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USA lawmakers introduce bipartisan bills targeting China's Huawei and ZTE

Huawei has been under increasing pressure in the US, Europe and elsewhere amid growing concerns that Beijing could use the company's equipment for spying, some...


Brexit: Election failure puts pressure on Corbyn to back vote

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said it was "inconceivable" for Labour to enter talks with the government on how to get its Brexit deal through parliament. "I und...


China Focus: China's record high foreign trade volume highlights economic resilience

China's General Administration of Customs admitted last Monday that the biggest concern in trade in the upcoming year was the external uncertainty, reports an...


United Kingdom parliament vote expected to prompt Brexit delay

May's aides in Downing Street are scrambling to ensure the Prime Minister looks in command of events, even if she loses badly. If, as widely expected, May los...


Cathay Pacific sells steeply discounted premium flights, again

Less than two weeks after airline Cathay Pacific sold first class tickets for less than $1,000 another ticketing error has seen flights from Europe to Hong K...


Swindon safe (for now) as M&S announces 17 more store closures

Marks and Spencer closed its store in Newmarket in August, and its store on Pier Avenue in Clacton Town Centre in November, and that premises is still now vaca...


Brexit vote defeat: What happens now?

But Barnier opened the door to a new deal being forged if the cross-party talks promised by the prime minister leads to the United Kingdom seeking a closer rela...


Saudi Arabia goes beyond commitment to lowering oil product, export: minister

Earlier this week, Falih said the kingdom would cut its oil exports in January by 10 percent compared to November; meeting its goal of reducing output to 10.2 m...


What were the previous biggest government defeats in the House of Commons?

Strong critics of the Prime Minister, such as Boris Johnson, have also said they will vote for the Prime Minister, as they feel a Corbyn government would be muc...


Car, Truck Of The Year Revealed At The Detroit Auto Show

Truck honors went to the Ram 1500, which beat out two General Motors trucks - the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra - to win in a highly competitive and lucrat...


Huawei founder denies his company helps China spy, and he praises Trump

Ren Zhengfei , founder and CEO of Huawei, gestures during a round table meeting with the media in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Ja...


Brexit deal: Which way did your MP vote on the Withdrawal Agreement?

The deal, which is meant to establish terms for the March 29 exit and beyond, has been criticized from all sides, including from within May's own party. "Tomo...


Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn suffers ‘harsh treatment’ in jail, says wife

After the Special Investigation Department of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office indicted Ghosn, 64, on January 11 on aggravated breach of trust and...


Cadillac shows off its nameless-for-now first full electric

The BEV3 platform will underpin multiple future Cadillac body styles. The company promises that the auto will feature advanced drive units and battery cells...


Democrats boycott White House border security meeting

The partial shutdown is the longest in US history and its effects have begun to reverberate across the country, in one case in the form of longer lines at some ...


Volkswagen, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

At present, VW's India plans hover around localising the MQB A0 platform and rolling out multiple cars based on it starting 2020. VW and Ford will also jointl...


McDonald's Loses 'Big Mac' Trademark Case to Irish Chain

In a landmark judgement by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on Tuesday, the office said that McDonald's had not proven genuine use of the...


PM vows to 'listen' to concerns after historic defeat on Brexit deal

Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a motion of no confidence in Theresa May's government after her Brexit deal suffered a historic 230 vote-margin defeat in the House...


Jeremy Corbyn: Confidence vote ‘soon’ but Brexit plan later

Danielle Haralambous, UK analyst at The EIU, says: "Time is simply running out, and we're at a stage where Brexit can probably only happen in late March now ...


Retail inflation slips to 18-month low in December

Annual wholesale price inflation edged down to 3.80 percent last month, as food prices hardly rose and fuel cost increases nearly halved, government data showed...


Newmont grabs Goldcorp in $10B deal that creates world's top gold miner

The merged company created by combining Newmont Mining ( NEM -8.8%) and Goldcorp (GG +8%) will have the world's largest production and reserve base, and th...


China's trade surplus with the U.S. grew in 2018 but tariffs bite

The data raises questions about the success of the trade war and increased tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump against China in an attempt to reduce th...


Absences among US airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on

More than twice as many TSA agents called out sick on Monday compared to past year, according to the TSA. The government shutdown , which was initiated after...


Trump slams 'Jeff Bozo,' Washington Post over Amazon founder's divorce

Donald Trump brought out his Twitter-fingers to attack Jeff Bezos over his new girlfriend . Towns, cities and states throughout the US are being hurt - ma...


Despite Tariffs, American Farmers Still Support Trump

Trump says a wall is needed to stem illegal immigration and crime. The United States's ongoing trade war with China is a primary concern for us farmers th...


Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to U.S. counterparts affected by shutdown

The head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA) said the idea took root on Thursday when employees at a control center in Edmonton, Alberta, ch...


China '18 trade surplus with U.S. at record $323B

China's trade surplus with the U.S. widened previous year, while the country's imports and exports fell in December as the trade war begins to bite in the wor...


Government Shutdown Preventing FDA From Conducting Routine Safety Inspections

The FDA is continuing foreign inspections. Although the partial government shutdown that began on December 22 has caused the Food and Drug Administration (F...


Cadillac just revealed the design of its first EV

The new platform will be flexible, and adaptable to front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations. This will be the first model derived from GM's future EV p...


Zimbabwe fuel price shocker! Petrol price more than doubles

An Associated Press journalist saw three military trucks with soldiers headed for Chitungwiza, a large suburb southeast of Harare, the capital. Zimbabweans re...


Woman rides electrical cart, drinks wine from Pringles can

Another shopper said the woman had wrapped her wine-filled Pringles can in a brown paper bag. Workers at the store told authorities that the woman had been ri...


Donald Trump's trade war hits Chinese exports

However, in a sign that the White House's measures are having an impact, China's exports to the U.S. sank last month. Absent the tariffs, it is likely the surpl...


PG&E to declare bankruptcy

PG&E Corp, the biggest USA power utility, said on Monday it is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for all of its businesses as it faces potentially c...


Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to lay off 10 percent of workforce

SpaceX has since confirmed the news, saying in a statement that it must get "leaner" in order to achieve its goals - ones that, it said , "have bankrupted o...


United Kingdom family forced to sit on floor on flight

The family, from Alcester, Warwickshire, had paid £1,300 and were flying from Mahon in Menorca to Birmingham with TUI airlines. However, Mrs Taylor said that ...


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