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New Zealand volcano: Minute's silence marks one week after eruption
December 16, 2019
A minute's silence has been observed, a week after the eruption that killed at least 16 people.

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Japan government spokesman hopes Japan, South Korea study North Korean issue with rigor
December 16, 2019
Japan's top government spokesman on Monday said he hopes Japan and South Korea study the North Korean issue "with rigor" as tensions with Pyongyang rise after it conducted a series of weapons tests and a war of words with the United States.
New Zealand holds minute of silence for volcano victims
December 16, 2019
New Zealanders across the country observed a minute of silence on Monday to honor the victims of last week's fatal volcanic eruption, as police continued efforts to recover two bodies.
U.S. envoy Biegun to North Korea: 'We're here, you know how to reach us'
December 16, 2019
U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to discuss "all issues of interest."
Philippines hunts for survivors after quake levels trade building
December 16, 2019
Rescue teams in the southern Philippines searched for signs of life on Monday in a collapsed shopping center after a powerful earthquake that killed at least three people and wounded dozens more.
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China Pulls U.K. Soccer Game After Star Player Slams Beijing Over Uighurs
December 16, 2019
China’s main state broadcaster, CCTV, abruptly pulled an English Premier League game involving Arsenal from its airwaves on Sunday, putting Beijing in conflict with a second major global sports league.
Volcanoes and Other Adventures in Tourism Are Seductive---but They Can Be Deadly
December 16, 2019
The deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island shines the spotlight on adventure tourism, as countries with potentially hazardous natural wonders face the challenge of keeping people safe as they seek to boost tourist arrivals.
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Apple’s Busy Week: a $52,000 Mac Pro and an Acquisition of Better Camera Technology
December 14, 2019
And all the other Apple headlines this week.
With Transparency Declining at Google, Internal Conflict Is on the Rise
December 14, 2019
And why one employee called a potential shift in company policy “a total collapse of Google culture.”
The Case of Liu vs. Liu
December 14, 2019
Has the accuser of JD.com founder become China's Monica Lewinsky?
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Oil prices fall but hold near three-month high on trade deal agreement
December 16, 2019
Oil prices fell but remained near three-month highs on Monday after the United States and China agreed to an initial trade deal, a move market participants said could stoke oil demand and boost trade flows.
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Oil prices fall but hold near three-month high on trade deal agreement
December 16, 2019
Oil prices fell but remained near three-month highs on Monday after the United States and China agreed to an initial trade deal, a move market participants said could stoke oil demand and boost trade flows.
Gold prices fall as easing trade worries lead to riskier bets
December 16, 2019
Gold prices inched lower on Monday as investors moved to riskier assets following the announcement of an interim deal between the United States and China that cooled a 17-month-old trade dispute.
Chinese yuan and Aussie dollar off four-month high, sterling ticks up
December 16, 2019
The Chinese yuan and the Australian dollar hovered below four-month highs touched last week in early Monday trade as investors pored over the U.S.-China trade deal, while sterling stayed strong after a decisive UK general election.
Chinese stocks muted despite optimism with phase one US-China deal 'totally done'
December 15, 2019
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday that the phase one U.S.-China trade deal reached on Friday is "totally done."
Dollar down after US-China trade deal; pound jumps on win by UK PM Johnson
December 13, 2019
The dollar edged lower against a basket of currencies on Friday as news of an initial China-U.S. trade deal and an election victory for Britain's Brexit-backing Conservative Party appeared to clear the fog on the global investment horizon, hurting safe-haven demand for the greenback.
European stocks close higher on US-China deal; UK stocks rally on election result
December 13, 2019
European stocks surged Friday after news that the U.S. and China have reached a phase one trade deal in principle, while the U.K.'s ruling Conservative Party won a commanding majority in the general election.
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US investor bids to keep China out of Philippine shipyard
December 15, 2019
Alliance with Australian shipbuilder has backing of local Navy
IFF-DuPont deal creates $45bn flavourings giant
December 15, 2019
New York company wins bidding against Kerry for nutrition and biosciences unit

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WORLD • Opinion
Europe’s Green Deal
December 13, 2019

The Green Deal announced by the European Commission is a demonstration of European social democracy at work. A mixed economy, combining markets, government regulation, the public sector, and civil society, will pursue a mixed strategy, combining public goals, public and private investments, and public support.

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In Era of Hardening Identities, Trump Order on Jews Kindles Questions Old and New
December 15, 2019
The president said he wanted to target anti-Semitic speech on campuses, but in the time of new nationalism, nothing is really that simple.
After Volcano Blast, New Zealand Asks if Adventure Tourism Can Last
December 15, 2019
The eruption on White Island has set off an intense debate on exploiting nature for thrills.
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