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Pakistan PM Says Court Ruling Against Sharif Hinders Democracy

Pakistan PM Says Court Ruling Against Sharif Hinders Democracy

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said a court order that barred former premier Nawaz Sharif from leading the ruling party and placed the timing of Senate elections into question hinders
Women Lead the Hunt for Abducted Men in Yemen

Women Lead the Hunt for Abducted Men in Yemen

As the sectarian conflict rages, a group of mothers have united and organized.
Twitter, Google Sued From Opposite Sides Over White Pride

Twitter, Google Sued From Opposite Sides Over White Pride

Twitter Inc. is accused of censoring a self-proclaimed “white advocate,” while Google faces claims that it didn’t protect employees from supremacist bullies.
Gupta Empire Crumbles as Zuma Exits South African Presidency

Gupta Empire Crumbles as Zuma Exits South African Presidency

For years, brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta were ranked among South Africa’s most prominent businessmen and socialized with the ruling elite, including their friend, then-President Jacob Zuma.
Inside the Bitter Dispute Over the Name ‘Macedonia’

Inside the Bitter Dispute Over the Name ‘Macedonia’

A dispute between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia goes back more than seven decades, but now both neighbors have a political interest in finding a solution. The row isn’t over territory or where
EU Will Seek to Be Imaginative, Open in Brexit Talks, Irish Say

EU Will Seek to Be Imaginative, Open in Brexit Talks, Irish Say

The European Union will be “imaginative and open” when it comes to negotiating its relationship with the U.K. after Brexit, Ireland’s deputy prime minister said, while warning the bloc won’t
May Gathers Team for Brexit Decision as Tory Feuding Rages

May Gathers Team for Brexit Decision as Tory Feuding Rages

Theresa May will shut her most senior cabinet ministers away in a room until late Thursday night in an effort to force them to agree what kind of Brexit they want. But officials warn in private that
The Worst Real Estate Crisis in Western Europe Is Still Affecting Business

The Worst Real Estate Crisis in Western Europe Is Still Affecting Business

For political activist Carly Bailey, the controversy in Ireland over so-called vulture funds hits rather too close to home.
Crackdown on Dissent Puts Kenya’s Democratic Credentials at Risk

Crackdown on Dissent Puts Kenya’s Democratic Credentials at Risk

Once considered an island of stability in a neighborhood bedeviled by conflict and one-party rule, Kenya is mired in a protracted electoral dispute that’s undermining its democratic credentials.
EU to Back Starting Entry Talks With Albania, Rep. of Macedonia

EU to Back Starting Entry Talks With Albania, Rep. of Macedonia

The European Union will recommend starting accession talks with Albania and the Republic of Macedonia, widening the bloc’s push into the Western Balkans, according to Enlargement Commissioner Johannes
Australia's Hockey Says There's Still Room for U.S. to Join TPP

Australia's Hockey Says There's Still Room for U.S. to Join TPP

Joe Hockey, Australia's ambassador to the U.S., discusses the possibility of the U.S. joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal, Lisa Abramowicz and Julia Chatterley on
Boosts From Trump Give Kelcy Warren Huge Pipeline Gain

Boosts From Trump Give Kelcy Warren Huge Pipeline Gain

Kelcy Warren’s pipeline business had a massive profit last year, thanks largely to President Donald Trump.
British Columbia Budget Dismays Businesses While Investors Shrug

British Columbia Budget Dismays Businesses While Investors Shrug

The first full budget of British Columbia’s new left-leaning government, which hikes taxes to support a spending spree, prompted dismay from business lobbies while investors were more sanguine.
Trump Suggests Bonuses for Gun-Trained Teachers, Praises the NRA

Trump Suggests Bonuses for Gun-Trained Teachers, Praises the NRA

President Donald Trump offered a full-throated endorsement of the National Rifle Association on Thursday as the organization mounted an offensive against efforts to tighten gun restrictions in the
The Rohingya Crisis Hasn’t Hurt Myanmar’s Tourism Industry

The Rohingya Crisis Hasn’t Hurt Myanmar’s Tourism Industry

Myanmar tourist arrivals rose 18 percent last year to 3.44 million visitors, despite international condemnation over the treatment of its Rohingya Muslim population.
Online Trafficking Bill Poised for Fresh Vote in U.S. House

Online Trafficking Bill Poised for Fresh Vote in U.S. House

A bill to curb online sex trafficking that had previously spooked big internet companies is scheduled for consideration in the House of Representatives next week, its sponsor, Representative Ann
Trump Meets With Trade Union Leaders

Trump Meets With Trade Union Leaders

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on President Donald Trump's meeting with union leaders and his changing tone on gun control with David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
U.S. Treasury Official Says Era of Congratulating China Is Over

U.S. Treasury Official Says Era of Congratulating China Is Over

The U.S. is done applauding China for promising economic reforms and wants to see the Asian nation back up its professed support for open trade, according to a senior U.S. Treasury official.
Mexico Front-Runner Sees 'No Drastic Change' in Oil Opening

Mexico Front-Runner Sees 'No Drastic Change' in Oil Opening

Key advisers for Mexico’s presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are united in their message to the country’s energy industry: don’t worry.
Venezuela’s Opposition Alliance Rejects ‘Fraudulent’ Elections

Venezuela’s Opposition Alliance Rejects ‘Fraudulent’ Elections

Venezuela’s opposition coalition announced it will boycott this year’s presidential ballot, saying that in its current form the vote will be neither free nor fair.