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    "Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa https://reut.rs/353x6W9"

    "Asian stocks edged up on Monday, catching some of Wall Street's momentum after surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data although regional gains were capped by concerns about China's economy due to the prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war."

    "New Zealand volcano spews ash plume thousands of feet into the air, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying tourists are among several people unaccounted for as emergency services mount a rescue operation https://reut.rs/2YtxieK"

    "Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a "generally peaceful" march over the weekend, police said on Monday."

    "Shoemaker Skechers USA Inc is expected to post earnings growth on pace with Nike Inc over the next three years, giving its relatively low valuation a chance of catching up, financial newspaper Barron's reported in its Dec. 7 edition."

    "A new analysis of where "innovation" jobs are being created in the United States paints a stark portrait of a divided economy where the industries seen as key to future growth cluster in a narrowing set of places."

    "EXPLAINER: Why have North Korea-U.S. denuclearization talks stalled? https://reut.rs/355wxef"

    "Singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Sally Field, and music group Earth, Wind & Fire received the United States' top awards for the arts on Sunday with a rocking, rousing performance at the annual Kennedy Center Honors show in Washington."

    "At least one person killed, several injured and others reported missing in New Zealand after a volcano erupted on White Island https://reut.rs/2P5pCfQ"

    "House Democrats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are nearing a deal to pass a revised version of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported late on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter."

    "Analyst View: As North Korea's deadline looms, what are Kim Jong Un's options? https://reut.rs/33Zj3iV"

    "Thousands of firefighters were fortifying containment lines on Monday as temperatures were forecast to soar, increasing the danger of a fresh wave of bushfires across Australia's east coast."

    "South African Airways had to be placed on "business rescue" because there was no other viable and financially workable option for a credible future for the state-owned airline, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday."

    "A webcam set up on New Zealand's White Island volcano shows at least one group of tourists were inside the crater moments before it erupted and blanketed the area in a massive ash cloud."

    "Beijing hopes that it can reach a trade agreement with the United States that satisfies both sides as soon as possible, China's Assistant Commerce Minister Ren Hongbin said on Monday."

    "Police in the Kenyan capital sealed off a court building where the governor of Nairobi County was due to be charged with corruption and other economic crimes on Monday, guarding against threatened protests by his supporters."

    "Some of the tourists on New Zealand's White Island during Monday's volcano eruption were passengers on a cruise ship visiting the area, cruise line officials say."

    "Tourist Michael Schade stood at the crater of New Zealand's White Island volcano minutes before it erupted on Monday and shared his terrifying experience in a series of messages and videos posted on social media."

    "France's Sanofi said on Monday it had agreed to buy Synthorx in a cash deal worth around $2.5 billion as it seeks to beef up its immuno-oncology pipeline."

    "Goldman Sachs raised its oil price forecasts for 2020, citing tighter-than-expected inventories after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies agreed to deepen oil output cuts through the first quarter of next year."

    "New European Central Bank boss Christine Lagarde holds her first policy meeting on Thursday, where investors will scrutinize her every word for a sense of the direction she will take the bank in."

    "Lufthansa will initiate the sale of the parts of its catering unit LSG it is not selling to Switzerland's Gategroup early next year, the German carrier said on Monday."

    "Russian forces have entered Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State caliphate, in one of the starkest examples yet of how Moscow has filled the vacuum created by President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria."

    "Large European companies are shifting manufacturing supply chains to avoid China-U.S. tariffs while smaller ones are weathering the extra costs, a European business lobby said on Monday."

    "Russia was banned from the Olympics and other major world championships on Monday after sporting officials decided to punish it for tampering with doping-related laboratory data in another blow to Russia's already tarnished sporting reputation."

    "HSBC has named Georges Elhedery and Greg Guyett as co-heads of the global banking and markets division, which contains the lender's troubled investment banking business, as part of a reshuffle under interim Chief Executive Noel Quinn."

    "United States captain Tiger Woods attempted to draw a line under Patrick Reed's rules violation at the Hero World Challenge over the weekend when his team touched down in Australia on Monday for this week's Presidents Cup."

    "Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data, the TASS news agency reported."

    "Germany's exports rose unexpectedly in October, with demand from beyond Europe offering a boost to the continent's largest economy, which has teetered on the brink of recession in recent quarters."

    "Swedbank said on Monday its chief risk officer was leaving as the Swedish bank revamps its structure to regain customer trust after a money laundering scandal in its Baltic branches sent its shares down 40% in the past year."

    "U.S. investigators face mounting pressure on Monday to deliver answers on the motive that led a Saudi Air Force lieutenant to shoot and kill three people and wounded eight others at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida."

    "Friends and family of a Nadia Atwi, an Edmonton woman who went missing two years ago, gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday, there is still no word on the cause of a fire that forced a family to flee their home in northwest Edmonton and more: Stacey has all of your morning headlines."

    "The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to announce on Monday that the FBI, despite some mistakes, was legally justified in 2016 in opening its investigation into contacts between President Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, according to sources familiar with the findings."

    "More than two dozen people were feared missing on Tuesday, a day after a volcano that is a tourist attraction suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand's North Island, killing at least five people and injuring up to 20."

    "Activists barged into the building that houses the office of Malta's prime minister early on Monday to demand Joseph Muscat's immediate resignation amid an investigation into the 2017 killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia."

    "U.S. state attorneys general, led by New York and California, deliver opening arguments Monday in a bid to stop T-Mobile U.S. from buying Sprint Corp in a trial that highlights disagreements between federal antitrust enforcers, who are Republican, and Democrats in powerful states."

    "Teen activist Greta Thunberg turned a spotlight on the struggles of the world's indigenous peoples against climate change on Monday, appearing at a U.N. summit alongside other young campaigners furious at the West's failure to tackle the crisis."

    "Russia's biggest automaker Avtovaz said on Monday it would buy out General Motors from their joint venture producing vehicles in Russia under the Chevrolet brand."

    "Shares in Tesco rose more than 5% on Monday after Britain's biggest retailer said it might sell its Asian businesses, in Thailand and Malaysia, which analysts valued at up to $9 billion."

    "LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Saudi Arabia’s sale of its crown jewel always risked becoming a Greek tragedy. Ever since the Gulf Kingdom decided in 2016 on a public stock offering to sell 5% of Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer and its main source of revenue, the interests of the seller and the anticipated horde of international investors have been on a collision course. A crash duly ensued."

    "The proceeds from Saudi Aramco's record initial public offering have risen to $29.4 billion after the oil company exercised an option to sell 15% more stock, an executive at one of the banks leading the deal told Al Arabiya news channel on Monday."

    "More than one in 10 retailers in Hong Kong could close down in the next six months as social unrest and sometimes violent protests deter tourists, threatening the survival of smaller operators, the city's main retailing group said on Monday."

    "A midnight blue velvet gown that Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at a 1985 White House state dinner is up for auction on Monday, with an estimated price tag of 250,000-300,000 pounds ($320,750 - $384,900)."

    "This city's deepest wound - the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more - will be re-examined Thursday when lawyers for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seek to have his death sentence lifted because the jury pool was too traumatized to render a fair verdict."

    "The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky restriction requiring doctors to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking an abortion, turning away a challenge arguing that the measure violates the free speech rights of physicians."

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