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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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  • KABUL       -    The Taliban cut off Safiullah Safi’s right forefinger for voting in 2014. That did not stop the businessman from doing it again. Safi’s act of defiance in Afghanistan’s 2019 presidential elections on Saturday sparked ...

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  • WASHINGTON    -   President Donald Trump’s administration is considering delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges, three sources briefed on the matter said late Friday, in what would be a radical escalation of U.S.-China trade tensions. The move would be ...

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  • GENEVA      - The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Friday to set up an international fact-finding mission to document violations in Venezuela, including torture and thousands of summary executions. Venezuela’s ambassador Jorge Valero rejected the “hostile ...

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  • KABUL   -  The US ambassador to Afghanistan rebuked the country’s president on Friday for labelling Washington’s aid agency “incompetent”, escalating tensions between the countries over financial support on the eve of elections. Foreign aid still accounts for more ...

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  • CHUNIAN   -   Pakistani police have detained 20 suspects as they investigate the possibility of a serial killer being behind the suspected murder and sexual assault of three boys in a district which has a history of child abuse and abduction. The body of eight-year-old Muhammad ...

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  • LONDON    -    Run-machine Steve Smith described himself as being “pretty cooked” after his prolific bat ensured Australia will return home having retained the coveted urn after their 2-2 drawn Ashes series against England. Smith’s tally of 774 runs from seven ...

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  • NAIROBI-This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon - with saplings strapped to their backs.The group are promoting the planting of native trees amid a nationwide push to replace invasive species with ...

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  • PALANGKA RAYA-Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit “dangerous” levels, a local government official said on Sunday.Indonesia and neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are ...

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  • BANGKOK - More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported.The Buddhist temple west of Bangkok was a tourist destination ...

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  • COLOMBO     -   Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka were named Sri Lanka’s one-day international and Twenty20 international captains respectively for the upcoming tour of Pakistan after 10 players opted out of the series over security reasons. The announcement on ...

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  • CHATTOGRAM   -  Rashid Khan picked up six second innings wickets to lead Afghanistan to a famous 224-run win over Bangladesh in the maiden Test match between the two sides at Chattogram on Monday. Racing against time to complete a win with less than four overs left in the weather-hit ...

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