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    "Germany aims to find a permanent solution for the composition of the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Appellate Body by June, Germany said on Wednesday after the United States effectively sealed the fate of the body."

    "Harvey Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused the former Hollywood producer of sexual misconduct, The New York Times said https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/us/harvey-weinstein-settlement.html on Wednesday, citing lawyers involved in the negotiations."

    "On-time delivery rates fell for Amazon.com Inc van drivers in the latest week, consulting firm ShipMatrix said on Wednesday, but the online retailer said its performance was "far better than what's being reported" even as it dealt with record Cyber Monday orders and regional winter storms."

    "The New Zealand volcano that fatally erupted earlier this week is "highly volatile" and could explode again in the next day, making it too risky to send in recovery teams to retrieve bodies, officials said on Thursday."

    "Britain's governing Conservatives have seen their lead over the opposition Labour Party cut to five percentage points, according to a Savanta ComRes poll for The Telegraph newspaper published on the eve of an election."

    "The Chilean Air Force said on Wednesday it had located debris believed to be from a military cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America and the Antarctic."

    "The United States is ready "to simultaneously take concrete steps" toward a deal aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, but the Security Council must be prepared to respond to any provocations, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Wednesday."

    "Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain toward another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union."

    "Intel Corp has hired Gary Patton, who was chief technology officer at semiconductor maker GlobalFoundries, according to an internal Intel memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday."

    "Federal prosecutors on Wednesday asked a judge to jail Lev Parnas, an associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, while he awaits trial on campaign finance charges."

    "Westpac Banking Corp said it was "shattered" by a money laundering lawsuit over payments it unwittingly facilitated among suspected child exploiters and apologized to all affected as it faced a fire storm of shareholder criticism on Thursday."

    "The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled borrowing costs are likely to remain unchanged indefinitely, with moderate economic growth and low unemployment expected to continue through next year's presidential election."

    "U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky returned to Sweden to perform at a concert on Wednesday, just months after he was convicted for assault following a high-profile trial that saw President Donald Trump attempt to intervene on his behalf."

    "Ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions weighed on November container volumes at Southern California's sprawling Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex, the nation's busiest overall and the No. 1 for ocean trade with China."

    "French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to propose a postponement to early 2020 of a meeting of Sahelian country leaders due to take place in France this month, the French presidency said."

    "Oil prices edged higher on Thursday with the market mood switching to relief as OPEC forecast a supply deficit next year, from doom and gloom over data showing a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories."

    "Singapore's unemployment rate in the third quarter edged up to its highest in almost 10 years, official data showed on Thursday, amid signs of economic uncertainty ahead of an election widely expected to be held within months."

    "Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled rate settings were likely to remain accommodative but the imminent UK election and a deadline for Sino-U.S. trade talks kept investors cautious."

    "A prosecution witness in an Australian criminal cartel case against Citigroup Inc and Deutsche Bank AG testified he had just 30 seconds notice about an underwriting conference call and that there was no collusion."

    "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday that the league had "moved on" from last month's long-awaited workout with Colin Kaepernick, three years after the former 49ers quarterback kneeled during the pre-game national anthem in protest of racial injustice."

    "India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday after violent protests overnight against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship."

    "Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Macau next week to announce a raft of new policies aimed at diversifying the city's casino-dependent economy into a financial center, according to over a dozen interviews with officials and corporate executives."

    "The options-based Black Swan index may be signaling surging demand from investors for protection against a stock market crash, but Wall Street analysts see little reason to panic."

    "Air quality in India's capital New Delhi turned severe with the city shrouded in a toxic haze for the second straight day on Thursday. More here: https://reut.rs/36tk2cY"

    "Size, color and smell: Zhang Dayi, a popular influencer in China, is the face of a new way of shopping in the country, sweeping retailers in a boom dubbed ‘live commerce’ - the convergence of e-commerce and livestreaming https://reut.rs/2rHr8vF"

    "Saudi Aramco <2222.se> achieved the $2 trillion valuation sought by Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday as the newly-listed state-owned oil company's shares rose sharply on their second day of trading."

    "EXCLUSIVE: Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to announce policies to diversify Macau’s casino-dependent economy, in a move seen as a reward for having avoided the anti-government protests that have gripped Hong Kong. More here: https://reut.rs/2rHqsq7"

    "With memories of September's historic spike in short-term funding costs still raw, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve are gearing up for another potential cash crunch at year end."

    ""Bombshell," a drama about sexual harassment allegations at Fox News, led the movie nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday and will compete for the top prize of best cast."

    "Tourists from the cruise ship that was near the volcanic island in New Zealand when it erupted arrived in Wellington on Thursday, many traumatized by the deaths of co-passengers and others recalling their brush with tragedy."

    "China and the United States are in close communication on trade, its commerce ministry said on Thursday, declining to comment on possible retaliatory steps if Washington imposes more tariffs on Chinese goods this weekend."

    "China's aviation regulator raised "important concerns" with Boeing Co on the reliability and security of design changes to the grounded 737 MAX, it said on Thursday, but declined to comment on when the plane might fly again in China."

    "Japan unveiled tax measures on Thursday aimed at encouraging companies to spend their cash piles on start-ups and other investments and stimulating a slowing economy, while also helping firms to compete with China's advance in 5G technology."

    "China's aviation regulator said on Thursday it expected a decline in airline capacity and bookings to the United States and Australia over the Lunar New Year period for the first time in nearly four years due to a shift in tourist destinations."

    "Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks."

    "Traders rushed to the foreign exchange derivative markets on Thursday to protect their exposure to the British pound in case of a surprise election outcome."

    "Israel voiced worry about Britain's election on Thursday, describing the possible rise of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn as a threat to bilateral ties and alarming for British Jews."

    "Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will try to persuade a federal appeals court that the death sentence he faces is unfair because it was handed down by a tainted jury. https://reut.rs/38xAue7"

    "China's auto market, the world's biggest, is set for a third year of contraction with a 2% decline in sales next year, hit by a weaker economy and U.S.-China trade tensions, the country's top auto industry body said on Thursday."

    "The European Union could impose tariffs on the United States and other rivals if they refuse to settle trade disputes after the crippling of the World Trade Organization (WTO)."

    "Size, color and smell: Zhang Dayi, a popular influencer in China, is the face of a new way of shopping in the country, sweeping retailers in a boom dubbed ‘live commerce’ - the convergence of e-commerce and livestreaming https://reut.rs/2tbywQj"

    "Tourists from the cruise ship that was near the volcanic island in New Zealand when it erupted arrived in Wellington on Thursday, many traumatised by the deaths of co-passengers and others recalling their brush with tragedy."

    "Each year, during the holy month of Ramadan, millions of Egyptian families gather in the evening to watch their favorite soaps. But this year there was a difference. Read the full Reuters report on how Egypt’s strongman extends crackdown to a new foe: soap operas https://reut.rs/2E7slz3"

    "Haier, the world's biggest maker of household appliances, is planning a major restructuring that will see its main unit Haier Smart Home <600690.ss> list in Hong Kong to take another group company valued at $7.7 billion private, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said."

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