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  • Tokyo-The International Olympic Committee does not plan any “drastic” decisions about the Tokyo 2020 Games, saying on Tuesday it remains fully committed to the event being staged in four months’ time despite the global spread of the coronavirus. Following discussions with ...

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  • BEIJING            -             China’s exports contracted sharply in the first two months of the year, and imports slowed, as the health crisis triggered by the coronavirus ...

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  • LONDON          -            Manchester City continued their imperious stranglehold over the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the final at Wembley on Sunday to win the trophy for a third straight season. City, who have now won ...

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  • WASHINGTON                   -              US consumer spending slowed further in January, with sales at clothing stores declining by the most ...

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  • LONDON             -               For years, Bank of England boss Mark Carney warned of the economic risks of Britain leaving the European Union. Now that it has happened, he says there could be a silver lining in Prime Minister ...

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  • WASHINGTON                     -             The US government on Friday said it would increase tariffs on aircraft imported from the ...

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  • WASHINGTON               -           US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation increasing tariffs on derivative steel products by an additional 25 percent and boosting duties on derivative alumi­num products by an ...

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  • PHNOM PENH              -               Global clothing and shoe brands, including Adidas, PUMA and Levi Strauss have written again to Cambodia’s longtime ...

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  • BRUSSELS/DAVOS              -             The European Union, China and 15 oth­er World Trade Organization members agreed on Friday to create a temporary mechanism to ...

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  • NEW YORK            -            Crude prices sank more than 2% on Friday and Brent logged its biggest weekly de­cline in more than a year as concerns that a coronavirus will spread ...

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  • LONDON             -          Euro zone business activ­ity remained lacklustre at the start of the year, a survey showed a day af­ter the European Central Bank said the manufactur­ing sector remained a drag on the economy, but there ...

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  • WASHINGTON        -         US job growth slowed in December after surging in the prior month, but the pace of hiring is enough to keep the longest economic expansion in history on track despite a deepening downturn in a ...

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  • HOUSTON      -         Oil fell below $65 a barrel on Friday in its first weekly loss since late November, erasing the week’s risk premium added since a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general as investors focused on ...

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  • LONDON           -         British employers last month increased their number of new permanent staff for the first time in a year, reflecting a modest rise in optimism after December’s election, a ...

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  • LONDON-Oil prices jumped more than $3 on Friday after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad ordered by President Donald Trump killed the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, sparking concerns for an escalation of regional tensions and disruption to crude supplies. Brent crude LCOc1 rose to a peak of ...

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  • MOSCOW           -           The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Counters and its allies, known as OPEC+, may consider wrapping up their oil output reduction in 2020, Russian Energy Minister ...

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  • PALM BEACH/Beijing/Shangai            -        U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony to sign the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal ...

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  • Florida              -          U.S. budget carrier Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) said on Monday it will buy 100 Airbus (AIR.PA) A320neo-family jets to be delivered through 2027, with ...

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  • DUBAI/KUWAIT                -          Kuwait and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to end a five-year dispute over their shared Neutral Zone in a deal which will allow production to ...

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  • NEW YORK            -           Oil prices rose on Tuesday in thin pre-Christmas trading after Russia said cooperation with OPEC on supply cuts would continue and amid optimism that the United ...

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  • GUWAHATI           -          Violent mobs in India’s northeastern state of Assam torched buildings and clashed with police on Thursday, leaving two dead and 11 with bullet wounds, as protests grew ...

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  • KUALA LAMPUR - A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday. The baby boy from Tuaran in Malaysia’s Sabah state on Borneo island tested positive for polio on ...

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  • WASHINGTON        -      U.S. President Donald Trump has called for the World Bank to stop loaning money to China, one day after the institution adopted a lending plan to Beijing over Washington’s objections. The World Bank on ...

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  • WASHINGTON           -        U.S. job growth increased by the most in 10 months in November as the healthcare industry boosted hiring and production workers at General Motors (GM.N) returned to work after a ...

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  • WASHINGTON     -   The United States and China on Friday said they made progress in talks aimed at defusing a nearly 16-month-long trade war that has harmed the global economy, and U.S. officials said a deal could be signed this month. The Chinese Commerce Ministry on ...

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  • MOSCOW        -      Russia lowered its oil output C-RU-OUT to 11.23 million barrels per day (bpd) last month from 11.25 million bpd in September, missing again its obligations under a global pact to curb production, energy ministry data showed on Saturday. The ...

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  • WASHINGTON      -    US job growth slowed less than expected in October as the drag from a strike at General Motors (GM.N) was offset by gains elsewhere and hiring in the prior two months was stronger than previously estimated, offering some assurance that ...

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  • WASHINGTON     -    US President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He ...

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  • SINGAPORE - State-owned Pakistan LNG has cancelled a tender to buy liquefied natural gas over a 10-year period and may turn to the spot market instead, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The company issued the tender in early June to import 240 LNG cargoes of 140,000 ...

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  • WASHINGTON    -     U.S. President Donald Trump late Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end a trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, but officials on both sides said much more work needed to be done before an accord could be ...

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