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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Says Congress Needs to Talk More About Deficit

Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Says Congress Needs to Talk More About Deficit

Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas discusses the market selloff, the tax bill, budget deficits, trade, immigration and infrastructure on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Yachts and Threats Could Sink Brazil's Would-Be Labor Minister

Yachts and Threats Could Sink Brazil's Would-Be Labor Minister

With Brazil’s unpopular government battling to hold together a congressional coalition, President Michel Temer has been unlucky -- or a touch desperate -- with his pick of cabinet ministers.
FCA’s Bailey Says Brexit Transitional Deal Needed by End of March

FCA’s Bailey Says Brexit Transitional Deal Needed by End of March

The head of the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority added urgency to Brexit negotiations by saying European governments must reach a transitional agreement for financial services by the end of March to
Russia and U.S. Clash at UN Over Syria Chemical Weapons Inquiry

Russia and U.S. Clash at UN Over Syria Chemical Weapons Inquiry

The U.S. and Russia clashed Monday at the United Nations Security Council over allegations that the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad has once again used chemical weapons in attacks on rebel
Berlusconi's Euro Flip-Flops Drive Renzi Campaign Push in Italy

Berlusconi's Euro Flip-Flops Drive Renzi Campaign Push in Italy

Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi lumped Silvio Berlusconi in with the euroskeptic populists of the Five Star Movement as he tried to turn around his struggling campaign for Italy’s March 4 election.
Draghi Says ECB Needs to Prepare for Possible Cliff-Edge Brexit

Draghi Says ECB Needs to Prepare for Possible Cliff-Edge Brexit

Mario Draghi said the European Central Bank has no choice but to brace for the possibility that the U.K. will exit the European Union without a transitional agreement.
Zuma’s Future Is in the Hands of South African Ruling Party’s Top Body

Zuma’s Future Is in the Hands of South African Ruling Party’s Top Body

South African President Jacob Zuma’s future is in the hands of the ruling African National Congress’s highest body after he defied calls by top leaders to resign.
Saudi Arabia's $32 Billion Bid to Build Private Mortgage Market

Saudi Arabia's $32 Billion Bid to Build Private Mortgage Market

Saudi Arabia plans to spend 120 billion riyals ($32 billion) on subsidized home loans for borrowers, as it seeks to create conditions for an expanded private-sector role in a mortgage market dominated
Supreme Court Justice Allows New Pennsylvania Congressional Voting Map

Supreme Court Justice Allows New Pennsylvania Congressional Voting Map

A U.S. Supreme Court justice cleared the way for a more Democratic-friendly congressional voting map in Pennsylvania for this year’s election to replace one tilted toward the GOP.
FBI Blocking Details on Trump Dossier Author, Grassley Says

FBI Blocking Details on Trump Dossier Author, Grassley Says

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley called on the FBI Monday to stop blocking release of key portions of his memo calling for a criminal investigation of Christopher Steele.
Kansas Lawmakers Consider Age Requirements After Six Teens Run for Governor

Kansas Lawmakers Consider Age Requirements After Six Teens Run for Governor

Candidates would be required to be at least 18 to run for statewide offices in Kansas under legislation drafted in response to six teenagers entering the race for governor.
Lockheed to Get $10.7 Billion for F-35s in Budget Plan

Lockheed to Get $10.7 Billion for F-35s in Budget Plan

The Pentagon intends to ask Congress to approve $10.7 billion to buy 77 Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 jets in the fiscal year set to begin Oct. 1, according to U.S. officials.
European Commission Says Serbia, Montenegro May Join EU by 2025

European Commission Says Serbia, Montenegro May Join EU by 2025

The European Union offered a path to membership to western Balkan nations, calling on a region divided by poverty and ethnic tensions to improve the rule of law, curb corruption and put aside past
Davis Says U.K. ‘Very Clear’ on Brexit, But Barnier Politely Disagrees

Davis Says U.K. ‘Very Clear’ on Brexit, But Barnier Politely Disagrees

The chief Brexit negotiators met in London for the first time this year and while David Davis was at pains to say the U.K. was “very clear” on what it wants out of the talks, his adversary is calling
Azeri Leader Aliyev Calls Snap Presidential Election for April

Azeri Leader Aliyev Calls Snap Presidential Election for April

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev called a snap presidential election for April 11, a surprise move that drew criticism from his domestic opponents.
Otto Warmbier's Father to Join Pence at Olympics in South Korea

Otto Warmbier's Father to Join Pence at Olympics in South Korea

The father of Otto Warmbier will join Vice President Mike Pence at the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in South Korea this week, a Trump administration official said.
Kremlin’s Bid to Woo Rich Exiles Home Meets Skepticism

Kremlin’s Bid to Woo Rich Exiles Home Meets Skepticism

The Kremlin’s expanding its campaign to woo Russian businessmen and their money back home to include those fleeing prosecution. Skeptical exiles aren’t planning to pack their bags any time soon.
Costa Rica Anti-Gay Marriage Candidate Leads Ahead of Runoff

Costa Rica Anti-Gay Marriage Candidate Leads Ahead of Runoff

An evangelical lawmaker and a candidate from Costa Rica’s ruling party look set to face each other in a runoff vote to choose the country’s next president.
Trump’s NHS Tweet Angers Brits Fearful of U.S.-Style Health Care

Trump’s NHS Tweet Angers Brits Fearful of U.S.-Style Health Care

Their main complaint: The U.K. system is becoming too American.