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Trump ‘Clarity’ on Tariff Conditions Not What EU Was Looking For

Trump ‘Clarity’ on Tariff Conditions Not What EU Was Looking For

Hours after European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said she had “no immediate clarity” on whether the bloc will be let off the hook from planned U.S. tariffs, President Donald Trump laid down

Romania's Ruling-Party Boss Strengthens His Grip on Power

Romania’s de facto leader strengthened his grip on power by helping elevate an ally to a pivotal post within the ruling party.
U.S. Floats Ban on Bump Stocks That Mimic Automatic Firearms

U.S. Floats Ban on Bump Stocks That Mimic Automatic Firearms

The Department of Justice has proposed a ban on “bump stocks,” devices that modify semiautomatic rifles to allow them to be fired more rapidly, making good on a promise by President Donald Trump after
What to Read This Weekend: Balance of Power

What to Read This Weekend: Balance of Power

It’s the weekend! Kick back with this roundup of some of our best stories you might have missed, and a few new ones too.
France, India Pledge to Push Forward on Nuclear Power Project

France, India Pledge to Push Forward on Nuclear Power Project

The leaders of France and India reiterated their intention to start work by the end of this year on what could become the world’s largest nuclear power plant, advancing talks that have continued for

Putin Blames ‘Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews’ for Election Meddling

Moscow (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn't care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions weren't connected to his government.
South African Court Dismisses Gigaba’s Appeal

South African Court Dismisses Gigaba’s Appeal

South Africa’s highest court dismissed an application by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to appeal against a High Court ruling that he lied under oath when testifying in a case filed by a company

Tillerson to Resume African Schedule on Sunday After Falling Ill

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, laid low in the middle of a week-long trip to Africa, was feeling better by the end of the day and plans to resume his public schedule in Kenya on Sunday, the State
Trump Gambles on Kim Meeting, Predicts It'll Go ‘Very Well’

Trump Gambles on Kim Meeting, Predicts It'll Go ‘Very Well’

President Donald Trump will need to adopt an unfamiliar set of traits -- patience, persistence, clear goals and conditions -- and be prepared to walk away when he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong
Trump Wants 'Nixon-China Moment' With N. Korea, Noerper Says

Trump Wants 'Nixon-China Moment' With N. Korea, Noerper Says

Stephen Noerper, Korea Society senior director, discusses President Donald Trump's acceptance of an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley
NRA Sues Florida Over Ban on Gun Sales to Under-21 Year-Olds

NRA Sues Florida Over Ban on Gun Sales to Under-21 Year-Olds

The National Rifle Association sued Florida over legislation that bars people under 21 years old from buying firearms.
Trump Signals Metals-Tariff Exemption for ‘Our Ally’ Australia

Trump Signals Metals-Tariff Exemption for ‘Our Ally’ Australia

President Donald Trump said Friday that he was working on a security agreement with Australia that would exempt the country from planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Ross Says 'Something Needs to Change' in China-U.S. Trade Relationship

Ross Says 'Something Needs to Change' in China-U.S. Trade Relationship

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross reacts to a report that China is being asked by the Trump administration to reduce their trade deficit with the U.S. by $100 billion. He speaks to Bloomberg's Julia
Wilbur Ross Says 'Several' Countries Ready to Negotiate on Tariffs

Wilbur Ross Says 'Several' Countries Ready to Negotiate on Tariffs

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses possible negotiations with several countries over exclusions to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, the effect of the tariffs on the
Lawmakers Opposed to Trump’s Tariffs Look to Courts to Step In

Lawmakers Opposed to Trump’s Tariffs Look to Courts to Step In

Republican lawmakers opposing President Donald Trump’s imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs said the White House may face lawsuits to block the duties, even as legal experts cast doubt that the
Obstacles to Preventing Another Shutdown Include Hudson Tunnel, Border Wall

Obstacles to Preventing Another Shutdown Include Hudson Tunnel, Border Wall

House and Senate negotiators aim to introduce a $1.2 trillion spending bill by next Wednesday, according to members and aides involved in the talks.
How Negotiations With North Korea Could Shake Out

How Negotiations With North Korea Could Shake Out

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Chris Hill discusses upcoming negotiations with North Korea. He speaks with Sheryl Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Ex-Deputy Labor Sec. Lu Says Wage Growth is Still Lagging

Ex-Deputy Labor Sec. Lu Says Wage Growth is Still Lagging

Former U.S. Deputy Labor Secretary Christopher Lu discusses today's jobs report. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Canada, Mexico Stick to Nafta Plan After Trump’s Tariff Reprieve

Canada, Mexico Stick to Nafta Plan After Trump’s Tariff Reprieve

While President Donald Trump’s tariff gambit spared his Nafta partners for now, Canada and Mexico are pledging it won’t make them budge at the bargaining table.
Trump to Attend Summit of the Americas Meeting in Peru: AP

Trump to Attend Summit of the Americas Meeting in Peru: AP

Lima, Peru (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the upcoming Summit of the Americas, officials said Friday, putting him face-to-face with Western Hemisphere leaders, many of whom are upset