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Macron, Rihanna to Meet in Senegal to Push Children’s Education

Macron, Rihanna to Meet in Senegal to Push Children’s Education

It won’t be the first time Rihanna has helped a French enterprise.
Women Activists Take Aim at Iran’s Veil Laws

Women Activists Take Aim at Iran’s Veil Laws

The humble metal cabinets that house telephone wiring on streets the world over have become a stage for Iranian women protesting the country’s strict laws on wearing the veil.
Brexit Bulletin: Annoying the EU

Brexit Bulletin: Annoying the EU

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U.S. Names Oligarchs, Kremlin Elite But Avoids New Sanctions

U.S. Names Oligarchs, Kremlin Elite But Avoids New Sanctions

The U.S. identified 210 Russian billionaires and top officials in a sweeping list required under last summer’s sanctions law, but underlined that those named aren’t being targeted for new
Latest Updates on Russia Sanctions List

Latest Updates on Russia Sanctions List

Washington (AP) -- The Latest on the Trump administration and Russia sanctions (all times local):
Can Trump Fire the Special Counsel? Not Directly

Can Trump Fire the Special Counsel? Not Directly

President Donald Trump has said he doesn’t intend to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel whose investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign has spilled over to Trump’s associates and
Five Star Turns Screw on Renzi With Pledge to Italian Savers

Five Star Turns Screw on Renzi With Pledge to Italian Savers

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement is turning the spotlight onto victims of Italy’s banking crises in the run-up to the March 4 general election, symbolically fielding a small businessman who
Spain's Elite Edges Away From Rajoy

Spain's Elite Edges Away From Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy is rallying his troops for a political fightback. But his troops aren’t so sure.
Pentagon Says Human Error Muzzled Afghanistan Watchdog's Report

Pentagon Says Human Error Muzzled Afghanistan Watchdog's Report

The Pentagon has barred an official watchdog from providing unclassified guideposts in his reports on the Afghanistan war.
Which Trump Will Deliver the State of the Union?

Which Trump Will Deliver the State of the Union?

U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider examines the key themes of the speech and how Trump may approach the address. She speaks
Kenyan Opposition to Inaugurate Odinga as State Warns Media

Kenyan Opposition to Inaugurate Odinga as State Warns Media

Kenya’s main opposition group prepared to inaugurate Raila Odinga as the country’s so-called people’s president, as the government warned the media not to provide live coverage of the event.
Fusion GPS Says Grassley Put Its Workers in Danger

Fusion GPS Says Grassley Put Its Workers in Danger

The research firm that produced the so-called Trump dossier during the 2016 election is accusing Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of "knowingly" putting some of its employees in
Amcham's Zarit Sees Regulatory Compliance as Challenge in China

Amcham's Zarit Sees Regulatory Compliance as Challenge in China

Amcham China Chairman William Zarit discusses business sentiment, protectionism and the regulatory environment in China. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Mnuchin Says U.S. Can Continue to Pay Its Bills Into February

Mnuchin Says U.S. Can Continue to Pay Its Bills Into February

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he can extend the debt limit suspension period into February before the government exhausts its borrowing capacity.
North Korea Scraps Joint Olympic Cultural Event With South Korea

North Korea Scraps Joint Olympic Cultural Event With South Korea

North Korea canceled a joint cultural performance with South Korea at a mountain resort north of the border, blaming the media in Seoul for “defaming” its position on next month’s Winter Olympics.
BNP Paribas' Friedman Sees Minimal Market Impact From SOTU

BNP Paribas' Friedman Sees Minimal Market Impact From SOTU

BNP Paribas Asset Management Senior Economist Steven Friedman discusses the markets and previews President Trump's State of the Union Address. Friedman speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source:
U.K. Annoys EU With Call for Help Defining Brexit Plan, Sources Say

U.K. Annoys EU With Call for Help Defining Brexit Plan, Sources Say

Theresa May is frustrating top officials in European capitals with her Brexit strategy, according to three people familiar with the situation.
Ireland to Hold Referendum on Liberalizing Abortion Laws

Ireland to Hold Referendum on Liberalizing Abortion Laws

Ireland will hold a vote on liberalizing some of the Western Europe’s tightest abortion rules within months.
U.K.'s May Flies 50 Business Leaders to China on Brexit Trade Mission

U.K.'s May Flies 50 Business Leaders to China on Brexit Trade Mission

Prime Minister Theresa May will lead the largest business delegation her government has ever taken overseas when she flies to China on Tuesday, as she seeks to put her Brexit troubles aside and make
Trump Erupts on Air Force One Over DOJ Role in Russia Probe

Trump Erupts on Air Force One Over DOJ Role in Russia Probe

Bloomberg's Kevin Whitelaw discusses President Trump's outburst on his flight to Davos, when he learned that a top Justice Department official had warned against releasing a memo that could undercut