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Think the EU27's Brexit Unity Won't Hold? It Will, Says Bulgaria

Think the EU27's Brexit Unity Won't Hold? It Will, Says Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a Brexit message for Britain: If the U.K. government seeks to divide the other European Union capitals during the negotiations, it should think again by looking at EU unity over sanctions
Chinese Trade With North Korea Plunged by 50% Last Month

Chinese Trade With North Korea Plunged by 50% Last Month

China’s trade with North Korea shrank by more than half last month, as Beijing implements United Nations sanctions against Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program.
U.S. Sticks to ICBM Test-Flight Plan Despite North Korea Tensions

U.S. Sticks to ICBM Test-Flight Plan Despite North Korea Tensions

The U.S. Air Force is going ahead with two long-planned flight tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles next month despite efforts to damp tensions over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and
Theresa May Is Facing a Winter of Discontent

Theresa May Is Facing a Winter of Discontent

A winter health crisis and a bungled cabinet reshuffle later, reality has bitten Theresa May.
Trump Attacks Protections for Undocumented Immigrants

Trump Attacks Protections for Undocumented Immigrants

The Trump administration rejected a bipartisan Senate proposal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, saying it needed more work. Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on "Bloomberg
Mexico Takes to Twitter to Slam Trump on Wall Funding Claims

Mexico Takes to Twitter to Slam Trump on Wall Funding Claims

Mexico has long said it wouldn’t be paying for a border wall with the U.S. On Thursday, officials used some cheeky language on President Donald Trump’s favorite medium to reiterate their message.
Trump Decides on Extending Iran Sanctions Relief Again

Trump Decides on Extending Iran Sanctions Relief Again

President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran, leaving the 2015 nuclear accord intact and giving the White House and Congress more time to forge legislation imposing new
OPIC President Washburne on 2018 Priorities and Investments

OPIC President Washburne on 2018 Priorities and Investments

Ray Washburne, president of Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC), discusses the potential impact of President Donald Trump's new budget and the challenges facing OPIC. He speaks with Bloomberg's
What to Expect After President Trump Reiterates Nafta Threat

What to Expect After President Trump Reiterates Nafta Threat

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President of International Affairs Myron Brilliant weighs in on President Trump's Nafta threat. Brilliant speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source:
Banking Giants Step Up Pre-Brexit Frankfurt Hires

Banking Giants Step Up Pre-Brexit Frankfurt Hires

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley are on a hiring drive in Frankfurt as global investment banks race to establish new headquarters inside the European Union in time
FCC Pauses Its Review of Sinclair Purchase of Tribune Media

FCC Pauses Its Review of Sinclair Purchase of Tribune Media

The Federal Communications Commission paused its review of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media Co. to give time for the companies to arrange for the sale of some TV
Senator Calls Trump’s Denial of ‘Shithole’ Comment ‘Not True’

Senator Calls Trump’s Denial of ‘Shithole’ Comment ‘Not True’

A key Democratic senator who was at the Oval Office meeting on immigration said President Donald Trump’s denial that he called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries” is “not true” and that
Fiat Chrysler to Invest $1 Billion, Pay Bonus After Tax Cut

Fiat Chrysler to Invest $1 Billion, Pay Bonus After Tax Cut

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is investing $1 billion in a Michigan truck factory and paying worker bonuses in the wake of a U.S. tax cut, gestures that could come in handy amid major policy matters
Czechs Vote on Whether Polarizing President Gets Second Term

Czechs Vote on Whether Polarizing President Gets Second Term

Czechs are voting in a presidential election to decide whether to give a second mandate to incumbent Milos Zeman, a frequent critic of European Union policies and a supporter of Russian leader
Budding Israel-India Romance Tested by Modi's Balancing Act

Budding Israel-India Romance Tested by Modi's Balancing Act

Before setting off for New Delhi late Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received an unwelcome reminder of the maneuvering Indian counterpart Narendra Modi must perform as their
Trump Won't Say Whether He Spoke With North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Trump Won't Say Whether He Spoke With North Korea's Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump refused to say whether he has spoken directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an interview on Thursday, but said he “probably” has “a very good relationship” with the

Brazil Pays Credit-Rating Price on Pension Overhaul Failure

Brazil paid the price for failing to approve President Michel Temer’s flagship pension overhaul as S&P Global Ratings downgraded Latin America’s largest economy further into junk territory.
Trump Tells WSJ He Probably Has ‘a Very Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un’

Trump Tells WSJ He Probably Has ‘a Very Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un’

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken.
Trump Reiterates Nafta Threat, Linking Talks to Mexico Wall

Trump Reiterates Nafta Threat, Linking Talks to Mexico Wall

President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to withdraw the U.S. from Nafta while saying that gains from a new deal could be used to pay for a wall at the Mexican border.
Ecuador Says Latest Attempt to End Assange Impasse Has Failed

Ecuador Says Latest Attempt to End Assange Impasse Has Failed

Ecuador’s decision to grant citizenship to Julian Assange and subsequent attempt to register him as a diplomat has failed to solve a five-year stand off with British authorities over the founder of