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    "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."

    "The Netflix divorce drama "Marriage Story" led nominations on Monday for the Golden Globes with six nods, followed by Martin Scorsese's gangster movie "The Irishman," also on Netflix, with five."

    "Paul Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed U.S. inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis, died on Monday at the age of 92, according to his daughter Janice Zima."

    "Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today's best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there's a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer."

    "PG&E Corp said https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/75488/000095015719001393/form8-k.htm on Monday it would take a pretax charge of $4.9 billion in the current quarter related to the settlement of claims from victims of some of most devastating wildfires in California's modern history."

    "Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government offered a controversial bill in parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighboring countries."

    "Prosus raised its unsolicited cash offer for British food delivery service Just Eat to $6.5 billion on Monday, ratcheting up the pressure on rival bidder Takeaway in their bitter takeover battle."

    "World No. 1 shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co Ltd's <267250.ks> $1.8 billion merger with rival shipbuilder Daewoo <042660.ks> will face a full-scale investigation in Europe due to serious EU antitrust concerns, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday."

    "The Democratic head of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Monday rejected Republican lawmakers' request for eight witnesses to appear as part of the panel's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump."

    "Russian President Valdimir Putin met his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the first time on Monday at a summit in Paris aimed at advancing efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine."

    "U.S. consumers' inflation expectations rose slightly in November, bringing the outlook for near and medium-term inflation up from a five-year low in a New York Federal Reserve survey, potentially offering relief to policymakers worried about sagging inflation."

    "U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Monday as weak data from China brought back fears of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy, while investors looked for any positive news on trade talks ahead of a tariff deadline later in the week."

    "The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family - owners of Purdue Pharma LP - funneled out of the OxyContin maker before the company filed for bankruptcy in September."

    "Xerox Holdings Corp expects its proposed acquisition of personal computer company HP Inc to result in sales growth of as much as $1.5 billion for the combined company, according to a presentation by the printer maker."

    "Apple Inc's television news drama "The Morning Show" scored three Golden Globe nominations on Monday, putting the iPhone maker in the running for its first major Hollywood awards as a new player in the crowded streaming entertainment market."

    "British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under fire on Monday for his response to being shown a photo of a sick child lying on a hospital floor ahead of the Dec. 12 election."

    "The Dec. 12 election will decide whether the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in January or moves toward another EU referendum."

    "Morgan Stanley is cutting about 2% of its workforce due to an uncertain global economic outlook, CNBC reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter."

    "Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday urged U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to make a decision about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, saying it was time to move forward with the trade deal."

    "The fate of the World Trade Organization's top court was effectively sealed on Monday after the United States said it would not back a proposal to allow it to continue, trade officials said."

    "A senior Polish official said Monday there could be no backtracking from a NATO decision to pursue a defense plan for Poland and the Baltics after Ankara suggested it might still block it until allies designate a Kurdish militia as terrorists."

    "The U.N. Security Council will meet on Wednesday, at the request of the United States, over missile launches by North Korea and the possibility of an "escalatory" provocation after Pyongyang conducted what it said was a key test at satellite launch site."

    "Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has suspended legal action against German carmaker Daimler in the hope that mediation will resolve their dispute over technology licensing fees."

    "The Dec. 12 election will decide whether the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in January or moves towards another EU referendum."

    "German automaker Volkswagen AG on Monday was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country's environmental legislation, a Canadian government agency said."

    "A performance artist who ate a banana taped to a wall that was an artwork valued at $120,000 said his actions were not vandalism and he does not regret his snack at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida."

    "Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has "deep concerns" that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored."

    "Hope fades for eight missing after New Zealand volcanic island erupts, killing five people and seriously injuring around 30 more https://reut.rs/36ohpcp"

    "A former Boeing co employee who raised concerns about 737 production will testify on Wednesday at a U.S. House hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration review of the grounded 737 MAX."

    "Firefighters across Australia's east coast were bracing for a fresh wave of fires as temperatures across the country's most populous state were expected to soar."

    "The Trump administration, Mexico and U.S. Democrats on Monday closed in on a deal for labor-related changes to a languishing North American trade pact that may soon allow it to proceed to a vote, as the window for passage this year quickly narrows."

    "The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to exchange all remaining prisoners from the conflict in east Ukraine by the end of the year, but left thorny questions about the region's status for future talks."

    "Democrats sought on Monday to bolster the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressure on Ukraine to investigate a political rival as a "clear and present danger" to national security and the upcoming U.S. election."

    "U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. said on Monday it expects its full year 2019 loss, before interest and taxes, from China to be nearly halved from the year ago."

    "At a two-day gathering for Honda's suppliers in March, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo sounded the alarm."

    "Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam does not rule out a cabinet reshuffle, says focus is restoring law and order https://reut.rs/38qKsxB"

    "Oil prices dropped on Tuesday for a second straight session as the cons of a slowing global demand outlook outweighed the pros of OPEC's agreement with associated producers at the end of last week to deepen crude output cuts in early 2020."

    "Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events, a move he said violated the Olympic charter."

    "Plagued by debt and years of mismanagement, state-owned South African Airways (SAA) has been placed into business rescue - South Africa's bankruptcy protection process - in a last-ditch attempt to save the national carrier."

    "An Australian criminal cartel lawsuit against Citigroup Inc and Deutsche Bank AG was postponed on Tuesday after defense lawyers complained the prosecution had given them a redacted statement for a key witness late on the previous day."

    "Asian equity markets were a tad lower on Tuesday as investors refrained from making major bets before Dec. 15, when the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports is due to take effect."

    "China's consumer inflation climbed to nearly eight-year peaks in November as pork prices doubled, but factory-gate prices remained in the red, adding to uncertainty over whether the manufacturing sector is bottoming out as trade risks persist."

    "A deal to clinch a North American trade pact with Canada and Mexico was close but "not quite finished yet," Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday."

    "Holders Liverpool are approaching their last Champions League group game at Salzburg as if they are playing a final as they bid to reach the last 16, manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday."

    "Members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority pray for justice on the eve of hearings at the U.N.’s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges https://reut.rs/353bPMa"

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