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China Is Turning Ethiopia Into a Giant Fast-Fashion Factory

China Is Turning Ethiopia Into a Giant Fast-Fashion Factory

The project is Beijing’s big experiment in outsourcing, and a $10 billion shot in the arm for the African nation—if there isn’t a civil war first.
On Guns and Immigration, Trump’s Power Over GOP Shows Limits

On Guns and Immigration, Trump’s Power Over GOP Shows Limits

President Donald Trump’s cloak of political invincibility within the Republican Party is showing signs of fraying.
Trump Aides' Trade Battle Extends to Final Hour on Metal Tariffs

Trump Aides' Trade Battle Extends to Final Hour on Metal Tariffs

Chief executives from steel and aluminum producers were landing in their corporate jets expecting a tariff announcement, but the battle inside the White House still raged.
Brexit Bulletin: May’s Five New Tests

Brexit Bulletin: May’s Five New Tests

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Israeli Police Question Netanyahu Over Telecom Case

Israeli Police Question Netanyahu Over Telecom Case

Jerusalem (AP) -- Israeli police were questioning Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country's telecom giant on Friday, casting a shadow
NRA Signals Trump Is Backing Off His Embrace of Gun-Control Measures

NRA Signals Trump Is Backing Off His Embrace of Gun-Control Measures

The National Rifle Association’s top lobbyist signaled after an Oval Office meeting late Thursday that President Donald Trump may be backpedaling from his support of gun-control measures in the wake
The Paris Métro's $43 Billion Buildout Is Feeling the Olympics Bloat

The Paris Métro's $43 Billion Buildout Is Feeling the Olympics Bloat

A plan to push the system deep into the suburbs is facing delays tied to the 2024 Games and ticking off commuters.
Smith & Wesson Gun Sales Are in Free Fall

Smith & Wesson Gun Sales Are in Free Fall

Age limits and bans on assault-style rifles are in vogue now, but the biggest threat to gun sales may still be President Donald Trump.
Hold Your Horses on Italian Exit Polls If History Is Any Guide

Hold Your Horses on Italian Exit Polls If History Is Any Guide

Investors trading on the outcome of Italian voting should be warned: take exit polls with a pinch of salt.
Here’s How Trump Could Really Hurt China on Trade

Here’s How Trump Could Really Hurt China on Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs won’t cause China too much pain. If he really wants to land a blow on the biggest trading nation, he’d need to target electronics,
Lessons of Auschwitz Get Blurred in Poland

Lessons of Auschwitz Get Blurred in Poland

As the country implements a new Holocaust law, the former death camp’s museum is on the defensive.
Even for Italy, Forming a Government Looks Tough: Scenarios

Even for Italy, Forming a Government Looks Tough: Scenarios

Italy is long used to managing political instability, but giving birth to the country’s 65th government since World War II looks a particularly tough order. With Sunday’s election forecast to produce
Pentagon Explores New Job for Trump Aide McMaster

Pentagon Explores New Job for Trump Aide McMaster

The Pentagon is preparing options for a possible new job for National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, an army lieutenant general who has clashed with President Donald Trump, fueling speculation that
All Change at the Top: Xi's New Team

All Change at the Top: Xi's New Team

These are the five new faces governing almost one-fifth of the world's population. China's new Standing Committee members are among the leaders to watch when the National People's Congress kicks off
Bud Beer, Kisses, Apple Macs Caught Up in Aluminum Tariff Plan

Bud Beer, Kisses, Apple Macs Caught Up in Aluminum Tariff Plan

President Donald Trump says his proposed aluminum and steel tariffs are about putting America first, but they may affect all kinds of products people in the U.S. consume or use daily -- from Bud Light
May Vows Brexit Deal Won't Hurt Jobs

May Vows Brexit Deal Won't Hurt Jobs

Theresa May will tie herself to a promise that leaving the European Union won’t destroy jobs, in a big Brexit speech that her divided Cabinet was haggling over until the eve of its delivery.
Botswana’s President Speaks His Mind About Fellow African Leaders, and Trump

Botswana’s President Speaks His Mind About Fellow African Leaders, and Trump

As most African leaders maintained a stony silence in response to Congolese leader Joseph Kabila’s determination to postpone elections and extend his stay in office, Botswana President Ian Khama’s
Politics Can Be Murderous in South Africa's Port City of Durban

Politics Can Be Murderous in South Africa's Port City of Durban

Politics around South Africa’s third-biggest city, Durban, can be a murderous affair.
Crapo's Dodd-Frank Rewrite Set for Senate Floor Vote Next Week

Crapo's Dodd-Frank Rewrite Set for Senate Floor Vote Next Week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set the stage for a vote on one of the biggest rewrites of financial industry rules since the Dodd-Frank Act was passed nearly eight years ago.
Sen. Crapo Expects Vote on Dodd-Frank Regulations Next Week

Sen. Crapo Expects Vote on Dodd-Frank Regulations Next Week

Sen. Mike Crapo, an Idaho Republican, gives his take on the prospects for Dodd-Frank regulations and President Donald Trump's tariff plans. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli in Washington.