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China's Xi defends free trade in speech at Davos

Bumpy run-up to Trump inauguration gives Chinese leader convenient opportunity to claim assertive role on world stage.

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Prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong

Lee Jae-yong had denied allegations of bribery involving embattled President Park Geun-hye and her personal adviser.

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Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world

"Obscene" for so much wealth to be in hands of so few, says charity director Winnie Byanyima.

Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg

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Amazon's Mahatma Gandhi flip-flops prompt anger

Foreign ministry calls on US envoy to intervene with giant e-retailer as users decry sandal emblazoned with icon's face.

Gandhi flip-flops

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Mexico: US border tax could trigger 'global recession'

Economy minister says Donald Trump's proposed border tax to pay for a wall is "a problem for the entire world".

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Renault: Latest car maker targeted in 'dieselgate'

Following Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, Renault is being investigated over possible 'cheating' in diesel emissions.

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First new Airbus in decades arrives in Iran

The A321 jet, purchased after the nuclear deal with world powers, will mainly be used for domestic flights within Iran.

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Guilty VW to pay record $4.3bn over emissions scandal

Penalty is largest ever levied by the US government against an automaker as Volkswagen admits guilt to three charges.

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Samsung leader Jay Lee quizzed over corruption scandal

Prosecutor summons Samsung leader Jay Lee over donations made to firm linked to scandal involving president's friend.

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UAE to invest $163bn in renewable-energy projects

Oil-rich Arab Gulf state aims to generate almost half of its power needs from green sources and reduce fossil-fuel use.

Read more: UAE to invest $163bn in renewable-energy projects

   

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