Trump considers auto tariffs as VW & BMW plan new U.S. plants

Trump considers auto tariffs as VW & BMW plan new U.S. plants

European carmakers are bracing after the U.S. President said that new auto tariffs were "being studied now," asserting they could prevent job cuts such as the U.S. layoffs and plant closures that General Motors Co announced this week.
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Malaysia files charges against Goldman in 1MDB probe

Malaysia files charges against Goldman in 1MDB probe

Malaysia says it has filed criminal charges at home against Goldman Sachs and two of the U.S. bank's former employees in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe at state fund 1MDB.
ASOS profit warning brings retail stress for markets

ASOS profit warning brings retail stress for markets

European shares tumbled again on Monday as a profit warning from online fashion retailer ASOS sent retail stocks spiraling down as investors fretted that consumers are failing to deliver the traditional pre-Christmas spending boost to markets. Ivor
Hitachi buys live wire in ABB power deal

Hitachi buys live wire in ABB power deal

ABB will sell a majority stake in its Power Grids division to Japan's Hitachi and return the proceeds to shareholders, bowing to pressure from an activist investor to sell the business that makes transformers and converters. As Pascale Davies report
China sees a business in cloning man's best friend

China sees a business in cloning man's best friend

Juice is a one-foot tall canine wonder, having starred in dozens of Chinese film and television productions, and as he gets older and his illustrious career peaks, his master has one wish for the mutt - live on. Maybe forever.
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Winter weather and Croatian police stop migrants at EU frontier

Winter weather and Croatian police stop migrants at EU frontier

Harsh weather conditions and tight police border controls have stopped thousands of migrants from attempting to cross into Croatia at the European Union's Balkan frontier, leaving them stuck in impoverished Bosnia until spring.
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After rare misfire, Kremlin set to win regional vote

After rare misfire, Kremlin set to win regional vote

A Kremlin-backed candidate is set to become governor of the Primorsky region on Russia's Pacific coast after an election process in which the opposition had threatened the Kremlin's usually tight grip on power. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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Blast goes off near Greek TV station

Blast goes off near Greek TV station

A powerful blast smashed windows and wrecked offices at Greece’s SKAI TV in Athens on Monday in what officials called an attack on democracy.
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China's copycat art capital struggles to change

China's copycat art capital struggles to change

Dafen Village in southern China used to be ground zero for fake masterpieces. But with artists in India and Vietnam catching up fast, it's now trying out a new product: originals.
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North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions

North Korea warns they will return to 'exchanges of fire' after the U.S. stepped up sanctions last week. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also pays homage to his father.
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Faith healer accused of sexual abuse turns himself in

Faith healer accused of sexual abuse turns himself in

A Brazilian faith healer who was accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women has turned himself in a day after being officially ruled a fugitive.
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Dead Guatemalan girl wanted to help poor family

Dead Guatemalan girl wanted to help poor family

Amid calls for a thorough investigation into her death, family members of Jakelin Caal - the seven-year-old Guatemalan migrant who died after being detained by U.S. border agents - said Caal was looking forward to making it to the U.S. with her fathe
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Trump calls ex-lawyer Cohen a 'rat'

Trump calls ex-lawyer Cohen a 'rat'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday derided his former attorney Michael Cohen as a 'rat' for cooperating with federal investigators probing alleged hush-money payments Cohen made to silence women who claim they had sexual affairs with Trump.
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Hitting a wall: Shutdown looms over border funding

Hitting a wall: Shutdown looms over border funding

U.S. President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats appeared no closer to reaching a government budget deal by December 21 - with Trump still insisting Congress include $5 billion for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
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Obamacare ruling thrusts health debate into spotlight

Obamacare ruling thrusts health debate into spotlight

Republicans and Democrats found themselves forced to once again argue the merits and deficiencies of the 2010 Affordable Care Act after a U.S. federal judge ruled that Obamacare was unconstitutional.
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Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday.
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Week ahead: the Fed ...

Week ahead: the Fed ...

The US central bank is almost certain to raise rates at this week's meetings. But, as David Pollard reports, it's what it may say about future meetings that really matters to markets.
Australia "recognition" move criticized in Israel

Australia "recognition" move criticized in Israel

Israel indicates displeasure at an Australian decision to recognize West Jerusalem as the Israeli capital - with a confidant of Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting the announcement does not go far enough.
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Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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Body of Guatemalan child to be repatriated

Body of Guatemalan child to be repatriated

The Annunciation House refuge for migrants is calling for a thorough investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant, who died after being detained by U.S. border patrol agents.
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Brazilian app turns trash into cash

Brazilian app turns trash into cash

A new Brazilian trash disposal app called 'Cataki', which has been referred to by some as the 'Uber for trash', allows homes and business take out the trash as needed, while combating Brazil's poverty problem.
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France faces 'yellow vests' for a fifth week

France faces 'yellow vests' for a fifth week

France is experiencing yet another wave of discontent as riot police try to disperse groups with tear gas.
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Zinke to step down amid ethics probes

Zinke to step down amid ethics probes

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profi
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Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australia formally recognized West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy on Saturday.
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Flynn shouldn't have lied to FBI -- Mueller

Flynn shouldn't have lied to FBI -- Mueller

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn did not need to be warned against lying to the FBI and does not deserve sentencing leniency because he received no warning, U.S. prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.
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