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US senator Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential bid

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Kamala Harris, the second black female senator in US history, has entered the 2020 presidential race, joining an already crowded Democrat field. Ms Harris, 54, told ABC’s Good Morning America: “I love my country. This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best Read More

As outlook darkens, central banks think hard about their language

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – As central banks stock up on policy ammunition in the face of a worsening global economic outlook, they are having to reassess one of their most delicate weapons – the ‘forward guidance’ they use to flag their intentions to the markets. A Swiss police officer observes the surrounding area from atop Read More

China's Huawei in unprecedented media blitz as it battles heightened scrutiny

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Huawei has launched an unprecedented public relations blitz, thrusting its low-key founder in front of international media as the telecoms firm seeks to ease concern among Western nations bent on shutting it out of their markets. FILE PHOTO: Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei walks inside Huawei’s headquarters in the Read More

Italian deputy PM calls on EU to sanction France for its 'continued colonization' of Africa

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The Italian deputy prime minister has blamed France for the European migrant crisis, accusing it of impoverishing African nations with “colonialist” policies. He promised to take the issue to the EU and other international bodies. Luigi Di Maio, leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and Italy’s Deputy PM, launched a scathing attack on France, Read More

Crackdown on Zimbabwe protesters 'a taste of things to come'

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Zimbabwe’s president has cut short his overseas trip after a deadly crackdown on protesters in the African country – which his government has called “just a foretaste of things to come”. Emmerson Mnangagwa had been under growing pressure to end his two-week trip abroad – during which he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Read More

IOC knew Russian athletes were clean, but concealed evidence of their innocence – lawyer

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Russian athletes, falsely accused of a doping scheme at Sochi 2014, could’ve avoided career-ruining bans if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) didn’t conceal facts of their innocence, an athlete’s lawyer told RT. Russian sport has won a crucial legal battle on Saturday. Swiss Supreme Court has turned down the IOC’s appeal against the Court of Read More

Ghosn may have had questionable ethics, co-chair of external Nissan probe says

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The co-chair of a committee set up by Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) to examine the root cause of alleged financial misconduct by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn said he believed Ghosn may have had questionable ethical standards. FILE PHOTO: The logos of car manufacturers Renault and Nissan are seen in front Read More