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Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China

December 17, 2018 - 2:53am
Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected.
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Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs in 1MDB probe

December 17, 2018 - 2:49am
Malaysia said on Monday it has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of the U.S. bank's former employees in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe at state fund 1MDB.
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Another Brexit referendum would increase uncertainty: UK business minister

December 17, 2018 - 2:27am
British business minister Greg Clark said that a second Brexit referendum would increase uncertainty for the country and his preference would be for parliament to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.
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Asian shares perk up ahead of key policy events in China, U.S.

December 17, 2018 - 2:08am
Asian share markets ticked up on Monday as investors cautiously looked to whether key policy events in the United States and China could allay concerns about slowing global economic growth.
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China trade steps seen as good start but leave core U.S. demands untouched

December 17, 2018 - 1:18am
The United States has welcomed Chinese concessions since the two declared a trade war truce in early December, but trade experts and people familiar with negotiations say Beijing needs to do far more to meet U.S. demands for long-term change in how China does business.
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Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown

December 17, 2018 - 12:33am
Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant.
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Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorney

December 16, 2018 - 11:58pm
The lead attorney for the group of Apple Inc device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm Inc said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are "gearing up and heading toward the trial" in April.
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Nissan board aims to boost governance post-Ghosn at Monday's meeting: sources

December 16, 2018 - 10:47pm
Nissan Motor's board is expected to meet on Monday, its first since firing chairman Carlos Ghosn last month, to decide on ways to improve governance at the automaker amid rising tensions with alliance partner Renault .
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Asian shares hobbled by mounting risks to global growth

December 16, 2018 - 9:45pm
Asian share markets began the week on a cautious note after soft economic data from China and Europe added to evidence of cooling global growth and reinforced anxiety over the broadening impact of international trade frictions.
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Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo

December 16, 2018 - 8:11pm
Akihiro Adachi, a 31-year-old audiovisual equipment designer at Panasonic Corp, longed for some personal space during his lengthy train rides from Osaka to Tokyo. So when his company set out to encourage innovation, he joined with some colleagues and came up with "Wear Space," a headset that limits noise and peripheral vision.
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Asian shares on defensive on mounting signs of a global slowdown

December 16, 2018 - 7:51pm
Asian share markets started the week on a cautious footing on Monday after weak economic data from China and Europe added to evidence of cooling global growth and reinforced anxiety over the impact of international trade frictions on business and profits.
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Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. Senate position on Khashoggi: statement

December 16, 2018 - 7:17pm
Saudi Arabia early on Monday rejected "the position expressed recently by the United States Senate", saying that the Jamal Khashoggi murder is a crime that does not reflect the policy of the kingdom, a statement by Saudi's foreign ministry said.
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UK signs air service deal with Switzerland for post-Brexit flights

December 16, 2018 - 7:11pm
British transport minister Chris Grayling will sign an agreement with Switzerland on Monday to ensure air services continue to operate between the two countries after Brexit.
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Uber welcomes, unions criticize UK plan to maintain flexible gig economy

December 16, 2018 - 7:05pm
Uber Technologies Inc welcomed on Monday the British government's response to a review into workplace rights, which looks set to preserve the business models of gig economy companies, but unions rubbished the business ministry's plans.
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Pemex aims for splash in shallow waters, retreats from the deeps

December 16, 2018 - 6:12pm
Mexican state-run oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos will focus on existing shallow water assets and refining next year at the expense of riskier, deepwater projects under a new government that has vowed to turn around the ailing company.
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Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. Senate position on Khashoggi: statement

December 16, 2018 - 6:10pm
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry denounced "recent position of US senate" saying the Jamal Khashoggi incident is a crime that does not reflect the policy of the kingdom, in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency late on Sunday.
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New Brexit vote would 'break faith' with British, says May

December 16, 2018 - 5:51pm
Prime Minister Theresa May will state her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday, telling parliament such a vote would "break faith" with British people and do "irreparable damage" to politics.
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Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

December 16, 2018 - 5:36pm
Canadian diplomats received consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details.
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Renault seeks Nissan shareholder meeting as Ghosn crisis deepens

December 16, 2018 - 4:58pm
Renault requested a full Nissan shareholder meeting, a source close to the company said - appearing to escalate the carmaker's standoff with its Japanese alliance partner in the wake of the pay scandal engulfing Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
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'All I want for Christmas is democracy,' say Hungary protesters

December 16, 2018 - 4:53pm
Thousands of Hungarians thronged the streets of Budapest on Sunday in the fourth and largest protest in a week against what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of right-wing nationalist Viktor Orban.
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