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South Africa’s Ramaphosa cuts short Britain trip to deal with protests at home

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country’s North West province, his office said on Thursday.

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China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

Chinese naval forces have passed through waters south of Taiwan and carried out military exercises in the western Pacific, drills that self-ruled Taiwan has criticized as amounting to “intimidation”.

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Why Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wants young people to stay socially conscious and fully engage in politics

“We need young people to get engaged. We need to listen to them and see how they feel about the world,” Trudeau said.

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Just ask Goldman and P&G: Wall Street doesn’t care about your good earnings right now

Companies have been crushing earnings so far this quarter, but a strange trend is developing: Those that beat expectations are seeing their stock price fall.

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Fitch analyst says there’s ‘some scope’ for taking a more positive view on the UK

Better-than-expected data and improving public finances mean there could be an opportunity for ratings agency Fitch to take a more positive view on the United Kingdom.

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Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for conspiring to disrupt 2016 election

The Manhattan federal court action claims Trump campaign officials conspires with Russian officials and spies.

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The UK wants Zimbabwe back in the Commonwealth

Membership of the Commonwealth, a 53-nation bloc of former British colonies, could bring economic benefit to Zimbabwe.

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Euro zone reform needs to be done well, not quickly, Dutch finance chief warns

Wopke Hoekstra told CNBC that moving too quickly could be risky.

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Sanctions imposed on Russia present a ‘huge risk,’ energy minister says

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC Friday that U.S. sanctions are an excuse to gain economic advantage.

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The world’s most famous transport system could soon be too hot to ride

London’s transport system is facing its limits

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What inspired Kate Hudson to take on Fabletics — and how she’s dealt with taking business risks

“I felt like there’s a wide space in this market. It’s needed. I feel like women are going to love it,” the actor said.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger quits after 22 years in charge

Wenger has chosen to step down as manager at the end of the season, despite having another year to run on his contract.

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Alibaba buys Chinese chipmaker to aid internet of things business after ZTE ban

Alibaba has bought a Chinese microchip maker to further its cloud-based “internet of things” (IoT) business

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Las Vegas embraces solar power as MGM Resorts goes green

The project will be located 25 miles north of Las Vegas and have a capacity of 100 megawatts.

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African nations are slipping into a new debt crisis

Forty percent of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are now at high risk of debt distress — double the proportion of five years ago, the Financial Times reports.

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A chance to make ‘significant progress’ on NAFTA has arisen, Canada PM Trudeau says

Justin Trudeau said that he was looking for a deal that was “win, win, win” and would “stand up for the interests in Canada.”

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Debt restructuring measures for Greece could be finalized soon, Eurogroup president says

Mario Centeno told CNBC that European creditors, the IMF and Athens are inching towards a resolution.

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This robot can assemble IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

Scientists have taken three years to develop two robotic arms to perform the task

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Target leads the way as U.S. corporations look to go big on solar

American businesses are investing record amounts in solar, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba’s president

A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday.

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Nigeria’s Buhari hints at $15 billion deal with Shell, says ‘we are not doing too badly’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with Shell as part of talks he said were to secure investment in his country.

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Turkey has called a snap election and it’s all about power and a ‘deteriorating’ economy

Turkey’s president surprised markets Wednesday by announcing that he would hold snap presidential and parliamentary elections in June with experts saying the move is a sign of both panic and genius.

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There are two classes of workers in Silicon Valley and most tech firms show no concern

SurveyMonkey is breaking from the Silicon Valley norm and providing benefits to contract workers.

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Russia demands compensation for US steel tariffs

Moscow has joined other nations in seeking rebates from Washington via the World Trade Organization.

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Sony is teaming up with a US university to make robots that cook

The initial research and development will look into optimizing food preparation, cooking and delivery.

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Apple, Nvidia shares fall after a key Asian chip partner gives weak guidance

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing gave disappointing sales guidance due to the weak smartphone market.

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UK government proposes ban on plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers

The U.K. government unveiled the plans at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

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Unilever stands by outlook after first quarter meets expectations

Unilever reported first-quarter sales figures that met expectations, helped mainly by increases in the volume of products sold, and maintained its full-year outlook.

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China will ban more imports of scrap and waste products as part of war on pollution

China will ban the imports of 16 more scrap metal and chemical waste products from the end of this year.

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Indonesia is on path to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, finance minister says

Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Indonesia wants to focus on improving infrastructure before entering trade deals.