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Trump Pressed to Fill Top Pentagon Job With Iran Tension Brewing

Trump Pressed to Fill Top Pentagon Job With Iran Tension Brewing

President Donald Trump faces pressure to choose a new Pentagon chief quickly amid rising tensions with Iran, but the abrupt and messy withdrawal of his previous pick, Patrick Shanahan, has raised
Fed Signals Law Is on Its Side If Trump Tries to Remove Powell

Fed Signals Law Is on Its Side If Trump Tries to Remove Powell

The world’s most powerful central bank is making clear it thinks the law is on its side if President Donald Trump tries to remove Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chairman.
Cyprus Ghost Town Becomes Pawn in Drilling Dispute With Turkey

Cyprus Ghost Town Becomes Pawn in Drilling Dispute With Turkey

A ghost town in Cyprus’s Turkish-controlled north has become the latest pawn in the conflict surrounding Turkey’s drilling for natural gas off the island’s shore.
Echoing Beijing, Duterte’s Government Now Calls Boat Collision an ‘Accident’

Echoing Beijing, Duterte’s Government Now Calls Boat Collision an ‘Accident’

The Philippine government has fallen in with Beijing’s explanation that a Chinese vessel didn’t intentionally hit a Filipino boat in the South China Sea on June 9.
Johnson Builds Huge Lead in U.K. Leadership Race: Brexit Update

Johnson Builds Huge Lead in U.K. Leadership Race: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson surged even further ahead of his rivals in the contest to become the U.K.’s next prime minister on Wednesday.
Brexit Bulletin: Early Election?

Brexit Bulletin: Early Election?

Today in Brexit: Boris Johnson extends his lead, and drops a hint about an early election.
Malaysia Central Bank Chief Guards Against Another 1MDB

Malaysia Central Bank Chief Guards Against Another 1MDB

Malaysia’s central bank is strengthening safeguards to avoid a repeat of the 1MDB scandal, Governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said in a wide-ranging interview.
India's Parliament Elects Low-Profile Om Birla as Speaker

India's Parliament Elects Low-Profile Om Birla as Speaker

India’s lower house of parliament elected Om Birla, a second-term federal lawmaker from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, as speaker to oversee a chamber known for its rowdy debates and frequent
What to Expect When Trump, Xi Meet

What to Expect When Trump, Xi Meet

President Donald Trump has confirmed he will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Japan next week to relaunch trade talks after a month-long stalemate. Bloomberg’s Derek Wallbank reports on
Merkel Sees ‘Strong Evidence’ Iran Attacked Gulf Oil Tankers

Merkel Sees ‘Strong Evidence’ Iran Attacked Gulf Oil Tankers

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is “strong evidence” supporting a U.S. accusation that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Brussels Edition: Stuck in Limbo

Brussels Edition: Stuck in Limbo

Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.
Japan's Abe to Skip Summit With South Korea's Moon, Reports Japan’s Sankei

Japan's Abe to Skip Summit With South Korea's Moon, Reports Japan’s Sankei

Japan rejected a South Korean proposal for a joint compensation fund to resolve a dispute over colonial-era forced labor claims, in the latest sign of strain between the two U.S. allies.
Author, Activist Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes Case for Slavery Reparations at Hearing

Author, Activist Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes Case for Slavery Reparations at Hearing

Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the
Trump Falls Back on Insurgent's Rage in Kicking Off 2020 Bid

Trump Falls Back on Insurgent's Rage in Kicking Off 2020 Bid

For one night in a packed arena in Orlando, President Donald Trump tried to recapture the insurgent energy and anything-might-happen feel of the campaign that fueled his bid for the White House four
Trump Weighs New Sanctions on Turkey Over Russian Missiles

Trump Weighs New Sanctions on Turkey Over Russian Missiles

The Trump administration is weighing three sanctions packages to punish Turkey over its purchases of the Russian S-400 missile-defense system, according to people familiar with the matter.

Kamala Harris Says She'd Rejoin Iran Agreement If She's Elected

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said that the U.S. would rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement if she were elected president.
Beijing's Flagship Newspaper Calls Rubio an `Anti-China Clown'

Beijing's Flagship Newspaper Calls Rubio an `Anti-China Clown'

Chinese state media lashed out at U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, calling him an “anti-China clown” who has influenced other lawmakers against Beijing after he proposed legislation to prevent Huawei
Xi Hails ‘New Chapter’ With North Korea Ahead of Landmark Visit

Xi Hails ‘New Chapter’ With North Korea Ahead of Landmark Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for starting a “new chapter” with North Korea in a newspaper commentary published in Pyongyang ahead of the first visit by a Chinese leader in 14 years.
Furious at Trump, Mexicans Ask How to Break Dependence on U.S.

Furious at Trump, Mexicans Ask How to Break Dependence on U.S.

The country is questioning its decades-old dependence on the U.S. market—and starting to look elsewhere.
The Only Option for Eskom Is One South Africa Can't Afford

The Only Option for Eskom Is One South Africa Can't Afford

South Africa simply has to rescue the nation’s distressed power utility. Even though it can’t afford to.