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State Department cancels China-paid junkets for congressional staff New! 2020-12-04 16:55:44The State Department on Friday canceled five longstanding cultural exchange programs with China that had allowed Beijing to fund all-expenses-paid tri

Donald Trump orders 'majority' of U.S. troops out New! 2020-12-04 16:30:03President Trump on Friday ordered that a "majority" of the 700 U.S. troops stationed in Somalia be relocated by early next year, Pentagon officials

Bahrain approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine; second country to New! 2020-12-04 15:50:49Bahrain said Friday it granted emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech. The news from the s

DOJ official defends foreign-lobbying prosecution record from conservative New! 2020-12-04 12:48:42A top Justice Department official on Friday said foreign lobbying violations were rarely prosecuted because of the challenges to gathering evidence in

Joe Biden pledges Hunter Biden's business deals won't New! 2020-12-04 11:20:35Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden that when he's in the White House his son, Hunter Biden, and the rest of his family will not have any con

Edward Snowden implores Trump to pardon fellow leaker New! 2020-12-04 10:59:02Edward J. Snowden, a fugitive leaker whom President Trump said he would consider pardoning, urged him Thursday to weigh sparing another wanted secret-

Saudi foreign minister welcomes 'progress' on Qatar crisis New! 2020-12-04 10:44:33DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi foreign minister welcomes 'progress' on Qatar crisis talks, says a ‘final agreement’ appears to

Greek FM: Turkey's moves to ease tensions 'unconvincing' New! 2020-12-04 10:12:30NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Turkey’s recent moves to de-escalate a clash with Greece and Cyprus over east Mediterranean energy reserves are “un

Poland says it's not backing down ahead of 2020-12-04 06:58:05WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish government officials insisted on Friday that they are sticking to their tough negotiating position ahead of a key Europea

UN rights chief laments worsening situation in Belarus 2020-12-04 06:55:11GENEVA (AP) - The United Nations' human rights chief lamented a deteriorating situation in Belarus and said Friday that reported beatings of proteste

Fishing holds key to Brexit trade deal as 2020-12-04 06:37:12BRUSSELS (AP) - As Brexit talks enter their decisive final days, there’s still a big catch: the fishing industry. It is holding up the trade dea

UK-EU trade talks 'paused' with deal still elusive 2020-12-04 06:32:08LONDON (AP) - A week of intense trade talks between Britain and the European Union ended in stalemate Friday, with negotiators stepping back while pol

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18 coal miners killed by carbon monoxide in New! 2020-12-04 22:27:12China's state TV says at least 18 coal miners have been killed by high levels of carbon monoxide in the country's southwest.

Biden officially secures enough electors to become U.S. New! 2020-12-04 19:58:16California certified its presidential election Friday and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Democrat Joe Biden, officially handing him the Ele

Bangladesh sends Rohingya refugees to isolated island despite New! 2020-12-04 18:35:59Authorities in Bangladesh sent the first group of more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees to an isolated island on Friday despite calls by human rights grou

U.S. man linked to former Manitoba reservist Patrik New! 2020-12-04 18:20:02A Maryland man who is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday in a case stemming from his alleged membership in a white supremacist group wants a federal ju

Robot dogs being tested at Kansas research facility New! 2020-12-04 18:14:00The robots, similar to medium-sized dogs, will be tasked with inspection and inventory duties, amongst other uses.

San Francisco Bay Area issues stay-at-home order amid New! 2020-12-04 17:29:30The health officers in six San Francisco Bay Area regions issued a new stay-at-home order Friday as the number of virus cases surge and hospitals fill

Regulators deny First Nations' request to delay Enbridge's New! 2020-12-04 17:16:10A regulatory panel on Friday denied a request from two First Nations to prevent Enbridge Energy from moving forward in Minnesota with its Line 3 crude

Trump orders withdrawal of most U.S. troops from New! 2020-12-04 16:58:47U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of nearly all U.S. troops from Somalia by Jan. 15, the Pentagon said on Friday, part of a globa

Firefighters make progress against California wildfire as wind New! 2020-12-04 16:35:40Firefighters battling a blaze in a Southern California canyon made some progress toward containment but were up against more high winds and low humidi

India accuses Trudeau of encouraging 'extremist activities' with New! 2020-12-04 14:37:17India has accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of inciting "extremist activities" and warns that his recent remarks about farmers' protests c

EU trade talks with Britain 'paused' after week New! 2020-12-04 10:17:33Britain and the European Union failed on Friday to secure a trade agreement, saying talks would be paused so negotiators could talk to polit

How Russia's famed Bolshoi is dancing its way 2020-12-04 04:00:00Russia's famed Bolshoi Theatre has been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, with its very survival at stake. After a lengthy shutdown, the dancing

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Possible deal for arrested Huawei finance chief 2020-12-03 22:45:43The deal would let Meng Wanzhou return to China from Canada, where she was arrested in 2018.

Nasa to pay company $1 to collect moon 2020-12-03 21:14:34The US space agency has awarded two American and one Japanese firm contracts to pick up lunar soil.

Unemployed in the USA: 'I don’t know what 2020-12-03 19:29:05Millions of Americans are due to lose jobless benefits as a rise in cases hinders economic recovery.

'China is a hard rock. It won't be 2020-12-03 19:10:57China's economic recovery has been quick according to its official figures but also lopsided.

Call for probe into 'missing' £50bn of UK 2020-12-03 19:01:07The money has disappeared from circulation and is unaccounted for, say MPs and auditors.

Facebook sued for 'denying opportunities to US workers' 2020-12-03 18:48:27The Trump administration accuses the tech firm of favouring foreign workers in its hiring policy.

Brexit: 'Prospect of breakthrough receding' in UK-EU talks 2020-12-03 17:40:50Talks continue, as a source tells the BBC that Brussels are "bringing new elements into the negotiation".

Warner Bros' films set for simultaneous cinema and 2020-12-03 17:01:35Warner Bros says its 2021 films will be available to stream in US at same time as they hit cinemas.

Asda joins rivals to pay back Covid rates 2020-12-03 14:35:20The UK's biggest supermarkets will return £1.7bn after facing criticism for taking state support.

Quarantine rules to be relaxed for business travellers 2020-12-03 13:19:48The business trips must result in a deal which secures 50 jobs or leads to a £100,000 investment.

How a blow to Australian wine shows tensions 2020-12-03 12:49:36The once successful trade story now represents a worst case scenario of the bilateral tensions.

Boeing 737 Max sees first firm order since 2020-12-03 11:37:46Irish airline Ryanair's purchase is a boost for the Max, which was grounded after two deadly crashes.

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Swiss multinationals narrowly avoid new ethics standards New! 2020-12-04 19:00:00A referendum on stakeholderism wins the popular vote but fails to secure enough support from cantons

How China’s Jin Jiang and Huazhu put Marriott 2020-12-03 11:02:24Two Chinese hospitality groups thrive as Western rivals struggle

The surprising resilience of American restaurant chains 2020-12-03 11:02:24The secrets behind successful pandemic gastronomy

Nestlé gives a flavour of the future 2020-12-03 11:02:24Its boss is cautious about the outlook for the world economy

Volkswagen’s boss takes on the unions 2020-12-03 11:02:24The fight may cost him his job

Salesforce gets some Slack 2020-12-03 11:02:24Mark Benioff has his sights set on tech’s big league

Congress wants to boot Chinese firms from American 2020-12-03 11:02:24A spat over Chinese firms listed in America

How the pandemic is forcing managers to work 2020-12-03 11:02:24Remote work brings benefits to employees and employers alike—but requires more effort on the part of executives

The dawn of digital medicine 2020-12-01 19:00:00The pandemic is ushering in the next trillion-dollar industry

Social unrest has fuelled a boom for the 2020-11-27 19:00:00An army of consultants and recruiters is helping firms become more inclusive

Black Friday isn’t what it used to be 2020-11-27 19:00:00The fading importance of America’s favourite shopping spree

Is the attention economy being captured by virtual 2020-11-27 19:00:00A short-selling row highlights the dodgy metrics of online commerce

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