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Zambia to Seek Restructuring of Debt to China After IMF Warning

Zambia to Seek Restructuring of Debt to China After IMF Warning

Zambia’s cabinet approved plans to restructure the country’s loans from China after the International Monetary Fund said Africa’s second-biggest copper producer was at high risk of debt distress.

Dutch Foreign Minister Quits After Lying About Putin Meeting

The Dutch foreign affairs minister has resigned, a day after admitting that he lied about attending a meeting hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.
White House Doesn’t Want ‘Too Much Inflation,’ Short Says

White House Doesn’t Want ‘Too Much Inflation,’ Short Says

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short discusses President Donald Trump's fiscal budget proposal and immigration legislation proposal being considered in the Senate. He speaks with
Erdogan Warns U.S. Troops in Syria to Keep Away From Kurd Forces

Erdogan Warns U.S. Troops in Syria to Keep Away From Kurd Forces

Turkey’s leader lashed out against U.S. support of Kurdish militants in Syria.
Assange Loses U.K. Warrant Fight Before Judge Who Says He Lacks Courage

Assange Loses U.K. Warrant Fight Before Judge Who Says He Lacks Courage

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange lost his bid to have a U.K. court dismiss the arrest warrant that he’s been avoiding for five and a half years by hiding in Ecuador’s embassy in London.
Russia Sees U.S. Midterms as ‘Potential Target,’ Spy Chief Says

Russia Sees U.S. Midterms as ‘Potential Target,’ Spy Chief Says

The top U.S. spy said “there’s no single agency in charge” of blocking potential Russian meddling in this year’s midterm elections during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, as the panel’s top
U.S. Intelligence Agencies Break With Trump Over Climate Threats

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Break With Trump Over Climate Threats

The U.S. intelligence community is at odds with the White House about threats America faces from climate change.
Hungarian Cabinet to Submit ‘Stop Soros’ Bill to Lawmakers

Hungarian Cabinet to Submit ‘Stop Soros’ Bill to Lawmakers

Hungary’s government will submit to parliament on Tuesday a bill targeting people and non-governmental organizations perceived to be helping immigration.
Sen. Coons on Small Business, Trump's Budget Proposal, DACA

Sen. Coons on Small Business, Trump's Budget Proposal, DACA

Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, discusses the growth of small businesses, how President Trump's proposal will impact the markets and the future of DACA. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin
Trump Jr.’s Wife Taken to Hospital After Opening Suspicious Envelope

Trump Jr.’s Wife Taken to Hospital After Opening Suspicious Envelope

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife Vanessa was taken to the hospital after opening an envelope addressed to her husband. It contained an unidentified white powder. Police say she was taken as a precaution and
Business Warns Referendum Law Debate May Lead to Possible Czexit

Business Warns Referendum Law Debate May Lead to Possible Czexit

Businesses in the Czech Republic are fretting over a debate about a new referendum law, warning it has the potential to trigger a vote on a Brexit-style departure from the European Union.
Berlusconi, Renzi Attack Anti-Corruption Populists in Pay Feud

Berlusconi, Renzi Attack Anti-Corruption Populists in Pay Feud

Ex-premiers Silvio Berlusconi and Matteo Renzi mocked a pledge by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement to clean up Italian politics if it wins next month’s election.
Omarosa Says a President Pence Would Leave People Begging for Trump

Omarosa Says a President Pence Would Leave People Begging for Trump

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the three-time "Apprentice" contestant and fired White House staffer, told fellow contestants on her current reality television show there’s more reason to fear Mike Pence in
U.S. Sounds Alarm Over EU Push for Deeper Defense Cooperation

U.S. Sounds Alarm Over EU Push for Deeper Defense Cooperation

The U.S. warned the European Union about discriminating against American companies as the bloc’s national governments press ahead with plans for more defense cooperation, highlighting potential
President Trump Expands Spending in $4.4 Trillion Budget

President Trump Expands Spending in $4.4 Trillion Budget

President Donald Trump released his 2019 budget blueprint on Monday, boosting military spending while deeply cutting from other areas of the U.S. government. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli examines the
ANC Abandons Zuma as Ramaphosa Poised to Lead South Africa

ANC Abandons Zuma as Ramaphosa Poised to Lead South Africa

South Africa’s ruling party decided to replace Jacob Zuma as president but set no time frame for handing over power to its newly elected leader Cyril Ramaphosa.
Kenyan Attorney General Muigai Quits After Legal Missteps

Kenyan Attorney General Muigai Quits After Legal Missteps

Kenyan Attorney General Githu Muigai resigned after a six-and-a-half year tenure marked by missteps including changing the country’s electoral law before a disputed presidential vote.
Au Pair Class Action Could Upend Decades-Old Program

Au Pair Class Action Could Upend Decades-Old Program

The lawsuit, brought on behalf of 90,000 plaintiffs, claims sponsor agencies have conspired to keep wages low.
Putin Has a Cold, Is Canceling Some Appearances, Kremlin Says

Putin Has a Cold, Is Canceling Some Appearances, Kremlin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin, renowned for macho stunts that often involve taking his shirt off, is feeling under the weather.
Inside President Trump's $4.4 Trillion Budget

Inside President Trump's $4.4 Trillion Budget

President Donald Trump released his 2019 budget blueprint on Monday, boosting military spending while deeply cutting from other areas of the U.S. government. Bloomberg View & Bloomberg Gadfly