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EU chief: UK voting in European election would be a 'joke'
February 19th, 2019  3:15 AM

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he can't rule out that a delayed Brexit could mean the United Kingdom would participate in this spring's European election

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China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks
February 19th, 2019  12:38 AM

China's economy czar will go to Washington for talks this week aimed at ending tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions

China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks
Lord Mayor of London: Brexit a 'short-term' issue
February 19th, 2019  12:18 AM

London Lord Mayor Peter Estlin is touting the city's attractiveness for business even with the looming threat of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal

Peter Estlin
New Zealand leader says no final decision on using Huawei
February 18th, 2019  11:40 PM

New Zealand's Ardern says no final decision on Spark's use of Huawei 5G

Jacinda Ardern
Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest
February 18th, 2019  11:11 PM

Businesses and government offices are slowly reopening across Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters over skyrocketing prices and allegations of corruption

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest
China's economy czar going to Washington for trade talks
February 18th, 2019  10:51 PM

China's economy czar will go to Washington for talks this week aimed at ending tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions

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China accuses US of trying to block its tech development
February 18th, 2019  10:14 PM

China accuses the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging Chinese mobile network equipment poses a cybersecurity threat

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development
New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook
February 18th, 2019  9:37 PM

New Zealand's government has announced plans for a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax

New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook
Cheap and green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit system
February 18th, 2019  8:41 PM

Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country's standard of living

Cheap and green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit system
EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars
February 18th, 2019  2:22 PM

The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are hit with punitive tariffs

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars
German market watchdog bans short-selling of Wirecard shares
February 18th, 2019  12:38 PM

Germany's financial market regulator has issued a two-month ban on short-selling shares in Wirecard AG, whose stock has swung sharply in recent months

German market watchdog bans short-selling of Wirecard shares
World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks
February 18th, 2019  11:54 AM

World shares are mostly higher ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks
Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs
February 18th, 2019  11:07 AM

Honda is to close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, in another blow to a British economy made jittery by Brexit

Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs
'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook
February 18th, 2019  8:26 AM

A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg
Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
February 18th, 2019  7:32 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Shinzo Abe
EU to react swiftly if Trump slaps tariffs on EU cars
February 18th, 2019  7:26 AM

The European Union says that its reaction will be "swift and adequate" if U.S. authorities conclude that European cars are a threat to national security and should be hit with punitive tariffs

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China accuses Washington of trying to block development
February 18th, 2019  6:15 AM

China accuses Washington of trying to block industry development after Pence calls Huawei and other telecom suppliers a security threat

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UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation
February 18th, 2019  5:14 AM

A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook

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World stocks mixed ahead of further China-US trade talks
February 18th, 2019  5:08 AM

World markets mixed on news that trade talks between China and US will continue this week

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China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown
February 18th, 2019  4:52 AM

China seizes $1.5 billion, investigates 380 online lenders in crackdown on misconduct in the huge but lightly regulated industry

China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

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