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    "Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, owner of Formula One team Racing Point, is preparing a bid for a major stake in Aston Martin , Autocar magazine reported, sending the luxury sports car maker's battered shares up 17% on Thursday."

    "Sterling hit 2-1/2-year highs versus the euro on Thursday, on growing confidence that next week's election will give the Conservative Party the parliamentary majority it needs to deliver Brexit, ending near-term uncertainty."

    "U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced that House Democrats would move forward to impeach President Donald Trump by drafting formal charges known as articles of impeachment, saying the Republican president had "seriously violated the Constitution.""

    "U.S. authorities on Thursday took aim at a Russian cybercriminal group known as Evil Corp, indicting its Lamborghini-driving alleged leader and ordering asset freezes against 17 of his associates over a digital crime spree that has netted more than $100 million from companies across the world."

    "Authorities have issued a second evacuation order in a week for residents of a city in the U.S. state of Texas after an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant."

    "The United Auto Workers international executive board on Thursday named acting president Rory Gamble to head the union until June 2022 as he pledged a series of reforms following a criminal investigation into illegal payoffs that has rocked the union."

    "FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been proposed for International Olympic Committee membership, but World Athletics head Sebastian Coe will have to wait due to a conflict of interest, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday."

    "Significant additional regulatory requirements or delays in returning Boeing Co's 737 MAX to commercial service could cause it to cut or temporarily halt production of the aircraft, it said in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday."

    "Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched an investigation into Glencore over suspicions of bribery, it said on Thursday, adding to the legal woes of one of the world's biggest commodity traders."

    "Mark Wiseman, global head of active equities at BlackRock Inc , is leaving the firm following a violation of the company's "relationships at work policy," the world's largest asset manager said in an internal memo on Thursday."

    "Beyond Meat Inc said on Thursday that its burgers will be sold at some Costco Wholesale Corp stores, in the plant-based meat maker's latest move in an increasingly competitive battle for retail shelf-space."

    "Iran on Thursday rejected pressure to shelve its ballistic missile program after a European letter to the U.N. Security Council accused Tehran of developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear bombs."

    "On a day when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sought to fortify his foreign policy credentials in his quest to take on Donald Trump next year, he mixed it up with an Iowa voter over his son's alleged role in the Ukraine scandal that has been dogging the president."

    "U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc on Thursday said it expects core earnings to decline next year but signaled it would move to cut its debt load and increase its dividend."

    "Disruption to shipping from the long-anticipated switch to more environmentally friendly marine fuels has finally arrived, exacerbated by logistical problems as much as any shortage of the cleaner fuel."

    "The multi-billion dollar philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Thursday that its chief executive officer, Sue Desmond-Hellman, is to step down after more than five years, to be replaced by Mark Suzman."

    "Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people since protests over gasoline price hikes began in mid-November, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday, adding that many thousands were also wounded in the unrest."

    "Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and independent press is vital."

    "By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent"

    "Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa has won a federal injunction against Walt Disney Co's acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets in Mexico, a Televisa representative said on Thursday, a move that could at least temporarily stall the deal."

    "Airbus must hand a record number of aircraft to customers in December to meet delivery goals, company data showed on Thursday, and is all but certain of winning an annual order race against Boeing."

    "Chileans are increasingly turning to bikes to get to work after weeks of rioting have hobbled Santiago's metro system, destroyed hundreds of stop lights and left broken glass and debris littering its once-orderly streets."

    "Japan's No. 2 automaker Nissan Motor Co <7201.t> said on Thursday its U.S. unit would halt operations for two days next month, as the company tries to reverse a slide in profitability in the country."

    "State-run oil giant Saudi Aramco has priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of its indicative range, making it the world's biggest flotation by raising more than Alibaba's $25 billion listing in 2014."

    "Uber says it received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault in 2018. The company saw a 16% drop in the rate of incidents from the previous year in the five most serious categories of sexual assault reported."

    "(Reuters Breakingviews) - Saudi Aramco finally pulled off its $25.6 billion initial public offering. Party time in Riyadh? Probably not, because the world’s biggest stock market listing has in one way accomplished the opposite of its intended goal."

    "The highly anticipated final chapter in the Skywalker film saga will feature a significant role for Princess Leia, the beloved "Star Wars" character played by late actress Carrie Fisher."

    "China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's northwest, has cut even closer to the bone and could trigger reprisals and hurt efforts to resolve the U.S.-China trade war."

    "Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday said it would be a "tough challenge" to get a new three-nation continental trade agreement ratified by the United States."

    "California on Thursday ordered a one-year halt on insurance companies dropping customers in wildfire-prone areas at a time when state insurers are trying to limit spiraling costs from climate change."

    "A Mexican court decision regarding Walt Disney Co's acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets in Mexico will not stall the finalization of the deal, telecoms regulator IFT said in a statement on Thursday."

    "The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities."

    "Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, a senior police official told Reuters."

    "Indian police shoot dead four men who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad last week"

    "Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he did not believe the central bank's negative interest rate policy was behind a megabank's decision to consider implementing fees on some banking services."

    "Oil slipped in early Asian trade on Friday, with U.S. crude moving further away from a two-month high after OPEC agreed to increase output curbs in early 2020 but failed to promise further steps after March."

    "Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, drawing applause from her family and citizens outraged over crimes against women"

    "Japanese households cut their spending for the first time in almost a year in October as a sales tax hike prompted consumers to rein in expenses and natural disasters disrupted business."

    "Labor group accuses Google of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities"

    "Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the run-up to the event, prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a fragile economy, a Reuters poll showed."

    "Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of raping and killing veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, drawing applause from her family and citizens outraged over crimes against women"

    "Social unrest in Hong Kong contributed two percentage points to the city's economic contraction in the third quarter, Paul Chan, financial secretary of the city's government, told legislators in a televised hearing on Friday, citing "rough estimates"."

    "Hong Kong's police chief has urged citizens to demonstrate peacefully ahead of what is expected to be a large-scale pro-democracy march on Sunday, an event planned amid a lull in violence in the Chinese-ruled city."

    "The dollar headed for its worst week since October on Friday, dragged down by nervousness on trade and hints of weakness in the U.S. economy, with domestic factors leaving the resurgent kiwi and British pound the main beneficiaries."

    "Firefighters battled to contain nearly 150 fires burning in New South Wales state on Friday as strong winds fanned the flames and again shrouded Sydney, Australia's biggest city, in hazardous smoke."

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