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The Spanish Prime Minister’s Time Could Be Running Out

The Spanish Prime Minister’s Time Could Be Running Out

The Catalan crisis is proving to be a millstone around the neck of the Spanish prime minister.
Thai Court Drops Royal Insult Charges Against Academic

Thai Court Drops Royal Insult Charges Against Academic

A Thai military court on Wednesday dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old historian.
Hong Kong Activist Wong Sentenced to Three Months in Jail

Hong Kong Activist Wong Sentenced to Three Months in Jail

A Hong Kong court sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail Wednesday in a contempt case stemming from the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" protests.
Trump Raises Trade in Call to China's Xi

Trump Raises Trade in Call to China's Xi

President Donald Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the growing U.S. trade deficit with China isn’t sustainable, the White House said in a statement. Bloomberg's Joe Sobcyzk reports on
Trump Tells Xi U.S.-China Trade Deficit Is `Not Sustainable'

Trump Tells Xi U.S.-China Trade Deficit Is `Not Sustainable'

Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie discusses U.S.-China trade tensions on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Johnson Tells May to Spend More on NHS to Honor Brexit Pledge

Johnson Tells May to Spend More on NHS to Honor Brexit Pledge

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is demanding that Prime Minister Theresa May promises to spend more on state-funded healthcare -- or risk losing the next election, according to a person familiar
U.S. Government Funding Is Set to Expire on Friday

U.S. Government Funding Is Set to Expire on Friday

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on a possible U.S. government shutdown. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Peterson's Kirkegaard Calls Trump's 1st Year a Disaster for GOP

Peterson's Kirkegaard Calls Trump's 1st Year a Disaster for GOP

Peterson Institute for International Economics Senior Fellow Jacob Kirkegaard weighs in on President Trump's first year in office. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
FAA Investigates Why JFK Airport Was Crippled by Snowstorm

FAA Investigates Why JFK Airport Was Crippled by Snowstorm

The U.S. government has opened an investigation into snow removal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport following a storm earlier this month that snarled scores of flights.
Warrantless-Spying Bill Advances in Senate as Deadline Nears

Warrantless-Spying Bill Advances in Senate as Deadline Nears

The Senate advanced legislation Tuesday to extend the government’s authority to spy on suspected foreign terrorists’ communications, setting up a vote for final passage before the program is set to
Britain Will Probably Miss Its Carbon Emissions Targets, Committee Says

Britain Will Probably Miss Its Carbon Emissions Targets, Committee Says

The U.K. will miss its carbon-emissions targets even in the best-case scenario where all of its green initiatives go exactly to plan, according to the Committee on Climate Change.

House GOP Looks to Sweeten Spending Deal for Conservatives

GOP leaders in the House are testing whether rank-and-file Republicans will support a stopgap funding measure to keep the government open that also would delay some Obamacare taxes and provide money
Riedl Sees a 50/50 Chance of U.S. Govt. Shutdown

Riedl Sees a 50/50 Chance of U.S. Govt. Shutdown

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Brian Riedl weighs in on President Trump's mental health, and talks about a possible U.S. government shutdown. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia." (Corrects
Venezuela Plans Discounts, Tax Deals to Bolster Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Plans Discounts, Tax Deals to Bolster Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s plan for its own cryptocurrency include paying public workers in the digital token and using tax incentives to encourage its use, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg News.
Trump International Accused of Bullying Panama Hotel Owners

Trump International Accused of Bullying Panama Hotel Owners

Most of the unit owners in the Trump International Hotel & Tower Panama want to get rid of the president’s hotel-management company. It refuses to go without a fight and, according to the owners,
Big Business Is Scrambling to Conform With China’s World View

Big Business Is Scrambling to Conform With China’s World View

Multinational businesses keen for a slice of the world’s fastest-growing consumer market are finding they have to increasingly conform to China’s world view if they want to stay in Beijing’s good
White House Lawyer Asked Bannon to Assert Privilege, Source Says

White House Lawyer Asked Bannon to Assert Privilege, Source Says

Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, was asked formally by a White House lawyer to cite executive privilege in declining to discuss conversations with key
Trump's CFPB to Rewrite Rule That Cracked Down on Payday Lenders

Trump's CFPB to Rewrite Rule That Cracked Down on Payday Lenders

A U.S. regulator responsible for protecting consumers plans to rewrite a rule approved under its previous Democrat leadership that was meant to prevent payday lenders from saddling cash-strapped
Japan Minister's Clean Energy Critique Fuels Abe Succession Talk

Japan Minister's Clean Energy Critique Fuels Abe Succession Talk

A Japanese cabinet minister’s criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s energy policies may say more about his own political prospects than it does about the country’s debate over clean power.
Who Will Represent Kim Jong Un at South Korea’s Winter Olympics?

Who Will Represent Kim Jong Un at South Korea’s Winter Olympics?

The third meeting between North Korea and South Korea may answer a question with big implications for talks going forward: Who will represent Kim Jong Un at the Winter Games?