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Flynn’s New Attorney May Have One Task: Win a Pardon From Trump

Flynn’s New Attorney May Have One Task: Win a Pardon From Trump

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have a singular goal in replacing his longtime criminal defense attorneys this month with the politically provocative Sidney Powell -- to win a
Italy Wins Temporary Reprieve in Bid to Stop EU Punishment

Italy Wins Temporary Reprieve in Bid to Stop EU Punishment

Italy’s populist government has an extra week to get its act together to avert an infringement procedure by the European Union.
Erdogan Shifts Focus From Istanbul Loss to Foreign Affairs

Erdogan Shifts Focus From Istanbul Loss to Foreign Affairs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, weakened by an opposition party’s landslide victory in Istanbul’s repeat election, scrambled to reassert his standing as the country’s most dominant politician
Brexit Bulletin:  Dodging Scrutiny

Brexit Bulletin:  Dodging Scrutiny

Today in Brexit: The campaign is now all about scrutiny, but both candidates are dodging questions on Brexit.
Corbyn Signals Support for Second Referendum: Brexit Update

Corbyn Signals Support for Second Referendum: Brexit Update

Tory leadership front-runner Boris Johnson faces mounting pressure to submit to more public scrutiny, after Jeremy Hunt accused him of “cowardice.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn again indicated he’s
Mahathir Says He Underestimated Challenge of Governing Malaysia

Mahathir Says He Underestimated Challenge of Governing Malaysia

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year.
Brexit Dominates as Johnson, Hunt Make Leadership Pitches

Brexit Dominates as Johnson, Hunt Make Leadership Pitches

U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made their leadership pitches to an audience of Conservative Party members in Birmingham on Saturday with the race to
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

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Bernie Sanders Proposes Taxing Wall Street to Pay Student Debts

Bernie Sanders Proposes Taxing Wall Street to Pay Student Debts

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is proposing canceling the nation’s outstanding $1.6 trillion of student debt and offsetting the cost with a tax on Wall Street transactions.
Brussels Edition: Another Week of Wrangling

Brussels Edition: Another Week of Wrangling

Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.
Trump Warns of More Iran Sanctions, But Not Much Is Left for U.S. to Target

Trump Warns of More Iran Sanctions, But Not Much Is Left for U.S. to Target

President Donald Trump is threatening Iran with additional sanctions on Monday, but there’s not much left for the U.S. to target because most of the Islamic Republic’s economy has been crippled by
Prague's Biggest Post-Communist Protest Fails to Budge Premier

Prague's Biggest Post-Communist Protest Fails to Budge Premier

Andrej Babis, the billionaire Czech prime minister, is brushing off the nation’s biggest protest in 30 years, when the nation rose up and toppled communism.
U.S., China Discuss Xi-Trump Summit as Trade Fights Simmer

U.S., China Discuss Xi-Trump Summit as Trade Fights Simmer

The U.S. and China are discussing arrangements for the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, a senior Chinese trade official said, as Beijing warned
China Says It Will Not Allow Talk of Hong Kong Protests at G-20

China Says It Will Not Allow Talk of Hong Kong Protests at G-20

Hong Kong reopened its downtown government offices on Monday as protesters threatened to resume demonstrations to demand the release of people arrested in recent rallies and establish an independent
Hunt Says Johnson Dodges Scrutiny as Race for U.K. PM Heats Up

Hunt Says Johnson Dodges Scrutiny as Race for U.K. PM Heats Up

Boris Johnson faces mounting pressure to submit to public scrutiny, after his rival in the race to be U.K. prime minister tried to turn questions about the front-runner’s character to his advantage.
Democratic 2020 Field Picks Up a Second Joe as Sestak Jumps In

Democratic 2020 Field Picks Up a Second Joe as Sestak Jumps In

Former two-term Representative Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania announced this weekend he’s joining the crowded field vying for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination.
U.S. May Require 5G Gear For U.S. Use Be Made Outside China: WSJ

U.S. May Require 5G Gear For U.S. Use Be Made Outside China: WSJ

The Trump administration is considering requiring that next-generation 5G cellular equipment used domestically be designed and manufactured outside China, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing
Pompeo Says U.S. in `Better Place’ on North Korea After Letters

Pompeo Says U.S. in `Better Place’ on North Korea After Letters

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the U.S. and North Korea were in a “better place” after the leaders of the two countries exchanged letters, suggesting President Donald Trump will again seek to
Trump Says ‘Sleepy’ Biden an Easier Foe Than ‘Ruthless’ Clinton

Trump Says ‘Sleepy’ Biden an Easier Foe Than ‘Ruthless’ Clinton

President Donald Trump said he’d prefers running against “sleepy” Joe Biden in 2020 compared with Hillary Clinton.
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