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An Old Communist Town Shows Why Italy’s Vote Is a Cliffhanger

An Old Communist Town Shows Why Italy’s Vote Is a Cliffhanger

Western Europe’s “reddest municipality” is now emblematic of an increasingly apathetic electorate.
Investors Worry Erdogan Could Call an Early Vote Because His War Is Popular

Investors Worry Erdogan Could Call an Early Vote Because His War Is Popular

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is riding a wave of domestic support for his army’s incursion into Syria, leading investors to fret that the Turkish president will seek to capitalize by calling an early
Corker May Reconsider Decision to Retire From Senate, Aide Says

Corker May Reconsider Decision to Retire From Senate, Aide Says

Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee is “listening closely” to people in his home state who are urging him to give up his plan to retire and instead seek re-election in November, the senator’s
U.K. Border Force Under Strain With Brexit Looming, Lawmakers Say

U.K. Border Force Under Strain With Brexit Looming, Lawmakers Say

The U.K. Border Force is under strain even before the extra workload from Brexit, a panel of lawmakers said, calling on the government to detail its immigration plans as Britain prepares to leave the
Putin Holds Military Exercises on Islands Claimed by Japan

Putin Holds Military Exercises on Islands Claimed by Japan

Russia is accelerating a military buildup on islands claimed by Japan, threatening to blow a hole in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to lure President Vladimir Putin into settling the dispute.
Boris Johnson's Valentine's Day Overture to Brexit Opponents: Be Quiet

Boris Johnson's Valentine's Day Overture to Brexit Opponents: Be Quiet

Boris Johnson’s big Brexit speech, billed as a overture to alienated supporters of European Union membership, will instead accuse them of trying to “frustrate the will of the people.”
Citigroup Says Everyone Gets Hurt If U.S. Abandons Nafta Accord

Citigroup Says Everyone Gets Hurt If U.S. Abandons Nafta Accord

Citigroup Inc., owner of Mexico’s second-largest bank, said the Latin American nation would suffer along with the U.S. and Canada if the Trump administration abandons the North American Free Trade
Looking to Elections, Modi Lets India's Subsidy Bill Surge

Looking to Elections, Modi Lets India's Subsidy Bill Surge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allowed India’s subsidy bill to balloon in the lead up to crucial elections, at the risk of breaching his budget deficit goals.
GOP Rep. Shuster Says Trump Is Open to Any Revenue Source on Transport

GOP Rep. Shuster Says Trump Is Open to Any Revenue Source on Transport

Republican Congressman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, discusses the gas tax and funding for President Trump's infrastructure proposal
Why Netanyahu Finds Himself in Legal Jeopardy: QuickTake

Why Netanyahu Finds Himself in Legal Jeopardy: QuickTake

Over the course of many months, Israeli prosecutors investigating alleged corruption worked their way into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner sanctum. Now Netanyahu’s discomfort has become real
Democratic Rebuttal to GOP FBI Memo May Be Released This Week

Democratic Rebuttal to GOP FBI Memo May Be Released This Week

The Republican leading the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation said he wants to see as early as this week the release of a Democratic rebuttal to a GOP memo alleging FBI abuses of
Singaporeans Should Likely Brace for Tax Hikes

Singaporeans Should Likely Brace for Tax Hikes

It looks increasingly a done deal that Singaporeans should brace for big tax changes in this year’s budget.
Trump's Move to End DACA Program Blocked by Second Judge

Trump's Move to End DACA Program Blocked by Second Judge

U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants from deportation was blocked by a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York. It’s
Senate Struggling to Find Votes for an Immigration Compromise

Senate Struggling to Find Votes for an Immigration Compromise

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to wrap up immigration legislation this week even as senators working on bipartisan compromises say none of the proposals offered so far has enough
Macron Says French Structural Unemployment of 9% Is Scandalous

Macron Says French Structural Unemployment of 9% Is Scandalous

President Emmanuel Macron says he finds it scandalous that France has a “structural” unemployment rate of about 9 percent.
Trump Pushes Import Tax That White House Says Isn't in the Works

Trump Pushes Import Tax That White House Says Isn't in the Works

President Donald Trump doubled down on his pledge to impose a so-called reciprocal tax on imports, though a senior administration official said the White House has no formal plan in the works.
Macron Ready to Order Syria Strike If Chemical Attacks Proven

Macron Ready to Order Syria Strike If Chemical Attacks Proven

President Emmanuel Macron said chemical attacks on civilians in Syria would constitute a “red line” that will lead to French air strikes.
Gov. Snyder Says Michigan a Fiscal Model for GOP

Gov. Snyder Says Michigan a Fiscal Model for GOP

Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican from Michigan, discusses the business revitalization of his state, infrastructure investment, and autonomous vehicles. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on
U.S. Touts Nafta Progress as Republicans Urge Trade Caution

U.S. Touts Nafta Progress as Republicans Urge Trade Caution

The Trump administration is signaling progress on Nafta talks, particularly with Mexico, as Republican lawmakers voice support for a trade deal President Donald Trump has threatened repeatedly to
Israel Police Recommend Charging Netanyahu With Bribery

Israel Police Recommend Charging Netanyahu With Bribery

Israeli police recommended charging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases.