CBS denies Moonves $120 million severance

CBS denies Moonves $120 million severance

CBS said on Monday that it had found cause to fire former CEO Les Moonves without severance as he heads out the door in disgrace. Jonah Green is on the story.
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El Salvador frees woman jailed under abortion law

El Salvador frees woman jailed under abortion law

A Salvadoran woman accused of the attempted murder of her newborn baby under the country's strict abortion laws after she was raped by her stepfather was freed on Monday after more than 18 months in jail.
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Flynn's ex-partner charged with lobbying for Turkey

Flynn's ex-partner charged with lobbying for Turkey

Bijan Rafiekian, an ex-business partner of former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, and a businessman with ties to Turkish government officials, have been charged with undisclosed lobbying aimed at the extradition of a Muslim cleric livin
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Clock ticks toward potential Friday shutdown

Clock ticks toward potential Friday shutdown

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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Wall Street tumbles

Wall Street tumbles

Three major indices slid more than two percent on concerns about slowing economic growth ahead of anticipated Federal Reserve rate hike this week.
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Russia further fortifies islands claimed by Japan

Russia further fortifies islands claimed by Japan

Moscow has announced it will build more military facilities on islands claimed by both Russia and Japan. But Japan's prime minister might visit Russia next month, and the fortifications will likely complicate efforts to formalize a World War Two peac
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Google to spend $1 bln on new campus in New York

Google to spend $1 bln on new campus in New York

Alphabet's Google is investing more than $1 billion on a new campus in New York, becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick America's financial capital.
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Boeing and Embraer approve their $4.2 bln joint venture

Boeing and Embraer approve their $4.2 bln joint venture

Boeing and Embraer approved the terms of their $4.2 billion joint venture, but the deal still needs a nod from the Brazilian government.
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North Korea commemorate Kim Jong Il on death anniversary

North Korea commemorate Kim Jong Il on death anniversary

North Koreans marked the seventh anniversary of the death of late leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un.
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Shoppers feel Brexit pinch as date set for parliament vote

Shoppers feel Brexit pinch as date set for parliament vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that she intended to re-schedule a delayed vote in parliament on her Brexit plan in the week starting on Jan. 14. As Pascale Davies reports, it comes as new data from Visa shows British consumer spend
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IMF: trade war may mean cut to global growth forecast

IMF: trade war may mean cut to global growth forecast

Trade frictions between China and the United States are already affecting business confidence and investment in Asia, a senior International Monetary Fund official said, warning that the fund could further cut its global growth forecasts in January.
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Nissan holds fire on replacing detained chief Ghosn

Nissan holds fire on replacing detained chief Ghosn

Nissan said on Monday it was establishing a special committee for improving governance, as well as an advisory committee to propose a replacement in the wake of the sacking of former chairman Carlos Ghosn over alleged financial misconduct. Julian Sa
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Chinese activists shave heads to protest 'persecution' of husbands

Chinese activists shave heads to protest 'persecution' of husbands

The wives of four of China’s most prominent rights lawyers and activists shaved their heads on Monday in protest over what they called the 'persecution' of their husbands by the government.
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Saudi Arabia chides U.S. Senate over Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia chides U.S. Senate over Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia criticised on Monday U.S Senate resolutions on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen, calling them "blatant interference." David Doyle reports.
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Google to spend $1 billion for New York campus

Google to spend $1 billion for New York campus

Alphabet Google is investing more than $1 billion on a new campus in New York, becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick America’s financial capital to expand and create thousands of jobs.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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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Wall Street tumbles on global economic worries

Wall Street tumbles on global economic worries

U.S. stocks fell on fears about global economic slowdown after weak data from China and Europe, with Johnson & Johnson plunging following Reuters story that said J&J knew about asbestos in Baby Powder for decades.
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J&J shares nosedive on baby powder worries

J&J shares nosedive on baby powder worries

Johnson & Johnson lost as much as $47 billion in market value Friday after Reuters reported the healthcare giant knew its baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos for decades.
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China to halt added tariffs on U.S.-made cars

China to halt added tariffs on U.S.-made cars

China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts starting in January.
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Yemen truce lets aid into lifeline Hodeidah port

Yemen truce lets aid into lifeline Hodeidah port

Yemenis in Hodeidah are daring to hope for some respite from the war, as aid floods into the crucial lifeline port. The country's warring parties have agreed a ceasefire in the city at U.N. talks in Sweden.
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'Of course' Trump knew payments were wrong: Cohen

'Of course' Trump knew payments were wrong: Cohen

U.S. President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday. Jonah Green has more.
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Ukrainian church prepares to cut Russian ties

Ukrainian church prepares to cut Russian ties

The Ukrainian security service has been raiding Orthodox Christian churches in the country, saying it suspects Russia-aligned clergy of spreading religious hatred. It comes before a council in Kiev on Saturday at which Ukrainian priests will establis
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Starbucks to offer coffee delivery

Starbucks to offer coffee delivery

Starbucks is partnering with UberEats for delivery from about 3,500 U.S. stores and is nearly doubling its outlets in China over the next four years, but forecast that same-store sales would remain steady, sending shares down 3 percent.
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Louis Vuitton makes surprise bid on luxury hotels

Louis Vuitton makes surprise bid on luxury hotels

LVMH has agreed to buy the Belmond luxury hotel chain, marking a big expansion of a previously niche hotels business for the Louis Vuitton parent. Julian Satterthwaite and Lisa Jucca reports.
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Company walks fine line to revive Colombia emerald mine

Company walks fine line to revive Colombia emerald mine

A tiny company is trying to breathe new life into a fabled, four-century-old Colombian emerald mine without triggering unrest among wary locals who fear being shut out of the tunnels where they hunt for gems and make a meagre living.
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