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Brexit Talks Reveal Weakness of the U.K.'s Hand, Stubb Says

Brexit Talks Reveal Weakness of the U.K.'s Hand, Stubb Says

The progress of Brexit talks is making it abundantly clear just how weak the U.K.’s negotiating hand is, according to Alexander Stubb, the former prime minister of Finland.
Brexit Bulletin: The Other Bill

Brexit Bulletin: The Other Bill

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Kenya Attorney General Files Petition to Stop Odinga Swearing-In

Kenya Attorney General Files Petition to Stop Odinga Swearing-In

Kenyan Attorney General Githu Muigai filed a High Court petition seeking to block the opposition from swearing in Raila Odinga as the so-called people’s president.
Macron Says 'France is Back' as Trump Debut Nears: Davos Update

Macron Says 'France is Back' as Trump Debut Nears: Davos Update

Billionaires, world leaders and investors are gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.
First of Three Judges Votes Against Lula in Brazil Trial

First of Three Judges Votes Against Lula in Brazil Trial

A Brazilian court will rule on Wednesday whether to uphold former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s criminal conviction.
Google Outspends Tech Rivals on Washington Lobbying in 2017

Google Outspends Tech Rivals on Washington Lobbying in 2017

Alphabet Inc.’s Google outspent its tech rivals in lobbying in 2017, as Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. set company records for the year, federal disclosures show.
Why the Pentagon Isn’t Happy With the F-35

Why the Pentagon Isn’t Happy With the F-35

Efforts to improve the reliability of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 are “stagnant,” undercut by problems such as aircraft sitting idle over the last year awaiting spare parts from the contractor,
U.S. Defense Against North Korea Missiles Improved, Tester Finds

U.S. Defense Against North Korea Missiles Improved, Tester Finds

The ground-based system of interceptors that the U.S. would use to defend the mainland and Hawaii against a threatened North Korean attack is improving after past setbacks, the Pentagon’s testing
Abe to Use Olympic Visit to Push South Korea on Sex-Slavery Issue

Abe to Use Olympic Visit to Push South Korea on Sex-Slavery Issue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, despite flaring tensions between the two U.S. allies over decades-old
Trump Riles Asian Trade Partners With Tariffs

Trump Riles Asian Trade Partners With Tariffs

Asian Trade Centre Executive Director Deborah Elms weighs in on trade tensions, and talks about President Trump's tariffs. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
President Trump Says There Won't Be a Trade War

President Trump Says There Won't Be a Trade War

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on trade tensions and President Trump's tariffs. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Asia Society VP Cutler Says Trade War Not in Anyone's Interest

Asia Society VP Cutler Says Trade War Not in Anyone's Interest

Asia Society Vice President and Managing Director Wendy Cutler weighs in on trade, and talks about President Trump's tariffs. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Davos Elite Hope Unpredictable Trump Doesn’t Spoil Their Fun

Davos Elite Hope Unpredictable Trump Doesn’t Spoil Their Fun

President Donald Trump may be volatile, controversial and prone to counterproductive fits of spontaneous self-expression. So far, though, the top decision-makers in commerce admit he hasn’t been bad
CFPB Chief Mulvaney Says Days of ‘Pushing the Envelope’ Are Over

CFPB Chief Mulvaney Says Days of ‘Pushing the Envelope’ Are Over

The acting head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pledged to tone down the agency’s aggressive regulatory and enforcement stance, a posture that has been decried by many of the
I Don't Need the Market, I Need the People, Brazil's Lula Says

I Don't Need the Market, I Need the People, Brazil's Lula Says

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he needed the people and not the financial markets in a defiant speech to supporters the day before a court ruling that may determine his
Trump's Trade Policies Raising Concerns in GOP, Roberts Says

Trump's Trade Policies Raising Concerns in GOP, Roberts Says

The top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee said every GOP senator is concerned about the direction President Donald Trump is taking on trade, from slapping tariffs on solar panels to his
Trudeau Says Benefits of Trade Must Be Shared With All

Trudeau Says Benefits of Trade Must Be Shared With All

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership during a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump's Nafta Partners Stand Their Ground Against New Auto Rules

Trump's Nafta Partners Stand Their Ground Against New Auto Rules

The U.S., Canada and Mexico kicked off a crucial round of Nafta negotiations with little sign of progress on the critical issue of automobiles.
Cohn Says Trump Is Going to Meet With World Leaders in Davos

Cohn Says Trump Is Going to Meet With World Leaders in Davos

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn speaks at a White House news conference about President Donald Trump's agenda while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Source: Bloomberg)