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Saudis to Davos: move on from Khashoggi, let's do business
If you somehow missed the news about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents and the global outcry that ensued, you might think Saudi Arabia is the darling of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:35:15 -0500)

Asian shares edge up; ECB decision awaited
Asian shares inched up in subdued trade on Thursday after Wall Street ended higher, but political uncertainty in the United States and worries about weakening global economic growth kept many investors on the sidelines.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:27:13 -0500)

China says to have in-depth talks with U.S. on economic, trade issues
China and the United States will have in-depth discussions on economic and trade issues during Chinese Vice Premier Liu He's U.S. visit next week, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:26:07 -0500)

After upstaging Maduro, Venezuela's Guaido seeks to keep up pressure
Venezuela's opposition on Thursday will seek to maintain pressure on isolated President Nicolas Maduro after congress chief Juan Guaido swore himself in as the rightful head of state with the support of nations around the region.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:18:54 -0500)

Turkey's Erdogan offers support for Venezuela's Maduro
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and offered his support after a Venezuelan opposition leader declared himself interim president, a spokesman for the Turkish president said on Thursday.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:18:54 -0500)

Russia calls moves to oust Venezuela's Maduro illegal: Ifax
Russia considers moves to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power to be illegal, Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Thursday.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:18:54 -0500)

Turkish foreign minister says Venezuela may face chaos
Turkey's foreign minister joined President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday in showing solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after the opposition leader declared himself interim president, saying that such a declaration may lead to chaos.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:18:54 -0500)

China's Huawei eyes smartphone supremacy this year after record 2018 sales
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] on Thursday said it could become the world's biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the U.S. market and as global scrutiny of the firm intensifies.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:11:37 -0500)

China's Huawei unveils 5G modem Balong 5000, 'world's most powerful'
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled its 5G modem Balong 5000, which it described as the most powerful 5G modem in the world.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:58:55 -0500)

Microsoft says Bing search engine blocked in China
Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine has been blocked in China, the company said on Wednesday, making it the latest foreign technology service to be shut down behind the country's Great Firewall.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:47:16 -0500)

Ghosn resigned from Renault last night: French finance minister
Carlos Ghosn has resigned from French carmaker Renault , French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told Bloomberg Television in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:46:47 -0500)

North Korea's Kim 'believes in' Trump ahead of second Trump summit: KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spoke highly of U.S. President Donald Trump, state media said on Thursday, and expressed satisfaction over the results of talks between officials from both countries about a second summit between Kim and Trump.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:46:29 -0500)

Renault board asked to appoint Senard, Bollore: French government
Renault's board will be asked to appoint Jean-Dominique Senard and Thierry Bollore to replace departing Chairman and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn when it meets later on Thursday, a French government spokesman said.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:46:11 -0500)

Australia says one of its nationals, a former Chinese diplomat, being held in Beijing
A former Chinese diplomat who has Australian citizenship is being held in residential detention in China, government ministers said, and Canberra was disappointed in how long it took Beijing to notify them after the man went missing.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:28:25 -0500)

China says Australian Yang held on suspicion of endangering state security
Chinese authorities are holding Australian Yang Hengjun in Beijing on suspicion of endangering state security, China's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:27:55 -0500)

Australian writer held in China suspected of espionage, lawyer says
An Australian writer detained in China is being held on suspicion of espionage, his lawyer told Reuters on Thursday.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:24:25 -0500)

U.S. copper projects gain steam thanks to electric vehicle trend
Once seen as a laggard in the global mining industry, U.S. copper deposits have quietly drawn more than $1.1 billion in investments from small and large miners alike as Tesla and other electric carmakers scramble for more of the red metal.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:38:42 -0500)

Like a son but cheaper: harried South Koreans pamper pets instead of having kids
Kang Sung-il buys Sancho, his Pomeranian, a toy every business trip and this Lunar New Year holiday will dress him up in a new $50 suit to visit 'grandma', Kang's mother.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:38:23 -0500)

China could gain, U.S. lose from Japan-South Korea feuds: Japan PM adviser
Beijing could gain and Washington lose if feuding persists between U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, a foreign policy adviser to Japan's premier said on Thursday after the latest row involving a Japanese patrol plane and South Korean warship.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:36:43 -0500)

South Sudan embraces old enemy Sudan, now rocked by protests
Embattled Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is receiving words of support from some unlikely places as he faces deadly protests calling for him to step down.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:24:25 -0500)

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