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Merkel's Fourth Term Now Rides on Germany's Changing Rust Belt

Merkel's Fourth Term Now Rides on Germany's Changing Rust Belt

They’re hiring in Duisburg, an old German industrial city that boasts the world’s biggest inland port.
Fate of $3.8 Billion Paris Fun Park Hinges on a Subway Stop

Fate of $3.8 Billion Paris Fun Park Hinges on a Subway Stop

French President Emmanuel Macron’s move to curb spending on a vast plan to expand the Paris transport network is making developers of a 3.1 billion euro ($3.8 billion) shopping and leisure complex
Dead on Donkeys, Radio Taunts at Front Line of Saudi Yemen War

Dead on Donkeys, Radio Taunts at Front Line of Saudi Yemen War

Somewhere on the other side of a desert valley, General Nasser Al-Thebyani’s enemies are dug into trenches. On handheld radios, his men pick up taunts and insults from the rebels.
Why Germany's SPD Got a Good Deal

Why Germany's SPD Got a Good Deal

Jacob Kirkegaard, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition agreement with the rival Social Democrats on "What'd You
Richard Burn Says China Cautious on Pre-Brexit Trade Talks With U.K.

Richard Burn Says China Cautious on Pre-Brexit Trade Talks With U.K.

During British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to China last week, the UK government announced a new Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for China, the first of nine such roles across the world,
EU Struggles to Make Legal Sense of Theresa May’s Irish Pledges

EU Struggles to Make Legal Sense of Theresa May’s Irish Pledges

The European Commission is struggling to translate the U.K.’s Brexit pledges on Ireland into a legally binding text, even before they present it to the U.K. in negotiations, according to people
In Nigerian ‘Cash-and-Carry’ Politics, Ambition Is Only Constant

In Nigerian ‘Cash-and-Carry’ Politics, Ambition Is Only Constant

At recent rallies of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress for next year’s general elections, the list of speakers is often dominated by former members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party
Pelosi Marathon Speech on Immigration Breaks 1909 House Record

Pelosi Marathon Speech on Immigration Breaks 1909 House Record

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave the longest House floor speech since at least 1909 on Wednesday, talking for more than eight hours to demand a vote on legislation to protect young immigrants
Pilots Let Corporate Jet Slow Too Much Before Fiery Crash

Pilots Let Corporate Jet Slow Too Much Before Fiery Crash

Two pilots flying a corporate jet that crashed last year near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey were too slow on their approach to the airport, according to investigation reports released on Wednesday.
Duterte's Bid to Give Away Power Raises Eyebrows in Manila

Duterte's Bid to Give Away Power Raises Eyebrows in Manila

Few elected world leaders have more constitutional power than Rodrigo Duterte.
China Cautious on Pre-Brexit Trade Talks With U.K., Envoy Says

China Cautious on Pre-Brexit Trade Talks With U.K., Envoy Says

The U.K. is pushing to solidify its future trading relationship with China, but Beijing is wary of providing any commitments until it sees how the Brexit deal plays out, according to a senior British
Kim Sends Sister to Olympics as Pence Talks North Korea Sanctions

Kim Sends Sister to Olympics as Pence Talks North Korea Sanctions

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill discusses Kim Jong Un naming his sister to represent North Korea at the Winter Olympics and nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. He speaks
Brazil Cuts Key Rate to Record Low, Signaling End of Cycle

Brazil Cuts Key Rate to Record Low, Signaling End of Cycle

Brazil’s central bank cut its key interest rate by 25 basis points to a record low as it signaled the end of the most aggressive easing cycle in the last decade amid risks that reforms could falter
Senate Spending Deal Includes Boost for Military, Disaster Aid

Senate Spending Deal Includes Boost for Military, Disaster Aid

Senate leaders agreed on a bipartisan two-year plan to increase federal spending by nearly $300 billion over two years, a pact likely to avert a government shutdown on Friday.
Lewandowski Refuses to Testify Again to Congress, Democrat Says

Lewandowski Refuses to Testify Again to Congress, Democrat Says

Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, is refusing to appear for a second time before the House Intelligence Committee, according to the panel’s top Democrat, who wants
North Korea Holds Military Parade Away From World’s Eyes

North Korea Holds Military Parade Away From World’s Eyes

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a military parade Thursday ahead of the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony in South Korea, but refrained from broadcasting live images of the event, South Korean
Rep. Garamendi Expects Budget Deal to Pass in the House

Rep. Garamendi Expects Budget Deal to Pass in the House

Rep. John Garamendi, a California Democrat, discusses the Senate securing a bipartisan two-year budget deal. He speaks with Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Merkel Finally Reaches Deal With Social Democrats

Merkel Finally Reaches Deal With Social Democrats

Bloomberg's Rainer Buergin reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition agreement with the rival SPD on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Rep. Perry Says Congress 'Can't Spend Like There's No Tomorrow'

Rep. Perry Says Congress 'Can't Spend Like There's No Tomorrow'

Rep. Scott Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican, reacts to Senate leaders announcing a bipartisan two-year budget deal. He speaks with David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
GOP Sen. Cassidy Says the Problem With Trade Is China

GOP Sen. Cassidy Says the Problem With Trade Is China

Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana discusses trade and Nafta with Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
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