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Cohen Sentencing, Tabloid Deal Intensify Spotlight on Trump

The sentencing of one former ally of President Trump and the disclosure of a key agreement with another intensified the focus on Mr. Trump’s alleged role in coordinating efforts to suppress the stories of two women to protect his 2016 campaign......»»

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Kim"s Seoul Trip on Ice as Korean Detente Cools

Cracks in the hard-won detente between North and South Korea are emerging, raising doubts about the path ahead after a year of warming ties......»»

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Indian Stocks Surge as Investors Bet Central-Bank Independence Is Overrated

India lost its top central banker this week. That has fed a stock-market rally, despite fears about the independence of monetary policy......»»

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Canadian Michael Spavor Questioned in China Following Detention of Ex-Diplomat

The 43-year-old man has led academic, tourist and business delegations to North Korea through his nonprofit and accompanied Dennis Rodman to Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong Un......»»

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Trump Clashes With Democrats Over Spending Bill, Threatens Shutdown

President Trump sparred in public with top Democrats, declaring he would shut down the U.S. government if Congress refused to fund his proposed border wall......»»

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Global Stock Valuations Now at Five-Year Lows

The stumble in global equity markets this year has outrun a moderation in expectations for earnings growth, leaving stock valuations at their cheapest in about half a decade by some measures......»»

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China Detains Michael Kovrig, a Former Canadian Diplomat

Canadian and American officials said they were concerned about China’s detention of Michael Kovrig, as Ottawa found itself at the center of a diplomatic standoff over the arrest of Huawei’s finance chief......»»

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Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards---and the Water Underneath

Making a bet on climate change, the university’s $39 billion endowment has been snapping up farmland and the related rights. In a warming planet, few resources will be as strained as water. ‘It was surprising, the prices they were willing to pay.’.....»»

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Huawei CFO Case Hinges on an Offshore Puzzle

Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer said Huawei cut ties to Skycom—which is shrouded in mystery in part because of its opaque ownership and its dealings with Iran—in 2009. The U.S. says it didn’t......»»

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Australian Markets Catch a Cold as China Sneezes

The Australian stock market has suffered as Chinese growth slows and concerns about global economic health mount......»»

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Silicon Valley Helped Build Huawei. Washington Could Dismantle It.

Any U.S. actions against Huawei for alleged sanctions violations could devastate the Chinese company’s operations—and curtail business for U.S. tech companies......»»

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December Has Typically Been a Great Month for Stocks---Until Now

Since 1950, the S&P 500 in December has risen three-fourths of the time. But trade tensions, slowing global growth and central-bank tightening have roiled stocks and commodities, potentially spoiling the trend......»»

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Never Take Their Photos: Tracking the Commandos, North Korea"s Secret Export

Soldiers, companies and contractors still operate clandestinely around the world, in particular in Africa, despite U.N. prohibitions designed to curtail Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions. ‘We never ended our ties, they just moved underground.’.....»»

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U.S. Maintains Hard Line as Details Emerge in Trade Truce With China

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Nissan, Ghosn Charged With Underreporting His Compensation

Japanese prosecutors on Monday indicted former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges of underreporting his compensation on five years of Nissan’s financial reports, Kyodo News reported......»»

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Bernie Madoff"s Legacy: Whistleblower Inc.

Ten years ago, Bernie Madoff’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the biggest fraud in U.S. history, shocked the financial world. Now an industry of bounty-hunting tipsters aims to cash in on the next big fraud......»»

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China Vows "Severe Consequences" If Huawei Official Is Not Released

China demanded that Canada immediately release the Huawei Technologies finance chief or face ‘severe consequences.’.....»»

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Trump: Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave Toward Year-End

President Trump said that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his post toward the end of 2018. Mr. Kelly’s replacement—likely to be vice presidential aide Nick Ayers—is expected to be named in the coming days......»»

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U.S. Companies Feel Pinch as Tariff Costs Mount

American companies that import products are paying record amounts in customs duties as more tariffs imposed by the Trump administration take effect......»»

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American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned

For years, American entrepreneurs saw opportunities in China. But worsening costs, taxation, tech transfer and increased regulations are prompting foreign-owned businesses to throw in the towel......»»

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