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    "The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Muslim minority, drawing swift condemnation from Beijing."

    "A U.S. judge on Tuesday disqualified James Cole, a Washington lawyer for China's Huawei, from defending the telecommunications equipment maker against charges of bank fraud and sanctions violations."

    "Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that recent tests showed that Johnson's Baby Powder was free of asbestos, after U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigations reported trace amounts of the material in the product earlier this year."

    "China's restaurants feel the heat as pork supplies plunge following a deadly disease that ravaged its huge hog herd, leaving the world’s top consumer of the meat short of about a quarter of its usual supplies"

    "United Airlines Holdings Inc announced on Tuesday an order for 50 Airbus SE A321XLR jets to fly between the U.S East Coast and Europe, becoming the latest U.S. airline to ink a deal for the European planemaker's new passenger jet."

    "President Donald Trump's comments that a trade deal with China might have to wait until late 2020 raised fresh doubts on when the dispute might end, while a U.S. House bill targeting camps for Muslims in Xinjiang drew Beijing's ire"

    "U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday the Trump administration has not ruled out imposing tariffs on imported autos, after letting a review period end in November with no action."

    "A South Korean court on Wednesday upheld a record $873 million fine against U.S. chip giant Qualcomm for unfair business practices related to patent licensing and modem chip sales, rejecting the company's appeal against the penalty."

    "North Korea's Kim Jong Un sends defiant signals with new horse ride, rare party meeting"

    "South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social pressures artists face."

    "Postal Savings Bank of China <> said investors had opted out of paying for 3% of shares on offer in its Shanghai listing - a rare development that underscores growing concerns over problems in China's banking system."

    "Hong Kong police re-entered the campus of a university it besieged for more than 10 days last month, gathering newly discovered chemicals and petrol bombs hoarded by anti-government protesters in the Chinese-ruled city"

    "Capital investment by Chinese firms has ground to its slowest pace in three years, as a weakening economy, tight credit and prolonged trade war with the United States dent sales growth and cash reserves, a Reuters analysis showed."

    "The institutional tranche of Saudi Aramco's planned initial public offering (IPO) has been almost three times oversubscribed, receiving orders worth 189.04 billion riyals ($50.4 billion), financial advisers for the IPO said on Tuesday."

    "Hyundai Motor plans to invest about 61.1 trillion won ($51.81 billion) between 2020 and 2025, about one-third of the expenditure focused on electric and autonomous vehicles, the company said on Wednesday."

    "South Korean actor Cha In-ha found dead in latest K-pop tragedy How a series of scandals, public personal breakdowns and untimely celebrity deaths in 2019 has drawn attention to the darker side of the K-pop industry"

    "Alphabet Inc's new chief executive, Sundar Pichai, will have the hot seat all to himself as regulators around the world investigate the company, U.S. politicians demand that it be broken up, and President Donald Trump accuses it of aiding his rivals."

    "China's restaurants feel the heat as pork supplies plunge: With pork by far the most popular meat in China, food inflation is running at its highest in almost eight years, surprising both seasoned economists and restaurateurs"

    "Wall Street's poor start to December has some investors bracing for a choppy end-of-year as fears about the U.S.-China trade war resurface."

    "The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed legislation on Tuesday that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority."

    "Oil gained on Wednesday ahead of meetings this week where OPEC and its allies are expected to extend production curbs to support the market, while industry data showing that U.S. crude stockpiles fell more than expected helped to lift prices."

    "Investors cheered Spanish group Repsol's pledge to slash net carbon emissions to zero by mid-century, saying they hope it will pile pressure on rival oil and gas companies to follow suit in the fight against climate change."

    "National Australia Bank lowered its 2020 forecast for Australia's benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, citing sluggish economic growth and a lack of fiscal support, making it the last of the country's big four banks to turn dovish."

    "Growth in Russia's service sector remained strong in November, despite easing slightly from a one-year high reached in October, supported by a rise in new orders, a survey showed on Wednesday."

    "Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the release of any unarmed and innocent people who were detained during protests against gasoline price hikes, after two weeks of violent clashes."

    "Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will officially launch its Switch gaming console in mainland China on Dec. 10 priced 2,099 yuan ($298) with local partner Tencent Holdings Ltd."

    "South Korea's K-pop culture is one of the country's most lucrative soft power exports and has drawn a massive audience of young people internationally, especially in other Asian markets."

    "NATO leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle disagreements over spending, future threats including China, and Turkey's role in the alliance."

    "Safety fears in Hong Kong have prompted firms to shift arbitration hearings out of the Chinese-ruled city, industry sources said, another sign that pro-democracy protests are denting its appeal as an international business hub."

    "The United States and China are moving closer to agreeing on the amount of tariffs to be rolled back in a phase-one trade deal, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources."

    "Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency, on Wednesday in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said."

    "U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Tuesday rejected any deadlines on a trade deal with China and launched a fresh attack on telecoms giant Huawei, further dimming hopes for an end to a 17-month trade war that has slowed global growth."

    "French business activity expanded at a slower pace in November from October, a survey showed on Wednesday, as customer demand softened among services firms in the euro zone's second-biggest economy."

    "A petition calling for a referendum on the possible privatization of French airports operator ADP has attracted more than one million signatures, still far off the threshold needed to trigger a vote but piling pressure on the government's plans."

    "Tesla Inc said on Wednesday its Model X SUV has been awarded a five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) in tests that are standards for Europe."

    "Russia has accused Washington of deliberately delaying the issuing of visas for Russian officials traveling to the United States, something it said could further damage already strained relations."

    "South Korean battery maker SK Innovation has signed a six-year deal to buy up to 30,000 tonnes of cobalt from miner Glencore, allowing it produce batteries for 3 million electric vehicles."

    "A panel exploring how Alberta can get a better deal in Canada held its first town hall meeting in Edmonton, health care workers are arguing against the UCP's plan to cut thousands of medical jobs, TMX construction is officially underway and more: These are your Wednesday morning headlines with Stacey and Rob."

    "Britain's services sector shrank in November to mark three months without growth for the main driver of the economy, a survey showed on Wednesday as uncertainty over Brexit and an imminent national election weighed."

    "Activity in China's services sector accelerated to a seven-month high in November, as new business, especially new export business, picked up, a private survey showed on Wednesday."

    "In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau faced a pivotal choice in its plan to digitize the nation’s once-a-decade population count: build a system for collecting and processing data in-house, or buy one from an outside contractor."

    "Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk was due to resume testifying in his own defense on Wednesday at the trial for a defamation lawsuit filed by a British diver whom the Silicon Valley billionaire called "pedo guy" on Twitter."

    "Australian police said on Wednesday they believe they have found the remains of a woman missing in the country's remote outback for weeks."

    "U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has carried the idea of a wealth tax onto the center stage of American politics, but the roots were planted far away, in a young French economist's work unraveling the flow of money through global tax havens."

    "OPEC is gearing up to deepen production cuts later this week but still needs to agree with allies such as Russia over details of a deal to support oil prices and head off a looming oil glut next year."

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