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Turnbull, Abe Underscore Defense Ties With Japan Base Visit

Turnbull, Abe Underscore Defense Ties With Japan Base Visit

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited a paratrooper base and is set to attend a meeting of Japan’s National Security Council on a trip Thursday to Tokyo that emphasizes the two countries’
Lourenco Proves He's No One's Puppet in Angola

Lourenco Proves He's No One's Puppet in Angola

Shortly after becoming president of Angola in September, Joao Lourenco did something completely unexpected: he stopped at a red light.
Brexit Talks Let France Give Old Foe Another One in the Eye

Brexit Talks Let France Give Old Foe Another One in the Eye

Even since William the Conqueror invaded England in the 11th Century, Anglo-French ties have been choppy. But Brexit is a reminder that bad blood might still course through the veins of these two
Lagarde Urges Germany to Lift Public Spending Amid Trade Surplus

Lagarde Urges Germany to Lift Public Spending Amid Trade Surplus

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde encouraged Germany to step up government spending to boost growth, noting the country’s current-account surplus is too large.
May’s Date to Make Up With Trump in Davos Is on Ice

May’s Date to Make Up With Trump in Davos Is on Ice

Theresa May’s hopes of thawing frosty relations with Donald Trump at a meeting on the slopes of Davos next week look to be fading, according to people familiar with the matter.

China Uses Facial Recognition to Fence In Villagers in Far West

China’s state surveillance apparatus is trying out a new tool in one of its favorite test beds, the restive region of Xinjiang.
Unlike Corzine, Murphy to Accept Full $175,000 Governor's Salary

Unlike Corzine, Murphy to Accept Full $175,000 Governor's Salary

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, a day into the job, said he will accept the full $175,000 pay that comes with the position.
Goldman Sachs and Ken Griffin Funds Give Big to Obama Foundation

Goldman Sachs and Ken Griffin Funds Give Big to Obama Foundation

Donald Trump’s tax cuts may be helping Wall Street, but some of its biggest names haven’t forgotten Barack Obama.
Fannie-Freddie Regulator Urges Utility Mortgage Guarantors

Fannie-Freddie Regulator Urges Utility Mortgage Guarantors

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator is throwing its voice into the debate about what to do with the two companies at the center of the U.S. mortgage system.
Trump Hotels’ Top Room Rates Down 25% in Past Year, Report Shows

Trump Hotels’ Top Room Rates Down 25% in Past Year, Report Shows

Room rates at hotels bearing Donald Trump’s name have dropped sharply during his first year in the White House.
The Latest on the Looming U.S. Government Shutdown

The Latest on the Looming U.S. Government Shutdown

Temporary government funding runs out Jan. 19 and the House and Senate are heading toward a temporary extension. Democrats are demanding that spending legislation include a provision permanently
Irish Border Issue ‘Hasn’t Gone Away, You Know,’ Negotiator Says

Irish Border Issue ‘Hasn’t Gone Away, You Know,’ Negotiator Says

The Irish border question remains despite the assurances provided by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May last month to unlock Brexit talks.
Don't Assume the Death of Nafta Would Be a Small Shock, Poloz Says

Don't Assume the Death of Nafta Would Be a Small Shock, Poloz Says

Nafta’s about more than tariffs, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says in a warning to avoid low-balling the impact of a potential collapse of the trade pact.
Rep. Dent Says Trump's Attacks on the Media Aren't Helpful

Rep. Dent Says Trump's Attacks on the Media Aren't Helpful

Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican from Pennsylvania, weighs in on President Donald Trump's rhetoric toward the media and how it impacts the GOP. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin and Shery Ahn on
Trump Accuses Russia of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions

Trump Accuses Russia of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions

President Donald Trump accused Russia in unusually harsh terms of helping North Korea evade United Nations sanctions intended to press the country to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile
Tillerson Vows U.S. Military Will Stay in Syria

Tillerson Vows U.S. Military Will Stay in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed the U.S. military will stay in war-torn Syria for the foreseeable future to counter Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Iran, even as he urged patience in waiting out
Polish Women Protest Against Plans to Tighten Abortion Rules

Polish Women Protest Against Plans to Tighten Abortion Rules

Polish women took to the streets in protest against the conservative ruling party’s plans to tighten what are already some of Europe’s most restrictive abortion rules.
Greece, FYR Macedonia May Agree on Name by June, UN Envoy Says

Greece, FYR Macedonia May Agree on Name by June, UN Envoy Says

The Republic of Macedonia and Greece continued UN-mediated talks seeking to resolve a long-lasting dispute on the former Yugoslav state’s official name, which may help bring progress on its European
Assessing Trump's Record on Trade After One Year in Office

Assessing Trump's Record on Trade After One Year in Office

Bloomberg's Sarah McGregor discusses President Donald Trump's approach to U.S. trade policy. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)