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Egypt Arrests Eight People in Alleged Uprising Anniversary Plot

Egypt Arrests Eight People in Alleged Uprising Anniversary Plot

Egyptian security officials said Tuesday they’d arrested eight people, including a former lawmaker and two journalists, accused of links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.
Hard Brexit May Cost Ireland 85,000 Jobs,  Government Warns

Hard Brexit May Cost Ireland 85,000 Jobs, Government Warns

Ireland's economic growth rate may be flat next year if the U.K. crashes out of the European Union without a deal, the government warned.
Russia Assails Efforts to Isolate Iran, Israeli Strikes in Syria

Russia Assails Efforts to Isolate Iran, Israeli Strikes in Syria

Russia pushed back against U.S. and Israeli attempts to isolate Iran at a rare three-way meeting of their national security chiefs designed to bridge disagreements over the Iranian presence in Syria.
Australia Won't ‘Sit Back’ as U.S.-China Fight Worsens, PM Says

Australia Won't ‘Sit Back’ as U.S.-China Fight Worsens, PM Says

Australia is urging Indo-Pacific nations to step up their commitment to free trade as the worsening fallout from the U.S.-China impasse threatens global growth.
Australians Trust China Less Even as Their Dependence Grows

Australians Trust China Less Even as Their Dependence Grows

Australians are growing more mistrustful of China and are wary of the nation’s economic dependence on its biggest trading partner, according to a survey.
Meltdown of State Companies Imperils South Africa's Finances

Meltdown of State Companies Imperils South Africa's Finances

A meltdown at some of South Africa’s biggest state companies is intensifying, placing the nation’s finances at risk and frustrating President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to attract new investment and
S. African Pensions Seen at Risk If State Forces Investments

S. African Pensions Seen at Risk If State Forces Investments

A plan mooted by South Africa’s ruling African National Congress to force retirement funds into investing in specific state-owned companies or government projects could leave pensioners poorer.
Fannie, Fintech Face Congress With Wall Street Watching Closely

Fannie, Fintech Face Congress With Wall Street Watching Closely

Analysts will be scrutinizing separate hearings on Tuesday for signals on the future of housing finance and financial technology.
Trade War Is Lose-Lose Situation Says HSBC's King

Trade War Is Lose-Lose Situation Says HSBC's King

Stephen King, senior economic adviser at HSBC, discusses U.S.-China trade tensions on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Putin to Meet With Saudi Prince Just Days Before OPEC+ Gathers

Putin to Meet With Saudi Prince Just Days Before OPEC+ Gathers

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at the Group of 20 summit in Japan this week, just days before OPEC and its allies gather in Austria to discuss
Most American-Made Cars Sold in the U.S. Are Japanese

Most American-Made Cars Sold in the U.S. Are Japanese

While Donald Trump has been pressing for tariffs on foreign-made cars and parts, it turns out the most American-made cars sold in the U.S. today are usually Japanese.
Woodford Fund Scandal Shows Flaw in Brussels Rules, FCA Says

Woodford Fund Scandal Shows Flaw in Brussels Rules, FCA Says

The U.K.’s top market regulator has defended his handling of British fund manager Neil Woodford’s woes, saying some of the problems resulted from loopholes in regulations devised by the European
Bolton Says U.S. Wants Iran Out of Syria as Part of Broad Move

Bolton Says U.S. Wants Iran Out of Syria as Part of Broad Move

National Security Adviser John Bolton said the U.S. would like to see Iranian forces leave Syria as part of a broader withdrawal from foreign territory, after a meeting with his Russian and Israeli
The World’s Tariff Referee Gasps for Life

The World’s Tariff Referee Gasps for Life

Tariffs get all the headlines in President Donald Trump’s two-pronged attack on the global trading system. The other disruptive part of his plan is quietly playing out far from the Group of 20
Boris Johnson Again Pledges Oct. 31 Brexit in Radio Interview

Boris Johnson Again Pledges Oct. 31 Brexit in Radio Interview

Boris Johnson pledged again to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Oct. 31, even as members of his party plot to prevent him doing it without a deal. The front-runner to become prime minister
Hong Kong's Lam Sees Popularity Plunge After Historic Protests

Hong Kong's Lam Sees Popularity Plunge After Historic Protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam saw her approval rating plunge 9 percentage points in a month, as her bid to ease extraditions to China prompted hundreds of thousands of protesters to take to the streets.
Trump Revels in His Diplomatic Guessing Game

Trump Revels in His Diplomatic Guessing Game

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U.S. Allies in Europe to Boost Defense Spending for Fourth Year

U.S. Allies in Europe to Boost Defense Spending for Fourth Year

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization said its European members would increase defense spending for a fourth consecutive year in 2019 as U.S. President Donald Trump keeps up demands on allies to
HSBC CEO Flint Says West Wants to See China `Contained'

HSBC CEO Flint Says West Wants to See China `Contained'

HSBC Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer John Flint discusses his view that the relationship between the U.S. and China is forging a new geopolitical front. His comments come during an interview with