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China, US to sign phase one trade agreement next week

China, US to sign phase one trade agreement next week

Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing's chief envoy in talks with Washington over their tariff war, had been expected to attend the signing but the Commerce Ministry's statement was the first official confir...

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Gold and oil prices surge as United States and Iran swap threats

Gold and oil prices surge as United States and Iran swap threats

In commodity markets, global benchmark Brent crude futures shot back above $70 per dollar to their highest level since mid-September in the initial hours after Iran's strikes. West Texas Intermedi...

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Strike by millions of Indian workers over Modi privatization plans

Strike by millions of Indian workers over Modi privatization plans

Banking services such as cash withdrawal were impacted in some public sector lenders while rail and road traffic was hit in Assam, West Bengal and Left-ruled Kerala as 10 major trade unions went on a...

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Ghosn Lawyers in Japan Refuse to Comply with Seizure Warrant

Ghosn Lawyers in Japan Refuse to Comply with Seizure Warrant

Since April 2019, Ghosn has been under house arrest in Japan on accusations of financial crimes. The 65-year-old fled Japan last month where he was awaiting trial on charges of under-reporting ear...

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Oil and gold spike on Trump and Iran tension escalation

Oil prices fell nearly 1 per cent on Tuesday, surrendering some recent gains as investors reconsidered the likelihood of immediate supply disruptions in the Middle East after the United States killed...

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Hackers 'demand $3m ransom' from Travelex after cyberattack

The ransom demanded is $3 million, and the week deadline is probably expiring today, given that the company was infected on December 31. Travelex says it is working with police and has deployed te...

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Netgear Teases Better 5G Hotspot, Probably for AT&T

Netgear Teases Better 5G Hotspot, Probably for AT&T

The battery is created to be removable - this helps in cases where the unit is wall-powered (as is the situation when the M5 is used for in-home broadband). Netgear's mobile broadband product stack ha...

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Ikea Settles for $46M in Toddler's Death

Ikea Settles for $46M in Toddler's Death

As part of the settlement, Ikea will meet with representatives of Parents Against Tip-overs, an advocacy organization fighting for mandatory stability standards for dressers, according to a statement...

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Oil falls after surging to thee-month high on US-Iran clash

Oil falls after surging to thee-month high on US-Iran clash

The mood calmed a little as the session passed with no new aggression. But with Iran still mired with internal troubles after a stampede at Soleimani's funeral that killed dozens of people, and lead...

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France and European Union ready to respond to United States threat of new tariffs

France and European Union ready to respond to United States threat of new tariffs

In addition to the digital tax, Hogan will discuss with his USA counterpart the reform of the World Trade Organisation, seriously damaged after its Appellate Body ceased to function following the U.S....

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Oil rises above $70 amid US, Iran face-off

Oil rises above $70 amid US, Iran face-off

Soleimani, 62, headed Iran's elite Quds Force, and was tasked with protecting and boosting Iran's influence in the Middle East. Large crowds already turned out for a funeral procession in Tehran. Th...

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Hyundai And Uber Made A Flying Electric Taxi

Hyundai And Uber Made A Flying Electric Taxi

USA ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc UBER.N and South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor 005380.KS have teamed up to develop electric air taxis, joining the global race to make small self-flying...

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Dairy giant Borden hits bankruptcy as milk substitutes bleed industry

Dairy giant Borden hits bankruptcy as milk substitutes bleed industry

Over the past 163 years, we have earned the distinction of being one of the most well-recognized and reputable national brands. "In parallel, since the turn of the century, the number of US dairy farm...

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Rumour: Fisker Ocean electric SUV coming to India

Rumour: Fisker Ocean electric SUV coming to India

In common with just about every recent EV that isn't a Tesla , there's a DC fast charging system with Electrify America for those long road trips that everyone cites as a reason they can't have an ...

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Greggs adds vegan steak bake to meatless range

Greggs adds vegan steak bake to meatless range

The rollout, which was lingered on social media, comes a year after it launched its vegan sausage roll, which it said was undoubtedly one of its quickest selling products for the last six years. The b...

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Trump warns Iran of 'major retaliation,' threatens sanctions on Iraq

Trump warns Iran of 'major retaliation,' threatens sanctions on Iraq

Instead, it basked in a surge of nationalist sentiment and anger at home. The tweet did further damage by saying the USA would take action that is disproportionate to any action by Iran , which...

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New battery said to power a smartphone for five days

New battery said to power a smartphone for five days

From smartphones to electric cars, solar grids to most of the connected devices, nearly all the gadgets available around us are dependent on battery one way or another. For this goal, the research tea...

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Annual Charts Determine the Safest and Most Punctual Airlines

Annual Charts Determine the Safest and Most Punctual Airlines

The editors of the website noted the reason Qantas took out the top position was due to 'truly unbelievable record of firsts in operations and safety and is now accepted as the industry's most exper...

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Lok Sabha, Civic Body Polls Indicate BJP Win In Delhi: Amit Shah

Lok Sabha, Civic Body Polls Indicate BJP Win In Delhi: Amit Shah

He also distributed literature on the subject and urged them to go through it. Accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of "wasting" public money on advertisements and misleading people, BJP presid...

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Tesla successfully delivered 367,500 vehicles in 2019

Tesla successfully delivered 367,500 vehicles in 2019

Tesla confirmed that it delivered its first 15 Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 sedans Monday, to Tesla employees. Tesla previously announced that it expected to deliver 360,000 to 400,000 units worldwide...

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Tullow Oil reveals discovery of higher quality crude oil offshore Guyana

Tullow Oil reveals discovery of higher quality crude oil offshore Guyana

In November 2019, Tullow Oil had raised doubts about the commercialization of two other discoveries offshore Guyana, which were found to contain heavy oil. The exploration and production company sai...

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Tim Cook’s Salary in 2019 was $125 Million; Lower than in 2018

Tim Cook’s Salary in 2019 was $125 Million; Lower than in 2018

In addition to his salary, Mr. Cook has seen more than $ 113 million worth of Apple shares become registered as part of his long-term compensation as head of the company, according to the filing . Th...

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UK Transport Minister set to end Northern Rail franchise over

UK Transport Minister set to end Northern Rail franchise over "appalling" performance

Customer dissatisfaction has been rapidly growing since summer 2018 and the Transport Secretary alluded that the train operator will lose its franchise if their service does not improve. "Today's anno...

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Petrol price up 10 paise, diesel by 15 paise

Petrol price up 10 paise, diesel by 15 paise

The oil markets will reopen on Monday after the weekend break. The Soleimani assassination "represents a significant increase in geopolitical risks and could lead to a direct US-Iran confrontation...

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Trump steps up rhetoric against Iran, threatens Iraq sanctions

In a tweet, New York Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez responded to Trump's threats to hit Iran "fast and hard", after claiming the United States had 52 Iranian sites, some of cultural heritage, in it...

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The moment a wheel falls off a plane in Canada

The moment a wheel falls off a plane in Canada

The Dash 8-300 aircraft is operated by Jazz Aviation, an Air Canada regional partner. The aircraft was forced to circle repeatedly for two hours after the incident in an attempt to burn fuel befor...

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US Fed minutes show officials agree rates unchanged 'for a time'

US Fed minutes show officials agree rates unchanged 'for a time'

The minutes of the December meeting, released on Friday, showed that the Fed officials preferred to keep rates within a range of 1.5% to 1.75% to protect the United States economy against slow globa...

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Consumer advocates warn against abbreviating the year 2020

Consumer advocates warn against abbreviating the year 2020

The date could be changed to something in the past or even the future. Post-dating could leave you open to scammers as well. Legal documents including income tax forms. For example: A scammer co...

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Japan 'Tuna King' buys new year catch for B54m

Japan 'Tuna King' buys new year catch for B54m

A celebrated Japanese sushi businessman, nicknamed "Tuna King", paid US$1.8 million (RM7.38 million) for a giant tuna at New Year's auction at Tokyo's main fish market today. President of the chain ...

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OCS to hold briefing about new products coming to stores next week

OCS to hold briefing about new products coming to stores next week

The new rollout is set to only feature a "limited supply" of the products, according to NEWSTALK1010. The Ontario Cannabis Store announced on Friday that edibles - including beverages - will be av...

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New Year Brings New Troubles For Gambling Operators In The UK

New Year Brings New Troubles For Gambling Operators In The UK

VIP status has been a factor in seven out of ten fines handed out by the commission to firms for failures to prevent problem gambling. A Gambling Commission spokesman said it was already taking acti...

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Report ranks WestJet most punctual airline in Canada, Air Canada 20th worldwide

Report ranks WestJet most punctual airline in Canada, Air Canada 20th worldwide

Close behind, in second place, is Japan-based Nippon Airlines, with 86.26%. And the Calgary-based carrier placed sixth among airlines in North America past year, OAG said in its annual report exam...

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Next boosts forecasts after Christmas sales beat expectations

Next boosts forecasts after Christmas sales beat expectations

As a result of the improved performance, the company upped its full-year profit guidance to £727mln from previous forecasts of £725mln, representing year-on-year growth of 0.6%, while sales for the ye...

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Aston Martin has a new rearview mirror with three video feeds

Aston Martin has a new rearview mirror with three video feeds

Now, Aston Martin is joining those brands; the vehicle brand will demonstrate its new hybrid rear-view mirror cameras next week at Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) which will take place in Las Vegas....

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Rockets target Baghdad's Green Zone, base housing USA troops

Rockets target Baghdad's Green Zone, base housing USA troops

The crowds headed south to a point near the Green Zone, the high-security district home to government offices and foreign embassies, including America's. Abuhamzeh, the Revolutionary Guards commander ...

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