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Shareholders call on ExxonMobil to set greenhouse gas reduction targets

December 16, 2018 - 3:17pm
A number of institutional investors in ExxonMobil Corp have said they will file a shareholder resolution which calls on the world's largest oil company to set targets for lowering its greenhouse gas emissions.
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Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies: prosecutor

December 16, 2018 - 3:08pm
The Paris prosecutor's office said on Sunday that a fifth person had died from their wounds following Tuesday's Strasbourg Christmas market shooting.
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Recent market 'jolt' will be first of many as easy money era ends, says BIS

December 16, 2018 - 3:07pm
Recent sharp selloffs across global financial markets are probably the first of many, as investors adjust to a world of tighter monetary conditions and the threat of economic downturn, the Bank of International Settlements said on Sunday.
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Regulators need joined up thinking to spot derivatives risks: BIS

December 16, 2018 - 3:07pm
Regulators should scrutinize clearing houses and banks together to spot financial stability threats from the world's multi-trillion dollar derivatives market, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.
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Nord Stream 2 can be justified if Ukraine's interests safeguarded

December 16, 2018 - 3:04pm
Germany's economy minister said he believed the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline can go ahead while preserving Ukraine's vital interests, but that Berlin is also in talks to diversify its energy supply with liquefied natural gas.
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French government may back Michelin CEO for Renault chairman: paper

December 16, 2018 - 2:49pm
The French government is considering backing Michelin chief executive Jean-Dominique Senard for the chairmanship of Renault , replacing embattled CEO Carlos Ghosn, Le Figaro reported on Sunday, citing several sources.
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Renault calls for Nissan shareholder meeting: WSJ

December 16, 2018 - 2:37pm
Renault SA has sent a letter to its alliance partner Nissan Motor Co Ltd , urging the Japanese carmaker to call a meeting of its shareholders "as promptly as practicable", the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
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Any decision on Brexit deal will happen in New Year - British trade minister

December 16, 2018 - 11:20am
British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday talks with the European Union to secure "assurances" for parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal will take time, with a decision expected in the New Year.
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Ten years on, Fed's long, strange, trip to zero redefined central banking

December 16, 2018 - 10:07am
Whatever the acronym, when the U.S. Federal Reserve dropped its policy rate to near zero on Dec. 16, 2008, to counter a full-scale economic crisis, it ushered in what the central bank's chairman at the time, Ben Bernanke, called "the end of the old regime."
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Turkey would consider working with Assad if he won a democratic Syrian election

December 16, 2018 - 9:06am
Turkey and other world powers would consider working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he won a democratic election, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a conference in Qatar on Sunday.
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Hondurans who fled political violence fear for lives if sent home

December 16, 2018 - 8:56am
The Pineda family trudged northward for more than a month with a caravan of Central American migrants who are now stuck at the U.S. border. But they were on the run in Honduras much longer than that due to fears of political persecution.
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After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly

December 16, 2018 - 8:25am
Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges.
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UK would have to delay Brexit for an 'entirely new' proposal: Irish foreign minister

December 16, 2018 - 7:41am
Britain would likely have to delay its departure from the European Union or rescind its exit notification "for the moment" if it wanted to put an "entirely new" Brexit proposal forward, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday.
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North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

December 16, 2018 - 7:32am
North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to "exchanges of fire" and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.
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Israel signals displeasure at Australia's "mistaken" West Jerusalem move

December 16, 2018 - 7:05am
Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city.
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Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote

December 16, 2018 - 6:54am
Britain's government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said on Sunday, sticking to the script that Prime Minister Theresa May's deal could still pass through parliament with a few changes.
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Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

December 16, 2018 - 6:49am
U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday.
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Turkey would consider working with Syria's Assad if he won a democratic election

December 16, 2018 - 6:49am
Turkey would consider working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he won a democratic election, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a conference in Qatar on Sunday.
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Climate talks pass baton in race to stop global warming

December 16, 2018 - 6:18am
Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to limit global warming in a polarized world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures rising.
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Trump working on extraditing Gulen, Turkish foreign minister says

December 16, 2018 - 6:08am
U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington was working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.
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