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May Walks a Diplomatic Tightrope After Trump’s Tweets

May Walks a Diplomatic Tightrope After Trump’s Tweets

A diplomatic spat flared overnight when Trump tweeted that May should mind her own business after her spokesman reproached him over his retweets of Britain First
Rep. Hensarling Says Tax Trigger a 'Uniquely Bad Idea'

Rep. Hensarling Says Tax Trigger a 'Uniquely Bad Idea'

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a Republican from Texas, explains why he is against including a tax trigger in the Republican tax bill. He speaks with
EU Reaches First Brexit Compromise in Carbon Market Plan

EU Reaches First Brexit Compromise in Carbon Market Plan

The European Union and the U.K. reached the first compromise on Brexit in vote on a contingency plan for the world’s biggest emissions market.
Obama Told Xi He Wants to Help Preserve Ties, State Media Says

Obama Told Xi He Wants to Help Preserve Ties, State Media Says

Former U.S. President Barack Obama offered in his first post-retirement meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help ensure strong ties between the world’s two largest economies, Chinese state media
Some Venezuelan Socialists Are Pushing for Free-Market Reforms

Some Venezuelan Socialists Are Pushing for Free-Market Reforms

As Venezuela’s economy sinks deeper into depression with a fourth consecutive year of recession to go along with hyperinflation, some ruling socialist party members are raising their voices to call
Kuwait Invites Boycotted Qatar to Attend Gulf Summit Next Week

Kuwait Invites Boycotted Qatar to Attend Gulf Summit Next Week

Kuwait’s ruler has invited Qatar to attend next week’s Gulf Cooperation Council summit.
U.K. Parliament Condemns Trump's Far Right Retweets

U.K. Parliament Condemns Trump's Far Right Retweets

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to share far-right videos via his Twitter account. She spoke today in the House of Commons in London as lawmakers united
Xi Praises Obama’s Efforts to Build U.S.-China Ties

Xi Praises Obama’s Efforts to Build U.S.-China Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping praised Barack Obama's efforts to develop relations between the nations when he was president of the U.S., Chinese state media reported Thursday.
The CFPB: Center for Partisan Bickering

The CFPB: Center for Partisan Bickering

A fight over who leads the consumer watchdog is only the start of Trump’s bid to rein it in.
Trump's Relevance in U.S. Tax Reform

Trump's Relevance in U.S. Tax Reform

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses U.S. tax reform and the relevance of President Trump. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Race Is On for Coveted Euro-Area Job

Race Is On for Coveted Euro-Area Job

At least four finance ministers have thrown their hats into the ring to take over a top euro-area post.
UBS CEO Has Heated Exchange With Ex-Senior Central Banker

UBS CEO Has Heated Exchange With Ex-Senior Central Banker

UBS Group AG chief Sergio Ermotti fired back at a former Bank of England deputy governor who said bankers could cut their own pay instead of complaining about how difficult it is to make money.
May Tells Trump Publicly: Retweeting ‘Hateful’ Group Is ‘Wrong’

May Tells Trump Publicly: Retweeting ‘Hateful’ Group Is ‘Wrong’

The U.K. prime minister insists Trump was wrong to retweet unverified posts by a far-right British activist.
May's Brexit Breakthrough at Risk as Irish Parties Dig In

May's Brexit Breakthrough at Risk as Irish Parties Dig In

The breakthrough in Brexit talks that Theresa May has been working to clinch next week was at risk Friday as the Northern Irish party that props up her government threatened to bring her down if she
Balance of Power: Trump Rattles the Special Relationship

Balance of Power: Trump Rattles the Special Relationship

Theresa May has been reminded how uncomfortable it can be to rely on Donald Trump.
From Yarn Bunnies to Amazon, Tech Fights Trump Coal Plan

From Yarn Bunnies to Amazon, Tech Fights Trump Coal Plan

Selling custom nose rings, crocheted bunnies and hand-carved Santas is energy-intensive stuff.
In Venezuela, the Dollar’s Gained 10,768% in Just Last Two Years

In Venezuela, the Dollar’s Gained 10,768% in Just Last Two Years

The speed at which the Venezuelan bolivar is sinking against the dollar is hard to fathom.
London Mayor: Trump Not Welcome After Retweeting ‘Vile’ Group

London Mayor: Trump Not Welcome After Retweeting ‘Vile’ Group

“After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.”
EU Migration to the U.K. Plummeted 43% One Year After Brexit Vote

EU Migration to the U.K. Plummeted 43% One Year After Brexit Vote

Net migration to the U.K. dropped by a record 106,000 in the year following the Brexit referendum as European Union nationals arrived in fewer numbers, a trend welcomed by some lawmakers and deplored

The Latest on the Poison Death of War Criminal in Court

Hundreds of Bosnian Croats have been lighting candles in public squares in cities around the country in honor of Slobodan Praljak who drank poison moments after a U.N judge confirmed his 20-year war