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North Korea Says US Faces `Merciless Revenge' Over Drills

Bloomberg

North Korea threatened the U.S. on Tuesday, saying it will face “merciless revenge” for ignoring Pyongyang's warnings over annual military drills with South Korea. The isolated nation said it would be a misjudgment for the U.S. to think…

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UK's Brexit Trade Stance Leaves Irish PM Confused and Puzzled

Bloomberg / World

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he remains “confused and puzzled” about the U.K.'s global trading plans after Brexit, as the clock ticks down in talks on the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union. The U.K. government seems…

Monday, Aug 21

13

US Cuts Visa Service After Russia Orders Staff Reduced

Bloomberg

The U.S. said it's slashing visa services in Russia after the Kremlin ordered it to cut two-thirds of staff at its embassy and consulates as relations between the former Cold War rivals spiraled. All non-immigrant visa operations will be…

Balance of Power: Who's Left to Save Trump?

Bloomberg / Politics

Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office today at a moment of peril for his presidency. He's already alienated most of the Republican establishment that he needs to enact his agenda. On Friday, he ousted the rumpled avatar of the grassroots…

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Trump Struggles to Move Past Bannon, Starting With Afghanistan

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U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Marine One as he heads to the White House on Aug. 20. Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images. Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office on Monday in danger of becoming increasingly isolated…

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China Expresses 'Strong Dissatisfaction' With US Trade Probe

Bloomberg / News

China expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. decision to probe its intellectual-property practices and pledged to respond if needed. The U.S. is irresponsible because it's conducting the review under domestic laws and…

Sunday, Aug 20

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Mnuchin Defends Decision to Stay as Trump Sees Healing Ahead

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pushed back against demands made by his former classmates at Yale University that he resign from Donald Trump’s cabinet, and on Saturday defended the president’s response to last weekend’s deadly protests…

Saturday, Aug 19

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Terror in Spain Shows Islamic State Is Down Not Out

Bloomberg / News

A Q&A with defense analyst Tony Cordesman about his new report on terrorism trends across Europe. by. Tobin Harshaw. @TobinHarshaw More stories by Tobin Harshaw. 11. Sat Aug 19 2017 05:00:07 GMT-0700 (PDT). Homage to Catalonia's dead.

Thursday, Aug 17

22

Neo-Nazis Expose the Internet's Big Weakness

Bloomberg

An obscure internet executive's decision to shut down a neo-Nazi website has rightly sparked a debate about how to govern the global computer network. On a technical level, though, it also demonstrates how vulnerable this supposedly…

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U.S. General Promises Consultation Before Any Korea Strike

Bloomberg / Politics

The U.S.’s top general declined to comment on South Korean leader Moon Jae-in’s assertion that he needed to sign off on a war against North Korea ...

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Keep the Internet's Backbone Free From Censorship

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It was inevitable that the fallout from violent protests in Virginia organized by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups would extend to the virtual world of the web. The internet is our modern commons. But the past few days have shown how…

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Maine Governor Says Removing Confederate Statues Is Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

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Portland, Maine (AP) -- Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in…

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Trump Aides Agonize Over Their Futures in a Reeling White House

Bloomberg / Politics

Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin reacts to President Donald Trump disbanding two advisory groups of American business leaders. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on 'Bloomberg Markets.' (Source: Bloomberg). Follow @bpolitics…

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Trump Wades Into Race Controversy Again as He Slams GOP Critics

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Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. President Donald Trump jumped back into the roiling controversy over his response to a violent rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville…

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Qatar to Tell Banks to Seek Overseas Funding as Gulf Spat Drags On

Bloomberg / News

Qatar is telling its banks to tap international investors to raise financing, instead of mainly relying on government funding, people familiar with the matter said, as the impact of the ongoing Saudi-led boycott puts pressure on liquidity.…

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Saudi Arabia Reopens Qatar Border for Hajj Pilgrims

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Muslim pilgrims from all around the world circle around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the Saudi city of Mecca on September 14, 2016. Photographer: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia said…

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Anti-Muslim Firebrand Hanson Wears Burqa in Aussie Senate

Bloomberg / Politics

Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, on Aug. 17. Photographer: Mick Tsikas/EPA. Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. Anti…

07

Qatar's Growth Prospects Dim as Saudi-Led Boycott Takes Toll

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A new Bloomberg survey sees the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar biting into growth this year. Economists have cut their GDP forecasts by just over half a percent and expect expansion of 2.5%. Bloomberg's Mohammed Sergie reports on 'Bloomberg…

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Bannon Says He Fights Mnuchin, Cohn Daily for Tough China Policy

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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon took public his long-simmering feud with some of President Donald Trump's top economic advisers, saying in an interview with The American Prospect that he battles them often, especially over his…

03

CEOs Flee Trump Because He's Useless to Them

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Businesspeople want tax cuts and deregulation. They don't expect help from the Oval Office. by. Joe Nocera. @NoceraBV More stories by Joe Nocera. 25. Wed Aug 16 2017 16:10:56 GMT-0700 (PDT). Wasting their time. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/…

Wednesday, Aug 16

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The World Trusts Putin More Than Trump on Foreign Affairs, Pew Says

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People around the world have more confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin handling world affairs than in his U.S. Counterpart Donald Trump, a Pew Research Center survey showed. Of 36 countries canvassed, 22, including Germany,…

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Maduro Ally Says Next Year's Presidential Election Still On

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Venezuela has more oil than anywhere on Earth, and yet it can't provide basic food and services to its citizens. Bloomberg QuickTake examines how Venezuela's poor economy and increasingly authoritarian leader have made it into Latin…

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Zimbabwe Seeks Immunity in South Africa for Grace Mugabe

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Zimbabwe's government has requested diplomatic immunity in South Africa for President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace Mugabe after a charge of assault was laid against her. “Mrs. Mugabe's legal team has asked for diplomatic immunity and the…

US Adopts Combative Tone as Talks Begin on Revamped Nafta

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called for a major overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement as talks began on revamping the 23-year-old trade deal between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Bloomberg's Kevin…

15

Trump Says North Korea Made 'Wise' Choice by Forgoing Strike

Bloomberg / News

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday that Kim Jong Un made a 'very wise' decision to hold off on a missile strike near Guam. Bloomberg's Marty Schenker reports on 'Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.' (Source: Bloomberg). President…

09

Brexit Bulletin: No Hard Border

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Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter. You wait months for the British government to publish a single position paper on Brexit and then two come along almost at once. A day after Prime Minister…

Tuesday, Aug 15

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Moon Vents Korea Frustration by Asserting Right to Veto U.S.

Bloomberg / News

Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has signaled his country will no longer stay quiet as tensions escalate between the U.S. and North Korea.…

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Britain Wants an Interim Customs Union With EU to Smooth ...

Bloomberg / News

The U.K. government said it wants to maintain tariff-free, bureaucracy-light trade with the European Union for a period of up to two years after Brexit, a ...

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Modi Says More Indians Paying Tax After Cash Ban, GST Regime

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The number of new taxpayers in India more than doubled in the past five months and about 3 trillion rupees ($47 billion) came back to the banks after the government's cash ban brought more people into the fold of the formal economy, Prime…

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The Tragedy of India's Partition, 70 Years Later

Bloomberg / News

Hindus and Muslims weren't destined to fight, despite their bloody history on the Indian subcontinent. The truth is something bleaker. by. Nisid Hajari. @NisidHajari More stories by Nisid Hajari. 12. Mon Aug 14 2017 16:00:07 GMT-0700 (PDT)…