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They're Richer Than Ever in the Land of Negative Interest Rates

They're Richer Than Ever in the Land of Negative Interest Rates

Danes have another reason to be happy: they’re richer than ever before.
Germany's Runaway Power, Pollution Bills Haunt Merkel's New Term

Germany's Runaway Power, Pollution Bills Haunt Merkel's New Term

Voter support for Angela Merkel’s long-standing pledge for climate protection risks being undermined by stubbornly high pollution levels and power prices.
How a ‘Customs Union’ Helps Businesses With Brexit

How a ‘Customs Union’ Helps Businesses With Brexit

Britain’s difficult debate about how to break away from the European Union has found its way, again, to the question of how they’ll trade after the split.
France’s Gig Workers Are Desperate for Macron to Fix the Rules

France’s Gig Workers Are Desperate for Macron to Fix the Rules

The self-employed are the fastest-growing group in the French economy.
Berlusconi Is Back

Berlusconi Is Back

The “Jesus Christ of politics” has defied the march of time to claim a central role in Italy’s election.
U.S. Says Trump Committed to Pyongyang's Denuclearization

U.S. Says Trump Committed to Pyongyang's Denuclearization

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on the White House saying “we will see” after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un indicated he may be willing to hold talks, while reaffirming the
China’s Xi Jinping Lampooned on Social Media for Power Play

China’s Xi Jinping Lampooned on Social Media for Power Play

As China’s Communist Party prepares to repeal term limits and let President Xi Jinping rule beyond 2023, commentators have taken to social media to lampoon and laud the move.
Corbyn's Shifting Customs Union Stance Spells Danger for May

Corbyn's Shifting Customs Union Stance Spells Danger for May

The headlines for Jeremy Corbyn’s speech on Monday are about his U.K. Labour Party’s Brexit policy. The subtext is Prime Minister Theresa May’s future.
From Russia, With Love: Wheat for Half the World

From Russia, With Love: Wheat for Half the World

Russian food exports are skyrocketing thanks to the world’s appetite for the country’s wheat.
‘It's Like 1994 Again’: South African CEOs Hail Ramaphosa Win

‘It's Like 1994 Again’: South African CEOs Hail Ramaphosa Win

South African company heads cheered the start of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency, saying that business and consumer confidence were sure to improve following the departure of scandal-hit Jacob Zuma.
Pakistan’s Economic Woes Go From Bad to Worse Before Elections

Pakistan’s Economic Woes Go From Bad to Worse Before Elections

Five months before national elections, Pakistan’s government is struggling to fix its economy.
McCormack Becomes Australia's Deputy Leader After Joyce Resigns

McCormack Becomes Australia's Deputy Leader After Joyce Resigns

Michael McCormack is Australia’s new deputy prime minister, replacing Barnaby Joyce who stepped down last week after an extramarital affair with a former aide.
After Olympics Success, What’s Next for North Korea?

After Olympics Success, What’s Next for North Korea?

With a two-hour spectacle of drones and K-Pop on Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in celebrated the end of a Winter Games that fostered a fragile peace with North Korea. Now, he’s got to make
Orban’s Weak Spot Exposed in Shock Loss Before Hungary’s Election

Orban’s Weak Spot Exposed in Shock Loss Before Hungary’s Election

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban pledged to rev up the campaign after his party suffered a shock defeat in a mayoral race, though early signals from the opposition left it unclear if they can
Media Sites That Don't Purge Bots Should Be Fined, Senator Says

Media Sites That Don't Purge Bots Should Be Fined, Senator Says

Social media giants Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. should be fined if they don’t weed out automated accounts, or bots, trying to influence U.S. public opinion, said Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Romanians Resume Protests After Threat to Anti-Graft Crusader

Romanians Resume Protests After Threat to Anti-Graft Crusader

Thousands of Romanians took to the streets in a show of support for the Balkan country’s anti-corruption chief, who’s facing an attack on her job after she helped lock up dozens of politicians.
Merkel Appoints Conservative Flag-Bearer to New Cabinet

Merkel Appoints Conservative Flag-Bearer to New Cabinet

Angela Merkel nominated an up-and-coming conservative to a post in Germany’s new cabinet, part of a bid to reassert control of the party by placating critics while still maintaining her centrist
South Africa's ANC Seeks to Shield Poor From Sales Tax Increase

South Africa's ANC Seeks to Shield Poor From Sales Tax Increase

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said the government must consider additional measures to protect the poor from the effect of higher sales tax, possibly by increasing the number of
Chinese Tycoon Makes $9 Billion Bet on Mercedes E-Car Know-How

Chinese Tycoon Makes $9 Billion Bet on Mercedes E-Car Know-How

The car industry is witnessing one of its biggest disruptions since Karl Benz assembled the first automobile more than a century ago, and Li Shufu wants to play an active part in the revolution.
China Faces Rule by Xi for Decades With Repeal of Term Limits

China Faces Rule by Xi for Decades With Repeal of Term Limits

China’s Communist Party is set to repeal presidential term limits in a move that would allow Xi Jinping to rule beyond 2023, completing the country’s departure from a political system based on