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Italy's President Is Playing for Time

Italy's President Is Playing for Time

From his study, Sergio Mattarella looks out on a prize collection of cacti in the manicured gardens of the presidential palace in Rome. After Italians elected a hung parliament with rival populist
Sierra Leone to Vote Amid Discontent Over Ebola, Iron Ore

Sierra Leone to Vote Amid Discontent Over Ebola, Iron Ore

Sierra Leone will hold elections on Wednesday in which an unprecedented number of political parties will compete as discontent over the government’s handling of an economy battered by the Ebola
Wall Street Gifts Won't Make It Into Senate Bill, Senator Tester Says

Wall Street Gifts Won't Make It Into Senate Bill, Senator Tester Says

Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. won’t be getting any gifts from lawmakers in a bill overhauling financial rules that is headed for a Senate floor vote this week if Senator Jon Tester gets
Kim Jong Un Sits With Seoul Envoys for Hours in First Meeting

Kim Jong Un Sits With Seoul Envoys for Hours in First Meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent more than four hours with South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special envoys late Monday in his first meeting with officials from south of the border since he
Buhari Grapples With Widening Crises as Nigerian Vote Looms

Buhari Grapples With Widening Crises as Nigerian Vote Looms

Islamist militant attacks, gasoline shortages, worsening violence over grazing land, simmering unrest in the southeast -- the crises keep mounting for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari less than a
Brexit Deal Needs Northern Irish Assurances, May Ally Says

Brexit Deal Needs Northern Irish Assurances, May Ally Says

The Brexit withdrawal treaty needs to include an explicit guarantee that no border will be placed in the Irish Sea, according to Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster.
GOP Senator Cochran to Retire April 1, Setting Up November Vote

GOP Senator Cochran to Retire April 1, Setting Up November Vote

Mississippi Republican Senator Thad Cochran said Monday that he’ll resign from Congress on April 1 for health reasons. The retirement will allow Republican Governor Phil Bryant to name a temporary
USTR Lighthizer Says 'Time Is Running Very Short' on Nafta

USTR Lighthizer Says 'Time Is Running Very Short' on Nafta

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer discusses Nafta negotiations at a news conference in Mexico City on Monday. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Tariffs Could Spiral Into Worldwide Depression, McIntosh Says

Trump Tariffs Could Spiral Into Worldwide Depression, McIntosh Says

David McIntosh, Club for Growth president, discusses the impact of President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on the U.S. economy and Nafta negotiations. He speaks with
Trump Says China Is the Biggest Problem on Trade

Trump Says China Is the Biggest Problem on Trade

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters at the White House about the future of Nafta and U.S. trade policy. (Source: Bloomberg)
Why Heritage Foundation's Moore Thinks Trump Should Think Twice on Tariffs

Why Heritage Foundation's Moore Thinks Trump Should Think Twice on Tariffs

Former Trump campaign adviser Stephen Moore, senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation, discusses President's Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and Nafta on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. Offers Canada-Mexico Tariff Waiver to Ease Nafta Path

U.S. Offers Canada-Mexico Tariff Waiver to Ease Nafta Path

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the Trump administration has offered to exclude Canada and Mexico from tariffs on steel and aluminum as an incentive to reach a deal on a new Nafta
De Blasio Names Houston's Carranza NYC's New Schools Chancellor

De Blasio Names Houston's Carranza NYC's New Schools Chancellor

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio named Richard Carranza, Houston’s superintendent of schools, to run the largest U.S. school system, days after learning that his first choice for the job had decided to
Critically Ill Man in U.K. Hospital Is Russian Spy, Source Says

Critically Ill Man in U.K. Hospital Is Russian Spy, Source Says

A critically ill man hospitalized in southern England is a Russian national convicted in his home country of spying for the U.K.
Mnuchin's Move to End Hedge Fund Loophole Could Face Legal Challenges

Mnuchin's Move to End Hedge Fund Loophole Could Face Legal Challenges

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s plan to fix a gaping loophole for hedge funds in President Donald Trump’s new tax law could face legal challenges.
Mueller Subpoenas Former Trump Aide, Who Says He'll Ignore It

Mueller Subpoenas Former Trump Aide, Who Says He'll Ignore It

Longtime Donald Trump associate Sam Nunberg said Monday he doesn’t plan to cooperate with a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
U.S. Metals Tariffs Would Hit Canada Much Harder Than Mexico

U.S. Metals Tariffs Would Hit Canada Much Harder Than Mexico

Canada has the most to lose among Nafta partners if Donald Trump presses ahead with plans to slap steel and aluminum tariffs on his neighbors.
EU Plans Vague Trade-Deal Offer in Blow to U.K. Hopes

EU Plans Vague Trade-Deal Offer in Blow to U.K. Hopes

The agreement on post-Brexit trade that Theresa May will bring back from Brussels is likely to be short on detail, leaving Britain in the vulnerable position of having to negotiate substantial chunks
Trump Adviser Baumgardner Says Tariffs Aren’t a Bad Idea

Trump Adviser Baumgardner Says Tariffs Aren’t a Bad Idea

Healy Baumgardner, U.S. Exchange Group partner, discusses President Donald Trump stepping up his tariff campaign and the potential impact the plan can have on trade. She speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin
With Friends Like These: Trump’s Tariffs Hurt Asian Allies

With Friends Like These: Trump’s Tariffs Hurt Asian Allies

Asia-Pacific nations weighing whether to tie their fortunes to China’s economic juggernaut or stick with the U.S. have a new variable to consider: President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and
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