgit Jennen discusses the pro-Europe credentials of Germany’s designated Finance Minister Olaf Scholz. She appears alongside Matt Miller and Guy Johnson on “Bloomberg Markets: European
How Two Balkan Rivals Are Messing With Europe’s Sense of Time

How Two Balkan Rivals Are Messing With Europe’s Sense of Time

Why should a Portuguese teacher or a German baker care about a political scuffle in the Balkans? It could make them late for work.
How Trump's Meeting With Kim Jong Un Could Define His Administration

How Trump's Meeting With Kim Jong Un Could Define His Administration

Bloomberg's Sam Kim reports on what may develop in negotiations between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.K. Military Aiding Probe of Poisoned Former Spy

U.K. Military Aiding Probe of Poisoned Former Spy

British police asked the military on Friday to help investigate the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy, as Russia's foreign minister expressed resentment at suggestions Moscow was behind the
Trump Faces Prospect of Embarrassing GOP Loss in Pennsylvania

Trump Faces Prospect of Embarrassing GOP Loss in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are being forced to put their political muscle into the race for a Pennsylvania House seat that should be theirs for the taking.
The Mexico Vote Scandal That’s Helping Its Victim

The Mexico Vote Scandal That’s Helping Its Victim

For a presidential hopeful, to be caught on camera referring to top law-enforcement officials as “sons of bitches” wouldn’t normally be a good look.
Tillerson Says Trump Considered Talks With Kim for ‘Some Time’

Tillerson Says Trump Considered Talks With Kim for ‘Some Time’

U.S. President Donald Trump had been considering the possibility of direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a while, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
EU Says It's Counting on Exclusion From Trump Metal Tariffs

EU Says It's Counting on Exclusion From Trump Metal Tariffs

European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom vowed to press for an EU exemption from U.S. tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum when she meets her American counterpart in Brussels on Saturday.
School Scandal Surrounding Japan’s Abe Gathers Steam

School Scandal Surrounding Japan’s Abe Gathers Steam

A scandal over a controversial sale of public land to a school with connections to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is rapidly gathering momentum.
Brexit Bulletin: Last-Minute Treaty

Brexit Bulletin: Last-Minute Treaty

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Veolia Seeks Gabon Arbitration as Russia, China Close In

Veolia Seeks Gabon Arbitration as Russia, China Close In

Veolia Environnement SA’s Gabonese unit is seeking arbitration after the government seized its assets in the central African nation, moving away from decades-old ties with former colonial ruler
Harvard's Park Says Trump-Kim Meeting Doesn't Add Up

Harvard's Park Says Trump-Kim Meeting Doesn't Add Up

John Park, Korea working group director at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses President Trump agreeing to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and what can be expected at the meeting. He speaks on
Korea Society's Hubbard Says U.S.-North Korea Talks Won't Be Easy

Korea Society's Hubbard Says U.S.-North Korea Talks Won't Be Easy

Thomas Hubbard, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and the Philippines, and chairman at the Korea Society, discusses U.S.-North Korea relations and what to expect from negotiations. He speaks with
Wharton's Garrett Says Abenomics Alone Won't Transform Japanese Economy

Wharton's Garrett Says Abenomics Alone Won't Transform Japanese Economy

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Dean Geoffrey Garrett discusses Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effect on the Japanese economy, prospects of a trade war, globalization and technology, and
Merkel's New Finance Chief Is Dubbed Fiscal Hawk in Berlin Debut

Merkel's New Finance Chief Is Dubbed Fiscal Hawk in Berlin Debut

Germany’s designated Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is a middle-of-the-road pragmatist much like Chancellor Angela Merkel, but his party’s demand for bold steps to strengthen the euro area risks leading
Obama in Discussions to Produce Shows for Netflix, Report Says

Obama in Discussions to Produce Shows for Netflix, Report Says

Barack Obama and Netflix reportedly are negotiating a deal for the former president and his wife, Michelle, to produce shows exclusively for the streaming service.
Professor Lankov Says President Trump's North Korean Policies Worked

Professor Lankov Says President Trump's North Korean Policies Worked

Andrei Lankov, professor of history at Kookmin University, discusses President Trump's policies towards North Korea and his agreement to meet with Kim Jong-Un. He speaks with Rishaad Salamat on
Florida Governor Signs Gun Restrictions Three Weeks After Attack

Florida Governor Signs Gun Restrictions Three Weeks After Attack

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed a $400 million school safety bill in response to the tragedy that killed 17 people at a high school.
IMF Says Ivory Coast Must Improve Tax System to Keep Growth

IMF Says Ivory Coast Must Improve Tax System to Keep Growth

Ivory Coast must improve its tax system if the world’s biggest cocoa producer wants to maintain economic growth of at least 7 percent, the International Monetary Fund said.
Trump’s Historic Bet on Kim Summit Shatters Decades of Orthodoxy

Trump’s Historic Bet on Kim Summit Shatters Decades of Orthodoxy

Donald Trump took the biggest gamble of his presidency on Thursday, breaking decades of U.S. diplomatic orthodoxy by accepting an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.