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U.K. Tech Chief Says U.S. Huawei Decision Will Affect Approach

U.K. Tech Chief Says U.S. Huawei Decision Will Affect Approach

The treatment of Huawei Technologies Co. by the U.S. and other countries will inform how Britain approaches the Chinese technology giant’s role in the next generation of 5G phone networks, the U.K.’s
Ross Urges Fed to Rethink Last Hike, Rips Its Staff as ‘Wrong’

Ross Urges Fed to Rethink Last Hike, Rips Its Staff as ‘Wrong’

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Federal Reserve’s December interest-rate increase was “at best premature” and urged the central bank to reconsider whether that move was necessary because
Ross Sees G-20 as Forum Where Trump, Xi Might Reset Trade Talks

Ross Sees G-20 as Forum Where Trump, Xi Might Reset Trade Talks

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Group of 20 leaders summit in Japan later this month might be a forum where President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are able to meet
Kazakh Leader’s Call for Dialog Met With Plans for New Protests

Kazakh Leader’s Call for Dialog Met With Plans for New Protests

Kazakh police detained dozens of people during a protest against the election of the nation’s new president, adding to hundreds more jailed in demonstrations that have marred leader Nursultan
Sweden’s Finance Chief Warns of Ballooning Welfare Shortfall

Sweden’s Finance Chief Warns of Ballooning Welfare Shortfall

Sweden’s Finance Ministry issued a warning on Wednesday of a growing budget gap as the baby boomers age, and an even bigger problem will be finding enough people to tend to them.
China Should Sanction `Barbaric' Fishing Crew, Philippines Says

China Should Sanction `Barbaric' Fishing Crew, Philippines Says

China should investigate and sanction the crew members of its fishing boat for their “barbaric” act of leaving a sinking Filipino vessel after a collision near Reed Bank in the South China Sea,
EU Says It’s Ready for ‘Undesirable’ No-Deal Brexit on Oct. 31

EU Says It’s Ready for ‘Undesirable’ No-Deal Brexit on Oct. 31

The European Union said it’s ready for the U.K. to leave the bloc without a deal and isn’t planning any further contingency measures.
Hong Kong Locked in Extradition Stalemate After Protesters Face Tear Gas

Hong Kong Locked in Extradition Stalemate After Protesters Face Tear Gas

Protesters who have flooded downtown Hong Kong to stop the government’s proposed extradition law effectively present the city’s leaders with an ultimatum: back down, or risk violent clashes that could
Vestager Still in Race for Commission Presidency, Plenkovic Says

Vestager Still in Race for Commission Presidency, Plenkovic Says

Margrethe Vestager is still in the race for the European Commission presidency, according to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.
U.K.'s Hammond on Tech Industry, Brexit, Tory Leadership Race

U.K.'s Hammond on Tech Industry, Brexit, Tory Leadership Race

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond discusses the U.K. technology industry, Brexit and the Conservative Party leadership race. He talks with Francine Lacqua at Bloomberg's Sooner Than You Think
Angolan President Brings Reform to Critical Oil Industry

Angolan President Brings Reform to Critical Oil Industry

Angolan President Joao Lourenco is changing the face of the nation’s all-important oil industry, implementing reforms directed at rousing the economy from a production slump, while at the same time
Hundreds Detained at Moscow Protest After Arrest of Journalist

Hundreds Detained at Moscow Protest After Arrest of Journalist

Russian police detained more than 400 people, including opposition leader Alexey Navalny, at a demonstration in downtown Moscow on Wednesday in the wake of the arrest of a prominent anti-corruption
U.K.'s Hammond Says New Brexit Referendum May Be Needed

U.K.'s Hammond Says New Brexit Referendum May Be Needed

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond discusses the risk of a no-deal Brexit and the possible need for either a second referendum or a general election "to test public opinion again on this
Kim Jong Un Sister Pays Respects to Late South Korea First Lady

Kim Jong Un Sister Pays Respects to Late South Korea First Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister paid a rare visit to the country’s militarized southern border to deliver a condolence message over the death of a former South Korean first lady who promoted
U.K. Chancellor Dismisses Post-Brexit Technology Flight Threat

U.K. Chancellor Dismisses Post-Brexit Technology Flight Threat

Brexit or not, staying data compatible with Europe will be critical, the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said, dismissing concerns that tech companies will flee the country if and when
Ramaphosa Called to Answer Claims in S. African Graft Probe

Ramaphosa Called to Answer Claims in S. African Graft Probe

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has until June 21 to answer anti-graft ombudsman questions after being implicated in a probe into a donation his campaign received from a company linked to a
A New Cold War That’s Nothing Like the Old One

A New Cold War That’s Nothing Like the Old One

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‘We’re a Country of Losers’: Brazil’s Brashest Billionaire Goes Off

‘We’re a Country of Losers’: Brazil’s Brashest Billionaire Goes Off

He’s a retail mogul and huge Bolsonaro fan; selling washing machines, drills, umbrellas and politics
Lagarde Says Trade Must Be Fixed Without Tit-for-Tat Tariffs

Lagarde Says Trade Must Be Fixed Without Tit-for-Tat Tariffs

International Monetary Fund leader Christine Lagarde called on governments to de-escalate current trade disputes and instead work to fix the global system.
Pelosi Vows to Review Hong Kong Trade Ties Over Extradition Bill

Pelosi Vows to Review Hong Kong Trade Ties Over Extradition Bill

U.S. Congressional leaders vowed to review Hong Kong’s special trading privileges if lawmakers pass a controversial extradition bill, lending support to protesters who have blocked streets over
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