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Macron, Trump May Have Tariff Truce in 2020 Digital Tax Fight

Macron, Trump May Have Tariff Truce in 2020 Digital Tax Fight

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump agreed to a truce in their dispute over digital taxes that will mean neither France nor the U.S. will impose punitive tariffs this year, a French diplomat
Cross-Border Runners Brave Borders With Bribery in Zimbabwe

Cross-Border Runners Brave Borders With Bribery in Zimbabwe

Farai Mapondera sits at a Shell filling station about 500 yards from the Beitbridge border post that separates South Africa and Zimbabwe. It’s 3 p.m. and 40 degrees (104 Fahrenheit) so he’s slouched
Child-Slavery Appeals by Nestle, Cargill Draw Supreme Court Inquiry

Child-Slavery Appeals by Nestle, Cargill Draw Supreme Court Inquiry

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled interest in giving companies a broader shield from lawsuits by victims of overseas atrocities, asking the Trump administration for advice on a case stemming from child
Here’s How Wildfires Will Impact What Australians Eat and Wear

Here’s How Wildfires Will Impact What Australians Eat and Wear

As unprecedented wildfires threaten large parts of Australia, the nation’s agriculture industries are counting the cost of the blazes that have scorched pasture, destroyed livestock, and razed
Medical Testing Sector Awaits Supreme Court Clarity on Patents

Medical Testing Sector Awaits Supreme Court Clarity on Patents

Medical companies that develop tests to diagnose neurological disorders, heart disease risk and fetal abnormalities have been in legal limbo since a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that limited the
Brussels Edition: A Middle Eastern Quandary

Brussels Edition: A Middle Eastern Quandary

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.
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Get up to speed with what’s moving markets
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Get up to speed with what’s moving markets
Brussels Edition: Peace in Europe, Green Deal

Brussels Edition: Peace in Europe, Green Deal

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.
Europe’s ‘Good’ Orban Plots Risky Course to Undo Populist Damage

Europe’s ‘Good’ Orban Plots Risky Course to Undo Populist Damage

Romania’s new prime minister might share a surname with anti-immigrant Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, but the similarities end there.
Europe’s Industry Behemoths Back Green Deal Ahead of Key Summit

Europe’s Industry Behemoths Back Green Deal Ahead of Key Summit

The European Union’s biggest business leaders threw their weight behind a plan to make the bloc climate-neutral, a commitment that could be adopted at a leaders’ summit this week.
As Extreme Storms Wreck Power Grids, Japan Seeks Home Battery Networks

As Extreme Storms Wreck Power Grids, Japan Seeks Home Battery Networks

After recent typhoons ravaged Japan’s grid and disrupted power to almost 1.4 million customers, the government is encouraging homeowners to invest in storage systems, seeking to marry batteries with
President Who Pulled Romania Back From the Brink Nears New Term

President Who Pulled Romania Back From the Brink Nears New Term

He helped put Romania’s most powerful politician behind bars for corruption and steer his country back toward the European Union’s mainstream.
Facing Down Facebook, Lagarde’s Message for Berlin: Brussels Edition

Facing Down Facebook, Lagarde’s Message for Berlin: Brussels Edition

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Palestinians Seek to Leverage Global 5G Spat to Upgrade Telecoms

Palestinians Seek to Leverage Global 5G Spat to Upgrade Telecoms

The Palestinian Authority wants Israel to ease roadblocks stalling the upgrade of its telecommunications infrastructure, and is using a global regulatory gathering to pressure it to cooperate.
World’s Second-Biggest Mohair Industry Restarts as Monopoly Ends

World’s Second-Biggest Mohair Industry Restarts as Monopoly Ends

Mohair sales in Lesotho, which produces a fifth of the world’s supply of the luxury fiber, have restarted after the government buckled to pressure from farmers and ended a controversial monopoly
Against the Tide, Cocoa Growers Plan to Suspend Ethical Programs

Against the Tide, Cocoa Growers Plan to Suspend Ethical Programs

In a world that’s growing increasingly concerned about corporate commitments to environmental and social responsibility, top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana are planning to make a move that goes
European Vineyards, Cheesemakers React to Blow From U.S. Tariffs

European Vineyards, Cheesemakers React to Blow From U.S. Tariffs

Spanish winemaker Baron de Ley has made the U.S. a priority for exports as it seeks out new markets to help cushion the blow of Brexit — only to face the threat of tariffs
U.S. Wins $7.5 Billion Sanctions Against EU in WTO Aircraft Fight

U.S. Wins $7.5 Billion Sanctions Against EU in WTO Aircraft Fight

The World Trade Organization gave President Donald Trump the go-ahead to impose tariffs on as much as $7.5 billion worth of European exports annually in retaliation for illegal government aid to
Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, But at What Cost?

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, But at What Cost?

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