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Russia’s Oligarchs Brace for U.S. Report Listing Putin Friends

Russia’s Oligarchs Brace for U.S. Report Listing Putin Friends

The U.S. Treasury Department is finishing its first official list of “oligarchs” close to President Vladimir Putin’s government, setting off a flurry of moves by wealthy Russians to shield their
Trump in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After First Physical

Trump in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After First Physical

President Donald Trump is in “excellent health,” according to presidential physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who examined the president on Friday after a week of fresh questions about whether the
Germany Status Quo `No Bad Thing' Given the Economy, State Street Says

Germany Status Quo `No Bad Thing' Given the Economy, State Street Says

State Street Bank & Trust Head of Macro Strategy EMEA Timothy Graf says Germany's political "status quo" is "no bad thing" given the way the economy is performing. Chancellor Angela Merkel and
Merkel's Bid to End German Gridlock Hangs on Key SPD Vote

Merkel's Bid to End German Gridlock Hangs on Key SPD Vote

Chancellor Angela Merkel reached a preliminary accord to end Germany’s political gridlock, tying her effort to unlock a fourth term to a vote by the reluctant Social Democrats later this month.

Denmark Must Stop ‘Scaring Away’ Foreigners, PM Says

The government must change its immigration policy and make it easier for skilled foreigners “who share our culture and values” to come to Denmark, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen writes in an
India's Top Court Split as Spotlight Falls on Chief Justice

India's Top Court Split as Spotlight Falls on Chief Justice

A rift has opened in India’s top court, with four senior judges speaking out against the chief justice in a move that could hinder Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to sell Asia’s third-largest
Brexit Bulletin: Neverendum

Brexit Bulletin: Neverendum

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Brexit Deal Means Checks on Irish Border, Fitch's BMI Says

Brexit Deal Means Checks on Irish Border, Fitch's BMI Says

The U.K.’s exit from the European Union will probably mean some sort of customs checks will return to the Irish border, despite Theresa May’s assurances, a Fitch Ratings Ltd. unit said.
Trump's Reason for Skipping U.K. Questioned, Even by Embassy

Trump's Reason for Skipping U.K. Questioned, Even by Embassy

President Donald Trump’s decision to forgo a visit to London to open a new U.S. embassy kindled doubts about his justification for staying away -- even from his own nation’s diplomats.
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