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Chinese Envoy Says It's ‘Dangerous’ for U.S. to Confront Beijing

Chinese Envoy Says It's ‘Dangerous’ for U.S. to Confront Beijing

China’s ambassador to the U.S. warned the Trump administration against adopting a confrontational approach to the world’s second-biggest economy.
Australian PM Bans Ministers From Having Sex With Staff

Australian PM Bans Ministers From Having Sex With Staff

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull overhauled the code of conduct for government ministers and barred them from sexual relations with their staff, as he sought to contain a scandal engulfing
Priebus Says Chaos Reigned in Early Days of Trump White House

Priebus Says Chaos Reigned in Early Days of Trump White House

President Donald Trump's first chief of staff says all those reports about chaos in the early days of the Trump White House were true — and then some.
This Far-Right Italian Politician Is Relying on Social Media to Spread Her Message

This Far-Right Italian Politician Is Relying on Social Media to Spread Her Message

Giorgia Meloni’s party commands just 5 percent support in polls, but her Italy-first message is resonating with voters.
Angela Merkel Pays a Steep Price to Stay in Power

Angela Merkel Pays a Steep Price to Stay in Power

The chancellor had to give up some key ministries to form a coalition.
Polluters' Burden From EPA Penalties Is Lightened in Trump Era

Polluters' Burden From EPA Penalties Is Lightened in Trump Era

The Environmental Protection Agency has collected roughly half as much in civil penalties from polluters during President Donald Trump’s first year in the White House than it did under the past three
How British Lawmakers Really Use WhatsApp

How British Lawmakers Really Use WhatsApp

Plotting in U.K. politics has shifted from deep in the heart of the Palace of Westminster to secret groups on WhatsApp. Smoke-filled rooms for the 21st century -- or that’s how it’s often portrayed.
The Biggest Headaches for South Africa's Incoming President

The Biggest Headaches for South Africa's Incoming President

South Africa’s next president faces a tough road in rebuilding investor confidence and reviving the economy in the wake of Jacob Zuma’s nine-year tenure that was marred by scandal, misrule and policy
‘Incensed’ Grassley Rips Sessions for Torching Justice Overhaul

‘Incensed’ Grassley Rips Sessions for Torching Justice Overhaul

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions criticized his criminal justice overhaul a day before a committee vote.

Romney Postpones Senate Race Announcement After School Shooting

Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, postponed announcing his plans for the Senate race in Utah in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Florida high
Steve Bannon Sounds Alarm on #MeToo Movement

Steve Bannon Sounds Alarm on #MeToo Movement

Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green reports on former President Trump White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's re-emergence from exile. Green speaks on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
Next Round of Nafta Talks Will Move Up a Day to Start Feb. 25, Sources Say

Next Round of Nafta Talks Will Move Up a Day to Start Feb. 25, Sources Say

The upcoming round of talks to renegotiate Nafta will start one day earlier than previously announced in order to accommodate ministers’ schedules, according to two people familiar with the plans.
In Free Trade U-Turn, Modi Raises India's Import Duties

In Free Trade U-Turn, Modi Raises India's Import Duties

Less than a month after he declared to the World Economic Forum that India was open for business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised import duties to their highest in three decades, setting the
Rand Rallies as Zuma Quits Amid Scandal

Rand Rallies as Zuma Quits Amid Scandal

Stratfor Vice President of Africa Analysis Mark Schroeder discusses the resignation of South African President Jacob Zuma on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
House Votes to Require SEC Subpoena for Traders' Source Code

House Votes to Require SEC Subpoena for Traders' Source Code

The House voted Wednesday to ensure the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would continue to have to seek a subpoena before accessing proprietary source code from high-frequency traders, the
Jokowi Boosts Ties With Indonesia Military in Power Shift

Jokowi Boosts Ties With Indonesia Military in Power Shift

Standing before thousands of soldiers, Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto delivered a blunt message intended to resonate far beyond the army’s strategic command headquarters in East Java.
Trump Administration Battles Sick Kids on Access to Legal Pot

Trump Administration Battles Sick Kids on Access to Legal Pot

In a New York courtroom packed with cannabis supporters, the Trump administration urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that aims to pave the way for legal marijuana across the country.
Zuma’s Exit Ends ‘One-Man Disaster’ That Roiled His Nation

Zuma’s Exit Ends ‘One-Man Disaster’ That Roiled His Nation

Before he was pushed from office, South African President Jacob Zuma went from fighting apartheid to facing multiple accusations of corruption during a political career that spanned almost six
How Zuma Lost His Job as South Africa's President

How Zuma Lost His Job as South Africa's President

South African President Jacob Zuma clung to power through scandal after scandal and repeated attempts by opposition parties to remove him.
Ramaphosa Faces Challenge to Rejuvenate South Africa After Zuma

Ramaphosa Faces Challenge to Rejuvenate South Africa After Zuma

Cyril Ramaphosa faces a tough road ahead as South Africa’s new president after Jacob Zuma’s resignation late Wednesday ended nine years of his scandal-marred administration.