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Global stocks extend retreat as global growth worries clobber investors

Global stocks extended their slump on Monday, with U.S. equity futures and Asian shares sliding on worries over slowing growth and fears that a fresh flare-up in tensions between Washington and Beijing could quash any chances of a trade deal.


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Posted 2018/12/10 01:30:15

Private firms in Britain to comply with first governance code

Large private companies in Britain will have to comply with governance standards for the first time from 2020 in a response to the collapse of unlisted retailer BHS that left thousands of people out of a job.


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Posted 2018/12/10 00:08:17

BP targeted with first shareholder resolution on climate goals

Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing after an activist group for the first time filed a shareholder resolution urging BP to set hard targets for reducing overall carbon emissions.


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Posted 2018/12/10 00:03:45

Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail

A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada along with other factors, court documents showed on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/12/09 23:57:27

Stocks extend decline as trade woes batter sentiment

Stocks extended their slump in early Asian trade on Monday, with U.S. equity futures off to a softer start for the week as worries over U.S.-China trade tensions battered investor sentiment.


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Posted 2018/12/09 23:48:56

More than 150 governments to adopt U.N. migration pact in Morocco

More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday, less than the number that initially worked on the plan.


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Posted 2018/12/09 23:20:20

Investors managing $32 trillion in assets call for action on climate change

Global investors managing $32 trillion (£25.17 trillion) in assets have called on governments to accelerate steps to combat climate change, as policymakers meet for talks at a United Nations conference in Poland.


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Posted 2018/12/09 23:16:00

Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars - court documents

A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe hypertension and fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada, court documents released on Sunday showed.


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Posted 2018/12/09 22:52:46

Chile declines to sign U.N. pact, says migration not a human right - report

Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behaviour.


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Posted 2018/12/09 20:40:49

Top Democrats say Trump may face impeachment, jail over hush money

U.S. President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/12/09 19:52:34

French minister asks Trump not to meddle in French affairs

U.S. President Donald Trump should not meddle in French affairs, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday after Trump criticised France in two tweets following riots in Paris.


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Posted 2018/12/09 19:20:05

Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul's chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of two former senior Saudi officials.


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Posted 2018/12/09 19:08:48

Saudis refuse to extradite Khashoggi murder suspects

Saudi Arabia has refused to extradite two suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Turkey's chief prosecutor filed warrants for their arrest.
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Posted 2018/12/09 18:44:00

May presses on with Brexit vote as MPs demand better deal

Theresa May will push ahead with a crucial vote on her European Union exit deal, her Brexit minister said on Sunday, as senior MPs in her own party piled pressure on the prime minister to go back to Brussels and seek a better offer.


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Posted 2018/12/09 17:59:15

China says U.S. should withdraw arrest warrant for Huawei executive

China's foreign ministry called in the U.S. ambassador on Sunday to lodge a "strong protest" over the arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, and said the United States should withdraw its arrest warrant.


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Posted 2018/12/09 16:49:07

Soap star questioned after diamond trader found dead in forest

A soap star has been questioned by police while a former ministerial aide and a policeman have been arrested over the alleged murder of a diamond trader.
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Posted 2018/12/09 16:45:00

De-miners sound all-clear at marooned Jordan River baptism shrines

Israeli and foreign engineers sounded the all-clear on Sunday around three churches on the western bank of the Jordan River, near where Jesus is believed to have been baptised, after mines that had marooned the shrines for decades were cleared.


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Posted 2018/12/09 16:35:16

With new chief of staff, Trump tries again to reset White House

Nick Ayers, in talks with President Donald Trump to become his new White House chief of staff, is a 36-year-old political whiz-kid who could help with the looming re-election campaign, but critics question whether he has the grit needed to keep Trump and an often chaotic administration under control.


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Posted 2018/12/09 16:20:20

Macron to meet French unions, employers on Monday - source

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet representatives of trade unions, employers' organisations and associations of local elected officials on Monday, an Elysee palace source said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/12/09 15:52:03

Trump calls for end to Mueller probe despite Russian campaign bid findings

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday renewed his call to end a federal probe into Russian election meddling, describing the investigation as a "witch hunt" a day after U.S. prosecutors detailed a previously unknown attempt by a Russian to help his 2016 presidential election campaign.


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Posted 2018/12/09 15:05:26