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Trump tariffs force tough choices at U.S. auto suppliers

WYOMING, Mich. (Reuters) - Bob Roth makes no bones about his feelings towards U.S. manufacturing. Read More

 

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Riven by crisis, Britain searches for Brexit emergency 'plan B'

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will try on Thursday to break the impasse in Britain's political elite over how to leave the European Union by searching for an emergency exit deal, though there is so far little sign of compromise. More »

 

China brushes off outrage over death sentence, Canada fires back

BEIJING/SHERBROOKE, Quebec (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it was "not worried in the slightest" by mounting international concern over the death sentence handed to a Canadian for drug smuggling. More »

 

Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei. More »

 

Stock markets mixed in Asia, pound finds some peace

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks nudged higher on Thursday after see-sawing through a subdued session on concerns over China's economic outlook, while an anti-climactic end to the latest chapter in the Brexit saga offered sterling a moment's peace. More »

 

China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen: Reuters poll

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is expected to cool further this year as domestic demand weakens and exports are hit by U.S. tariffs, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, reinforcing views Beijing will need to roll out more stimulus measures. More »

 

Sex seminar model who claimed Trump secrets deported from Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A model from Belarus who was arrested during a "sex training seminar" in Thailand and then claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was deported on Thursday. More »

 

Booming Qatar-Turkey trade to hit $2 billion for 2018 as Gulf rift drags on

DOHA (Reuters) - Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous last year and underscoring Ankara's solidified role as a top ally to Qatar amid a political rift in the Gulf region. More »

 

Exclusive: British Lotus cars to be 'Made in China' at new Geely plant: documents

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese owner of Lotus plans to start producing the British sports car brand in China for the first time with the opening of a new 9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) factory in Wuhan city, company job advertisements and government documents showed. More »

 

Japan Tobacco ratchets up smokeless war with new products

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc <2914.T> on Thursday unveiled two "heat-not-burn" products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International Inc for a larger share of the vaping space with conventional cigarettes steadily falling out of favor. More »

 

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