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U.S.-Canada trade talks conclude: Canadian official

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 2:02pm
U.S. and Canadian officials have concluded a days-long round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, a Canadian official said on Friday.

Bruised bankers seek consolation prizes after shelved Aramco IPO

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:21am
Investment banks which lost out on big payouts for the work on the shelved listing of oil giant Aramco are lining up for a raft of other projects as Saudi Arabia pursues reforms.

EU warns against Serbia-Kosovo land swap idea

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:19am
Germany warned on Friday that redrawing Serbia's border with Kosovo would fan ethnic tensions, while other EU states seeking peace in the Balkans rejected land swaps as too dangerous.

Exclusive: Chief U.S. spy catcher says China using LinkedIn to recruit Americans

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:16am
The United States' top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down.

Abortion looms over Senate fight on Supreme Court nominee

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:12am
When a U.S. appeals court last week rejected an Alabama abortion law, one of the court's judges bemoaned having to base the decision on Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, calling it an "aberration of constitutional law."

Washington comes together for McCain, with one exception

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:07am
When Washington's political leaders gather in the U.S. Capitol on Friday to commemorate the late Senator John McCain, President Donald Trump will travel to one of his private golf clubs for a campaign fundraiser.

Iran rejects French call for further negotiations

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:01am
Iran's foreign ministry on Friday dismissed a French call for more negotiations with Tehran over the international nuclear accord and said some of France's partners are "bullying and excessive," a seeming reference to the United States.

Coca-Cola takes plunge into coffee with $5.1 billion Costa deal

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 4:32am
Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy coffee chain Costa for $5.1 billion including debt to extend its push into healthier drinks and take on the likes of Starbucks and Nestle in the booming global coffee market.

Exclusive: Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 3:21am
Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi'ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said.

Catholic bishops in Australia reject compulsory abuse reporting, defying new laws

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 3:18am
The Catholic church in Australia said on Friday it would oppose laws forcing priests to report child abuse when they learn about it in the confessional, setting the stage for a showdown between the country's biggest religion and the government.

Cambodian court jails Australian filmmaker for six years for espionage

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 3:18am
A Cambodian court jailed an Australian filmmaker for six years on Friday after finding him guilty of espionage for flying a drone over an opposition party rally.

U.N. calls on China to free Uighurs from alleged re-education camps

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 2:55am
United Nations' human rights experts voiced alarm on Thursday over alleged Chinese political re-education camps for Muslim Uighurs and they called for the immediate release of those detained on the "pretext of countering terrorism".

Predicting Trump: Chinese turn to fortune tellers to divine trade war

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 1:12am
As analysts crunch trade data and political commentators dissect official statements for signs of how the Sino-American trade war will develop, some ordinary Chinese are using different sources to predict U.S. President Donald Trump's next moves: fortune tellers.

Exclusive: Third Point seeks to tap Campbell Soup board challengers - sources

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:20am
Activist investor Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC is speaking to consumer industry executives as it seeks to fill a slate of nominees to challenge Campbell Soup Co's board of directors, according to people familiar with the matter.

U.S., Canada make late-night push for NAFTA; no deal yet

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:00am
Top NAFTA negotiators from Canada and the United States wrapped up a third day of two-way talks on Thursday, agreeing to meet the next day to resolve final differences before a deadline, with Mexican counterparts on standby to rejoin negotiations.

Trump vows to fight censorship of conservatives by social media firms

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:00am
President Donald Trump told a campaign-style rally in Indiana on Thursday that his administration is standing up for free-speech rights, warning that large social media companies could not be allowed to "control what we can and cannot see."

Canadian trade minister says need 'right deal, not any deal' on NAFTA

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:48pm
Canada's trade minister said on Friday that Canada, the United States and Mexico are working to "get the right deal, not any deal" on a revamped North American trade pact, and there were risks to all if no agreement could be reached.

Trump threatens to 'get involved' unless FBI, Justice Department 'start doing their job'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:50pm
U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking to a raucous, campaign-style rally in Indiana, warned on Thursday that the Justice Department and the FBI must "start doing their job and doing it right" or "I will get involved."

Exclusive: Fake photos in Myanmar army's 'True News' book on the Rohingya crisis

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:23pm
The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar's army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding a farming tool. "Bengalis killed local ethnics brutally", reads the caption.

Apple buys startup focused on lenses for AR glasses

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:18pm
(The story has been refiled to correct spelling of Microsoft HoloLens in final paragraph.)