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Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash

Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash

Chan bowed and apologised to Ms Poon's family and the public as he left the prison in Hong Kong's rural Sai Kung district after serving 29 months for money-laundering offences. The Hong Kong gover...

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Skoda Octavia leaked via online configurator

Skoda Octavia leaked via online configurator

Like its smaller sibling, the 2020 Octavia should be one of the first VW Group models with the ability to update itself over the air, while it is also likely to offer wireless support for Android Auto...

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Uber partners with DMRC to offer public transport on app

Uber partners with DMRC to offer public transport on app

The transport mode, rolling out today for users in Delhi, will only show information regarding schedules, fastest and cheapest routes. The launch, which aims to plug the last-mile connectivity gap i...

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SAP's Bill McDermott named new ServiceNow CEO

SAP's Bill McDermott named new ServiceNow CEO

In an interview to CNBC , Parker said the change was unrelated to the Oregon Project or any other issues. On the marketing side, he's overseen the company's recent push into values-defining cultu...

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New Honda Fit debuts in Tokyo with a hybrid option

New Honda Fit debuts in Tokyo with a hybrid option

The 2020 Honda Jazz Crosstar can be thought of as Japan's alternative for the Honda WR-V. Honda UK sales boss Phil Webb said the maker will launch a campaign to help educate on the hybrid J...

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Qantas Completes 19-Hour Test Flight Between New York and Sydney

Qantas Completes 19-Hour Test Flight Between New York and Sydney

On-board tests included monitoring pilot brain waves, melatonin levels and alertness as well as exercise classes for passengers and analysis of the impact of crossing so many time zones on people's bo...

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China seeks $2.4 billion in penalties against U.S. at WTO

China seeks $2.4 billion in penalties against U.S. at WTO

A document published Monday showed China has called for the matter to be considered by the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body next Monday. USA officials could challenge the sanction amount, which could...

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SoftBank readies $9.5bn WeWork rescue package

Japan-based SoftBank is ready to buy a controlling stake in WeWork , providing the shared office space startup desperately needed funding at a slashed valuation, a source told AFP on Monday. Neumann ...

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US, China trade deal doesn't have to be signed in November: Ross

US, China trade deal doesn't have to be signed in November: Ross

Trump said Monday the Chinese "have started the buying". Trump says he hopes to sign a China deal at the Chile APEC summit. "We have made very clear to Boris Johnson and to the others there that...

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Emergency as United Kingdom flight diverted after cabin crew lose consciousness

Emergency as United Kingdom flight diverted after cabin crew lose consciousness

An American Airlines flight from London to Philadelphia has been diverted to Dublin following reports of a "chemical spill" on board. "It was spilled and for some reason the container itself was lef...

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UAW Workers Set To Vote On GM Contract Offer

UAW Workers Set To Vote On GM Contract Offer

Nationwide results are expected to be tallied and announced at some point after 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Autoworkers are continuing the strike as rank-and-file members vote on ratifying the tentat...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks rise with earnings in focus

Canada's main stock index headed higher in late-morning trading, helped by gains the key financial and industrials sectors, while US stock markets also climbed higher. Halliburton Co HAL.N shares gain...

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British House of Commons Speaker denies Boris Johnson's Brexit deal vote

British House of Commons Speaker denies Boris Johnson's Brexit deal vote

Johnson's foes are now forging new alliances and trying to attach amendments that could either force him to push for closer trade ties with the European Union - or abandon the deal and accept a thi...

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HBC board agrees to sweetened privatization bid by Baker-led shareholder group

HBC board agrees to sweetened privatization bid by Baker-led shareholder group

That committee is now urging the remaining shareholders to approve this new deal, which is a 9% improvement over that initial offer. In addition to Baker, HBC's governor and executive chairman, th...

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Explainer: What happens next after UK PM Johnson writes Brexit delay letter?

But Johnson's government is sticking to its script. With British politicians squabbling over the U.K.'s departure from the EU, Johnson was forced by parliament to ask for a three-month delay to ...

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Boris Johnson battles to save Brexit deal

Boris Johnson battles to save Brexit deal

Having failed to get his new Brexit deal approved by Parliament on Saturday, Johnson was legally obliged to request the extension. And finally, a personal letter from Johnson to all European Union ...

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United Kingdom government adamant on Brexit deadline, despite another delay request

But Johnson's government is sticking to its script. As required by law, Johnson sent a letter to the EU Saturday seeking a delay to Britain's impending October 31 departure. However, senior figures ...

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Supersized Crude Build Sends Oil Prices Down — API

Supersized Crude Build Sends Oil Prices Down — API

A downward revision in global growth forecast by the International Monetary Fund, uncertainty about Brexit and U.S. Oil prices were stable on Friday ahead of data that analysts say could show Chi...

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NASA paid SpaceX $5 million for employee safety review

NASA paid SpaceX $5 million for employee safety review

NASA forked out $5 million to SpaceX to help the company do a mandatory investigation of employees after CEO Elon Musk smoked weed on comedian Joe Rogan's podcast past year, according to a media ...

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Judge summons drug company CEOs to court to discuss opioid settlement

Judge summons drug company CEOs to court to discuss opioid settlement

The negotiations are being led by the attorneys general for Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, one person said. The three drug distributors and Teva are defendants in the first trial...

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In talks with some US telecoms to licence 5G technology: Huawei executive

In talks with some US telecoms to licence 5G technology: Huawei executive

A recent EXCLUSIVE story says Huawei is in early negotiations with United States firms to license its 5G business to them. In May, Huawei, the world's largest telecoms equipment provider, was placed...

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Boris Johnson asks for Brexit extension after Parliament forces his hand

Boris Johnson asks for Brexit extension after Parliament forces his hand

For hours, British lawmakers issued both ringing endorsements and scathing condemnations of Johnson's Brexit deal, only to kick any decision on it down the road by passing an amendment withholding...

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Tiny Toyota Ultra-Compact BEV is a production-ready electric city auto

Tiny Toyota Ultra-Compact BEV is a production-ready electric city auto

The Ultra-compact BEV is said to be well suited to meet the requirements of municipalities working to ensure safe and eco-friendly transportation. This tiny , two-seater tyke of a vehicle is aimed at...

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Johnson & Johnson recall 33000 bottles of baby powder after asbestos found

Johnson & Johnson recall 33000 bottles of baby powder after asbestos found

It said it was working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine the integrity of the test and the validity of the results finding asbestos, including whether the product was counterf...

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Sausage pulled from shelves due to possible contamination

Sausage pulled from shelves due to possible contamination

These products were initially separated for disposal at a third-party cold storage facility but were accidentally shipped from the storage facility into commerce. The symptoms usually go away within f...

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Legal cloud over UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit letters

Legal cloud over UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit letters

Britain's parliament is poised for another feverish week after MPs on Saturday stopped Prime Minister Boris Johnson putting forward a "meaningful vote" on his Brexit deal until he publishes it a...

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U.K. Parliament meets for Brexit deal vote in rare Saturday session

U.K. Parliament meets for Brexit deal vote in rare Saturday session

Under U.K. law, Johnson is required to either get his deal approved today or seek an extension from the European Union to that end-of-October date, but Johnson vowed to forge ahead. "It now looks un...

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General Motors strike to continue until union votes on proposed contract

General Motors strike to continue until union votes on proposed contract

The national strike officially started at 11:59 p.m., September 15. Local units have started scheduling education sessions on the new contract and ratification vote times, many of which take place n...

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Sainsbury's ban sale of fireworks in all stores across Portsmouth area

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's are the first major United Kingdom retailer to stop selling fireworks due to concerns over safety. Now it is against the law to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am e...

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China yet to confirm its stands on Phase one deal

China yet to confirm its stands on Phase one deal

Anticipation that Chinese buyers would return to the USA market to make big purchases in the wake of the deal drove benchmark US soy prices last Friday to their highest levels since the start of the ...

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Renault shares plunge as profit warning deepens its problems

Renault shares plunge as profit warning deepens its problems

The company's business in Turkey and Argentina has caused concern in recent months. Peugeot-maker PSA is due to release its sales update next week, as will luxury carmaker Daimler, while Renault wil...

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Nearly 75% of German Residents Say They Won’t Use Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin

Nearly 75% of German Residents Say They Won’t Use Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin

But it warns of the potential for money laundering, terrorist financing and other forms of illicit activity as well as data theft. The current report on stablecoins notes that they have the utilit...

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Woman Takes Selfie Hanging Over Cruise Ship Railing, Gets Lifetime Ban

Woman Takes Selfie Hanging Over Cruise Ship Railing, Gets Lifetime Ban

In January, a cruise passenger on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Nassau in the Bahamas jumped from the 11th-floor balcony and was ordered by ship security to pack up his things and leav...

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Longest non-stop flight takes off this weekend

Longest non-stop flight takes off this weekend

The airline transported 50 people more than 16,200 kilometers (10,066 miles), departing New York's John F Kennedy Airport at 9 pm on October 18 and landing in Sydney at 7.42 am on October 20. Qant...

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Chick-fil-A closing first England location just days after opening

Chick-fil-A closing first England location just days after opening

Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October. It faced a boycott in the USA after its CEO made ...

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