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Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Trade Threat Hangs Over Nafta Talks

Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Trade Threat Hangs Over Nafta Talks

President Donald Trump’s latest trade salvo over steel and aluminum landed squarely in the middle of Nafta talks, overshadowing efforts by his own negotiators.
Israeli Police Question Netanyahu in Corruption Investigation

Israeli Police Question Netanyahu in Corruption Investigation

Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of a broad corruption investigation.
Venezuelans Are Paying a 100% Premium for Cash

Venezuelans Are Paying a 100% Premium for Cash

It’s yet another infuriating inconvenience of living in an imploding economy.
A Higher Gas Tax Won’t Fix America’s Highways

A Higher Gas Tax Won’t Fix America’s Highways

With greater fuel efficiency and electric cars, another source of revenue is needed.
Slovaks to Rally Across Country in Honor of Slain Journalist

Slovaks to Rally Across Country in Honor of Slain Journalist

Slovaks are planning a national rally to honor an investigative journalist shot dead last week along with his partner.
Trump Tariffs Needle Allies More than China

Trump Tariffs Needle Allies More than China

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White House Sees Globalist vs. Nationalist Trade Fight

White House Sees Globalist vs. Nationalist Trade Fight

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses the Trump administration and who is for and against potential U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Ethiopia’s Ruling Party to Choose New Leader as Protests Rage

Ethiopia’s Ruling Party to Choose New Leader as Protests Rage

Ethiopia’s ruling party will soon meet to elect a new leader, two weeks after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter century.
Gunmen Attack French Embassy in Burkina Faso's Capital

Gunmen Attack French Embassy in Burkina Faso's Capital

Gunmen attacked the French embassy in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday and targeted the nation’s military headquarters, leaving at least eight members of the security forces dead.
Russia to Rescue as Europe Draws More Gas in Siberian Chill

Russia to Rescue as Europe Draws More Gas in Siberian Chill

Russia is sending more natural gas to Europe than ever before as a blast of Arctic air lifted demand for heat and electricity, underlining the region’s dependence on its eastern neighbor.
Trump's Steel Tariff Shakes Global Trade Order, EU Group Warns

Trump's Steel Tariff Shakes Global Trade Order, EU Group Warns

Donald Trump’s plan to curb U.S. imports of steel on national-security grounds threatens the foundations of the World Trade Organization, warned a European industry group.
Melodrama or Running Sore: Does Brexit Imperil Ireland's Peace?

Melodrama or Running Sore: Does Brexit Imperil Ireland's Peace?

How real is Brexit’s threat to the Irish peace process?
These Could Be the Euro's Five Most Important Days This Year

These Could Be the Euro's Five Most Important Days This Year

For fresh highs in the euro, bulls need the go-ahead from the European Central Bank’s President as well as positive politics in a make-or-break week for the currency.
Top Xi Aide Promises U.S. CEOs Action on China Reforms

Top Xi Aide Promises U.S. CEOs Action on China Reforms

President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser promised a group of U.S. business leaders in Washington on Thursday that he’d take steps to reform China’s economy, according to a person familiar with the
Total Embraces Political Risk With $450 Million Bet on Libya

Total Embraces Political Risk With $450 Million Bet on Libya

Total SA isn’t averse to adding political risk to its portfolio.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Invite Public to Help Celebrate Wedding

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Invite Public to Help Celebrate Wedding

Prince Harry and his fiance, Meghan Markle, have invited 2,640 people to the grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate their wedding, Kensington Palace said Friday.
Saudis Want to Make Their Own Weapons. Russia Is Eager to Help

Saudis Want to Make Their Own Weapons. Russia Is Eager to Help

Saudi Arabia aims to build a defense industry at breakneck speed, and it’s ready to look beyond its traditional Western allies for help.
BOE’s Carney Calls for Rules to End Cryptocurrency Anarchy

BOE’s Carney Calls for Rules to End Cryptocurrency Anarchy

Mark Carney is calling for greater regulation to bring the era of cryptocurrency “anarchy” to an end.
Mario Monti Doesn't See a Danger of Italy Leaving the Eurozone

Mario Monti Doesn't See a Danger of Italy Leaving the Eurozone

Formal Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti discusses politics in Italy and outlook for the EU overall. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)
National Security Is a Good Reason for Protection. But Not of Steel and Aluminum

National Security Is a Good Reason for Protection. But Not of Steel and Aluminum

If countries begin ignoring the WTO by slapping high tariffs and quotas on each other, global trade could shudder to a halt.