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    "China will waive import tariffs for some soybeans and pork shipments from the United States, China's finance ministry said on Friday, citing a decision by the country's cabinet."

    "Indian police shoot dead four men who were 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"

    "Weeks after his billion-dollar bailout of WeWork, SoftBank Group Corp's founder and CEO Masayoshi Son reiterated his belief in an instinct-led investing style, in a discussion with Alibaba Group Holding Inc's co-founder Jack Ma."

    "France faced a second day of travel chaos, shuttered schools and understaffed hospitals on Friday as unions said they would be no let-up in a strike against Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms until the president backed down."

    "Hong Kong police chief calls for peace ahead of weekend protest march"

    "Asian stocks gained on Friday as investors took heart from U.S. President Donald Trump saying trade talks with China were "moving right along", and U.S. oil prices sat near 2-1/2-month highs after OPEC and other producers agreed to cut output."

    "Indian police kill 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"

    "Italy's Atlantia is still interested in supporting the relaunch, and not the rescue, of ailing carrier Alitalia [CAITLA.UL], the chairman of the infrastructure group said in an interview on Friday."

    "FACTBOX: Statistics on rape in India and some well-known cases"

    "Phoenix Group Holdings has agreed to buy the British business of Swiss Re for 3.2 billion pounds ($4.1 billion) in cash and shares, the UK insurer's biggest deal to date, driving the two companies' shares higher."

    "Since at least the 1970s, the FDA downplayed health concerns about talc in powders and cosmetics, relying on manufacturers to regulate themselves. Only now as pressure mounts from lawsuits and a @Reuters investigation, is it stepping up testing. Here's how the FDA relied on industry despite 50 years of warnings from outside experts and consumers:"

    "U.S. job growth likely accelerated in November as former striking workers returned to General Motors' payrolls, which would confirm that the economy remained on a moderate expansion path despite a prolonged manufacturing slump."

    "The Saudi Aramco IPO was supposed to be a cornerstone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious plan to open the gates to foreign investment in the kingdom. But there's no sign of a stampede."

    "China's industry ministry has placed Chinese-built Tesla Inc. Model 3 cars on a list of vehicles recommended to receive subsidies for new energy vehicles, a move that will help the U.S. firm's push into the world's biggest auto market."

    "France rejects a U.S. proposal this week that would let companies opt out of a proposed international tax reform, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday, urging Washington to negotiate in good faith."

    "Indonesia will fine flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia for violating aviation rules after its chief executive was accused of smuggling a Harley Davidson motorcycle onboard a new plane, state news agency Antara cited the transport minister as saying."

    "A prosecution witness in an Australian criminal cartel case against Citigroup Inc and Deutsche Bank AG said on Friday that the banks never colluded, but that he helped a regulator build its case to get immunity."

    "China's new bank loans are expected to rebound in November from a 22-month low the previous month as the central bank lowered some key lending rates and encouraged more credit growth to prop up the slowing economy, a Reuters poll showed."

    "Teenage activist Greta Thunberg pulled in on the overnight train to Madrid on Friday, heading to a gathering of world leaders she says are failing to combat climate change."

    "Germany's industrial output unexpectedly dropped in October, reviving worries about its economic growth outlook as its manufacturing backbone takes a blow from global trade conflicts and disruptions in the auto sector."

    "Italy's economy is likely to remain weak in the near term, national statistics bureau ISTAT said on Friday, citing its leading indicator for November."

    "British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he had a confidential government report which showed there would be customs checks between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain under a Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson."

    "Jurors were expected to begin deliberating in Los Angeles on Friday in the lawsuit brought against Elon Musk by a British cave explorer who says the Tesla founder defamed him with tweets suggesting he is a pedophile."

    "City councillors are trying to decide how to handle a $212 million budget shortfall created by provincial budget cuts, the Edmonton Riverboat was damaged by ice on the North Saskatchewan River and more: these are your Friday morning headlines with Stacey and Rob."

    "Many Indians took to social media on Friday to applaud the police killings of four men accused in the gang rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad."

    "Saudi Arabia and Russia won backing for deeper output cuts from OPEC and allied oil producers on Friday as they look to head off global oversupply in 2020 and sustain prices."

    "The World Bank on Thursday adopted a plan to aid China with $1 billion to $1.5 billion in low-interest loans annually through June 2025, despite the objections of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin."

    "The Thai authorities have detained the wife and children of a top commander of Arakan Army, an insurgent group who are fighting for greater autonomy in neighboring Myanmar's Rakhine State, Thai officials told Reuters on Friday."

    "With United Airlines Holdings Inc unveiling on Thursday plans for industry veteran Scott Kirby to take the helm as chief executive officer next year, investors are turning to succession plans at another carrier: American Airlines Group Inc ."

    "British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the Brexit offensive on Friday, seeking to hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's main campaign message as they both prepared for a final TV showdown ahead of next week's election."

    "Kiyoshi Miyasaka climbs the stone steps of his shrine, autumn leaves crunching under his feet. The Shinto priest, dressed in white, aims an orange leaf blower at a row of cobblestones and clears the path of fallen leaves."

    "From a superfan's shrine to a replica of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest stage where they triumphed with "Waterloo", a new exhibition opening in London on Friday looks back at the huge success of Swedish pop sensation ABBA."

    "U.S. job growth increased by the most in 10 months in November as former striking workers returned to General Motors' payrolls and the healthcare industry boosted hiring, the strongest sign yet the economy was not in danger of stalling."

    "Aston Martin , which was reported this week to be the target of Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, said it was not actively pursuing new investors on Friday as it opened a new factory to build its first sport utility vehicle."

    "Brazilian consumer price inflation bounced back to seven-month highs in November from ultra-low levels the month before, led by the rising cost of meat and regulated prices like electricity, official figures showed on Friday, ."

    "Communications expert Lauren Sergy has small talk tips to help you survive any social situation."

    "Alaska will soon close a year that is shaping up as its hottest on record, with glaciers in the "Frontier State" melting at record or near-record levels, pouring waters into rising global seas, scientists said after taking fall measurements."

    "Three people were killed by a shooter on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, a major U.S. Navy base in Florida, before sheriff's deputies fatally shot the shooter, authorities said, the second deadly shooting at a U.S. military installation this week."

    "A 20-year global moratorium on imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade officials and documents, potentially forcing people to pay duties on software and movie downloads."

    "Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has at times failed to wear a required electronic tracking device, New York prosecutors said Friday, asking a judge to increase his bail to $5 million, from $1 million, as he awaits trial on sexual assault charges."

    "For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa's Zambezi river cascade down 100 meters into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views."

    "U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders launched a plan on Friday to provide high-speed broadband for every U.S. household at a cost of $150 billion, pledging to use antitrust powers to take on internet, telecom and cable companies."

    "Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewelery and impromptu raps, on Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government's much trumpeted anti-graft push."

    "White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday that the Dec. 15 deadline is still in place for a new round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods set to kick in, but President Donald Trump likes where trade talks with China are going."

    "Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Russia will not hesitate to respond to any new deployment of missiles by the United States."

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