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    "U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has repeatedly expressed concern to Washington over U.S. visa delays for officials from Russia and other countries, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after Moscow accused Guterres of turning a blind eye."

    "Archeologists have discovered a large palace likely used by the Mayan elite more than 1,000 years ago in the ancient city of Kuluba, near the modern day tourist hot spot of Cancun in eastern Mexico, Mexican anthropology officials said."

    "More than 245 homes have been destroyed and 700 people left destitute after a forest fire tore through a low-income area of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso on Christmas Eve."

    "Japan Display Inc <6740.t> is discussing the sale of its key smartphone screen factory to Apple Inc and Sharp Corp <6753.t> for 70 billion to 80 billion yen ($730 million-$820 million), the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday."

    "Normally, the Seattle Seahawks should have the upper hand in Week 17's biggest matchup, a rematch with the San Francisco 49ers."

    "Former Los Angeles Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has decided on a second stint with AC Milan, per a published report on Thursday."

    "British real wages are expected to climb early in 2020 to levels not seen since before the financial crisis over a decade ago, a think-tank forecast on Friday."

    "Japan's jobless rate fell and the availability of jobs held steady in November, government data showed on Friday."

    "A Bank of Japan policymaker played down the chance of meeting a proposal by the International Monetary Fund to tweak the central bank's 2% inflation target into a looser goal set in a range, a summary of opinions at the BOJ's December rate review showed."

    "Japanese public broadcaster NHK on Friday sent a news bulletin that incorrectly reported North Korea had launched a missile that fell into waters east of the Japanese archipelago, issuing an apology hours later explaining it was a media training alert."

    "New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden is $1 million richer thanks to a review of the Giants-Washington Redskins game."

    "Zaheer Ahmed had just returned home from work in northern India last Friday afternoon and stepped out for a smoke before lunch."

    "Profits at China's industrial firms in November grew at the fastest pace in eight months, breaking a three-month declining streak, as production and sales quickened, but broad weakness in domestic demand remains a risk for earnings next year."

    "Oil prices rose on Friday, hitting three-month highs after data showed record online spending by U.S. consumers, stoking faith in the world's no. 1 economy even before the hoped-for end to the trade war between Washington and Beijing."

    "Asian shares jumped to an 18-month high on Friday while gold and oil prices stayed buoyant in a holiday-shortened week, as investor optimism was boosted by hopes a U.S.-China trade deal would soon be signed."

    "Australian authorities said on Friday they are focused on protecting water plants, pumping stations, pipes and other infrastructure from intense bushfires surrounding Sydney, the country's largest city."

    "UPDATE: A Bek Air plane with 93 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan shortly after taking off, killing at least 15 people. More here: https://reut.rs/2sqv1oZ"

    "South Korean builder Hyundai Development Co <294870.ks> said on Friday its consortium has closed on its 2.5 trillion won ($2.16 billion) acquisition of a controlling stake in the country's second-biggest carrier Asiana Airlines Inc <020560.ks>."

    "South Korea's exports likely contracted for a 13th straight month in December, though at a much slower pace, as stabilizing chip prices and a recovery in Chinese demand offered a ray of hope for the trade-reliant economy."

    "The Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic, the president's spokesman said on Friday."

    "As China struggles to deal with the slowdown of the world’s second-largest economy, it has embarked on a new strategy of placing financial experts in provinces to manage risks and rebuild regional economies."

    "Exclusive: The FBI is investigating British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and several other people linked to Jeffrey Epstein. https://reut.rs/2Zxkuom"

    "The 2010s was a lost decade for shares of U.S. energy companies overall. Volatile commodity prices amid growing supply, poor financial performance and disfavor from some investor groups all contributed to the energy sector's transformation from investor darling to investor outcast."

    "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu easily won a vote to keep the Likud party helm, the party said on Friday, in a boost ahead of what is likely to be a hard-fought general election in March."

    "U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc will deliver 15 China-made Model 3 vehicles to customers from its Shanghai factory on Monday, a company representative told Reuters."

    "Helicopter cash, climate crises, smart cities and the space economy -- investors have all those possibilities ahead as they enter the third decade of the 21st century."

    "Australian authorities said on Friday they are focussed on protecting water plants, pumping stations, pipes and other infrastructure from intense bushfires surrounding Sydney, the country's largest city."

    "Japan's industrial output slipped for the second straight month in November, raising the likelihood the economy will contract in the fourth quarter due to slowing demand abroad and at home."

    "Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s death has led to mounting questions about his longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell https://reut.rs/2SvI4QT"

    "The FBI is investigating British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and several other people linked to U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation."

    "The heads of Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd <6178.t> and two affiliates said on Friday they will resign over the improper sales of insurance policies, after the regulator announced administrative punishments against the companies."

    "A Norwegian woman on holiday in India's southern state of Kerala has been told to leave the country after she joined a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law, authorities said on Friday."

    "Vladimir Putin was named acting president on Dec. 31, 1999, by then-president Boris Yeltsin. He has been in office as president or prime minister ever since, a period spanning two decades. https://reut.rs/2tRjrUg"

    "A Thai navy SEAL who took part in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last year has died from a blood infection he contracted during the operation, the Royal Thai Navy said on Friday."

    "The Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic. https://reut.rs/2ZsjPV7"

    "Wall Street opened at another record high, as optimism over U.S.-China trade relations and an improving global economy brightened investor sentiment going into the new year."

    "A firm run by the daughter of Bruce Lee has sued a Chinese fast food for using the late kungfu star’s image in its logo without permission and is seeking over 210 million yuan ($30 million) in compensation, Chinese media outlet reported. https://reut.rs/2Zsmzln"

    "Japan's Nissan Motor Co has told its managers to slash non-essential spending as the automaker grapples with slumping car sales and tumbling profits, three company sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters."

    "A Japanese artist whose manga comics about a Uighur woman went viral wants to use the simple power of her work to raise awareness of the “daily suffering” endured by the Chinese mostly Muslim minority, she told Reuters. https://reut.rs/2taD3CI"

    "Japan's SoftBank Group Corp <9984.t> said Tadashi Yanai, founder and CEO of Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing <9983.t>, will resign as independent board member at the end of the month after 18 years on the job to focus on his fashion business."

    "Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Friday appointed his former adviser Cezary Kochalski to the country's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) to replace one of the few remaining hawks on the panel that has held rates steady since 2015."

    "Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s death has led to mounting questions about his longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who Reuters reported is being investigated by the FBI along with several other people linked to him. https://reut.rs/2EUhrgi"

    "Turkey unveiled its first fully domestically-produced car on Friday, saying it aimed to eventually produce up to 175,000 a year of the electric vehicle in a project expected to cost 22 billion lira ($3.7 billion) over 13 years."

    "A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ordered the resentencing of a Staten Island, New York man for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State and kill an FBI agent, saying his 17-year prison term was “shockingly low” https://reut.rs/34WwnFi"

    "About 60 investors have sued Danske Bank for 1.5 billion crowns ($224 million) over alleged money laundering, their lawyers said on Friday, the third such case to hit Denmark's biggest lender."

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