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‘Veep’ Production Halted for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Breast Cancer Treatment

A producer of "Veep" says filming of the HBO comedy has been postponed as its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.
Russia Shores Up Venezuelan Ally, But Lifeline May Not Be Enough

Russia Shores Up Venezuelan Ally, But Lifeline May Not Be Enough

Other creditors are turning on the autocratic Latin American nation as it faces default thanks to U.S. measures cutting it off from the global financial system.
Tom Barrack Drops Plans to Save Weinstein Co.

Tom Barrack Drops Plans to Save Weinstein Co.

Billionaire investor Tom Barrack has confirmed he and his investment firm Colony Capital have walked away from a plan to rescue the Weinstein Co., the embattled film and TV studio co-founded by Harvey
Senators Unveil Proposal to Bolster Gun Background Checks

Senators Unveil Proposal to Bolster Gun Background Checks

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Thursday to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report individuals’ criminal histories to a system used
Infrastructure is New York's Achilles Heel, Says Rechler

Infrastructure is New York's Achilles Heel, Says Rechler

RXP Realty Chief Executive Officer Scott Rechler discusses tax reform and the need for investment in infrastructure. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jason Kelly on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source:
Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes GOP Tax Plan in Current Form

Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes GOP Tax Plan in Current Form

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson has become the first Republican Senator to oppose the GOP tax plan in its current state. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source:
May Heads Into Flurry of Diplomacy to Get Brexit on Track

May Heads Into Flurry of Diplomacy to Get Brexit on Track

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to unblock Brexit negotiations over breakfast with her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Friday as she battles to persuade European leaders to allow talks
U.S. Embassy Expresses Confidence in Liberia’s Disputed Election

U.S. Embassy Expresses Confidence in Liberia’s Disputed Election

The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is expressing confidence in the credibility of the West African nation's elections as the runoff vote is postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and
Crime Wave Engulfs Sweden as Fraud, Sexual Offenses Reach Record

Crime Wave Engulfs Sweden as Fraud, Sexual Offenses Reach Record

The number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year.
Russia, Iran, Turkey to Meet Over Syria Amid U.S. Tensions

Russia, Iran, Turkey to Meet Over Syria Amid U.S. Tensions

Russia, Turkey and Iran will hold summit talks on Syria next week as Ankara threatens a possible attack on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces and tensions rise between Moscow and Washington over the future of

Trump Tells UCLA Players to Thank Xi

President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping for their freedom following a shoplifting incident while they were in China.
Russia Cries Foul as Doping Ruling Threatens Olympic Involvement

Russia Cries Foul as Doping Ruling Threatens Olympic Involvement

Russia reacted angrily after the World Anti-Doping Agency refused to certify that its athletes comply with rules outlawing banned substances, putting at risk the country’s involvement in the 2018
Balance of Power: Russian Election Meddling Fears Invade Europe

Balance of Power: Russian Election Meddling Fears Invade Europe

The Russia scandal has ricocheted back across the pond. And it’s dragging Silicon Valley’s giants along with it.
Shale King Hamm Wants to Give Oil Forecasters a Reality Check

Shale King Hamm Wants to Give Oil Forecasters a Reality Check

The boom in U.S. shale-oil production requires "more sophisticated" forecasting than ever, billionaire oilman Harold Hamm said in an interview.

130 Children Are Dying Every Day in Yemen, Aid Group Says

An international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn Yemen from extreme hunger and disease.
The Mugabe Economy in Charts Highlights Challenges for Zimbabwe

The Mugabe Economy in Charts Highlights Challenges for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s economy has fallen to the 20th biggest in sub-Saharan Africa from 10th when President Robert Mugabe came into power almost four decades ago.
U.K. Chemicals at Risk From Brexit-Driven Investment Cuts

U.K. Chemicals at Risk From Brexit-Driven Investment Cuts

The U.K.’s $50 billion chemicals industry is at risk of withering away if Brexit isn’t handled properly, according to an industry expert.
EU Audit Admits Greek Bailouts Didn't Go as Planned

EU Audit Admits Greek Bailouts Didn't Go as Planned

Greece’s successive bailouts have only met their objectives to a limited extent as economic growth remains weak, debt has increased and banks’ ability to lend is still restricted, according to a
First Rule of Saudi Business Is Don't Talk About Saudi Business

First Rule of Saudi Business Is Don't Talk About Saudi Business

In London, New York, Zurich and beyond, the answer from international bankers is the same: We don’t want to talk about the Saudis and their billions.
Cambodia’s Supreme Court Orders Opposition Party Dissolved

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Orders Opposition Party Dissolved

Cambodia's Supreme Court ordered the main opposition party to be dissolved on Thursday, dealing a crushing blow to democratic aspirations in the increasingly oppressive Southeast Asian state.