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    Wall Street set to fall at open on global growth fears


    U.S. stocks were set to drop sharply at the open on Friday as weak economic data from China and Europe exacerbated global growth fears and added to nerves over the U.S.-China trade talks. ...

    U.S. stocks were set to drop sharply at the open on Friday as weak economic data from China and Europe exacerbated global growth fears and added to nerves over the U.S.-China trade talks.

    U.S. core retail sales accelerate in November


    U.S. consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the economy. ...

    U.S. consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the economy.

    Apple to push software update in China as Qualcomm case threatens sales ban


    Apple Inc, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues. ...

    Apple Inc, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues.

    UK PM May remonstrates with EU as her Brexit plea is cast as humiliation


    British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win legally binding assurances from the EU on her deal to quit the bloc was cast as a humiliation by opponents on Friday after she exasperated other leaders with a stilted defense of Brexit. ...

    British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win legally binding assurances from the EU on her deal to quit the bloc was cast as a humiliation by opponents on Friday after she exasperated other leaders with a stilted defense of Brexit.

    Germany's Altmaier sees no disorderly Brexit, hopeful on U.S. trade ties


    Germany's economy minister does not expect a disorderly Brexit and believes the danger of a major trade conflict between the European Union and the United States is not yet over but has also not grown, he told Reuters on Friday. ...

    Germany's economy minister does not expect a disorderly Brexit and believes the danger of a major trade conflict between the European Union and the United States is not yet over but has also not grown, he told Reuters on Friday.

    Exclusive: France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn - sources


    The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, as some board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office after his indictment in Japan for suspected misconduct, several sources told Reuters. ...

    The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, as some board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office after his indictment in Japan for suspected misconduct, several sources told Reuters.

    French police prepare for fifth wave of yellow vest protests


    France will deploy tens of thousands of police nationwide and around 8,000 in Paris on Saturday to handle a fifth weekend of 'yellow vest' protests, although the movement appears to be losing steam after concessions by President Emmanuel Macron. ...

    France will deploy tens of thousands of police nationwide and around 8,000 in Paris on Saturday to handle a fifth weekend of 'yellow vest' protests, although the movement appears to be losing steam after concessions by President Emmanuel Macron.

    Police probe wave of hoax bitcoin bomb threats in U.S., Canada


    U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were probing a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand a day earlier. ...

    U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were probing a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand a day earlier.

    Weak economic data send world stocks tumbling


    Stocks worldwide tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe fanned concerns of a global economic slowdown and left investors fretting over the wider impact of a still-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute. ...

    Stocks worldwide tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe fanned concerns of a global economic slowdown and left investors fretting over the wider impact of a still-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute.

    Security, free speech in focus as Seoul braces for possible visit from North Korea's Kim


    Speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Seoul for the first time has sparked debate in South Korea over how to allow citizens to express often strongly held views while preventing any international incidents. ...

    Speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Seoul for the first time has sparked debate in South Korea over how to allow citizens to express often strongly held views while preventing any international incidents.

    Nissan says Ghosn representatives took documents from Rio apartment


    Nissan said on Friday that representatives of ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn had retrieved documents from a disputed corporate apartment in Rio de Janeiro which it had allowed them to enter following a Brazilian court ruling. ...

    Nissan said on Friday that representatives of ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn had retrieved documents from a disputed corporate apartment in Rio de Janeiro which it had allowed them to enter following a Brazilian court ruling.

    Renault board did not consider replacing Ghosn: interim chairman


    Renault's board did not consider replacing Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn when it met on Thursday, interim chairman Philippe Lagayette said in a statement issued by the carmaker. ...

    Renault's board did not consider replacing Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn when it met on Thursday, interim chairman Philippe Lagayette said in a statement issued by the carmaker.

    U.S., South Korea can't agree on sharing the bill after Trump's criticism


    The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops, an official said on Friday, as the U.S. military warned Korean workers they might be put on leave if no deal is reached. ...

    The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops, an official said on Friday, as the U.S. military warned Korean workers they might be put on leave if no deal is reached.

    Main suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gun battle with police: officials


    The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said. ...

    The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said.

    Trump meets Christie as some advisers urge Kushner for chief of staff: sources


    President Donald Trump on Thursday met with former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and considered him a top contender for the job of White House chief of staff, a position some advisers urged him to give to senior aide Jared Kushner, sources said. ...

    President Donald Trump on Thursday met with former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and considered him a top contender for the job of White House chief of staff, a position some advisers urged him to give to senior aide Jared Kushner, sources said.

    EU leaders arrive for second day of summit dominated by Brexit


    European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for a second day of day of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others. ...

    European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for a second day of day of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others.

    Britain's May meets French president Macron in Brussels


    British Prime Minister Theresa May was meeting French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday at an EU summit where her request for assurances to calm a parliamentary rebellion at home were met with a demand for concrete proposals. ...

    British Prime Minister Theresa May was meeting French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday at an EU summit where her request for assurances to calm a parliamentary rebellion at home were met with a demand for concrete proposals.

    U.S. recession risks jump, Fed rate hike expectations slump - Reuters poll


    The risk of a U.S. recession in the next two years has risen to 40 percent, according to a Reuters poll of economists who also found a significant shift in expectations toward fewer Federal Reserve interest rate rises next year. ...

    The risk of a U.S. recession in the next two years has risen to 40 percent, according to a Reuters poll of economists who also found a significant shift in expectations toward fewer Federal Reserve interest rate rises next year.

    U.S. to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton


    The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding Chinese and Russian economic and political influence in Africa, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday, calling business practices of the two nations "corrupt" and...

    The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding Chinese and Russian economic and political influence in Africa, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday, calling business practices of the two nations "corrupt" and "predatory."