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'África's richest woman' out of Davos well before New! 2020-01-20 14:06:36DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - The rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as “Africa's richest woman,” is evident

Trump heads to Switzerland with Senate trial to New! 2020-01-20 13:42:05WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watchin

Climate not considered a top 10 risk by New! 2020-01-20 12:34:23DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos thi

Guaidó meets with allies pointing to Venezuela terror New! 2020-01-20 12:21:37BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America in condemning Presiden

German court convicts Tamil man over killing of New! 2020-01-20 11:56:01BERLIN (AP) - A German court convicted a Sri Lankan man Monday of accessory to murder in the 2005 killing of the South Asian nation's foreign ministe

EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya New! 2020-01-20 11:47:14BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union countries have agreed to “refocus” the mission of the bloc’s anti-migrant smuggler naval operation in

China reports coronavirus cases top more than 200 New! 2020-01-20 11:12:06The number of cases of the coronavirus, a mysterious pneumonia-like illness that started in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has topped more than 20

Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit New! 2020-01-20 10:57:26BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its national oil company said, in a sign th

Sadiq Khan, London mayor, goes after Trump: 'We New! 2020-01-20 10:47:38London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Boris Johnson's government is too "sycophantic" toward the Trump administration and that the U.K. needs to make clear

Putin sends his constitutional proposals to Parliament New! 2020-01-20 09:59:42MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted to parliament a package of constitutional amendments widely seen as an attempt to s

Vermont voters may cast presidential primary ballots early 2020-01-20 09:13:16MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermonters can now vote early in the upcoming presidential primary elections. The early voting period for the March 3 primary

Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in Sarajevo 2020-01-20 07:57:34SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Dozens of people on Monday gathered for a protest in Sarajevo because of dangerously high levels of air pollution

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Prince Harry says stepping back a 'great sadness,' 2020-01-19 16:36:52Prince Harry said on Sunday it brought him great sadness that he was leaving his royal duties after agreeing with Queen Elizabeth that he and his wife

Beirut rocked by violence as Lebanese security forces, 2020-01-19 15:47:44Lebanese security forces fired water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas on Sunday to try to break up stone-throwing protesters in Beirut, which has

China to take measures to stop spread of 2020-01-19 15:39:17Wuhan's health authority confirmed earlier on Sunday 17 more cases of the virus in the city, bringing the total number of known patients there to 62.

'We have a truce': Oft-broken arms embargo for 2020-01-19 12:32:31The participants at Sunday's summit in Berlin agreed to provide no further military support to the warring parties while a ceasefire lasts, German Ch

Bodies of 11 Ukrainians killed in Iran plane 2020-01-19 06:12:11The bodies of the 11 Ukrainians who died when Iranian missiles shot down a passenger plane have arrived in Ukraine for a farewell ceremony.

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in 2020-01-19 05:54:01Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park but later spilled onto th

Major Canadian pot companies facing proposed class-action lawsuits 2020-01-19 04:00:00Some of Canada’s biggest cannabis producers are facing a flurry of proposed class-action lawsuits in the United States after investors were hit

Trump, Democrats offer duelling arguments ahead of Senate 2020-01-18 17:50:18Donald Trump's Saturday answer to the Senate's formal impeachment summons calls the two articles of impeachment passed by the House last month "a d

More than 150 injured after police, protesters clash 2020-01-18 14:14:44Riot police fired tear gas and sprayed water cannons near parliament in Lebanon's capital Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters after riots br

Prince Harry and Meghan will give up royal 2020-01-18 13:53:40Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will no longer be working members of the Royal Family and will, therefore, no longer use thei

Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension 2020-01-18 12:14:33Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close Friday while they denounced the French go

Iran sending black boxes of downed plane to 2020-01-18 10:48:13Iran is sending to Ukraine the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military accidentally shot down this month, Tasnim news agency re


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IMF cuts global growth forecasts as India falters, 2020-01-20 08:54:58The International Monetary Fund on Monday trimmed back its 2020 global growth forecasts due to sharper-than-expected slowdowns in India and other emer

BBC's Hall to step down ahead of crunch 2020-01-20 08:40:38The BBC's most powerful man will step down in six months to allow a new person to lead negotiations with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government o

Global FDI dips, hit by Hong Kong divestment, 2020-01-20 08:38:03Global direct foreign investment (FDI) dipped slightly around the world last year, hit by massive divestment in Hong Kong and a drop in flows into Bri

Boeing customer Air Lease says 'damaged' MAX brand 2020-01-20 07:57:58The chairman of major aircraft leasing firm Air Lease , which has 150 of Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet on order, on Monday called on the U.S. manufa

Global stocks stay near record highs; focus turns 2020-01-20 07:52:02World stocks traded just below record highs on Monday, pausing ahead of this week's central bank meetings, economic data and earnings, while oil pric

Key events in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition 2020-01-20 07:25:12Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, will appear in a Vancouver, Canada, courtroom on Monday for the first day of her

Meng Wanzhou's freedom on trial as China-U.S. clash 2020-01-20 07:25:12Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will be in a Vancouver courtroom on Monday for the first day of her extradition trial, a process expected

China repeats call on Canada to release Huawei 2020-01-20 07:22:13China repeated its call on Monday for Canada to release detained Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as soon as possible, ahead o

Apple's Cook says global corporate tax system must 2020-01-20 07:16:30Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Monday, backing changes to global

Markets regulators struggling to keep up with technology: 2020-01-20 07:08:06The rapid growth of digital assets and computer-driven investment advice has become a key challenge for regulators in trying to keep up with technolog

A thousand EU financial firms plan to open 2020-01-20 06:49:31More than a thousand banks, asset managers, payments companies and insurers in the European Union plan to open offices in post-Brexit Britain so they

Oil rises as Libyan oilfields shut down 2020-01-20 06:33:56Oil prices rose to their highest in more than week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military block

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More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium 2020-01-19 23:05:20The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

Stagecoach takes rail franchise row to High Court 2020-01-19 19:00:29Stagecoach and its partners say the government acted unlawfully in barring them from bidding.

Davos 2020: An overview of the WEF summit 2020-01-19 18:57:58BBC News looks at some of the numbers around the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Isabel dos Santos: Africa's richest woman 'ripped off 2020-01-19 13:07:19Leaked documents reveal how Isabel dos Santos made her fortune through exploitation and corruption.

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre 2020-01-19 10:41:24The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.

Comme Des Garçons in row over models' cornrow 2020-01-19 09:35:19The Japanese fashion brand is accused of cultural appropriation at Paris Fashion Week.

What has Donald Trump actually achieved on trade? 2020-01-18 19:09:43The self-styled "Tariff Man" uses tariffs for negotiation, but how successful has he been?

Post Office 'assisting' review of postmasters' convictions 2020-01-18 19:03:48The Post Office's response comes after ex-workers call for convictions to be overturned.

Davos 2020: What to expect at the WEF 2020-01-18 19:02:32BBC Economics editor Faisal Islam on what to look out for at this year's summit in Davos.

UK businesses warn over divergence from EU rules 2020-01-18 11:03:44Food prices could rise after Sajid Javid said there will be no alignment with EU rules after Brexit, businesses say.

Disney culls 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox in 2020-01-18 05:51:37The company wants to distance its film studio from Rupert Murdoch's news company, US media report.

Davos 2020: What is the World Economic Forum 2020-01-17 17:40:09The rich and powerful will gather in Davos this week, but claims of elitism still dog the event.