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China Says Trump Risks U.S. Leadership

China Says Trump Risks U.S. Leadership

Just a month after President Trump's trip to Beijing, it looks like China and the U.S. are on the verge of yet another diplomatic spat. Beijing hit back at the U.S. and its claims that it is
Women Flee a Hellscape in Yemen. Here Are Their Lives Now

Women Flee a Hellscape in Yemen. Here Are Their Lives Now

Those lucky enough to escape the nation’s brutal war are scrabbling to adapt — and setting themselves up in business.
Understanding Poland's Battles With the EU

Understanding Poland's Battles With the EU

Two years into Poland’s populist revolution, the European Union has recommended launching an unprecedented disciplinary process that could lead to penalties against the Polish government for failing
Cardinal Law, Key Figure in Church Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86

Cardinal Law, Key Figure in Church Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86

Vatican City (AP) -- Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failure to stop child molesters in the priesthood triggered the worst crisis in American Catholicism, died
Germany's Powerful Finance Post Is Back in Play and Here's Why

Germany's Powerful Finance Post Is Back in Play and Here's Why

Chancellor Angela Merkel may have to offer the Social Democrats an especially tempting carrot if she is to persuade them to join her in government for a third time: Germany’s powerful finance
Haley Warns UN That Trump Is Watching Jerusalem Votes

Haley Warns UN That Trump Is Watching Jerusalem Votes

Nikki Haley has a warning for her fellow UN ambassadors ahead of a key vote on Jerusalem this week: Donald Trump is watching.
McConnell Says Tax Overhaul Is His Second-Greatest Achievement

McConnell Says Tax Overhaul Is His Second-Greatest Achievement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he considers the landmark tax legislation poised to pass Congress this week as only the second-greatest achievement of his career.
Centuries-Old Gibraltar Dispute Threatens Brexit Progress

Centuries-Old Gibraltar Dispute Threatens Brexit Progress

A 300-year-old argument between Britain and Spain over a small piece of land is threatening to derail Theresa May’s plans to help businesses navigate Brexit.
Rule Issues Force Second Tax Vote

Rule Issues Force Second Tax Vote

House Republicans passed their tax bill but issues with Senate rules mean a re-vote is required. Bloomberg's Laura Davison reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Corrects headline and description to
North Korea Begins Tests to Load Anthrax Onto ICBMs, Report Says

North Korea Begins Tests to Load Anthrax Onto ICBMs, Report Says

An unidentified rocket is displayed during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. North Korean leader Kim
Hoover Institute Says Tax Plan Is an Accomplishment

Hoover Institute Says Tax Plan Is an Accomplishment

Lanhee Chen, research fellow at the Hoover Institute, discusses the passing of the Republican tax plan and what it means for the U.S. economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source:
How McConnell Succeeded on Tax Cuts After Failing on Health Care

How McConnell Succeeded on Tax Cuts After Failing on Health Care

The concession on deficit-busting cuts, along with lessons learned from the GOP’s embarrassing failure to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, helped McConnell get the party within
Manhattan Institute Says Tax Plan Positive for U.S.

Manhattan Institute Says Tax Plan Positive for U.S.

Brian Riedl, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and Bloomberg's Laura Davison discuss the passing of the Republican tax package and its potential impact on the U.S. economy. They speak on
Cornyn Says Tax Bill Mandate Repeal Makes Obamacare ‘Unworkable'

Cornyn Says Tax Bill Mandate Repeal Makes Obamacare ‘Unworkable'

The No. 2 Senate Republican said Tuesday that the GOP’s tax bill will make Obamacare “unworkable,” which he hopes will force Democrats into negotiations to replace the law.
House Republicans Consider Trying to Jam Senate on Spending Bill

House Republicans Consider Trying to Jam Senate on Spending Bill

House Republican leaders are discussing using Friday’s deadline for a must-pass government funding plan to force the Senate to accept a bill without measures to stabilize Obamacare insurance markets
Kabila Crisis Fuels Conflict in Eastern Congo as UN Targeted

Kabila Crisis Fuels Conflict in Eastern Congo as UN Targeted

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s succession crisis is adding fuel to the fire in the rebellion-wracked east, where 14 peacekeepers were killed in the deadliest attack on United Nations forces in a
Sanctions Jury Must Decide If Turkish Banker Is Pawn or Criminal

Sanctions Jury Must Decide If Turkish Banker Is Pawn or Criminal

The fate of a Turkish banker accused of conspiring to help Iran evade U.S. financial sanctions will soon rest with a U.S. jury, which must choose between dueling portrayals of him as either the
Democrats Seek to Force Awkward Name Change for GOP's Tax Bill

Democrats Seek to Force Awkward Name Change for GOP's Tax Bill

Democrats are seeking a symbolic victory that would force Republicans to strike the GOP’s preferred title for its bill – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – according to Senator Bernie Sanders’s office.
Virginia Democrat Appears to Win Recount by One Vote, Tipping State House Balance

Virginia Democrat Appears to Win Recount by One Vote, Tipping State House Balance

It would make Democrats tied 50-50 with Republicans in Virginia’s state House of Delegates.
Collins Says News Coverage of Her Tax Vote ‘Unbelievably Sexist’

Collins Says News Coverage of Her Tax Vote ‘Unbelievably Sexist’

Republican Senator Susan Collins ripped news coverage of her decision to vote for the GOP tax-cut bill as "unbelievably sexist" on Tuesday.