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‘Fight Now, Talk Later’: Afghan Peace Plan Faces Uphill Battle

‘Fight Now, Talk Later’: Afghan Peace Plan Faces Uphill Battle

A Pakistan delegation is due to arrive in Afghanistan on Saturday to restart talks aimed at improving tense relations between the neighboring countries that have worsened amid a surge in deadly
The Many Faces of Five Star Are Winning Votes All Over Italy

The Many Faces of Five Star Are Winning Votes All Over Italy

Some supporters expect tax cuts, others want more spending
Risk of Conflict in Northern Syria Between U.S., Turkey Rising

Risk of Conflict in Northern Syria Between U.S., Turkey Rising

Turkey says it’s talking to the Americans. The U.S. says it’s talking to the Turks. Politicians and generals in the two countries are in almost constant communication, judging by their public
Incense Sticks Come Back to Burn Japan's Economy Minister

Incense Sticks Come Back to Burn Japan's Economy Minister

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s point man for a massive Pacific trade pact is defending his job after giving incense sticks to voters, the latest example of how even the whiff of scandal can threaten
ANZ' Mathur Weighs in on India's Budget

ANZ' Mathur Weighs in on India's Budget

ANZ Chief Economist for Southeast Asia and India Sanjay Mathur discusses India's economy and budget. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Fidel Castro’s Son Dead, Cuban State Media Says

Fidel Castro’s Son Dead, Cuban State Media Says

The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported.
PM May Says U.K. Welcomes Chinese Investment

PM May Says U.K. Welcomes Chinese Investment

British Chamber of Commerce in China Chairman Nicholas Holt weighs in on U.K. and China trade relations, and talks about Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to the China. He speaks on "Bloomberg
China's Xi Calls for Better Ties With U.K During Meeting With May

China's Xi Calls for Better Ties With U.K During Meeting With May

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for improved ties with the U.K. during a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday. Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
German Coalition Talks Enter the Endgame

German Coalition Talks Enter the Endgame

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc and Germany’s Social Democrats secured an agreement on education even as “large” policy differences remain, a top party official said as parties near a self-imposed
Ex-OMB Director David Stockman Sees Bond Market Carnage

Ex-OMB Director David Stockman Sees Bond Market Carnage

David Stockman, former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, discusses another potential government shutdown, the debt ceiling, infrastructure, the dollar and the Russia probe. He
Now Nigel Farage Wants Ireland to Leave the EU

Now Nigel Farage Wants Ireland to Leave the EU

Could Ireland follow the U.K. out of the European Union? More than 18 months after helping win the Brexit referendum, Nigel Farage will be in Dublin to advocate just that.
Comey Blasts ‘Weasels’ in Tweet Apparently Aimed at GOP Memo

Comey Blasts ‘Weasels’ in Tweet Apparently Aimed at GOP Memo

Former FBI Director James Comey offered his support for the agency’s current leaders as Republican members of Congress criticize it for surveillance of Trump campaign officials during the
GOP Lawmakers’ Train-Crash Site Had Malfunctioning Safety Signal

GOP Lawmakers’ Train-Crash Site Had Malfunctioning Safety Signal

U.S. investigators examining the fatal collision in Virginia between a truck and an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers are looking at possible problems with the equipment that warns motorists
Manafort Co-Defendant’s Defense Team Seeks Exit

Manafort Co-Defendant’s Defense Team Seeks Exit

Three lawyers for Paul Manafort’s co-defendant, Rick Gates, have told the court they want to quit in the criminal money-laundering conspiracy case.
Peru Opposition Parties Plan New Motion to Impeach Kuczynski

Peru Opposition Parties Plan New Motion to Impeach Kuczynski

Peru’s Pedro Pablo Kuczynski may face a new opposition attempt to force him from office after one party shifted its position and said it would now support an impeachment motion of its own.
May Stands by Brexit Minister Caught in a Contradiction

May Stands by Brexit Minister Caught in a Contradiction

Theresa May’s weakness was highlighted on Thursday after she failed to discipline a minister who claimed he’d been told of a Treasury plan to undermine Brexit, even after a recording was released that
Saudis Raise Allowances for Some Royals After Purge

Saudis Raise Allowances for Some Royals After Purge

Saudi Arabia increased its payments to some members of the royal family just as officials were wrapping up a controversial anti-corruption campaign that targeted some of the kingdom’s richest men and
Tillerson to Seek Unified Venezuela Stance on Latin America Trip

Tillerson to Seek Unified Venezuela Stance on Latin America Trip

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a renewed call for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime to face international isolation, a theme he plans to pursue at each stop in a six-nation tour
Trump to Again Propose Eliminating Chemical Safety Board, Official Says

Trump to Again Propose Eliminating Chemical Safety Board, Official Says

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal will again call for eliminating funding for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, according to a senior government official familiar with the plan.
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