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Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong
December 14, 2018
Donald Trump's convicted ex-lawyer insists he was directed by his boss to make hush money payments.

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EU leaders call for urgent action against disinformation
December 14, 2018
European Union leaders called for urgent action to combat fake news on the Internet at a summit on Friday, saying more needed to be done to safeguard next year's EU election against disinformation.
Hungarians protest at 'slave law' labor reform
December 14, 2018
Around 2,000 Hungarians protested late on Wednesday outside parliament against new legislation allowing employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime, a reform its critics have dubbed the "slave law".
Ethiopia to move troops from Eritrean border as relations thaw
December 14, 2018
Ethiopia will begin moving its troops away from the border with Eritrea, senior military officials said on Friday, months after the erstwhile enemies reopened it for the first time in 20 years.
Dutch church holding non-stop service to block deportations hopes for Christmas miracle
December 14, 2018
Worshippers at a church in the Netherlands that have been holding round-the-clock prayer services for more than six weeks to prevent an Armenian family from being deported are hoping for a Christmas miracle.
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Lucy Peng to Step Down as CEO of Alibaba's Lazada
December 14, 2018
Longtime Alibaba executive Lucy Peng is stepping down as chief executive of the e-commerce giant’s Lazada Group after nine months on the job.
Virgin Galactic Rockets Out of Atmosphere for First Time
December 14, 2018
Virgin Galactic LLC, Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, reached the edge of space in a test flight Thursday, four years after a fatal accident set back the project.
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Diesel Nemesis, Saudi Spend, LVMH: CEO Daily for December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018
The diesel industry's self-inflicted decline.
British Pound Declines as Traders Refocus on Brexit After May Survived Her No-Confidence Vote
December 12, 2018
The British currency has been volatile during Brexit's wild ride.
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WORLD • Markets
Treasury yields fall as Chinese data disappoints; traders look ahead to Fed meeting
December 14, 2018
U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday as traders digested fresh economic data out of China and looked ahead to next week's Federal Reserve meeting.
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Treasury yields fall as Chinese data disappoints; traders look ahead to Fed meeting
December 14, 2018
U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday as traders digested fresh economic data out of China and looked ahead to next week's Federal Reserve meeting.
European markets fall amid growing fears over global growth; Scout24 jumps 11%
December 14, 2018
European stocks were lower Friday afternoon, amid escalating concerns of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
Dow drops 200 points amid rising fears over global growth
December 14, 2018
Stocks fell sharply on Friday after weaker-than-expected data in China and Europe exacerbated concerns of a global economic slowdown.
Gold wilts on dollar strength, set for weekly decline
December 14, 2018
Gold eased for the second straight session to hit a one-week low on Friday as the dollar rose, putting the metal on track to post its biggest weekly fall in five ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate decision next week.
Oil falls on China economic data, output cuts support
December 14, 2018
Oil prices fell on Friday after China reported slower economic growth, pointing to lower fuel demand in the world's biggest oil importer, although market sentiment was supported by supply cuts agreed last week by major crude producers.
Euro hurt by weak PMIs and slowdown fears
December 14, 2018
The euro fell broadly on Friday as the euro zone economy showed more signs it's beginning to sputter, while the dollar made some headway as investors turned nervous about a slowdown in China.
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WORLD • Opinion
Europe in Disarray
December 13, 2018

In what by historical standards constitutes an instant, the future of democracy, prosperity, and peace in Europe has become uncertain. And with the US under President Donald Trump treating its allies like enemies, the continent must confront the growing threats it faces largely on its own.

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The Farm Bill Ignores the Real Troubles of U.S. Agriculture
December 14, 2018
True farming reform means adjusting the system to support small and midsize producers and cultivating a more sustainable system of agriculture.
The Year Justice Caught Up With Trumpworld
December 14, 2018
In 2018, impunity came to an end.
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