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Nexstar to buy Tribune Media for $4.1 billion

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:40am
Nexstar Media Group Inc said on Monday it agreed to buy Chicago-based peer Tribune Media Company for about $4.1 billion in cash, making it the largest regional U.S. TV station operator.

Russia launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:36am
A Russian-made Soyuz rocket blasted a three-man crew into orbit on Monday, beginning the first manned voyage to the International Space Station since a mission in October was aborted in midair because of a rocket malfunction.

Stocks surge after China-U.S. trade truce, Wall Street set for jump

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:32am
A truce between U.S. and Chinese leaders on trade tariffs boosted global markets on Monday, fuelling an advance of nearly one percent by world stocks, setting up gains on Wall Street and pushing emerging-market currencies higher against the dollar.

Britain's MI6 spymaster cautions Russia: Do not meddle in the West

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:30am
The chief of Britain's foreign intelligence service warned the Kremlin on Monday not to underestimate the West after a brazen nerve agent attack on a retired double agent in England stoked fears about Russian covert activity abroad.

The future is tilting east toward China, British spymaster says

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:29am
The global balance is tilting toward China as the world's second largest economy gains significant capital, global clout and technological dominance, the chief of Britain's MI6 spy service said on Monday.

Yemen foes set to attend Sweden peace talks after coalition allows wounded evacuation

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:25am
Yemen's Houthi group is expected to travel to Sweden as early as Monday for peace talks after the Saudi-led coalition approved the evacuation of some of their wounded for treatment, paving the way for negotiations to end the nearly four-year-old war.

Trump tweets China to cut tax on U.S.-made cars, revs up auto stocks

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:16am
U.S. President Donald Trump said China had agreed to cut import tariffs on American-made cars, buoying shares in BMW and Daimler AG who manufacture in the United States for export to the world's biggest auto market.

China says U.S., China working toward removing all tariffs

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:16am
China's foreign ministry said on Monday that the Chinese and U.S. presidents instructed their economic teams to work toward removing all tariffs, following a meeting in Argentina where the two leaders agreed to a truce in their trade war.

Special Report: U.S. 'clean coal' program fails to deliver on smog cuts

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:12am
Champions of coal say the superabundant fossil fuel can be made environmentally friendlier by refining it with chemicals – a “clean coal” technology backed by a billion dollars in U.S. government tax subsidies annually.

U.S.-led aircraft hit Islamic State hostage killer in Syria-coalition

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:32am
U.S.-led war planes killed an Islamic State leader on Sunday in Syria responsible for executing hostages including an American, Washington's envoy to the coalition fighting the jihadist group said.

Shell sets carbon cutting targets after investor pressure

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:24am
Royal Dutch Shell caved in to growing investor pressure over climate change on Monday with plans to set short-term targets for reducing its carbon footprint.

World outlook darkens as factory activity slips, orders fall

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:24am
Global economic prospects appear gloomy as year-end approaches after factory activity and export orders weakened in November, prompting analysts to predict no quick rebound amid persistent global trade tensions.

Rapper Cardi B heads to court in New York over strip club fight

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:17am
Rapper Cardi B was due to appear in New York City criminal court on Monday facing charges of assault and reckless endangerment in connection with a fight at a strip club.

Trump says China to cut tariffs on U.S.-made autos after trade war truce

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:14am
China has agreed to "reduce and remove" tariffs below the 40 percent level that Beijing is currently charging on U.S.-made vehicles, U.S. President Donald Trump said, as a trade war truce between the two countries gathers pace, cheering markets.

Factbox: Contrasting Chinese, U.S. statements on trade war agreement

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:14am
China and the United States agreed on Saturday to a truce in their trade war following talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.

German government welcomes U.S.-China truce halting new tariffs for 90 days

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:14am
The German Economy Ministry on Monday welcomed a deal between the United States and China to halt additional tariffs and hold fresh talks to try to reach an agreement within 90 days.

U.N. envoy arrives in Sanaa to escort Houthis to Yemen peace talks

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:12am
U.N. special envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in Sanaa on Monday to escort Houthi negotiators to Sweden, where they are due to take part in U.N.-sponsored peace talks, a Reuters TV reporter said.

Macron to call on U.S. funds to build French start-ups, not steal them

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 4:22am
French President Emmanuel Macron will urge a visiting group of top Silicon Valley venture capitalists this week to invest in the nation's start-ups while calling on them not to "steal" the best creations, four sources told Reuters.

G20 sealed landmark deal on WTO reform by ducking 'taboo words'

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 6:35pm
Many delegates from the world's 20 largest economies arrived at a summit in Argentina this week determined to clinch an agreement to reform the global trade system, pushed to a breaking point by tensions between the United States and China.

China-U.S. trade truce dependent on U.S. sincerity: China Daily

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 6:35pm
The trade war truce agreed by China and the United States at the weekend could help them resolve their differences amicably, but lasting improvements in relations will depend on U.S. "sincerity", the official China Daily said on Monday.