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October 20, 2018 1:55 AM Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

In this image made from a March 2018 video provided by Metafora Production, Jamal Khashoggi speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location. Eighteen days after Khashoggi disappeared, Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the 59-year-old writer has died in what it said was a “fistfight” inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul 72

October 19, 2018 10:20 AM With Naval Exercises, China Cozies Up to U.S. Friends in Southeast Asia

Washington has long used joint maneuvers to build relationships with countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia SINGAPORE—China is expanding its military cooperation with U.S. security partners in Southeast Asia, seeking to bind those countries closer to Beijing and loosen their long-established defense ties with Washington 71

October 18, 2018 7:17 AM VW to offer buyer incentive for scrapping older German diesels

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) on Thursday said it will offer trade-in incentives and a bonus for scrapping older diesel vehicles in Germany, in a move to stave off driving bans in polluted cities. VW will offer an incentive for customers who agree to scrap diesel vehicles equipped with older euro 1 to euro 4 engines, the carmaker said. German 79

October 12, 2018 12:48 PM German justice minister committed to tougher sanctions on companies

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is committed to introducing tougher sanctions against companies that foster criminal behavior in the wake of Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) diesel emissions scandal, the country’s justice minister said. In an interview published in Friday’s edition of the Handelsblatt newspaper, Katarina Barley said she had seen a pattern 97

October 10, 2018 2:26 AM Huawei unveils chips to boost cloud computing at Shanghai conference

(Reuters) - China’s Huawei, the world’s largest telecom-equipment maker, unveiled two new artificial intelligence powered chips to boost its cloud computing business at the company’s annual global partners’ conference, Huawei Connect, on Wednesday. Huawei set up a cloud business unit last year in an attempt to get a share of the public cloud market in China 85

October 9, 2018 7:22 PM Big Oil’s Bet on Natural Gas Is a Slow Burn

Exxon and Shell are among the companies planning big new investments in liquefied natural gas Big Oil is betting on natural gas as the fuel of the future, but companies face a challenge to show they can make as much money producing and selling cargoes of gas as they could from tankers of crude. Last week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced a liquefied natural 92

October 8, 2018 8:39 PM China's Tencent invests $180 million in Brazil fintech Nubank

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Chinese gaming and social media firm Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) paid $180 million for an undisclosed minority stake in Brazilian financial technology company Nu Pagamentos SA, both companies said on Monday. The move marks Tencent’s debut in Latin America’s largest economy at a time when Nubank, as the company is known, is preparing 89

October 8, 2018 3:42 PM U.S.-China Tensions Break Out in Beijing

Senior official tells Pompeo he needs stable relations, citing efforts to pressure North Korea U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo exchanged testy words with his Chinese counterpart on Monday as a rapid deterioration of ties between their countries threatens to jeopardize future cooperation over North Korea. The frosty talks in Beijing came shortly after 70

October 8, 2018 10:28 AM Turkey puts import quotas on steel: WTO filing

GENEVA (Reuters) - Turkey will introduce quotas on the amount of steel it imports from Oct. 17, with an additional 25 percent duty levied on any imports above the quotas, it said in a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Monday, blaming a surge in imports. It said it had begun investigating the case for emergency “safeguard” measures in April 78

October 4, 2018 1:26 PM Campbell in Talks to Sell Fresh Unit to Investors Led by Former Bolthouse CEO

Jeff Dunn helped sell juice maker to Campbell for $1.55 billion in 2012 Campbell Soup Co. is in talks to sell its fresh-foods business including Bolthouse Farms to investors led by that brand’s former chief executive, according to people familiar with those discussions. Jeff Dunn, who helped a private-equity firm sell Bolthouse to Campbell six years 76