Renault’s Carlos Ghosn remains CEO after arrest, new deputy appointed

French automaker Renault has said that it has appointed its chief operating officer as deputy CEO to ensure day-to-day management.

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Under-fire UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigns

UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned on Tuesday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry.

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SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk renames his big rocket Starship

SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has announced he is changing the name of his monster rocket BFR, aimed at carrying people to the Moon and possibly one day to Mars, to "Starship."

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Judge bars Donald Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally

A federal judge has put a temporary halt to a Trump administration order denying the possibility of asylum to people who enter the US illegally.

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NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth's neighboring planet.

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Most Asian markets rise as investors weigh China-US trade row

Asian markets mostly rose Monday but investors were keeping a close eye on the China-US trade row after Donald Trump's optimistic comments on a possible deal were offset by a war of words between his vice president and Xi Jin

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Hundreds of schools shut in Burkina Faso over jihadi attacks

In Burkina Faso, a country struggling to contain jihadist violence, education is one of the victims of the insurgency, with hundreds of schools closed, teachers in hiding and pupils kept indoors over the fear of attacks.

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Strong undersea quake off Fiji, but no tsunami

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to cause any damage.

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Sad Donald Trump visits fire-wracked California, blames mismanagement

President Donald Trump expressed sadness at the devastation caused by fires in a California town, but persisted in his controversial claim that forest mismanagement was responsible for the tragedy, which has killed 76 and lef

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French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel aim to present united stance in Donald Trump era

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were due to meet in Berlin Sunday in a show of unity against rising populism in the era of US President Donald Trump.

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Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena seeks talks to end power struggle

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called crucial talks with political leaders in a bid to end a power struggle with the prime minister he sacked last month.

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APEC summit 2018: Police called on diplomats as tensions boil over

Police were called when Chinese officials attempted to "barge" into the office of Papua New Guinea's foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions boiled over.

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APEC summit 2018: Leaders seek unity after US, China spat

Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific nations battled to paper over gaping differences Sunday after an unusually sharp exchange of words between the group's two most powerful members, the US and China.

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France protest: 1 dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests

One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. The protester was killed when a driv


US China trade tension: Xi Jinping-Mike Pence clash over trade, influence in APEC summit

China and the US crossed swords Saturday ahead of an APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.

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US VP Mike Pence quashes rift reports with President Donald Trump

US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday dismissed reports of a rift with his boss President Donald Trump, saying the pair laughed about the suggestion in a phone call.

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California wildfire: Number of missing jumps to more than 1,000

The number of people missing in a devastating wildfire in northern California jumped to more than 1,000 on Friday, authorities said, as the remains of eight other victims were found by rescuers.

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Turkey has more evidence in journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder, claims report

Saudi prosecutors on Thursday announced indictments against 11 people and said a total of 21 individuals were in custody in connection with the killing.

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Lion Air crash: Indonesia jet crash victim’s family sues Boeing

The family of an Indonesian man killed in a Lion Air jet crash is suing Boeing, alleging that the accident may have been caused by a problem with the flight-control system in its newest 737 plane.

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Julian Assange charged in US, says WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday night.

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Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

An independent body to be constituted in the coming year will act as a "higher court" of sorts, considering appeals of content removal decisions made by the social network, Zuckerberg said.

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US, China clash over WTO at Asia-Pacific meeting

A bid by Washington to use an upcoming APEC summit to pillory the World Trade Organization has left member states deeply divided on the eve of leaders' arrivals.

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Five Saudi officials face death penalty for Jamal Khashoggi murder

Five Saudi officials face the death penalty for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, but Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not involved, the prosecutor said

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Rohingya rejection ruins Bangladesh repatriation effort

Frightened and angry Rohingya refugees on Thursday forced Bangladesh to call off efforts to start sending back some of the hundreds of thousands of the stateless Muslims to Myanmar, casting fresh doubt on a disputed repatriat

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Watch: South Africa makes world’s first human urine brick

One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo. Instead it could be a key ingredient in the construction of a greener office or new home.

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US urges sustained sanctions pressure on North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday took America's "pressure campaign" against North Korea to a summit of world leaders, as concerns mount over Pyongyang's key allies easing sanctions imposed over its nuclear programme.

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California wildfires: Search on for over 100 missing people

Paradise, a town of around 26,000 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, was popular with retirees and many of those reported missing by the sheriff's office are elderly -- in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

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