Headlines from Associated Press & Reuters
Political noise distracts central Europe's rate-setters – (Reuters)
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Formerly Philip Morris-backed foundation severs ties with nicotine industry – (Reuters)
A research foundation originally set up by Philip Morris International (PMI) <a href="https://www.reuters.com/markets/companies/PM.N" target="_blank">(PM.N)</a> will no longer accept any funding from the nicotine industry as it seeks to win credibility with t…
Wilders 'scout' leading first phase of Dutch election talks resigns – (Reuters)
The person named by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders as "scout" to investigate workable governing coalitions after elections in which Wilders won the most seats abruptly resigned on Monday.
Israel and Hamas look open to extending truce on its final day, with one more hostage swap planned – (Associated Press)
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel and Hamas appeared open to extending a cease-fire in Gaza that has halted their deadliest and most destructive war but is set to expire after Monday, with a fourth exchange of militant-held hostages for Palestinians imprisoned b…
BP enters Japan's power retail market – (Reuters)
BP <a href="https://www.reuters.com/markets/companies/BP.L" target="_blank">(BP.L)</a> said on Monday it has entered Japan's power market after receiving approval from the industry ministry to operate as a retail electricity provider.
Exclusive: Beijing stock exchange tells 'major shareholders' to refrain from selling -sources – (Reuters)
The Beijing Stock Exchange has de facto implemented a new policy that prevents major shareholders of companies listed on its bourse from selling stock, worried that such sales could douse a market rally, three people familiar with the matter said.
Insight: Wall Street gets creative as regulators demand more capital – (Reuters)
Earlier this fall, Morgan Stanley <a href="https://www.reuters.com/markets/companies/MS.N" target="_blank">(MS.N)</a> bought $300 million worth of protection against losses on some of its loans from Blackstone Group <a href="https://www.reuters.com/markets/co…
Ukraine is shipping more grain through the Black Sea despite threat from Russia – (Associated Press)
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Grain thunders into rail cars and trucks zip around a storage facility in central Ukraine, a place that growing numbers of companies turned to as they struggled to export their food to people facing hunger around the world.
Trump hints at expanded role for the military within the US. A legacy law gives him few guardrails – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaigning in Iowa this year, Donald Trump said he was prevented during his presidency from using the military to quell violence in primarily Democratic cities and states.
Rosalynn Carter tributes will highlight her reach as first lady, humanitarian and small-town Baptist – (Associated Press)
AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Rosalynn Carter will make her final journey to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center on Monday as her family begins three days of memorials for the former first lady and global humanitarian who died Nov.
How did humans get to the brink of crashing climate? A long push for progress and energy to fuel it – (Associated Press)
Amidst record-high temperatures, deluges, droughts and wildfires, leaders are convening for another round of United Nations climate talks later this month that seek to curb the centuries-long trend of humans spewing ever more greenhouse gases into the atmosph…
North Korea vows more satellite launches, beefs up military on border – (Reuters)
North Korea warned on Monday it would continue to exercise its sovereign rights, including through satellite launches, while its troops were reported to be restoring some demolished guard posts on the border with South Korea.
Biden hopes for extension as Israel-Hamas truce enters final day – (Reuters)
U.S. President Joe Biden said he hoped the temporary truce between Israel and Hamas can go on as long as hostages are being released, after the militant group freed 17 more people, including a 4-year-old Israeli-American girl.
Court document claims Meta knowingly designed its platforms to hook kids, reports say – (Associated Press)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook parent Meta Platforms deliberately engineered its social platforms to hook kids and knew — but never disclosed — it had received millions of complaints about underage users on Instagram but only disabled a fraction of those accou…
China's industrial profits extend gains as outlook improves – (Reuters)
Profits at China's industrial firms extended gains for a third month in October, adding to signs of a stabilising economy following a run of mostly upbeat data suggesting Beijing's support measures have helped bolster a tentative comeback.
Vietnam set to raise effective tax rate on multinationals as part of global deal – (Reuters)
Vietnam's parliament is set to approve on Wednesday a top-up tax for multinationals, which will raise the effective rate of the corporate levy to 15% from January in line with a global agreement.
Artist Zeng Fanzhi depicts 'zero-COVID' after a lifetime of service to the Chinese state – (Associated Press)
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — In one painting, a child sits, mouth wide open, as a worker in white medical garb extends a long cotton swab toward her tonsils. In another, a masked officer and medical workers stand guard in front of an apartment cordoned off with rop…
Irregular meals, benches as beds. As freed hostages return to Israel, details of captivity emerge – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Plastic chairs as beds. Meals of bread and rice. Hours spent waiting for the bathroom. As former hostages return to Israel after seven weeks of Hamas captivity, information about the conditions of their confinement has emerged.
Police arrest suspect in the shooting of 3 men of Palestinian descent near the University of Vermont – (Associated Press)
Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of three young men of Palestinian descent who were attending a Thanksgiving holiday gathering near the University of Vermont campus Saturday evening.
US Navy seizes attackers who held Israel-linked tanker. Missiles from rebel-controlled Yemen follow – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Armed assailants seized and later let go of a tanker linked to Israel off the coast of Yemen on Sunday before being apprehended by the United States Navy, officials said.