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    "Eyewear group EssilorLuxottica has discovered fraudulent money transfers at a plant in Thailand, which could hit 2019 results by as much as 190 million euros ($213 million)."

    "Swiss food giant Nestle said on Monday it had completed a 20 billion Swiss franc ($20.7 billion) share buyback program and reiterated plans for a new one up to the same amount starting next year."

    "U.S. military officials said they are closely watching for reprisals for American air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iran-backed militia group, with the potential for a cycle of retaliatory actions that could inflame tensions between Washington and Tehran."

    "The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has devised technology to restrict the use of anti-aircraft missiles after they leave American hands, a researcher said, a move that experts say could persuade the United States that it would be safe to disseminate powerful weapons more frequently."

    "Russia's Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) has opened an investigation into hotel reservation website, the regulator said on Monday."

    "U.S. satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies Inc said on Monday it would sell its Canadian space robotics business to a consortium led by Northern Private Capital (NPC) for C$1 billion ($765 million), in a bid to ease its debt."

    "Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose in November, driven by a surge in new contracts being signed in the country's West, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday."

    "Lockheed Martin Corp said on Monday it has reached its 2019 target to deliver 131 F-35 fighter jets to the United States and its allies, as the defense contractor built 47% more jets this year."

    "A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday said the maker of Diet Dr Pepper did not deceive consumers into thinking the soft drink promoted weight loss by including "diet" in its name, a decision that could doom a similar lawsuit over Diet Coke."

    "The Argentine peso on Monday chalked up a 37% drop for 2019, closing out a tumultuous year in which the currency has plummeted against the dollar amid rising debt default fears, rampant inflation and domestic recession."

    "David Beckham's Major League Soccer (MLS) team Inter Miami have named Diego Alonso as head coach ahead of their debut next season as the latest franchise in the fast-growing league."

    "Federal prosecutors on Monday filed hate crime charges against a man accused of going on a stabbing rampage during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City, saying the suspect kept journals containing references to Adolf Hitler and "Nazi Culture.""

    "U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders passed a stress test this month after a heart attack required him to have two stents inserted in an artery in October, doctors to the Democratic presidential candidate said on Monday."

    "A volunteer security member fired a single shot in taking down a gunman who opened fire during church services on Sunday, fatally wounding two before dying himself, state officials said on Monday."

    "Carlos Ghosn, the ousted boss of the Renault-Nissan <7201.t> carmaking alliance who was awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial misconduct, flew into Lebanon on Monday evening, France's Les Echos newspaper reported."

    "Bolivia's government expelled Mexican and Spanish diplomats on Monday, escalating a diplomatic dispute after Mexico's embassy in La Paz granted asylum to allies of Bolivia's former socialist president Evo Morales."

    "The U.S. securities regulator on Monday proposed updating its auditor independence rules to give accounting firms more leeway when determining potential conflicts of interest that could impair their judgment when scrutinizing companies' books."

    "What do you do when daily stock market gyrations all but dry up? Apparently, trade volatility like never before."

    "The head-coaching carousel is in full swing again, with the potential for a quarter of the league to be searching for new leaders."

    "Spain's state attorney on Monday recommended the release of Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras from prison in what was widely seen as a gesture of political goodwill as the Socialist Party seeks support to form a government."

    "Carlos Ghosn, the ousted boss of the Renault-Nissan <7201.t> carmaking alliance who was awaiting trial in Japan, flew into Lebanon on Monday evening, France's Les Echos newspaper reported."

    "Carlos Ghosn, the ousted boss of the Renault-Nissan <7201.t> carmaking alliance who was awaiting trial in Japan, flew into Lebanon on Monday evening, France's Les Echos newspaper reported."

    "German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a her New Year's message she is fighting climate change with all her strength to enable future generations to live in peace and prosperity."

    "The Nicaraguan government said it freed more than 90 people on Monday who rights groups say were jailed for anti-government activity, including about a dozen people who were arrested after ferrying water to a group of mothers on hunger strike."

    "Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has taken control of web domains which were used by a hacking group called "Thallium" to steal information."

    "Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said its full-year revenue would likely jump 18% in 2019 to 850 billion yuan ($121.72 billion), lower than its earlier projections, as a U.S. trade blacklisting curbed growth and disrupted its ability to source key parts."

    "Britain's national minimum wage will rise by more than 6% next year, taking it to 8.74 pounds ($11.49) an hour, the government announced on Tuesday."

    "South Korea's consumer inflation picked up in December but its full-year reading set a record low as consumer demand remained shaky, reinforcing expectations that the central bank will need to cut interest rates again next year."

    "The San Francisco 49ers, who one year ago posted a dismal 4-12 record, completed a stunning turnaround on Sunday, defeating the Seattle Seahawks to end the NFL season with the NFC's top seed and a surge of momentum heading into the playoffs."

    "Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify helped plan the attack."

    "Former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Monday he would consider choosing a Republican running mate if he is the party’s nominee next year."

    "Global fund managers kept their recommendations largely steady in December, with a preference for equities turned down slightly despite a rally in world stocks, which has set the S&P 500 on course for its best year since 2013, a Reuters poll showed."

    "Thousands of tourists and residents in an Australian seaside town hunkered down in public buildings or waded into water at the seafront on Tuesday as wailing emergency sirens warned of a looming, fierce firefront."

    "Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn confirms he is in Lebanon, saying he refused to be “held hostage” by a “rigged” Japanese justice system, raising questions about how one of the world’s most-recognized executives exited Japan months before his trial. More here:"

    "Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates the U.S. Constitution."

    "The dollar dipped to a near three-week low against the yen in thin year-end volume on Tuesday as investors favoured riskier assets, led by renewed optimism about global growth."

    "With just days to go before Taiwan's elections, its giant neighbor is trying a push-and-pull strategy on the island Beijing claims as Chinese territory, rattling its saber while trying to coax electors with outwardly friendlier policies."

    "South Korea's central bank chief said in a New Year's message on Tuesday that monetary policy should remain accommodative in 2020 as the economy is heading for only a modest recovery."

    "A plateful of plastic: Reuters Graphics visualizes the amount of microplastic we consume over various periods of time. More here:"

    "Singapore's economy is forecast to have expanded at a slightly faster pace in the fourth quarter, with economists expecting the services sector to compensate for a prolonged manufacturing slowdown."

    "Turkish Airlines and Boeing Co have agreed on compensation for certain losses caused by grounded and undelivered Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the Turkish airline said on Tuesday."

    "North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a "new path" he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet his deadline to soften its stance over denuclearization."

    "The 2010s saw the U.S. economy achieve its longest-ever expansion, with notable milestones such as 110 months of uninterrupted job gains and an unemployment rate near a half-century low becoming easy bragging points for politicians and economists alike."

    "Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn confirmed he fled to Lebanon, saying he wouldn’t be “held hostage” by a “rigged” system, raising questions about how one of the world’s most-recognized executives slipped out of Japan months before his trial."

    "Ousted Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn's three passports were held by his lawyers and he could not have used any of them to escape Japan, one of the lawyers told reporters on Tuesday, adding that his client's actions were "inexcusable"."

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