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Canada Seeks Nafta Progress on Cars Amid Warnings Trump May Quit

Canada Seeks Nafta Progress on Cars Amid Warnings Trump May Quit

A day after expressing concerns President Donald Trump will walk away from Nafta, Canada’s government signaled it will try to keep negotiations moving forward by seeking to break an impasse over
Everyone Has a Budget But the U.S. Government, Says Sen. Kennedy

Everyone Has a Budget But the U.S. Government, Says Sen. Kennedy

Republican Senator John Kennedy weighs in on a potential government shutdown, immigration reform and the U.S. budget with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source:
Iran Awaits Trump Verdict on Oil Sanctions Deal: What's at Stake

Iran Awaits Trump Verdict on Oil Sanctions Deal: What's at Stake

World oil markets are about to get a clearer idea of what Donald Trump’s presidency means for one of the biggest crude exporters, Iran.
Macron Can't Resist Opportunity to Tell Italians How to Vote

Macron Can't Resist Opportunity to Tell Italians How to Vote

French President Emmanuel Macron assured Italians he had no intention of interfering in their general election in six weeks’ time. Then he launched into a lengthy tribute to Prime Minister Paolo
EU Defends Iran Nuclear Pact, Stays Silent on Deadly Clampdown

EU Defends Iran Nuclear Pact, Stays Silent on Deadly Clampdown

European governments refrained from explicitly condemning a deadly clampdown on protests in Iran and instead offered a staunch defense of the country’s nuclear accord, adding to signs of a widening
French Court to Rule on Case of Men Fired Over Too-Long Beards

French Court to Rule on Case of Men Fired Over Too-Long Beards

Four former Muslim employees of a French airport security company, who were fired shortly after the 2015 Paris attacks because their beards were deemed too long, are suing their ex-employer.
Zimbabwe’s Opposition Looks to a Future Without Its Founder

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Looks to a Future Without Its Founder

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, is in a quandary over whether its long-serving leader and founder Morgan Tsvangirai, who’s undergoing treatment for colon cancer,
Denmark, Greenland Sign Deal to Clean Up U.S. Military Waste

Denmark, Greenland Sign Deal to Clean Up U.S. Military Waste

Denmark and its autonomous Arctic island of Greenland have signed an agreement to clean up U.S. military installations.
Moving the NAFTA Negotiation Needle

Moving the NAFTA Negotiation Needle

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on President Trump's decision to attend the Davos Economic Forum while preparing to dismantle NAFTA and build a border wall. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Who’ll Blink First in the Border Wall Standoff?

Who’ll Blink First in the Border Wall Standoff?

President Donald Trump has decided his Mexican border wall is a political hill to die on, at least for now.
Nigel Farage, Champion of Brexit, Backs a Second Referendum

Nigel Farage, Champion of Brexit, Backs a Second Referendum

Nigel Farage, the former U.K. Independence Party leader and one of the architects of the U.K.’s exit from the European Union, said he now thinks the nation should have a second vote on the issue.
Tunisians Urged to ‘Reclaim’ Their Revolution as Protests Rage

Tunisians Urged to ‘Reclaim’ Their Revolution as Protests Rage

Opposition groups urged Tunisians to “reclaim their revolution” as days of sometimes violent protests over economic hardship threaten to spin out of control.

Trump Clears Path for States to Require Employment for Medicaid

The Trump Administration moved Thursday to allow states to impose work requirements on their Medicaid programs for the first time.
Ecuador Grants Citizenship to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Ecuador Grants Citizenship to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation's embassy in London, officials announced Thursday.
How a Trump SoHo Partner Ended Up With Toxic Mining Riches From Kazakhstan

How a Trump SoHo Partner Ended Up With Toxic Mining Riches From Kazakhstan

The long road from the old Soviet republic to the offshore financial centers of the Caribbean to London—and all the way to a partner in Midtown Manhattan's Trump SoHo.

Merkel Faces Crunch-Time Redux in Search for Next Government

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decisive second attempt to stitch together a government is up against a self-imposed Thursday deadline as she seeks to avoid new elections and begin her fourth term.
Trump’s War on Pot Could Split Republicans in 2018

Trump’s War on Pot Could Split Republicans in 2018

Jeff Sessions’ stance against marijuana threatens to open a rift inside the party, pitting social conservatives against younger, more libertarian, and business-minded members.
Apple Could Get a $4 Billion Boost From Tax-Law Quirk

Apple Could Get a $4 Billion Boost From Tax-Law Quirk

Companies that stockpiled trillions of dollars offshore free of U.S. income tax may get one last break before paying up, provided their fiscal years don’t follow the calendar year.
Hungary Calls April Ballot as Orban Seeks to Extend His Rule

Hungary Calls April Ballot as Orban Seeks to Extend His Rule

Hungary will hold general elections on April 8, with Prime Minister Viktor Orban on track to extend his tenure as one of Europe’s longest-serving leaders.
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