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General Dynamics warns Canada of huge liability if it cancels Saudi deal

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Martin Acosta OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian arm of General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) warned Ottawa on Monday the federal government would incur “billions of dollars of liability” by unilaterally scrapping Read More

Davos U-turn: World Economic Forum welcomes all Russian businessmen after boycott threat

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has backtracked on its decision to bar three Russian businessmen from next year’s meeting in Davos. The turnabout comes after Moscow threatened to boycott the year’s biggest business event. Russia will participate in January’s prestigious business and political meeting in Switzerland, the WEF announced on Sunday. Managing director and head Read More

Thailand could legalise same-sex civil partnerships

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Thailand could be the first country in southeast Asia to legally recognise same-sex civil partnerships – if the government approves a new bill this month. As well as LGBTQI relationships being acknowledged under Thai law for the first time, other changes would include inheritance and property rights for same-sex couples, and the right to give Read More

Climate talks pass baton in race to stop global warming

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to limit global warming in a polarized world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures rising. COP24 President Michal Kurtyka speaks during a final session of the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Read More

Jailed Catalan official brought to hospital after 2 weeks of hunger strike

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Jailed Catalan leader Jordi Turull has been transferred to an infirmary, after his Health deteriorated 14 days into the hunger strike he and a colleague began, to demand a fair trial over their role in the independence referendum. The former spokesman for the regional Catalan government of Carles Puigdemont was relocated to the infirmary inside Read More

Ukrainian Orthodox hierarchs refuse to take part in Poroshenko’s ‘unification council’

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Hierarchs of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have refused en masse to take part in the so-called ‘unification council’ championed by the country’s president, sending “invitations” to the event back without reply. The unification council kicks off on Saturday in Kiev. The event, announced by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko himself in early December, is supposed Read More

Head of Russian Orthodox Church urges world leaders to stop Kiev from tampering with religion

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The fate of millions of faithful and over 200 monasteries are in the hands of Ukraine’s president, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said, urging the international community to stop Kiev from deepening the religious rift. “Recently, the interference of the leaders of the secular Ukrainian state in church affairs has grown into a Read More

Global growth worry hits stocks, but U.S. data lifts dollar

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe intensified global growth worries as investors weighed the broader impact of the trade dispute between the United States and China. Euro zone business ended the year on a weak note, expanding at the slowest pace Read More

Indians ‘infinitely superior’ to blacks: Gandhi statue removed for racist remarks against Africans

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A statue of world-famous Indian independence activist and pacifist Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from the University of Ghana campus after protests from students and faculty over racist remarks he made against Africans. The Gandhi statue was unveiled in Accra two years ago but was removed in the middle of the night Tuesday by order Read More

Deutsche Telekom reviews Huawei ties; Orange says no on 5G

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FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) – Huawei faces fresh challenges in Europe after Germany’s Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) announced it would review its vendor strategy and Orange (ORAN.PA) said it would not hire the Chinese firm to build its next-generation network in France. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG is seen at the Read More