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Weakened UK PM May turns to Brussels for help on Brexit

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 3:24am
A weakened Theresa May was set to ask European leaders for help on Thursday after a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers failed to unseat her but left parliament heading for deadlock over Brexit.
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Brexit clarifications possible, but no further negotiations: EU's Oettinger

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 3:24am
The European Union is open to add clarifications to the Brexit deal but there won't be further negotiations in substance on issues such as the backstop solution on Northern Ireland, European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday.
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German foreign minister: Leaving EU means leaving EU - Britain can't cherrypick

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 3:24am
The draft Brexit agreement between Britain and the EU is a fair basis for an orderly departure from the bloc and there cannot be any cherrypicking when it comes to the benefits of being an EU member, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday.
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U.S. solar takes hit from Trump tariffs but is cheaper than ever: report

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 3:15am
U.S. solar installations fell 15 percent in the third quarter as the Trump administration's tariffs on overseas-made panels forced developers to put off large projects, according to a report commissioned by the industry's primary trade group.
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German industry group BDI calls on Britain to pass Brexit deal quickly

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 3:09am
German industry association BDI called on Britain to quickly pass an agreement on the country's exit from the European Union to avert a hard Brexit.
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Slovak PM says EU has no intention of reopening Brexit deal

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 3:07am
The chance of a hard Brexit is getting closer and the European Union has no intention of renegotiating its divorce agreement with Britain, Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Thursday.
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OPEC exit frees Qatar from U.S. legal concerns

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 2:45am
Even before taking over Qatar's energy policy in a government reshuffle last month, Qatar Petroleum (QP) CEO Saad al-Kaabi had long wanted the Gulf state to leave OPEC.
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China says two Canadians suspected of harming state security

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 2:23am
China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that two Canadian nationals detained in China are suspected of engaging in activities endangering national security, and that both cases are under investigation.
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Detained in China: Canadian businessman known for ties to North Korean leader

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 2:06am
Canadian Michael Spavor has jet skied with Kim Jong Un, felt the ground shake from a North Korean nuclear test, and now it appears, been detained by Chinese authorities.
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Asian shares rally on U.S.-China trade thaw

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 1:55am
Asian equity markets rallied on Thursday on signs of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions and expectations that China will step up efforts soon to support its cooling economy.
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Australia seizes squirrels 'smuggled on plane from Bali'

BBC News - December 13, 2018 - 1:25am
The two animals from Indonesia were put down after being deemed a disease threat to Australia.
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China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 1:15am
Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China's state security, officials said, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in China in an escalating diplomatic row.
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Vitol, rival oil traders in spotlight of Brazil bribery probe

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 1:13am
Brazil's epic "Car Wash" corruption investigation has taken down presidents and elite businessmen, and led to the largest corporate leniency deal ever signed.
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Factbox: The trading firms under investigation in Brazil graft probe

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 1:12am
Last week, Brazilian investigators accused four of the world's largest oil-trading firms of participating in a corruption scheme focused on Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras.
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Leopard kills India Buddhist monk meditating in forest

BBC News - December 13, 2018 - 12:56am
The man was "meditating under a tree" in a protected tiger reserve in western India.
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Michael Spavor: Second Canadian 'missing' in China

BBC News - December 13, 2018 - 12:33am
Canada says it has not heard from Michael Spavor since he said he was being questioned by officials.
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Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high: report

Reuters News - December 13, 2018 - 12:07am
A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday.
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North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

BBC News - December 12, 2018 - 11:27pm
The historic exchanges were part of moves to dismantle guard posts on the heavily guarded border.
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Asian shares surge as US-China trade thaw seen, sterling wobbles

Reuters News - December 12, 2018 - 11:20pm
Asian equity markets surged on Thursday on signs of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions and expectations that China will step up efforts soon to support its cooling economy.
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Canadian Michael Spavor investigated for harming China's national security: China government news site

Reuters News - December 12, 2018 - 11:17pm
Canadian Michael Spavor is being investigated in China on suspicion of harming China's national security, a Chinese government news site said on Thursday.
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