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Donald Trump said he would be "honored" to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un, revealed that he is considering breaking up Wall Street banks, and defended inviting Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House despite thousands of extra-judicial killings in a violent crackdown on drug addicts and dealers. The U.S. president's comments came during a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg News conducted at the Oval Office. Read the full transcript here. —Alex Millson
Singapore Air's plane-buying spree lands it in unfamiliar territory. Southeast Asia’s biggest carrier is expected to turn to a net-debt position as early as 2018 — for the first time in 13 years — as the company borrows money and sells bonds to meet capital expenditure needs, analysts say. The airline has $53 billion of aircraft on order.
China's $11 trillion economy and its markets are locked in a tug-of-war. The country's run of solid economic indicators proved little consolation for its shaky financial markets in April. The dichotomy stems from a shift in the leadership’s focus toward reducing leverage — one that’s set to determine whether growth joins asset prices in heading down.
Australia's government will build a second Sydney airport, after operators of the existing hub ruled out developing the project because of the "considerable" risk to shareholders. The current airport will run out of capacity by 2037, costing the economy $45 billion in lost growth by 2060, according to a government agency.
A U.S. missile shield deployed in South Korea is operational. Installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery, despite China's objections, has come quicker than expected as North Korea accelerates its weapons development. South Korea had previously said it would be fully operational by the end of the year.
Two Frances collide in battle to shape Europe's future. While polls project that front-runner Emmanuel Macron will win by some 20 percentage points, investors around the world are following the presidential campaign closely since a shock win for Marine Le Pen would potentially reverse decades of European integration.
India's Infosys says it plans to hire 10,000 American workers in the next two years, following criticism from the Trump administration that the company and other outsourcing firms are unfairly taking jobs away from U.S. workers. It plans to open four hubs in the country focused on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Get intimate in 9 of the world's best tiny restaurants. Rising real estate prices and an environment that favors a nimble pop-up philosophy has created a glut of very tiny, very cosy dining experiences all around the globe. Here are some of the best.