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Senate to Vote on Disapproval of Saudi Arms Sale, McConnell Says

Senate to Vote on Disapproval of Saudi Arms Sale, McConnell Says

The GOP-led Senate will vote on measures that could stop the Trump administration from pushing through arms sales to Saudi Arabia over congressional objections, according to Majority Leader Mitch
Senators Aim to Add Teeth to Law Used in Mueller's Russia Probe

Senators Aim to Add Teeth to Law Used in Mueller's Russia Probe

A bipartisan group of senators is trying to put more teeth into a law that became a staple of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutions.
Pentagon Has Limited Clout on Raytheon-United Technologies Deal

Pentagon Has Limited Clout on Raytheon-United Technologies Deal

Raytheon Co.’s planned merger with United Technologies Corp. is under Pentagon review even though military leaders won’t get to make the call on approving one of the biggest defense industry deals
Pompeo Cites Commitments With Mexico But Won't Detail Side Deals

Pompeo Cites Commitments With Mexico But Won't Detail Side Deals

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the U.S. and Mexico made “a number of commitments” outside a trade and migration deal announced last week but declined to elaborate on what President Donald
Trump Urges Reversal of House Access to Records Ruling

Trump Urges Reversal of House Access to Records Ruling

Donald Trump’s personal lawyers told a U.S. appeals court it must reverse a judge’s ruling allowing the House Oversight and Reform Committee to subpoena financial records from the president’s
U.S. Cites ‘Grave Concern’ Over Hong Kong Extradition Proposal

U.S. Cites ‘Grave Concern’ Over Hong Kong Extradition Proposal

The U.S. State Department expressed “grave concern” over a proposed law in Hong Kong that would allow extraditions to mainland China, warning that the move could further undermine the city’s freedoms
Trump Says He’s No Nixon Because ‘He Left. I Don’t Leave.’

Trump Says He’s No Nixon Because ‘He Left. I Don’t Leave.’

President Donald Trump, facing calls for impeachment from some Democrats, sought on Monday to draw a contrast between himself and former President Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 before lawmakers
Trump Deal Spells Danger at the Border as Waves of Migrants Arrive in Mexico

Trump Deal Spells Danger at the Border as Waves of Migrants Arrive in Mexico

For the last four months, Miguel, his wife Rides, and their 9-year-old son have been sleeping on bare plywood slapped together into a triple bunk-bed, as they await their U.S. asylum hearing from a
Record Field of Tories Bid to Succeed May as U.K. Leader

Record Field of Tories Bid to Succeed May as U.K. Leader

A record 10 British Conservatives will fight each other for the chance to lead their party and the country after the race to become the next prime minister formally opened.
U.S. Weighs More Iran Sanctions Over Potential Trade With Europe

U.S. Weighs More Iran Sanctions Over Potential Trade With Europe

The Trump administration is weighing sanctions against the Iranian financial body set up as a go-between for humanitarian trade with Europe, a move likely to sever the economic and humanitarian
FTC Official Says Century-Old Antitrust Laws Can Target Big Tech

FTC Official Says Century-Old Antitrust Laws Can Target Big Tech

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission would take a hard look at the data it has compiled on the technology industry before recommending any changes to antitrust laws, a top agency official told Bloomberg
Zimbabwe May Withdraw From Endangered-Species Deal to Sell $300 Million of Ivory

Zimbabwe May Withdraw From Endangered-Species Deal to Sell $300 Million of Ivory

Zimbabwe may consider withdrawing from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species because the organization won’t allow it to sell its ivory stockpile.
What the FTC Is Looking for When Scrutinizing Big Tech Companies

What the FTC Is Looking for When Scrutinizing Big Tech Companies

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman discusses the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Massacre in Mali Prompts UN to Call for ‘National Upsurge’

Massacre in Mali Prompts UN to Call for ‘National Upsurge’

The United Nations in Mali called for nationwide efforts to end a “spiral of violence” after a massacre in the central Mopti region left at least 95 people dead and many others injured.
Supreme Court Adds Three Business Cases Aiming to Stop Lawsuits

Supreme Court Adds Three Business Cases Aiming to Stop Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court bolstered its next term with three new business cases, agreeing to consider curbing lawsuits over environmental cleanups, employee retirement plans and allegations of racial
Trump Will Find Tariff Threat Harder to Use on Partners: NFTC's Yerxa

Trump Will Find Tariff Threat Harder to Use on Partners: NFTC's Yerxa

Rufus Yerxa, president at National Foreign Trade Council, discusses President Donald Trump walking back threats to impose tariffs against Mexico. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Balance of
Russia Says Trump’s War on Huawei Risks ‘Destroying’ Tech World

Russia Says Trump’s War on Huawei Risks ‘Destroying’ Tech World

The Trump administration’s fight against China’s Huawei Technologies Co. justifies Russia’s decision to build a “sovereign internet” to protect its domestic network from external threats, according to
House Democrats Reach Deal With DOJ to Get Some Mueller Evidence

House Democrats Reach Deal With DOJ to Get Some Mueller Evidence

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the Justice Department has agreed to begin turning over some information the panel had subpoenaed related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s
Tsipras Makes Official Request to Start Greek Snap Election

Tsipras Makes Official Request to Start Greek Snap Election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Monday with President Prokopios Pavlopoulos to make an official request for a general election following his defeat in European Parliament’s ballot last month.
Trump Laments his Lack of China-Style Control of Fed Policy

Trump Laments his Lack of China-Style Control of Fed Policy

President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the Federal Reserve, complaining it doesn’t “listen” to him and contrasting that lack of obedience with the control that China’s leader wields over its
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