Why the French Election Could Save a United Europe

In 2016 the Populists won major victories with the Brexit vote in Britain and the election of Donald Trump to the White House. This year is even more important. The very fate of Europe will be decided this year, through the elections in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Here’s a look at whats happening in Europe.

Brexit Still in Play: Another Look at What is to Come

Lost in the political firestorm of Donald Trump’s RussiaGate hearings comes the news that Queen Elizabeth gave her Royal Assent to the Brexit bill. Great Britain is now free to jump off the cliff created by the Brexit referendum last year, and Prime Minister Theresa May plans to take that jump on March 29. Here’s what could happen.

Water as weapon of war: Weeks of fighting to control supply in Damascus

Fighting has escalated on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The army is battling with rebels for control of a valley which contains the city’s main water source.

The Syrian Catastrophe, Explained in 3 Minutes

The Syrian civil war started in 2011 on the heels of the Arab Spring. It has seen the creation of the Islamic State, half of the country’s residence displaced from their homes, and outside forces getting involved. This QuickTake on the state of Syria looks at how the war unfolded, the players involved, and where the conflict is headed.

Deutsche Bank is a $2 trillion problem

Deutsche Bank is half the size of the Germany economy, but its foundations are shaking due to huge fines, disappearing profits and a share price collapse.

Germany: Does Deutsche bank need a government rescue plan?

Germany’s biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, insists it doesn’t need a government bailout amid reports of a rescue plan in case it can’t pay off fines owed to the US.

Is Visegrad the New EU Army?

Leaders of four EU countries lashed out at Germany for insisting on migrant quotas as the German chancellor paid a visit to Poland, a staunch opponent of Berlin’s strategy on refugees.

War-torn Childhood: Heartbreaking images of children suffering that didn’t go viral

The stories and images of children suffering in the midst of brutal wars often become highly symbolic. But not all get the same attention – despite being equally harrowing. Gayane Chichakyan reports on the people whose plights remain unheard.

How Turkey Became a Nation Divided

A botched coup in July resulted in over 250 deaths as Turkey’s military attempted to overthrow its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He’s a divisive figure in a country that is politically and geographically torn between East and West. Bloomberg QuickTake explains what this means for the people of Turkey and the nation itself on the international stage.

Russia’s Olympics Doping Scandal, Explained

August 08 — One of the biggest clouds hanging over the 2016 Rio Olympics is the Russian Doping Scandal. So how many Russian athletes made it to Rio how did it all unfold? (Video by Tom Gibson and Austin Brown)

Will Italy’s Bank Crisis Be the Final Nail in the Coffin for the EU?

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Luigi Zingales and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of Global Rates Research David Woo discuss the plight of European banks and the future of the European Union. They speak on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Waterloo battle: Paris lures bankers, fights for London’s finance crown after ‪‎Brexit‬

In another fallout from the Brexit referendum, London’s position as Europe’s primary financial hub seems to be under threat. And cities such as Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin are eager to hasten its fall by luring in big business.