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Macron and Uber Era Threaten Role of Once-Powerful French Union

Macron and Uber Era Threaten Role of Once-Powerful French Union

Philippe Martinez sits in a black leather chair facing a poster of the revolutionary legend Che Guevara in his top-floor, cigarette-smoke-smelling office on the eastern edge of Paris, contending with
Trump Says His Nuclear Button Is Bigger Than North Korea’s

Trump Says His Nuclear Button Is Bigger Than North Korea’s

President Donald Trump responded to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s latest threats, saying that he has a “much bigger and more powerful” nuclear button.
U.S. Calls for UN Sessions on Iran

U.S. Calls for UN Sessions on Iran

The U.S. is calling for emergency meetings of the UN Security Council and the Human Rights Council on those increasingly violent protests in Iran. Almost 1,000 people have been arrested in a week of
Hundreds of Iraqis Held in U.S. Deserve Bail Hearing, Judge Says

Hundreds of Iraqis Held in U.S. Deserve Bail Hearing, Judge Says

Hundreds of mostly Christian Iraqis in the U.S., who were rounded up for deportation by the Trump administration, should be given a chance for release on bail until their immigration appeals are
Romney Changes Location on Twitter as Utah Senate Seat Opens

Romney Changes Location on Twitter as Utah Senate Seat Opens

Mitt Romney was mum on whether he plans to run for Senate after Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah announced he’ll retire after 2018. But Romney’s Twitter profile may give a hint about his
Trump Threatens to Cut Off U.S. Aid to Palestinian Authority

Trump Threatens to Cut Off U.S. Aid to Palestinian Authority

President Donald Trump threatened to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority after its leaders said the president’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Chaotic Tax Reform Has Led to Revenue Loss in India

Chaotic Tax Reform Has Led to Revenue Loss in India

Trucks outside the Caravan Roadways office at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in Delhi. Photographer: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg
House Transportation Chairman Shuster to Retire After 2018

House Transportation Chairman Shuster to Retire After 2018

Republican Representative Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said Tuesday he will retire from the Pennsylvania congressional seat he and his father before
GOP Senator Orrin Hatch Won't Seek Re-Election in 2018

GOP Senator Orrin Hatch Won't Seek Re-Election in 2018

Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur discusses Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah's decision not to seek an eighth term in 2018 on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Mexico Enters Election Year With Spate of Political Killings

Mexico Enters Election Year With Spate of Political Killings

This year’s election in Mexico is already shaping up to be one of the bloodiest in decades after one mayor and two mayoral aspirants were murdered in less than a week.
Utah's Hatch to Retire From Senate, Opening Door for Romney Bid

Utah's Hatch to Retire From Senate, Opening Door for Romney Bid

Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history and a leader of last year’s successful effort to rewrite the U.S. tax code, said he won’t seek an eighth term in
The Latest Developments in Mueller's Russia Probe

The Latest Developments in Mueller's Russia Probe

Bloomberg's Kevin Whitelaw discusses the latest developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets:
Trump's Demand for a Border Wall Splits GOP Lawmakers

Trump's Demand for a Border Wall Splits GOP Lawmakers

President Donald Trump is emphasizing his vow to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and additional conditions for an immigration deal, as congressional leaders and White House officials plan a
Trump Takes Credit for Air Safety System Run by Obama Holdover

Trump Takes Credit for Air Safety System Run by Obama Holdover

President Donald Trump is taking credit for the safety of the U.S. aviation system even though it is being run by a holdover from the previous administration and has avoided any commercial passenger
Trump Keeps Focus on Infrastructure in 2018 Agenda

Trump Keeps Focus on Infrastructure in 2018 Agenda

President Donald Trump's plans for 2018 may come about sooner than later as certain aspects of his plans may need to be tied to a government funding bill that needs to be in place by Jan. 20.
Brazil’s President Is Recovering From an Infection After Surgery

Brazil’s President Is Recovering From an Infection After Surgery

Brazil’s President Michel Temer is recovering from a urinary tract infection from complications related to surgery last month, according to a member of his cabinet.
Targeted Minister Back at Work as Saudi Graft Purge Winds Down

Targeted Minister Back at Work as Saudi Graft Purge Winds Down

A prominent Saudi official detained in the kingdom’s declared crackdown on corruption has returned to work, joining the architect of the purge at a weekly meeting of the cabinet.
Iran Protests Accelerate Trump's Weighing of New Sanctions

Iran Protests Accelerate Trump's Weighing of New Sanctions

Deadly protests in Iran have intensified talks within the Trump administration about imposing fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic, as the U.S. president seized on the crisis to justify his
Clifton Says Trump Delivered on Pro-Growth Promise

Clifton Says Trump Delivered on Pro-Growth Promise

Daniel Clifton, head of policy research at Strategas, discusses the Trump administration's impact on the U.S. economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
Former Treasury Secretary Lew Says Tax Cuts Will Leave the U.S. Broke

Former Treasury Secretary Lew Says Tax Cuts Will Leave the U.S. Broke

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the Trump administration’s decision to add a significant amount of debt through last year’s tax legislation is leaving the country broke.