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Danske Bank CEO quits in $234 billion money laundering scandal
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:48:11 -0400 - Danske Bank's chief executive Thomas Borgen quit on Wednesday in a money laundering scandal which involved 200 billion euros ($234 billion) flowing through its Estonian branch between 2007 and 2015, most of which was suspicious.
North Korea's Kim to allow international inspections in bid to revive nuclear talks
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:42:29 -0400 - North Korea said it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program.
Lawyer says director Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein in Judd's lawsuit
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:28:54 -0400 - "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd's legal team and could furnish "powerful" testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, her attorney said on Tuesday.
AstraZeneca plots China robot offensive to counter price cuts
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:43:33 -0400 - With smart cancer diagnostics, one-stop-shop diabetes kits and AI systems to improve ambulance pick-ups for patients with chest pain, AstraZeneca aims to move from simply supplying drugs to become a broad healthcare provider in China.
China to penalize $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:41:40 -0400 - China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
China won't weaken currency to boost exports, premier says
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:41:40 -0400 - China will not engage in competitive currency devaluations, Premier Li Keqiang stressed, hours after China hit back, with a softer punch than the one landed by the United States, in an escalating tariff war between the world's largest economies.
Leaders of North and South Korea to visit Mt. Baektu, official says
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:16:21 -0400 - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Mount Baektu in North Korea on Thursday, a spokesman for South Korea's presidential office said on Wednesday.
Asia rises as stimulus hopes lift Chinese stocks amid trade row
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:48:40 -0400 - Asian stocks rose across the board on Wednesday as expectations that Beijing would implement stimulus to soften the economic blow from the Sino-U.S. trade war helped Chinese shares rally.
Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:25:02 -0400 - A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday.
Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00:41 -0400 - Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.
Trump hails 'exciting' agreements by North Korea's Kim
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:36:49 -0400 - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed developments on Wednesday at an inter-Korean summit in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang as "very exciting".
North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:36:49 -0400 - The two Koreas have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday following a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Asian firms' confidence sinks to near three-year low on trade war fears: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD poll
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:12:09 -0400 - Confidence among Asian companies slumped to the weakest in almost three years in the third quarter as businesses feared blowback from a worsening global trade war, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.
China's Premier Li says unilateral trade actions will not resolve problems
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:16:00 -0400 - China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that multi-lateralism should be upheld, and that unilateral trade actions will not solve any problems.
North Korea to allow international inspections for nuclear dismantlement, if U.S. takes reciprocal measures
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:11:49 -0400 - North Korea agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a "permanent dismantlement" of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.
Two Koreas to sign joint statement after summit: Seoul
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:07:30 -0400 - Leaders of North and South Korea plan to sign a joint statement on inter-Korean relations after their summit on Wednesday in the North's capital Pyongyang, Seoul officials said.
Judiciary Committee chairman says 'no reason to delay' Ford testimony
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:05:26 -0400 - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday there is no reason to delay the testimony of Christine Bassley Ford, and an invitation for her to appear before the committee on Monday stands.
Carolinas deluged by floods as Florence moves on
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:51:54 -0400 - Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence's historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and repair efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home.
Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:32:57 -0400 - North Carolina estimated on Tuesday that 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 hogs died in Hurricane Florence, exceeding the number killed in the state's last major hurricane two years ago.
Over 267,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:24:54 -0400 - More than 267,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

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