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U.S. audience for Emmy Awards show hits record low

The U.S. television audience for the Emmy Awards slumped about 11 percent to a new all-time low, according to Nielsen ratings data on Tuesday, drawing just 10.2 million American viewers.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:38:45

China to penalise $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move

China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion (45.67 billion pounds) of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:34:57

EU to step up legal battle with Britain over import scam

The European Commission is expected to step up a legal battle on Wednesday against Britain to recover 2.7 billion euros (2.43 billion pounds) in lost revenues due to an import scam, two European officials told Reuters on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:33:50

Trump says U.S. may make a trade deal with China at some point

President Donald Trump on Tuesday left the door open for China to negotiate an end to the trade war between Washington and Beijing, a day after imposing new tariffs on nearly $200 billion Chinese imports and threatening more if China retaliates.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:17:34

Marsh & McLennan to pay £4.3 billion for British insurance broker JLT

Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc has agreed to buy British rival Jardine Lloyd Thompson for $5.7 billion (4.3 billion pounds) as the world's biggest insurance broker looks to expand its global presence and increase its focus on faster-growing niche insurance areas.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:08:30

Visa, Mastercard reach $6.2 billion settlement over card-swipe fees

Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc, and a number of U.S. banks on Tuesday agreed to pay $6.2 billion (4.7 billion pounds) to settle a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over the fees they pay when they accept card payments.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:06:01

EU probes VW, BMW, Daimler over alleged emissions collusion

EU antitrust regulators are investigating whether BMW , Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to restrict the rollout of clean emission technology, a move that could lead to hefty fines for the German carmakers.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:04:21

Anti-Kremlin activist saved by prompt treatment - doctors

Anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov would probably have died following an apparent poisoning in Moscow last week if he had not received prompt medical treatment, his doctors in Germany said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:03:43

Apple CEO says optimistic on U.S.-China trade talks

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook, whose products have been spared from new U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, said on Tuesday he was optimistic that the United States and China will eventually work through their trade differences.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:02:21

BMW moves UK Mini plant shutdown to just after Brexit in case of no deal

German carmaker BMW said it will move the annual maintenance shutdown period for its British Mini plant to just after Britain is due to leave the European Union in April, in case there is no Brexit deal.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:00:00

Germany ousts spymaster over far-right violence row

Germany's government said on Tuesday it would replace the head of its domestic intelligence agency who has faced accusations of harbouring far-right sympathies, putting an end to a row that exposed divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.


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Posted 2018/09/18 16:49:16

Netanyahu tells Putin Syria is to blame for downing of Russian plane, offers help with inquiry

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that Syrian forces were to blame for the downing of a Russian military jet off Syria's coast but he offered "all necessary information" to investigate the incident.


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Posted 2018/09/18 16:46:48

Russia tells Israel it will take all steps to protect its personnel in Syria - ministry

Russia has told Israel it will take all necessary measures to protect its military personnel in Syria, the foreign ministry in Moscow said.


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Posted 2018/09/18 16:45:12

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial markets and offices operating as normal.


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Posted 2018/09/17 12:12:04

Philippine leader again vows to shut mines after deadly landslides

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his call on Monday to shut all mines in the country following deadly landslides, hours after his minister halted all small-scale mining in a mountainous gold-rich region.


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Posted 2018/09/17 12:12:04

Deutsche Bank to move assets from London to Frankfurt after Brexit

Deutsche Bank said on Monday it would move assets from London to Frankfurt after Britain's planned exit from the European Union next year, in line with demands from British and EU regulators.


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Posted 2018/09/17 12:10:50

Accuser of U.S. high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public

A woman who had anonymously accused President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday, prompting Republicans to plan further discussions about his nomination before a committee vote this week.


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Posted 2018/09/17 12:01:57

Praying for miracles, rescuers seek signs of life after Philippine typhoon landslides

Hopes of finding survivors in the rubble of a huge landslide in the Philippines faded on Monday as rescuers in a remote mountainous region struggled to reach dozens of people feared trapped, two days after a powerful typhoon struck.


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Posted 2018/09/17 11:50:55

Shares knocked lower after new U.S. tariff threat on Chinese goods

Stock markets headed south on Monday as investors took fright at news that Washington was set to announce a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods in the latest escalation of their trade conflict.


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Posted 2018/09/17 11:49:38

May cautions - Support my Brexit deal or face no deal

Prime Minister Theresa May cautioned rebels in her party that unless they support her potential Brexit deal with the EU then they will face a potentially disorderly "no-deal" exit that the IMF said would make the United Kingdom significantly poorer.


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Posted 2018/09/17 11:48:18