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New Year’s Eve 2020: Pictures From Around the World

From Australia to New York City, people are gathering to ring in the new year with fireworks and musical celebrations. Here’s a collection of videos and images, updating as the clock strikes midnight around the world. Image Credit…Wagner Meier/Getty Images Fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. CreditCredit…Video by Sky…

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Angola Freezes Assets of Ex-President’s Billionaire Daughter

Angola has frozen the assets of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country’s previous leader, in a sign that the country’s current president is taking a tougher line against the former first family. President João Lourenço ended former-President José Eduardo dos Santos’ nearly 40-year grip on power in 2017 and…

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Ghosn says in Lebanon, having ‘escaped injustice’

FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo April 25, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – Former Nissan and Renault Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was barred from leaving Japan whilst awaiting trial on charges of financial…

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Asian shares lower as investors book decade-end profits

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on the last trading day of the decade, echoing falls on Wall Street, as investors locked in gains made since the United States and China reached a preliminary trade deal earlier this month. FILE PHOTO: Passersby are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage…

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MTN reviewing allegations after being named in U.S. complaint

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African telecoms firm MTN on Monday said it was reviewing allegations raised in a U.S. complaint which accuses several firms of paying protection money to militant Islamist groups in Afghanistan. FILE PHOTO: A worker walks past an outlet of South Africa’s MTN Group in Johannesburg, South Africa, February…

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Xinjiang, 7-Eleven, Hong Kong: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering China’s campaign to turn Xinjiang’s Muslims into an army of laborers and the arrest of a prominent geneticist who claimed to create the first genetically edited babies. We also share a few ways you can enter the new…

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Secret Video Offers Rare Look Inside Chinese Labor Program

Killing Khashoggi: How a Brutal Saudi Hit Job Unfolded NOW PLAYING Secret Video Offers Rare Look Inside Chinese Labor Program India’s Police Response to Protests Was Swift and Violent, Videos Show ‘Sent Candy’: Cockpit Tapes Show Russian Pilots Bombing Syrian Civilians We Proved Russian Pilots Bombed a Hospital. Then They Did It…

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Oil steady on trade pact optimism, stock draw; eyes on MidEast

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices hovered around three-month highs on Monday following a higher-than-expected crude inventory drawdown and optimism over an expected U.S-China trade deal, while traders kept a close eye on Middle East unrest. General view of the Fos-Lavera oil hub near Marseille, France, September 17. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier Markets showed little…

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