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Texts show Khashoggi feared Saudi crown prince would target him

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi feared Saudi's crown prince would target him two months before he was killed, texts to a fellow exile have revealed.
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Posted 2018/12/03 09:02:00

Trump says China to cut tariffs on U.S.-made autos after trade war truce

China has agreed to "reduce and remove" tariffs below the 40 percent level that Beijing is currently charging on U.S.-made vehicles, U.S. President Donald Trump said, as a trade war truce between the two countries gathers pace, cheering markets.


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Posted 2018/12/03 05:29:18

Trump says China has agreed to cut tariffs on U.S.-made autos

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that China had agreed to "reduce and remove" tariffs on U.S. cars below the 40 percent level that Beijing is currently charging on American-made vehicles.


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Posted 2018/12/03 05:05:37

Factbox - Contrasting Chinese, U.S. statements on trade war agreement

China and the United States agreed on Saturday to a truce in their trade war following talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.


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Posted 2018/12/03 04:44:04

Asian shares rally on Sino-U.S. trade truce, oil bounces

Asian shares rallied on Monday after U.S. and Chinese leaders brokered a truce in their trade conflict, a relief for the global economic outlook and a tonic for emerging markets.


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Posted 2018/12/03 02:35:43

UK manufacturers head for sharp Brexit slowdown in 2019 - EEF

British manufacturers are heading into their slowest year of growth since 2015 as Brexit uncertainty hits foreign demand and businesses brace for potential shortages of raw materials, their trade association forecast on Monday.


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Posted 2018/12/03 00:15:46

Former British champion Sherwen dies aged 62

Former British champion and broadcaster Paul Sherwen has died at the age of 62, cycling officials said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/12/02 23:59:33

Far-right party wins seats in Andalusia, a first in Spain

Spain's far-right Vox party won 12 seats in an election in Andalusia on Sunday and could end up as a kingmaker in the region, in the first electoral success for the far-right since the country's return to democracy in the late 1970s.


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Posted 2018/12/02 23:41:05

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remembered for role in Cold War, Iraq

Tributes to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died at the age of 94, poured in from around the world on Saturday as global leaders honoured him for his role in helping to end the Cold War and reduce the threat of nuclear annihilation.


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Posted 2018/12/02 22:47:14

Labour threatens May with new Brexit hurdle

The Labour Party said on Sunday it would press for contempt proceedings against the government if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to produce the full legal advice she has received on her Brexit deal.


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Posted 2018/12/02 22:38:46

Hoping to win Brexit support, May says world leaders ready for trade

Several world leaders are keen to strike trade deals with Britain once the country is out of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday, pressing the case for her Brexit deal before a fateful Dec. 11 vote in parliament.


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Posted 2018/12/02 22:36:44

Publish legal advice on Brexit, says former foreign secretary Johnson

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that Prime Minister Theresa May should publish the legal advice she was given on her Brexit deal, joining calls by the Labour Party.


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Posted 2018/12/02 22:11:12

Exclusive: EU delays euro zone budget, deposit insurance plans - draft

EU finance ministers will agree on Monday to give the euro zone bailout fund new responsibilities, but they will delay decisions on the euro zone budget and a deposit guarantee scheme after failing to reach agreement, a draft document showed.


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Posted 2018/12/02 22:01:45

Iran says it will continue missile tests after U.S. allegation

Iran said on Sunday it would continue missile tests to build up its defences and denied this was in breach of U.N. resolutions following U.S. allegations that Tehran had tested a new missile capable of carrying multiple warheads.


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Posted 2018/12/02 21:23:14

Trump wants Kim to know he likes him and will fulfil his wishes, South Korean leader says

Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfil his wishes, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday, a day after meeting the U.S. president at an economic summit in Argentina.


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Posted 2018/12/02 21:10:29

Germany and France to outline EU financial transaction tax proposal - newspaper

Germany and France will outline on Monday a joint proposal for a financial transaction tax for the European Union that is based on a model already tested in France, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported late on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/12/02 20:34:14

Emphasis on urgency as climate talks begin in coal city Katowice

Delegates from nearly 200 nations on Sunday began two weeks of talks to tackle deep political divisions at the most important U.N. meeting on global warming since the landmark 2015 Paris deal to shift away from fossil fuels.


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Posted 2018/12/02 20:16:00

Ex-FBI head Comey drops challenge to U.S. House panel subpoena

Former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday withdrew his bid to quash a congressional subpoena compelling him to testify in secret about the bureau's decisions on investigations ahead of the 2016 presidential election, his lawyer said.


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Posted 2018/12/02 19:17:19

Senior Taliban commander killed in US drone strike

A senior Taliban commander has been killed in Afghanistan by a US drone strike in what the terror group has described as a "big loss".
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Posted 2018/12/02 15:55:00

Search for missing Brit, 28, in Tenerife

Police are searching for a British woman who disappeared from outside a bar in Tenerife.
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Posted 2018/12/02 15:21:00