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Global stocks push higher, dollar sapped by rate hike uncertainty
World shares started the week on the front foot on Monday, amid conflicting signals of a potential truce in the China-U.S. trade dispute, while the Federal Reserve's new-found concerns over the global economy sapped the dollar.
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Nissan's Ghosn to be arrested in Japan for under-reporting salary: media
Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn is being questioned by Tokyo prosecutors and will be arrested on suspicion of under-reporting his salary, Japanese media reported on Monday.
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Nissan: Ghosn used company money for personal use
Japanese automaker Nissan said on Monday that Chairman Carlos Ghosn had used company money for personal use and that it had been investigating possible improper practices of Ghosn and Representative Director Greg Kelly for several months.
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Close to 1,000 still missing after deadliest California wildfire
Emergency services on Sunday sifted through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1,000 people believed still missing as crews made progress in bringing the blaze under control.
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Bitcoin sinks to new 13-month low
Bitcoin slumped to a new 13-month low on Monday, with the biggest cryptocurrency touching $5173.23 on the Bitstamp platform <BTC=BTSP>.
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From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan
All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches.
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No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain
Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated.
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At APEC, China, others woo Pacific with a boulevard, a Bible and a barbecue
After world leaders jetted out of Papua New Guinea following the acrimonious end to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Pacific nation leaders gathered at Australia's High Commission for kangaroo sausages and cold beer.
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UK could ask for Brexit transition beyond 2020, business minister says
The United Kingdom could ask for a longer Brexit transition period if needed, Business Secretary Greg Clark said on Monday, not ruling out the possibility it could last until 2022.
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Lights, camera, factions: Stars at Chinese-language 'Oscars' split over Taiwan
The Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, the Golden Horse Awards, has created a sharp political divide between film stars and directors as the annual event becomes a lightning rod for questions about Taiwanese independence.
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Draft Brexit deal is better than no deal: German minister
There will be no new negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union and the draft Brexit deal is better than a no-deal outcome, Germany's European Affairs Minister Michael Roth said on Monday.
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Rouhani says Iran to continue oil exports and resist U.S. economic war
U.S. sanctions on Iran are part of a psychological war launched by Washington against Tehran that will fail, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, adding that the Islamic republic will continue to export its crude.
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UK PM May seeks business support for EU deal as she faces day of reckoning
British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to win support from business leaders for her contentious draft European Union divorce deal on Monday as dissenters in her own party scrambled to trigger a leadership challenge.
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Oil climbs 1 percent on prospect of OPEC, Russia supply cut
Oil prices rose by around 1 percent on Monday amid expectations that top exporter Saudi Arabia will push producer club OPEC as well as perhaps Russia to cut supply toward year-end.
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Hong Kong 'Occupy' protest leaders deny public nuisance charges
Three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement, which paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for nearly three months, denied public nuisance charges on Monday as international criticism of the erosion of civil liberties grows.
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Iran hopeful that Europe can salvage nuclear deal: foreign ministry
Iran is still hopeful that its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers can be saved despite the withdrawal of the United States, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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APEC fails to live up to its name amid U.S., China acrimony
The C in APEC stands for Cooperation. But when the two biggest members are fighting a trade war and using the forum to attack each other's policies, it was always going to be hard work delivering on that.
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Chinese city urges those 'poisoned by extremism', who follow conservative Islam to confess crimes
A city in China's far-western Xinjiang region has ordered people who are "poisoned by extremism, terrorism and separatism", in contact with overseas terror groups or act in a conservative Islamic manner, to turn themselves in to authorities.
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Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders plead not guilty as protesters rally
Three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 civil disobedience "Occupy" movement pleaded not guilty to public nuisance charges at a packed court in the Chinese-ruled city on Monday where more than 100 protesters rallied in support of the activists.
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Yemen’s Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition
Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.
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With new CEO, Telecom Italia 'opera' edges towards finale
Barely a year into the job as the boss of Italy's biggest telecoms company, Amos Genish had just finished celebrating a joint venture with electronics group Samsung at a dinner in South Korea when a WhatsApp message arrived sealing his fate.
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China moves closer to allowing foreigners to control insurance ventures: sources
China will accept applications early next year from foreign insurers seeking to take control of their local joint ventures and is even weighing giving them full ownership earlier than flagged, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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Two years after Philippines' pivot, Duterte still waiting on China dividend
Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn't have much to show for it.
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UK has intense week of Brexit negotiations ahead: PM May
Britain has an intense week of Brexit negotiations ahead in which it expects to finalize the details of its outline future relationship with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday.
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'Tragic illusion' to think can remedy Brexit deal with future relationship: UK's Johnson
Prime Minister Theresa May's suggestion that issues with the Brexit deal can be remedied in talks over its future ties with the bloc are "a tragic illusion" or "an attempt at deception", former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.
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Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount
Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand recount of ballots, giving Republicans control of both of the state's Senate seats for the first time since the 19th century.
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PG&E reports another outage on morning when Calif. fire started
California utility PG&E Corp , facing investor concerns over its possible role in the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, has reported another power-line outage that it experienced on the morning of Nov. 8 when the blaze started.
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Netanyahu urges coalition partners not to bring down government
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead and hinting at future Israeli military action against its enemies.
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Factbox - Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal elections
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but eight federal races remain undecided more than a week later.
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Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount
Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a recount of ballots in the tight contest against three-term Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.
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UPDATE 2-Grim search for 1,276 missing after deadliest California wildfire
Authorities sifted through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire on Sunday, searching for any signs of the 1,276 people now listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise.
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Israel's Netanyahu urges coalition partners not to bring down government
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing calls for an early election, on Sunday urged his coalition partners not to bring down the government.
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New Salvadoran migrant caravan forms; hundreds wait at U.S.-Mexico border
At least 150 Salvadorans set off on Sunday from their impoverished Central American country in a U.S.-bound caravan, ignoring their likely rejection at the U.S.-Mexico border where a larger caravan of mostly Hondurans has been stalled for days.
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Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder
U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite facing mounting pressure to punish Saudi Arabia for the killing.
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Israel's Netanyahu to give statement amid signs of early election
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a televised statement on Sunday after making a last-ditch effort to avoid the collapse of a coalition government weakened by the resignation of his defense minister.
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Exclusive: Rohingya repatriation, relocation plans set to be pushed back to 2019 - government official
Bangladesh's plans to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis are set to be stalled until the new year with repatriation and relocation programs only likely be revisited after year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official said on Sunday.
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DUP's Dodds says time to work for better Brexit deal
It is time to work for a better Brexit deal which does not undermine the integrity of the United Kingdom, the deputy leader of the small Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Sunday.
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Trump wants Saudi Arabia as an ally despite 'vicious' Khashoggi murder
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired on Sunday the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "very vicious" but that he wants to stick with Saudi Arabia as a close ally in the Middle East.
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Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probe
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania six years later
A painting believed to be "Tête d’Arlequin" by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum has turned up in Romania, prosecutors said on Sunday.
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Turkey says Khashoggi killers may have taken body parts out of country: CNN Turk
The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on Sunday.
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UK PM May: Getting rid of me risks delaying Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday toppling her would risk delaying Brexit and she would not let talk of a leadership challenge distract her from a critical week of negotiations.
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Exclusive: U.S. shale firms offer $100 million to aid Texas, New Mexico
More than a dozen top U.S. energy companies have pledged $100 million toward easing stresses on health care, education and civic infrastructure from the shale oil and gas boom in West Texas and New Mexico, the group said on Sunday.
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Threshold for triggering challenge to UK PM May has not yet been met lawmaker
The threshold for triggering a confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May has not yet been met, the chairman of the committee in charge of Conservative Party leadership contests told BBC radio on Sunday.
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Former UK Brexit minister Raab says PM May must change course on Brexit deal
Britain's former Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday that Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was fatally flawed but she could still change course.
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Macron's popularity dips as French fuel tax revolt simmers
Emmanuel Macron's popularity took a further hit in recent weeks, according to a poll on Sunday, as fuel tax protests rumbled on across France in the latest sign of discontent with the president's economic reforms.
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Junior UK Brexit minister says changing leader would be futile distraction
Junior British Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng told the BBC on Sunday that toppling Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party would be a futile distraction.
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Scotland's Sturgeon says parliament should not endorse Brexit deal: BBC
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC on Sunday that it would be a mistake and deeply irresponsible for parliament to endorse Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.
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