Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

Japan's Hitachi put a $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country's plans for the replacement of ageing plants.
Weak bond trading hurts Morgan Stanley results

Weak bond trading hurts Morgan Stanley results

Morgan Stanley's quarterly profit and revenue missed Wall Street's targets, sending its shares lower. As Fred Katayama reports, its trading revenue fell unlike that of archrival, Goldman Sachs.
Congolese Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby

Congolese Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby

In a rare case that's surprised doctors, a pregnant woman who was infected with ebola virus has now given birth to a healthy baby.
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Start-up Bamboo Airways launches in crowded Vietnam market

Start-up Bamboo Airways launches in crowded Vietnam market

Bamboo Airways launches its long-delayed maiden commercial flight to become the fifth Vietnamese airline, heightening competition in the aviation sector of a southeast Asian nation emerging as a popular tourist destination.
California foie gras ban upheld, producers lament

California foie gras ban upheld, producers lament

French producers are crying foul after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn California's ban on foie gras, the delicacy derived from force-fed geese.
SocGen warning, Huawei frictions drag European shares

SocGen warning, Huawei frictions drag European shares

A profit warning from Societe Generale and new frictions over Chinese tech giant Huawei weighed on European shares on Thursday, as investors turned their focus to the start of the earnings season.
UK Lotus cars to be 'Made in China' at new Geely plant - documents

UK Lotus cars to be 'Made in China' at new Geely plant - documents

The Chinese owner of Lotus plans to start producing the British sports car brand in China for the first time with the opening of a new 9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) factory in Wuhan city, company job advertisements and government documents showed.
U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE

U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have introduced bills that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei, ZTE or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws.
Greek PM narrowly wins confidence vote

Greek PM narrowly wins confidence vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece's approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia's name and averting the prospect of a snap election.
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Trump's new missile strategy looks to space

Trump's new missile strategy looks to space

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped American missile defense strategy that looks at ways to boost America's security, including by possibly deploying a new layer of space-based sensors.
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9/11 survivor among the 21 killed in Kenya

9/11 survivor among the 21 killed in Kenya

An American 9/11 survivor, two "inseparable" Kenyan cousins, and a British citizen are among the 21 people killed in the Nairobi siege that ended after 20 hours.
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FBI thwarts Georgia man's alleged plot to attack White House

FBI thwarts Georgia man's alleged plot to attack White House

A Georgia man is under arrest and has been charged with plotting to attack the White House and other federal government buildings, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak said on Wednesday.
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ISIS-claimed attack kills U.S. troops in Syria

ISIS-claimed attack kills U.S. troops in Syria

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed two U.S. troops and two civilians working for the U.S. military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all Ame
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Senators grill Trump's new EPA pick on pro-coal record

Senators grill Trump's new EPA pick on pro-coal record

Democratic lawmakers grilled President Donald Trump's new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, about his past as a coal industry lobbyist during his confirmation hearing Wednesday but have little hope of blocking him in th
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Bank earnings fuel Wall Street

Bank earnings fuel Wall Street

Wall Street's major indexes hit one-month highs on Wednesday. As Fred Katayama reports, upbeat earnings from Bank of America and Goldman Sachs boosted investor sentiment.
Many coffee species threatened with extinction - scientists

Many coffee species threatened with extinction - scientists

Climate change and deforestation are putting more than half the world's wild coffee species at risk of extinction, including the popular commercial coffees Arabica and Robusta, scientists warned on Wednesday (Jan 16).
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British PM May's government survives no confidence vote

British PM May's government survives no confidence vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government has won a no confidence vote, but still needs to find a way out of the deepest crisis in British politics for half a century.
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Auto execs fret about political uncertainty

Auto execs fret about political uncertainty

Auto executives attending the auto show in Detrot say political uncertainty around trade disputes and a government shutdown is costing the industry.
Sears chairman wins bankruptcy auction

Sears chairman wins bankruptcy auction

Sears chairman Eddie Lampert won bankruptcy auction, allowing the 126-year-old retailer to keep its doors open, sources told Reuters.
Snap shares hit by second CFO exit in a year

Snap shares hit by second CFO exit in a year

Shares of Snap plunged after second finance chief left the Snapchat operator in a year since a much-criticized redesign.
Brexit chaos threatens expats' Spanish paradise

Brexit chaos threatens expats' Spanish paradise

A long-established expatriate population in Spain's Costa del Sol is hoping for a Brexit solution amid much uncertainity -- because their very right to live there could be at risk.
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Stage sets for WEF Davos, but some big players absent

Stage sets for WEF Davos, but some big players absent

The big theme of this year's World Economic Forum in Davos will be 'Globalization 4.0', But as Laura Frykberg reports, some of the world's biggest leaders won't be there to discuss it.
Rising trading revenue lifts Goldman's results

Rising trading revenue lifts Goldman's results

Goldman Sachs swung to a quarterly profit from a loss, and those earnings topped expectations. It was the only Wall Street bank to grow its trading revenue.
Nissan plans to file for damages against Ghosn - source

Nissan plans to file for damages against Ghosn - source

Nissan plans to file a civil suit against ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn to claim damages resulting from the alleged misuse of company funds, a person with knowledge of the issue said, adding to the high-profile executive's legal headaches.