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Investors Fear Trump-China Trade Clash

Investors Fear Trump-China Trade Clash

A year into his presidency, Trump has failed to stem growth in China’s trade surplus as an economic upswing in the U.S. fuels imports from the world’s factory floor. Bloomberg's Malcolm Scott reports
Senate Departs Without Deal to Reopen Government

Senate Departs Without Deal to Reopen Government

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on the U.S. federal government shutdown. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Shutdown Continues as Democrats Demand Firmer Immigration Pledge

Shutdown Continues as Democrats Demand Firmer Immigration Pledge

Senate Democrats cast doubt Monday on hopes for a quick resolution to the government shutdown as they demanded a more binding promise from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on an immigration deal he

U.S. Senate Departs Without Deal to Reopen Government

The U.S. Senate departed Sunday without a deal to reopen the government. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a procedural vote for noon Monday on a funding bill.
Baucus Says Congress Will Get an Agreement Because They Have to

Baucus Says Congress Will Get an Agreement Because They Have to

Former U.S. Senator Max Baucus discusses the U.S. government shutdown stalemate, immigration and the possibility of future shutdowns. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Saudi Arabia Announces $1.5 Billion in Aid for Yemen

Saudi Arabia Announces $1.5 Billion in Aid for Yemen

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced $1.5 billion in new aid for Yemen, where nearly three years of conflict has devastated the local economy.
Italy's Election Promises Heap More Strain on Debt-Loaded Nation

Italy's Election Promises Heap More Strain on Debt-Loaded Nation

Italy’s major parties haven’t formally spelled out their election economic programs, but early hints have politicians sniping and economists questioning their feasibility.
Romanian Protests Put Ruling Party Under Renewed Pressure

Romanian Protests Put Ruling Party Under Renewed Pressure

Romania’s ruling party came under renewed pressure as tens of thousands of citizens protested at the weekend against recent political turmoil and planned changes to the judiciary.
No-Deal Brexit Could Cause Finance Chaos, Industry Group Warns

No-Deal Brexit Could Cause Finance Chaos, Industry Group Warns

Financial markets in Britain and the European Union will face instability and significant business disruption if the U.K. exits the EU in March 2019 without a transition deal or final settlement on a
Macron Offer on Brexit Deal Highlights May's Difficult Choices

Macron Offer on Brexit Deal Highlights May's Difficult Choices

French President Emmanuel Macron offered U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May the possibility of a Brexit deal that covered financial services, even as he set out options that make clear how difficult it
Dictator's Legacy Looms Large in Africa's Smallest Nation

Dictator's Legacy Looms Large in Africa's Smallest Nation

A year ago, Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh was forced to step down as an army from several West African states amassed near the capital, Banjul. The legacy of his two decades of repressive rule is
Thai Junta Chief May Rally Allies to Keep Power, Ex-Premier Says

Thai Junta Chief May Rally Allies to Keep Power, Ex-Premier Says

Thailand’s junta leader may seek to retain power after elections scheduled for later this year through support from several different political groups, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said.
China's Push Into Western Pacific Alarms U.S. Allies in Asia

China's Push Into Western Pacific Alarms U.S. Allies in Asia

With the Trump administration warning of a possible war with North Korea, U.S. allies in Asia are sounding the alarm on another risk: a clash with China in the western Pacific.
Pence Sharpens Shutdown Attacks in Remarks to Overseas Troops

Pence Sharpens Shutdown Attacks in Remarks to Overseas Troops

Vice President Mike Pence used a visit with U.S. troops in the Middle East to blast Democrats for the partial government shutdown back in Washington, saying “you deserve better,” even as military
The Clock Is Ticking on the Zuma Era in South Africa

The Clock Is Ticking on the Zuma Era in South Africa

The clock is ticking on South African President Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden administration as his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, flexes his political muscles and shows he’s increasingly wielding state power
Turkey Attacks Kurds in Syria as U.S. Warnings Ignored

Turkey Attacks Kurds in Syria as U.S. Warnings Ignored

Turkey pushed ahead with a ground offensive against Kurdish forces in northwest Syria -- in defiance of the U.S. -- to create what it called a security buffer along the border.
Pence Asks Egypt, Jordan to Reach Out to Palestinians, Source Says

Pence Asks Egypt, Jordan to Reach Out to Palestinians, Source Says

Vice President Mike Pence asked Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and King Abdullah of Jordan to reach out to Palestinian Authority leaders on behalf of the U.S., a person familiar with the
Durbin Sees ‘End of the Senate’ If Trump Gets Nuclear Option

Durbin Sees ‘End of the Senate’ If Trump Gets Nuclear Option

Senator Dick Durbin said allowing Republicans to pass legislation with the slimmest of majorities as President Donald Trump suggested on Sunday “would be the end of the Senate as it was originally
Trump-China Trade Clash Fears Flare Anew One Year Later

Trump-China Trade Clash Fears Flare Anew One Year Later

The next month will be crucial in signaling whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to get tough on China over trade turn from rhetoric into reality.
Cotton Says No One ‘Expressed Offense’ at Trump’s Africa Comment

Cotton Says No One ‘Expressed Offense’ at Trump’s Africa Comment

No one “expressed offense” during a recent Oval Office meeting on immigration where President Donald Trump allegedly used the term “shithole countries” to describe Africa, said Senator Tom Cotton, a