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World leaders set to convene Argentina summit clouded by disputes

A summit of the world’s top economies will open on Friday with leaders struggling over fallout from a U.S.-China trade war that has roiled global markets and bracing for the kind of divisive geopolitical drama that President Donald Trump often brings to the international stage.


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Posted 2018/11/30 12:04:38

51 whales die in second NZ mass stranding in days

Less than a week after 145 pilot whales died in a mass stranding in New Zealand, another 51 have lost their lives in similar but seemingly unrelated circumstances.
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Posted 2018/11/30 12:00:00

Macron, Abe to discuss Renault-Nissan at G20 as feud brews

French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Renault-Nissan alliance's future with Japan's prime minister at the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday, seeking to defuse a brewing diplomatic row over the balance of power inside the partnership.


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Posted 2018/11/30 11:54:19

Bitcoin falls over 7 percent, heads towards one-year low

Bitcoin fell as much as 7 percent on Friday <BTC=BTSP>, heading towards a recent one-year low in a broad-based selloff in cryptocurrencies.


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Posted 2018/11/30 11:29:08

Russian intelligence using Brexit to hack targets

Hackers believed to be working for the Russian military intelligence service are using doubts about Brexit as a lure for victims.
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Posted 2018/11/30 11:13:00

Police spend second day searching Deutsche Bank headquarters

Police searched Deutsche Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt for a second day on Friday over money laundering allegations linked to the Panama Papers and shares in the company fell to a record low.


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Posted 2018/11/30 10:56:44

Former Autonomy boss Lynch to fight U.S. fraud charges

The United States has filed criminal charges against British entrepreneur Mike Lynch over the $11 billion (8.62 billion pounds) sale of Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard seven years ago, accusing him of making false statements that inflated the value of the software group.


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Posted 2018/11/30 10:53:34

Oil toils after worst month in a decade

Oil toiled at a more than one-year low after its worst month in a decade on Friday, while most major markets were keeping moves tight ahead of a weekend meeting between U.S. and Chinese presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.


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Posted 2018/11/30 10:45:03

Euro zone inflation dips as ECB braces to end bond buying

Euro zone inflation slowed as expected in November, while core inflation readings were below market expectations, supporting European Central Bank policymakers who favour a cautious exit from monetary stimulus.


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Posted 2018/11/30 10:37:42

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas set to marry in royal style

"Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra and U.S. singer Nick Jonas are to marry this weekend in a two-day ceremony at a venue dubbed India's most opulent royal palace.


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Posted 2018/11/30 10:33:04

DJ Khaled and Mayweather fined over cryptocurrencies

Music producer DJ Khaled and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr have settled charges in the US after they secretly received payments for promoting cryptocurrencies.
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Posted 2018/11/30 10:17:00

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra arrive for wedding

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have arrived in Jodhpur in India for what's being called the celebrity wedding of the year.
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Posted 2018/11/30 10:11:00

Russia thinks Trump cancelled Putin meeting for domestic reasons

Russia believes U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled his meeting with Vladimir Putin due to domestic issues rather than the Ukraine situation, its foreign ministry said on Friday.


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Posted 2018/11/30 09:59:34

German Air Force says Merkel plane landed early due to electric failure

An electronic failure caused a plane carrying Chancellor Angela Merkel to the G20 summit in Argentina to made an unscheduled landing, a German Air Force spokesman said on Friday.


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Posted 2018/11/30 09:58:48

FTSE falls as China data drains investor confidence ahead of G20

UK shares were lower on Friday, heading towards their second straight monthly loss, as weaker-than-expected China data drained confidence ahead of a G20 summit this weekend, hitting financial and mining stocks hardest.


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Posted 2018/11/30 09:58:21

Autos and miners drag Europe down as weak China and trade fears sap confidence

European shares fell back on Friday as weak data from China rekindled anxiety over slowing growth and investors fretted ahead of Saturday's crucial G20 talks between U.S. President Trump and China's Xi Jinping over trade.


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Posted 2018/11/30 09:54:45

UK house price growth edges off five-year low - Nationwide

British house price growth picked up slightly this month from October's five-year low, but the future outlook remains depressed by an uncertain economy and a squeeze on household budgets, major mortgage lender Nationwide said on Friday.


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Posted 2018/11/30 09:26:44

MeToo founder: Movement completely unrecognisable

The founder of MeToo has said the movement has become unrecognisable amid a media backlash that has framed it as a witch-hunt.
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Posted 2018/11/30 07:58:00

Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine has banned Russian men aged between 16 and 60 from entering the country, amid fears Moscow is planning an invasion.
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Posted 2018/11/30 07:49:00

All eyes on unpredictable Trump at G20 summit

US President Donald Trump's meeting with President Putin was set to be the showstopper event in Buenos Aires.
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Posted 2018/11/30 01:55:00