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Before his accidental online shopping habit, Rocco the African Gray parrot was put up for adoption by the National Animal WelfaTrust sanctuary because it feared his swearing would scare visitors, the Daily Mail reported on December 14. The parrot has attempted to order lightbulbs, ice cream and a kite. In fact this "skill" had landed Rocco in trouble previously when he had to be relocated from the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in Berkshire due to his "bad language", according ...
  • White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei arrest

    White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei arrest

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    He was sentenced to 46 months in prison. But Canadian law dictates that people who have been arrested or detained are given a reason. Now, there are fears of what China may do next. While the government promptly protested against the arrest and demanded her release, the Foreign Ministry later said it was waiting for details on her capture.
  • Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada, says Canada's Justice Deptartment

    Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada, says Canada's Justice Deptartment

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    According to The Globe and Mail , it is alleged that Meng attempted to evade USA trade sanctions against Iran. The aim of the Justice Department's investigation is to prevent companies, such as Huawei and ZTE Corp. Earlier this year, Huawei's rival ZTE Corp . was slapped with a ban on buying US -made equipment over similar accusations. USA authorities have been probing Huawei on suspicion that it may have shipped US -made products to Iran and other countries in violation of US export ...
  • Qatar's exit puts question mark on OPEC's future

    Qatar's exit puts question mark on OPEC's future

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    Qatar, which has been a member of OPEC for 57 years, will still attend the organization's meeting on Thursday and Friday of this week, and will abide by its commitments, he said. The Gulf state's energy minister Saad al-Kaabi told a news conference in Doha it wanted to focus efforts on bolstering its dominance in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.
  • President George HW Bush Dead at 94

    President George HW Bush Dead at 94

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    He will be buried at the presidential library in Texas, alongside his wife, Barbara Bush, who died seven months ago. He wrote, "Air Force One has arrived in Houston for what will technically be called "Special Air Mission 41" tomorrow and Wednesday".
  • Trump and China Called a Truce in the Trade War. Now What?

    Trump and China Called a Truce in the Trade War. Now What?

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    Meanwhile, the state-run China Daily said in the editorial that "the fact that the two leaders could sit down for candid talks and agree to avoid the looming escalation of trade tariffs to allow for continuing trade negotiations, shows that both sides are aware of how damaging they would be, not just on each other but the global economy as a whole".
  • Trump touts new US BMW factory. But that’s not happening

    Trump touts new US BMW factory. But that’s not happening

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    GM said numerous US employees affected by the plan announced Monday would have the opportunity to shift to other plants where the company would need more workers to support growth in trucks, crossovers and SUVs. "The president wants to see American companies build cars here in America not build them overseas and he is hopeful that GM will continue to do that here", she said.
  • 'DIRE CONSEQUENCES' Trump poised for China trade war showdown at G20

    'DIRE CONSEQUENCES' Trump poised for China trade war showdown at G20

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    China aims to persuade the United States not to impose the larger tariffs, but Trump said it was " highly unlikely " he would back down. Oil prices steadied, while the USA dollar, which has benefited from safe-haven flows this year as the trade conflict worsened, rose against peers.
  • Dolce & Gabbana show in Shanghai cancelled after offensive ad campaign

    Dolce & Gabbana show in Shanghai cancelled after offensive ad campaign

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    Chinese e-commerce firm Yangmatou has taken 58,000 Dolce & Gabbana products off its site, saying "the motherland is more important than anything else". "I am really happy Chinese people are standing up to the discrimination and as money is what these brands want the most from us, we should choose wisely who we give our money to!" said another.
  • EU endorses Brexit deal and warns: there’s no better offer

    EU endorses Brexit deal and warns: there’s no better offer

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    The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, on which May relies to get her government majority, on Saturday reinforced her party's rejection of the Brexit deal. Unlike the withdrawal agreement, which will be legally binding after it is approved by British and European parliaments, the political document is loosely worded and aspirational, an outline for future talks, which will likely take years to complete.
  • Apple Stock Price Target Is Cut Again at Goldman

    Apple Stock Price Target Is Cut Again at Goldman

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    The report comes after Apple suppliers across the world slashed forecast over lower than expected demand thanks to lowered demand from the Cupertino-technology giant. There's a good chance that this year we will see a similar situation with iPhone iPhone XS and XR. This is the second time in as many years that Apple has cut production orders for one of its newest iPhones.
  • Renault shares PLUNGE as chief Carlos Ghosn 'faces arrest in Japan'

    Renault shares PLUNGE as chief Carlos Ghosn 'faces arrest in Japan'

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    Spokesmen for Renault and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Motors alliance did not immediately return calls and messages seeking comment on the arrest reports . Management, including Saikawa, was strongly alarmed by moves for the two companies to completely integrate their management in keeping with the French government's intentions, and nervously watched every step Ghosn made.
  • French protester killed in accident at anti-fuel tax blockade

    French protester killed in accident at anti-fuel tax blockade

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    French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, standing firm against a wave of grassroots protests, said Sunday that fuel tax hikes would remain in place despite nationwide agitation. Protesters pledged to target tollbooths, roundabouts and the bypass that rings Paris on Saturday. They called themselves "yellow jackets" because most were wearing the fluorescent yellow vests that must be kept in vehicles of all French drivers in case of auto troubles.
  • Backlash over costs of Amazon HQ2 locating to New York, Virginia

    Backlash over costs of Amazon HQ2 locating to New York, Virginia

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    In New York, the company will receive "performance-based direct incentives of $1.525 billion" over the next decade based on creating 25,000 jobs in Long Island City . Michael Gianaris, a Queens lawmaker who described the offered funds as a "ransom" NY was paying. New York Assemblyman Michael Blake takes the podium.
  • In Wake Of Camp Fire, 631 People Are Missing In Butte County

    In Wake Of Camp Fire, 631 People Are Missing In Butte County

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    More than 9,000 firefighters from across the country, using more than 1,000 engines, have been battling the blazes, including the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, around 500 miles (805km) to the south. Searching has intensified in the town of Paradise in northern California which was completely obliterated in the recent wildfires. As of Thursday evening, the fire stands at 140,000 acres and is 40 percent contained.
  • Crude mood: Oil enters bear market, plunging most since 2015

    Crude mood: Oil enters bear market, plunging most since 2015

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    But OPEC followed that up with a monthly report on the state of the oil market showing another cut to its demand forecasts - the fourth in a row. The sharp drop in prices was seen after US President Donald Trump tweeted same Monday that Saudi Arabia and OPEC should not cut production to reduce supply.