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Newt Gingrich Handicaps the 2016 GOP Field

bloomberg.com — Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich assesses the candidates who may seek the 2016 GOP nomination. He speaks with Mark Halperin at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Greece’s Political Parties: a Brief Guide to Who’s Who

bloomberg.com — Greeks go to the polls today in an election that has ramifications for the future of the entire euro area. The following is a brief guide to the main political parties among the 22 that are running for seats in Parliament.
Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 24, 2015

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Obama Arrives in New Delhi to Strengthen Ties With India’s Modi

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama arrived in New Delhi Sunday with expectations for strengthening a bond with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and laying the groundwork for greater cooperation on climate change, security and trade.

Europe Watches as Greeks Vote for More Reform or Defiance

bloomberg.com — Greek voters go to the polls today in an election that will determine whether the country that triggered the debt crisis in 2010 holds to the path of economic reform or challenges its creditors and sets a precedent for all Europe.

Scott Walker Takes Center Stage

bloomberg.com — DES MOINES-One by one, close to a dozen Republicans openly exploring 2016 presidential bids strode onto the stage of a historic theater on Saturday, all with questions facing their viability. Scott Walker may have taken the biggest step forward. The Wisconsin governor has always appeared to be a potentially strong candidate, at least on paper.

Immigration Protesters Interrupt Rick Perry

bloomberg.com — Bloomberg Politics's David Weigel caught video of pro-immigration protestors yelling at former Texas Governor Rick Perry during his speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Egyptian Female Protester Shot Dead in March to Mark Uprising

bloomberg.com — Egypt closed access to Tahrir Square after a female activist was shot dead during a protest commemorating the fourth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. In a photo being widely circulated on social media, a woman identified as Shaimaa el-Sabagh is seen standing and looking dazed, her face streaked with blood.

Kerry Breaking with Custom to Visit Nigeria Ahead of Vote

bloomberg.com — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is going to Nigeria on Sunday to discuss the potential for violence after elections next month and efforts to combat the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, State Department officials said. Kerry will be the first secretary of state to visit Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, since his predecessor Hillary Clinton 's trip in 2012.

The Japanese Government Is Trying To Figure Out How To Get Its People To Have More Sex

bloomberg.com — Mike Huckabee thinks, inspired by the president's daughters' love of Beyonce, that America is in the midst of a values crisis. But in Japan, the worry is about a libido crisis. The birthrate is falling fast. By 2060, the population is expected to go down by a third, and, by 2100, if trends continue, by 61 percent.
Jan 25, 2015

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Ukraine Says 10 Killed in Mariupol Shelling by Rebel Forces

bloomberg.com — Ukraine said 10 people were killed as rebels shelled houses on the eastern outskirts of the port city of Mariupol amid calls from the OSCE for restraint in the conflict area. Ukrainian authorities said rebels shelled houses from Grad in Mariupol at 9:25 a.m.
Jan 25, 2015

Ukraine and Greece watch items this week Ukraine Fighting Spreads to Key Port City as Rebels Attack bloom.bg/1L5JI02 via @business

Jan 25, 2015

Ukraine Fighting Spreads to Key Port City as Rebels Attack bloom.bg/1L5JI02 via @business

Jan 24, 2015

Russian-led troops attack Ukrainian port city of Mariupol bloom.bg/1L5JI02 via @business

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Ukraine Clashes Broaden as Obama Pledges More Pressure on Russia

bloomberg.com — Fighting in Ukraine spread along the front line between government troops and pro-Russian rebels as President Barack Obama said the U.S. will keep increasing economic pressure on the Kremlin to stem the violence. The separatists are attacking along the entire front, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in Kiev on Sunday.
Jan 25, 2015

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Republican 2016 Talent Show Begins in Iowa

bloomberg.com — The talent show that is a presidential campaign began in earnest Saturday as more than 1,200 Republican activists who probably will vote in Iowa's caucuses packed into a historic Des Moines theater to see and hear from a parade of their party's prospective entries.
Jan 24, 2015

Wearing a tie with no coat & sleeves rolled up, Walker makes his pitch to Iowa's social conservatives @bpolitics: bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

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F-16s Escort Planes to Atlanta Airport After Bomb Threat

bloomberg.com — F-16 fighter jets escorted two passenger planes to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport following a bomb threat, officials said, reporting no significant delays at the site. A Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) flight and another operated by Southwest Airlines Co.

Trump: I Don’t Think Hillary Clinton Would Be Easy to Beat

bloomberg.com — Billionaire Donald Trump talks about the possibility of running for president, other GOP candidates and how much he could spend on a race. He speaks with Mark Halperin at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Carly Fiorina Gets Into the Picture

bloomberg.com — DES MOINES -- By general agreement of the reporters who swarmed the Iowa Freedom Summit the potential presidential candidate who did himself the most good was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The most applause lines went to Texas Senator Ted Cruz. "Applause after every line," marveled focus group maestro Frank Luntz, with just a dash of exaggeration.

DeMint: Cruz Not Radical, Looks That Way From Outside

bloomberg.com — Former South Carolina Senator James DeMint talks about Senator Ted Cruz. He speaks with Mark Halperin at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Nigerian Vigilantes Join Maiduguri Defense After City Attacked

bloomberg.com — Vigilantes joined Nigerian security forces in fighting to blunt a Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri, the capital of northeastern Borno state, after the Islamist insurgents gained access to the city. The assault is still being repelled, Major-General Chris Olukolade said by phone from Abuja on Sunday, declining to give more details.

Carney Says QE Can Encourage Excessive Risk-Taking in Markets

bloomberg.com — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned easy monetary policy could prompt excessive risk-taking in financial markets. Two days after the European Central Bank announced a 1.1 trillion-euro ($1.23 trillion) quantitative-easing program, Carney said six years of sustained monetary stimulus was justified on an economic basis, yet could carry a downside if it overheated markets.
Jan 25, 2015

Bubble-watch: Bank of England's Carney, 2 days after ECB pulled trigger, warns QE can foster excessive risk-taking: bloom.bg/15FqcHz

Jan 25, 2015

Carney Says #QE Can Encourage Excessive Risk-Taking in Markets bloom.bg/15FqcHz via @business #davos

Jan 25, 2015

"In an environment of… low interest rates for a period of time, and also QE, there can be excessive risk taking.” bloom.bg/15FqcHz

Jan 25, 2015

Bank of England's Carney Says QE Can Encourage Excessive Risk-Taking in Financial Markets bloom.bg/15FqcHz

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Why Marsha Blackburn Thinks Mitt Should Sit This One Out

bloomberg.com — Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, tells Mark Halperin why Mitt Romney should skip the 2016 race. She speaks at the Iowa Freedom Summit.