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U.S. Voters Divide Along Party Lines on Trump's China Trade War

U.S. Voters Divide Along Party Lines on Trump's China Trade War

Americans split along political party lines when it comes to President Donald Trump’s get-tough trade policy toward China, according to a new opinion poll.
Pompeo Hails Close Ties on India Trip But Differences Linger

Pompeo Hails Close Ties on India Trip But Differences Linger

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and his Indian counterpart stressed the strength of their two countries’ ties after a day of meetings but reported little progress in resolving disputes over trade,
Eric Trump Says He Was Spit On at Chicago Cocktail Lounge

Eric Trump Says He Was Spit On at Chicago Cocktail Lounge

President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump said the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody after she spit on him.
Frugality Gives Germany Cushion for Crisis With Balanced Budget

Frugality Gives Germany Cushion for Crisis With Balanced Budget

Germany is sticking to balanced budgets and ambitious debt targets despite slower revenue growth, creating an ever-larger fiscal cushion should an economic crisis hit.
U.A.E. Splits With U.S. Over Blame for Oil Tanker Attack in May

U.A.E. Splits With U.S. Over Blame for Oil Tanker Attack in May

The United Arab Emirates appeared to distance itself from U.S. claims that pinned attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on Iran.
Back to 2008 in Zimbabwe as Currency That Wrecked Lives Returns

Back to 2008 in Zimbabwe as Currency That Wrecked Lives Returns

For Zimbabwe’s government, the reintroduction of the national currency a decade after its demise is a return to “normalcy.”
U.S.-Iran Tensions Won't Get Much Worse, Verisk Maplecroft Says

U.S.-Iran Tensions Won't Get Much Worse, Verisk Maplecroft Says

Niamh McBurney, head of Middle East and North Africa at ‎Verisk Maplecroft, discusses the U.S.-Iran dispute on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Contours of Trump-Xi Bargain Emerge Before G-20 Showdown

Contours of Trump-Xi Bargain Emerge Before G-20 Showdown

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Oregon's 11 Fugitive Senators Remain at Large, Stalling Key Bill

Oregon's 11 Fugitive Senators Remain at Large, Stalling Key Bill

Six days after they went AWOL to sabotage a bill to curb carbon emissions in Oregon, 11 lawmakers are still hiding out -- in the latest, and weirdest, flashpoint in the U.S. divide over climate
Ethiopian Prime Minister Vows to Press Ahead With Reforms

Ethiopian Prime Minister Vows to Press Ahead With Reforms

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed to press ahead with his reform agenda, saying he won’t be deterred by attacks on the country’s leadership.
First Democratic Debate: Where to Watch, What to Watch For

First Democratic Debate: Where to Watch, What to Watch For

Twenty Democratic presidential contenders will meet Wednesday and Thursday for the first debate of the 2020 campaign, a high-stakes event for the biggest and most diverse field ever of would-be party
Auditors of South African Municipalities Say They Are Intimidated and Threatened

Auditors of South African Municipalities Say They Are Intimidated and Threatened

South Africa’s Auditor-General said his staff are threatened and intimidated when they audit municipalities as the finances of local governments, service delivery and infrastructure maintenance
Xi Jinping Faces Existential Crisis From Trump

Xi Jinping Faces Existential Crisis From Trump

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Argentina Election More Uncertain as Pollsters Go Dark

Argentina Election More Uncertain as Pollsters Go Dark

Uncertainty is shrouding Argentina’s presidential election this year, but the country’s top pollsters, who usually shed light on the political landscape, are keeping their polls private for now.
Kazakhstan President on Bank Bailouts, Economy, Policy Changes

Kazakhstan President on Bank Bailouts, Economy, Policy Changes

Kazakhstan's newly-elected President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signaled a sharp change in policy, telling Bloomberg there will be no more bank bailouts and pledging a “political transformation” in the
U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah? What It Means

U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah? What It Means

With the U.S. already sanctioning almost 1,000 Iranian entities, President Donald Trump had limited choices when he opted to impose new penalties to punish Iran’s downing of a U.S. Navy drone in the
Kazakh Leader to Wipe Out Debt of the Poor, End Bank Rescues

Kazakh Leader to Wipe Out Debt of the Poor, End Bank Rescues

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said he’ll write off bad loans held by as much as a sixth of the central Asian country’s population, while signaling a sharp change in policy to end costly state
Russia Says Hopes Fading for Diplomatic Solution to Iran Crisis

Russia Says Hopes Fading for Diplomatic Solution to Iran Crisis

Denouncing new U.S. sanctions against Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as “absolutely insulting,” a top Russian Foreign Ministry official said chances for a diplomatic resolution to tensions
South African Opposition Parties at Odds Over Mayoral Post

South African Opposition Parties at Odds Over Mayoral Post

South Africa’s two biggest opposition parties have locked horns over who should be the mayor of the nation’s capital, placing at risk an informal accord that saw them wrest control of the major cities